Spring 2019 - CHEM 399 D100
Special Topics in Chemistry and Society (3)
Class Number: 5118
Delivery Method: In Person
Selected topics in chemistry and its role in broader society, with an emphasis on using chemistry to solve technological, environmental and economic challenges. Intended for non-science students. Faculty of Science students may take this course as an elective, but may not apply this course toward their upper division program requirements. Breadth-Science.
This offering of CHEM 399 will focus on the chemistry of consumer products. Contrary to popular belief, not all chemicals are harmful. How do we separate fact from fiction when it comes to the products we purchase on a daily basis? What exactly are all those scary-looking ingredients on food labels and listed on the side of your shampoo bottle? Where do they come from? Are they natural? Synthetic? Does it matter? This course will provide an introduction to everyday chemicals, with an emphasis on critically evaluating claims regarding their impact on your health and on the environment.
- Assignments & In-Class Quizzes 30%
- In-Term Exams 20%
- Oral Presentation 10%
- Final Exam 40%
The in-term exam will be 50 minutes, in class.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS