Chemistry of the Environment
Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
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 drive 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 and satisfies the Foundation requirement for the Interdisciplinary Science minor. The course satisfies the Natural Sciences subject area for the Environmental Studies major and serves as an elective for Food Studies.
College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)
Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)
Campus: New York City (GV)
Course Format: Seminar (R)
Max Enrollment: 18
Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)
Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)
Seats Available: Yes
* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.
* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:10am EST 2/6/2023