CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

CHEM 101 Chemistry and Society 3(3-0)
Chemistry related to the everyday world. Drugs, food, pollution, pesticides, consumer products, energy, and home health. Principally for non-science majors. (CE,F,S)

CHEM 101L Chemistry and Society Lab 1(0-2)
Laboratory is optional. Experiments to exemplify the logical steps of problem solving and explore the physical and chemical world. Corequisite: CHEM 101. (CE,F,S)

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry 3(3-0)
Fundamental laws, theories and principles of chemical reactions. Credit not applicable for chemistry majors or minors. Corequisite: CHEM 111L. (CE,F,S)

CHEM 111L Principles of Chemistry Lab 1(0-2)
Experiments using common chemical equipment and techniques to aid the student in learning what occurs in the chemical laboratory. Corequisite: CHEM 111. (F,S)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4(4-0)
For science, engineering and pre-professional curricula. Atomic theory, chemical bonding, periodic properties, states of matter, oxidation-reduction, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, inorganic nomenclature. Prerequisites: one year of high school algebra or equivalent, and one year high school chemistry or equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 121L. (F,S)

CHEM 121L General Chemistry Lab I 1(0-2)
Corequisite: CHEM 121. (F,S)

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4(4-0)
Continuation of CHEM 121. Thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, acids and bases, solutions, descriptive inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Corequisite: CHEM 122L. (F,S)

CHEM 122L General Chemistry Lab II 1(0-2)
Laboratory component to CHEM 122. Corequisite: CHEM 122. (F,S)

CHEM 150 (PHYS 150) Elementary Concepts in Physics and Chemistry
4(3-2)

Hands-on standards-based approach to understanding basic concepts of physics and chemistry. Integrated lecture, lab and discussion periods. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 160 Introduction to Forensic Science 3(3-0)
Overview of Forensic Science. Crime scene investigation. Evidence collection. Microscopy techniques. Arson analysis. Fingerprints. Serology and DNA use. Corequisite: CHEM 160L. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 160L Intro to Forensic Science Lab 1(0-2)
Overview of Forensic Science Laboratory. Evidence handling and collection. Microscopy techniques. Arson analysis, Fingerprints. DNA fingerprinting. Corequisite: CHEM 160. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 211 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 3(3-0)
Survey of organic chemistry chemical structure, reactivity and functional groups are presented in context of relevance to society. Prerequisite: CHEM 111. Corequisite: CHEM 211L (CE,S)

CHEM 211L Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab 1(0-2)
Survey of organic chemistry laboratory course. Basic organic laboratory techniques and skills, both micro and macro scale are presented. Prerequisite: CHEM 111. Corequisite: CHEM 211. (S)

CHEM 221 Inorganic Chemistry 2(2-0)
Basic principles of inorganic chemistry. The main properties, reaction chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of inorganic elements and compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. Corequisite: CHEM 221L. (F)

CHEM 221L Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1(0-3)
Inorganic laboratory techniques, inorganic qualitative analysis, synthesis and characterization. Corequisite: CHEM 221. (F)

CHEM 260 Forensic Chemistry I 3(3-0)
Investigation of comparative/visual forensic analysis techniques. Topics include fingerprinting, bloodstain pattern analysis, fiber comparisons, and firearms analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 111 or 121 and CHEM 160. (S)

CHEM 260L Forensic Chemistry I Laboratory 1(0-3)
Development of laboratory skills for comparative/visual forensic analysis. Topics include fingerprinting, bloodstain pattern analysis, fiber comparisons, and firearms analysis. A more in-depth examination of CHEM 160L topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 111 or 121 and CHEM 160L. Corequisite: CHEM 260. (S)

CHEM 291 Special Topics (1-5 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 292 Research (1-3 VAR)
Faculty directed research project for undergraduate first or second-year student. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits total. Prerequisite: Department Chair approval. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I 3(3-0)
For majors and pre-professional students requiring a strong background in organic chemistry. Organic reactions and mechanisms as related to molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. Corequisite: CHEM 301L. (F,S)

