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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 6 (2008) pp 391-396

Discoveries in Chemistry and Textiles: The Development of a Two-Week Elective Chemistry Course in Germany and Paris

Rick C. White*a, Janis H. White*b, Darren L. Williamsa, Maria Granic-White,c and John W. Whited

aDepartment of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341, bDepartment of Family and Consumer Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341, cDepartment of English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, dDepartment of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Received June 25, 2008. Accepted November 18, 2008.

Published online: 1 December 2008

Abstract. A short course is described that is taught in the Maymester between the end of the Spring semester and Summer I. This course discusses the major research thrusts of prominent scientists who lived and worked in five German cities as well as Paris. The discussions center on who the scientists were, how their historical eras influenced their work, the research efforts in which they were engaged, and how their efforts continue to impact our lives today. A part of this course is to help students learn how to conduct themselves as a visitor to Europe and to see the similarities and differences between US and our European counterparts.

Key Words: Of Special Interest; overseas

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Issue date: December 1, 2008

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