A taste of chemistry
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HS273
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
In this taster course, we touch upon some of the basic concepts of chemistry to provide insights into some of the most important areas.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Organic and inorganic chemistry
- The chemical structure of life and the foods which sustain it.
- The impact of chemistry upon humans and the environment.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand the differences between organic and inorganic chemistry
- explain the impact of chemistry upon humans and the environment.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge of chemistry is required. However an enthusiasm for learning and an open and critical mind will enhance your enjoyment and benefit from this course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will consist of a lecture as well as class discussion - all information will be supplied via Powerpoint slides and notes which will be distributed online.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs. Students who wish to take notes will need pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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Dr. Gary Retallick got his Phd in Physics at Kings college in London in 2006. His dissertation explored the physics of time, touching upon relativity, field equations, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and metaphysics. Followng a stint within the world of teaching philosophy, Gary now teaches physics and mathematics at both Birkbeck College and the Open University alongside running several physics, chemistry and maths courses at City Lit (incl. Cornish).
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.