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Chem 449 - Chemistry Research Methods
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CHEM 449 Chemistry Research Methods Syllabus for Fall 2007 Instructor Chriss E McDonald Office 233 Heim Phone 4186 998 8647 home call anytime prior to 10 pm E Mail mcdonald lycoming edu Meeting Time Monday 3 15 4 05 in Seminar Room 215 Course Description This course focuses on the nature and practice of chemistry Students will conduct research into a particular chemical problem with a faculty research advisor and will discuss their research at a weekly seminar A report on their research will be written Text The ACS Style Guide A Manual for Authors and Editors 3nd ed Coghill A Garson L Eds American Chemical Society Washington DC 2006 Grading Criteria Poster Colloquium Final Paper Resume Cover Letter 10 15 25 and Research Summary Paper drafts and practice talks Effort in Lab and Library Research Notebook and Spectra 5 5 25 5 Laboratory Technique 10 100 Attendance The student will pursue a research project under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry or an internship off campus The student is expected to commit an average of 12 hours per week to the research project This time will be divided between laboratory work and time spent reading the literature and planning the laboratory work Attendance at the weekly seminar is mandatory and each unexcused absence will result in a 5 reduction of the final grade A maximum of one excused absence must be documented by a note from physician Dean etc will be granted Literature Search and Literature Review We will explore methods for searching the chemical literature The student will search the primary chemical literature for articles pertinent to his or her research topic These articles will form the basis of a literature review that will be written and ultimately included in the final research paper Research Presentations The student will present an overview of the project at the first presentation of the semester At subsequent meetings the student will report on the progress made on the project since the



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