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CHEM 311L - Environmental Chemistry Lab
Spring 2021, Section 01

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000692 CHEM 311L 01 Environmental Chemistry Lab
01/13 - 04/28
01/13 - 04/28
6:00pm - 9:00pm
6:00pm - 9:00pm
2.0 Full Sinville, Rondedrick
Sinville, Rondedrick
Blended/Hybrid Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: Science Education Center 314
Building/Room: Science Education Center 310

Meeting Details
1/13/2021 - 4/28/2021 W 6:00pm - 9:00pm Science Education Center 314 Sinville, Rondedrick
1/13/2021 - 4/28/2021 W 6:00pm - 9:00pm Science Education Center 310 Sinville, Rondedrick

  • Note: CHEM 311 and 311L must both be in the cart at the same time when you register. Note: This course combines combined synchronous online meetings and on campus in person labs. Instructor will confirm alternating A and B lab weeks. Course has required synchronous online meetings that require intermediate computer/Internet skills, webcam and microphone. For online learning and course access information go to
  • First day attendance is mandatory.
  • Permission Required: No admission after first class meeting.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Full Size: 24 Enrolled: 24 Seats Remaining: 0

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
[MATH 115 - College Algebra AND CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I AND CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II; OR , MATH 120 - Precalculus AND CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I AND CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II]
  • Permission is required
  • Permission Required: Permission Required: No admission after first class meeting.
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Full refund is available until January 15, 2021, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is April 12, 2021.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $498.78
Tuition -nonresident: $498.78
Approximate Course Fees: $74.22

Course Level


Lab for: CHEM 311

General/Liberal Education Category
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science Lab
  • Upper Division Liberal Studies

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science
    • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
    • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
    • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
    • Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.
  • Goal 10 - People/Environment
    • Explain the basic structure and function of various natural ecosystems and of human adaptive strategies within those systems.
    • Discern patterns and interrelationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems.
    • Describe the basic institutional arrangements (social, legal, political, economic, religious) that are evolving to deal with environmental and natural resource challenges.
    • Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
    • Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.
    • Articulate and defend the actions they would take on various environmental issues.

This course is intended for Chemistry and Environmental Science majors; this course contributes to the Category 2 electives for the Chemistry major and Physical Science Core Courses for Environmental Science. This two-credit lab course must be taken concurrently with CHEM311 Environmental Chemistry. This course continues the introduction of the techniques, specialized equipment, instrumental methods and safety procedures that was begun in CHEM 112. Students get hands-on experience with the instrumentation, equipment, and hazardous material procedures. Students will learn techniques relevant to the study of atmospheric and water chemistry. Students will gain experience with bench analytical techniques such as titrations and instrumental analysis using mass spectrometry and atomic absorption.

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