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Undergraduate Chemistry

2015 Spring Term

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4 Units

CHEMISTRY FOR THE CONSUMER (GL)

Chemistry 100

A critical examination of those chemical products which have a significant impact upon the daily life of the consumer. Attention will be focused from the consumer viewpoint upon food additives, prescription and non-prescription drugs, fuels, pesticides, detergents, synthetic fibers and plastics. Meets General Studies laboratory science requirements.


5 Units

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (GL)

Chemistry 102

An introduction to the general concepts of chemistry including matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, changes of state, thermochemistry, acid-base theory, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria and electrochemistry.


5 Units

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (GL)

Chemistry 104

A continuation of CHEM 102.


3 Units

CHEMISTRY FOR OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

Chemistry 112

This course will explore the bonding, structure, properties and reactivity of the main classes of organic compounds focusing on acid/base, redox, and radical reactions. The safety concerns of these reactions will be discussed and predicted by using chemical information found in online and text sources.


1 Units

INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 184

An introduction to career tracks and career opportunities in chemistry. This course will feature readings on different career possibilities in chemistry and visiting lectures by practicing chemists. Professional skills, identification of career tracks, and scientific and technical communication will be emphasized. One hour lecture per week.


3 Units

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 251

Introductory chemistry of the compounds of carbon, their structures and reactions. Taken primarily by chemistry majors and pre-professional students. The foundation for understanding organic reactions is established with an emphasis on bonding, functional groups, three dimensional structure of organic molecules, relationship between structure and reactivity, kinetics, and reaction mechanisms. Three hours of lecture per week.


3 Units

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 252

A continuation of CHEM 251. The goal is to further examine the structure & reactivity relationship with emphasis on reactions and synthesis. It also illustrates how structural features considered in 251, combined with organic reactions learned in 252, can be sources of insight in the overall design of natural products and synthesized materials. Three hours of lecture per week.


2 Units

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Chemistry 261

Basic organic manipulative techniques and simpler syntheses are considered. Spectroscopic topics are introduced. Generally taken concurrently with CHEM 251. Two three-hour laboratories per week.


2 Units

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Chemistry 262

A continuation of CHEM 261. Includes more advanced synthetic work and kinetic and mechanistic investigations, and spectroscopic techniques. Generally taken concurrently with CHEM 252. Two three-hour laboratories per week. (Spring only)


3 Units

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 371

The general principles governing the behavior of matter are investigated. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, gases, phase diagrams, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and kinetics. Three house of lecture weekly. (Spring only)


3 Units

BIOCHEMISTRY OF METABOLISM AND SIGNALING

Chemistry 456

The chemistry of biological systems, focusing on metabolism and biochemical signaling. Three lectures/week. For Chemistry majors (Biochemistry emphasis), Biology majors (allied health focus) and students interested in Biochemistry postgraduate education.


2 Units

RESEARCH IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Chemistry 458

A laboratory course that teaches biochemical research techniques through guided original research projects.


1 Units

EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 471

Hands on experience with some experimental techniques of physical chemistry. Three hours of laboratory per week. (Spring only)


4 Units

INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS

Chemistry 480

A survey of optical and electrometic determinations, separation methods and basic instrumentation as applied to chemical analysis. Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory periods per week.


0.5-1 Units

TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 484

A course where students will use chemical and scientic literature, introduction to the seminar concept, participation in studies and discussion of current developments in chemistry. The student will review a topic and present that topic orally and in writing. This course may not be used as part of the Chemistry minor.


1 Units

SENIOR HONORS THESIS

Chemistry 488

The senior honors thesis is a requirement of the honors program which is designed to recognize a student's exceptional dedication and ability. Students will complete a substantial research project in their senior year. Results must be written up as a thesis, presented in a seminar, and defended orally.


1-2 Units

SUPERVISED TEACHING AIDE

Chemistry 492

This course provides students with teaching experience in a college-level chemistry laboratory course they have previously taken. It includes instruction on how to best operate as a teaching aide and in depth instruction on the experiments and instrumentation used in that chemistry course.


1-3 Units

CHEMISTRY INTERNSHIP

Chemistry 493

Variable Topics


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Credits in this course may not be used to fulfill minor requirements in Chemistry.


0.5-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Chemistry 498R

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Credits in this course may not be used to fulfill minor requirements in Chemistry.

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