Submitted by Laurel Goj Habgood / Rollins College on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 16:45
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Specific Course Information
Course Area and Number
CHM 301
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
Inorganic Chemistry
Course Meetings and Time
Number of meetings per week
2 meetings / week
Time per meeting (minutes)
75 min / meeting
Lab Associated
Yes, required, concurrently
Average Class Size
5 to 15
Typical Student Population
Chemistry (required) and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (elective) majors.

The course is currently designed for a student population impacted by COVID and College policies that the department offer this course every third semester. This semester I have a diverse student population in terms of developmental levels including cohort year (freshman, junior, senior), prior foundational course work (biochemistry, analytical, physical), and research experience. I have altered the assessment part of the course substantively from prior iterations and reduced topic coverage to provide flexibility.

Learning Goals

Students will know the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry and the associated laboratory techniques with this subdiscipline. Students will be able to reinforce their problem solving skills by applying central principles and improving their efficiency in finding appropriate source materials. The students will increase their ability to read and analyze the chemical literature. The students will reinforce their communication (written) and collaboration skills. 

For more specific details see the syllabus and chapter lo documents.

How the course is taught
This course has limited lectures with an emphasis on small group active learning and some flipped.
Grading Scheme
Lecture (80%), Lab (20%, written, oral presentations). See syllabus for specific break down but overall in the lecture -open source problems sets (20%), quizzes and final exam (36 %), written assignment related to chemical literature (16%), and participation (8%).
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