Addressing the needs of the non-chemistry majors in general education courses
For many students, their exposure to science in college may be limited to a single course. This can create frustration for instructors who may feel compelled to cover general scientific literacy as well as specific chemistry content. However, these courses also provide opportunities for instructors to be creative and to interact with a different population of students. This symposium will explore teaching strategies and courses designed with the non-chemistry major in mind. What teaching techniques work best for this diverse population? How are those techniques different from chemistry-major focused classes? What innovations have been developed to address the needs of students in these classes? What are appropriate expectations for these students and should those expectations be different than for chemistry majors? How do we provide opportunities for exploration and engagement in the classroom and in the laboratory? Speakers are encouraged to address how they answer some of these questions but may also explore additional areas. Submissions are encouraged from courses taught in-person, online, or through a hybrid model.