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Richard H Gammon
ENVIR 450
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Environmental Studies

Format may range from seminar/discussion to formal lectures to laboratory or modeling work.

Class description

Spring 2011 - Environmental Chemistry (ENVIR 450 E)

The goal of this course is to provide in a single quarter a solid introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry in the context of the Earth system as modified by human activity. The chemical concepts are introduced as needed to illuminate and quantify environmental issues such as climate change, air/water quality, energy, etc. The course, designed primarily for students not majoring in the physical sciences, will consist of weekly lectures, demonstrations, homeworks, quiz sections, a midterm exam and a final exam. There is no lab.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stanley Choi
Date: 03/03/2011