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Spring 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.
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Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 1341 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.
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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.
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 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.


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.


2150: Biochemistry & Metabolism Lab

 An optional laboratory to accompany CHEM 2350.  This Laboratory examines the physical properties and chemistry of carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, and nucleotides.  The course is designed for students majoring in nutrition, clinical laboratory science and agriculture.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2330/2330 or 2342/2142    Co-requisite: Chem 2350

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  

 


2350: Biochemistry & Metabolism

 A one-semester study of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleotides which presents both structure and intermediary metabolism along wih an introduction to the function of enzymes and coenzymes.  The course is designed for students majoring in nutrition, clinical laboratory science and agriculture. 

Prerequisites: CHEM 2330/2130 or CHEM 2342/2142.


3245: Physical Chemistry Laboratory

 Experiments illustrating principles and methods of physical chemistry are performed.  Written reports on the experiments are prepared.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3330, 3410.

3275: Biochemical Techniques

 This course introduces students to the fundamental techniques used in modern biochemistry.  Experiments use the essential techniques employed in the study of proteins, enzymes and nucleic acids with emphasis on the use of modern instruments and the manipulation and analysis of experimental data.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3375 with a grade of "C" or higher.

3340: Physical Chemistry II

 This course covers mechanics, spectroscopy and statistical thermodynamcis and other selected topics.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3330, MATH 2472; PHYS 2425 or 1420

3380: Physical Methods in Biochemistry

 This course is designed to acquaint the student with the chemical and physical principles of modern biochemical methods.  Emphasis is placed upon the application of the methods to current problems in biochemistry and molecular biology and the interpretation of data.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3375 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

4241: Advanced Laboratory II

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 3245, 3340, 3410.  Pre or Co-Requisite: CHEM 4341


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  


4333: Spectroscopy

 The study of various spectrometric techniques in qualitative and structural analysis of chemical substances.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2142/2342

4341: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

 Chemical bonding, coordination chemistry compounds, acid-base concepts, and other topics are included along with some descriptive chemistry.

                                Prerequisites: CHEM 3340


4385: Metabolism

A study of the biodegradation and biosynthesis of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids.

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


4482: Advanced Biochemistry Lab II

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 4481  


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  


5295: Prof Dev Grad Asst

 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: CHEM


5341: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

 Chemical bonding, coordination chemistry compounds, acid-base concepts, and other topics are included along with some descriptive chemistry.

                                Prerequisites: CHEM 3340


5333: Spectroscopy

 The study of various spectrometric techniques in qualitative and structural analysis of chemical substances.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2142/2342

5355: Physical Chemistry of Polymers

A study of the physical chemistry of polymers. Subjects covered include thermodynamics, kinetic polymerization, phase relationships, molecular geometry, spectroscopy of polymers, polymer physics and mechanical behavior, polymer blends, rheology, and polymer composites.

                  Prerequisite: Graduate Students Only

 


5370: Special Topics

                  Prerequisite: Graduate Students Only


5384: Current Topics in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

This course provides students with advanced knowledge in areas of biochemistry and molecular biology.  Topics include signal transduction and the molecular biology of cancer, as well as emerging topics in Genomics, Proteomics, and other new developments in biochemistry.  It may be repeated once for credit.

                  Prerequisite: CHEM 4360 or 5383.

 


5385: Metabolism

A study of the biodegradation and biosynthesis of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids.

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


5399 A & B: Thesis

 This course represents the students initial and subsequent thesis enrollement.  No credit is awarded until the student has completed both sections.  These courses continue until the thesis is submitted for binding.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Department  


7330: Environmental Chemistry

                  Prerequisite: Graduate Students Only