Courses Taught by Protasiewicz at CWRU

FSCC 100: First Seminar: Life of the Mind (4)

This four credit-hour course provides an introduction to various dimensions of academic life. It will be characterized by intense yet open-ended intellectual inquiry, guided by reading from primary as well as secondary sources, and will include practice in written and oral communication in small groups. The seminars are led both by members of various departments of the university undergraduate faculty, and by teaching assistants from the Department of English. The goals are to enhance basic intellectual skills of academic inquiry, such as critical reading, thoughtful analysis, and written and oral communication; to introduce basic information literacy skills; to provide a foundation for ethical decision-making; to encourage a global and multidisciplinary perspective on the learning process; to facilitate faculty-student interactions; and, in the most general sense, to provide a supportive common intellectual experience for first-year students at CWRU. USFS 100 is the first course in the new Case general education sequence. The SAGES program is required of all Freshman as part of the new general education requirements at Case.

Please see the fun recent activity in my Fall 2005 SAGES First Seminar Class!

CHEM 111: Principles of Chemistry for Engineers (4)

A first course in University Chemistry emphasizing chemistry of materials for engineering students. Atomic theory and quantitative relationships; gas laws and kinetic theory; solutions, acid-base properties and pH; thermodynamics and equilibrium; kinetics, catalysis, and mechanisms; molecular structure and bonding. Prereq: One year of high school chemistry or permission of department.

CHEM 330: Computer Techniques in Chemistry Lab (2)

Computer techniques for chemical research; searching chemical databases; data collection and analysis with computers; computational methods and molecular modeling. Introduction to software packages for computer applications in chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 301 or 335 Prerequisite: CHEM 322

CHEM 331: Laboratory Methods and Techniques III (3)

Synthesis, separation techniques, physical properties, and analysis. Advanced techniques of chemical synthesis, leading the student to the preparation of interesting inorganic and organometallic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 322

CHEM 413: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (3)

Chemistry of inorganic compounds, with special emphasis on mechanisms of reactions.

CHEM 414: Organometallic Reactions and Structures (3)

Developments in the understanding of bonding and structure in organometallic chemistry and the relevance of organometallic species to chemical catalysis.

CHEM 415: Chemical Applications of Group Theory (3)

Experimental and semiempirical treatments of the structure and bonding in chemical systems, based on a presentation of symmetry relationships and the theory of point and space groups.

CHEM 479: X-ray Crystallography (3)

Experimental and theoeretical treatments of single crystal X-ray difraction and crystalography, with hands on training for the departmental diffractometer.

MIT 5.05: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry III (3)

As a visiting Professor at MIT, taught short course 5.05 at MIT on Main Group Chemistry for Spring 2007.