Are you interested in environmental issues, but never got around to taking chemistry? Do you wonder why PFOA is transported by water, what the effect of drugs in wastewater is, or if frog mutations are pesticide related? To understand these and many other environmental questions, you need to know some chemistry. This introductory class is for people who want to learn the essential chemistry relevant to specific issues. Topics of interest to the class will be worked into the syllabus. We will examine questions mainly through research literature, popular press, and some text references. You will be expected to participate in class discussions, present your ideas and questions, and complete a final project.