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Chemistry (Teacher Education)

1. Program Description

Chemistry (Teacher Education) is a characteristic speciality in Jiangsu province and also one of the earliest science majors of Nanjing Normal University. The aim of this program is to cultivate top talents who possess profound basic theories and sound specialized knowledge in chemistry, good quality of scientific thinking and experimental capability, along with essential ability to take up chemistry teaching and research. A Bachelor’s degree of science is awarded when a minimum of 174.5 total credits is achieved as required.

2. Program Duration and Credit

This is a four-year undergraduate program, which can be completed within a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years according to students’ specific circumstances.

A total of 174.5 credits are required upon the completion of the program.

3. Curriculum

Four modules of courses are offered for the program: Basic Curriculum, Essential Curriculum, Teacher Education Curriculum and Elective Curriculum. The Basic and Essential curricula are compulsory for a Bachelor’s degree.

The Elective Curriculum in the list includes extended disciplinary courses offered by the school into which an individual student is admitted, as well as cross disciplinary courses offered by other schools. Students can choose the extended and cross disciplinary courses according to their personal interests and career plans; however, credits should be approved by the School.

(1) Basic Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100701062105

Advanced Mathematics C (I)

4

1

 

100701062106

Advanced Mathematics C (II)

4

2

 

100010191004

Visual Basic Language Program Design

4

2

Including 1 practice credit

100701062108

Linear Algebra

3

3

 

100010072101

General Physics B (I)

3

2

 

100010072102

General Physics B (II)

2

3

 

100702072206

General Physics Experiment 1

1

3

 

100703082204

The Famous Teachers’ Guidance

1.5

1

 

100703082201

Safety in a Chemical Laboratory

1

1

 

100703082202

Chemoinformatics & Scientific Papers

2

2

 

100703082203

Recognition Practice

0.5

4

practice course

(2) Essential Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100703083016

The Principle of General Chemistry *

4

1

 

100703083017

Inorganic Chemistry A *

4

2

 

100703083003

Analytical Chemistry A *

3

2

 

100703083020

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Experiment A (I)

1.5

1

practice course

100703083021

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Experiment A (II)

2.5

2

practice course

100703083030

Organic Chemistry A (I) *

4

3

 

100703083031

Organic Chemistry A (II) *

4

4

 

100703083033

Organic Chemistry Experiment A (I)

2

3

practice course

100703083034

Organic Chemistry Experiment A (II)

2

4

practice course

100703083028

Instrumental Analysis *

3

5

 

100703083029

Instrumental Analysis Experiment

1.5

6

practice course

100703083022

Physical Chemistry A (I) *

4

3

 

100703083023

Physical Chemistry A (II) *

4

4

 

100703083025

Physical Chemistry Experiment A (I)

1.5

4

practice course

100703083026

Physical Chemistry Experiment A (II)

1.5

5

practice course

100703083015

Structural Chemistry *

4

5

 

100703083008

Elementary Chemical Engineering *

3

6

 

100703083009

Elementary Chemical Engineering Experiment

1.5

7

practice course

100703083001

Final Project (paper)

4

8

practice course

(3)Teacher Education Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100401223001

Rudiments of Teacher Professional Development

1

1

 

100401223002

Foundation of Secondary Education*

3

3

 

100401223003

Children Development and Learning*

3

4

 

100401223004

Teacher Language Expression and Application*

2

2

 

100401043037

Modern Educational Technology*

2

5&6

 

100401223011

Studies on Secondary School Chemistry Curriculum Standards and Textbooks *

2

5

 

100401223021

Middle School Chemistry Instructional Design and Skill Training*

3

6

practice course

100401223026

 

Middle School Chemistry Experiment Study

1.5

6

practice course

100401223029

Middle School Education Probation

1

5

practice course

100401223030

Middle School Education Internship*

6

7

practice course

(4) Elective Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100703084024

Specialized English for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

2

5

 

100703084023

Chemical Software and Applications

2

5

 

100703084035

Selected Topics of Inorganic Chemistry

2

7

 

100703084004

Selected Topics of Analytical Chemistry

2

7

 

100703084047

Selected Topics on Advanced Organic Chemistry

2

7

 

100703084036

Selected Topics of Physical chemistry

2

7

 

