Chemistry in Modern Society

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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