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Chemistry

Faculty
Introduction
Chemistry Majors
Chemistry Minor
Departmental Honors Program
Course Descriptions

Faculty

Chairperson

Richard DiMarchi

Distinguished Professors

Kenneth Caulton, Gary Hieftje, Ronald Hites, Milos Novotny, Peter Ortoleva, Charles Parmenter

Herman T. Briscoe Professor

Dennis Peters

Harry G. Day Chair

David Williams

Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences

Richard DiMarchi

Lilly Alumni Chair

Milos Novotny

Robert and Marjorie Mann Chairs

David Clemmer, Gary Hieftje, Martin Jarrold

Professors

Romualdo de Souza, Krishnan Raghavachari, James Reilly, Theodore Widlanski, Jeffrey Zaleski

Associate Professors

Stephen Jacobson, Caroline Jarrold, Martha Oakley, Philip Stevens, Martin Stone, Faming Zhang

Assistant Professors

Mu-Hyun Baik, Lane Baker, Bogdan Dragnea, Amar Flood, Srinivasan Iyengar, Dongwhan Lee, Liang-shi Li, Daniel Mindiola, Thomas Tolbert

Clinical Assistant Professor

Cathrine Reck

Lecturer

Jill Robinson

Academic Advising

Alice Dobie-Galuska, Chemistry C021, (812) 855-2700

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Introduction

The Department of Chemistry (CHEM) offers bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biochemistry. To enter one of the programs, students should have completed a minimum of two years of high school algebra, one-half year of trigonometry, one year each of physics and chemistry, and three or four years of a modern foreign language. Enrollments in some courses may be limited to students with a grade of C- or higher in the prerequisite chemistry courses.

Introductory Courses

C100 is a lecture course for non­science majors. Students who are required to complete only two semesters of chemistry, such as those in prenursing and some allied health areas, should take C101-C121 and C102-C122, which include labs. Students who wish to take basic courses that provide a foundation for advanced work in scientific fields should enroll in C117 (or C105-C125) and C118 (or C106-C126), or S117 (or S105-S125) and S118 (or S106-S126).

Special Sections and Courses

Special courses for students with unusually good aptitude or preparation and especially for students interested in the professional B.S. in chemistry and B.S. in biochemistry degree programs are identified by the prefix letter "S": S105, S106, S117, S118, S125, S126, S341, S342, S343, and S344. These courses are equivalent to the corresponding courses lettered "C" for meeting stated requirements.

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Chemistry Majors

Major in Chemistry-B.A.

Purpose

This major is designed for students planning to do work in other fields, including medicine, dentistry, law, optometry, and business.

Requirements

Students must complete the following course work with a minimum grade of C- in each course:

  1. 27 credit hours of course work including C117 (or C105-C125), C341, C342, C343, and C360 or C361 or C362.
  2. Eleven elective credit hours in chemistry. The following courses may not be used to fulfill the 27 credit hour requirement: C103, C107, G207, C240, G307, C371, C372, Y398, C400, C401, G407, C409, and G499
  3. Physics P201-P202
  4. Mathematics M119 or M211

Students must also complete the degree requirements for the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Recommendations

Mathematics M211 is strongly recommended, and M212 is highly desirable for students planning to work in many other fields.

Major in Biochemistry-B.A.

Purpose

This major is designed for students planning to attend medical or dental school, but who cannot meet all requirements for the B.S. in biochemistry and who do not plan to pursue graduate work or to seek employment in industry.

Requirements

Students must complete the following course work with a grade of C- or higher in each course:

  1. C117 (or C105-C125), C341, C342, C343, C484, C485, and C487
  2. A minimum of 8 credit hours selected from the following: A314, A315, N330, C344, C360, C361, C362, C372, C430, C437, C460, C481
  3. Biology L112
  4. Mathematics M119 or M211
  5. Physics P201 or P221

Students must also complete the degree requirements for the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Recommendations

Mathematics M211 is strongly recommended, and M212 is highly desirable for students planning to work in other fields. Biology L211 is recommended.

Major in Chemistry-B.S.

Purpose

The B.S. in chemistry is designed to prepare students for graduate work and for jobs in industry as well as for medical and dental schools.

