Chemistry in Context [CRN 77131]

103:
Discipline: Chemistry
Instructor: Zimmer
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 1510
End: 1630
Field Class: Day 5 - Livorno - Friday, 30 September | Italy
Prerequisites: None Download Syllabus

Description

This course is for non-science majors needing only one semester of chemistry. CHEM 103 is not a course about chemistry, but rather an introduction to important chemistry concepts or topics relevant to our ports of call, as well as global issues directly impacting you and the rest of humanity. Critical thinking skills will be combined with chemical principles, covered on a need-to-know basis, to enable you to make informed decisions about significant science-based issues that are facing all of us.

Field Class

Country: Italy
Day: 5 - Livorno - Friday, 30 September

Museo Galileo – We will find out where many of our scientific theories come from and what scientific instrumentation was available during the Renaissance. We will also meet Galileo’s thumb. International Laboratory for Plant Neurobiology (LINV) - At LINV they think of plants as highly sensitive organisms that actively and competitively forage for limited resources, both above and below ground; plants accurately compute their circumstances, use sophisticated benefit analysis, and take defined actions to mitigate and control diverse environmental insults. They believe plants are capable of a refined recognition of self and non-self and are territorial in behavior.  While at LINV we will learn to think about plants in a new way and see how new fields of study are born. Learning objectives:

  1. At the Museo Galileo we will not be travelling across the globe, but back in time.
  2. At the International Laboratory for Plant Neurobiology (LINV) we will learn to think about plants in a new way and see how new fields of study are born.
  3. Examine how science has changed