Chemistry Course Descriptions

1004 CHEMICAL CONCEPTS
A one-semester course for students with a degree plan such as nursing that has a one-semester chemistry requirement. This course is also recommended for students who need additional preparation before either of the other two tracks of chemistry or for those who with to use the study of chemistry to satisfy their general education requirement. It includes fundamental knowledge of inorganic chemistry; with laboratory (2hr/wk) (Prerequisite: Elementary high school algebra skills. It may not be used on any major or minor)
1114 BASIC CHEMISTRY I
The first semester of chemistry for students with a degree plan that requires a broad foundation in chemistry. This course is the ideal entry point for students who will major in Environmental Sciences or Occupational Safety and Health, those who will minor in Chemistry or who need only one year of general chemistry. It includes nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding; solutions; gas laws and thermochemistry; with laboratory (2hr/wk) This course does NOT satisfy the prerequisite for CHEM 1415. Corequisite: MATH 1303 or higher or two units of high school algebra
1214 BASIC CHEMISTRY II
The second semester of chemistry of students with a degree plan that requires a broad foundation for chemistry. It is a continuation of CHEM 1114 and includes equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, biochemistry and nuclear chemistry; with laboratory. This course can be used as a prerequisite for CHEM 1415, CHEM 3015 or CHEM3025. This course does NOT satisfy the prerequisite for CHEM 3053/3062 or CHEM 3425 (Prerequisite: CHEM 1114)
1315 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
The first semester of study for students with a degree plan that requires algebra-based, in-depth knowledge of chemistry. This course is the entry point for students who will major in Chemistry or Medical Science; for all students meeting general chemistry requirements for entrance into programs of advanced healthcare degrees and Chemistry minors. It includes nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, acids and bases, and gas laws; with laboratory (4hr/wk) (Prerequisite:one year of high school chemistry) Corequisite:MATH 1513, MATH 1543 or ACT Math score of 21 or better
1415 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
The second semester of study for students with a degree plan that requires algebra-based, in-depth of knowledge of chemistry. It is a continuation of CHEM 1315 with emphasis on kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry; with laboratory (4hr/wk) This course satisfies the prerequiste for CHEM 3053/3062 and CHEM 3425. Prerequisite:CHEM 1315 with a grade of C or better)
2014 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY
Terminal course for students whose major does not require additional chemistry courses, e.g., science education. This course is an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry and will not count toward a major or minor in chemistry but will count toward a minor in Chemical Sciences (Prerequisite: CHEM 1214 or 1415 with a grade of C or better)
2024 INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL METHODS
This course is designed to introduce the student to classical wet and modern instrumental analytical chemistry. The fundamentals of analytical statistics and its importance to data reliability will be discussed. The course will coveracid/base calculations, titrations, basic chemical equilibr ium, atomic and molecular spectroscopic, chromatographic, and electroanalytical methods of analysis. Much of the laboratory experience will focus on modern methods of environmental analysis. This course will count toward a Chemical Sciences minor but will not count toward a Chemistry Major (Prerequisite: CHEM 1214 or 1415 with a grade of C or better)
2113 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
Periodic properties of the elements and the structures, properties, and reactions of their compounds. (Prerequisite: CHEM 1214 or 1415 with a grade of C or better or departmental approval)
2212 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH
Group investigation of a laboratory research topic led by the professor, with related short students-selected projects developed in consulation with the professor, and a presentation of an overall research summary by each student. Discussions of the importance of research interships and how toapply, graduate research programs and research career opportunities, as well as experimental design, research poster design and research ethics. Prerequisite:CHEM 1315 or permission
2311 CHEMICAL LITERATURE
This course is a study of the current literature of chemistry. Prerequisite:CHEM 1214 OR 1415
3053 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
Introductory course emphasizing structure and reaction mechanisms of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. (Prerequisite: CHEM 1415 with a grade of C or better; corequisite: CHEM 3062)
3062 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
