Chemistry 1005 Applied Environmental Chemistry
Instructor: Nicholas H. Snow
McNulty Hall Room 113
This course is designed to support and extend the concepts developed in CHEM 1001, with laboratory and research work. Emphasis will include studies of atmospheric, water and soil chemistry, chemical synthesis and analysis, with an emphasis on the impact of mans activities on the environment. This course is required for Environmental Studies minors, but is open to anyone wishing a continuation and laboratory complement to CHEM 1001. This course does not fulfill any requirements for students majoring in the sciences or health professions.
Combination of weekly 1-2 page laboratory reports (40%), 3 term papers (40%) and a final exam (20%).
Most of the experiments are obviously environmental in nature, but some that relate to synthesis and other areas are included, as these processes also impact the environment, sometimes in very subtle ways.
Three term papers will be required during the semester. These will be 5-7 page, double spaced papers on student-selected topics from current events. Students will be asked to critically evaluate the popular views of environmental issues, as they are expressed in the print and internet media.
Laboratory reports are due weekly. These will be 2-page single spaced papers describing the experiment that the student has completed in the laboratory.
Attendance at all laboratories is mandatory. For the safety of all students, if more than two laboratories are missed for any reason, you may be asked to withdraw from the course.