Take Introduction to Chemistry online at your own pace
ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits
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Sophia’s Introduction to Chemistry course covers the basic principles of general chemistry for students not majoring in a STEM discipline. In this course, you will learn to describe chemical principles and apply them to your daily life. You’ll also learn to relate the macroscopic world (what you see) to the microscopic world where chemistry takes place. Finally, you will explore different branches of chemistry and their applications, including atmospheric chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and organic chemistry. It's recommended that you complete this course simultaneously with the accompanying Introduction to Chemistry Lab course for the best experience. Please plan ahead. While you can take as many Sophia courses as you’d like each month with your membership, you are only allowed to be active in two courses at a time. Taking this lecture course along with the lab course will occupy your two-course limit.
Assessments and grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better. The assessments for this course may require access to the periodic table of elements, a calculator, and other equations and charts provided within the tutorial associated with those questions. An accessible version of the periodic table provided by WebElements and can be accessed at https://webelements.com/. Desmos free online scientific calculator can be found at https://www.desmos.com/scientific
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