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CHEM 101 Chemistry for Citizens (3)

(3 lecture) No previous chemistry required. Develops the fundamental role chemistry plays in daily life and an understanding of scientific and technological issues affecting society. (LAC, gtP)

CHEM 102 Chemistry for Citizens Laboratory (1)

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 101 or take concurrently. Investigation of the chemical world through hands-on activities in the laboratory. For non- science majors. Credit given only upon successful completion of CHEM 101. (LAC, gtP)

CHEM 103 Introductory Chemistry (3)

No credit for chemistry major or minor. Basic chemistry concepts to prepare those with no chemistry background for CHEM 111 or CHEM 281.

CHEM 110 Green Chemistry for Secondary Educators (3)

Prerequisite: A year of college chemistry or equivalent teaching experience in chemistry. The course is designed to help middle and high school teachers apply the 12 principles of Green Chemistry in their laboratories.

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I (5)

(4 lecture, 3 laboratory) Either high school chemistry or CHEM 103 is recommended prior to taking CHEM 111. Atomic theory, mole concept, stoichiometry, states of matter, formulas, nomenclature, periodicity, bonding and solutions. (LAC, gtP)

CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II (5)

(4 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 111. A continuation of CHEM 111. Thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry.

CHEM 281 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (5)

(4 lecture, 3 laboratory) Either high school chemistry or CHEM 103 is recommended prior to taking CHEM 281. Structure and function of biologically relevant molecules, metabolism and regulation of metabolism. (LAC, gtP)

CHEM 320 Theory and Use of Analytical Instruments (1)

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 331 or instructor permission. Techniques of sample preparation and data collection for IR, NMR, UV-visible and AA spectrophotometers and gas chromatograph.

CHEM 321 Chemical Analysis (4)

(2.5 lecture, 4.5 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 112. Chemical methods of analysis including gravimetry, acid-base, redox methods, statistics in analytical chemistry and an introduction to instrument operations.

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I (5)

(4 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 112. Nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds.

CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II (5)

(4 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 331. Continuation of CHEM 331. Advanced concepts in synthesis, theories of reactions, biological molecules and spectroscopy.

CHEM 360 Environmental Chemistry (2)

(1.5 lecture,.5 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 331 or instructor permission. The effect of chemicals in the environment.

CHEM 421 Instrumental Analysis (4)

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: CHEM 321. Theory, practice and application of modern analytical instrumentation.

CHEM 422 Directed Studies (1-3)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

CHEM 441 Inorganic Chemistry I (2)

Prerequisite: CHEM 321 or CHEM 331. First of two related courses. Each utilizes the journal literature and integrates applications of appropriate physical methods with theory and practice. This course emphasizes structure and bonding in inorganic substances.

CHEM 442 Inorganic Chemistry II (2)

Prerequisite: CHEM 441. A continuation of CHEM 441. Topics include descriptive main-group, coordination and organometallic chemistry with emphasis on industrial applications and interrelationships among reactions, energetics and dynamics.

CHEM 443 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 441 or take concurrently. Experimentation including structures, bonding, syntheses and properties of inorganic substances.

CHEM 450 Survey of Physical Chemistry (4)

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 131, PHYS 221, CHEM 321. One semester survey of physical chemistry (thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and quantum mechanics). Not applicable to the "professional" and "biochemistry" emphasis areas in chemistry.

CHEM 451 Physical Chemistry I (4)

Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 233, PHYS 241. Co-requisites: CHEM 321 and CHEM 453. Chemical kinetics, quantum theory or atoms and molecules and statistical thermodynamics.

CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry II (4)

Prerequisite: CHEM 451. Co-requisite: CHEM 454. The properties of matter, thermodynamics, thermochemistry and kinetic molecular theory.

CHEM 453 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 451. Hands-on collection and treatment of experimental data by manual and computer methods.

CHEM 454 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 453. Co-requisite: CHEM 452. Continuation of CHEM 453.

CHEM 481 General Biochemistry I (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 331. Chemistry of biologically important compounds (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids), emphasizing structure and function, methods of isolation, identification and characterization, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme catalysis.

CHEM 482 General Biochemistry II (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 332 and CHEM 481. A continuation of CHEM 481. Bioenergetics, electron transport systems, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides and amino acids.

CHEM 483 Experimental Biochemistry I (1)

(3 laboratory) Prerequisites: CHEM 331, CHEM 481, CHEM 321. Techniques involved in the isolation and characterization of amino acids, peptides and proteins. Isolation and kinetics of enzymes.

CHEM 484 Experimental Biochemistry II (1)

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 482, CHEM 483. Continuation of CHEM 483. Techniques involved in the isolation and characterization of lipids and metabolism.

CHEM 491 Scientific Glassblowing Survival Skills (.5)

Prerequisite: CHEM 332. For scientists and teachers planning to use glass laboratory equipment. The class will focus on glassblowing equipment, concepts, and techniques needed for the repair and fabrication of glass laboratory equipment. S/U graded.

