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Undergraduate Chemistry

2019 Fall Term

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4 Units

EVERYDAY CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 100

A terminal course covering the basic concepts of chemistry and how they relate to our everyday lives. Chemistry concepts are covered at the particulate level and then connected to our macroscopic world. The lab provides deeper exploration and hands-on experiments. This course meets the General Education GL requirement and is designed primarily for non-natural science majors.


5 Units

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

Chemistry 102

An introduction to chemistry including matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, and changes of state. This course is primarily designed for natural science, pre-health, and occupational and environmental safety majors needing two or more semesters of chemistry.


5 Units

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

Chemistry 104

This course, along with CHEM 102, forms the foundation of further chemistry studies. The topics covered include intermolecular forces, solutions, colligative properties, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory and equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.


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.


4 Units

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 260

CHEM 260 is an introduction to inorganic chemistry with emphasis on descriptive chemistry, bonding theories, acid-based theories, coordination chemistry and solid state chemistry.


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

INTRODUCTION TO GREEN CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 270

A lecture course covering the principles and common methods of green chemistry. Topics will include: atom economy, reduction of amount and toxicity of waste from chemical processes, reduction of energy use in chemical processes, assuring safety in chemical processes.


1 Units

GREEN CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Chemistry 271

The principles of green chemistry will be illustrated in this lab course. Topics will include atom economy, reduction of quantity and toxicity of waste, alternative solvents, renewable feedstocks, catalysts, and reaction monitoring.


1-3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Chemistry 298R

Undergraduate research experience related to chemistry for Freshman or Sophomores. Study of selected topic or topics under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Repeatable up to 4 times for a maximum of 6 credits. Credits in this course may not be used to fulfill minor or major requirements in chemistry.


5 Units

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

Chemistry 352

An introduction to volumetric, gravimetric and photometric techniques and fundamental methods of instrumental analysis. Three one-hour lectures and four hours of laboratory per week.


3 Units

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 370

The general principles governing the behavior of matter are investigated. Topics include atomic structure and quantum machanics, spectroscopy and topics in solid state chemistry. Three hours of lecture weekly. (Fall 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 MACROMOLECULES

Chemistry 454

The chemistry of the major compounds of living organisms, e.g., proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, are studied. Meets for 3 lectures/week, and is required for all Chemistry majors.


3 Units

ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 455

Lectures on advanced topics in organic chemistry. (Fall 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.


4 Units

ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 460

A lecture course that continues CHEM 260: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry. More detailed study of group theory, molecular orbital theory, and coordination chemistry. Advanced topics may include organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry and the application of inorganic chemistry to the environment.


1 Units

EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 470

A laboratory course in experimental physical chemistry. Experiments from various areas of physical chemistry will be performed. Three hours of laboratory per week. (Fall only)


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. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.


1 Units

INSTRUMENTAL DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE

Chemistry 481

A laboratory course that provides hands-on experince in performing preventative maintenance on instrumentation. Students will study instrumental designs and gain troubleshooting skills. Laboratory instruments covered in this course include balances, IR, GC, GCMS, HPLC, AA, ICP, CVAFS, FS, NMR and UV-VIS.


1 Units

TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY

Chemistry 484

A course where students will use chemical and scientific literature, be introduced to the seminar concept, and participate in the study 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.


1-4 Units

WORKSHOP

Chemistry 490

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques.


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


0-1 Units

CHEMISTRY SEMINAR

Chemistry 494

Variable topics.Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member. Units in this course may not be used to fulfill minor requirements in Chemistry.


1-3 Units

SPECIAL STUDIES

Chemistry 496

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable two times for a maximum 6 credits in degree.


1-12 Units

EXCHANGE STUDY

Chemistry 497

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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