Essential Chemistry for Global Leaders Ⅱ to begin on October 4, 2018

 Class List of Fall Semester 2018

“Essential Chemistry for Global LeadersⅡ” will begin on October 4. This is a class for students in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The class will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

This course covers fundamental chemical science during lectures and attempts to link this knowledge to real world examples through the use of videos and reading assignments. The objective is to give students not only a working knowledge of chemistry, but also an understanding of why it is important in our everyday lives.

Message to Students

Prof. RichardsThis course builds on the foundational chemistry introduced in the Essential Chemistry for Global Leaders I course. As well as adding to the fundamental chemistry introduced in course I, we will also look at how this chemistry becomes relevant in the real world. Although most of the topics covered will be already very familiar to chemistry major students, these students may also benefit from this course if they are looking to improve their English language skills with respect to chemistry.

Lecture Outline

Essential Chemistry for Global LeadersⅡ [18S1009]
Number of Credits
Richards, Gary James (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Graduate School of Humanities & Sciences Building R408
Date & Time
Thursday Period 3-4 (10:40-12:10)
Year 2018
  October 4, 11, 18, 25
  November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  December 6, 13, 20, 27
Year 2019
  January 10, 17
Lecture Plan
Lecture Types:
Standard lecture types with occasional use of video to illustrate real-world examples. Lectures will include a short Q and A review of previous lectures topics. Short reading assignments will be given occasionally.

Lecture topics will include :
1. Thc CFC story. How did chemistry help us solve the hole in the ozone layer problem ?
2. How does your flat screen TV work ? Discover the chemistry of liquid crystals !
3. Keeping charged. Find out about the chemistry behind your mobile phone battery !
4. Colour chemisty. What makes things coloured and how do we measure it ?
5. Building muscle ! What is protein and how is it made ?
6. How do chemists design new drugs to treat disease ?
7…and how do we make that drug once we’ve designed it ?
8. Modern day chemical analytical techniques.

Salters Advanced Chemistry: Chemical Storylines (AS) and Chemical Ideas (AS); Organic Chemistry: McMurry; Inorganic Chemistry: Shriver and Atkins.


Registration Period: Mon., October 1 through Sat., October 13
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


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