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Spring 2011
Apr 16,2014
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CHEM 312 - CHEMISTRY IN CURRENT TOPICS
Chemistry touches many areas of our lives, and this course will focus on three particular topics: (1) Environmental Chemistry. This segment focuses on the application of fundamental principles of organic, physical, and analytical chemistry to issues of environmental quality, including air, water, soil, and climate; (2) Food Chemistry. This segment addresses the biochemistry of food and nutrition; and (3) Forensic Chemistry. In this segment, chemical approaches and techniques related to forensic science and homeland security will be discussed. This course relates all areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry) to issues important in today's world. It is particularly intended for those students interested in chemical education. It will relate to the topics covered in the Chemistry Praxis examination. This course does not satisfy degree requirements for the chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental science major, nor does it apply to the chemistry minor. Students will independently develop laboratory activities suitable for young (high school or earlier) students or the general public relating to each segment of the course. These can be designed for a laboratory or public setting. In this course, students will learn: (1) Basic principles and concepts of environmental chemistry; (2) Basic principles and concepts of food chemistry and biochemistry; (3) Basic principles and concepts of forensic chemistry; (4) How to relate the fundamentals of organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry to each of these topics; and (5) How to develop hands-on activities that illustrate important topics in environmental, food, and forensic chemistry.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      BS-Chemistry
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

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