New Perspectives and Technology for Environmental Sustainability
JOSE MANUEL LOPEZ TORAN
This course aims to provide students with the tools to tackle the questions related to climate change. The course will be given by professors from the School of Environmental Science and Biochemistry and from the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
The course can be taken in conjunction with the afternoon Spanish Language and Culture classes which allow students to put into practice their language skills learned in class by taking part in the cultural visits throughout Toledo, a trip to Madrid as well as trips to other historical sites.
Module 1: Generating and Applying Climate Change Projections
Module 2: Monitoring the Impact of Climate Change
Module 3: The Tracking of Endangered Species
Module 4: Monitoring and Management of Protected Areas in Europe: Natura 2000 Network
Module 5: Air Quality
Module 6: Evaluation and Monitoring of the Soil Quality
Module 7: Land Remediation
Module 8: Advanced Techniques for the Treatment and Recycling of Solid Waste
Module 9: Evaluation and Monitoring of Water Quality
Module 10: Hydrology: Planning and Management
Apart from the theoretical contents of the Academic Program, the course concludes with a series of cultural tours around Toledo, which was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Additionally, students will take a walking tour of Madrid and visit the Prado Museum, visit areas which were talked about in the Academic Course, and take a tour of a winery in order to learn about the wine making process, one of the most typical products of Castilla-La Mancha and one which has had an increasingly strong international presence.