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Course Information

Course Information  (Course Approval Form)

  • A = Fall Term
  • B = Winter Term
  • Y = half course over 2 terms
  • Q = 1st quarter of Fall Term
  • R = 2nd quarter of Fall Term
  • S = 1st quarter of Winter Term
  • T = 2nd quarter of Winter Term

Required Courses

Chem 9657-9658Y: Seminar

Course Objectives: (Please note: these seminars are not the same)

  • To accustom the student to the regular perusal of the literature
  • To develop the student’s ability to assemble and critically appraise the recent literature
  • To develop an understanding (for both the student and the audience) of a research topic of current interest
  • To develop the student’s ability to present a seminar
  • To accustom the student to public speaking
  • To give practice in dealing with verbal questioning

New Research Course

Course Objectives:

As of September 1, 2014 ALL new students must be registered in the appropriate research course each term for the duration of their program.

Policy guideline and implementation

This does not count as courses required for the degree.

Optional Course – Experiential-Learning and Professionalism in Chemistry (EPIC)

Course Objectives:

The intention of the course is to encourage students to expose themselves to experiences that will enhance their professionalism, communication and teaching skill set. Such expertise is critical for successful degree progression and then beyond your time at Western, especially in the work force.

2017-18 Graduate Courses

Fall Term

Register in the Fall (1178)

Chem 9503R-Advanced NMR Spectroscopy 1

  • Instructor: Dr. Kim Baines
  • Days: Every Tuesday, Thursday (Beginning October 24-December 7)
  • Time: 9:30-11:00 am
  • Location: BGS 1056
  • Course Outline

Chem 9507Q-Advanced Chemical Communications

  • Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Gillies
  • Days: Every Thursday (beginning September 7-October 26)
  • Time: 9:30-12:30 pm
  • Location: MSA 3204

Chem 9541A-Crystallography 1

  • Instructor: Dr. John Corrigan
  • Days: Every Friday (beginning September 8-December 15)
  • Time: 1:30-4:00 pm
  • Location: ChB 115

Chem 9524A-Electrochemistry

  • Instructor: Dr. Jamie Noél
  • Days: Every Friday and Monday (beginning September 8-December 8)
  • Time: Fridays 9:30-10:30 am, Mondays 9:30-11:30 am
  • Location: Fridays UCC 58, Mondays UCC 65

Chem 9703R-Chemical Biology

  • Instructor: Dr. Patrick O'Donoghue
  • Days: Monday (November 6-December 11)
  • Time: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Location: IGAB 1N05

Chem 9823R-Heterocycles

  • Instructor: Dr. Michael Kerr
  • Days: Every Wednesday and Thursday (beginning October 18-November 24)
  • Time: Wednesday (3:00-4:30 pm) Thursday (3:30-5:00 pm)
  • Location: ChB 115


Winter Courses

Register in the Winter (1181)

Chem 9494B/4494B-Biophysical Chemistry

  • Instructor: Dr. Lars Konermann
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time: 11:30- am - 12:30 pm
  • Location:
  • Course Outline

Chem 9444B/4444B-Stat Mech and Molecular Simulations

  • Instructor: Dr. Stella Constas
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 am
  • Location:
  • Course Outline

Chem 9521S-Catalysis

  • Instructor: Dr. Johanna Blacquiere
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday
  • Time: 6:00-7:30 pm (beginning January8-February 14)
  • Location:

Chem 9533T- Nucleic Acids Chemistry

  • Instructor: Dr. Robert Hudson
  • Days: Every Monday (beginning February 27-April 17)
  • Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: MSA 3204
  • Course Outline

Chem 9571T-Vibrational Spectroscopy of Solids

  • Instructor: Dr. Yining Huang
  • Days: Wednesday
  • Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Location:

Chem9594B-Corrosion Processes

  • Instructor: Dr. David Shoesmith
  • Days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time: 8:30-10:00 am
  • Location:

Chem9603S-Advanced NMR Spectroscopy II

  • Instructor: Dr. James Wisner
  • Days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
  • Location:

Chem9623T-Advanced Synthetic Methods

  • Instructor: Dr. Brian Pagnekopf
  • Days: Every Tuesday and Thursday (beginning March 6-April 26)
  • Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Location: MSA 3204

Chem9663T-Advanced Polymer Chemistry II

  • Instructor: Dr. Joseph Gilroy
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 am
  • Location: MSA 3204

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