For students who do not plan to take additional courses in chemistry. Chemistry, chemical principles from more conceptual, less mathematical perspective; how chemical substances, chemical reactions affect our daily lives. The intersecting global challenges of energy, water, life, and food guide the content for this course.
The accompanying laboratory for CHEM 103, CHEM 104 - Chemistry in Context Laboratory, is available for registration every semester CHEM 103 is taught.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Biological/Physical Sciences (Category 3A) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Natural and Physical Sciences without Lab (GT-SC2).
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Chemistry in Context (Looseleaf), 8th Ed. (2015)
Eubanks, Middlecamp, Heltzel and Keller
Professor Rappe was born and raised in Okanogan Washington. After graduating from high school in 1970, he attended the University Puget Sound, where he received a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1974. He attended graduate school in the Chemistry Department at the California Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1980.
In 1981, Professor Rappe joined the Chemistry faculty of Colorado State University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Inorganic, Organic, Physical, and General Chemistry. In particular, Professor Rappe has taught CHEM 103 since 1992. His research program is centered on theoretical studies of energy efficiency (catalysis) and Solar photoconversion. Professor Rappe serves on the University's Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Advisory Committee and is a founding member of the Clean Energy Supercluster steering committee.