Chemistry for Everyone

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Spring 2018 quarter

Taught by

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.

Program Details

Fields of Study



Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tu/Th 6-8p

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning


2017-09-06New Spring Quarter Offering Added