CHEM 301L Organic Chemistry Lab I 2(0-6)
Corequisite: CHEM 301. (F,S)

CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II 3(3-0)
Continuation of CHEM 301. Prerequisite: CHEM 301. Corequisite: CHEM 302L. (F,S)

CHEM 302L Organic Chemistry Lab II 2(0-6)
Prerequisite: CHEM 301L. Corequisite: CHEM 302. (F,S)

CHEM 311 Survey of Biochemistry 3(3-0)
Survey of biochemistry. For pre-health professional students. Intermediary metabolism is taught at an intermediate level and in the context of human nutrition and clinical applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 or CHEM 301. (F)

CHEM 317 Quantitative Analysis 3(3-0)
Volumetric and gravimetric analysis integrated with instrumental analysis, both optical and electrometric methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. Corequisite: CHEM 317L. (F)

CHEM 317L Quantitative Analysis Lab 2(0-6)
Corequisite: CHEM 317. (F)

CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry I 3(3-0)
Chemical thermodynamics, chemical dynamics, quantum chemistry, chemical structure and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. Corequisites: MATH 224 and PHYS 201 or 221. (F)

CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry II 3(3-0)
Continuation of CHEM 321. Prerequisite: CHEM 122. Corequisites: MATH 224 and PHYS 201 or 221. (S)

CHEM 323 Experimental Physical Chemistry 2(0-4)
Laboratory techniques in thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, phase phenomena, kinetics, spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 321 or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 378 Practicum in Laboratory Instruction 1(0-2)
Laboratory preparation, instruction, safety, and methods under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. (F,S)

CHEM 389 Scientific Literature Review 1(1-0)
Surveys of both print and web-based chemical and biochemical literature. May be repeated twice. Prerequisite: CHEM 302. (F,S)

CHEM 401 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3(3-0)
Topics of advanced organic chemistry, including organic reactions, mechanisms, natural products, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 401L. (*)

CHEM 401L Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab 1(0-3)
Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 401. Molecular structure determination by chemical and instrumental methods. Corequisite: CHEM 401. (*)

CHEM 403 Polymer Chemistry 3(3-0)
Study of synthetic polymers including synthesis, mechanisms of formation, structure of elucidation, reactivity, properties, and industrial application. Biopolymers also will be considered. Prerequisites: CHEM 302/302L. (*)

CHEM 411 Biochemistry I 3(3-0)
Chemistry of constituents of living matter, including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids. An introduction to enzymes and coenzymes. Prerequisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. (F)

CHEM 412 Biochemistry II 3(3-0)
Continuation of CHEM 411. Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Bioenergetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 411. Corequisite: CHEM 412L. (S)

CHEM 412L Biochemistry II Lab 2(0-6)
Prerequisite: CHEM 302. Corequisite: CHEM 412. (*)

CHEM 419 Instrumental Analysis 3(3-0)
Instrumental techniques in chemical separations, electrochemistry, atomic, and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM 317 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 419L. (S)

CHEM 419L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2(0-6)
Prerequisites: CHEM 317 or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 419. (S)

CHEM 421 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3(3-0)
Structure and bonding, coordination theory, periodic relations, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 425 Environmental Chemistry 3(3-0)
Chemical process in air, water and soil. Air, water analysis and treatment, pollution. Prerequisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 431 Radiochemistry 2(2-0)
Nuclear properties, interaction and detection of radiation, application to chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 322, or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 460 Forensic Chemistry II 2(2-0)
Investigation of identification techniques for forensic analysis. Topics include arson, biological fluid and drug identification, and DNA analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 260/L and CHEM 302/L (or permission of instructor). Corequisite: CHEM 460L. (F)

CHEM 460L Forensic Chemistry II Lab 2(0-4)
The laboratory will accompany CHEM 460, Forensic Chemistry II lecture. Prerequisites: CHEM 260/L and CHEM 302/L (or permission of instructor). Corequisite: CHEM 460. (F)

CHEM 491 Special Topics (1-5 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 492 Research (1-3 VAR)
Faculty directed research project for undergraduate student. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits, total. Prerequisite: approval of department chair. (F,S,SS)