100703084008

Chromatography: Frontier and Practice

2

7

 

100703084031

Chromatographic Analysis Experiment

1

7

practice course

100703084038

Pharmaceutical Analysis

2

7

 

100703084034

Food Chemistry and Analysis

2

7

 

100703084039

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

2

6

 

100703084045

Organic Synthesis

3

6

 

100703084043

Organic Spectroscopy Analysis

3

6

 

100703084046

Organic Synthesis and Structural Identification

1.5

6

practice course

100703084029

Energy Chemistry

2

5

 

100703084042

Applied Electrochemistry

2

5

 

100703084026

Colloidal Chemistry

2

5

 

100703084003

Catalysis Chemistry

2

5

 

100703084049

Synthetic Chemistry Experiment (I)

1.5

5

practice course

100703084050

Synthetic Chemistry Experiment (II)

1.5

6

practice course

100703084025

Environmental Monitoring

2

6

 

100703084033

Biological Chemistry

2

4

 

100703084028

Lectures on Scientific Basic Skills

1

6

 

100703084048

Comprehensive Utilization of Resources

3

4

 

100703084027

Fine Chemicals and Their Manufacturing Process

3

5

 

100703084018

Functional Materials

3

5

 

100401224001

Teacher Leadership

1

4

 

100401224002

Middle School Students’ Psychological Counseling

1

5

 

100401224003

Middle Students’ Moral Psychology and Moral Education

1

5

 

100401224004

Education Philosophy

1

6&7

 

100401224005

Education Ethics

1

5&6

 

100401224006

Education Research Methodology

1

6&7

 

100401224007

Hot Issue Research on Basic Education

2

6

 

100401224008

Introduction to School Management

1

7&8

 

100401224009

Micro-teaching Skills Training

1

5&6

practice course

100401224010

Research on Teacher Education and Teaching Thoughts in Contemporary China

1

7&8

 

100401224011

Educational Films Appreciation

1

7&8

 

100401224012

Questionnaire Date Analysis by SPSS

2

5&6

 

100401224013

Digitized Teaching Materials Design and Development

1

6&7

 

100401224020

Middle School Chemistry Education Measurement and Evaluation

1

6&7

 

100401224029

Middle School Chemistry Inquiry Learning and Guidance

1

7&8

 

100401224039

An Analysis of Problems in Middle School Chemistry

1

6&7

 

100401224040

Research on Middle School Chemistry Exercise

2

5

 

100401224041

Chemistry Learning Psychology of Middle School Students

1

6

 

100401224042

Chemistry History

2

7&8

 

(Note: 1. Odd-number semesters are the fall semesters and even-number semesters are the spring semesters in each academic year. 

      2. The asterisk * marks a core course.)

4. Core Courses and Introductions

100703083003     Analytical Chemistry A     (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Through the study of this course, students should grasp the basic theory of analytical chemistry including errors and data treatment in quantitative analysis, the general principles and applications of titrimetric analysis. This course will also train students the ability of analyzing and solving issues related to analytical chemistry.

The main subject of this course concerns quantitative analysis, which gives the accurate contents of components in a sample. The contents include errors and data treatment in quantitative analysis, the general principles and applications of acid-base titration, complexometric titration, oxidation-reduction titration, precipitation titration and gravimetric analysis.

100703083008     Elementary Chemical Engineering     (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Elementary Chemical Engineering is an elementary course in chemistry major. The goal of this course is to improve the ability of utilizing chemical engineering knowledge to solve problem in major-related research and other kinds of work.

Elementary Chemical Engineering is an engineering discipline researching on the chemical and physical law in chemical industrial production. By studying the technical basic course, students’ ability of analyzing and solving problems is cultivated. This course mainly includes fluid flow and conveying machinery, heat transfer, distillation, industrial reactor design, homogeneous reaction processes and ideal reactors, etc.

100703083015     Structural Chemistry     (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

As a branch of chemistry science, structural chemistry deals with the relation between micro-structures and macro-properties at electronic, atomic and molecular level. On the basis of the two main lines (electronic structures and geometric configurations), structural chemistry systemically studies three important theories and three types of structures: quantum theory and atomic structures, chemical bond theory and molecular structures; lattice theory and crystal structures. By studying structural chemistry, a good foundation of quantum chemistry, the principle of symmetry and crystallography will be laid for undergraduates. These foundations will play a irreplaceable role in building micro-structure concepts and grasping the modern analytical methods.

