CHM 491 Chemistry in Societal Issues (3) MPC

Chemistry is involved in many of the societal issues facing this nation. In order to protect the environment, create new energy sources, improve health, and increase consumer product safety, understanding chemistry is critical to the problem-solving process. It is important for students in technical fields to understand the interface between the known chemistry and government regulations, public perception, and legal interpretations. Students critically evaluate and form positions on current issues of national interest.

Prerequisite: any 300-level chemistry course. Ideally suited for students who have taken the Thematic Sequence in chemistry.

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