We're revamping our curriculum to include a foundational inorganic course probably in the sophomore year. I have a couple of questions to those of you who teach this course or are planning such a course.
1. What books do you like? I have struggled to find anything that fits the bill for this type of class.
2. Where do you put the course? Does it usually land in the sophomore year? We currently have quant and organic, but also need to add a more foundational P-chem and biochem. Where does it all fit?
3. What do you all see as the core subjects that should be taught at this level? I've been struggling to decide what to hold out, but am excited about the possibility of ultimately having two semesters in the curriculum to teach inorganic.