Environmental and Contaminant Geochemistry
Area of Study
Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course examines the characteristics, source and fate of metals and organic contaminants in natural and urban environments. Primary and secondary dispersion of elements and weather processes. Principles of vapour, water, soil, drainage sediments, rocks and vegetation geochemistry as applied to environmental assessments; aqueous geochemistry and contaminant modelling, with reference to Australian case studies. Introduction to sampling, analytical techniques and design of environmental surveys.Note/s: Fieldwork of up to 3 days duration will involve geochemical surveys at a contaminated site and students will incur some personal costs.Assumed knowledge of level 1 geology, geography or chemistry.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.