Techniques such as purification/separation, physical characterization, reaction types, and synthesis of organic compounds. (Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3053)
3153 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
Continuation of CHEM 3053 with emphasis on other major classes of organic compounds. (Prerequisite: CHEM 3053 with a grade of C or better; corequisite:CHEM 3162)
3162 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
Multi-step syntheses and identification of organic compounds, including instrumental methods. (Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3153)
3425 CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Introductory course including treatment of analytical data; chemical equilibria; volumetric measurements; spectrophotometry; separations and electroanalytical methods, with laboratory. (Prerequisite: CHEM 1415 with grade of C or better)
3525 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
Topics include basic electronics, computer control of chemical instrumentation, spectral, electrochemical and chromatographic methods of analysis, and laboratory automation, with laboratory. (Prerequisite: CHEM 3425 with a grade of C or better)
3612 RADIOACTIVITY & NUCLEAR MEASUREMENT
Study of nuclear disintegrations and properties of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation; with laboratory. (Prerequisite: PHYS 1214 or 2115 or CHEM 1415) (Same as PHYS 3612)
3644 CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
Survey of industrial processes; special experimental problems in technique development; with laboratory. (Prerequisites: CHEM 2014 or 3055, and CHEM 3425)
4055 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Emphasizes recent developments in the field. With laboratory. (Prerequisite: CHEM 3153 [with a grade of C or better] and CHEM 3162)
4115 BIOCHEMISTRY I
The fundamental principles of chemistry applied to life processes, with laboratory. (Prerequisite: CHEM 3053 and CHEM 3062 with grade of C or better, and BIOL 1404 or BIOL 1114)
4124 MOLECULAR GENETICS
A study of gene organization and control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasizing applications in modern biotechnology, and the genetic and biochemical techniques involved in manipulating and assaying gene expression. Integrated lab and lecture format. (Same as BIOL 4124) (Prerequisites: CHEM 3053 with a grade of C or better,CHEM 3062,BIOL 2114,BIOL 3814 and BIOL 3404; recommended corequisite: CHEM 4115 or departmental approval.)
4193 BIOCHEMISTRY II
The study of molecular and subcellular events involved in the process of metabolism and bioenergetics. (Same as BIOL 4193) (Prerequisite: CHEM 4115 with a grade of C or better)
4213 ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Emphasizes recent developments in the field of analytical chemistry with a focus on chromatography and spectroscopy, with laboratory. (Prerequistie: CHEM 3425 with a grade of C or better)
4314 IMMUNOLOGY
A study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of immunity. Lab required. (Same as BIOL 4314) (Prerequsite: BIOL 2114)
4333 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
Bonding models and reactions of inorganic, organometallic and coordination compounds. (Prerequisite: CHEM 2113 with a grade of C or better)
4553 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
Introductory course in modern theoretical chemistry (Co-requisites: MATH 2315 or equivalent, and 18 hours of chemistry)
4562 ADVANCED LABORATORY
Physical and spectroscopic measurement on chemical systems. (Prerequisites: Thirty (30) hours of chemistry or permission of department)
4653 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
A continuation of CHEM 4553. (Prerequisites: CHEM 4553 and MATH 2315, or department approval)
4662 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
Laboratory study of ideal gas law, enthalpy, entropy, calorimetry, and other thermodynamic concepts, including mathematical and instrumental methods.
4951 SENIOR SEMINAR
Required for all chemistry majors. Emphasis on career planning, research presentation, and program assessment. (Prerequisite: 30 hours of chemistry or departmental approval)
4960 DIRECTED READING
Individualized literature study selected in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: department approval)
4970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Individualized project selected in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: department approval)
4980 SEMINAR
Small group study of topic announced by department (Prerequisite: department approval)
4990 RESEARCH
Independent investigation designed in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)
5960 DIRECTED READINGS
Individualized literature study selected in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)
5970 SPECIAL STUDIES
Individual project selected in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)
5980 SEMINAR
Small group study of topic announced by department (Prerequisite: department approval)
5990 RESEARCH
Independent investigation designed in consultation with the professor. (Prerequisite: departmental approval)