\r\n","Order":1},{"ID":"2e5f053b-8835-4692-be49-41f07234cfff","Title":"Prerequisites","Description":"None. However, the module does use simple mathematical models to describe the atmosphere. So if you are particularly uncomfortable with mathematical expressions, you may wish to consider a different module. In the words of Galileo, "Nature is written in the language of mathematics".

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\r\n","Order":3},{"ID":"5e5f053b-8835-4692-be49-41f07234cfff","Title":"Synopsis","Description":"In the second half of the 18

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\r\n2. The birth of our atmosphere and its evolution (1 lecture)

\r\n3. The physical structure of the atmosphere (2 lectures)

\r\n4. Biogeochemical cycles (1 lecture)

\r\n5. Elementary photochemistry and kinetics (2 lectures)

\r\n6. Stratospheric ozone (4 lectures)

\r\n7. Tropospheric air pollution (3 lectures)

\r\n8. Greenhouse gases and global warming (2 lectures)

\r\n9. The Gaia hypothesis (1 lecture)

\r\n10. Eco-philosophy and environmental politics (1 lecture)

\r\n

\r\nThis syllabus may be subject to minor changes at a later date. The approximate number of lectures is given in brackets.

\r\n

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\n

- \n\t
- \n\t\tMid-term test - 15% (Date: TBA); \n\t
- \n\t\tEssay - 25%; \n\t
- \n\t\tWeekly online quizzes - 10%; and, \n\t
- \n\t\tIn-class MCQ and surveys - 10%. \n

\n

\nThe mid-term test and the final examination are MCQ and will be closed book.

\n

\nOverall: CA 60%; Final Exam 40%.

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