Environmental Chemistry

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Chemistry

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Chemistry, Environmental Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Freshman level chemistry courses (LIET151 and LIET152 or equivalent) are prerequisites.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    In this course, students will have chances to learn chemical principles operating in the natural and altered environment. Specifically, it covers the chemistry of surroundings, the environment on and near the Earth's surface including the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the terrestrial environment through basic understanding of physical, organic and inorganic chemistry.

    Course Objectives

    The main purpose of this course is to help students to build problem solving skills for various existing and emerging environmental problems through theoretical understanding of chemical principles used for describing environmental processes. Specifically, students are expected to learn chemistry of the atmosphere, global climate change, the hydrosphere, water pollution and water/wastewater treatment, soils and ecosystem services, solid wastes, and risks of synthetic chemicals.


    van Loon and Duffy, 2011. Environmental Chemistry - A Global Perspective, 3rd ed. Oxford Univ. Press
    and other material

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations