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Chemistry

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-108

General Chemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Survey of basic concepts of matter: its measurement, properties and states; atomic structure and chemical bonding; solutions; acid-base theories, introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Prerequisites
P: Math 101 or Math Placement of Math 104 or greater, and Chem 109 or conc enrl.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
CHEM-109

General Chemistry Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory Course that accompanies Chem 108.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 108 or concurrent enrollment
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-211

Principles of Chemistry I

  • Pre-Requisites

Chemistry and measurement; atoms, molecules, and ions; chemical formulas, equations, and reactions; gaseous state; thermochemistry; quantum theory of the atom; electron configurations and periodicity; ionic and covalent bonding; molecular geometry and chemical bonding; and states of matter; liquids and solids.

Prerequisites
P: Math 104 or eq or concurrent enrollment & Chem 213 or concurrent enrollment. Can't repeat until open enrollment begins.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-212

Principles of Chemistry II

  • Pre-Requisites

Solutions; kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; acid-base equilibrium, solubility and complex ion formation; thermodynamics and equilibrium; electrochemistry; and nuclear chemistry.

Prerequisites
P: Math 104 with at least a C grade or Math Placement of Math 202 or greater; and Chem 211 and 213 with at least a C grade; and conc enr in Chem 214.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
CHEM-213

Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory Course that accompanies Chem 211.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 211 or concurrent enrollment
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
CHEM-214

Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory Course that accompanies Chem 212

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 or concurrent enrollment
Credits 1-4
Field Exp
CHEM-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
CHEM-300

Bio-Organic Chemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Those aspects of the field pertinent to students entering the biologically related disciplines: Basic organic chemistry, natural products and molecules important to biological systems. Full credit not given for both Chem 300 and Chem 302 or Chem 303.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 & 214 with at least a C grade or Chem 108 & 109 with at least a C grade.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
CHEM-301

Bio-Organic Chemistry Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Optional laboratory course to accompany Chem 300. Credit not granted for both Chem 301 and 304.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 300 or conc enr; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-302

Organic Chemistry I

  • Pre-Requisites

The chemistry of carbon compounds: structure, reactions, synthesis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, nomenclature and physical properties of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds; covers all common functional groups and natural products. Full credit will not be awarded for both Chem 300 and 302 or 303.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Fall
CHEM-303

Organic Chemistry II

  • Pre-Requisites

The chemistry of carbon compounds: structure, reactions, synthesis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, nomenclature and physical properties of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds; covers all common functional groups and natural products. Full credit will not be awarded for both Chem 303 and 300.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 302 with at least a C grade.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
CHEM-304

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

  • Pre-Requisites

Basic and intermediate synthesis, basic and intermediate instrumental techniques in organic chemistry. Credit will not be granted for both Chem 304 and 301.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 302 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
CHEM-305

Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

  • Pre-Requisites

Basic and intermediate synthesis, basic and intermediate instrumental techniques in organic chemistry.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 303 or conc enr; and Chem 304 with at least a C grade; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 4
Lecture
Spring
CHEM-311

Analytical Chemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Theory and practice of chemical analysis. Statistics; gravemetric analysis; acid-base chemistry; precipitation, complexometric and redox tetrations; electrochemistry; spectrophotometry; atomic absorption; emission methods; separation methods (gas/liquid chromatography).

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
CHEM-320

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

  • Pre-Requisites

Temperature, heat and work, thermodynamic properties of gases, solids and solutions; homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria; thermodynamics of electrochemical cells; statistical thermodynamics; calculation of thermodynamic properties; chemical kinetics.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade and Physics 202 with at least a C grade and Math 203 with at least a C grade.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
CHEM-321

Structure of Matter

  • Pre-Requisites

Integrated approach to the concepts of physical chemistry and modern physics: introduction to quantum theory, symmetry, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, X-rays, properties of gases, liquids and solids.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade and Physics 202 with at least a C grade and Math 203 with at least a C grade.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Fall
CHEM-322

Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory

Laboratory course to accompany Chem 320.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 320 or conc enr or Physics 320 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
CHEM-323

Structure of Matter Laboratory

Laboratory course to accompany Chem 321.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 321 or conc enr or Physics 321 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
CHEM-330

Biochemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Nature and function of the important constituents of living matter, their biosynthesis and degradation; energy transformation, protein synthesis and metabolic control.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 303 with at least a C grade (or concurrent enrollment) and Biology 202 with at least a C grade; or Chem 300 with at least a C grade and 301 with at least a C grade and Biology 202 with at least a C grade.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Fall
CHEM-331

Biochemistry Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory course to accompany Chem 330.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 330 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
CHEM-355

Chemistry in the World

  • Pre-Requisites

Focuses on chemistry of modern issues: air pollution, atmospheric ozone, global warming, energy utilization, water as a natural resource, acid rain, and nuclear energy.

