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CHEM-105: Introductory Chemistry (3 hours)

Survey of introductory chemical principles and properties of common materials. Topics include gases, crystalline solids, solutions, energy, polymers, organic compounds and biomolecules. Not intended for majors that require CHEM 215 General Chemistry I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 106 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory.



CHEM-106: Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 105 Introductory Chemistry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 105 Introductory Chemistry.



CHEM-107: Chemistry for the Life Sciences (3 hours)

Introduction to general, organic, and biochemistry for life science majors. Meets the requirements of students of nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy, and other allied health program. May be taken by technology majors with comparable requirements. Does not satisfy the requirements of chemistry, physics and biology majors. Co-requisite: CHEM 108 Chemistry for the Life Sciences Laboratory.



CHEM-108: Chemistry for the Life Sciences Laboratory (1 hour)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 107 Chemistry for the Life Sciences. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHEM 107 Chemistry for the Life Sciences.



CHEM-112: Essentials of Chemistry (3 hours)

Designed to review fundamental skills and knowledge needed for CHEM 215 General Chemistry I. For students without previous chemistry background. CHEM 113 Essentials of Chemistry Laboratory optional.



CHEM-113: Essentials of Chemistry Laboratory (1 hour)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 112 Essentials of Chemistry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 112 Essentials of Chemistry.



CHEM-215: General Chemistry I (3 hours)

An introduction to calculations, atomic structure, atomic periodicity, molecular bonding, chemical reaction and gases. An introductory course for students planning a science major. Prerequisite: Score of 20 on Math section of ACT or College Algebra or CHEM 105 Introductory Chemistry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 216 General Chemistry I Laboratory.



CHEM-216: General Chemistry I Laboratory (2 hours)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 215 General Chemistry I. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 215 General Chemistry I.



CHEM-225: General Chemistry II (3 hours)

A continuation of CHEM 215 General Chemistry I. Introduction to chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 General Chemistry I.



CHEM-226: General Chemistry II Laboratory (2 hours)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 225 General Chemistry II. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 225 General Chemistry II.



CHEM-299: Sophomore Research in Chemistry (1-3 hour)

Research problems in chemistry. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.



CHEM-320: Introductory Organic Chemistry (3 hours)

Survey of organic chemistry, structure, nomenclature, reactions, biomolecules, and polymers. Three lectures per week. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I. Prerequisites: CHEM 105 Introductory Chemistry or CHEM 107 Chemistry for the Life Sciences or CHEM 215 General Chemistry I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry Laboratory.



CHEM-325: Organic Chemistry I (3 hours)

Introduction to organic bonding, structure, nomenclature, mechanisms and reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 General Chemistry I. CHEM 225 General Chemistry II is strongly recommended. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry Laboratory.



CHEM-326: Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 hours)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 320 Introductory Organic Chemistry.



CHEM-335: Organic Chemistry II (3 hours)

A continuation of CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I, including organic synthesis and the organic chemistry of bio molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 336 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-336: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 hours)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-369: Laboratory Assistant Practicum I (3 hours)

For students intending to teach chemistry in secondary schools. Assisting in preparation and instruction in one of several chemistry laboratories. A minimum of four hours assisting per week is required. Prerequisite: Needs consent of instructor.



CHEM-399: Junior Research in Chemistry (1-3 hour)

Research problems in chemistry. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.



CHEM-413: Selected Topics in Chemistry (___) (2-3 hours)

Lecture, laboratory, or seminar study of specific topics in chemistry. Prerequisites: 15 hours of chemistry and permission of instructor.



CHEM-445: Analytical Chemistry (3 hours)

Fundamental principles of gravimetric, volumetric, spectroscopic, chromatographic, and electrochemical analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 225 General Chemistry II. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 446 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-446: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2 hours)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 445 Analytical Chemistry. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 226 General Chemistry II Laboratory. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 445 Analytical Chemistry. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-469: Laboratory Assistant Practicum II (3 hours)

For students intending to teach chemistry in secondary schools. Assisting in preparation and instruction in one of several chemistry laboratories. A minimum for four hours assisting per week is required. Prerequisite: CHEM 369 Laboratory Assistant Practicum I.



CHEM-479: Techniques for Teaching Chemistry (3 hours)

Techniques, methods, and course content used in teaching chemistry in the secondary school. Offered by the Department of Chemistry. To be taken before the professional semester. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education and PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology.



CHEM-569: Laboratory Assistant Practicum III (3 hours)

For students intending to teach chemistry in secondary schools. Students are placed in charge of all instruction in a single undergraduate laboratory section. Prerequisites: CHEM 369 Laboratory Assistant Practicum I and CHEM 469 Laboratory Assistant Practicum II.



CHEM-575: Biochemistry I (3 hours)

The structure and function of enzymes and other proteins. The major metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids. Prerequisites: CHEM 320 Introductory Organic Chemistry or CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-576: Biochemistry I Laboratory (2 hours)

Biochemistry laboratory experiments to complement CHEM 575 Biochemistry I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 575 Biochemistry I.



