Chemical principles and information will be studied through the examination of thematic topics in the chemical sciences. Designed for students majoring in disciplines other than science and mathematics. Includes a laboratory experience.
The scientific analysis and study of ancient materials has greatly enhanced our understanding of the past. In this course for non-science majors, we will undertake a survey of archaeological materials and the science that is pertinent to the development of an understanding of such materials. Minimal prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed, and only basic math skills are required. Three lecture periods and one laboratory experience each week.
The materials available to artists and the properties of those materials have greatly affected the type of artistic work that has been produced. In this course for non-science majors, we will explore the intersection of chemistry with the visual arts. The chemistry of ceramic materials, glasses, and metals will be considered, along with the chemistry of pigments and painting. Minimal prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed, and only basic math skills are required. Three lecture periods and one laboratory experience each week.
A study of the basic concepts and principles of chemistry. Topics to be considered include stoichiometry, acids and bases, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics and thermodynamics. F7 awarded only with satisfactory completion of CHEM 120 and CHEM 125.
Co-requisite course for CHEM 120.
An experimental introduction to the physical and chemical properties of matter. One laboratory period a week.
An introduction to the chemical principles of water, soil, air and the biosphere, including those that govern the fate, transport and effects of chemical species in nature. The course will focus on the chemistry of natural systems as well as human impact on these systems. Various methods and modern analytical instrumentation will be introduced. . Three hours of lecture per week.
A general survey of elementary theory, preparation, reactions, and properties of the compounds of carbon, both aliphatic and aromatic, containing the most important functional groups.
A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics to be covered including various instrumental methods to determine molecular structures of organic compounds; reactions and preparations of carbonyl compounds, amines and aromatics. Lab co-requisite emphasis is placed upon synthesis and the common laboratory techniques encountered in organic chemistry. One hour of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.
Lecture topics include sampling, statistical analysis, experimental design and optimization, chemical equilibrium, and an introduction to modern instrumental analysis.
Laboratory experiments will apply the total analytical process, from collecting samples, chemical workup, and analysis. Experimental methods will include volumetric analysis and elementary instrumental analysis. Three hours of laboratory per week.
This service learning course allows students to work with local teachers to design chemistry experiments and exercises. Lecture topics include modern chemistry pedagogy.