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Chemistry (CHEM) Courses

CHEM 1105 Introductory Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory practice that illustrates elementary general organic and biochemical experimental techniques.
Lab 3, Cr 1.
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1305 or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 1107 Introductory Chemistry Lab II

Continuation of CHEM 1105, with greater emphasis on organic and biochemical laboratory techniques.
Lab 3, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1105, CHEM 1305 with a minimum grade of a C.
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1307 or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I

Introduction to laboratory techniques of chemical experimentation.
Lab 3, Cr 1.
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1311 or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 1112 General Chemistry Laboratory II

Introduction to some basic laboratory techniques used in studying chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and qualitative inorganic analysis; introduction to instruments used in pH measurement and visible spectrophotometry.
Lab 3, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1111 with a minimum grade of a C and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1312 (or prior credit with minimum grade of C).<

CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I

A terminal course in chemistry for non-science majors, or technology students. Major topics covered are atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, the state of matter, solution calculations, and acid-base concepts; includes a brief introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1105 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 1307 Introductory Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 1305. Elementary study of organic and biochemistry; the nomenclature, preparation, and reactions of the principle classes of organic compounds by functional group; structure and metabolic reactions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; a look at hormones, enzymes, and biosynthetic pathways; physiological action of drugs, food, nutrition, poisons and causing agents.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1305, CHEM 1105. with a minimum grade of a C and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1107 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I

Study of atomic and molecular structure, chemical stoichiometry, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions and colloids, and acid-base concepts.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 with a minimum grade of a C

CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 1311. Study of chemical kinetics and equilibrium, electron transfer reactions, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, chemical thermodynamics and some descriptive inorganic chemistry.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1311 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 2123 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

Laboratory application of techniques used in experimental organic chemistry.
Lab 3, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1112 and CHEM 1312 with a minimum grade of a C and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2323 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 2125 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Additional laboratory application of techniques used in experimental organic chemistry.
Lab 3, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 2123 and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2325 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I

Study of the structure, properties, preparations and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds; stereo chemistry, reaction mechanisms and the use of spectroscopic techniques are included.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 2323. Includes a brief introduction to the chemistry of polymers, fats, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 2323 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 3103 Biochemistry Laboratory I

Laboratory work consists of selected experiments in biochemistry with special emphasis on the chemical interpretation of the structure and function of biological macromolecules.
Lab 3, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 2123, CHEM 2323 with a C or better and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3303 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).).

CHEM 3105 Analytical Laboratory

Laboratory methods in analytical chemistry, including quantitative separation techniques, electrochemistry and absorption spectroscopy.
Lab 4, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1112 with a minimum grade of a C and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3305 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 3110 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

The use of modern instrumentation to illustrate physical chemical techniques used to study electrochemistry, molecular structure, calorimetry, and thermodynamics. Lab 3, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1112 with a C or better and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3310 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 3112 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

The use of modern instrumentation to illustrate physical chemical techniques used to study macromolecules, chemical kinetics, properties of gases. Lab 3, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3110 with a C or better and
Concurrent enrollment. CHEM 3312 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C)

CHEM 3301 Inorganic Chemistry

An introductory study of the elements other than carbon and their compounds based on the periodic classification and certain related theoretical concepts explaining structure and reactivity.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1112, CHEM 1312 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 3303 Biochemistry I

Study of the chemical properties of the biomolecules: amino acids, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and coenzymes; metabolic energy; the biosynthesis of informational molecules, such as DNA and RNA, will also be discussed.
Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 2123, CHEM 2323 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 3304 Biochemistry II

A detailed study of the design, integration and control of metabolism. Hormone action and the regulation of gene expression.
Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 3303 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 3305 Analytical Chemistry

Modern analytical chemistry, including separation methods and quantitative chemistry, introduction to methods of analytics in electrochemistry, absorption and emission spectroscopy.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1112, CHEM 1312 with a minimum grade of a C and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3105 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 3306 Chemical Literature

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the chemical literature. Students will learn how to obtain information using the libraries in the university system under the supervision of a faculty member in the Chemistry and Environmental Sciences Department.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in chemistry and consent of instructor.

CHEM 3310 Physical Chemistry I

Study of the classical thermodynamics including applications to gases, lipids, solutions and phase equilibrium, ionic equilibrium, and electrochemistry.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414, PHYS 1302 and CHEM 1312 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 3312 Physical Chemistry II

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, chemical bonding spectroscopy, photochemistry, chemical kinetics, kinetic theory of gases and the transport of both gas and liquid phases.
Lab 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3310 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 4104 Selected Topics in Biochemistry Lab

This course will cover the study of contemporary biochemical techniques.
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4304 or (prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 4105 Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory

Introduction to use of electrical and optical measurements in chemical analysis. Interpretation of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectra.
Lab 4, Cr 1.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3305, CHEM 3105 with a minimum grade of a C and
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4305 (or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C).

CHEM 4110 Chemistry Seminar

Students are expected to research a current chemical topic, previously approved by a faculty member in the Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, and to present it in a formal seminar to fellow students and faculty members.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: Senior standing in chemistry and consent of instructor.

CHEM 4112 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry Laboratory

A laboratory course that will concentrate on applications of an initial quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, semi-impirical methods and QSPR/QSAR.
Lab 3, Cr. 1
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4312 or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 4123 Selected Topics in Organic Laboratory

This laboratory involves a comprehensive literature survey of both contemporary and classical organic name reactions.
Lab. 3, Cr. 1.
Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4323 or prior credit with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 4304 Selected Topics in Biochemistry

An advanced course in Biochemistry with emphasis on current developments.
Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3304, CHEM 3103 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 4305 Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Introduction to the theory and practice of optical and electro-analytical methods of analysis. Interpretation of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectra.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3305, CHEM 3105 with a minimum grade of a C.
Concurrent enrollment CHEM 4105 or prior credit with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM 4306 Environmental Chemistry

This course covers environmental issues and the chemistry associated with these issues. Key areas include energy used and production, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere. Specific topics to be discussed include fossil fuels, nuclear and solar energy, the Greenhouse effect, ozone chemistry, air and water pollution, water resources, nitrogen and food production, and agrochemicals.
Lec. 3, Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1311, 1312, and 2323; BIOL 1306 (or 1308) and 1307 (or 1309); and PHYS 1301 all with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM 4312 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry

An advanced course in Physical Chemistry that includes topics in Computational Chemistry, Molecular Modeling, and Molecular Dynamics.
Lec. 3, Cr. 3
Prerequisite: CHEM 3312, CHEM 3112 with a minimum grade of a C.

CHEM 4320 Chemistry Problems

An individual introduction to research which involves both laboratory and library work. Students will work under the direct supervision of a faculty member on a chemistry topic of mutual interest.
Lec 1, Lab 6, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: Must be a Chemistry Major, have 6 hours of advanced Chemistry with with a minimum grade of C, and consent of instructor.

CHEM 4323 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry

An advanced course in Organic Chemistry which covers topics in Reaction Mechanisms, Synthesis Design and includes the theory of structure determination.
Lec 3, Cr 3.
Prerequisite: CHEM 2325, CHEM 2125 with minimum grade of C.

CHEM 4325 Chemistry Internship

This course is designed to give the Chemistry student the opportunity to gain insight and experience in applying chemistry principles and concepts in an actual work-related environment. The student will perform the internship under the supervision of both a chemistry faculty member and a collaborating member of the participating internship site. This course will provide opportunity for the student to apply prior learning to practical laboratory situations.
Cr 3.
Prerequisite: Senior standing in Chemistry or consent of instructor.

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