Prerequisites
P: Math 101.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
CHEM-402

Advanced Organic Chemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Physical organic approach to chemistry; reaction mechanisms, molecular orbital theory, conservation of orbital symmetry, aromaticity, stereochemistry, linear free energy relationships, isotopes effects, pericyclic reactions, photochemistry, natural products and advanced topics in molecular spectroscopy.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 303 with at least a C grade; REC: Chem 321.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Fall
Odd Only
CHEM-403

Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory course to accompany Chem 402; advanced molecular spectroscopy, organic qualitative analysis, physical organic chemistry experiments.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 402 or conc enr.; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
CHEM-407

Molecular Biology

  • Pre-Requisites

Molecular approaches to biological problems, emphasizing study of informational macro molecules. Topics include replication, control, expression, organization, and manipulation of genes; RNA processing; protein processing; transposons; oncogenies, growth factors; genetic control of development and the immune system.

Prerequisites
P: Biology 303 with at least a C grade or Chem 330 with at least a C grade; REC: Chem 300 or 303.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Odd Only
CHEM-408

Molecular Biology Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Molecular biology of nucleic acids and the techniques that form the basis of biotechnology. Topics include electrophoresis, restriction mapping, hybridization, plasmid analysis, and DNA cloning (recombinant DNA library construction, screening, and mapping).

Prerequisites
P: Biology 407 or conc enr or Chem 407 or conc enr; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr. REC: Chem 301 or 305.
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
Odd Only
CHEM-410

Inorganic Chemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Survey of the elements including coordination and organometallic compounds. Modern bonding theories, group theory and periodic properties extended and applied to chemical systems and reactions. General acid-base theory and non-aqueous solvent systems.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 and Chem 302 with at least a C grade; REC: Chem 303.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Spring
Odd Only
CHEM-411

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Laboratory course to accompany Chem 410.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 410 or conc enr.; Chem 304 with at least a C grade; Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.; REC: Chem 305
Credits 4
Lecture
Fall
CHEM-413

Instrumental Analysis

  • Pre-Requisites

Theory and practice of analysis by instrumental methods, including methods based on absorption and emission of radiation, electroanalytic methods, chromatographic methods and surface analysis methods.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 311 with at least a C grade; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr or Hum Biol 207 or conc enr. REC: Chem 303.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Odd Only
CHEM-417

Nuclear Physics and Radiochemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Properties and reactions of atomic nuclei; application of the properties of radioactive nuclei to the solution of chemical, physical, biological and environmental problems.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 212 and 214 with at least a C grade and Physics 202 with at least a C grade: REC: Chem 321.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
Even Only
CHEM-420

Polymer Chemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

An introduction to the synthesis, characterizations, and properties of industrial polymers.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 300 or 303 or 321 or Physics 321.
Credits 3
Lecture
Fall
CHEM-434

Environmental Chemistry

  • Pre-Requisites

Physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting the composition of air and water. Chemical reactions in polluted, and unpolluted environments; dispersal processes and methods of control for various pollutants.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 311 with at least a C grade and 300 with at least a C grade; or Chem 311 with at least a C grade and 302 with at least a C grade and 303 with at least a C grade.
Credits 1
Laboratory
Fall
CHEM-435

Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

  • Pre-Requisites

Basic measurement techniques used by environmental scientists to evaluate air and water quality; field methods, continuous monitoring techniques, and in-laboratory analysis techniques. Experiments demonstrate reaction kinetics, stoichiometry, thermodynamics instrumentation, and wet chemical methods.

Prerequisites
P: Chem 434 with at least a C grade or conc enr, or Env Sci 434 or conc enr, or Chem 311; and Env Sci 207 or conc enr of Hum Biol 207 or conc enr.
Credits 3
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
CHEM-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major. (F,S)

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 1-5
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
CHEM-495

Research in Chemistry

Prerequisites
P: Chem 413.
  • Course is repeatable to 10 credits.
Credits 1-12
Field Exp
Spring
Fall
CHEM-497

Internship

Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

Prerequisites
P: jr st.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-4
Ind Study
Spring
Fall
CHEM-498

Independent Study

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

Prerequisites
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits 1-6
Field Exp
CHEM-499

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.