CHEM 115 - Our Environment and Its Chemistry [GEKN]
Examines the relevance of chemistry to the problem of how humans relate to the environment. It is designed for humanities and other non-science majors. No previous mathematics or chemistry is required. In order to satisfy four credits of Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Science portion of the General Education program, CHEM 116 must be taken concurrently.
Credit 3 hrs Normal (A-F)
May not be repeated for additional credit
Course Rotation: Fall, Winter, and Summer II
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Our Environment and Its Chemistry and its required companion laboratory course (CHEM 116 ) examine the relevance of chemistry to the problem of how humans relate to the environment. This pair of courses explores some of the major environmental issues of our time, such as global warming, air and water pollution and energy consumption. During the discussion of these problems, chemical concepts are introduced as a tool to understand the scientific basis of possible solutions. The courses are designed for non-science majors and in this context they discuss many of the basic concepts, theories and techniques that are fundamental to the chemical sciences. The aim of the course is to enable students to examine science-related societal issues using the basic knowledge and tools of chemistry and to evaluate proposed solutions to the issues using a scientific approach.
Additional Information: Course does not count toward a Chemistry major or minor
Keywords: chemistry , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Sciences (GEKN)
Updates: Change to title 3/2015, effective Fall 2015; Course Rotation added 1/2015
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