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KINDAI UNIVERSITY

Chemistry Course,
Department of Science
(a.k.a. Department of Chemistry)

Introduction

Essential Research Tackles Vital Issues Such as Global Warming

Contributions from the field of chemistry have paved the way for dramatic advances in science and technology in modern times. By definition, chemistry is the study of the nature and transformation of molecules and matter. In the past, achievements in chemistry have given rise to improvements in clothing, food, housing, and much more. Nowadays, chemistry plays a direct or indirect part in the development of technologies related to new materials, biotechnology, and information science, with especially important contributions in the areas of pharmaceutical products and artificial organs. As society looks to tackle issues of global importance, from climate change to food and energy shortages, chemistry has a vital role to play.

Fostering Ethics, a Global Perspective, and a Deep Knowledge of Chemistry

From the first year of the Chemistry Course, students can study specialized subjects that provide them with a firm grounding in the scientific method. While studying the basic theory of chemistry, students also familiarize themselves with the practical side of the discipline. They do this by studying the synthesis and reaction of different types of matter, as well as by analyzing materials and their structures and measuring their physical properties in the laboratory. In addition, students can cultivate their scientific thinking and communication skills by giving presentations and participating in discussions. Other features of this course include special lectures given by prominent guest speakers working at the forefront of chemistry, as well as special lessons prepared exclusively for students aiming to become teachers.

Curriculum

Covering Both the Basics and Specialized Applications

Laboratory lessons are provided from the first year, so that students can immediately begin to acquire a scientific way of thinking. Students also engage in the practical application of chemistry through their studies in seminars. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to become scientists who can contribute to society.

Curriculum

Specialized subjects 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Required subjects Basic Inorganic Chemistry [2]
Basic Organic Chemistry [2]
Introduction to Physical Chemistry [2]
Exercises in Basic Inorganic Chemistry [2]
Fundamental Organic Chemistry Exercises [2]
Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry and Exercises [2]
Chemistry Laboratory I [3]
Chemistry Laboratory II [3]
Chemistry Laboratory III [3]
Chemistry Laboratory IV [3]
Chemistry Laboratory V [3]
Seminar for Bachelor Thesis [1]
Individual Study for Bachelor Thesis [8]
Elective required subjects Mathematics in Chemistry [1] Chemistry of Typical Elements [2]
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry [2]
Organic Reaction Mechanisms I [2]
Chemical Thermodynamics and Exercises [3]
Chemical Information Processing [2]
Exercises in Basic Analytical Chemistry [1]
Organic Reaction Mechanisms II [2]
Basic Biochemistry [2]
Physical Chemistry of Kinetics [2]
Quantum Chemistry and Exercises [3]
Instrumental Analysis [2]
Environmental Chemistry [2]
Molecular Biochemistry [2]
Experiments in Elementary Physics I [2]
Supramolecular Chemistry [2]
Green Chemistry [2]
Special Lecture (intensive) [1]
Elective subjects     Chemistry of Transition Elements [2]
Synthetic Organic Chemistry [2]
Electrochemistry [2]
Molecular Interactions and Molecular Discrimination [2]
Structural Physical Chemistry [2]
Applied Instrumental Analysis [2]
Coordination Chemistry [2]
Analytical Chemistry for Environmental Sciences [2]
Bioinorganic Chemistry [2]
Bioorganic Chemistry [2]
Biophysical Chemistry [2]
Polymer Chemistry [2]
Applied Spectroscopy [2]
Exercises in Teaching [1]
 
  • This curriculum is for the year 2014 and is subject to change for 2015.
  • Figures in [ ] indicate the number of credits.

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