Chemistry

Courses for non-science majors:

Nonscientists are encouraged to consider CHEM114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 148, 160, 198 or CHEM141/142 as part of their program to meet NSM requirements. CHEM114 is a survey course that deals with environmental and social chemical issues. CHEM116 describes the basic aspects of plant chemistry and biochemistry. CHEM117 covers basic aspects of human chemistry and molecular biology. CHEM118  provides an interdisciplinary view of the DNA. CHEM119 studies the basic chemistry of several diseases including AIDS, cancer, bacterial infections, and the drugs used to treat them as well as psychotherapeutic drugs. CHEM120 covers ethical questions about scientific research. CHEM148 perspectives of science: science and art. CHEM160 teaches historical ideas of natural sciences and mathematics in a context of associated ideas in art, music and literature. CHEM198 gives an overview of the modern criminal forensics procedures with hands-on experience. These courses are essentially qualitative in nature. CHEM141/142 is an introduction to chemistry, which includes quantitative material. CHEM141,can be taken as a single-semester course toward the NSM requirements and can be taken by students who have had no high school chemistry.