DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
ChemistryCH101Introduction to Chemistry

The first of a two-semester sequence designed for students who do not plan to take courses in chemistry beyond CH102 (i.e., those interested in nursing, teaching below the secondary level, and fulfilling a liberal arts requirement in the laboratory sciences). The first semester focuses on the basic principles of chemistry, which are most appropriate for study of organic and biological chemistry including atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, acid-base systems, oxidation-reduction and nuclear chemistry. Many examples from medical technology are included. Prerequisite: High school algebra or MA099. Co-requisite: CH101L.

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ChemistryCH101LIntroduction to Chemistry Lab

Laboratory: Weekly sessions illustrating principles from lectures and development of basic laboratory skills. Lab for CH101. 

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ChemistryCH102Chemistry of Life

Furthers development of chemical principles with emphasis on organic and biological systems. For example, this course covers a study of the structure and chemistry of the principle classes of organic compounds as well as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and the study of enzymes and the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and nitrogen compounds. Co-requisite: CH102L.

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ChemistryCH102LChemistry of Life Lab

Laboratory: Investigation of organic, chemical, and biological systems with further development of laboratory skills. Lab for CH102. 

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ChemistryCH103General Chemistry I and Lab

The first of a two-semester sequence that covers the principles of chemistry for those who intend to take further work in chemistry and related fields such as medicine, biology, pharmacy, physics, engineering and teaching. Topics include atomic structure, chemical composition, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, molecular structure, solids, liquids and gases, solution properties and reaction classes. Prerequisites: Math SAT 500 (Math ACT 19) AND High school algebra II C- AND High school chemistry C- OR MA111 College Algebra C- AND CH101 Introduction to Chemistry C- OR Permission of Chemistry Department chair. Co-requisite: CH103L.

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ChemistryCH103LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

Laboratory experiences that illustrate principles of thermo chemistry, gas laws, molecular structure, elementary organic synthesis and qualitative analysis. Emphasizes laboratory techniques and safety considerations. Lab for CH103. 

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ChemistryCH104General Chemistry II

Studies the equilibrium theory, including acid/base chemistry, rates of chemical reaction, chemical thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, nuclear chemistry, and organic biochemistry. Prerequisite: CH103. Co-requisite: CH104L.

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ChemistryCH104LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

Laboratory: An integrated approach to the investigation of acid-base chemistry using titration, pH meter techniques and spectrophotometry; the second half of the semester is devoted to an independent project for each student, including both oral and written presentation of results. Lab for CH104. 

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ChemistryCH110Introduction to Nutrition (Non-Majors)

Introduces the science of nutrition designed for the non-science major. Topics considered in class and lab are making healthy food choices, using nutrition standards and guidelines, the chemical composition of food, how food is digested and absorbed, vitamins and minerals, weight control, eating disorders, fitness, world hunger, food safety, and nutrition throughout the life cycle. Objectives include: 1) introduction to the chemical basis of nutrition and how food is digested, absorbed, metabolized, and excreted; 2) application of theoretical knowledge to changing life circumstances due to aging, disease, or the social environment; and 3) broad overview of current issues in nutrition to help students develop an awareness of nutrition issues and problems. Co-requisite: CH110L.

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ChemistryCH110LIntroduction to Nutrition Lab (Non-Majors)

Lab for CH110. 

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ChemistryCH231
Cross listed as BI231
Analytical Chemistry

Studies the theoretical foundation and skills necessary for the solution of problems encountered in the area of quantitative chemical analysis, including classical and modern methods. Emphasizes experimental design, statistics, the evaluation and presentation of data, sampling, equilibrium dynamics of analytically important reactions, volumetric techniques, absorption and emission spectroscopy methods, electrochemical methods, and analytical and biological separation Prerequisite: CH104. Co-requisite: CH231L. Cross-listed as BI231.

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ChemistryCH231LAnalytical Chemistry Lab

The laboratory includes investigation of methods and techniques in volumetric analysis, Chromatography, UV-Vis and AA spectrophotometer, Voltammetry, and sampling techniques. Includes representative chemical samples from environmental air, soil, and water systems as well as biological samples. Introduces computer methods of data analysis and plotting. Emphasizes the development of analytical skills, proper laboratory record keeping, and professional outlook on laboratory work. Lab for CH231. 

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ChemistryCH241
Cross listed as BI241
Nutrition (For Majors)

Introduces the chemical basis of nutrition and how food is digested, absorbed, utilized, and excreted. Includes a brief overview of differing nutritional states according to age categories and disease states and prepares the student to recognize nutritionally related disorders in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: CH101 or CH102, BI103. Cross-listed as BI241.

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ChemistryCH290Chemistry Seminar 1

Begins the process of teaching students how to use the scientific method to design experiments and develop an independent research project. The course includes various modes of scientific communication including written and oral presentations.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, CH104

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ChemistryCH321Organic Chemistry I

The first of a two-semester sequence which is a detailed study of the properties, reactions, bonding, structural theory, stereochemistry and reaction of mechanisms of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CH104. Co-requisite: CH321L.

