Metropolitan State University

CHEM 489 : Directed Research in Chemistry

A. Course Description
Prerequisites: CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I AND
WRIT 231 Writing II


CHEM 301 Biochemistry AND
WRIT 231 Writing II AND instructor permission  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This is a faculty designed independent study (FDIS) which provides students the opportunity to do independent research in the field of chemistry under the supervision of a resident chemistry faculty member. This course improves students problem solving, analytical, and reasoning skills. At the end of the course, students complete a research report that must be approved by the instructor. The number of credits will be decided by the faculty and the student. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 1 - 5.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/07/2013 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Become familiar with the terminology and literature commonly used in a specific field/area of chemistry.
  2. Develop problem solving, numerical/computational, and mathematical skills.
  3. Develop a familiarity with the common issues addressed within this field.
  4. Demonstrate the conceptual and practical skills necessary to answer questions and solve problems in a specific field/area of chemistry.
  5. Receive the necessary background to pursue research interests in related fields.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: Instructor's permission required.