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Application of basic principles of science to atmospheric chemistry and climate change. Principles and topics covered include: atoms and molecules, what energy is and why it is conserved, alternative energy, absorption of light, the difference between climate change and the ozone hole, and possible solutions to environmental problems. Lecture and optional laboratory. Appropriate for nonscience majors with little or no science background; education students, or for intended science majors wishing to review elementary physical scientific principles. Meets General Education requirements for laboratory physical science (if laboratory taken; otherwise meets physical science lecture course requirement). Not for majors credit in the sciences.

Credits: 1-4


Natural Science


Satisfies general education physical science requirement; if  laboratory taken, then satisfies general education  physical education laboratory course requirement. 

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