GEOG C179A, GC-Maker Lab I: Skills and Theory

Catalog Description: In the environmental and biological sciences, one of the biggest challenges in transitioning from student to researcher is learning how to measure something without an off-the-shelf device. This course will provide the theoretical background and the practice of building a Gas Chromatograph (GC) system for environmental research. The first semester is for students who seek to develop fundamental skills in instrumental development and design. The second semester (c179b) is only open to those who have taken this first semester course and will entail the construction of a working gas chromatograph system. This class will be especially useful for students who wish to pursue research following graduation.

Units: 2.0

Prerequisites: Chem 3AL, or instructor permission


Fall and/or Spring: 15 weeks - 2 hours of laboratory per week

Grading Basis: Letter

Final Exam Status: Alternative to final exam

Also Listed As: ESPM C179A

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