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ChemistryCH321LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

Representative general techniques in organic chemistry synthesis, involves typical function groups and transformations. Micro scale techniques are used along with gas phase chromatography and infrared red spectroscopy. Lab for CH321. 

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ChemistryCH322Organic Chemistry II

Continues to study the functional groups with extension to more complex groups, including several classes of poly-functional compounds and natural products. Prerequisite: CH321. Co-requisite: CH322L.

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ChemistryCH322LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

Development of organic synthetic techniques for more complex synthetic problems; development of methods of qualitative analysis using spectroscopic techniques, including nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, and UV-visible as well as polarimetry and gas chromatography. Lab for CH322. 

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ChemistryCH350
Cross listed as BI350
Advanced Chemistry Lab I

The first of a project oriented, two-semester laboratory program that integrates various methods and techniques. Includes basic electronics, electrochemistry, various forms of spectroscopy and chromatography, advanced synthetic techniques, and other topics. Prerequisite: CH322. Cross-listed as BI350.

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ChemistryCH351
Cross listed as BI351
Advanced Chemistry Lab II

The second of a project oriented, two-semester laboratory program that integrates various methods and techniques. This term includes writing a research proposal based on a comprehensive literature search and experimental design for the senior project, which is completed in the senior research course. Prerequisite: CH322. Cross-listed as BI351.

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ChemistryCH390Chemistry Seminar 2

This course focuses on critical analysis of the primary chemical literature through the process of writing a research proposal and giving journal club presentations. Other topics include career planning and social and ethical problems in Chemistry. This is a writing and speaking intensive course. Prerequisite: CH290 and Junior standing.

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ChemistryCH401Physical Chemistry I

The first of a two-semester sequence that covers an in-depth treatment of chemical thermodynamics including the development of the thermodynamic laws, application to chemical equilibrium, phase equilibria, and electrochemical phenomena. Introduces statistical thermodynamics. Emphasizes strategies for problem solving. Includes an extensive use of campus computing facilities, such as mainframe and microcomputers for data analysis and graphics. Prerequisites: CH231, PY202, and MA152.

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ChemistryCH401LPhysical Chemistry I Lab

Lab for CH401. 

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ChemistryCH402Physical Chemistry II

Examines quantum mechanical principles as they relate to and support concepts of molecular structure and reactivity, including atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy. Students use computer programs to compute quantum chemical aspects of molecule. Covers development of chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites: CH231, PH202, and MA211.

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ChemistryCH402LPhysical Chemistry II Lab

Lab for CH402. 

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ChemistryCH431Instrumental Analysis

Studies modern instrumentation used in the investigation of chemical and biological systems. Discusses the theory, design, and application of various instrumental methods of analysis, including electro analytical, spectrophotometer, chromatographic, thermal, and surface analytical technique. Covers basic electronics and the relationship between signal and noise.  Prerequisite: CH231.

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ChemistryCH431LInstrumental Analysis Lab

Lab for CH431. 

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ChemistryCH452Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Selected topics in inorganic chemistry with special emphasis on chemical structure and bonding and use of thermodynamic relationships. Investigates classes of inorganic compounds, including molecular, ionic, coordination and organometallic compounds.  Prerequisite: CH401. Offered in alternate years.

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ChemistryCH452LAdvanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab

Lab for CH452. 

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ChemistryCH490Chemistry Seminar 3

Teaches critical analysis of primary journal articles and seminars. Topics include career planning and social and ethical problems in chemistry. 

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ChemistryCH491/BI491
Cross listed as BI491
Biochemistry Lab

A project based laboratory course covering biochemical methods such as column chromatography, enzyme kinetics, peptide mapping, western blotting, and recombinant DNA technology.  Pre/Co-requisite: CH492 or CH493. Cross-listed as BI491.

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ChemistryCH492/BI491
Cross listed as BI491
Biochemistry I

Introduces general principles of biochemistry with special emphasis on chemical structure and bonding and the use of thermodynamic relationships. Investigates classes of inorganic compounds, including molecular, ionic, coordination, and organometallic compounds. Pre/Co-requisite: CH322. Cross-listed as: BI492. Offered in alternate years.

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ChemistryCH492L/BI492
Cross listed as BI492
Biochemistry Lab

Lab for CH492. 

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ChemistryCH493/BI493
Cross listed as BI493
Biochemistry II

Studies nucleic acids and DNA in depth and focuses on the structure and function of DNA at the biochemical and genetic level. Topics also include control of prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene expression.  Prerequisite: BI103. Pre/Co-requisite: CH322. Cross-listed as BI493.

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ChemistryCH499Research in Chemistry

Directed investigation of an individual research problem. The student, in consultation with a faculty member, must develop a complete outline of the project including background literature, necessary supplies and equipment, and a sequence of the actual work. The project includes both a written and an oral report. Research at other locations under appropriate supervision may be arranged. 

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