Chemistry

An introductory course providing a survey of general chemical principles and their application to current environmental and social issues. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, energy, reaction chemistry, solutions, and nuclear power. (Not open toward a major program in biology, chemistry, geology, or chemistry/physics.) Fall, Spring.

Lecture-lab course providing a survey of general chemical principles. Topics include matter, energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reaction chemistry, and radioactivity. Knowledge of algebra, exponentials, and logarithms is expected. Three-hour lecture, two-hour laboratory. (Not open toward a major program in biology, chemistry, geology, or chemistry/physics.) Fall, Spring.

The first course in a one-year sequence covering fundamental chemical principles and concepts, including stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, periodicity, gases, and thermochemistry. Previous chemistry recommended. For students who plan to take further chemistry courses. Knowledge of algebra, exponentials and logarithms is expected. Math assessment exam required. Includes two-hour laboratory. Fall.

Forensic science is the interdisciplinary application of science to law. The course will explore the forensic aspects of famous trials, scientific advances, and media coverage. Using a case study approach, students will learn forensic techniques, which will ultimately be applied to the production or analysis of mystery fiction. Prerequisites: ITW 101 and IQL 101. Fall, Spring.