Undergraduate Program in Chemistry Education

First Semester
Cr. ECTS
CHEM 107 Int. to Practical Chem.
A short history of chemistry, its development and contribution to humanity; basic laboratory skills and their application to the understanding of matter and its properties. Note: Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 103 or CHEM 104 when registered for the first time by chemistry students.
3 4
CHEM103 General Chemistry I
Fundamental concepts of chemistry; atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, gases, liquids, solids, solutions.
3 7
ED 101 Introduction to Education
Basic concepts, principles and characteristics of education; social, political, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in general and the Turkish educational system in particular.
3 6
MATH 101 Calculus I
Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and applications, integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals and series, Taylor polynomials, power series, basic transcendental functions.
4 6
PHYS 101 Physics I
Vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, conservation of energy, linear momentum and its conservation, rotation of rigid bodies about a fixed axis, angular momentum and its conservation. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 8
17
31
Second Semester
Cr. ECTS
AE 111/112/HSS Advanced Eng. I or II or HSS
The purpose of this course is to enhance the spoken/written performance of the non-native student by emphasizing extensive discussion and essay production. An average of six to ten relevant articles are studied in depth during this semester, their subjects encompassing the fields of psychology, education, history and culture. Having read the passage at home, the students come to class prepared to defend or argue the writer's views and put forward views of their own. Written material is compared to personal case-studies and each student reaches an individual synthesis as far as the topic is concerned.
3 3
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II
Fundamental topics in chemistry; thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibrium, electrochemistry.
3 6
CHEM 108 Qualitative Analysis
An introduction to the theory and application of the qualitative analysis of common cations, anions, metals, nonmetals, alloys, salts and salt mixtures, including their structural properties, reactions, as well as the fundamental concepts of chemistry.
4 5
MATH 102 Calculus II
Vector calculus, functions of several variables, directional derivatives, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals and their applications, change of variables, coordinate systems, line integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem.
4 6
PHYS 130 Thermodynamics, Waves, Optics and Modern Physics
Introduction to thermodynamics, oscillations, waves, interferences and diffraction, gratings and spectra, quantization of energy and wave behavior of particules. No current credit with PHYS 102, or PHYS 121, or PHYS 202. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 7
18
27
Third Semester
Cr. ECTS
---- HSS Elective 3 4
BIO 101 Cellular and Molecular Biology I
Preview of the cell and evolution theory; the chemistry of life; macromolecules; cells and organelles; membrane structure; transport across membrane; endomembrane system; bioenergetics; enzymes; chemical energy metabolism; aerobic respiration; photosysnthesis; cytoskeletal systems.
3 5
CHEM 245 Inorganic Chemistry
Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; molecular symmetry; introduction to coordination compounds, nomenclature and stereochemistry.
3 5
ED 211 Educational Psychology
Understanding the human potential, effectiveness and motivation. Human development and diversity. Problem solving, memory and creativity. Instruction and assessment in learning. Contemporary issues in educational psychology.
3 5
MATH 201 Matrix Theory
Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrix algebra determinants, inverse of a matrix, Cramer's rule, rank and nullity, the eigenvalue problem, introduction to linear programming.
4 5
TK 221 Turkish I 2 3
18
27
Fourth Semester
Cr. ECTS
CHEM 242 Analytical Chem. 3 4
CHEM 244 Analytical Chem. Lab 2 4
PHYS 201 Physics III
Charge and matter, the electric field, Gauss law, electrostatic potential, capacitance, current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, the magnetic field, Ampére's law, Faraday's law, inductance, magnetic properties of matter. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 6
SCED 240 Science, Technology & Society
Perspectives on scientific knowledge and scientific society; the reciprocal relationships between technology and society; contemporary issues related to science, technology, and society.
3 5
SCED 282 Principles and Methods of Instruction in Mathematics and Science
Learning theories, and approaches to curriculum development in mathematics and science; overview of history of mathematics and science education; concepts, principles, methods and techniques of instructional planning in mathematics and science education.
3 8
TK 222 Turkish II 2 3
17
30
Fifth Semester
Cr. ECTS
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I
An introductory course covering the basic organic chemistry concepts; properties and reactions of alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes with emphasis on structure and stereochemistry; nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, alcohols and ethers. Note: Must be taken concurrently with Chem 203 when registered for the first time.
