CHEM

CHEM 120 Foundations of Chemistry
4 hours. This course will cover introductory concepts of chemistry. Special attention is given to topics of current interest, such as environmental chemistry, alternative energy, or biochemistry. This course meets general education requirements and is designed for non-science majors. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required.

CHEM 151 General, Organic, and Biochemistry
4 hours. This course covers introductory and intermediate principles of chemistry. Special emphasis is placed on those aspects of general and organic chemistry that are pertinent to biochemistry. This course provides a background for students with interests in prenursing, nutrition, and related allied health areas. (This course does not meet the requirements for science majors.) Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: A math SAT score of at least 440 (test taken prior to March 2016), or a math SAT score of at least 480 (test taken March 2016 or later) or successful completion of MATH 180 College Algebra (or equivalent).

CHEM 152 General, Organic, and Biochemistry
4 hours. This course covers introductory and intermediate principles of chemistry. Special emphasis is placed on those aspects of general and organic chemistry that are pertinent to biochemistry. This course provides a background for students with interests in prenursing, nutrition, and related allied health areas. (This course does not meet the requirements for science majors.) Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: CHEM 151 General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I.

CHEM 211 General Chemistry I
4 hours. This course covers fundamental chemical principles, reactions, and mode theories. Special emphasis is given to the role of chemistry in everyday life. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: A math SAT score of at least 500 (test taken prior to March 2016) or a math SAT score of at least 530 (test taken March 2016 or later), or successful completion of MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics (or equivalent).

CHEM 212 General Chemistry II
4 hours. This course covers fundamental chemical principles, reactions, and mode theories. Special emphasis is given to the role of chemistry in everyday life. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I.

CHEM 275 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience with an off-campus industry or agency using applied chemistry. Prerequisite: instructor's permission. Pass/No Pass.

CHEM 285 Selected Topics
1 hour. Scheduled as a regular class with topics chosen to meet the special needs and interests of students, faculty, or visiting professors. Prerequisite: upper-division status.

CHEM 295 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry
4 hours. An introduction to the principles and techniques of quantitative chemical analysis. Subject matter includes volumetric and complexometric analysis; neutralization, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction titrations; solubility; statistical methods of data analysis; UV/Vis and atomic absorption spectroscopy; fluorescence spectroscopy; and chromatographic methods. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I and CHEM 212 General Chemistry II.

CHEM 320 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
3 hours. A survey of topics in inorganic chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic trends of structure, physical properties and reactivities of the elements, group theory as applied to molecular structure, and nonmetal and transition metal chemistry. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 General Chemistry II.

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I
4 hours. A study of principles, structure, bonding, reactions, and energy as related to carbon chemistry. The laboratory stresses materials, equipment, and skills in synthesis, purification, and identification of representative groups of organic compounds. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I and CHEM 212 General Chemistry II.

CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II
4 hours. A study of principles, structure, bonding, reactions, and energy as related to carbon chemistry. The laboratory stresses materials, equipment, and skills in synthesis, purification, and identification of representative groups of organic compounds. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I.

CHEM 341 Biochemistry I
4 hours. A systematic and theoretical study of the biochemical activities of living cells. Topics to be covered will include: the structure, properties, and molecular interactions of biomolecules, metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, and metabolism of biomolecules, and RNA, DNA, and protein synthesis. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I and CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II.

CHEM 342 Biochemistry II
4 hours. A systematic and theoretical study of the biochemical activities of living cells. Topics to be covered will include: the structure, properties, and molecular interactions of biomolecules, metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, and metabolism of biomolecules, and RNA, DNA, and protein synthesis. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 341 Biochemistry I.

CHEM 380 Advanced Organic Chemistry
3 hours. An advanced study of organic reactions and structures including, reaction mechanisms, linear free energy relationships, isotope effects, pericyclic reactions, spectroscopy, and molecular modeling. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II.

CHEM 399 Cross-Cultural Experience
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

CHEM 440 Thermodynamics
4 hours. An introduction to modern theoretical chemistry, emphasizing the fundamental physical principles of chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. The study of thermodynamics will apply mathematical models of energy relationships to the understanding of chemical equilibrium. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry; MATH 202 Calculus II; Corequisites: PHYS 202 General Physics II or PHYS 212 General Physics with Calculus II.

CHEM 450 Quantum Chemistry
3 hours. An introduction to the quantum mechanical description of matter. Emphasis on the development of fundamental principles of quantum theory and applications to atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry; MATH 202 Calculus II; Corequisites: PHYS 202 General Physics II or PHYS 212 General Physics with Calculus II; MATH 301 Calculus III

CHEM 461 Chemistry Seminar
1 hour. An advanced, senior-level course that will focus on reading and searching the chemical literature for the purpose of designing an independent research project. One lecture per week. Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission.

CHEM 462 Experimental Chemistry
2 hours. An advanced, senior-level laboratory course integrating synthetic techniques, instrumental methods, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, spectroscopy and an original research project. The purpose is to build on and consolidate the student’s previous experiences in experiment design and execution, data acquisition and analysis, problem solution, and oral and written communication of results. Two laboratory sessions per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 461.

CHEM 465 Chemical Research
1-4 hours. Experimental and/or theoretical research in a topic of the student's choosing, supervised by the chemistry faculty. Prerequisite: upper-division chemistry majors and by permission of individual faculty member.

CHEM 475 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience with an off-campus industry or agency using applied chemistry. Prerequisite: instructor's permission. Pass/No Pass.

CHEM 485 Selected Topics
1-4 hours. Scheduled as a regular class with topics chosen to meet the special needs and interests of students, faculty, or visiting professors. Prerequisite: upper-division status.

CHEM 495 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.