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

Note: First day attendance required except by instructor permission.

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.