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An original and individual investigation with associated literature study in one of the fields of chemistry under the supervision of a member of the staff. Students electing the course will carry out preliminary reading during the preceding term and normally participate in a weekly colloquium. Open to qualified majors and minors, normally seniors, with permission of the Chair. The course may be elected more than once, but may be counted only once in satisfying the minimum major requirements. It may be elected for the last term in residence only if elected previously, or if the student has been doing research outside of this course.
Students electing the course write a report and take an oral examination at the end of the term in which they last elect the course.
Prerequisite: sufficient training in the area of chemistry to be investigated, and permission of the Chair. Chair and Staff of the Department.
Want to take Chem 87?
1. Talk to a faculty member who agrees to supervise your research. Note: your supervisor need not be in the chemistry department. Please ask for approval in such cases.
2. Fill in the form below and bring to the department chair (Peter Jacobi, 2011-2012 academic year) for approval.
Last Updated: 1/30/12