Library Course Assessment for
Chemistry 191, 192, 193

November 15, 2004

CHEM 191 | CHEM 192 | CHEM 193

CHEM 191 Living in a Materials World: From Stone Age to Nanoscience

This is the Library’s assessment for CHEM 191 Living in a Materials World: From Stone Age to Nanoscience. This course will first be offered in 2006-1 and once a year thereafter. It is an elective course, intended for both science and non-science majors, with an expected enrollment of 100-250 students. It is intended to be qualified as a Breadth (Science) course.

Monographs

The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below. Due to the very general nature of the subjects, and the Library of Congress tendency to index to the deepest possible level, holdings for the general subject headings do not necessarily reflect the depth of SFU holdings. Therefore, total SFU holdings, including all related sub-headings, are listed in brackets.

Bone implements 11 [14]
Ceramics 19 [68]
Chemistry 228 [3173]
Chemistry – History 44 [49]
Materials science 11 [51]
Metals 77 [439]
Plastics 28 [187]
Polymers 301 [730]
Stone implements 53 [169]
Superconductors 45 [87]
Wood – Chemistry 10 [20]

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials

 The Library’s collection of general and popular science periodicals such as Discover, Nature, Science, Scientific American, will be useful for students in this course. The Library’s existing collection of Chemistry journals will also be useful.

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

The Library’s existing bibliographic tools will be adequate for locating resources for this course. In particular, the following indexes provided by library license will be useful:

General Science Index
Applied Science & Technology Index
Web of Science

Costs: there are no new library costs associated with this course.

CHEM 192 Chemistry in Your Home, Work and Environment

This is the Library’s assessment for CHEM 192 Chemistry in Your Home, Work and Environment. This course will first be offered in 2005-3 and once a year thereafter. It is an elective course, intended for both science and non-science majors, with an expected enrollment of 100-250 students. It is intended to be qualified as a Breadth (Science) course.

Monographs

The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below. Due to the very general nature of the subjects, and the Library of Congress tendency to index to the deepest possible level, holdings for the general subject headings do not necessarily reflect the depth of SFU holdings. Therefore, total SFU holdings, including all related sub-headings, are listed in brackets.

Chemistry 228 [3173]
Chemistry, technical 33 [95]
Chlorofluorocarbons 3 [12]
Coffee 8 [168]
DDT insecticide 7 [11]
Dyes and dyeing – Chemistry 13 [14]
Explosives 8 [41]
Fertilizers 49 [192]
Food - Analysis 61 [95]
Perfumes 7 [15]
Pheromones 84 [102]
Pigments 17 [35]
Plastics 28 [187]
Polymers 301 [730]
Surface active agents 55 [77]
Toxicology 103 [1253]

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials  

The Library’s collection of general and popular science periodicals such as Discover, Nature, Science, Scientific American, will be useful for students in this course. The Library’s existing collection of Chemistry journals will also be useful.

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

The Library’s existing bibliographic tools will be adequate for locating resources for this course. In particular, the following indexes provided by library license will be useful:

General Science Index
Applied Science & Technology Index
Web of Science

Costs: There are no new library costs associated with this course.

CHEM 193 Close Encounters of the Radioactive Kind

This is the Library’s assessment for CHEM 193 Close Encounters of the Radioactive Kind. This course will first be offered in 2006-4 and once every four semesters thereafter. It is an elective course, intended for both science and non-science majors, with an expected enrollment of 50-100 students. It is intended to be qualified as a Breadth (Science) course.

Monographs

The SFU Library's book collection was assessed using Library of Congress subject headings for the topics covered by this course. Related subject headings and SFU holdings are listed below. Due to the very general nature of the subjects, and the Library of Congress tendency to index to the deepest possible level, holdings for the general subject headings do not necessarily reflect the depth of SFU holdings. Therefore, total SFU holdings, including all related sub-headings, are listed in brackets.

Nuclear chemistry 12 [25]
Nuclear energy 94 [400]
Nuclear energy – Social aspects 4 [9]
Nuclear fuels 20 [67]
Nuclear medicine 10 [29]
Nuclear weapons 128 [498]
Radiation 48 [553]
Radiation preservation of food 4 [6]
Radioactive substances 5 [59]
Radioactivity 39 [119]
Radiobiology 46 [87]
Radiochemistry 98 [125]
Technology – Social aspects 293 [446]

The Library has adequate monograph holdings to support this course.

Serials

The Library’s collection of general and popular science periodicals such as Discover, Nature, Science, Scientific American, will be useful for students in this course. The Library’s existing collection of Chemistry journals will also be useful.

The Library has adequate serial holdings to support this course.

Bibliographic Tools

The Library’s existing bibliographic tools will be adequate for locating resources for this course. In particular, the following indexes provided by library license will be useful:

General Science Index
Applied Science & Technology Index
Web of Science

Costs: there are no new library costs associated with this course.

Note:   The materials required for these courses are located in the WAC Bennett Library on the Burnaby campus.  This assessment is based on the assumption that the courses will be offered at SFU’s Burnaby campus.  If the courses were to be offered at SFU Surrey or Harbour Centre, or as off-campus courses, additional Library costs would be incurred.

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Last revised: 2015-07-03