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    William Paterson University
  Nov 17, 2017
2017-2018 Undergrad Catalog

CHEM 1200 Chemistry in Perspective

An introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry emphasizing its historical development as a human endeavor. The nature of the scientific method is emphasized, along with an elucidation of the pervasive application of chemistry in modern technology and society. The course is intended to acquaint students with the extent to which chemical knowledge is used to sustain our way of life, from the maintenance of the food supply, to the development of pharmaceuticals and materials. The course provides basic knowledge of the nature of atoms and molecules, chemical reactivity and energy, which establishes the foundation for appreciating the chemical world. In addition to this basic information, the course provides a survey of applications of chemistry that impact our daily life. Students will be charged an additional Chemistry Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
Credits: 4.0