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    CHEMISTRY FOR THE CONSUMER (GL)

    Chemistry 100, Credits: 4

    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.

    INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (GL)

    Chemistry 102, Credits: 5

    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.

    CHEMISTRY FOR OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

    Chemistry 112, Credits: 3

    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.

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (GM)

    Chemistry 150, Credits: 3

    This course examines basic scientific concepts, technological advances, and their impact upon society. Science processes will be examined to illustrate how knowledge is acquired. Advantages and limitations of the scientific method will be considered. The effect of science and technology on society will be a continuing theme.

    INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 184, Credits: 1

    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.

    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 251, Credits: 3

    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.

    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 252, Credits: 3

    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.

    INTRODUCTION TO INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 260, Credits: 4

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

    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

    Chemistry 261, Credits: 2

    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.

    ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

    Chemistry 262, Credits: 2

    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)

    INTRODUCTION TO GREEN CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 270, Credits: 3

    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.

    GREEN CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

    Chemistry 271, Credits: 1

    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.

    QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    Chemistry 352, Credits: 5

    An introduction to volumetric, gravimetric and photometric techniques and fundamental methods of instrumental analysis. Three one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory periods per week. (Fall only)

    PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 370, Credits: 3

    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)

    PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 371, Credits: 3

    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)

    BIOCHEMISTRY OF MACROMOLECULES

    Chemistry 454, Credits: 3

    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.

    BIOCHEMISTRY OF METABOLISM AND SIGNALING

    Chemistry 456, Credits: 3

    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.

    RESEARCH IN BIOCHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 458, Credits: 2

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

    ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 460, Credits: 4

    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.

    EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 470, Credits: 1

    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)

    EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 471, Credits: 1

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

    INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS

    Chemistry 480, Credits: 4

    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.

    INSTRUMENTAL DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE

    Chemistry 481, Credits: 1

    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.

    TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 484, Credits: 0.5-1

    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.

    SENIOR HONORS THESIS

    Chemistry 488, Credits: 1

    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.

    WORKSHOP

    Chemistry 490, Credits: 1-4

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

    SUPERVISED TEACHING AIDE

    Chemistry 492, Credits: 1-2

    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. Prereq: Instructor consent

    CHEMISTRY SEMINAR

    Chemistry 494, Credits: 0-1

    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. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.

    SPECIAL STUDIES

    Chemistry 496, Credits: 1-3

    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.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHEMISTRY

    Chemistry 498, Credits: 1-3

    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.

    INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

    Chemistry 498R, Credits: 0.5-3

    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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