Disclaimer: The percentages listed below are calculated based on the grading information and assignment sections of publicly available syllabi. The information provided is an approximation on the types of assignments within each individual class and is not meant as an absolute interpretation of all the inherent activities in said class(es).

CHEM 1100 - Introductory Chemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 50%

Exams and quizzes are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 95% to 100% of the overall grade for most introductory Chemistry classes. Some professors however do have some types of writing assignments, such as essays, which can consist of up to 50% of the overall grade. This class also contains a lab section, which will require some element of writing in the form of reports. 

CHEM 1151K - Survey of Chemistry I

Writing Required: 0% - 25%

Exams and quizzes are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 95% to 100% of the overall grade for the class. The lab portion is 15% and the workshop is 10% in the combination grade with the Chemistry class.

CHEM 1152K - Survey of Chemistry II

Writing Required: 0% - 25%

Exams and quizzes are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 95% to 100% of the overall grade for the class. The lab portion is 15% and the workshop is 10% in the combination grade with the Chemistry class.

CHEM 1211 - Principles of Chemistry I

Writing Required: 0% - 25%

Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams. If there is any writing, it is in the workshop portion of the class, which consists of approximately 10% - 15% of the overall grade. The lab section that accompanies the class consists of 70% - 80%, which will require some element of writing in the form of reports. 

CHEM 1212 - Principles of Chemistry II

Writing Required: 0% - 25%

Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams. If there is any writing, it is in the workshop portion of the class, which consists of approximately 10% - 15% of the overall grade. The lab section that accompanies the class consists of 70% - 80%, which will require some element of writing in the form of reports. 

CHEM 2130 - Sophomore Chemistry Seminar

Writing Required: 40% - 70%

This class contains an essay assignment that is approximately five individual parts, such as topic summary, research descriptions, a rough draft, peer review, and the final draft, as well as homework.

CHEM 2411 - Organic Chemistry I

Writing Required: 0% - 60%

Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams. The lab section that accompanies the class consists of 60%, which will require some element of writing in the form of reports.

CHEM 2455 - Principles of Organic Chemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 60%

Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams. The lab section that accompanies the class consists of 60%, which will require some element of writing in the form of reports.

CHEM 3422 - Organic Chemistry II

Writing Required: 0% - 55%

Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams. The lab section that accompanies the class consists of 55%, which will require some element of writing in the form of reports..

CHEM 3510 - Survey of Physical Chemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Exams are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 80% to 90% of the overall grade. This class also can contain homework assignments that may require some element of writing.

CHEM 3521 - Quantum Chemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams. If there is any writing, it is in the workshop portion of the class, which consists of approximately 10% - 15% of the overall grade.

CHEM 3522 - Chemical Thermodynamics

Writing Required: 10% - 20%

While Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams, this class does contain in-class writing exercises.

CHEM 3523 - Structure, Bonding and Reactivity

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Exams are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 90% to 100% of the overall grade. 

CHEM 3550L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Writing Required: 40% - 70%

The lab section that accompanies the class consists of approximately 70%, which will require some element of writing in the form of reports..

CHEM 3810 - Chemical Process Principles

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

While Chemistry classes are primarily comprised of exams, this class does contains two projects that may have some element of writing.

CHEM 3825 - Research Methods

Writing Required: 45% - 55%

In this class, students will write up of scientific inquiries.

CHEM 4084 - Senior Seminar

Writing Required: 90%100%

This class contains the creation of a resume and peer-reviewed thesis.

CHEM 4330K - Instrumental Analysis

Writing Required: 10% - 20%

The lab portion of class contains some element of writing, primarily in the form of reports.

CHEM 4410 - Organic Medicinal Chemistry

Writing Required: 10% - 20%

While it is primarily comprised of exams, this class does have a presentation that will require a rough draft and notes.

CHEM 4485 - Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Exams and quizzes are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 95% to 100% of the overall grade.

CHEM 4610 - Inorganic Chemistry

Writing Required: 10%20%

This class contains summary worksheet for journal articles and a literature review project.

CHEM 4611 - Structure and Bonding

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Exams are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 85% to 90% of the overall grade. This class also contains homework assignments that may possess an element of writing.

CHEM 4612 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Exams are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 85% to 90% of the overall grade. This class also contains homework assignments that may possess an element of writing.

CHEM 4711 - Biochemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Exams and quizzes are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 95% to 100% of the overall grade.

CHEM 4712 - Physical Biochemistry

Writing Required: 0% - 10%

Exams are generally multiple choice and require a scantron, which consist of 90% to 100% of the overall grade. 

CHEM 4910L - Tools and Applications in Chemical Research and Practice

Writing Required: 85% - 100%

This class contains various writing assignments, such as reports as well as a research paper and presentation.

CHEM 4913L - Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

Writing Required: 100%

This Lab section consists primarily of notebook checks and reports.

CHEM 4985 - Selected Topics in Chemistry: An Integrated Approach

Writing Required: 10% - 30%

This class can contain reports from the field trips and a project presentation.

Classes Without Information:

(Currently, these classes do not have publicly-accessible syllabi available for review.)

CHEM 1230K - Accelerated Principles of Chemistry

CHEM 2083 - Selected Projects in Chemistry

CHEM 2422 - Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 2422L - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHEM 3010 - Law and Administration of Chemicals

CHEM 3130 - Modern Forensic Science

CHEM 3140 - Drugs and Drug Abuse

CHEM 3310K - Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 3830 - Engineering Thermodynamics

CHEM 3885 - Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering

CHEM 4003 - History and Philosophy of Science

CHEM 4081 - Independent Study

CHEM 4083 - Faculty Directed Research

CHEM 4086 - Internship in Chemistry

CHEM 4185 - Selected Topics for Teachers

CHEM 4340 - Surface Chemistry

CHEM 4350L - Techniques of Surface Chemistry Laboratory

CHEM 4385 - Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 4585 - Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry

CHEM 4685 - Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 4720L - Biochemistry Laboratory

CHEM 4920 - Environmental Chemistry

CHEM 4930 - Chemical Kinetics

CHEM 4940 - Industrial Chemistry