CHEM 300A: Chemistry in Modern Society

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   5 / 5                   5 / 5                   3 / 5

Easy Elective? Yes!
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Bohne


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/CHEM/300A.html

Intended for a broad audience, including nonscientists. Not intended for those students (Chemistry majors and others) with a strong Chemistry background. Familiarizes students with chemistry as experienced in daily life. Covers subjects such as food, drugs, materials, personal care products, energy and pollution. The choice of topics will be influenced by current controversial aspects of chemistry. Discussions will emphasize how to obtain and apply information in order to reach informed decisions on topics where chemistry plays a role.

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 300A and any other Chemistry course numbered 300 and above, with the exception of 302 and 303.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“No exams, no tests, no lab! Simply work in groups on papers, which are about explaining a chemistry topic to a public audience. The prof even edits your draft papers before you submit the final version for marks.”

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BIOL 400: History of Biology

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   4 / 5                   2 / 5                   5 / 5

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  5 / 5  for Beaulieu


Course Calendar Entry: http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/BIOL/400.html

Description: The historical development of the major techniques and ideas of biology, including the significance of the important historical contributors to biology.

Note: Only one of 400 and 489 may be counted as an upper-level credit toward degree programs in Biology.

Prerequisites: Minimum third-year standing.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


Member Comments:
“Pretty easy. Just memorization and a bit of easy writing.”

BIOC 102: Biochemistry and Human Health

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   3 / 5                   5 / 5                   5 / 5                   

Easy Elective? Depends on individual
Prof Quality  3 / 5  for  Ishiguro


Course Description: from http://web.uvic.ca/calendar2014-09/CDs/BIOC/102.html

An introduction to current issues related to human health and disease and approaches taken by biomedical scientists in response to them. Cancer, autoimmune diseases, and coronary heart disease; the concept of risk factors; infectious diseases, e.g., AIDS, dysentery, tuberculosis, and parasitic infections; human nutrition, food safety and preservation, and their relation to health and world food shortages. Strategies for disease treatment, e.g., animal cloning, gene therapy, genetic engineering, vaccination, and the development of new pharmaceuticals such as human hormones; controversies associated with each strategy.

Note: Not open for credit to students registered in 300A or 300B, or with credit in a third-year BIOC or BIOL course.

Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0


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