100703083016     The Principle of General Chemistry      (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Chemistry and physics is the pivot of natural science, is one of the cornerstones of human civilization. Inorganic chemistry is a chemistry majors in colleges and universities first important professional basic course, it to the first year of college students' learning to play the role of a continuity. 

The principle of general chemistry is an important basic course for college students who majored in chemistry or applied chemistry. It plays an important role for students to learn successive courses. The course will teach students to grasp basic knowledge of thermodynamics, equilibrium and ionization equilibrium, reaction rates, structures of matter, the periodic law of elements, electrochemistry, and coordination chemistry.

100703083017     Inorganic Chemistry A    (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Inorganic chemistry A is the continuation, improvement and development of the principle of general chemistry A. By learning inorganic chemistry, students are required to have a preliminary master element periodic law, modern material structure, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium and ionization equilibrium, the reaction rate and coordination chemistry theory, on the basis of understanding and grasp the important elements of the elemental structure, properties and its important compounds, resources, preparation and application. 

Inorganic chemistry deals with the more than 100 chemical elements and the extremely large numbers of compounds they formed. Different parts of the periodic table are to be introduced in a more descriptive way, including halogens, chalcogens, nitrogen group, carbon group, boron family and so on. The syntheses, structures, chemical reactivities, characterizations of these elements and their compounds, including some new materials will be described in detail.

10070308303022     Physical Chemistry A (I)    (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Through the learning of this course, make students to systematically master the basic concept, principle and method of physical chemistry, preliminary has the ability to analyze and solve some practical problems.

Physical Chemistry is an important branch of chemistry, the purpose of which is to investigate the principles and methods of chemistry. Physical Chemistry A (I) includes the laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamics of multicomponent systems, phase equilibrium and chemical equilibrium.

100703083023     Physical Chemistry A (II)   (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Through the learning of this course, make students to systematically master the basic concept, principle and method of physical chemistry, preliminary has the ability to analyze and solve some practical problems.

Physical Chemistry is an important branch of chemistry, the purpose of which is to investigate the principles and methods of chemistry. Physical Chemistry A (II) includes statistical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, surface phenomena and colloid chemistry.

100703083028     Instrumental Analysis    (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Instrumental analysis has been the standard for courses that deals with the principles and applications of modern analytical instruments. It places an emphasis on the theoretical basis of each type of instrument, its optimal area of application, its sensitivity, its precision, and its limitations. The course also introduces students to elementary analog and digital electronics, computers, and treatment of analytical data.

Instrumental Analysis is an analytic method based on physical and physical chemical properties of materials. As an experimental technology course, Instrumental Analysis is of great benefit to improve students’ practical ability and the ability to use modern scientific instruments.

100703083030     Organic Chemistry (I)    (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Organic chemistry is a fundamental basic chemistry theory course. Through the study of this course, it will make students systematically master the basic theory of organic chemistry, basic knowledge and basic skills.

The contents of this course include nomenclature, structures, physical properties, chemical properties, synthetic methods and applications of organic compounds; configurations of organic compounds; mechanisms of typical organic reactions and effects of reaction conditions and so on.

100703083031     Organic Chemistry (II)    (4 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Organic chemistry is a fundamental basic chemistry theory course. Through the study of this course, it will make students systematically master the basic theory of organic chemistry, basic knowledge and basic skills.

The contents of this course include nomenclature, structure, physical properties, chemical properties, synthetic methods and applications of organic compounds; configurations of organic compounds; mechanisms of typical organic reactions and the effects of reaction conditions and so on. This contents of this semester deals with carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, nitrogen-containing organic compounds, heterocyclic compounds, natural organic compounds, and pericyclic reactions.

100401223002     Foundation of Secondary Education    (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Foundation of Secondary Education is a basic course in the program of teacher education. It is a compulsory theory lesson for those who want to get teacher certification. It systematically illustrates the educational concepts, which construct educational attainment of teachers, by regarding practical activity of secondary education as the studying objects, combining the basic problems of practice in basic education and through the absorption of the research achievements of contemporary educational theoretician.

