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CM1022: ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY 1 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course will inspire students to investigate the scope and power of chemistry and to develop the necessary skills for success in undergraduate Chemistry and beyond.

Students will develop an appreciation of the essentially limitless scope of chemistry in understanding and controlling the material world. Students will also become more confident learners:in particular developing competences in literacy and numeracy, communication, data collection, analysis and interpretation, discussion and presentation of complex ideas and laboratory methods.

By getting to know other students studying chemistry and finding out about lecturers’ research interests, students will feel more part of the Chemistry team.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr s wehmeier

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

To inspire students to investigate the scope and power of chemistry; to develop the necessary study, communication and practical skills for success in undergraduate Chemistry and beyond.

Main Learning Outcomes

Students will develop an appreciation of the essentially limitless scope of chemistry in understanding and controlling the material world. Students will also be more confident learners - in particular they will develop enhanced competences in:

 
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Communication (written and oral)

  • Data collection, analysis and interpretation

  • Discussion and presentation of complex ideas

  • Laboratory methods.

By getting to know other students studying chemistry and finding out about lecturers research interests, students will feel more part of the "Chemistry team".

Course Content

Lectures, workshops and directed reading will introduce and discuss a range of topics that demonstrate the diverse applications of chemistry in other academic disciplines and in technology. Content will include historical background and present day  theories and applications of fundamental topics in Chemistry. Study, numeracy and communication skills will also be discussed in workshops and small group tutorials.  The research activities of the Chemistry Department will be demonstrated in visits to the specialised laboratories (also in small groups) and hands-on lab skills practised in the undergraduate labs.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 9, 11, 13, 15
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 8 - 16, 18 - 19
  • 2 Workshops during University week17

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

2x Homework (20% each)

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Class Test

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3 x Homework; 1 x Individual Lab Report (12.5% each)

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

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