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CHEM-100: Molecules and Life in the Modern World

General Information

  • Name: Molecules and Life in the Modern World
  • Discipline: Chemistry
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: MATH 120 or higher

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces chemistry with emphasis on impacts on human society, environmental issues, energy sources and life processes. Includes four laboratory experiences.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of CHEM 100, Molecules and Life in the Modern World, (defined as a 75% course score or better) learners will be able to:

  • Describe and balance at least three different types of chemical reactions (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the function of subatomic particles in atoms (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role chemicals play in our environment (GE #1);
  • Illustrate and explain the role chemicals play in our daily lives and our health (GE #1);
  • Draw conclusions with basic calculations of and from four (4) non-major’s chemistry laboratory experiences (GE #1, #3).

III. Topics

All students will have a basic (one semester of a non-traditionally-lab-experienced one-semester course) knowledge of chemistry; including basic concepts of atoms, molecules, chemical reactions, terminology, and their applications to human health and our environment.

Scheduled CHEM-100 classes:

Fall 2016