(School of Sciences)
CHM1010: Everyday Chemistry (VI)
A survey of basic concepts of chemistry and their relationship or application to everyday phenomena and social issues.May not be applied toward a major (or minor) in chemistry or biochemistry.Three 50-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab a week.
CHM1021: Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences (VI)
An introduction to the basic principles of atomic and molecular structure, bonding, the states ofmatter, solutions, chemical reaction stoichiometry, gas laws, kinetics and energy changes in chemical reactions. The primary audience is studentswith no prior high school chemistry or those who do not demonstrate competency in the course content based on a placement exam. Three 65-minute lectures and one 2-hour lab a week for 8 weeks.
CHM1025: General and Organic Chemistry
The course covers several key subject areas needed for an introduction to biochemistry relevant to the health sciences: equilibrium, acids and bases,osmosis and the concept of "equivalents," and the basic structure, properties, and reactions of organic functional groups. The pre-requisite for CHM1025 is completion of CHM1021 with aminimumgrade of "C-",or transfer of a grade of "C" or better in a equivalent course, or competency in the content of CHM 1021 demonstrated by a placement exam. CHM1025 is a 2-semester credit course with three 65-minute lectures and one 2-hour laboratory period each week for 8 weeks. This course is designed for students planning tomajor in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or exercise physiology.
CHM1035: Introduction to Biochemistry
An introduction to biochemistry intended for students who are not majoring in the Natural Sciences. Topics include: structure and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids,and nucleic acids; introduction to cellular metabolism. May not be applied toward a major (or minor) in chemistry or biochemistry. Three 65-minute lecturesmeeting for one half of the semester.Typically taken in conjunction with BIO 1035. Prerequisite: CHM 1025 or permission of instructor
CHM/BIO 1036 - Cell Biology
Introduction to cell biology, intended for studentswho are not majoring in the natural sciences (biology majors take BIO 1110 and 1120). Topics include the study of structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; study of the structure, function and behavior of cells; an introduction to cellularmetabolism. 2 class hours.Prerequisite: CHM1025 or CHM 1110.
CHM1060: General Chemistry I Tutorial
A course taken concurrently with CHM 1110 to assist under-prepared students. Enrollment in this class is based on results of placement test. Two 50-minute meetings a week.
CHM1070: General Chemistry II Tutorial
A course taken concurrently with CHM 1120 similar in intent to CHM 1060. One 50-minute meeting each week. Enrollment is based upon student performance in CHM 1110.
CHM1110: General Chemistry I (VI)
An introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry,gas laws, chemical periodicity, and equilibrium. Three 50-minute lectures,one 2-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: high school chemistry, placement examination. Students who have not had high school chemistry must take CHM 1020 or an equivalent preparatory course before enrolling in CHM 1110.
CHM1120: General Chemistry II
A study of solutions, equilibria, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and qualitative analysis. Three 50-minute lectures, one 3-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1110.
CHM2200: Organic Chemistry I
Introduction to structure, properties, and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, alkyl halides, and ethers. Three 50-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1110; CHM 1120 or equivalent strongly recommended.
CHM2210: Organic Chemistry II
Introduction to structure, properties, and reactions of aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives,aromatic compounds,amines,phenols,carbohydrates, amino acids; introduction to infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Three 50- minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 2200.
Courses not part of the regular curriculum offered as need and interest arises.
CHM3000: Analytical Chemistry
An introduction to the theory and practice of volumetric, spectroscopic, and electrochemical analysis and chromatographic separation techniques. Laboratory covers traditional quantitative analysis and instrumental techniques associated with determination of pH, ultraviolet-visible and atomic absorption spectroscopy, HPLC and gas chromatography. Three 50- minute lectures,one 4-hour lab eachweek.Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120 and mathematical skill at or beyond college algebra;CHM 2220 suggested.
