Course

Guided Research Project In Chemistry

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Chemistry
Course Code
CHEM 2400
Credits
1.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
5
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lab
Online
Course Designation
None
Industry Designation
None
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course provides the opportunity for mature and capable students to conduct a chemistry research project under the supervision of Chemistry faculty and staff.
Course Content
  1. Theoretical and experimental research
  2. Intermediate chemistry laboratory work
  3. Instrument operation and data collection
  4. Report writing
Learning Activities

In the semester preceding the one during which the research is to be conducted, the student should approach a Chemistry faculty member to discuss a possible research topic. Day-to-day supervision may be delegated to an agreeable Chemistry staff member.

If the faculty member (and staff member, if applicable) agrees to a project, a proposal is submitted to the Chemistry Chair and Laboratory Supervisor for approval within the first two weeks of the semester. It is generally the supervising faculty member's responsibility to prepare and submit the initial proposal.

The faculty member (or staff designate) will generally meet with the student at least weekly to review collected data and discuss upcoming experiments.

The student will submit a midterm report to the supervising faculty member, in a format designated by the faculty member, generally around the mid-point of the semester (not including the exam period).

The student will submit a written laboratory report to the faculty member, the details of which are at the faculty member's discretion, on or before the final day of the term (not including the exam period).

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. The supervising faculty member will present to the student a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester, no later than the week in which the initial proposal is approved by the Chemistry Chair and Laboratory Supervisor.

The course is graded on a mastery/non-mastery basis.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:

  1. Identify a suitable research hypothesis.
  2. Find and use peer-reviewed references relevant to the research project.
  3. Identify experimental research required to investigate the selected hypothesis.
  4. Employ various analytical techniques to compile required data.
  5. Analyze the collected data and reach a reasonable evidence-based conclusion.
  6. Communicate the research results and newly acquired theoretical and experimental knowledge orally and in writing.
Textbook Materials

None

Requisites

Prerequisites

CHEM 1210 and approval of the instructor

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for CHEM 2400
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CHEM 2XX (1)

Course Offerings

Summer 2024

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
22838
May 6
- August 7
May 6
August 7
Instructor Last Name
TBA
Instructor First Name
(Faculty)
Course Status
Full
Section Notes

CHEM 2400 038 - Permission from the instructor is required to register in this section.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
0
Actual Seats Count
1
-1
Actual Wait Count
0
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