Chemistry Department

Course Descriptions

CHEM 111 Chemistry and the Environment
4 credits

Explores the interface between chemistry and the world we live in, with particular emphasis on environmental issues such as pollution, energy depletion and global warming.The chemical principles required to understand these topics are introduced on an as-needed basis.This course is primarily intended for non- science majors and cannot be used for credit toward a chemistry degree. Lecture, 3 hours/ week; Laboratory, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 151 General Chemistry
4 credits

Covers the fundamental theories, principles and laws of chemistry, plus the properties of elements and compounds.

CHEM 151L General Chemistry Laboratory
1 credit

Covers the laboratory techniques and apparatus of chemistry, plus the illustrations of quantitative relationships in chemistry. Includes a systematic course in theory and techniques of inorganic qualitative analysis.

CHEM 152 General Chemistry
4 credits

Covers the fundamental theories, principles and laws of chemistry, plus the properties of elements and compounds.

CHEM 152L General Chemistry Laboratory
1 credit

Covers the laboratory techniques and apparatus of chemistry, plus the illustrations of quantitative relationships in chemistry. Includes a systematic course in theory and techniques of inorganic qualitative analysis.

CHEM 201 Elementary Oganic Chemistry
4 credits

An introduction to the study of the aliphatic and aromatic compounds of biochemical interest. Includes fundamentals of organic chemistry for students of biology, nursing, physical education and elementary education. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Laboratory, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 305 Quantitative Analysis
4 credits

Covers the principles and techniques of gravimetric and volumetric analysis. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Laboratory, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 306 Chemical Instrumentation
4 credits

Covers the theories and application of instrumentation in chemistry. Lecture, 2 hours/ week; Laboratory, 6 hours/week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 305.

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry
4 credits

Covers the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds, plus the theory and mechanism of organic reactions. Lecture, 4 hours/week.

CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry
4 credits

Covers the structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds, plus the theory and mechanism of organic reactions. Lecture, 4 hours/week. Prerequisite: 331.

CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1 credit

Laboratory work in isolation, characterization and synthesis of organic compounds. Laboratory, 3 hours/week. Corequisite or prerequisite: 331

CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1 credit

Laboratory work in isolation, characterization and synthesis of organic compounds. Laboratory, 3 hours/week. Corequisite or prerequisite: 332

CHEM 405 Physical Chemistry
4 credits

The study of kinetic theory, structure of condensed phases, thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, quantum chemistry and chemical kinetics. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Laboratory, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 406 Physical Chemistry
4 credits

The study of kinetic theory, structure of condensed phases, thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, quantum chemistry and chemical kinetics. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Laboratory, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 411 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
3 credits

The advanced treatment of special topics in inorganic chemistry, including atomic structure, classification of elements and inorganic reactions in aqueous and non-aqueous solutions. Lecture, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 412 Advanced Organic Chemisty
3 credits

Further study in organic chemistry, emphasizing synthesis, reaction mechanisms and stereoisomerism. Lecture, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 421 Qualitative Organic Analysis
3 credits

The classification, reactions, derivatives and identification of organic compounds. Lecture, 1 hour/week; Laboratory, 6 hours/ week.

CHEM 425 Biochemistry
3 credits

The study of structure, function and metabolism of biomolecules as well as enzyme kinetics, thermodynamics and regulation of metabolic processes. Lecture, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 425L Biochemistry
1 credit

Selected biochemistry lab techniques, including protein purification, enzyme kinetics, chromatography and electrophoresis. Laboratory, 3 hours/week.

CHEM 461 Chemical Preparations
1 credit

The preparation and purification of selected inorganic or organic compounds; introduces the student to chemical literature and laboratory research methods. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CHEM 482 Selected Topics
1 credit

CHEM 485 Capstone Seminar
2 credits

Introduces students to the skills and practices required of professional scientists. Students will gain experience with conducting literature searches, conducting and presenting scientific work, reviewing the work of others and writing research proposals.

CHEM 490 Independent Study
1 credit

CHEM 492 Internship
1 credit

MATH 251 Calclus I
4 credits

Studies the concepts of the derivative and the definite integral of functions of one variable. Included are applications to rates and areas, differentials and basic modeling. A weekly computer lab is a key component of the course. Prerequisite: Mathematics 151 or Math SAT 600 or above.

MATH 252 Calculus II
4 credits

Continues the study of differentiation and integration begun in Calculus I. Introduces indefinite integration and applications of the definite integral. Differential equations and elementary methods to solve them are presented, along with slope fields and some modeling applications. Includes Taylor polynomials and series. A weekly computer lab is a key component of the course.

PHYS 201 Mechanics and Thermo-dynamics-Algebra
4 credits

This algebra-based introductory course covers the mathematical description of motion, Newton's Laws, linear and circular motion, oscillatory motion and waves. Topics from thermodynamics include heat transfer, ideal gas laws, cyclic processes and entropy. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Laboratory, 2 hours/week. (fall; was listed as Physics 101 prior to fall 2000)

PHYS 202 Electricity, Magnetism and Optics-Algebra
4 credits

This algebra-based introductory course covers electrostatics, DC and AC electric currents, magnetism, Maxwell's equations and geometric and physical optics. Lecture, 3 hours/week; Laboratory, 2 hours/week. (spring; was listed as Physics 102 prior to fall 2000)

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