UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Chemistry

Form NC #:

3

Date:

9/20/00

 

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

Chem 4552 s. Molecular Spectroscopy. (Sci; 4 cr; prereq 2311, 3101 or #)

The interaction of molecules and electromagnetic radiation. Spectroscopic determination of molecular structure. Operation of spectrometers and spectrophotometers. (4 hrs lect)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Chemistry is moving some topics into a cross-disciplinary format, which is appropriate as the lines blur between the four traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. In particular, this course crosses the disciplines of analytical, organic and physical chemistry. The prerequisites make the course accessible to students electing the new bio-organic area of concentration.

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Spring, 2002

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Togeas

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

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

None

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.

There are three goals: 1) to understand the theory of spectroscopy; 2) to be able to use spectroscopy as an analytical tool; and 3) to understand how spectrometers and spectrophotometers work.

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

The material in this course should prove to be of greatest value to graduate students. Thus, we will periodically ask UMM students who go to graduate school to assess its value in their graduate education.

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.)