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CHM 922 - Field Studies

Credits: 1-4
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 3-12
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open


This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to study science outside the typical classroom setting. Students will investigate an area of the chemical sciences through research and other activities in a supervised environment that meets the requirements of the investigation. Students will be trained in methodologies relevant to the field study. This course may be taken as a 1,2,3, or 4 credit course with a maximum of 4 total credits allowed.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor
Competencies
  1. Formulate an investigation of a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis related to the chemical sciences.
    1. Outline the importance of the issue, concept or hypothesis.
    2. Relate basic scientific principles to the issue, concept or hypothesis.
  2. Evaluate scientific literature as related to a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis in chemistry.
    1. Conduct a search of chemical literature to find relevant published information about the scientific issue being studied.
    2. Compare information found in chemical publications to the issue being studied.
    3. Distinguish between various sources of scientific literature.
  3. Design and implement a strategy for investigation of a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis related to chemistry in a field setting.
    1. Select and organize appropriate investigative activities and describe how each activity will be completed.
    2. Record all observations, information and results of activities.
    3. Communicate effectively with others involved in the project.
    4. Follow additional guidelines and procedures as required. (i.e., DMACC safety guidelines, local and state regulations, etc.)
  4. Assess information collected through scientific investigation.
    1. Describe pertinent observations,
    2. Identify observed trends and recognize unexpected results.
    3. Distinguish objective information from subjective information.
    4. Perform all relevant calculations and interpret results as they relate to the investigation.
  5. Create a document or presentation that communicates the results of the investigation of a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis related to chemistry.
    1. Identify significant discoveries or observations and relate them to relevant scientific principles.
    2. Relate information to a current scientific issue.
    3. Design any tables, graphs and charts required for appropriate representation of the investigation.
    4. Propose future work to be done related to the investigation or study.

 

 
Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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