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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 005 (GN) Kitchen Chemistry (3) An elementary discussion of the chemistry associated with foods and cooking.

CHEM 005 Kitchen Chemistry (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

CHEM 005 incorporates lectures, reading, problem-solving, and ‘edible’ home experiments to develop an understanding of chemical concepts and scientific inquiry within the context of food and cooking. The course will start from a primer on food groups and cooking, proceed to the structures of foods, and end with studies of the physical and chemical changes observed in foods. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the chemical principles involved in food products and common cooking techniques.

General Education: GN
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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