CHEM 450: Chemistry: An Integrated Approach (3) (F;S)
This capstone course, first introduced in the spring 2010 semester, is intended to test the upper-level student's understanding and mastery of Chemistry as a discipline and subject matter in terms of the five main branches of the subject. It is not intended to be a chalk-and-talk course in the traditional sense. The main goal of the course is to determine how well the aspiring Chemistry major has been prepared in making the transition from being a major to being a professional in the field at the work place, and/or has been prepared for Graduate /Professional Schools at the next level of his/her educational career. Essential topics in General Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry will be tabled for discussions and testing purposes.
Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of chemistry is required, and so are relevant concepts in mathematics and physics. It is assumed that the student has seen/learned most, if not all, of the material covered in the course at an earlier date.