CHEM 100 CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY (4)

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and a consideration of the benefits and problems arising from applications of chemistry. Discussions of foods and food additives, drugs, plastics and other materials of everyday life, fuel sources, the atmosphere, and fresh water. Lab fee required.

GenEd: B1

 

CHEM 105 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: A passing score on the Entry Level Mathemathics Examination

Introduces the basic principles and concepts in Chemistry. Topics covered include: measurements, units and unit conversion, scientific notation, stoichiometry, atomic structure, the concept of the mole, types of compounds, and problem solving.

GenEd: B1

 

CHEM 110 CHEMISTRY OF LIFE (4) [top]

Three hours lecture/laboratory twice pwer week

Prerequisites: Satisfy the Entry Level Mathemathics (ELM) requirement

Fundamentals of chemistry including the composition of atoms and molecules, mass balance, energy, properties of gases and solutions, solubility, diffusion, ionic strength, acid-base chemistry, and basic nuclear chemistry. Structure and reactivity of inorganic, organic, and biological molecules. Enzyme catalysis, including the metabolism of sugars, lipids, and proteins. Hazards of chemicals and their interactions with the human body. Integrated lecture and laboratory. No credit given towards the Chemistry major.

Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 121 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or 1 year high school chemistry

An introductory chemistry course which provides an overview of the chemical and physical behavior of matter with a focus on qualitative and quantitative general inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry. Lab fee required.

GenEd: B1

 

CHEM 122 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better

An introductory chemistry course which provides an overview of the chemical and physical behavior of matter with a focus on quantitative general inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry including kinetics and thermodynamics of reactions, gas phase and solution equilibria, and qualitative aspects of radiochemistry, organic chemistry, and polymer chemistry. Lab fee required.

GenEd: B1

 

CHEM 123 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I PROBLEM-SOLVING (1) [top]

One hour activity per week

Co-requisite: Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 121

An instructor/peer-supervised interactive problem-solving session for students in CHEM 121 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 121.

 

CHEM 124 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II PROBLEM-SOLVING (1) [top]

One hour activity per week.

Co-requisite: CHEM 122

An instructor/peer-supervised interactive problem-solving session for students in CHEM 122 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 122.

 

CHEM 250 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (2) [top]

Two hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better

Co-requisite: CHEM 251

An examination of the theory and techniques involved in the quantification of inorganic, organic, and biological species from samples with an emphasis on the environmental, biological, and medical applications of the analysis techniques.

 

CHEM 251 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY (2) [top]

Six hours of laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better

Co-requisite: CHEM 250

A laboratory course designed to provide students with an exposure to the techniques used in the quantification of inorganic, organic, and biological species from samples using gravimetric and volumetric analyses, potentiometric titrations, atomic absorption spectrometry, UV-visible spectroscopy, GC, and GC/MS. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 301 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better

An introductory course to the chemistry of the environment. The goal of this course is to teach the fundamental natural chemical processes of the atmosphere, oceans and soil of the Earth, as well as the anthropogenic effects on this system. Current topics of environmental interest will be discussed. The sciences behind these processes will be the focus of this course.

 

CHEM 305 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CHEMISTRY (1) [top]

One hour of activity per week.

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better

This course will introduce the use of computer applications to solve chemical problems and present scientific information. Topics include: on-line journals and literature searches, reading and understanding the scientific literature, computer modeling of molecules, and website development. Lab fee required.

GenEd: B4

 

CHEM 311 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better

The structure and reactions of simple organic molecules and spectroscopic techniques (NMR, GC-MS, IR, and UV-visible) used to characterize molecules.

 

CHEM 312 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (1) [top]

Three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 311 (or taken concurrently ) with a grade of C or better

A laboratory course designed to provide students with an exposure to the techniques and instrumentation (NMR, GC, GC-MS, LC, IR, and UV-visible) used to purify and characterize organic molecules resulting from organic reactions. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 313 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LEARNING COMMUNITY (1) [top]

One hour recitation per week

Co-requisite: CHEM 311

Interactive problem-solving session for students in CHEM 311 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 311.

 

CHEM 314 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 311 with a grade of C or better

An examination of the structure, reactions, and spectroscopy of organic compounds containing one or more functional groups, and the structures and reactions of biologically relevant molecules.

 

CHEM 315 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (1) [top]

Three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 311, CHEM 312, and CHEM 314 (or taken concurrently ) with grades of C or better

A laboratory course designed to provide students with experience in single-step and multi-step syntheses and characterization of organic molecules with hands-on access to instrumentation (NMR, GC, GC-MS, LC, IR, and UV-visible). Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 316 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LEARNING COMMUNITY (1) [top]

One hour recitation per week

Co-requisite: CHEM 314

Interactive problem-solving session for students enrolled in CHEM 314 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 314.

 

CHEM 318 BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 311 with a grade of C or better

An integrated Organic Chemistry II and Biochemistry. The topics covered include the structure and synthesis of sugars, amino acids, DNA, RNA, proteins; enzyme catalysis and inhibition; and the reactions involved in biosynthetic and metabolic pathways.

