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Unformatted text preview: The Seminar Coordinator reserves the right to change this syllabus when necessary to improve pedagogy and meet learning objectives. Fall 2011 Syllabus Chem 695 Graduate Seminar Program Coordinator: Prof. Hunter Moseley Office: CB 322 Lab: CB 309 (where he will be 95% of the time) Email: [email protected] (best method of contact) Phone: 502-852-3168 (office) 502-852-7598 (lab) Office Hours: 9:00am – 11:00am Wednesday in CB 309 Time & Location: Chemistry Building (CB), Room LL16 (unless otherwise stated) Student Seminars: Thursdays 2:30-3:30 P.M. and certain Mondays at a specific time. Faculty Seminars: Fridays 4:00-5:00 P.M. Text: The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools by Dr. Richard Paul and Dr. Linda Elder. Prerequisites: none. Purpose: A) Develop the students’ ability to survey and critically evaluate scientific research. B) Provide students the opportunity to organize and prepare a formal presentation for an audience of professionals. This is invaluable experience that prepares students for future presentations they will give at interviews or professional meetings. Description: The graduate seminar program teaches the fundamentals of scientific critique and presentation. Chemistry Masters and Ph.D. students must enroll in Chem 695 every semester for their first 2 and 3 semesters respectively (summers excluded), plus any semester they give a literature seminar . Masters and Ph.D. students must pass 2 and 3 semesters of Chem 695, respectively. The Chemistry Masters and Ph.D. programs require each student to give a one-hour literature seminar on a topic of current interest during their 2 nd or 3 rd semester, summers excluded. Ph.D. students must present an additional one-hour research seminar on their thesis research project before the end of their fourth year in the program. This is separate from the thesis defense seminar that all Masters and Ph.D. students must give. Schedule: Check for the seminar schedule. Do not miss the Organizational Meeting on August 25 nor the final Friday faculty seminar for the semester. Assignments and Grading (for students not presenting): Students, registered for Chem 695 but not presenting, must fully attend and complete all assignments for every student and faculty seminar. For each seminar, they must: 1) Read the online seminar introduction ( ), if it exists. Before the seminar, submit a plausible question for the speaker to the appropriate pre-seminar Blackboard blog assignment. This question must be distinct from the other questions already submitted to the blog. Also, include a probable answer(s) to this unique question....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PRIMARY 1044 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Western State Colorado University .

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