Jul 02, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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CHEM 272 - Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

6 CR

This course is designed for students to get a head start into the field of fundamental and applied chemistry research by providing knowledge and experience using the scientific method to tackle real life problems. Topics include developing a question and hypothesis, designing an experiment, collecting data, drawing conclusions from findings and presenting research.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 161  with a C or better, or instructor permission.

Course Outcomes
  • Conduct a literature search that demonstrates comprehension of the material.
  • Identify a question and devise a hypothesis by reading scientific journal articles and other technical literature.
  • Maintain a scientific notebook and demonstrate good lab practices.
  • Use field sampling equipment and/or analytical laboratory techniques for designing and carrying out research using standard methods when appropriate.
  • Analyze and interpret data using statistical techniques and error analysis.
  • Conduct a scientific study and present research in writing or orally.

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
  • Research/Information Literacy
  • Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Science)
GenEd Outcomes: Connections
  • Self-Assessment/Life Goals

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