Sep 29, 2023  
2018-2019 University Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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CHEM 225 - A Cosmos of Color

3 hours
This course will explore the history, science and social expressions of color. Scientifically, color is created by the interactions between light and matter. We will study 1) the physical nature of color production, 2) the biological process of perceiving and interpreting color, 3) the role of color in personal expression, 4) the function of color in biases, and 5) the structures of institutional oppression and injustice linked to the production of colorants.

Listed also as BWS 226  

Prerequisite(s): One year of high school chemistry.

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in natural sciences.

This course will satisfy the core requirement in multicultural studies.



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