Units: 2An original research project in the laboratory or in collaboration with a faculty member in the discipline. The student must consult with a faculty member in the discipline to decide on the research problem and then produce a research paper (approximately 10-20 pages) with a list of literature citations in American Chemical Society style. The research paper (thesis) must summarize the current state of knowledge on the research problem as well as the progress in the laboratory experiments aimed at the completion of the research project. The student will defend the thesis in a seminar to the faculty and students of the Department of Chemistry. May be repeated for a total of four (4) units of credit.Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of instructor.