Chemistry Winter Workshop FAQ

Chemistry Preparation Workshop Course FAQ

The Winter Session CHEM 2080 Prep is an opportunity for students who are taking CHEM 2080 in the spring to work on fundamental concepts and skills needed for success in CHEM 2080.

What will students learn in the Winter Session CHEM 2080 Prep?
This winter session offering is similar to CHEM 1008 offered during the academic year. The course reviews relevant topics from CHEM 2070 and introduces topics from CHEM 2080 including but not limited to: mathematical foundations (variety of algebra topics), stoichiometry, molarity/pH, thermochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, and acids and bases.

What are the logistics of Winter Session CHEM 2080 Prep?
The course will take place virtually, with both synchronous and asynchronous components, from January 4th – January 21st. Students will be expected to attend office hours and problem solving 1 time per week.  Asynchronous videos will be assigned and notes must be turned in via Canvas.  Expected workload for students will between 7-10 hours per week. Students must be available at 2 of the following times: Mondays OR Wednesdays from 2 PM – 4 PM EST AND Thursdays 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM OR Friday 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM.

Is there a cost?
This course is being offered as a pilot. There is no cost since there is no credit; it will not appear on Student Center or any college transcript.

Who is Winter Session CHEM 2080 Prep for?
Self-motivated students who are taking CHEM 2080 in the spring and who have struggled with chemistry or the required underlying algebra skills in Fall 2021.  Barring unforeseen circumstances, students are expected to participate in the program for its entirety.

How can students participate?
Enrollment will be capped between 30-40 students and a pretest score will be required for any student wishing to participate.  If students are not selected for the course but would like access to the resources, they can view them in Canvas here: https://canvas.cornell.edu/enroll/KKRHL9.   For questions, reach out directly to the course instructor, Brandon Bogusz (bb677@cornell.edu).