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CHEM 498/499

CHEM 498 (2)

Senior Library Thesis and Seminar
An in-depth reading and researching of the literature on current issues in chemistry. The student must consult with a faculty member in the discipline to decide on the subject and then produce a research paper (approximately 10-20 pages) with a list of literature citations in American Chemical Society style. The research paper (thesis) must summarize the current state of knowledge on the subject. The project will involve an average of two hours of consultation with the faculty supervisor and four (4) hours of library work each week. The student will defend the thesis in a seminar to the faculty and students of the Department of Chemistry. May be repeated for a total of four (4) units of credit. Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of instructor.

CHEM 499 (2)

Senior Laboratory Thesis and Seminar
An original research project in the laboratory or in collaboration with a faculty member in the discipline. The student must consult with a faculty member in the discipline to decide on the research problem and then produce a research paper (approximately 10-20 pages) with a list of literature citations in American Chemical Society style. The research paper (thesis) must summarize the current state of knowledge on the research problem as well as the progress in the laboratory experiments aimed at the completion of the research project. The student will defend the thesis in a seminar to the faculty and students of the Department of Chemistry. The project will involve an average of six hours of supervised laboratory work each week. May be repeated for a total of four (4) units of credit. Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of instructor.