Chemistry 100 Fall 2017

Schedule & Assignments

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Day Topics

Readings Etc. (do. before. class.)

Aug. 23rd Introduction to the course Intro Slides
Aug. 25th Artemisinin and Malaria Read "Scientific Background" to the 2015 Nobel Prize (shared via e-mail)
Aug. 28th Chemical structures as icons or glyphs, bonding basics Chapter 2
Aug. 30th Working with formulas, structures, functional groups Practice in class
Sept. 1st Working with formulas, structures, functional groups Practice in class
Sept. 4th Working with formulas, structures, functional groups Practice in class
Sept. 6th Quiz! Quiz!
Sept. 8th Medicine in Cultural Context; Origins of Medicine and the Nature of a Cure Please read the three articles sent via e-mail and be prepared to discuss them (Diseases you only get if you believe in them, Enigma of Chinese Medicine, Dangers of Pseudoscience).
Sept. 11th Medicine in Cultural Context con't Please read the chapters by Thagard and Moerman and be prepared to discuss them.
Sept. 13th Ethical Issues Surrounding Medicinal Plants Please read Moerman on Secrecy and the Ethics Case Study. Writing Assignment #1 is due on Monday the 18th.
Sept. 15th Medicinal Plants in Cultural Context con't
Sept. 18th Medicinal Plants in Cultural Context con't Writing Assignment #1 is due today.
Sept. 20th Natural product categories Houghton article + natural product demonstration
Sept. 22nd Guardians of the Forest pt 1
Sept. 25th Guardians of the Forest pt 2
Sept. 27th DePauw Dialogue: No Class! DePauw Dialogue: No Class!
Sept. 29th Biological and Cultural Evolution T. Johns article
Oct. 2nd How Drugs Work: Solubility Concepts Writing assigment on Guardians of the Forest due.
Oct. 4th Solubility con't, and Membranes
Oct. 6th Practice on solubility concepts, natural product categories. Please read the piece on trans fats, sent by e-mail.
Oct. 9th Questions on solubility concepts, start on ADME
Oct. 11th Finish ADME, How to search for information on medicinal plants.
Oct. 13th Discussion of paper on White Snakeroot Please read the material e-mailed on Tuesday.
Oct. 23rd Antioxidants
Oct. 25th Shapes and Targets
Oct. 29th Shapes and Targets con't.
Oct. 30th Structure Activity Relationships
Nov. 1st Neurotransmitters
Nov. 3rd Wrap up Neurotransmitters; Questions ahead of quiz
Nov. 6th Quiz! Quiz!
Nov. 8th Shamanism Readings distributed by e-mail
Nov. 10th Shamanism
Nov. 13th Shamanism
Nov. 15th Case Studies
Nov. 17th Case Studies
Nov. 20th Case Studies
Nov. 27th Case Studies
Nov. 29th Case Studies
Dec. 1st Case Studies
Dec. 4th Case Studies
Dec. 6th Case Studies
Dec. 8th Case Studies / Course Evaluations


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