Title

CHEM1100-SC.Chemistry and Society.F13.Faculty,St Catherine

Faculty Name

St Catherine Faculty

Document Type

Syllabi

School

CLA

Department

ACTC

Course Subject

ACTC

Course Number

1100

Course Section

SC

Course Title

Chemistry and Society

Academic Term and Year

Fall 2013

Credits

4.00

Hamline Plan Letter

N

Area of Study

ESTD, PHED, SCIN

Course Description

Goals: To introduce and develop some basic principles of chemistry and demonstrate how they affect humankind and the environment. Content: Basic principles of chemistry are introduced using a case study method. Topics include the ozone layer, global warming, acid rain, nuclear fission and fusion, nutrition, water as a natural resource, fossil and solar energy, and others. Special attention is paid to the social, economic and political contexts in which society deals with these issues. Models of chemical structure and bonding are developed as well as the basic concepts of thermodynamics, kinetics, and acid-base relationships. Taught: Annually. Prerequisite: None. High school chemistry is not required. Note: You may not take CHEM 1100 if you have already completed CHEM 1130: General Chemsitry I. Credits: 4 credits

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