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HARMONIZED CURRICULUM FOR B.Sc. DEGREE PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRYETHIOPIA

Harmonization Team members: Hailemichael Tesso, PhD, Assistant Professor, Adama University; Tetemke Mehari, PhD, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University; Mesfin Redi, PhD, Assistant Professor, Addis Ababa University; Fikre Mammo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hawassa University ; Ayalew Temesgen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Gondar University.

August, 2009 Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Harmonized Curriculum for B.Sc. degree in Chemistry

Table of Contents 1. Rationale for the curriculum ....................................................................................................5 2. Aims, Goals and Objectives of the Program ............................................................................6 2.1 Aims of the Program ..........................................................................................................6 2.2 Goals of the Program..........................................................................................................6 2.3 Objectives of the Program ..................................................................................................6 3. Graduate Profile .......................................................................................................................6 3.1 Knowledge of chemistry ................................................................................................6 3.2 General intellectual and life skills ..................................................................................7 3.3 Values .............................................................................................................................7 Program Profile ........................................................................................................................7 Admission Requirements .........................................................................................................8 List of Major, Supportive and Common Courses ....................................................................8 6.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.1.4 6.1.5 6.1.6 6.2 6.3 6.4 7. 8. 9. Core Compulsory Courses .............................................................................................8 Analytical Chemistry..................................................................................................8 Physical Chemistry.....................................................................................................8 Organic Chemistry .....................................................................................................9 Inorganic Chemistry ...................................................................................................9 Applied Chemistry .....................................................................................................9 Core Elective Courses ....................................................................................................9 Supportive Courses ......................................................................................................10 Common Courses .........................................................................................................10 6.1.1 University Chemistry ......................................................................................................8

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Summary of courses ...............................................................................................................10 Course Coding Style (Course Numbering) ............................................................................10 Sequencing of courses: Semester wise course breakdown.....................................................11

10. General Delivery Methods .......................................................................................................12 11. General Evaluation Methods ....................................................................................................13 12. Grading System ........................................................................................................................13 13. Duration of the Study ...............................................................................................................13 14. Grade Point Average Requirements for Graduation ................................................................13 15. Degree Nomenclature...............................................................................................................13 15.1 In English: ......................................................................................................................13 15.2 In Amharic: ....................................................................................................................13 16. Mechanism of Quality Assurance ............................................................................................13 17. Course descriptions, Course Outlines, Modes of Course Delivery and Modes of Performance Evaluation.......................................................................................................................................14 17.1 University Chemistry Section ..................................................................................14 2|Page

Harmonized Curriculum for B.Sc. degree in Chemistry

Harmonized Curriculum for B.Sc. degree in Chemistry

17.1.1 University chemistry ...............................................................................................14 17.1.2 University Practical Chemistry ...............................................................................17 17.2 Analytical chemistry section ..........................................................................................19 17.2.1 Analytical Chemistry...............................................................................................19 17.2.2 Practical Analytical Chemistry................................................................................21 17.2.3 Instrumental Analysis I ...........................................................................................23 17.2.4 Practical Instrumental analysis I .............................................................................25 17.2.5 Instrumental Analysis II ..........................................................................................27 17.2.6. Practical Instrumental analysis II ...........................................................................29 17.2.7. Analysis of Real Samples.......................................................................................30 17.3 Inorganic chemistry section ...........................................................................................31 17.3.1. Inorganic Chemistry I.............................................................................................31 17.3.2. Inorganic Chemistry II ...........................................................................................33 17.3.3 Practical Inorganic Chemistry I...............................................................................34 17.3.4. Inorganic Chemistry III ..........................................................................................36 17.3.5 Practical Inorganic Chemistry II .............................................................................39 17.4 Organic chemistry section ..............................................................................................40 17.4.1 Organic Chemistry I ................................................................................................40 17.4.2 Practical Organic Chemistry I .................................................................................42 17.4.3 Organic Chemistry II...............................................................................................44 17.4.4 Practical Organic Chemistry II ................................................................................47 17.4.5 Physical Organic Chemistry ....................................................................................48 17.4.6 Practical Organic Chemistry III ..............................................................................51 17.4.7 Synthetic Organic Chemistry ..................................................................................51 17.5 Physical chemistry section .............................................................................................53 8.5.1 Physical Chemistry I (Chemical Thermodynamics) .................................................53 17.5.2 Physical Chemistry II (Chemical Kinetics and Electrochemistry)..........................55 17.5.3 Physical Chemistry III (Quantum Chemistry) ........................................................57 17.5.4 Physical Chemistry IV (Statistical Thermodynamics and Surface Chemistry) ......60 17.5.5 Practical Physical Chemistry I ................................................................................61 17.5.6 Practical Physical Chemistry II ...............................................................................62 17.6 Applied chemistry section ..............................................................................................63 17.6.1 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing .......................................................63 17.6.2 Industrial Chemistry I .............................................................................................64 17.6.3 Industrial Chemistry II ............................................................................................66 17.6.4 Biochemistry ...........................................................................................................68 17.6.5 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology .............................................................71 17.6.6 Senior Student Project .......................