We are interested in revising our Organic Chemistry curriculum in response to changes in the pre-med and ACS requirements as well serve our students better. We are thinking of having a first semester aqueous organic chemistry course for majors and non-majors. Students could then go onto biochemistry or into a second semester of organic chemistry which would go more into synthesis and non-aqueous organic chemistry. Have people tried such models? Or know where to look for resources for such curricular changes?
Kurt that general area so reactivity and reactions of alcohols, amines, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives. It would be a one semester organic class for students to then go into a 300 level biochemistry course. Chem majors then would move into a intermediate organic chemistry course. Given the changes in the medical school requirements, we are thinking of adapting such a curriculum and are wondering what resources are out there.