CHEM 499 Seminar and Research in Chemistry (1-3)

Introduction to chemical research and current chemical literature; initiate and pursue investigation of a specific topic in chemistry or chemical education. Oral and written reports are required. Repeatable.

CHEM 508 Workshop (1-3)

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

CHEM 509 Advanced Placement Institute in Chemistry (2)

Consent of instructor. Topics in chemistry content and pedagogy appropriate to the establishment, development and maintenance of an advanced placement program in chemistry. S/U graded.

CHEM 510 Green Chemistry for Secondary Educators (3)

(2 lecture, 3 laboratory) Applications of green chemistry principles to secondary science classrooms, techniques for recycling chemicals, reducing hazardous chemical use and waste. Must have completed 1 year of general chemistry.

CHEM 522 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 321. Advanced topics in analytical chemistry, including sampling, statistics, multiple equilibria and current literature.

CHEM 523 Chemical Spectroscopy (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 321 and CHEM 332. Theory and application of IR, NMR, UV-visible and mass spectroscopy.

CHEM 533 Organic Synthesis and Stereochemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 332. An advanced treatment of synthesis and stereochemistry in organic chemistry.

CHEM 534 Theory and Mechanisms of Organic Reactions (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 332, CHEM 452. An advanced treatment of organic reaction mechanisms and molecular orbital chemistry.

CHEM 543 Organometallic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 441. An introduction to organometallic systems will be presented. Included will be a comprehensive study of the preparation, properties and practical utility of both main-group and transition metal organometallic compounds.

CHEM 551 Physical Chemistry I (4)

Prerequisites: CHEM 332, MATH 233, PHYS 241. Co-requisites, CHEM 321. Chemical kinetics, quantum theory of atoms and molecules and statistical thermodynamics.

CHEM 552 Physical Chemistry II (4)

Prerequisite: CHEM 551. The properties of matter, thermodynamics, thermochemistry and kinetic molecular theory.

CHEM 556 Physical Chemistry of Atomic and Microscopic Systems (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 451 and CHEM 452. This course will examine the details of atomic and molecular structure, energetics, and dynamics.

CHEM 557 Physical Chemistry of Macroscopic Systems (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 451 and CHEM 452. An examination of the thermodynamics and kinetics of bulk systems, including the energetics, equilibrium, and kinetics of such systems.

CHEM 560 Environmental Chemistry (2)

(1.5 lecture,.5 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 331. The effect of chemicals on the environment.

CHEM 581 General Biochemistry I (4)

Prerequisite: CHEM 332 or equivalent. Chemistry of biologically important compounds (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids), emphasizing structure and function, methods of isolation, identification and characterization, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme catalysis.

CHEM 582 General Biochemistry II (4)

Prerequisites: CHEM 581. A continuation of CHEM 581. Bioenergetics, electron transport systems, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides and amino acids.

CHEM 587 Toxicology (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 482 or equivalent. A descriptive examination of the toxic effects of environmental substances on living systems.

CHEM 590 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (3)

Discussion of a topic in chemistry at the graduate level; e.g. polymers, drug metabolism, and molecular reaction dynamics. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits, under different subtitles.

CHEM 600 Seminar in Chemistry (1)

Oral report and discussion on an advanced topic in chemistry or chemical education. Repeatable, may be taken three times.

CHEM 622 Directed Studies (1-3)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

CHEM 682 Problems in Teaching Chemistry (3)

Problems encountered in teaching chemistry and approaches to their resolutions will be considered. The formal nature of concepts, management of laboratories, safety, demonstrations are illustrative of areas of discussion.

CHEM 693 Chemical Research (1-10)

Develop, complete, and defend master's level research project in chemistry. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of ten credits.

CHEM 695 Thesis Proposal (1)

The student will develop a committee approved research proposal based on current literature.

CHEM 699 Thesis (1-9)

Required of candidates in M.S. Research emphasis program. Repeatable, maximum of 9 credits.

CHEM 755 Supervised Practicum in College Teaching (1-6)

Supervised practice in college teaching for doctoral candidates with observation used as a basis for analysis of learning experiences. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

CHEM 793 Doctoral Research Practicum-Chemistry (1-4)

Consent of advisor. Provides experience in the development and implementation of research techniques, the development of experimental design and the analysis of research data. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 16 credits.

CHEM 797 Doctoral Research Proposal-Chemistry (1-4)

Required of all doctoral students. Students may register for this course (1-4 hours) in any semester, but must earn 4 hours of credit in partial fulfillment of requirements before admission to candidacy. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of four credits.

CHEM 799 Doctoral Dissertation-Chemistry (1-12)

Required of all doctoral candidates. See Ph.D. in Chemical Education - Minimum requirements for the major in the Graduate School section of this Catalog. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits.


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