 

CHEM 341 DRUG DISCOVERY & DEVELOPMENT (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

How are drugs discovered? What determines the price for a drug? What is the difference between a generic and non-generic drug? These questions will be examined with an interdisciplinary approach. Topics include the isolation of compounds from natural sources, the screening of compounds for biological activity, structure-activity relationships of drugs, computer-assisted drug design, combinatorial chemistry, bioinformatics, the FDA approval process for new drugs, and the economic and business aspects of pharmaceutical investment and development.

Same as ECON 341, BUS 341

GenEd: B1,D,Interdisciplinary

 

CHEM 343 FORENSIC SCIENCE (3) [top]

Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

A survey of the various chemical and biological techniques used in obtaining and evaluating criminal evidence. Topics include: chromatography; mass spectrometry (LC-MS, GC-MS); atomic absorption spectrometry; IR, UV, fluorescence, and X-ray spectroscopies; fiber comparisons; drug analysis; arson/ explosive residue analysis; toxicological studies; blood typing; DNA analysis; population genetics; firearm identification; and fingerprint analysis.

GenEd: B1,Interdisciplinary

 

CHEM 344 ENERGY AND SOCIETY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Survey of the physical, chemical, and engineering principles involved in the production of energy from current and potential sources and the economical, environmental, and political issues surrounding energy production. The course will also examine factors that influence worldwide energy policy. Examples of topics included: energy conservation, efficient usage and transportation of energy, energy resources, fossil fuels, active and passive solar energy, biomass, fuel cells, nuclear (fission and fusion) processes, and hydroelectric, tidal, geothermal, and wind power.

Same as PHYS 344

GenEd: B1,Interdisciplinary

 

CHEM 371 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better, PHYS 101 or PHYS 201, and MATH 150

This course is designed to introduce thermodynamics and kinetics. Areas covered will include the laws of thermodynamics, changes in state, chemical equilibrium, gas kinetic theory, rates of reactions, and experimental methods used to determine chemical reaction rates.

 

CHEM 372 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1) [top]

Three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 371 (or concurrent registration)

This course is designed to introduce experimental physical chemistry including measurement of thermodynamic and kinetic properties. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 373 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better, PHYS 101 or PHYS 201, and MATH 150

Introduction to quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics.

 

CHEM 410 ADVANCED ORGANIC SYNTHESIS (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 (or concurrent enrollment), CHEM 314, and CHEM 315 or consent of instructor

This course will examine modern synthetic reactions and approaches in the design of complex organic molecules. The laboratory introduces students to advanced synthetic reactions and techniques, including inert-atmosphere techniques. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 415 MOLECULAR STRUCTURE DETERMINATION (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 (or concurrent enrollment), CHEM 314, CHEM 315 or consent of instructor

This course will examine modern techniques for the determination of organic, inorganic, and biological molecular structure. Topics include X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet spectroscopy, and molecular modeling. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 450 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS AND LABORATORY (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 250, CHEM 251, CHEM 305 (or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor), and CHEM 315 with a grade of C or better

This course is designed to introduce chemical analysis using instrumental methods. Areas covered will include atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectroscopy. Lectures will focus on theory and application of these techniques to organic, inorganic, and biochemical analysis. Experimental design, materials used in scientific apparatus, vacuum science and electronic circuits will also be examined. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 460 BIOCHEMISTRY I (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 314 with a grade of C or better

This course will examine the physical and chemical properties of biological molecules. Topics include: the structure and function of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 461 BIOCHEMISTRY II (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 (or concurrent enrollment), CHEM 460 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

This course will focus on the biochemical reactions that occur in cells. Topics include biosynthesis of proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, photosynthesis, cellular metabolism, and gene expression. Lab fee required.

 

CHEM 465 BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY (4) [top]

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 (or concurrent enrollment), CHEM 314 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor

This course will examine the inorganic chemistry of biological systems including the role of metals such as zinc, iron, copper, manganese, and molybdenum in protein/ enzyme function. The course will discuss principles of coordination chemistry, protein and DNA functional groups and their metal-binding ability, and the role of metal ions in the reaction mechanisms of metalloenzymes.

 

CHEM 490 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (1-3) [top]

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Specialized topics from the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Repeatable by topic.

 

CHEM 492 INTERNSHIP/ SERVICE LEARNING (1-3) [top]

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Provides student credit for internship work and/or service learning in the community that culminates in a written and oral report. Repeatable.

 

CHEM 494 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1-3) [top]

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Provides student credit for independent research (laboratory or library) that culminates in a written and oral report. Repeatable.

 

CHEM 497 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3) [top]

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Provides student credit for curricular activities under the direction of a Chemistry faculty member. Repeatable.

 

CHEM 499 CHEMISTRY CAPSTONE COLLOQUIUM (1) [top]

Prerequisite: CHEM 305, CHEM 371 and CHEM 492 or CHEM 494 (or concurrent enrollment)

Oral and written presentation of work completed or work-in progress projects of CHEM 492 or 494 courses.

Graded Credit/No Credit.