Summertime Chi? More like Summertime CHE!

Summer classes are underway at DePaul’s Department of Chemistry. DePaul offers two types of summer classes – ten-week courses and five-week courses.  Here we take a look at how our department breaks down our summer course offerings:

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Ten-week Summer Session:

In the full summer ten-week session, the final classes in the general chemistry and organic chemistry sequences are offered. The course numbers are CHE 134/135 for general chemistry and CHE 234/235 for organic chemistry.

The ten-week summer session follows the same pace as the equivalent courses during the year. Participation in these courses allows students who have just finished CHE 132/133 or CHE 232/233 to complete the general or organic chemistry sequences without taking a big break over the summer. It is also a good opportunity for students who struggled with CHE 134/135 or CHE 234/235 to try again right away.

Summer Session I and II:

The department also offers two back-to-back 5-week summer sessions, that provide an accelerated pace version of the general and organic chemistry sequences. These courses cover all the material that is covered in the full-year, three-course general and organic chemistry sequences at DePaul, and they do it in a third of the total time. Students in these courses should be prepared for an intense experience! This option allows students to accelerate graduation timelines by shifting a full year class sequence into the summer. The course numbers are CHE 136/137 and CHE 138/139 for the general chemistry sequence, and CHE 236/237 and CHE 238/239 for the organic chemistry sequence.

Students in these courses should be prepared for an intense experience. This option allows students to accelerate graduation timelines by shifting a full year class sequence into the summer. The course numbers are CHE 136/137 and CHE 138/139 for the general chemistry sequence, and CHE 236/237 and CHE 238/239 for the organic chemistry sequence.

Intro to Chemistry:

During the second 5-week summer session, we also offer introductory chemistry courses, CHE 128 and 129. These courses are designed to prepare students for success in CHE 130/131 in the fall. If you are planning to take general chemistry at DePaul, and your math and quantitative problem-solving skills could use a tune-up, consider joining us for CHE 128/129 this summer!

The second summer session begins July 18. The lecture part of the course, CHE 128, meets every day except Friday, from 9 to 11 AM. The lab part of the course, CHE 129, meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 PM. Students are required to enroll in both CHE 128 and 129, they cannot be taken separately.

Potential Summer Course Offerings:

The department has also investigated offering the analytical chemistry sequence during the summer. The course numbers for these courses are CHE 202, 204, and 205. To date, there has not been sufficient student interest to offer these courses during the summer, but the department will continue to monitor demand for these courses and offer them during the summer if possible.

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