A study of basic chemical principles and how chemistry relates to topics of current interest, such as energy and environmental matters. This course is designed specifically for non-science majors and will not count toward the Chemistry major or minor. No previous chemistry is necessary. Optional 2 hour lab portion of this course is CHM103L. 

This course explores the intersection of chemistry with various disciplines such as art, the environment and history. Students will study the chemical techniques used to produce, restore, and conserve art. Additionally students will learn different methods used to analyze how environmental factors can affect art and places of historical importance. Through international travel students will explore a variety of museums and historical sites and apply their knowledge of these chemical techniques. Site visits arranged in the host country will be used to demonstrate chemical principles and methods firsthand.

This course will focus on naming and understanding the reactions and properties of organic molecules bearing functionalities not covered in CHM201. These include: conjugated alkenes, aromatic rings, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, nitrates, and amines.