Chemistry students in the upper division advanced inorganic lab - CHEM 146B

Chemistry and Biochemistry Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry or a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology should be able to:

1. Demonstrate mastery of a broad set of chemical knowledge concerning the fundamentals in the basic areas of the discipline (organic, inorganic, analytical, physical and biochemistry). 

2. Solve area specific problems by identifying the essential parts of a problem, formulating a strategy for solving the problem, applying appropriate techniques to arrive at a solution, test the correctness of the solution, and interpret their results.

3. Use modern library search tools to locate and retrieve scientific information about a topic, chemical, chemical technique, or an issue relating to chemistry, going beyond textbooks, common handbooks and general online resources such as Wikipedia.

4. Know and follow the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals.

5. Understand the objective of their chemical experiments, properly carry out the experiments, and appropriately record and analyze the results.

6. Use computers in data acquisition and processing and use available software as a tool in data analysis.

7. Use standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques to carry out experiments.

8. Communicate the concepts and results of their laboratory experiments through effective writing and/or oral communication using the discipline standards for reporting and citation.

9. Collaborate effectively as part of a team to solve problems, debate different points of view and interact productively with a diverse group of team members.


Curriculum Alignment Matrix


Key I: This PLO is Introduced

      P: This PLO is Practiced      

      D: This PLO is Demonstrated