CHEM 493 Seminar 1(1-0)
Presentation of a formal presentation on chemical research or a current topic in the chemical literature using software-based delivery methods. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: permission of department chair. (F,S)

CHEM 495 Independent Study (1-7 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 498 Internship (1-6 VAR)
Work experience in the chemistry discipline under the combined supervision of the selected organization and a faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of department chair. (F,S,SS)

GRADUATE COURSES

CHEM 501 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3(3-0)
Topics of advanced organic chemistry including organic reactions, mechanisms, natural products, spectroscopy, and industrial applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 501L Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab 1(0-3)
Molecular structure determination by chemical and instrumental methods. Advanced synthetic techniques. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 501. (*)

CHEM 503 Polymer Chemistry 3(3-0)
Study of synthetic polymers including synthesis, mecha nisms of formation, structure elucidation, reactivity, properties, and industrial application. Biopolymers also will be considered. Prerequisite: CHEM 302, or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 511 Biochemistry I 3(3-0)
Chemistry of constituents of living matter, including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acid and lipids. An introduction to enzymes and coenzymes. Prerequisite: one year undergraduate Organic Chemistry. (F)

CHEM 512 Biochemistry II 3(3-0)
Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids. Bioenergetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 411 or 511. (S)

CHEM 512L Biochemistry II Lab 2(0-6)
Prerequisite: CHEM 302. Corequisite: CHEM 512. (*)

CHEM 519 Instrumental Analysis 3(3-0)
Instrumental techniques in chemical separations, electro-chemistry, atomic, and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 317 and 321, or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: CHEM 519L. (S)

CHEM 519L Instrumental Analysis Lab 2(0-6)
Prerequisite: CHEM 317 and 321, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 519. (S)

CHEM 521 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3(3-0)
Structure and bonding, coordination theory, periodic relations, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry, industrial applications. Pre requisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (S)

CHEM 525 Environmental Chemistry 3(3-0)
Chemical processes in the air, water and soil. Air, water soil analysis and treatment. Special emphasis upon the problems and effects of industrial and other pollution. Prerequisite: CHEM 321, or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 529 Advanced Instrumentation 2(2-0)
Emphasizes latest developments in the design and application of instrumentation for spectro-chemical analysis, electro-chemical analysis and separations. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

CHEM 531 Radiochemistry 2(2-0)
Nuclear properties, interaction and detection of radiation, kinetics of decay, application of chemistry in industry. Prerequisite: CHEM 322, or permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 550 Industrial Chemistry 2(2-0)
The economic importance and special characteristics of the chemical industry. Feedstocks, intermediates and products of the chemical industry including thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics, paints and coatings, elastomers, fibers, surfactants, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, paper, acids, etc. Market demands, price and cost factors, scale, research, process chemistry and process control, product development. Case studies illustrating above topics. (*)

CHEM 560 Forensic Chemistry II 2(2-0)
Investigation of identification techniques for forensic analysis. Topics include arson, biological fluid and drug identification, and DNA analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 260/L and CHEM 302/L (or permission of instructor). Corequisite: CHEM 560L. (F)

CHEM 560L Forensic Chemistry II Laboratory 2(0-4)
The laboratory will accompany CHEM 560, Forensic Chemistry II lecture. Prerequisites: CHEM 260/L and CHEM 302/L (or permission of instructor). Corequisite: CHEM 560. (F)

CHEM 578 Practicum in Laboratory Instruction 1(0-2)
Laboratory preparation, instruction and methods under the guidance and supervision of an instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits. Prerequisites: graduate standing or approval of department chair. (S/U grading) (F,S,SS)

CHEM 591 Special Topics (1-4 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

CHEM 595 Independent Study (1-4 VAR) (*)

CHEM 598 Graduate Internship (1-4 VAR)
Volunteer or paid work experience under the combined supervision of the selected organization and a faculty member. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (S/U grading). (F,S,SS)

CHEM 599 Thesis Research (1-6 VAR)
(IP and S/U grading). (*)