UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Chemistry

Form NC #:

2

Date:

9/20/00

 

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

Chem 4551f. Theoretical Chemistry. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 3502 or #; not offered 2002-3)

Quantum theory of molecules. Statistical thermodynamics; Gibbsian ensembles; applications. (4 hrs lect)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The rudiments of the course topics are covered in Chem 3502. Some graduate school bound students and/or those with a flair for a more rigorous treatment of those topics at a level appropriate for undergraduates will benefit by taking this course.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall, 2001

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Togeas

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Chem 3538. Physical Chemistry V.

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Lecture

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

Quantum theory and statistical mechanics are the most powerful and far-reaching theories of matter. The goal of this course is take the well-prepared student as far in these areas as possible in the time available.

How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?

The instructor will assess student progress through examinations, problem-solving and software exercises. Students will be asked to provide a self-assessment of their progress towards the course goal.

Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

X

9/20/00

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

X

9/28/00

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)