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CHEM 110 (NW; QA) Chemical Concepts and Applications (1)

Chemical Concepts is a course designed for non-science majors. The course exposes students to the ways scientists think, to the power and the limitations of the scientific methods, and to the implications of our findings in political, social, economic, international, and ethical contexts. Relevant issues are used to introduce the chemistry rather than the other way around. Chemical concepts and facts are not introduced in a linear fashion but on a "need-to-know" basis to help students analyze complex issues from a chemical perspective. Topics covered may include studies of the ozone layer, global warming, nuclear energy, acid rain, and traditional and alternative energy sources. Laboratory required.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Understanding the Natural World; Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning (no star)
  • Offering: Fall and/or Spring
  • Instructor: Staff