Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of molecules. Scientific, medical, and technological phenomena ultimately are understood in terms of molecular structure and interactions. Understanding of chemistry is essential to effective work in all sciences, and some knowledge of chemistry is useful in such fields as law, government, business, and art.  Many aspects of our high-technology society can be understood better from the viewpoint of chemistry.

 

COVID-19 Updates:

The Wesleyan Chemistry Department is fully committed to providing a high quality educational experience for our students that is consistent with maintaining the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.  For Fall 2020 we are offering a full curriculum of courses in a variety of teaching modes.  A list of courses with brief descriptions of modifications for Fall 2020 is below.  For more information on specific courses, please contact the instructor.  General questions may be sent to the department at chemistry@wesleyan.edu.

 

Special note for laboratories:

Hands-on work is a central component of the laboratory courses (CHEM152, CHEM257, and CHEM 375).  Due to changes in the course formats and the reduction in laboratory capacities, the department strongly recommends that students postpone laboratory courses until the 2021-2022 academic year, if possible.

 

Course

Instructor

Instruction Mode

Additional Notes

118 DNA

Russu

online only

141 Gen Chem I

Davis

online only

Flipped format with pre-recorded lectures. Class meetings will be used for synchronous online sessions.

143 Princ of Chem I

Smith

in-person accepting remote students

In-person lectures that are live-streamed and recorded. Students will attend on a rotating schedule. Discussion sections will be in-person or online only.

152 Intro Lab

Davis

online only

241 Sci Outreach

Roberts

cancelled

251 Orgo I

Northrop

online only

Flipped format with pre-recorded lectures. Class meetings will be used for synchronous online sessions.

257 Intermed Lab

Gupta

hybrid accepting remote students

In-person labs and online labs with remote instruction for fully online students.

337 Quantum

Novick

In person only

359 Adv Org Syn

Calter

in-person accepting remote students

361 Adv Inorg

Westmoreland

online only

Flipped format with pre-recorded lectures. Class meetings will be used for active learning

375 Integ Lab I

Roberts

in-person only

377 Nanomat

Personick

online only

Flipped format including pre-recorded lectures. Class meetings will be used for synchronous online sessions, including literature discussions and presentation of special topics.

383 Biochem

O'Neil

online only

Flipped format with pre-recorded lectures. Class meetings will be used for active learning.

521Symp

Personick

online only

557 Org/Inorg Sem

Northrop

in-person accepting remote students

587 Biochem Sem

Russu

online only

 

Open Position in Polymer Chemistry 

For more information regarding this position and how to apply, visit the link below:

Open Position in Polymer Chemistry