Liberal Arts > Chemistry

General Information

  • Name: Molecules and Life in the Modern World
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Chemistry
  • Units (Credits): 3.00 - 4.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH120 or higher

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


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 2019