Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Chemistry of the Atmosphere
Spring 2023
Taught By: Bhawani Venkataraman
Section: A

CRN: 13606

Credits: 4

Over its history, the composition of Earth’s atmosphere has varied, at times quite dramatically and with consequences for life on the planet. However, since the age of humans Earth's atmospheric composition has changed in unprecedented ways. This course discusses the chemistry of atmospheric processes and how human activity in altering the composition of the atmosphere drives chemical reactions that have consequences on human and ecosystem health. Chemical principles are applied towards understanding the chemistry of acid rain, smog, and stratospheric ozone depletion. The significance of chemical research in revealing molecular-level details of atmospheric chemical transformations and helping inform regulations such as the Clean Air Act in the US and the Montreal Protocol will be discussed through primary and secondary literature. The course culminates with a final project where the class explores the intersection of air quality and environmental justice. This course satisfies the Intermediate Level requirement for the IS major. Prerequisite: LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 5:20am EDT 9/29/2023