CHEM Course Listing

Chemistry in the Modern World (CHEM 121, 3 Credits)
(For students not majoring or minoring in science.) An exploration of chemistry as it relates to human life and the environment. The goal is to use a working knowledge of chemical principles, scientific reasoning, and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about health and safety matters. Discussion examines natural processes and human factors in the modern world using the principles of chemistry and the scientific method. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 102, CHEM 103, CHEM 104, CHEM 105, CHEM 107, CHEM 121, CHEM 297, or GNSC 140.

Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 297, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite(s): MATH 115 (or MATH 107 and MATH 108). An examination of the chemistry of environmental systems. The aim is to identify and evaluate fundamental principles of chemistry in relation to environmental systems. Discussion covers the nature of atoms, types of bonding, functional groups, chemical reactivity, and chemical interactions. Topics also include migration of chemicals through the environment, the role of basic chemistry in biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on biogeochemical cycles through the use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 102, CHEM 103, CHEM 104, CHEM 105, CHEM 107, CHEM 121, CHEM 297, or GNSC 140.