A fourth-year capstone course offers students an opportunity to integrate topics covered in the core disciplinary courses, to learn an advanced interdisciplinary topic, and to approach unfamiliar problems and literature. This article describes a fourth-year capstone course designed to incorporate components of faculty lectures, student seminars, and original, hands-on research projects in order to cover the topic of supramolecular chemistry in one semester with unusual depth. This approach should be applicable to other advanced topics in chemistry.
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Urbach, A. R., Pursell, C. J., & Spence, J. D. (2007). Supramolecular chemistry: A capstone course. Journal of Chemical Education, 84, 1785-1787. doi: 10.1021/ed084p1785
Journal of Chemical Education