LSCI

3031

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Fall 2020

Taught By: Bhawani Venkataraman

Section: A

CRN: 4337

Credits: 4

Earth’s atmosphere has undergone significant changes over its history, resulting in the loss of species as well as allowing new species to evolve. Since the age of humans, the atmosphere has changed in ways unprecedented in Earth’s history. By discussing the chemistry of the atmosphere, this class will illuminate the significance of the atmosphere in supporting life on earth as well as the impact of human activity on this chemistry. Topics will include the chemistry of acid rain and air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, and climate change. The class will apply fundamental chemical principles to understand these topics and will look at the role of chemical research in informing policies and actions that address these environmental challenges. This course satisfies the Intermediate level requirement for the Interdisciplinary Science major. Pre-requisites: Chemistry of the Environment (or an equivalent undergraduate chemistry course)

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 12:25am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020