Sustainable Chemistry in the Modern World (CHE2116.01)

Amber Hancock

Chemistry is everywhere. It is necessary for processes and products that sustain our existence. Because energy and production demands are always increasing to support our expanding population, the way in which we carry out these essential chemical processes is more important than ever. This course will establish the societal importance of green chemical practices and provide students the ability to make informed commentaries on our chemical practices, policies and future. Students will learn the principles of green chemistry by investigating ways we endeavor to reduce energy consumption, chemical waste production and make chemical processes safer for people and the planet. Chemistry concepts will be incorporated where relevant to understanding sustainable chemical practices. Over the course of the semester students will do research on sustainable chemistry and share their interpretations of processes, principles and policies through papers and presentations. Problems will be included where required for students to understand chemical concepts. No formal lab is included in this course.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 10:00am - 11:50am; Th 10:00am - 11:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, Amber Hancock, Areas of Study, Chemistry, Environment, Four Credit, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings.