Course Descriptions

Chemistry

CHEM 102 Science of Food and Cooking (3)

Debbie Finocchio

debbief@SanDiego.edu  

CRN 130 Limit 16
3-week Pre Session (6/4 – 6/22)
M-F               
8:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.           
SCST-130 and SCST-349A
                                         

This course is designed for the non-science major with a focus on food, cooking and baking while introducing foundational concepts in chemistry and biochemistry. Using a variety of approaches including hands-on activities, students will learn the chemical and biochemical principles of food and cooking. Students will investigate the molecular structure and changes that take place in food and drink while cooking and baking. Topics may include: making cheese and ice cream, spices and hot sauces, caramelization and food browning reactions, molecular gastronomy, taste and smell, cakes and cookies and chocolate. Students will participate in inquiry-based laboratories integrated throughout the semester while designing and performing scientific experiments to investigate the nature of food and cooking. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 14.

CHEM 151 General Chemistry (3)

Ian Ball
ijball@sandiego.edu

CRN 114 Limit 20
6-week Session I (6/4 – 7/13)
M-TH             
9 a.m. – 11a.m.                      
SCST-133

Prerequisites: ( Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year or MATH 115 (Can be taken Concurrently) or MATH 130 (Can be taken Concurrently) or MATH 150 (Can be taken Concurrently)) and CHEM 151L (Can be taken Concurrently) Part 1 of a two semester lecture course which introduces the fundamental principles of modern chemistry. These principles, which include atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, reactivity, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, bonding, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, and states of matter, will be used in and expanded upon in more advanced courses. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 15. 

CHEM 151L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

Sarah Axford

saxford@sandiego.edu

CRN 115 Limit 20
6-week Session I (6/4 -7/13)
TTh                
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.                     
SCST-349
                                                        
Prerequisites: CHEM 151 (Can be taken Concurrently) Part 1 of a two-semester laboratory course which introduces the concepts and techniques of experimental chemistry. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, May 15.

CHEM 152 General Chemistry II (3)

Julia Schafer

jschafer@sandiego.edu 

CRN 116 Limit 20
6-week Session II (7/16 – 8/24)
M-TH                  
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.                             
SCST-133                                                                   

Prerequisites:(Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year or Passing the appropriate departmental placement test within the previous year or MATH 115 or MATH 130 or MATH 150) and CHEM 152L (Can be taken Concurrently) and (CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L) Part 2 of a two semester lecture course which introduces the fundamental principles of modern chemistry. These principles, which include atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, reactivity, stoichiometry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, bonding, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, and states of matter, will be used in and expanded upon in more advanced courses. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 3.

CHEM 152L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

Elizabeth Hubert

 ehubert@SanDiego.edu

CRN 117 Limit 20
6-week Session II (7/16 – 8/24)
TTh              
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.                     
SCST- 349

Prerequisites: CHEM 151 and CHEM 151L and CHEM 152 (Can be taken Concurrently) Part 2 of a two-semester laboratory course which introduces the concepts and techniques of experimental chemistry. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 3.