CHEM 555 Analytical Chemistry in the Public Interest (Graduate)

This course will describe analytical techniques used to make important measurements in our society. Examples include medical tests such as Covid-19 rapid response test strips or serum sodium levels, environmental measurements such as the amount of herbicide atrazine in ground water or CO2 levels in the atmosphere, pharmaceutical tests for active ingredients in antibiotic tablets, or forensic analysis for poisonous heavy metals.  The fundamental theory behind the analytical methods of spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectrometry will be described.  Data collected from each of these methods will be analyzed to determine the qualitative and quantitative composition of a sample.  Analytical techniques that can be utilized in the high school classroom will be emphasized and include applications such as cell-phone spectrophotometers paper-based analytical methods.  

Prerequisite: Stong undergraduate background in chemistry & a license to teach high school chemistry.

Related Offerings:
CHEM T 510 Inorganic Chemistry (Winter/Spring 2024)
CHEM T 520 Organic Synthesis (Winter/Spring 2023)
CHEM T 530 Organic Spectroscopy (Fall 2023)
CHEM T 540 Physical Chemistry (Fall 2023 & Fall 2024)
CHEM T 550 Introductory Biochemistry (Winter/Spring 2024)
CHEM T 560 Environmental Chemistry (TBD)
CHEM T 570 Nuclear Chemistry (Summer 2023)
CHEM T 590 Chemistry Capstone – Rqd for Graduate Certificate (Summer 2025)

Indiana University

Semester: Full Summer 2024

Instructor: Jill Robinson

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Dates: 6/3/24 – 7/26/24

Location: Online Asynchronous

Teacher Level: Grades 9-12

Graduate Certificate Available: Yes

Master’s Completion Option: Yes

CHEM 555 Syllabus

Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry

Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction