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Fall 2011

1141: General Chemistry Laboratory I

The first of two laboratory courses in general chemistry for science-related majors.  The course introduces the students to the basics of experimental measurements, including density, separation techniques, formula determinations, titrations, thermodymanics, gas laws, and descriptive chemistry.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHEM 1341 or CHEM 1310

1142: General Chemistry Laboratory II

The second of two laboratory courses in general chemistry. Laboratory techniques are emphasized, and applied to both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 1342
or Prerequisites: CHEM 1341 and CHEM 1141.

1310: Chemistry for Non-Science Majors

A one-semester principles course for students in non-science related majors which covers not only the major concepts of chemistry (chemical theory, stoichiometry, bonding, and elementary thermodynamics) but also the role of chemistry in problems of contemporary society (energy, pollution, water, etc.).
Must be followed by CHEM 1430 for general education credit.

1341: General Chemistry 

 Initial lecture course in general chemistry for science-related majors, covering atomic and molecular structure, bonding, states of matter, solutions, and descriptive chemistry.  Concurrent registration in CHEM 1141 is recommended.
Prerequisite: Math ACT score of at least 24 (SAT 500 or SAT-recentered 520)
or Math 1315 with a grade of "C" or higher.

1342: General Chemistry II 

The Second of two lecture courses in general chemistry for science-related majors, covering equilibrium processes, acid-base chemistry, and kinetics, and electrochemistry. A basic knowledge of algebra is needed. Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 1132 is recommended. 
 Prerequisite: CHEM 1341.

1430: Chemistry for Non-Science Majors

A one semester course which surveys organic and biochemistry and may include petrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, synthetic and natural polymers.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1310 or 1341.

2130: Laboratory Technique in Organic Chemistry

*There are (4) sections available during Fall.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1420 or (1342 & 1142) and CHEM 2330

2141: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

This laboratory introduces the student to the general techniques of organic chemistry.
                                       Prerequisites or Co-requisite: CHEM 2341
or CHEM 1342, 1142 with a grade of "C" or higher  

2142: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

 This laboratory involves the study of typical organic reactions.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2341 and CHEM 2141 with grades of C or better,

and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 2342.

2330: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

 A one-semester course which covers nomenclature, structure and reactions of organic compounds with an introduction to bioogranic molecules.  The course is designed for students majoring in nutrition, clinical laboratory sciences and agriculture. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 1342/1142.

2341: Organic Chemistry-I

This course covers the nomenclature, reactions and reaction mechanisms of the hydrocarbons and alkyl halides.  

Prerequisites: CHEM 1342/1142 with a grade of "C" or higher.

2342: Organic Chemistry-II

This course covers the nomenclature, reactins and reach mechanisms of the major functional groups. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 2341 with grade of "C" or higher; Prerequisite or Co-requisite CHEM 2141  

3330: Physical Chemistry-I 

This course covers principles of thermodynamics and themochemistry, phase equilibria, electrochemistry and elementary kinetics including rate laws and mechanisms. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 1342/1142 and Math 2472 with grades of "C" or higher.

3375: Principles of Biochemistry

 This course provides biochemistry majors and minors with a strong foundation in the principles of biochemistry.  Topics include the chemical function and structure of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates; enzyme structure, mechanism and kinetics; and the essential mechanisms used to control enzyme activity.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2342 with a grade of "C" or higher.  

3410: Quantitative Analysis

 This course covers the general theory and practice of typical methods of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, satisfies the quantitative analysis requirements for chemistry majors, minors, pre-medical and pharmacy students.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1342/1142

4231: Advanced Lab I

 An advanced integrated lab illustrating a variety of chemical techniques for the preparation, characterization and analysis of organic and inorganic materials. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 3245, 3340, 3410.

Prerequisite or Co-requisite is CHEM 4331


4295: Laboratory Development and Practice

 This course develops the laboratory instructional abilities of students seeking either 8-12 Chemistry or 8-12 Physical Science Teaching Certification.  Topics include both traditional laboratory techniques and guided inquiry techniques, safety, laboratory management, pedagogical theory and practical knowledge of laboratory experiments.

Pre- or Co-requisites: CI 3310


4299: Undergraduate Research

 This course is available to undergraduate chemistry majors only.  It may be repeated but a maximum of four semester hours from this course are applicable toward the Bachelor of Science Degree.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Department  

4331: Instrumental Analysis

 The theory and methodology associated with the quantitative analysis of materials, i.e., electronics, spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography are presented. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 3340

4351: Introduction to Polymers & Polymer Synthesis

 This course is designed to develop the student's general understanding of polymer history and importance as well as terminology, structure, and synthesis.  The overall scope of the course will be to develop the student's general knowledge of polymer synthesis and structure. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 2342

4360: Advanced Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 This course provides Biochemistry majors and minors with advanced knowledge of the field of molecular biochemistry.  Topics include gene expression (transcription and translation of genes in bacteria and higher organisms), post-translational modification of proteins, chromosomal DNA replication, cell cycle checkpoint controls, DNA damage and repair, as well as theories of cancer and aging. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 3375  

4375: Biochemistry

 A course devoted to a study of the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, and nucleo-proteins.  A study of enzyme kinetics and thermodynamics of coupled reactions is included.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2342 with a grade of "C" or higher, 2142

4481: Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory-I

 The first of two laboratory courses providing instruction in modern techniques of biochemistry.  Experiments are performed on the isolation, manipulation and characterization of DNA, RNA, and proteins.  Students will prepare formal written reports and oral presentations.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3275 with a grade of "C" or higher, CHEM 3380  

5110: Seminar in Chemistry

 A course designed to acquaint the graduate student with current research areas in chemistry.  May be repeated twice for a total of (3) semester hours credit.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only  

5195: Professional Development of Graduate Students

 This course is designed to develop and enhance graduate assistants' laboratory instruction abilities.  Topics covered in the course include effective lecture techniques, laboratory safety, theory and practical knowledge on laboratory experiments and laboratory section management.  This course does not  earn graduate credit.  Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Department

5295: Instruction of Graduate Assistants

 This course is designed to develop and enhance graduate instructional asssistants' laboratory instructional abilities.  Topics covered in the course include effective lecture techniques, laboratory safety, theory and practical knowledge on laboratory section management.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only

5330: Physical Chemistry

 Fundamentals of physical chemistry are surveyed, emphasizing application in the other chemical subdisciplines.  Topics include classsical thermodynamics, kinetics, atomic structure, and molecular spectroscopy.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only  

5351: Introduction to Polymers

 Discusses polymer terminology, synthesis, and characterization.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only

5375: Biochemistry

 A course devoted to a study of the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids.  A study of enzyme kinetics and thermodynamics of coupled reactions is included.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only  

5381: Physical Biochemistry

 An introduction to the physical techniques of biochemistry with emphasis on the interpretation of experimental data obtained from electrophoresis, chromatography, immunological methods, ultracentrifugation, spectroscopy, and emerging techniques.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only

5383: Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics

This course addresses the basic genetic mechanisms of bacteria and eukaryotes and introduces some examples of the biochemical and genetic techniques employed to study cells, tissues, and organisms.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only  

5395: Fundamentals of Research

 This course is designed to acquaint the beginning graduate student with materials and methods of chemical research.  There is one section being offered.  The instructor is Dr. James Irvin.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only  

5399-B: Thesis

This course represents a student's continuing thesis enrollments.  The student continues to enroll in this course until the thesis is submitted for binding.  Graded on a credit (CR), no-credit (F) basis.

Prerequisites: Graduate Students Only