Chemistry in Modern Society

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: half of 300

Intended for a broad audience, including nonscientists. Not intended for those students (Chemistry majors and others) with a strong Chemistry background. Familiarizes students with chemistry as experienced in daily life. Covers subjects such as food, drugs, materials, personal care products, energy and pollution. The choice of topics will be influenced by current controversial aspects of chemistry. Discussions will emphasize how to obtain and apply information in order to reach informed decisions on topics where chemistry plays a role.


  • Not open for credit to students registered in or with credit in CHEM 212 or CHEM 213.

Undergraduate course in Chemistry offered by the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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