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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-235: Laboratory Safety and Compliance (1 hour)

This course is designed for personnel and students who will be working inside a chemistry laboratory (academic and teaching) on the matters of laboratory safety and compliance. Survey recommended best practices for safe laboratory operation, handling and disposal of hazards materials, pressurized and cryogenic gases. Introduction to first aid operation including the latest federal, state, city and campus regulations to prevent accidents or exposure that may cause injury, property damage, or interference with other works. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 235 and CHEM 735. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.



CHEM-270: Sophomore Research in Polymer Chemistry (1 hour)

Introduction to polymer chemistry research in laboratory environment, synthesis of basic polymers. Polymer research problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 General Chemistry I or permission of instructor.



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.



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.



CHEM-360: Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology (3 hours)

Definitions and fundamentals of polymer science, understanding the structural aspects of various types of polymers, prepolymers and designer monomers, introduction to polymer science, basic principles of polymer chemistry and applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 General Chemistry I or permission of instructor.



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-370: Junior Research in Polymer Chemistry (1 hour)

Synthesis of commercially important polymers, polymeric materials, composites and smart polymers and their characterization techniques. Polymer research problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 General Chemistry I or CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology or permission of instructor.



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

Research problems in chemistry. 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.



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.



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.



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)

Available only to students enrolled in the professional semester. A supervising professor will visit each student teacher. Additional mentoring, outreach, and support are available to first-year teachers who maintain contact with the department. 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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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-625: Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations (3 hours)

Introduction to the concepts of polymer chemistry and synthesis, classical, advanced and other approaches of polymer synthesis, structure-property correlation, various methods of polymer characterization. Prerequisite: CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology or permission of instructor.



CHEM-626: Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations Laboratory (2 hours)

Polymer experiments to accompany CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations. Prerequisite: CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations or permission of instructor.



CHEM-640: Polyurethanes and Their Applications (3 hours)

Introduction to polyurethanes, types of polyurethanes, structure-property correlation, various synthetic approaches for polyurethanes, elastomers, thermoplastics and foams, polyurethane composites and applications.



CHEM-650: Conducting Polymers and Their Applications (3 hours)

Definitions and basic understanding of conducting polymers, electronic properties and band theories, metallic state of conducting polymers, conjugated polymers as semiconductors, applications of conducting polymers. Prerequisites: CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology and CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations or permission of instructor.



CHEM-670: Senior Research in Polymer Chemistry (1 hour)

Synthesis of advanced polymers, polymeric materials, biopolymers and polyurethanes. Preparation of polyurethane composites and smart polymers. Polymer research problems. Prerequisites: CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology or permission of instructor.



CHEM-680: Physical Properties of Polymers (3 hours)

Physical chemistry of polymers, various physical states of polymers, molecular weight determination, polymers in solutions and viscosity, Flory-Huggins theory, thermodynamics of polymer in solutions, kinetics and morphology of polymers, structure-property correlation, methods of polymer characterization. Prerequisites: CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology and CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations or permission of instructor.



CHEM-681: Polymer Chemistry Colloquium (1 hour)

Oral presentation and discussion on selected research topics in polymer science, published peer reviewed journals, review of selected topics in polymer chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology or permission of instructor.



CHEM-683: Biopolymers (3 hours)

Structure, function, and physical properties of naturally-occurring polymers, including proteins, polysaccharides, polyesters, DNA and lipids. The concept of nature as a model for polymeric materials is discussed. The transformation of natural and synthetic starting materials to bio-based synthetic polymers, biodegradable polymers and other bio-based products is presented. Degradation mechanisms in polymeric materials, environmental issues when using biopolymers and synthetic polymers, and various routes for recovery/reuse of plastics is reviewed. An introduction to polymers used in biomedical and other biological systems is conducted. Prerequisites: CHEM 320 Introductory Organic Chemistry, CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry Laboratory and CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology or permission of instructor.



CHEM-685: Selected Topics in Polymer Chemistry (___) (1-3 hour)

Variable topic course providing focus on selected topics in polymer chemistry or concepts of special polymers. May be repeated when the topic changes. Prerequisites: CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry I or CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology or permission of instructor.



CHEM-687: Polymers in Nanotechnology (3 hours)

Introduction to nanotechnology, importance of polymer science in nanotechnology, biodegradable and biocompatible polymers, polymeric nanotherapeutics for targeted drug delivery, nanotheranostics, nanotoxicology, and nanobioimaging.



CHEM-690: Selected Research Projects in Polymer Chemistry (1-3 hour)

Design and synthesis of selected research projects, analysis of synthetic scheme, characterizations of synthesized polymers, and their applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology or CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations or permission of instructor.



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.



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.



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 or permission of instructor.



CHEM-723: Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours)

Special topics in inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 593 Physical Chemistry I and CHEM 595 Physical Chemistry II.



CHEM-730: Advanced Polymer Synthesis (3 hours)

Advanced study of various methods of polymer synthesis; analysis of synthetic factors that affect the resulting polymer structure (including molecular weight, molecular weight distribution and molecular architecture) and physical properties; rationalization of polymer structure - property relationships; basic concepts of macromolecular engineering and design of materials for specifically targeted applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations, CHEM 626 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations Laboratory and CHEM 680 Physical Properties of Polymers, 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-745: 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.



CHEM-746: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (2 hours)

Instrumental analysis experiment to accompany CHEM 745 Instrumental Analysis. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 745 Instrumental Analysis and CHEM 446 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.



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.



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.



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 or permission of instructor.



CHEM-790: Advanced Research in Polymer Chemistry (3 hours)

Synthesis, characterization and applications of advanced polymers. Polymer research problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology 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-840: Advanced Polymers for Electrical and Electronic Applications (3 hours)

Advanced polymers for electronic and electrical applications, synthesis of advanced polymers, electrical and electronic properties, charge transport mechanism, advanced devices based on these materials such as photovoltaics, sensors, supercapacitors. Prerequisites: CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology and CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations.



CHEM-850: Inorganic and Architecturally Unusual Polymers (3 hours)

Advanced study of various polymers containing elements other than C, H, N and O in their structure; advanced study of selected polymers with molecular architectures different from traditional linear, crosslinked and randomly branched; analysis of synthetic factors that affect resulting polymer structure (including molecular weight, molecular weight distribution and molecular architecture) and physical properties; rationalization of polymer structure - property relationships. Prerequisites: CHEM 730 Advanced Polymer Synthesis and CHEM 785 Physical Chemistry of Polymers, or permission of instructor.



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-887: Advanced Biopolymers and Nanotechnology (3 hours)

Structure, function, and physical properties of naturally-occurring polymers, including proteins, polysaccharides, polyesters, DNA and lipids. The concept of nature as a model for polymeric materials is discussed. The transformation of natural and synthetic starting materials to bio-based synthetic polymers, biodegradable polymers, bio-compatible polymers and other bio-based products is presented. Degradation mechanisms in polymeric materials, environmental issues when using biopolymers and synthetic polymers, and various routes for recovery/reuse of plastics is reviewed. Role of nanotechnology in environment and health. Advanced application of polymer science in nanotechnology. Nano-biotechnology and Bio-nanotechnology. Applications of nanotechnology in drug delivery, cancer therapy, infectious diseases, optics and lithography. Prerequisites: CHEM 360 Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology and CHEM 625 Polymer Synthesis and Characterizations.



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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