Green Chemistry: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBCE026-05
Vaknaam Green Chemistry: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Green Chemistry: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1.
interpret and apply the principles of green chemistry.
2.
explain and apply basic concepts and trends related to the role of science and technology in society (philosophy of science, ethics, technology and innovation theory and policy theory).
3.
analyze the interdependence of science (especially green chemistry) and society using concepts from philosophy of science, ethics, technology and innovation theory and policy theory.
4.
distinguish between scientific and ethical aspects when analyzing and discussing societal challenges related to sustainability.
5.
decide and substantiate a course of action when faced with a moral dilemma in his/her role as a scientist as part of a broader societal context.
Omschrijving The course allows the students to develop a critical and responsible attitude towards their own role as a scientist (more specifically chemical engineer) and the consequences of their actions in a broader societal context. Students will be engaged into thinking about scientific and innovative practices that can address the global challenges of our time in a collaborative, ethical and sustainable ways. To understand the relations between science (more specifically green chemistry) and society a number of basic elements from green chemistry, ethics, philosophy of science, innovation and policy making will be introduced.
Students will practice applying these elements in (the assessment of) debates, controversies and cases related to the large societal challenges of our time, including themes such as responsible research and innovation, energy and sustainability, and the role of science and engineering in it. They will do this in project work with groups of 4 students.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(For pass mark, see remarks.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator M.J. van den Nieuwenhof-Schilstra, MSc.
Docent(en) G.R. Kamp ,dr. H.A.J. Mulder ,prof. dr. P.P. Pescarmona , M.J. van den Nieuwenhof-Schilstra, MSc. , J. Zevenberg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Syllabus `Green Chemistry: Technological, Societal and Ethical Aspects'. Updated each year. Freely available as pdf via Nestor or for on-demand printing cost at RUG repro. Science & Society Group RUG
If needed, supplementary articles and handouts will be made available via Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes that some knowledge and basic experience in skills like academic writing, presenting, finding scientific literature and collaborating are acquired in the BSc first year program and high school.
Opmerkingen Tutorials and presentation. Assignments are made during the tutorials. When tutorials (and thus assignments) are missed, students fail their assignment and will need to redo the assignment. Attendance of the presentation is also required. When missing the presentation, the presentation will have to be redone in order to receive a pass.

Pass Mark:
The exam will account for 70% of the grade: of which Green Chemistry (open questions 28%) and societal aspects (open questions 42%). Needs to be at least 5.0.
Tutorial assignments will need 'pass' to get a final grade.
The presentation will account for the remaining 30% of the final grade. The presentation will have to be at least 6.0.
Final grade of course should be >5.5

This course was registered last year with course code WBCH19004
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Chemical Engineering 2 semester II a verplicht
Pre-master/Fast-track for MSc Chemistry - CE  (Pre-master Chemical Engineering for IEM students) - semester II a verplicht