This course is not the combination of sub-disciplines. Based on educational attainment, this course emphasizes the phenomenon and problems in basic education(especially secondary school and high school education). This course adapts various teaching approaches like previewing lesson before class, discussing in class, cooperative learning after class, close contacting with middle school students, and analyzing new curriculum to enrich students’ experience of practice and theory in limited teaching periods.

100401223003     Children Development and Learning     (3cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

It is a compulsory course for students majoring in teacher education. This course has two parts:

The first part -- Children's psychological development. It mainly involves theories of psychological development, the psychological characteristics of students in different age groups and the latest cutting-edge research findings. And theories applied in practice -- case analysis, the psychological mechanism behind the case;

The second part -- secondary school students' cognition and learning. It mainly includes the learning theories, middle school students' learning motivation, learning strategies, learning styles, etc. And it will introduce some major psychology genres’ main thoughts on learning such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology genres and the constructivism. Analyze the reason why today's students lack learning motivation, understand the current situation of students learning motivation and the latest research findings of students learning motivation, and understand the types and development of the students' learning strategies; Introduce the concept of learning style, and the characteristic of the current middle school students' learning styles, and learn how to implement individualized teaching on today's middle school students, and the latest research findings on learning style, etc.

100401223004   Teacher Language Expression and Application   (2cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

The purpose of this course is to help the normal university students master teaching basic writing and language skills, turn the theory of professional knowledge and teaching skills into specific vocational behavior mode and skills, and tend to be standardized and highly efficient. The major contents include two parts. First is to analyze the structure and function of the teacher's writing and written expression skills, and to tell the students about the training target, principles, methods and basic ways, so as to enable students to form the overall understanding of the goals, methods and ways of teachers. Second is to analyze the basic expression skills of teachers, and give training to the teachers' professional skills of literacy which is one of the most important and core qualities to be improved.

100401043037     Modern Educational Technology    (2cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Modern educational technology is a kind of public course of teacher education. Curriculum for normal school students' educational technology ability presents situation and subject of elementary and secondary school teacher's ability of applying information technology requirements, selects seven aspects of the normal students' teaching which is closely related to the exchange, research and practice. As a course with strong guidance, practicality and development for normal students, it will be able to meet the basis of normal students' information teaching, broaden our horizons, access and create teaching resources, grasp the technical support of teaching methods and skills, so as to easily control the 21st century classroom.

100401223011   Studies on Secondary School Chemistry Curriculum Standards and Textbooks   (2cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

This course is the fundamental course in chemistry teachers' professional curriculum system, and a compulsory course for the normal students who are interested in middle school and high school chemistry education teaching. The course takes middle school and high school chemistry curriculum standard and teaching material as the research object, and aims to familiarize students with the basic ideas of curriculum standard, structure, content and requirement, the system structure and writing characteristics of middle school chemistry teaching materials, to improve the students' curriculum literacy, and to cultivate the wisdom of analyzing teaching material and using teaching materials.

100401223021   Middle School Chemistry Instructional Design and Skill Training   (3cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

This course content and structure reflect the teaching ideas which is based on the teaching ideas that the theory as longitude, the skill as latitude, case and practice as the carrier, emphasis on practical, openness. This course requires students to experience in the teaching feelings, to internalize in practice, to achieve the teaching goal of the formation of the basic skills and establish the correct idea. It requires the way of teaching: instructor diversity, both college teachers and middle school teachers. Two-way teaching activities, including the teacher lectures, also have students prepare teaching and micro-teaching, on-scene observation, etc., and they are dispersed in practice and communication in the class.

100401223030    Middle School Education Internship   (6cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

Through education internship, student teachers will form teacher professional awareness and emotion, grasp specialized knowledge and professional skills, be equipped with the ability of automatically conducting teacher professional development through education, teaching and class management practice, which sets solid foundation for future teaching job.

Student teachers need to take part in all kinds of educational and teaching activities like observing other teachers’ lesson, preparing for the new lesson, trial teaching, giving lessons, managing class, attending research activities,etc.,during the whole educational practice period to improve their comprehensive professional ability which compose the inseparable part for being a secondary school teachers.

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