Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to the Physical and Chemical Basis of Everyday Life

Session: VSJU1921

Hours & Credits

60 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

This course is intended for students with the basic high-school scientific background, but those with additional chemistry and physics knowledge will also find it appropriate.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is designed for students of non-scientific fields that strive to understand the chemical and physical (PChem) basis of everyday life. The course concentrates on simple but important aspects of modern day societies, such as X rays and CAT scans, the production and utilization of gasoline and polymers, the chemical fate and impact of chemicals on the environment and a variety of technical and scientific aspects related to human life concerns. All scientific and technical issues are studied through a question/answer approach. Class demonstrations and field trips are included to illustrate specific subjects.

*Course content subject to change