Requirements

Students must complete the following fundamental skills and distribution requirements:

  1. Writing, same as B.A. degree.
  2. Foreign language, 3 credit hours of any foreign language at the second-year level.
  3. Arts and humanities, two courses.
  4. Social and historical studies, two courses.
  5. Natural and mathematical sciences, fulfilled by major.

Major Requirements

Students must complete the following course work with a minimum grade of C- in each course:

  1. 45 credit hours of chemistry, including A315, A318, N330, C341, C342, S343, C361, C362, P364, and either C483 or C484. The following courses may not be counted in the 45 credit hours required for the major: C103, C240, G307, and G499
  2. At least 6 of the remaining hours must be in lecture courses at the 400-level or above.
  3. At least 4 of the remaining hours must be in laboratory courses.
  4. Mathematics M211-M212, and M303 or M311 or M343.
  5. Physics P221-P222.
  6. Biology L112.

Students must also complete the requirements and procedures listed in this bulletin under "General Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees."

Recommendations

Mathematics M311 is recommended over Mathematics M303 or M343.

Major in Biochemistry-B.S.

Purpose

The B.S. in biochemistry is designed for students planning to attend medical or dental school, to do graduate work in biochemistry, or to seek employment in industry.

Requirements

Students must complete all of the following fundamental skills and distribution requirements:

  1. Writing, same as B.A. degree.
  2. Foreign language, 3 credit hours of any foreign language at the second-year level.
  3. Arts and humanities, two courses.
  4. Social and historical studies, three courses.
  5. Natural and mathematical sciences, fulfilled by major.

Major Requirements

Students must complete all of the following course work with a grade of C- or higher in each course:

  1. 45 credit hours of chemistry, including A314, N330, C341, C342, S343, C361-C362 or C361-C481, C484, C485 and C487. The following courses may not be counted in the 45 credit hours required for the major: C103, C240, G307, and G499.
  2. At least 5 of the remaining credit hours must be in lecture courses at the 400-level or above.
  3. At least 4 of the remaining credit hours must be in laboratory courses.
  4. Mathematics M211-M212
  5. Physics P221-P222
  6. Biology L112 and at least one of the following: L311, L312, M250-M255, M430.

Students must also complete the requirements and procedures listed in the 2004-06 Bulletin under "General Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees."

Recommendations

Chemistry C487 is recommended over Chemistry C364. Chemistry C481 is recommended over Chemistry C362. Biology L211 is also recommended.

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Minor in Chemistry

Requirements

17 credit hours or more in chemistry to include the following courses:

  1. Core courses: C117 (or C105 and C125) and C341.
  2. 9 hours of electives chosen from A314, A318, C342, C360, C361, C362, C430, C443, C460, C481, C483, C484, C485, N330.
  3. 12 of the 17 hours for the minor must be taken on the Bloomington campus.
  4. A GPA of 2.000 is required, with no course grade lower than C-.

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Departmental Honors Program

The program is designed for especially well-qualified students who wish to acquire an unusually strong foundation in chemistry. Most students completing the honors program enter graduate or professional school. Special courses for outstanding students are offered in general chemistry, S117 (or S105-S125); andorganic chemistry, S341, S342, and S343; andinorganic chemistry S330. Participants are expected to complete the requirements for a B.S.in chemistry or a B.S. in biochemistry or the following courses: C315, C317, C318, C361, C362, C364, and two 3 credit hour, 400-level courses other than C409 and C445.

The heart of the honors program is participation in an undergraduate research project within a faculty research group. This research generally begins in the freshman or sophomore year and must culminate with an honors research thesis at the end of the senior year. Students in the program must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.300.

Course Descriptions

C100 The World as Chemistry (3 cr.) N & M For non-science majors, the chemistry of everyday life: fuels, plastics, drugs, water, air, and living systems. Lectures illustrated by demonstrations, films, and molecular models. Readings include articles from current newspapers and magazines. Prerequisite: Curiosity. Credit given for only one of C100, C101, C105, S105, C117, or S117.

