PLSCS 3650

PLSCS 3650

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Overview of the chemistry of the biosphere and biogeochemical processes that control the fluxes, concentrations, and bioavailability of essential elements and pollutants in soil, air, and water. Gives particular attention to soil's function as a filter for contaminants. Describes the history of environmental contamination by xenobiotics and heavy metals, with emphasis on behavior and properties of pollutants that pose the greatest risk to human and ecological health.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CHEM 1560 or CHEM 2070-CHEM 2080.

  • Explain the basic chemical nature and composition of soils, water and the atmosphere.
  • Describe how elements and organic chemicals, both natural and anthropogenic, are mobilized, cycled and modified or degraded in the soil, water and air of the biosphere.
  • Communicate the degree to which human activity contaminates our environment and impacts ecosystems and the health of plants and animals.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2638 PLSCS 3650   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1560 or CHEM 2070-2080.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19000 PLSCS 3650   LEC 002

    • MF Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McBride, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: CHEM 1560 or CHEM 2070-2080.