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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry: Teaching Minor


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This minor is restricted to students working on a teaching major in biology, Earth science, or physics. Students completing this minor are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and disposition proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students must pass the WEST-E exam for chemistry to receive a chemistry endorsement.
 

Required Courses


Analytical Chemistry Credits: 5


Organic Chemistry and Laboratory Credits: 8


Biochemistry and Laboratory Credits: 5


Additional Course Credits: 2


Total Credits: 35


Chemistry Department Information


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Science Bldg., room 302
Mail Stop 7539
509-963-2811
Fax: 509-963-1050
www.cwu.edu/chemistry
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Chair

Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD

Professor
Anthony Diaz, PhD, inorganic, solid state
Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, organic
Anne Johansen, PhD, environmental, analytical
Martha J. Kurtz, PhD, chemistry and science education
JoAnn Peters, PhD, organic, mechanistic
Carin Thomas, PhD, biochemistry, toxicology

Associate Professors
Gil Belofsky, PhD, organic
Yingbin Ge, PhD, physical
Todd Kroll, PhD, biochemistry
Dion Rivera, PhD, physical, analytical
Tim Sorey, PhD, chemistry education

Assistant Professor
Timothy Beng, PhD, organic

Senior Lecturer
Robert Rittenhouse, PhD, general/physical

Lecturers
Alex Brewer, PhD, gerneal
M. Scott Long, PhD, general
Derek Ricketson, PhD, general
P. Whitney Swain, PhD, general

Staff
Emil Babik, instrument technician
Tony Brown, stockroom manager
Brian Finn, computer technician
Daniel Hall, stockroom assistant
Julie Khyler, safety officer
Lisa Stowe, secretary
Jeff Wilcox, instrument technician

Department Information
The department offers three majors. In each major, courses in the first two years emphasize fundamental topics in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students then choose advanced courses in chemistry and related areas to complete the requirements in their major.

These majors provide opportunities for practical experience in chemistry. Students are encouraged to do research on campus with a faculty member, and to participate in the department’s seminar program. Two minors are offered to supplement career related fields.

Department Standards
Students must have earned a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisites to be admitted to a course. To graduate, all chemistry majors are required to achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.25 GPA in courses required for the major.

Lab Fees
All chemistry labs have fees associated with them that must be paid when registering for the course.

College of the Sciences Information


Administration and Organization

Dean
Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Staff
Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Cindy Klein, fiscal specialist
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Colleen Falconer, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1866
Fax: 509-963-1977
www.cwu.edu/sciences

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, minors that supplement other degree programs, and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s Teacher Certification Programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.
 

Departments
All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors, educational specialist degrees and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual departments and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3201
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Aaron Montgomery, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: James Huckabay, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 300, 509-963-3208
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Lind Hall, room 201A, 509-963-2727
Political Science: Todd Schaefer, PhD, Psychology Building, room 415, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Science Building, room 107, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Delores Cleary, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

Interdisciplinary Programs
These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research, and public service functions.

American Indian Studies: Toni Culjak, PhD, Language and Literature, room 408D, 509-963-1531
Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education: Martha Kurtz, PhD, Dean Hall, room 130, 509-963-2135
Environmental Studies: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
or Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Ethnic Studies: Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 440, 509-963-1348
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Steve Schepman, PhD, Psychology Building, room 429, 509-963-2389
Museum of Culture and Environment: Mark Auslander, PhD, Dean Hall, room 334, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program: Karl Lillquist, PhD, Dean Hall, room 319, 509-963-1184
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Lucinda Carnell, PhD, Science, room 338G, 509-963-2821
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Anne Johnasen, PhD, Science, room 207D, 509-963-2164
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 110A, 509-963-2799
Health Career Resources: Keith Monosky, PhD, Dorothy Purser Hall, room 108, 509-963-1145

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