C101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.) N & M Usually taken concurrently with C121. Introduction to chemistry. The two sequences, C101-C121 and C102-C122, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on the basis of C101-C121and C102-C122 is granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken in preparation for C117 by students with deficiencies in chemistry. Credit given for only one of C100, C101, C105, S105, C117 or S117.

C102 Elementary Chemistry II (3 cr.) N & M P: C101. Usually taken concurrently with C122. Continuation of C101. The chemistry of organic compounds and their reactions followed by an extensive introduction to biochemistry. Credit given for only one of C102, C106, S106, C118 or S118; however, for students electing to major in allied health sciences after having taken C106, S106, C118, or S118, credit may also be received for C102 with consent of the chemistry undergraduate advisor.

C103 Introduction to Chemical Principles (5 cr.) N & M P: Scores on placement exams and instructor's permission. To be taken as preparation for C117. Content includes: applications of measurement and chemical formula/equation conversions; modern view of the atom; and solution processes that relate to chemical reactions. Emphasis of lectures and discussion sections will be problem-solving strategies.

C107 Frontiers of Chemical Research (1 cr.) P: One semester of college-level chemistry or consent of instructor. A freshman seminar featuring talks and demonstrations by various faculty about current research in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.

C117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I (5 cr.) N & M P: Chemistry and math placement exams or consent of department. Introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and biochemistry with their applications to physiological (biochemical) functions. An integrated lecture-laboratory course covering basic principles of chemistry and biochemistry. Credit given for only one of the following: C101-C121, C105-C125, S105-S125, C117 or S117.

S117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I, Honors (5 cr.) N & M P: Placement examination or consent of department. For students with unusual aptitude or preparation. An integrated lecture-laboratory course covering basic principles of chemistry and biochemistry. First semester of a two-semester sequence. Credit given for only one of the following: C101-C121, C105-C125, S105-S125, C117 or S117.

C118 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry II (5 cr.) N & M P: C117 or C105-C125. Introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and biochemistry with their applications to physiological (biochemical) functions. An integrated lecture-laboratory course covering basic principles of chemistry and biochemistry. Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Credit given for only one of the following: C102-C122, C106-C126, S106-S126, C118, or S118.

S118 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry II, Honors (5 cr.) N & M P: S117 or consent of department. For students with unusual aptitude or preparation. An integrated lecture-laboratory course covering basic principles of chemistry and biochemistry. Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Credit given for only one of the following: C102-C122, C106-C126, S106-S126, C118 or S118.

C121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr.) P or C: C101. Introduction to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Credit given for only one of the following: C117, S117, C121, C125, or S125.

C122 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr.) P: C101, C121. P or C: C102. Continuation of C121. Emphasis on organic and biochemical experimental techniques. Credit given for only one of the following: C118, S118, C122, C126, or S126; however, for students electing to major in allied health sciences after having taken C118, S118, C126, S126, credit may also be received for C122 with consent of the chemistry undergraduate advisor.

G201 Service Learning in Chemistry (1 cr.) P: C117. C: Current enrollment in another chemistry course. Students will work within the community to foster interest, knowledge, and appreciation in the sciences. Assignments will include the preparation and execution of demonstrations and in class lessons at the primary and secondary school levels. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

G207 Chemical Scholarship and Presentation (1 cr.) P: C341 or S341; sophomore standing; Chemistry or Biochemistry majors. Involves the preparation of scientific oral presentations and poster presentations. Assignments include the making of slides, using presentation software, handling of scientific data correctly, and presentation skills. Students will give presentations as the final assignment. Not repeatable for credit.

C240 Preparation for Organic Chemistry (1.5 cr.) P: C117 or C106, or permission of instructor. To develop a standard and comprehensive preparation for the study of organic chemistry. Review of electronic structure, periodicity, bonding, Lewis structures, pKa's, simple nomenclature and molecular geometry; problem-based approach to developing skills necessary for success in organic chemistry. Course will not count toward chemistry minor or majors.

G307 Chemical Career Planning (1 cr.) P: Junior standing; Chemistry or Biochemistry major. Focuses on writing resumes, personal statements and cover letters. Content includes interviewing skills, discussion of graduate programs and careers in chemistry, personal assessment, job searching strategies, labor market trends, and principles of career planning. Not repeatable for credit.

