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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.

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. This course includes a lecture and laboratory experience.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The scientific method, the basic structure of matter, nuclear processes, acids and bases. Chemistry of the earth, air, and oceans. Consumer chemistry, including chemistry of household cleaners and over-the-counter medications. The laboratory component gives students experience with the concepts discussed in class.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Learn basic principles of atomic structure and chemical bonding.

Apply chemical principles to everyday experiences (food, health, consumer products, etc.)

Understand science's methods of gaining knowledge.

Perform experiments illustrating basic and applied chemistry.
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. Competency with basic mathematical operations is assumed.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2001