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Chemistry of Art and Artifacts


Fundamental principles of chemistry applied to an understanding of the sources of color; the materials, methods, and products of the artist; the analysis of works of art and archaeological artifacts; forgery detection; and conservation/preservation. Designed for students who do not plan to take additional chemistry courses.

Students entering 2012 and later: satisfies the Natural Science distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the laboratory course in the Natural Science distribution requirement.


May not be taken for credit after Chemistry 105, 110, or 115 has been taken for credit. One laboratory meeting per week. (Not offered 2014-15.)