CHM-100 : Chemistry and Society

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Chemistry
Subject:
Chemistry
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
4
An opportunity for the non-science major to learn chemical principles and methods in order to engage in decision-making activities related to real world societal issues that have important chemistry components. A few case studies, which may include global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain, energy conservation, and drug discoveries, are used to introduce the chemistry on a need-to-know basis. In every instance, the chemistry is set in its political, social, ethical, economic, and international context. Students are encouraged to use their analytical and critical thinking skills to evaluate information and assess the risks and benefits related to the issues studied. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week. 4 credits FULFILLS NATURAL SCIENCES LAI REQUIREMENT.