Chemistry for Everyone

Spring 2018
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

John Kirkpatrick
environmental chemistry, molecular biology and ecology, oceanography

Chemistry lies at the center of many disciplines that  touch upon our everyday lives, from the food we eat, the energy we use, the places we live, to the cells that make up our selves. As foundational knowledge applicable and useful to all humans, this course aims to provide college-level experience in chemistry and how it connects to and ties together diverse fields such as environmental science, geology, physics, engineering, math, and others. Topics include the composition and structure of matter; forms of energy and energy transfer; elements and molecules; reactions and equilibrium; and the basic tenets of science and how we know what we know. This introduction  is not intended to provide prerequisites for upper-division science courses, but instead provide exposure to different aspects of the physical sciences that will be useful for many students wishing some knowledge of these topics to help guide future course and career paths.

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Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

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Advertised schedule:

Tu/Th 6-8p

2017-09-06New Spring Quarter Offering Added