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ERIC Number: ED013078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Pages: 61
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EXPERIMENTAL CURRICULA IN CHEMISTRY, A REPORT OF THE A.C.C.C. CONFERENCE ON CURRICULUM EXPERIMENTATION (CHICAGO, OCTOBER 1963).
HUME, DAVID N.
FOUR PROGRAMS ARE IDENTIFIED AND DESCRIBED AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EXPERIMENTATION BEING CONDUCTED IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CHEMISTRY CURRICULUM IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION. (1) THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AND THE MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIRE THAT A STUDENT TAKE A GROUP OF "CORE" COURSES WHICH PROVIDE, RELATIVELY EARLY IN HIS CHEMISTRY STUDIES, A GENERAL BACKGROUND FOR MORE SPECIALIZED WORK. (2) BROWN UNIVERSITY'S PROGRAM IS ORGANIZED SO THAT THE STUDENT HAS A BACKGROUND IN DESCRIPTIVE AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, CALCULUS, AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS BY THE END OF HIS SECOND YEAR AND UNDERTAKES QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY IN HIS THIRD YEAR. (3) THE CHEMISTRY SEQUENCE AT BELOIT COLLEGE BEGINS WITH AN INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSE IN PHYSICS AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. (4) EARLHAM COLLEGE ORGANIZES ITS COURSES AROUND CENTRAL CONCEPTS RATHER THAN THE TRADITIONAL SUBJECT MATTER DIVISIONS. IN ADDITION, HARVARD IS EXPERIMENTING WITH AN ACCELERATED PROGRAM TO PREPARE TALENTED STUDENTS FOR SENIOR AND GRADUATE WORK BY THE BEGINNING OF THEIR JUNIOR YEAR. (ADVANTAGES OF EACH PROGRAM ARE DISCUSSED.) (AD)
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Authoring Institution: Advisory Council on Coll. Chemistry.
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