A314 Biological and Environmental Chemical Analysis (4 cr.) P: C341, S341 or R340 and MATH M119 or M211. Theory and application of analytical techniques including statistical treatment of data, spectroscopy, separation methods, electroanalytical methods, radioisotopes, and immunological methods. Laboratory experiments will emphasize chemical methods used for environmental and biological analysis. Credit not given for A314 and A318, or for A314 and A316.

A315 Chemical Measurements and Laboratory (2 cr.) P: A318. Application of analytical techniques and instrumentation to qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Theory, instrumentation, and data analysis will be covered.

C315 Chemical Measurements Laboratory I (3 cr.) P: C317, C318. Experimental work in related areas of chemical analysis, instrumentation, and elementary physical chemistry.

A316 Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.) P: A318, or C317 and C318. Laboratory experiments involve the application of analytical techniques and instrumentation to chemical analysis of biological samples. Methods include spectroscopy, immunoassays, chromatography, electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry. Credit given for only one of A316 and A314.

C317 Equilibria and Electrochemistry (2 cr.) P or C: C341 or S341, and MATH M211 or M215. Treatment of analytical data; chemical equilibrium; aqueous and non-aqueous acid-base titrimetry; complex-formation titrations; gravimetric analysis; redox titrations, electrochemical theory; potentiometry; voltammetry; coulometry.

A318 Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.) P or C: C341 or S341, and MATH M211. Theory and application of three major areas of analytical chemistry: spectrochemistry, separations, and electrochemistry. Topics include ultraviolet, infrared, luminescence, and X-ray spectroscopy, flame and electrical discharge techniques, mass spectrometry, chromatography; electrophoresis, potentiometry, coulometry, and voltammetry. Credit given for only one of A318 and A314.

C318 Spectrochemistry and Separations (2 cr.) P or C: C341 or S341, and MATH M211 or M215. Ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and luminescence spectrophotometry; flame and electrical discharge techniques; X-ray and mass spectrometric methods; phase equilibria and extractions; counter current distribution; gas, thin-layer liquid, and high-performance liquid chromatography.

N330 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (5 cr.) P: C342, S342, or R340. An integrated lecture-laboratory course covering structure and bonding of inorganic compounds, including transition metal coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, and bioinorganic complexes. Further topics will include nuclear chemistry, reaction mechanisms, and catalysis.

S330 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry, Honors (5 cr.) P: S342 or consent of instructor. For students with unusually good aptitude or preparation. An integrated lecture-laboratory course covering structure and bonding of inorganic compounds, including transition metal coordinate compounds, organometallic compounds, and bioinorganic complexes. Further topics will include nuclear chemistry, reaction mechanisms, and catalysis.

R340 Survey of Organic Chemistry (3 cr.) P: C117 or C106 or permission of instructor. A survey of classes, structure, and reactivity of carbon-based compounds with an emphasis on those found in biological systems. Credit given for only one of R340, C341, or S341, and credit given for only one of R340, C342, or S342.

C341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures (3 cr.) N & M P: C117 or C106. Chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature; qualitative theory of valence; structure and reactions. Syntheses and reactions of major classes of monofunctional compounds. Credit given for only one of C341, S341, or R340.

S341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures, Honors (3 cr.) N & M P: S117 or S106, or consent of instructor. For students with unusually good aptitude or preparation. Chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature; qualitative theory of valence; structure and reactions. Syntheses and reactions of major classes of monofunctional compounds. Credit given for only one of C341, S341, or R340.

C342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures (3 cr.) N & M P: C341. Syntheses and reactions of polyfunctional compounds, natural and industrial products; physical and chemical methods of identification. Credit given for only one of C342, S342, or R340.

S342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures, Honors (3 cr.) N & M P: S341 or consent of instructor. Special course for students with unusually good aptitude or preparation, covering same subject matter as C342. Credit given for only one of C342, S342, or R340.

C343 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2 cr.) P: C341. R: C342 concurrently. Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of organic chemistry and the use of general synthetic methods. Credit not given for both C343 and S343.

