CHM 5480. Historical Perspectives of Chemistry (3 credits)
This course emphasizes the development of physical concepts in the discipline of chemistry from the earliest records through Aristotle, the alchemist and beyond, to the present. Topics include contributions of such scientists as Boyle, Lavoisier, Dalton, Mendeleev, Rutherford, and others. Discussions concerning their methods, motives, and the mental and social climate of their time are also included.