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Suggested Year of Study:Any
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FST

Chemistry Supporting Group

Medium of InstructionEnglish



Course Description

This course is designed for students that are non-chemistry majors and will be taught with a physical science basis. This course relates application of chemistry to the benefits of modern society. It provides an introduction to the study of the properties and changes in matter. Course emphasizes topics such as: sustainable future, global climates, energy usage followed by their applications in synthetic plastics, medical drugs, food nutrition, genetic engineering, and modern materials.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. describe and evaluate ways in which the society advances through gaining and applying knowledge of chemistry;

2. describe the benefits and/or hazards in the use and management of materials through their own experiences with examples;

3. articulate how chemistry and its application shape ways of life in society, in the past and in future.