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Chemistry (CHEM)

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1100 CONSUMER CHEMISTRY (3 credits) Chemistry as viewed through illustrations taken from common substances, objects, and processes in the world around us. Topics range from table salt to perception-altering drugs, and from drinking water to nuclear power. Intended for nonscience majors. Liberal Education Category 3


1110 CHEMISTRY FOR ALLIED HEALTH (3 credits) Survey of concepts in general and organic chemistry and biochemistry. Laboratory component introduces techniques, methods, and instrumentation. Intended for students majoring in Nursing and other allied health disciplines.


1111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4 credits) A survey of chemistry covering basic concepts including inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. The laboratory component introduces techniques, methods, and instrumentation. Liberal Education Category 3 (LC)

1112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4 credits) A continuation of the survey begun in CHEM 1111 covering basic concepts of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. The laboratory component introduces techniques, methods, and instrumentation. Prerequisite: CHEM 1111 or CHEM 1211. Liberal Education Category 3 (LC)

1113 GENERAL CHEMISTRY III (2 credits) A quantitative review of the concepts covered in CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1112. Prerequisite: CHEM 1112.

1211 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (4 credits) Principles of inorganic, physical, solution, and gas phase chemistry. The laboratory component introduces techniques, methods, and instrumentation. Primarily intended for chemistry majors and minors, biology majors, and preprofessional students. Prerequisites: High school chemistry and high school algebra. Liberal Education Category 3 (LC)

1212 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (4 credits) Continuation of the development of principles of inorganic, physical, solution, and gas phase chemistry begun in CHEM 1211. The laboratory component introduces techniques, methods, and instrumentation. Primarily intended for chemistry majors and minors, biology majors, and preprofessional students. Prerequisite: CHEM 1111 or CHEM 1211. Liberal Education Category 3 (LC)

2130 CHEMISTRY OF DRUGS (3 credits) Introduction to the pharmacology of the more common drugs and toxic substances.

2140 PHYSIOLOGY OF NUTRITION (2 credits) Fundamental principles of human nutrition, food sources, metabolic interrelationships, and nutritional requirements.

2210 CRIMINALISTICS (3 credits) Introduction to the theory and practice of physical evidence analysis. Topics include firearms, fingerprints, hairs and fibers, numbers restoration, shoeprints, arson, and paints. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111 or CHEM 1211.

2270 CRIMINALISTICS LABORATORY (1 credit) Introduction to the analyses performed in forensic chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 2210.

2311 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3 credits) A study of the properties of aliphatic and aromatic compounds and the theories and mechanisms to account for those properties. Prerequisite: CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1212.

2312 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Continuation of study of the properties of functional groups and the theories and mechanisms to account for those properties. Prerequisite: CHEM 2311.

2371 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (1 credit) Laboratory study of the reactions of organic compounds. Prerequisites: CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1212; Corequisite: CHEM 2311.

2372 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (1 credit) Laboratory study of the reactions of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 2371; Corequisite: CHEM 2312.

2510 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (3 credits) A study of equilibrium processes and the experimental methods and instruments used for quantitative analysis of samples. Prerequisite: CHEM 1113 or CHEM 1212.

2570 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1 credit) Laboratory applications of analytical instrumentation to chemical analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1212, 2510 (may be corequisite).

2925 PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT: CHEMISTRY PERSPECTIVE (3 credits) A study of the chemical processes important in maintaining a clean environment. Liberal Education Category 10

3000 WRITING CERTIFICATION (0 credits) A requirement designed to document the student's ability to competently write expository English in a technical format. After enrolling in the course, the student may petition any Chemistry Department faculty member for certification by submitting a satisfactory paper on a mutually agreed on topic. In addition, the student may also fulfill this requirement by taking Chemistry 3100 two times and receiving a grade of C or better each time.

3100 JOURNAL CLUB (1 credit) Oral and written presentations of special topics in chemistry. May be repeated with 2 semester credits allowed toward chemistry major. Prerequisite: CHEM 2312.

3110 LABORATORY MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY (2 credits) Laboratory management concepts, safety information concerning chemical substances. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.

3140 CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY (3 credits) Chemical principles in toxicology. Design of environmentally safer chemicals; quantitative analysis of the toxicity of various molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 2311.

3150 STANDARD METHODS OF WATER ANALYSIS (3 credits) Introduction to techniques of analysis of natural and effluent water samples using standard analytical techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1212.

3170 GLASSWORKING (1 credit) Techniques in making glass seals and joints. Prerequisite: CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1212.

3210 INTERPRETATION OF SPECTRAL DATA (2 credits) Systematic investigation of mass spectra, IR spectra, PMR spectra, C-13 NMR spectra, including both theoretical and practical applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 2312 and CHEM 2372 (may be corequisite).

