CH 400 Special Topics - History of Chemistry: A Materials Perspective
FA 2012 HO
Claycomb, Gregory D.
Ph.D. Kansas State University
MW 1:00 - 2:00; TR 10:00 - noon
August 20th - December 14th
8:45 - 10:00 AM
Textbook: Transforming Matter: A History of Chemistry from Alchemy to the Buckyball by Trevor H. Levere; John Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Additional Resources: Additional resources will be available by loan from the instructor.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: There will be four papers, presentations, take-home exams, as well as a comprehensive final exam.
Each paper and presentation must be posted online at parkonline.org and must be available for the take-home exams. Each student must work individually on the exams (please follow the honor system otherwise the take-home format will be revoked).
Grading: Papers (4) 50 pts 200 pts
Presentations (4) 50 pts 200 pts
Exams (4) 100 pts 400 pts
Final Exam (1) 200 pt 200 pts
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will not accept late assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: No cell phones, especially during student presentations.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The class will be divided into four eras: 100,000 BC - 300 BC, 300 BC -
1500 AD, 1500 AD - 1900 AD, 1900 AD - present. There will be four
weeks of study within each era: two weeks led by the instructor followed
by two weeks of student presentations. The presentations will be 20
minutes in length and must be given using PowerPoint. There will be a
10 minute Q/A and discussion period following each presentation. The
content of the presentation will be based upon a 4-6 page paper which
will contain the following elements:
Page-1 should focus on the geologic/synthetic origins of an
element, compound, molecule, or material that was particularly relevant
during each era (ie: coal)
Pages 2 and 3 should focus on mankind's discovery and use of the
material with an emphasis toward different uses and an increased
understanding of how to use the material for the betterment of society
(ie: coal used for heating)
Pages 4 and beyond should focus on chemical considerations as to
what processes/transformations/transmutations were thought to be
occurring and an emphasis should be placed on the actual modern chemical
reaction of your selected material. (ie: combustion of coal)
The paper must be written in NewTimesRoman 12 font, double spaced, with one inch margins using MS Word.
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