CH 106 - Chemistry and the Arts

Overview

Department(s)

Description

This course offers a general background in the connections between chemistry and the arts. Topics include light absorption and reflection; the nature of color; additive and subtractive color mixing; separation of mixtures; properties of paints and pigments; preservation and authentication of art objects; common chemical hazards; and the principles of photography. The laboratory component applies chemical theory and techniques to practices involved in creating works of art. Students use modern laboratory instrumentation and methods such as chromatography to make and examine materials used in art.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Requirement Designation

Required Core - Life and Physical Sciences

Credits

Minimum Units

4

Maximum Units

4

Academic Progress Units

4

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Laboratory

Hours

2

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Requisites

012782

Course Schedule

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