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Course Goals

1.  Factual and theoretical knowledge of chemistry
MFAT
online Exam form (static version - not for actual use)
Describe the structure and composition of matter.
235, 303, 315, 335, 370, 371, 470
Plan the synthesis and characterization of inorganic    
and organic compounds.
235, 335, 435, 371, 470
Apply theoretical and mechanistic principles to the    
study of chemical systems employing both        
qualitative and quantitative approaches.
221, 235, 303, 315, 320, 335, 370, 371, 421, 470
Use theories of microscopic properties to explain   
macroscopic behavior.                 
221, 303, 315, 320, 370, 371, 421, 470
Explain the role of energy in determining the        
structure and reactivity of molecules.            
235, 303, 315, 320, 323, 335, 370, 371, 421, 470
2.  Lab knowledge and skills
lab report cover sheet
online Lab Skills form (static version - not for actual use)
Read and follow written experimental protocols.   
221, 234 (was 235 lab), 304, 320, 323, 334 (was 335 lab), 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
Properly set up and safely manipulate laboratory equipment.                      
221, 234 (was 235 lab), 304, 320, 323, 334 (was 335 lab), 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
Plan and execute experiments, including the use of the chemical literature.       
304, 320, 323, 370, 371,421, 435, 470
Perform accurate quantitative measurements.       
221, 304, 320, 323, 370, 371,  421, 435, 470
Maintain accurate records of experimental work.   
221, 234 (was 235 lab), 304, 320, 323, 334 (was 335 lab), 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
Analyze data statistically and assess reliability    
of results.                       
221, 304, 320, 323, 370, 371,421, 435, 470
Interpret experimental results and draw reasonable  
conclusions.                       
221, 234 (was 235 lab), 304, 320, 323, 334 (was 335 lab), 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
3.  Use of instruments and computers
online Assessment of Instrument Competency (static version - not for actual use)
online Assessment of Computer Competency (static version - not for actual use)
Use and understand modern instrumentation.       
221, 234, 304, 306, 323, 334, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
Use computers for chemical applications including technical writing,
collecting and processing experimental data, and database searching.
221, 235(234), 304, 306, 323, 335(334), 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
4.  Communication skills
seminar paper form (.doc)(.odt)(.pdf)
seminar talk form (.doc)(.odt)(.pdf)
Prepare effective written scientific reports and papers.                       
304, 320, 323, 335, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470, 490
Present effective scientific talks.           
320, 370, 435, 490
Use correct chemical nomenclature.
221, 235, 303, 315, 320, 323, 335, 421, 435, 470, 490
Use mathematical representations of physical        
phenomena.                       
221, 303, 315, 320, 323, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470, 490
5.  Information retrieval
online Chemical Information Retrieval Assessment (static version - not for actual use)
collect SciFinder (CAS) searches for 490
Retrieve specific chemical information from the      
chemical literature, including research        
articles, books, and databases.
303, 315, 323, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470, 490
Read and understand technical material.
221, 303, 315, 320, 323, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470, 490

Comprehend and assimilate orally presented information.
221, 235, 303, 315, 320, 323, 335,  370, 371 421, 435, 470, 490
6.  Chemical safety
MFAT
online Lab Skills form (static version - not for actual use)
Anticipate, recognize, and respond properly to hazards of chemical manipulations.           
221, 234, 304, 320, 323, 334, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
Know where to find information on chemical hazards.
234, 304, 320, 323, 334, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
Dispose of chemical waste safely.  
221, 234, 304, 320, 323, 334, 370, 371, 421, 435, 470
7.  Teamwork and cooperation
teamwork student questionnaire(.doc)(.odt)(.pdf)
teamwork instructor form (.doc)
Work cooperatively in problem solving situations.
221, 303, 315, 320, 323, 370, 371, 421, 435, 461, 470
8.  Science and society
MFAT
collect resumes in 490
Understand the benefits and problems of modern chemistry for society.
235, 303, 315, 320, 323, 335, 421, 470
Know where to find career opportunities for persons with chemical training.
470, 490

 

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