Take Introduction to Chemistry online at your own pace
ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits
Sophia’s Introduction to Chemistry course will introduce the basic principles of general chemistry for students not majoring in a STEM discipline. In this course, the chemical principles are explained using applications in our daily lives as examples. You will learn to relate the macroscopic world (what we see) with the microscopic world (where most chemistry takes place). You will explore many aspects of chemistry that affect our daily lives, including atmospheric chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and organic chemistry.
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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The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE® Credit) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.
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