S343 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory, Honors (2 cr.) P: C341 or S341. P or C: C342 or S342. Special course for students with unusually good aptitude or preparation, covering same subject matter as C343. Credit not given for both S343 and C343.

C344 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 cr.) P: C342 and C343. Preparation, isolation, and identification of organic compounds; emphasis on modern research methods. Credit not given for both C344 and S344.

S344 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory, Honors (2 cr.) P: S342, S343. Special course for students with unusually good aptitude or preparation, covering same subject matter as C344. Credit not given for both S344 and C344.

C360 Introductory Physical Chemistry (3 cr.) N & M P: C117 or C106; N330 strongly recommended. MATH M119, PHYS P201; or equivalents. Elements of thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, molecular quantum states and spectroscopy. For students not intending to specialize in physical sciences. Credit given only for C360, C361/C362, or S361/S362.

C361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter (3 cr.) N & M P: C117 or C106; N330 strongly recommended. MATH M212 or M216, and PHYS P202 or P222. Thermodynamics laws, free energy and chemical potentials, gases and dilute solutions, phase transitions, colligative properties, chemical equilibria, ionic solutions, chemical kinetics and transport processes, current topics. Credit given for only one of the following: C361, S361, or C360.

S361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter, Honors (3 cr.) N & M P: S106 or S118 or consent of instructor, and MATH M212 or M216. P or C: P 222. Thermodynamics laws, free energy and chemical potentials, gases and dilute solutions, phase transitions, colligative properties, chemical equilibria, ionic solutions, chemical kinetics and transport processes, current topics. For students with unusually good aptitude or preparation. Credit given for only one of the following: C360, C361, or S361.

C362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules (3 cr.) N & M P: C117 or C106; N330 strongly recommended. MATH M212 or M216, and PHYS P202 or P222. Quantum states and spectroscopy of molecules, statistical thermodynamics, and elementary kinetic theory, current topics. Credit given for only one of the following: C362, S362, or C360.

S362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules, Honors (3 cr.) N & M P: S106 or S118, or consent of instructor, and Math M212 or M216. P or C: PHYS P222. Quantum states and spectroscopy of molecules, statistical thermodynamics, and elementary kinetic theory, current topics. For students with unusually good aptitude or preparation. Credit given for only one of the following: C360, C362, or S362.

C364 Introduction to Basic Measurements (3 cr.) P: C361 or S361. Graduated laboratory practice relating elementary principles of measurement technologies to current research applications.

P364 Basic Measurements in Physical Chemistry (2 cr.) P: C361 or S361. Experiments in this laboratory course will revolve around concepts explored in physical chemistry such as heats of fusion, heat capacities, bomb calorimetry, transport properties, chemical kinetics, and basic spectroscopy.

C372 Chemical Informatics II: Molecular Modeling (2 cr.) P: C341. Molecular modeling and computational chemistry; application of quantum mechanics and molecular mechanics to derive structural and energetic information about molecules; conformational analysis; quantitative structure activity relationships (OSAR) and related methods for drug design.

Y398 Professional Practice in Chemistry (1-6 cr.) P: Approval of The Department of Chemistry. Designed to provide opportunities for students to receive credit for career-related, full-time work. Evaluation by employer and director of undergraduate studies. Course credit may count as elective hours in the B.S. in chemistry and B.S. in biochemistry degree requirements. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

G407 Chemistry Senior Seminar (1 cr.) P: G207 or instructor permission; senior standing; Chemistry or Biochemistry major. Students will present seminars based on current literature or their C409 research project; assignments will include surveying assigned journals. Focuses will include coverage of recent important developments, further experience in making scientific presentation, and encouragement of good literature reading habits. Not repeatable for credit.

C409 Chemical Research (1-3; 10 cr. max.) P: Approval of research director and department. For outstanding students. Cannot be substituted for any chemistry course. May not be used to satisfy upper-level laboratory hour requirement in a B.S. major; may not be used in fulfillment of chemistry major hours in a B.A. major. A written research thesis is required.

G410 Chemical Research Capstone (2 cr.) P: Approval of research director and department; Two semesters of C409. For outstanding students. May be used to satisfy upper-level laboratory hour requirements in the B.S. major; may not be used in fulfillment of chemistry major hours in a B.A. major. A written research thesis with oral presentation is required.

