This course will introduce non-science majors to the basic chemistry required to understand a variety of scientific topics currently in the news and affecting our community, and to see how chemistry is used in our society. Through laboratory exercises, students will develop the critical thinking skills to assess the risks and benefits of technology-based issues. By the end of this course, students will be able to critically evaluate scientific claims as presented in the popular press.
*It is strongly recommended that students take CHEM 1010 concurrently with this lab. The lecture serves to enhance the student’s understanding of the laboratory investigations.
**It is recommended that students take MATH 0970 prior to taking CHEM 1092 as an understanding of basic algebra is useful.
Students not meeting the IRW 0980 prerequisite may elect to take CSE 1101 as a Pre- or Corequisite to this course.