4 5
CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Basic techniques of separation, identification and purification of organic compounds and application of these to simple organic reactions. Corequisite: CHEM 201 Note: Must be taken simultaneously with this course when taking for the first time.
2 4
ED 221 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling
Introduction into the field of guidance and counseling; its conceptualization, historical background, nature, professional roles, direct and indirect functions. A brief review of career counseling, counseling with special groups, basic assessment techniques, and development of these services in Turkey.
3 5
HTR 311 History of Turkish Republic I 2 3
SCED 320 Teaching Methods in Science I
Nature of science; scientific literacy; theoretical and conceptual approaches to teaching-learning in science education; teaching methods, strategies, techniques and principles specific to science; developing and critical analysis of lesson plans.
4 8
SCED 350 Secondary School Science Laboratory Applications I
Development, application and evaluation of science experiments designed for the secondary school science curriculum.
4 8
19
33
Sixth Semester
Cr. ECTS
---- Complementary Elective 3 4
---- Unrestricted Elective 3 4
CET 360 Instructional Technologies and Materials Development
The concepts and principles of educational technology as an integrated part of teaching and learning process. Basic information technology skills. Selection, development, implementation and evaluation of media with regard to learning theories. Employment of laboratories; audio-visual means, slides, graphs, films and printed materials; computer software including simulations, tutorials, drills, interactive learning environments, microworlds, intelligent systems and multimedia.
3 5
CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II
Properties and reactions of conjugated systems, aromatic compounds, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, and derivatives and amines. An introduction to structure determination of organic compounds using spectroscopic methods. Note: Must be taken concurrently with Chem 204 when registered for the first time.
4 5
CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Synthesis and identification of various organic compounds. Corequisite: CHEM 202*. Note: Must be taken simultaneously with this course when taking for the first time.
2 4
HTR 312 History of Turkish Republic II 2 3
SCED 370 Measurement and Assessment in Mathematics and Science Education
Methods of measurement and assessment in mathematics and science education; reliability, validity and practicality in assessment tools; developing tests measuring higher order thinking skills; grading student performance; item analysis; analysis and discussions of national and international assessments.
3 6
20
31
Seventh Semester
Cr. ECTS
CHEM 351/352/353 Physical Chem. I/II or Intr. to Physical Chemistry
Properties of ideal and real gases, first law of thermodynamics, basic concepts of thermochemistry. Second law of thermodynamics, direction of spontaneous change and entropy concept. Simple mixtures, thermodynamic description of mixtures, properties of solutions. Rates of chemical reactions; empirical chemical kinetics and rate laws. Equilibrium electrochemistry, electrochemical cells.
4 6
ED 401 Classroom Management
Development of effective classroom management skills. Understanding and handling factors influencing student behavior, student motivation, communication and group interaction. Establishing and maintaining standards of behavior. Planning and modification of classroom tasks, materials, time and environment to facilitate learning.
3 6
SCED 404 Research Methods in Mathematics and Science Education
Survey of research methods related to mathematics and science education; planning a small scale research study focused on these areas.
4 8
SCED 421 Teaching Methods in Chemistry
General and specific objectives of chemistry education, selection and application of appropriate methods and media in teaching chemistry, recent trends and developments in teaching chemistry, micro teaching practices and evaluation of the teaching process.
3 6
SCED 450 Practice Teaching in Mathematics and Science
Critical observation of educational contexts and processes: school organization, school administration, teaching, daily routines, school-family cooperation and school resources; ethical issues in the teaching profession; supervised student teaching.
4 6
18
32
Eighth Semester
Cr. ECTS
---- Chemistry Elective 3 5
---- Environmental Science Elective 3 5
---- Phil./Hist. of Science Elective 3 5
..... Complementary Elective 3 4
SCED 422 Practice Teaching in Chemistry
Observation of chemistry instruction in schools; design of resource, unit and lesson plans; supervised student teaching in classroom or laboratory.
4 8
SCED 424 Current Trends in Chemistry Education 3 5
19
32