CHEM-579: Supervised Student Teaching and Follow-Up of Teachers (2 hours)

Departmental representatives will visit each student teacher during the professional semester. Additionally, departmental representatives will follow up with each area student during the first year of teaching with assistance and support. Concurrent enrollment in the professional semester is required. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



CHEM-593: Physical Chemistry I (3 hours)

An introduction to physical chemistry with an emphasis on thermodynamics. Prerequisites: CHEM 225 General Chemistry II PHYS 105 Engineering Physics II, MATH 150 Calculus I. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-594: Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (2 hours)

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry l. Four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-595: Physical Chemistry II (3 hours)

A continuation of CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I with an emphasis on quantum chemistry. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I and MATH 253 Calculus III. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-596: Advanced Inorganic-Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2 hours)

Inorganic synthesis and the physical chemistry of inorganic compounds. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 594 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 595 Physical Chemistry II. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-601: Chemistry Colloquium (0-1 hour)

Oral reports presented and accompanied by a written paper. May be repeated. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis if taken for zero hours. Offered both semesters. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



CHEM-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



CHEM-611: Senior Review and Assessment (1 hour)

Capstone course for undergraduate chemistry majors along with exiting assessment. Prerequisite: Senior standing.



CHEM-620: Polymer Chemistry (3 hours)

High molecular weight molecules including polymer structure, synthesis of polymers and characterization of polymer structure by various instrumental methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 320 Introductory Organic Chemistry or CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I.



CHEM-621: Polymer Chemistry Laboratory (2 hours)

Polymer experiments to accompany CHEM 620 Polymer Chemistry. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 620 Polymer Chemistry.



CHEM-623: Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)

Special topics in inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I and CHEM 595 Physical Chemistry II. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-645: Instrumental Analysis (3 hours)

Concepts of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Emphasis on design, operation, and theoretical foundations of instruments and instrumental procedures. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-646: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (2 hours)

Instrumental analysis experiment to accompany CHEM 645 Instrumental Analysis. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 645 Instrumental Analysis and CHEM 446 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-699: Senior Research in Chemistry (1-3 hour)

Special research in chemistry. A written report is required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. May be repeated. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-705: Modern Concepts of Chemistry (1-5 hour)

Fields available: (a) analytical chemistry, (b) biochemistry, (c) inorganic chemistry, (d) organic chemistry, (e) physical chemistry, Limited to 1-5 hours in each field. May be repeated if different field is selected. Prerequisite: Approval of the department. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-720: Advanced Polymers (3 hours)

Cationic, anionic, radical, and other processes of polymerization. Thermal and photoinitiators. Advanced Polymeric materials and their biological, bio-medical, and optoelectronic applications. Biodegradable polymers. Self healing polymers. Prerequisites: CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 320 Introductory Organic Chemistry and CHEM 620 Polymer Chemistry or permission of instructor.



CHEM-735: Laboratory Safety and Compliance (1 hour)

Survey of recommended best practices for safe laboratory operation, handling and disposal of hazardous materials, electricity, radiation, pressurized or cryogenic gases, and first aid, including the latest federal, state, city, and campus regulations to prevent accidents or exposures that may cause injury, property damage, or interference with other work. Recommended for Lab Assistants. Prerequisite: CHEM 225 General Chemistry II.



CHEM-773: Biochemistry II (3 hours)

Biochemistry of DNA and RNA, replication, transcription and translation. Recombinant DNA methodologies, polymerase chain reaction technologies and gene cloning. Prerequisites: CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II and CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I or permission of the instructor. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-774: Biochemistry II Laboratory (2 hours)

Experiments to accompany CHEM 773 Biochemistry II. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 773 Biochemistry II. May be taken for honors.



CHEM-785: Physical Chemistry of Polymers (3 hours)

Molecular weights of polymers and methods of determination. Structure of polymer chain. Amorphous and crystalline states, viscoelasticity, kinetics. Polymer solutions and blends. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of polymer elasticity. Prerequisites: CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 320 Introductory Organic Chemistry and CHEM 620 Polymer Chemistry or permission of instructor.



CHEM-793: Advanced Chemical Kinetics (3 hours)

A survey of the basic principles of chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I and CHEM 595 Physical Chemistry II.



CHEM-801: Chemistry Colloquium (1 hour)

Oral reports presented and accompanied by a written paper. May be repeated. Required of all graduate students every semester of enrollment.



CHEM-815: Advanced Topics in Chemistry (1-5 hour)

Theoretical or laboratory study. Fields available: (1) analytical chemistry, (2) biochemistry, (3) electronic instrumentation, (4) inorganic chemistry, (5) organic chemistry, (6) physical chemistry. Limited 1-5 hours in each field.



CHEM-823: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)

Selected topics in inorganic chemistry.



CHEM-863: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours)

Organic reactions and rearrangements organized according to mechanistic types, with emphasis on mechanisms, stereochemistry, and theoretical interpretations of reaction rates and driving forces.



CHEM-883: Chemical Thermodynamics (3 hours)

The application of the laws of thermodynamics to chemical systems.



CHEM-889: Introduction to Chemical Research (1-9 hour)

Graduate level research, may be repeated, but only six hours may be credited towards the degree program. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Chemistry Masters Program. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.



CHEM-890: Research and Thesis (1-6 hour)

May be repeated. No more than six hours applies toward the master's degree, except when additional hours are determined by the Department to be required to complete the thesis and its defense.



CHEM-891: Research Problems (1-6 hour)

May be repeated. No more than six hours applies toward the master's degree, except when additional hours are determined by the Department to be required to complete the problem and report.



CHEM-895: Comprehensive Reviews in Chemistry (1 hour)

The course is designed to prepare the students for their comprehensive examination. A letter grade will be assigned on the basis of the examination. The examination may be repeated for the purpose of raising the grade.


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