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Course Information

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  • 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 (Milestone)

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

Research Course

Course Objectives:

Students that registered after September 1, 2014, must register 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 workforce.

Fall Term

Register in the Fall (1198)

9494A-Biophysical Chemistry

  • Instructor: Lars Konermann
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time: 10:30-11:30 am
  • Location: ChB 9
  • Course Outline

9522A-Analytical Separations

  • Instructor: Ken Yeung
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Time: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Location: ChB 115


  • Instructor: John Corrigan  
  • Days: Thursdays (Beginning September 12) NOTE: Nov 28 class is in ChB 9  
  • Time: 2:30-5:30 pm
  • Location: ChB 115

9703R-Chemical Biology

  • Instructor: Patrick O'Donoghue
  • Days: Monday-begins October 28th
  • Time: 3-5 pm
  • Location: Natual Science Centre (NSC)7


  • Instructor: Michael Kerr 
  • Days:  Monday, Wednesday
  • Time: 2-3:30 pm
  • Location:  BhB 115

9505A-Dynamics of Interfacial Charge Transfer Process

  • Instructor: J.C. Wren
  • Days: Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time: 4:30-6 pm
  • Location: MSA 3204

Winter Term

Register in the Winter (1201)

9444B-Statistical Mechanics and Molecular Simulations

  • Instructor: Styliani Constas
  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 am
  • Location: ChB 115
  • Course Outline

9503T-Advanced NMR Spectroscopy I

  • Instructor: James Wisner
  • Days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time: 1-3 pm (Tues.), 10-noon (Thurs.)
  • Location: 
  • Course Outline

9653S-Polymers: Synthesis to Function

  • Instructor: Joseph Gilroy
  • Days: M/W/F January 6, 2020-February 28, 2020
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 am
  • Location: ChB 9
  • Course Outline

9546T-Optical Properties of Solid-State Materials

  • Instructor: Lijia Liu
  • Days: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time: Tues (10-11:30 am), Thursday (2:30-4 pm)
  • Location: MSA 3204

9608T-Polymers in Cell and Drug Delivery

  • Instructor: Arghya Paul
  • Days: Wednesdays, Fridays
  • Time: 2-3 PM
  • Location: MSA 3204
  • Course Outline

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