C430 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.) N & M P: C106 or C118, or S106 or S118 or N330 or S330, and C342 or S342. R: C362. Structure and bonding of inorganic compounds; survey of chemistry of non-metal and metal elements, coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, mechanisms and reactions.

C432 Spectroscopic Methods in Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.) P: C360 or C361. Chemical applications of group theory and the elucidation of structure and bonding in inorganic molecules and complexes by vibrational, nuclear magnetic resonance, Mossbauer and electronic absorption spectroscopy.

C437 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.) P: C343 or S343 and C430 on Bloomington campus. Synthesis, characterization, and study of chemical and physical properties of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

C443 Organic Spectroscopy (3 cr.) P: C342 and C362. Elucidation of molecular structures by use of IR, UV, NMR, mass spectroscopy, and other methods.

C460 Nuclear Chemistry (3 cr.) N & M P or C: C360, C361, S361, or graduate standing. Fundamentals of nuclear behavior; nuclear properties, radioactive decay, and nuclear reactions; applications of nuclear phenomena, biological effects of radiation, nuclear analytical techniques, tracers, radioisotope dating, nuclear power, and the origin of the chemical elements.

P464 Advanced Measurements in Physical Chemistry (2 cr.) P: P364. C: C362. The tools of designing experiments in modern physical chemistry will be explored in this laboratory course. Students will work through the layers involved in physical experiments from its genesis through data analysis. Components of the class include electronics, computer interfacing, vacuum and laser technology, particle or photon detection, and computations.

C481 Physical Biochemistry (3 cr.) P: C361 and C484. Physical chemistry of biological macromolecules; structure and conformation of proteins and nucleic acids; thermodynamics and kinetics of biochemical reactions.

C483 Biological Chemistry (3 cr.) N & M P: C342 or R340. R: both C342 and N330 strongly recommended. Introduction to structure, chemical properties, and interrelationships of biological substances.

C484 Biomolecules and Catabolism (3 cr.) N & M P: 18 credit hours of chemistry, including C341 and C342. Structure and function of cellular components and the generation of phosphate-bond energy. Credit not given for both C484 and C483.

C485 Biosynthesis and Physiology (3 cr.) N & M P: C484. Biosynthetic pathways, expression of genetic information, molecular physiology. Credit not given for both C485 and C483.

B487 Enzymology Laboratory (2 cr.) P: C343. P or C: C484. Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of protein biochemistry including assay methods; separation of macromolecules by electrophoresis and chromatography; isolation, purification, analysis of enzymes, and methods for probing protein-ligand interactions.

C487 Biochemistry Laboratory (3 cr.) P: C344 or S344 and C484. Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of biochemistry, including assay methods; separation of macromolecules by electrophoresis and chromatography; isolation, purification, and analysis of enzymes; recombinant DNA procedures; polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

B488 Experimental Nucleic Acid Chemistry (2 cr.) P: C343. P or C: C485. Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of nucleic acid chemistry, including assay methods, nucleic acid purification strategies, recombinant DNA procedures; transformations, protein expression systems, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methodologies, and methods of genomic analysis.

C497 Special Laboratory Projects in Chemistry (1-3 cr.) P: consent of instructor. Laboratory projects in chemistry or biochemistry as determined by instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

C498 Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of instructor; section authorization required. Topics in chemistry and biochemistry vary with each offering of this course.

G499 Internship in Chemical Instruction (1-3 cr.) P: Consent of department. Supervised experience in teaching an undergraduate chemistry course. May not count credit hours toward hours in the major.

Related Research Courses

The following courses may be counted in the Department of Chemistry as equivalent to C409 Chemical Research only by application to the department (Undergraduate Office, CH 021) prior to the start of the research experience. A research thesis must be submitted to the Department of Chemistry at the end of the research experience to complete the equivalency requirement.

Note: B.A. students may not use any research course in fulfillment of the chemistry major hours; B.S. students may not count MSCI M450 in the minimum 25 COLL hours required in the major subject area out of the total of 45 chemistry hours required for the major.

  • BIOL L490 Individual Study
  • MSCI M450 Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Sciences

 


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