CHEM 4412 – Senior Research Seminar I Chemistry

The first course of a two-semester sequence investigating a research problem by reviewing the literature in the library, planning, and carrying out the research in the laboratory or with a computer. The student will choose a topic in consultation with a faculty instructor, prepare an abstract on this topic and present both a written and oral presentation to the class. It will be strongly suggested that the presentation also be prepared to be given at a regional or national convention. This course will be graded CR/NC. This grade will be changed to a letter grade pending successful completion of Senior Research Seminar II. (1/2 course unit.)Prerequisite: Senior standing and a chemistry or biochemistry major.