A practical introduction to laboratory techniques and research methods used in the senior project. Multi-week projects are undertaken to investigate chemical systems. Reliance on the literature to plan and execute independent investigations if required. Modern instrumentation is utilized for each project. An emphasis is placed on good written and oral communication skills. Taught in the spring semester. Credit: Two semester hours. Preequisite: FSCHE*201. Distribution Requirements: None. Prerequisites: FSCHE*201 and permisison of the instructor.