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  • CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry 1 (3 cr.) P: Must have earned a grade of C- or better in MATH-M 107, or a math placement exam score of level 4 or better, or an ALEKS assessment score of 51 or better. C: CHEM-C 121. Essential principles of chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, properties and reactions of elements and compounds, stoichiometry, solutions, and acids and bases. For students who are not planning careers in the sciences and for those with no previous course work in chemistry. Department note: Usually taken concurrently with CHEM-C 121 Introduction to Chemistry. The two sequences, CHEM-C 101/CHEM-C 121 and CHEM-C 102, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on the basis of CHEM-C 101/CHEM-C 121 and CHEM-C 102 is granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken in preparation for CHEM-C 117/CHEM-C 127 by students with deficiencies in chemistry. Credit given for only one of CHEM-C 101/CHEM-C 121 or CHEM-C 103. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry 2 (3 cr.) CHEM-C 102 may not be substituted for CHEM-C 106 or CHEM-C 341. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 102, CHEM-C 106. P: CHEM-C 101 and CHEM-C 121, or a passing ALEKS Chemistry Assessment score; Math-M 107 or a math placement exam score of level 4 or higher or an ALEKS MATH assessment score of 51 or higher. Continuation of CHEM-C 101. The chemistry of organic compounds and their reactions followed by an extensive introduction to biochemistry. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.) Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 100, CHEM-C 101, CHEM-C 105. P: CHEM-C 101 and CHEM-C 121, or a passing ALEKS Chemistry Assessment score; Math-M 107 or a math placement exam score of level 4 or higher or an ALEKS MATH assessment score of 51 or higher. Basic principles, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, gases, solution, and topics in descriptive chemistry. I, II
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.) Credit given for only one of CHEM-C 102, CHEM-C 106. P: CHEM-C 105, CHEM-C 125. C: CHEM-C 126. Chemical equilibria with emphasis on acids, bases, solubility, electrochemistry, elementary thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry. II, S
  • CHEM-C 120 Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.) Credit given or only of CHEM-C 120, CHEM-C 121, CHEM-C 125. Illustration of chemical principles with applications to biology, the environment, and health. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.) Credit given for only one of CHEM-C 120, CHEM-C 121, CHEM-C 125. P:  or C: CHEM-C101. Introduction to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Emphasis is given to study of physical and chemical properties of inorganic compounds. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.) Credit given for only one of CHEM-C 120, CHEM-C 121, CHEM-C 125. P: or C: CHEM-C 105. Introduction to laboratory experimentation, with particular emphasis on the collection and use of experimental data, some properties of solutions, stoichiometry, and synthesis. I, II
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.) P: or C: CHEM-C 106. A continuation of C125 with emphasis on: equilibria; qualitative analysis; acids and bases; and oxidation reduction, including electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and synthesis. II, S
  • CHEM-C 208 Problems and Reports (1-3 cr.) P: Departmental approval. Intended primarily for non-majors who would like to investigate a topic relating to chemistry and its applications. Laboratory, independent reading, and consultation with faculty adviser to be arranged. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 233 Introduction to Nanotechnology Laboratory (2-4 cr.) P: MATH Level IV. The future of chemistry, and by extension, product development, is profoundly affected by the recent realization of the impact of nano-scale technology and molecular manipulation. Simply put, weird things happen on the nanoscale. This course introduces the basic concepts behind nanochemistry and describes how differently materials behave when constructed as nanoparticles. In this laboratory course, students will synthesize and analyze a variety of nanomaterials with applications in chemistry, biology, medicine, computer science, materials science etc.
