Courses for non-science majors:
Nonscientists are encouraged to consider CHEM114, 116, 117,
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.
is an introduction to chemistry, which includes quantitative material.
taken as a single-semester course toward the NSM requirements and can be
taken by students who have had no high school chemistry.