Jan 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]
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CHEM 108 - How Chemistry Works [GEKN]


This lab course serves as an introduction to chemistry for those who have little or no background in chemistry and who wish to become better-informed citizens and consumers. Lab experiments and activities focus on a variety of fundamental scientific practices and skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore topics of interest through designing and conducting experiments.

Credit 1 hr May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Winter

Prerequisites - CHEM 107  or FERM 101  Course may be taken concurrently
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing


Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - This course is a laboratory course designed specifically for non-science majors who are interested in learning more about the multitude of ways that chemistry impacts their daily lives. The main objective of the course is for students to develop introductory laboratory research and literacy skills. As such, the content of the lab experiments are not tied to specific knowledge gained from a particular introductory lecture course. When combined with one of its associated lecture course, CHEM 108 students actively participate in a well-rounded set of experiences to help them discover and apply fundamental chemistry topics and practices in the everyday world. Through this pairing of courses, students develop the skills to find and interpret quality resources that allow them to investigate topics of interest to them and how those topics relate to chemistry. In this manner, CHEM 108 paired with CHEM 107  meets the Natural Science requirements in the Knowledge of the Disciplines  portion of the General Education  program.

Keywords: chemistry , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Sciences (GEKN) 
Updates: Approved for GEKN 11/2015, effective Fall 2016; New Course 11/2015, effective Fall 2016


Winter 2022 Course Sections

Fall 2021 Course Sections




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