Prof. Kimberly Frederick
In depth coverage of the fundamental concepts of chemistry including such topics as structure-property relationships, chemical kinetics and equilibria. An emphasis will be placed on active student participation and class discussion of course material. In addition, as an honors project, students will conduct library research on a current topic in chemistry and prepare an in-depth written report in the format of a scientific review paper. Laboratory experiments will emphasize modern research techniques and instrumentation and their application to exploratory lab projects designated as honors projects. Training in scientific writing will be an integral part of the laboratory experience. Prerequisites: two years of high school chemistry and QR1. Three hours of lecture-discussion and three hours of laboratory a week. Fulfills part of laboratory science requirement; qualifies as nature-B (lab) course for breadth requirement; also fulfills QR2 requirement.
Inorganic Compouds and Materials
Prof. Steven Frey
Intermediate-level, topic-based, honors courses that offer highly motivated students the opportunity to refine their critical thinking and quantitative problem-solving skills while examining an area of special interest in the field of chemistry. Specific topics may vary from year to year. The topic offered during a given semester is listed in master schedule. Descriptions of the various topics can be found on the Chemistry Department’s Web site. Prerequisites CH 107H or permission of the department. Three hours of lecture-discussion and one three-hour lab per week.