Chemistry of the Environment

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Chemistry of the Environment

Fall 2021

Taught By: Bhawani Venkataraman

Section: A

CRN: 3367

Credits: 4

Chemistry, while being responsible for many environmental challenges, also contributes to our understanding of these issues towards identifying policies and solutions that address them. In this introductory course, chemical principles will be discussed through the following contexts (i) access to safe drinking water, (ii) why do fossil fuels drives our economies, and (iii) polymers, plastics, and "green" alternatives. The course demonstrates why a chemical understanding is necessary to investigate these environmental and social challenges. At the same time, the course aims to illustrate the importance of interdisciplinary approaches, connecting the science to other disciplines towards identifying socially just policies and solutions that protect planetary health. The final project explores the intersection of chemistry with other fields in identifying socially just policies and solutions to address the global challenge in access to safe drinking water. This course is a required Foundation course for the Interdisciplinary Science major. The course also satisfies the Foundation requirement for the Interdisciplinary Science minor and serves as an Elective for Food Studies. After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:00pm 10/25/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 464

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021