Two COP professors will teach a new undergraduate course at UA this spring.
Todd Camenisch, associate professor, and Eli Chapman, assistant professor, both from the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, are instructors in PCOL 189, also known as “Molecules That Changed History.”
The course, which is intended for both science and non-science majors, is based on the book Napoleon’s Buttons: 17 Molecules That Changed History.
The class offers a new and exciting way to learn about the discovery of molecules and how they have affected history and life today. Integrated subjects will include history, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, medicine, retail and material science. Each student will have a final project on the molecule of his or her choice.
“We intend to engage students with stories and authentic learning in a way that they will never forget the material,” says Camenisch.
“We just might blow something up,” states Chapman.
The course is offered on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. and meets in the Harvill Building. Seating is limited to 30 students, so if you know someone who might be interested, encourage him or her to sign up soon.