CHM3220: Intermediate Organic Chemistry
A detailed study ofmodern infrared,nuclearmagnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy; molecular orbital theory applied to bonding and pericyclic reactions; organic synthesis; and topic areas includingmedicinal, bio-organic, or polymer chemistry. Three 50-minute lectures, one 3-hour lab a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM2210 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester in odd years; i.e., 2007-08)
CHM3240: Biochemistry I
A study of the structure and roles of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids in metabolism. Emphasis is placed on protein structure and function, enzyme operation,metabolic pathways and their cellular role and regulation. Three 65-minute lectures a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 2210.
CHM3430: Biochemistry II
A review of aspects of modern biochemistry as reflected in current research literature.Topicsmay vary but aspects of protein structure,enzyme function and mechanism, signal transduction,metabolism related to nutrition and metabolic disorders, and gene function and regulation are typically presented.Two 50-min meetings a week. Prerequisite: C - or higher in CHM 3240.
CHM3431: Biochemistry II Lab
A lab to be taken concurrently with CHM 3430.Topics include UV-vis spectroscopy, protein purification and chromatographic separation, electrophoresis, fluorescence spectroscopy,and enzyme kinetics.One hour of lecture and one four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 3000.
CHM3460: Physical Chemistry I
An introduction to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, and phase equilibria. Three 65- minute lectures a week. Prerequisites: C- or higher in PSC 2002,MTH 2222,CHM2210. (Offered fall semester in"even"years; i.e., 2008-09).
CHM3470: Physical Chemistry II
An introduction to transport processes, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Three 50-min lectures and one 3-hour lab each week or three 65-minute lectures. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 3460. (Offered spring semester the same academic year as CHM 3460.)
Courses not part of the regular curriculum offered as need and interest arises.
CHM4010: Teaching Assistant Training
Preparation for newteaching assistants covering classroommanagement, departmental policies, safety procedures, handling of hazardous materials and waste disposal. One day-long workshop and several followup sessions for a total of 12-13 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of instructor, and employed status as chemistry TA.
CHM4020: Inorganic Chemistry
An intensive study of acid-base concepts,bonding, ligand field theory,molecular orbital and symmetry principles, reactions, energetics, coordination compounds, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry.Laboratory focuses on synthesis and reactions of a broad range of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Three 50- minute lectures,one 3-hour lab aweek.Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120,2210,3000. (Offered fall semester in odd academic years; i.e., 2007-08)
An introduction to original laboratory research in collaboration with a faculty member; requiring literature searching, experimental planning, a minimum of 8 hours laboratory work a week, a final written report and an oral presentation of the work. Prerequisite: junior standing, application according to departmental policy and permission of the instructor.
CHM4120: Instrumental Analysis
A detailed study of instrumentation for chemical analysis andmethod selection.Topics covered include ultraviolet- visible spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission, polarography and voltammetry, thermal analysis,and chromatography. Two 50-minute lectures and two 3-hour labs eachweek,or three 50-minute lectures plus one 4-hour lab a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM2210,3000. (Offered fall semester in odd academic years; i.e., 2007-08).
CHM4330: Environmental Chemistry
An introduction to the chemical interactions among earth, air, water, and living environments, with some emphasis on ecological damage, toxicology,ecosystem interdependence and repair of environmental damage. Three 50-minute lectures a week for one-half semester Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1120; CHM 2210 and 3000 suggested. (Offered in conjunctionwith either CHM4325 or 4335 spring semester in even academic years; i.e., 2008-09).
An overview of the principles of sustainability,encompassing development in the industrialized and developing nations,equitable and efficient use of resources, sustainable use of public property and sustainable economies in agriculture andmanufacturing.Three 50- min lectures a week for one-half semester.(Offered in conjunction with either CHM 4325 or 4330 spring semester in even academic years; i.e., 2008-09).
CHM4999: Independent Study
Specialized or personalized instruction under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires a written plan of the work to be undertaken and consent of instructor and department chair.