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Dr. Burgess holds the rank of full professor at Rivier University.
He received his BS degree from Brigham Young University with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. He has a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Physical Chemistry and has been teaching chemistry, physics and physical science for 30 years.
In addition he has collaborated with several faculty in the education department at Rivier University, doing online and face-to-face professional development, writing and editing a series of Discovery Books, and most recently investigating teaching and learning in elementary and middle school classrooms.
Dr. Fulton teaches Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at Rivier University.
He received his BS degree from Missouri State University with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. He has a Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Organic Chemistry.
Organic Chemistry (CHE201/202) is a two-semester sequence that provides a detailed study of the physical and chemical properties of carbon compounds. There is an accompanying laboratory.
Prerequisite: General Chemistry (CHE104 and CHE 105 or equivalent)
Biochemistry (CHE306/307) is a two-semester sequence that provides a detailed study of the chemistry of biological systems. Topics include: protein structure and function, enzymes and enzymes kinetics, nucleic acids, bio-chemical energetics, major catabolic and selected anabolic pathways, photosynthesis, nucleotide metabolism, and gene expression and regulation.
Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (CHE201 and CHE 202 or equivalent)
We are going to offer a Chemical Analysis laboratory course next spring for those students who may be interested in learning about and using chemical instrumentation.
It would be an instrumental course emphasizing the use of chemical instrumentation and not emphasizing the chemistry. It would expose the students to the kind of instruments that could be used in a crime lab and how they are used. We have an amazing variety of instrumentation for an institution of our size and we will allow the students to actually use them!
The course will be modified so that there will not be any prerequisites for the course. Students will, however, need to be open minded, willing to take some things on "faith" and be willing to do a lot of problem solving.
We hope many of you can find space in your schedules to take this class!
"We live in a society where it's considered okay for intelligent people to be scientifically illiterate. Now, it wasn't always that way. At the beginning of the 20th century, you could not be considered an intellectual unless you could discuss the key scientific issues of the day."
- Lawrence M. Krauss, author of The Physics of Star Trek. Taken from an interview in the August 2004 issue of Scientific American, page 84.
The Chemistry Department offers the following general education core courses. These courses satisfy the Natural Science requirement in the new core.
Note: Those students preparing to teach K-8 should take either PHY101 or PHY107 to satisfy the physical science requirement for the New Hampshire State Standards.
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