Chemistry of the Environment

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Chemistry of the Environment
Fall 2024
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 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 (NSM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 1:52am EDT 7/16/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 464
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/15/2024