CHEM 479

Special Topics in Chemistry

1-5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 26, 2006 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course will include an in depth study of a specific area of chemistry, and may include offerings in forensic chemistry, food chemistry, polymers, thermodynamics, medicinal chemistry, environmental chemistry, or other areas of interest or not represented in regular course offerings within the department.

Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.

Learning outcomes


  • Explain and apply scientific knowledge in the selected topic of chemistry, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
  • Read and interpret primary scientific literature in chemistry.
  • Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of chemistry at the level necessary for success in upper division and/or graduate study in this field.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Special Topics: Polymer Chemistry and Dynamics Staff, Staff Books Course details