ISCI 2000 T - Natural Laws

Fundamental concepts and their environmental application for the non-science student: properties of atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, nuclear processes, mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism; applications to energy production and consumption.
Precludes additional credit for ISCI 1002 (no longer offered). Not acceptable for credit in a Bachelor of Science program.
Prerequisite(s): ISCI 1001 or GEOG 1010 or permission of the Institute of Environmental Science.

This course examines the role that scientific information plays in understanding environmental issues. Students will learn to understand basic scientific principles and to communicate them to a broad, non-scientist audience.

CRN for section T: 33428

CRN for section TOD (optional Video On Demand service): 33430

In-class lecture time & location:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:35pm to 4:25pm, 404 SA

Instructor: Pamela Wolff

Pamela Wolff

About the instructor: I am a member of the Department of Chemistry at Carleton University, and have a particular interest in physical chemistry. I am also very interested in how science is communicated to the public. As a result, a course that investigates chemical and physical principles and how they inform some of the environmental issues that we deal with seems like a perfect fit for me.

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