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CHEM 311 - Environmental Chemistry
Fall 2017, Section 01

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
001082 CHEM 311 01 Environmental Chemistry
08/21 - 12/04
9:00am - 12:00pm
3.0 Open Ries, Kate
Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: Science Education Center 311

Meeting Details
8/21/2017 - 12/4/2017 M 9:00am - 12:00pm Science Education Center 311 Ries, Kate

  • Note: First day attendance required except by instructor permission. Contact instructor for permission. CHEM 311 and 311L must both be in the cart at the same time when you register.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 23 Seats Remaining: 1

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
[MATH 115 - College Algebra AND CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I AND CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II; OR , MATH 120 - Precalculus AND CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I AND CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II]
  • Permission is required
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Full refund is available until August 27, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 20, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $682.59
Tuition -nonresident: $1,392.69
Approximate Course Fees: $103.41

Course Level


Labs: CHEM 311L

General/Liberal Education Category
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science Lab
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science
    • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
    • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
    • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
  • Goal 10 - People/Environment
    • Explain the basic structure and function of various natural ecosystems and of human adaptive strategies within those systems.
    • Discern patterns and interrelationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems.
    • Describe the basic institutional arrangements (social, legal, political, economic, religious) that are evolving to deal with environmental and natural resource challenges.
    • Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
    • Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.
    • Articulate and defend the actions they would take on various environmental issues.

This class addresses the principles of atmospheric chemistry, energy and climate changes, water chemistry, and soil chemistry. During the course of the semester, students will learn the chemistry behind modern challenges to our environment. It will include and examination of the sources, reactions, transport, and fates of different chemical species in the environment. The following topics will be covered: a) atmospheric chemistry and air pollution; b) energy and climate change; c) water chemistry and water pollution; d) toxic organic compounds e) wastes, soils and sediments.

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