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Last approved: Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:27:09 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 16 Apr 2016 08:27:09 GMT

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Change Type
SMT (Sustainable Materials and Technology)
301
022508
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Chemistry of Sustainable Materials
Chem Sustainable Materials
College of Natural Resources
Wood and Paper Science (15WPS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
David Tilotta
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: CH 101 and CH 102 and CH 220
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
15SMTBSSustainable Materials and TechnologyRequired
Introduction of polymer science concepts (thermal transitions, molecular weight, viscoelasticity) to sustainable materials such as wood, cork, starch, silk, etc. Detailed instruction on the chemistry of sustainable materials including reactivity, decay, the chemical aspects of thermal treatments, the separation of sustainable materials into their individual components, the reactivity and modification of the individual components, and the conversion of sustainable materials into energy products.

We are requesting a change in the course credit hours:


Current: 4 hrs (3 lecture + 1 lab)


Proposed: 3 hrs (3 lecture)


Reasons for Change:  



  1. The laboratory is not required to learn the fundamental chemical principles of sustainable materials.

  2. The department does not have the resources (i.e., instructor time, equipment, and space/facilities) to offer a laboratory at this time. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of EngineeringSMT/WPS 301 is one of the Chemistry electives in Chemical Engineering (BS): Sustainable Engineering, Energy And The Environment (14CHEBS-14CHESEE)
Dr. Tilotta has been teaching this course for the past several years. No additional resources are needed to implement the changes.

The major goals of this course are to: (1) provide the student with the theoretical foundation needed to understand both the chemical nature of wood and the polymers used with wood, and (2) familiarize the student with the principles and industrial practices of chemically modifying wood; protecting wood and wood-based materials; and producing energy and chemical products from wood.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:


1.  Identify the chemical features of sustainable materials (wood, cork, starch, silk, etc.) that dominate their behavior as polymeric materials


2.  Explain the fundamentals of polymeric, biopolymeric, and composite materials


3.  Describe how the chemical properties of sustainable materials impact their thermal and viscoelastic properties


4.  Explain the treatments that can limit or prevent the degradation (decay) of sustainable materials;


5.  Describe how wood and other renewable materials can be separated into their individual components and how these individual components can be transformed into value-added bio-based products


6.  Explain how sustainable materials can be used as feedstock for the production of energy


7.  Explain the interactions between sustainable materials and polymeric materials such as resins


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Exam100N/A
Exam100N/A
Quizzes10010 quizzes and homework @10 points each
Final Exam200N/A
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus

kkharris (Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:46:41 GMT): Action Table at 11.4.2015 UCCC pending consult with College of Science (Chemistry).
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