Jun 05, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts
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CHEM 290 - Foundations of Chemistry/ Biochemistry Research

2 credits
Foundations of Chemistry/Biochemistry Research (2 credits) This laboratory/studio course introduces declared and potential science majors to the research methods and programs of faculty in the department of chemistry. Topics include literature searches, strategies for reading research articles, and analytical and instrumental techniques for laboratory research. Students will spend the majority of time participating in two of the following research projects: synthesis and characterization of osmium carbonyl clusters, interactions between metal ions and nucleic acid models, chemistry of model atmospheric aerosols with ozone, and molecular mechanisms of gene silencing. Enrollment priority: Enrollment priority will be given to sophomore and first-year students who intend to pursue science degrees, especially in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science or physics. Prerequisite: CHEM 250 , or CHEM 150 /CHEM 151  with a grade of B or better, or instructor’s signature . (This course may be substituted for CHEM 320  as the prerequisite for Chemistry Research, CHEM 395 .)



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