Over the last 12 months, I have been working diligently alongside the talented people at The Great Courses to bring to you an Organic Chemistry course for everyone! Whether you are a rising sophomore preparing for the rigors of a college O-chem course or someone in the throws of a life-long love affair with learning topics of all kinds, you will find something for everyone in this course!
In short, if you are searching for an entertaining and fun, yet rigorous and technical introduction to Organic Chemistry - then I am proud to invite you to take a tour of this powerful, fascinating and ever-growing science with me. We will spend 36 lectures together discussing a broad array of topics, including how Organic Chemistry saved the whales, nearly destroyed the ozone layer, and even how it might be used in the future to launch our species into space. These are just a few of the many fascinating topics that we will explore together.
The Great Courses has given me an opportunity to teach Organic Chemistry in way that it never has been before: with college-level detail, but broadcast TV-quality illustration and graphics. It is a marriage of teaching techniques which is long overdue, and you can experience it with my new course at your own pace in the comfort of your own home!
I spend 18 hours explaining all of the basics of Organic Chemistry which can help college-level students get their head wrapped around this topic - all mixed with a healthy dose of historical narrative and modern examples to spice up the subject!
Enjoy a few examples of my presentation style on my History of Chemistry YouTube playlist below, or link over to The Great Courses and explore hundreds of courses on everything from Yoga to World History to Physics!
Professor Davis' YouTube Channel Playlist
Course Topics Include:
Structure of the Atom and Chemical Bonds
Drawing molecules and Chemical Reactions
Alcohols and Ethers
Ketons and Aldehydes
Acids and Esters
Amines, Amines and Nitriles
Amides, nitrates and amino acids
Carbohydrates, Proteins and Nucleic Acids
Lab Purification Techniques
Spectroscopy (NMR, IR, UV and more!)
The list goes on and on. To learn more, click on the link below!
The Smithsonian Teams up with The Great Courses - an Amazing Combination!
I am so proud to be working with the amazing people at The Great Courses! Dr. Kurin's American History course is out, featuring all sorts of incredible items from the Smithsonian's collections. Click on the link to the right for even more from The Great Courses!