  • CHEM-C 301 Chemistry Seminar 1 (3 cr.) P: Senior standing. Oral and written research reports and discussions by students and faculty. II
  • CHEM-C 310 Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.) P: CHEM-C 341, MATH-M 125 Lectures dealing with fundamental analytical processes including solution equilibria, theory and applications of electrochemistry and spectrophotometry. I (even years)
  • CHEM-C 335 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.) Laboratory component of CHEM-C 430.  P: or C: CHEM-C 430. Preparation of inorganic and organometallic compounds illustrating special and advanced techniques, including characterization by modern physical methods. II (even years)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry 1 Lectures (3 cr.) Credit given for only one of CHEM-C 102, CHEM-C 341. P: CHEM-C 106, CHEM-C 126. Chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature; qualitative theory of valence; structure and reactions. Syntheses and reactions of major classes of monofuncational compounds.  I
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2 (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 341. Syntheses and reactions of polyfunctional compounds, natural and industrial products.  II
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.) P: or C: CHEM-C 341. Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and the use of general synthetic methods.  I
  • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2 cr.) P: CHEM-C 343, CHEM-C 342. C: CHEM-C 342. Preparation, isolation, and identification of organic compounds; emphasis on modern research methods. II
  • CHEM-C 361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter (4 cr.) P: CHEM-C 106, CHEM-C 126, MATH-M 216, PHYS-P 221. C: PHYS-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. II (even years)
  • CHEM-C 362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules (4 cr.) P: CHEM-C 106, CHEM-C 126, MATH-M 216, PHYS-P 221. C: PHYS-P 222. Quantum states and spectroscopy of molecules, statistical thermodynamics, and elementary kinetic theory, current topics. Credit given for only one of C362 or C360. II (odd years)
  • CHEM-C 390 Special Topics (1-5 cr.) P: Departmental approval. Topic of special scientific interest to be announced in schedule of classes.
  • CHEM-C 409 Chemical Research (1-3 cr.) P: Departmental approval. For outstanding students. Cannot be substituted for any chemistry course. Written research thesis is required (1-5 cr. each semester, 10 cr. maximum)) I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 410 Principles of Chemical Instrumentation (4 cr.) P: CHEM-C 341, MATH-M 125. Theory and practice of modern analytical methods, including electro analytical techniques, quantitative spectrophotometry, magnetic methods, extraction and chromatography. I (odd years)
  • CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.) P: or C: CHEM-C 361 or CHEM-C 362. Structure and bonding of inorganic compounds; survey of chemistry of non-metal and metal elements, coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, mechanisms and reactions. II (even years)
  • CHEM-C 460 Nuclear Chemistry (3 cr.) P: One of CHEM-C 360, CHEM-C 361, CHEM-C 362. 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.
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism (3 cr.) P: BIOL-L 102, CHEM-C 342. Credit not given for both CHEM-C 484 and CHEM-C 483. Structure and function of cellular components and catabolism of glucose. Lecture and discussion. I
  • CHEM-C 485 Biosynthetic Pathways and Control of Metabolism (3 cr.) P: or C: CHEM-C 484. Biosynthetic pathways, control of metabolism, and drug design. II
  • CHEM-C 486 Biological Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.) P: or C: CHEM-C 484. Laboratory experience in biochemistry, including biomolecule isolation, purification, enzyme kinetics, and biomolecule characterization by electrophoresis, centrifugation, spectroscopic methods; and chromatography. I
  • CHEM-C 490 Individual Study (1-3 cr.) Must complete a written assignment as evidence of each semester's work.
  • CHEM-N 190 The Natural World (3-5 cr.) Introduces students to the methods and logic of science, and helps them understand the importance of science to the development of civilization and the contemporary world. Provides a context within which to evaluate the important scientific and technological issues of modern society. Interdisciplinary elements. I, II, S May be repeated for credit.
  • CHEM-N 390 The Natural World (3-5 cr.) P: CHEM-C 106. Explores an important scientific or technological issue in modern society.  Applies scientific methods and interdisciplinary perspectives in an examination of the subject.  Investigates the broader implications and ethical dimensions of scientific research and technological advancement. I May be repeated for credit.
  • CHEM-Y 398 Professional Practice in Chemistry (1-6 cr.) P: Departmental approval. Designed to provide opportunities for students to receive credit for career-related, full-time work. Course credit may count as elective hours in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in chemistry majors. I, II, S

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