3310 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III (3 credits) Advanced topics of stereochemistry, mechanisms and synthetic applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 2312 and CHEM 2372.

3411 BIOCHEMISTRY I (3 credits) Chemical principles governing metabolic functions and genetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 2312, or consent of instructor.

3412 BIOCHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Continuation of CHEM 3411. Chemical principles governing metabolic functions and genetic materials. Prerequisite: CHEM 3411.

3471 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (1 credit) Laboratory techniques pertaining to biochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 2312 and CHEM 2372; Corequisite: CHEM 3411.

3472 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (1 credit) Continuation of laboratory techniques pertaining to biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 3411; Corequisite: CHEM 3412.

3510 BASIC INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS (2 credits) Theoretical and experimental applications of spectrophotometric and chromatographic method of analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 2510 and CHEM 2570. (Might not be offered every year)

3660 RADIOISOTOPES (4 credits) Principles of nuclear science. Use of isotopes in the laboratory and detection with GM counters, gamma scintillation counting, gamma ray spectra, liquid scintillation counting, and autoradiography. Prerequisites: One year each of college chemistry and biology. (Might not be offered every year)

3711 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (3 credits) Fundamental understanding of chemical and physical properties of atoms and molecules through quantum mechanical and classical approaches. Prerequisites: CHEM 1212, and PHYS 2101.

3712 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Fundamental understanding of chemical and physical properties of atoms and molecules through quantum mechanical and classical approaches. Prerequisites: CHEM 3711 or consent of instructor.

3771 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (1 credit) Physical chemistry laboratory applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 2570 and corequisite CHEM 3711.

3772 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (1 credit) Continuation of physical chemistry laboratory applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 2570 and corequisite CHEM 3712.

3811 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3 credits) Theoretical approach to the principles of inorganic chemistry. Integration of theory and descriptive chemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 2312.

3812 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Continuation of the study of the theoretical approaches to the principles of inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 3712 and CHEM 3811.

3871 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (1 credit) Laboratory oriented approach emphasizing techniques and theories of preparative inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 3711.

3872 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (1 credit) Laboratory oriented approach emphasizing techniques and theories of preparative inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 3871.

4100 ELECTRONIC SEARCHING OF THE CHEMICAL LITERATURE (2 credits) Data retrieval methods using online search inquiries. Includes searching of remote databases and libraries. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status.

4101/ENVR 4101 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY I (3 credits) Intensive study of biogeochemical cycles of natural and man-made pollutants including transformations, transport, fate and persistence mechanisms. Environmental effects, long-term impacts, and methods of treatment/prevention are discussed. Prerequisites: CHEM 1112 or CHEM 1212 or consent of instructor.

4102/ENVR 4102 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Study of processes affecting behavior and fate of anthroprogenic and natural compounds in the atmosphere, soils, and water. Colloidal and surface phenomena, nanoprocesses, redox reactions, speciation, solubility, and complexation. Prerequisite: CHEM/ENVR 4101; GEOL 1110; and ENVR 2000 or consent of instructor.

4320 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as advanced synthesis, advanced reaction mechanisms, polymers, and natural products. May be repeated when topic is changed. Prerequisite: CHEM 3312. (Might not be offered every year)

4420 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymology, nucleic acids, metabolism, toxicology, and biochemical lab techniques. May be repeated when topic is changed. Prerequisite: CHEM 4411. (Might not be offered every year)

4510 INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS (3 credits) Theory and applications of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 2510 and CHEM 2570.

4520 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as mass spectrometry, NMR, electrochemistry, chemical separations, and computerized instrument interfaces. Prerequisite: CHEM 3507. (Might not be offered every year)

4571 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY I (1 credit) Experimental applications of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Corequisite: CHEM 4510.

4572 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY II (1 credit) Continuation of CHEM 4571. Experimental applications of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 4510.

4610 BIOMEMBRANES AND BIOCHEMICAL TRANSPORT (3 credits) Study of the structure and function of biological membranes and the transport mechanisms across those membranes. Prerequisite: CHEM 3412. (Might not be offered every year)

4620 ENZYMES AND CHEMICAL MESSENGERS (3 credits) Study of the structure and function of enzymes and the biological feedback mechanisms in which they function. Prerequisite: CHEM 3412. (Might not be offered every year)

4650 BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY (2 credits) Study of the role of essential inorganic substances in biochemical systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 3412.

4720 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as kinetics, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling. Prerequisite: CHEM 3312. (Might not be offered every year)

4820 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as organometallics, catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 3312. (Might not be offered every year)


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