Skip to main content
Skip to main menu Skip to spotlight region Skip to secondary region Skip to UGA region Skip to Tertiary region Skip to Quaternary region Skip to unit footer


Designing, Implementing, and Assessing a New Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum

Tracy McGill
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Chemistry Building, Room 400
Departmental Colloquium

Image removed.


Acknowledging the limitations of traditional curricula and pedagogy, this seminar will describe the process of designing a new four-year curriculum at Emory University. The major goals of this reform effort include an emphasis on core ideas and scientific practices rather than content and historical course boundaries in order to convey the excitement, relevance, and interdisciplinary nature of 21st century chemistry to undergraduate students. Unexpected rewards, challenges, and new opportunities have emerged as both departmental and institutional cultures have incrementally shifted to catalyze new conversations and target new goals for undergraduate STEM education.




Support Us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.

Got More Questions?

Undergraduate inquiries: 

Registration and credit

AP Credit, Section Changes, Overrides,

Graduate inquiries:

Contact Us!

Assistant to the Department Head: Donna Spotts, 706-542-1919 

Main office phone: 706-542-1919 

Main Email:

Head of Chemistry: Prof. Jason Locklin