New Class Offerings for Chemistry Majors and Honor Students
The below listing course offerings represent unique opportunities for students to receive specific training and to have access to advanced instrumentation and open-ended discovery-based learning. We ask you to seriously consider taking advantage of these unique opportunities. If you have any questions about these or other opportunities in Chemistry, please visit the main chemistry office/Department Chair.
Organic Chemistry Majors Lab - CHEM 303/304
The Chemistry Department invites all chemistry and biochemistry majors taking organic laboratory to enroll in the major's section for Chem 303 and 304, respectively. These smaller section laboratories focus on providing a discovery experience and technical training more in line with the skills needed for undergraduate research. Most experiments will differ from those performed in mainstream Chem 303/304 sections and provide a more in-depth journey to laboratory techniques. Questions? Contact Dr. Karl DeJesus firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quotes from students who have taken majors lab
"The majors lab was my first experience away from 'cookbook' chemistry labs and really got me excited about starting a career in the field"
"The majors lab was great because I got to learn some techniques that I could carry on to research. It helped make the transition from classroom labs to the research lab a lot easier."
General Chemistry I and II – CHEM 111H and 112H
Chem 111H & 112H offer prepared and motivated students the opportunity to explore general chemistry to a level deeper than that possible in the regular course. In addition to covering the standard curriculum and addressing some of its topics in greater detail, this course also emphasizes the interface between chemistry and other disciplines, including its historical context, applications in modern society, and creative aspects. Students receive enriched laboratory instruction, and are encouraged to indulge their curiosity to the fullest in open-ended laboratory experiments. They also submit a series of challenging honors assignments (including writing exercises in addition to problem solving) instead of traditional homework.
Chem 111H &112H are open to students in the ISU Honors Program and by instructor’s permission. Strong prior chemistry experience is recommended, but not required. Questions? Contact Dr. Andy Holland email@example.com.
Currently these courses are offered as laboratory sections of the mainstream course, and share lectures and exams with all students in that course. In Fall 2008, we intend to offer a dedicated Honors lecture.