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Chemistry in the Modern World
CHEM MOD WRLD
CLASS CODE: CHEM 100 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A basic course with emphasis on the applications of chemistry in areas of food, health, consumer products, natural and synthetic resources, energy, and environment. Designed for those majors requiring only a one-semester introduction to the modern applications of chemistry and those desiring a general education course in the physical sciences. (Offered Fall Semester and Winter Semester)
DESCRIPTION: A basic course with emphasis on the applications of chemistry in areas of food, health, consumer products, natural and synthetic resources, energy, and environment. Designed for those majors requiring only a one-semester introduction to the modern applications of chemistry and those desiring a general education course in the physical sciences.
TOPICS: The scientific method, the basic structure of matter, nuclear processes, acids and basis. Chemistry of the earth, air, and oceans. Consumer chemistry, including chemistry of household cleaners and over-the-counter medications. The laboratory componant gives students experience with the concepts discussed in class.
OBJECTIVES: Introduce students to a scientific approach to problem solving. Increase students' understanding of the chemical processes in the world. Develop students' ability to be informed consumers and participants in society.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies with instructor. Typically 4-5 exams, several quizzes, reading assignments and either an in-class presentation or a report.
PREREQUISITES: No previous chemistry course is required. Competancy with basic mathematical operations is assumed.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2001