KJM9700 – Environmental Chemistry II
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course provides an integrated description of the chemical processes and equilibrium systems that determine mobility, transport, turnover and effects of chemical contaminants in air, soil and water. It also provides an introduction to natural chemical processes in the environment. The lectures are given by external and internal researchers with examples from our own current research.
The course will provide students with basic knowledge necessary to understand and predict effect of chemical contaminants in the environment.
You will learn about:
- Our main environmental challenges
- Chemical equilibriums in air, soil and water
- How to make distribution and stability diagrams
- Sources, transport and fate of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment
- Health and environmental effects of POPs
- Air pollution at different scales
- The greenhouse effect and global climate change
KJM9700 differs from KJM5700 in that you will learn to apply this knowledge in respect to the topic of your own Ph.D. thesis and to present this to the expert group in the Environmental Analysis.
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with KJM5700 – Environmental Chemistry II
30 hours lectures. The first lecture is mandatory. You also have to complete a project assignment. The subject of the assignment will be chosen in cooperation with the teacher responsible for the course and should preferably be related to your research project. Your project report has to be approved before you can attend the exam.
Oral examination counts 100 %. You also have to complete a project assignment. The subject of the assignment will be chosen in cooperation with the teacher responsible for the course and should preferably be related to your research project. Your project report has to be approved before you can attend the exam.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed exam at the beginning of the next semester.
New examinations are offered at the beginning of the next semester for students who do not successfully complete the exam during the previous semester.
We do not offer a re-scheduled exam for students who withdraw during the exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.