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Chemistry 100 - Chemistry and Society - Daniel Evans

Course:Chemistry and Society
Professor:Daniel Evans
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Hello. We are going to work to be familiar with the scientific process, such that we can apply elements of it to current topics.  We will learn the chemical nature of matter including energy changes, classes of matter, phases of matter and properties. We will examine some of the issues of society that have a chemical basis or component to them. 

Course Description

The goal of CHEM100 is to cultivate scientific literacy, enabling you to learn chemistry in the context of your own lives, and address significant issues facing science and the world. The course is designed to provide a general educational exposure to the physical sciences, specifically chemistry, and is not recommended for science majors. Introduction to chemistry course for non-science majors. Topics covered include: measurements, classification of matter, bonding, reaction chemistry, solutions, energy, power, and climate change. The principles of Green Chemistry will be highlighted throughout the semester. Global warming, alternate fuels, nutrition, and acid rain are examples of issues that are covered.

What to Expect in this Course

The course will lead you through the materials, directing you to the section to read, providing some videos on the materials and how to solve problems. 
We will then have discussions on Canvas to explore these topics more. We will explore the application of the scientific method, and we will explore topics from society that are impacted or involve chemistry. 
We will then have a project to delve deeper into one of these topics.

Types of Assessments

This course will have weekly online homework using a commercial vender. There will be frequent online quizzes. There is required participation in discussion groups/activities. Plus there required projects

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Textbook Title: Sapling Plus for 21st Century Chemistry (Single term access), this will include online access to the book “21st Century Chemistry (ISBN-10: 1-39-25658-9)

Please wait to purchase the book until I figure out the homework system, there may be a package deal.

Other Relevant Course Information

You have to be active (defined by interacting with the course on Canvas) by the end of the first official day of class, and submitting assignments by the first Friday, to not be dropped as a “no show”. You have to be regularly submitting assignments during the first two weeks, or you will be dropped on Census day as “inactive”.

To get added the course, it is best if you are on the wait list. You should contact me the first day through Wednesday of the first week, to state your desire to add the course. We will communicate by email from there until if or when you get added, if added, we will start interacting through the course/Canvas. 

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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 977