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Chemistry and Biochemistry (CH)
91 Klamath, 541-346-4601
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  CH 111   Intro Chem Principles >3 4.00 cr.
Chemical concepts for students in health care, biological applications, and environmental studies. Topics include atomic structure, solutions, acids, bases, stoichiometry, equilibrium, biomolecules, and organic functional groups. Lecture, demonstration.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Baldock BE-mail
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereq: MATH 095.
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  40519 60 100 1400-1550 mtwrf
6/26-7/23
100 WIL Baldock B !
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
June 27:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
June 28:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded)
June 29:   Last day to change to or from audit
June 29:   Add this course
June 29:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
July 3:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
July 5:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
July 13:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
July 13:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
Chemistry, the central science, is fascinating because it plays a significant role in everyone's lives and touches almost every aspect of our existence is some way. CH 111 is an introductory chemistry course designed for students with a limited background in chemistry. Topics include atomic structure and theory, bonding, molecular shape, intermolecular forces, stoichiometry, and reactivity. Special topics include green chemistry, Life Cycle Assessment, polymers and macromolecular structure and function. If you are majoring in liberal arts, education, finance, pre-law or any other non-science area, this course will help you to become a more informed citizen, consumer, and policy maker. You will gain the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to analyze technical challenges facing you today and in the future. If your major is biology or psychology, this course will give you the necessary chemical background for BI 211 and 212 and for psychology courses discussing drugs, medicines, and physiology. As a chemistry student, you will be learning a new scientific language. This new language will enable you to explore a variety of phenomena using macroscopic and sub-microscopic terms and symbolic representations. Success in this course requires not only an understanding of the basic vocabulary, facts and concepts, but also the ability to critically analyze relationships between phenomena and to apply knowledge to novel situations. In addition to lectures, there will be classroom activities, demonstrations and study assignments designed to help you develop the critical thinking skills necessary for a successful chemical adventure. The only prerequisite for this course is MATH 95. Take a moment and look around you? Chemistry is everywhere in our modern society. Chemistry is involved in everything from providing adequate food, clothing and shelter to designing cleaner and more efficient sources of energy, developing new materials for modern medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, and creating new modes of communication and data storage. Chemistry is central to matters of public concern including improvement of health care and conservation of natural resources. In fact, chemistry is critical for redesigning chemical products and processes in a way that minimizes or eliminates negative impacts on human health and the environment. It's truly amazing how the behavior of atoms, molecules, and ions determines the sort of world we have to live in, our shapes and sizes, and even how we feel on a given day.
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