Professor Jill Robinson
Office: Chemistry Building Room A314
Office Hours: Tues.10-11 AM and Thurs. 1-2 PM
Phone: (812) 855-6601
Professor Amar Flood
Office: Simon Hall, SI-002A
Office Hours: Tues 1-2PM and Wed 11AM-12PM
Phone: (812) 856-3642
Professor Flood will teach the course during the first half of the semester and
Professor Robinson will teach the second half, starting from October 19.
Chemistry in Context, Applying Chemistry to Society
, 6th edition, Eubanks,
Middlecamp, Pienta, Heltzel, McGraw Hill, 2008.
Permanently bound laboratory notebook.
Student Clicker (eInstruction Version)
eInstruction enrollment code or coupon code from Bookstore. Other (and cheaper)
option is to pay with credit card when you register your clicker with eInstruction online.
This course is designed to show the connections between chemical principles and important
social, political, economic and ethical issues. Topics include polymers, drug design, nutrition,
genetic engineering, global warming, and alternative fuels. The course emphasizes the
application of basic chemical concepts by introducing the material within the contextual
framework of these issues. The lectures and discussion sections will focus on applications of
basic chemical principles and problem solving strategies. In the laboratory portion of C118,
students will investigate problems related to course content. For example, questions such as “Is
my food genetically modified?” and “Is the ozone level in the air safe?” will be answered.
The class website is
You will find useful information about the
class on this website such as; lecture notes, homework sets, answer keys, exam rooms, and
Check this website often!
C118: Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry II
Syllabus Fall 2009