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CHEM 100 Survey of Chemistry

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

An introductory course in Chemistry for non-science majors. Students are introduced to basic concepts of chemistry and requires analyses of the socio-cultural contexts within which chemistry plays a central role. Key concepts include classification of matter; atomic structure; chemical bonding and their properties; chemical formulas, equations and stoichiometry; classification of chemical reactions; electronic structure and periodic trends; gases; solutions. Recommended for non-science majors or as an exploratory course for further studies in chemistry.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1), UC (IGETC Area 5A)