Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 297, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite(s): MATH 115 (or MATH 107-108). An examination of the chemistry of environmental systems. The aim is to identify and evaluate fundamental principles of chemistry in relation to environmental systems. Discussion covers the nature of atoms, types of bonding, functional groups, chemical reactivity, and chemical interactions. Topics also include migration of chemicals through the environment, the role of basic chemistry in biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on biogeochemical cycles through the use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 102, CHEM 103, CHEM 104 CHEM 105, CHEM 107, CHEM 121, CHEM 297, or GNSC 140.