Student Learning Outcomes: Chemistry

General Chemisty I

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Set up and perform basic stoichiometric calculations.
  2. Judge if answers obtained from calculations are chemically reasonable.
  3. Predict products and energy changes of simple chemical reactions.
  4. Utilize chemical terminology to explain chemical and physical processes at a molecular level.
  5. Utilize basic chemical scientific terminology to describe and explain chemical and physical processes at a molecular level in order to predict macroscopic properties of matter.
  6. Predict atomic and molecular structure and chemical periodicity using principles of quantum chemistry.

Developed: 2016-2017

General Chemistry II

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Predict the impact of intermolecular forces on physical properties of molecules and solutions.
  2. Assess the rate and order of a reaction.
  3. Evaluate reaction mechanisms.
  4. Distinguish whether a reaction is spontaneous using entropy and Gibb’s energy.
  5. Analyze chemical equilibria in a quantitative and qualitative manner.
  6. Evaluate the properties of acids and bases and their effects on pH.

Developed: 2016-2017

General Chemistry Laboratory

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize knowledge of hazards and safe handling of chemicals to work safely in the lab.
  2. Complete chemical experiments in response to a question/hypothesis.
  3. Record accurate observations and measurements of physical and chemical processes.
  4. Collect qualitative and quantitative data in a logically organized and clear fashion.
  5. Analyze collected data.
  6. Interpret collected data.
  7. Report results in a logically organized and clear fashion.

Developed: 2016-2017

Organic Chemistry I & II

By the end of this two course sequence, students will be able to:

  1. Determine appropriate Lewis structures and formal charges for organic molecules, including hybridization, geometry, and 3D structure.
  2. Interpret and apply standard conventions for drawing organic molecules.
  3. Name organic molecules using IUPAC convention.
  4. Apply principles of conformational analysis to acyclic and cyclic organic molecules.
  5. Determine configuration of stereocenters and relationships of chiral structures.
  6. Employ pKa values and structural effects to determine acid strength and direction of acid/base equilibria.
  7. Evaluate reaction feasibility using kinetic and thermodynamic data.
  8. Predict products of organic reactions.
  9. Draw reasonable arrow‐pushing mechanisms to show movement of electrons for organic reactions.
  10. Interpret spectra from Infrared Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, and Mass Spectrometry to determine structural features and/or molecular structure.
  11. Draw resonance structures and apply them to conjugation, aromaticity, and molecular stability.
  12. Propose a sequence of reactions to synthesize target molecules from simple organic building blocks

Developed: 2016-2017

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize knowledge of hazards and safe handling of chemicals to work safely in the lab.
  2. Complete chemical experiments to perform techniques or synthesize organic molecules.
  3. Calculate theoretical and percent yield.
  4. Collect and record data in a logically organized and clear fashion.
  5. Analyze and interpret data.
  6. Characterize organic molecules using physical and spectroscopic data.
  7. Critically evaluate outcomes of the experiment based on data collected.

Developed: 2016-2017

Meetings & Events

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Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee Meeting

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