ERIC Number: EJ1093755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Replacing the Traditional Graduate Chemistry Literature Seminar with a Chemical Research Literacy Course
Scalfani, Vincent F.; Frantom, Patrick A.; Woski, Stephen A.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n3 p482-487 Mar 2016
A new graduate chemistry course was introduced in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama. The new course, CH584-Literature and Communication in Graduate Chemistry, replaced a second year graduate student literature seminar requirement. Course topics included chemical information resources, critical analysis, scientific writing, scientific presentations, and peer-review. CH584 was well received by both the chemistry faculty and chemistry graduate students. This article discusses the detailed implementation and content taught in CH584. Moreover, we present our experiences teaching CH584 as well as potential revisions.
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Graduate Students, Research Skills, Courses, Curriculum Implementation, Course Content, Seminars, Curriculum Design, Information Sources, Scientific and Technical Information, Criticism, Technical Writing, Public Speaking, Peer Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama