Special Topics in Chemistry Laboratory

1-4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 19, 2017 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This laboratory 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.
  • Properly follow procedures for safe handling and use of chemicals.
  • Evaluate and interpret experimental design, data, and results.

Fall 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Special Topics in Chemistry Laboratory: Research Methods Ries, Ka Books Course details

Spring 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Special Lab Topics: Methods in Research Ries, Ka Books Course details