CHEMISTRY

CHE101 - Introduction to Chemistry (4)

This course surveys the fundamentals of chemical science, including the structures of elements and compounds, states of matter, properties of some important substances, and the chemistry of aqueous solutions. The laboratory introduces the use of basic chemical apparatus in observing chemical phenomena and making scientific measurements. One three-hour laboratory per week with laboratory fee. This course is not accepted toward a science major. PREREQUISITE(S): None

CHE103 - Chemistry and Society I (4)

This course is an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry in the context of major issues of concern in today's world. Topics related to the environment will be covered and include: the chemistry of air pollution, ozone depletion, the greenhouse effect and climate change, energy, acid rain, and water pollution. The laboratory presents experiments that support the topics discussed in class to illustrate how chemistry is practiced and to demonstrate how chemists solve problems. One two-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory fee. The course is intended for non-science majors and may be used to satisfy the general education requirement for scientific awareness. PREREQUISITE(S): None

CHE104 - Chemistry and Society II (4)

This course is an introduction to some basic concepts in chemistry in the context of major issues of concern in today's world. Topics related to the health and well being of humans will be covered and include plastics and polymers, nutrition, medicines and drugs, genetic engineering and DNA, forensic chemistry, and art and science. The laboratory presents experiments that support the topics discussed in class to illustrate how chemistry is practiced and to demonstrate how chemists solve problems. One two-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory fee. The course is intended for non-science majors and may be used to satisfy the general education requirement for scientific awareness. PREREQUISITE(S): None

CHE111 - General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (4)

This course provides the very basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry and an in-depth understanding of the basic biological molecules that make up the cell and the biochemical reactions that allow it to function. General chemistry topics include ionic and molecular compounds, properties of liquids and solutions, and acids and bases. The organic chemistry material includes the basic principles of the major families of organic compounds, their properties, nomenclature and chemical reactions. The biological portion presents proteins and amino acids, enzyme and coenzyme chemistry, carbohydrates, and lipids. This is a one-semester course intended primarily for nursing majors. One three-hour laboratory per week with laboratory fee. PREREQUISITE(S): CHE101 or a recent high school chemistry course.

CHE211 - General Chemistry I (4)

This course presents fundamental principles of chemistry, including a study of atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, and the states of matter. It is an introductory course for science majors, and is the course required for admission to medical school. It may also be used to satisfy the college's general requirement in science. Co-enrollment in CHE211R (review) is required. PREREQUISITE(S): MAT140 or concurrent enrollment in MAT140

CHE211L - General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

This course covers the basic laboratory techniques in chemistry and illustrates chemical principles through laboratory experiments. One three-hour laboratory session per week with a laboratory fee. COREQUISITES: CHE211

CHE211R - General Chemistry I Review (0)

A review of CHE211, General Chemistry I.

CHE212 - General Chemistry II (4)

A continuation of CHE211, this course includes a study of chemical kinetics, acids and bases, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of aqueous solutions. Co-enrollment in CHE212R (review) is required PREREQUISITES: CHE211

CHE212L - General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

This laboratory course is a continuation of CHE211L. One three-hour laboratory session per week with a laboratory fee. COREQUISITE: CHE212

CHE212R - General Chemistry II Review (0)

A review of CHE212, General Chemistry II.

CHE214 - Treatment of Experimental Data (1)

This course is an introduction to the collection, representation, and statistical analysis of experimental data and is intended primarily for science majors. PREREQUISITES: MAT207

CHE241 - Introduction to the Scientific Literature (1)

This course provides an introduction to the ways scientists communicate their theories and findings, including scientific journals, seminars, poster sessions, etc. Students will assess the quality of journal articles, write papers in the scientific idiom, and make oral presentations. The library and computer databases will be covered. PREREQUISITES: CHE212 or permission of the instructor

CHE311 - Organic Chemistry I (3)

This course is an integrated study of the bonding and structure of organic compounds, with emphasis on reactions, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis, with an introduction to organic spectroscopy. PREREQUISITE(S): CHE212

CHE311L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

This laboratory course discusses basic techniques for the preparation and identification of organic compounds, followed by experiments dealing with mechanistic aspects of organic reactions, and qualitative organic analysis. One three-hour laboratory session per week with a laboratory fee. COREQUISITE: CHE311

CHE312 - Organic Chemistry II (3)

This course is a continuation of CHE311. PREREQUISITES: CHE311

CHE312L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

This laboratory course is a continuation of CHE311L, including qualitative organic analysis. One three-hour laboratory session per week with a laboratory fee. Breakage charges will be assessed on an individual basis. PREREQUISITES: CHE311L and concurrent enrollment in CHE312

CHE313 - Analytical Chemistry (4)

This course presents a comprehensive examination of electrolytic solutions, including acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and solubility equilibria, and provides an introduction to modern analytical methods. The laboratory consists of analysis of representative inorganic unknowns by gravimetric, volumetric, and spectrometric methods. One three-hour laboratory session per week. PREREQUISITE(S): CHE212

CHE315 - Physical Chemistry I (3)

A mathematical approach to chemical laws and theories is presented, including a study of the properties of gases, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium, and electrochemistry. PREREQUISITES: CHE212, PHY212 or PHY222, and MAT208

CHE315L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

The student will conduct experiments that illustrate the application of fundamental laws to actual systems. Formal reports are required. One three-hour laboratory session per week with a laboratory fee. COREQUISITE: CHE315

CHE316 - Physical Chemistry II (3)

This course is a study of chemical kinetics and an introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics with applications to chemical systems. PREREQUISITE(S): CHE315

CHE316L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

This laboratory course is a continuation of CHE315L. One three-hour laboratory session per week with a laboratory fee. COREQUISITE: CHE316

CHE321 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Studies of atomic and molecular structure are applied to representative non-metal compounds and coordination compounds and topics of current interest such as inorganic reaction mechanisms, catalysis, solid-state, and bioinorganic chemistry. PREREQUISITES: Four semesters of college chemistry

CHE321L - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

This laboratory course is the study of the synthesis of inorganic compounds and characterization by chromatographic and spectrophotometric methods. One three-hour laboratory session with laboratory fees. PREREQUISITE(S): Four semesters of college chemistry

CHE323 - Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds (3)

This course is a study of the modern spectroscopic techniques used to characterize organic compounds, including ultraviolet, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy. PREREQUISITES: CHE312

CHE323L - Advanced Organic Laboratory Techniques (1)

This laboratory course explores the synthesis, separation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds using advanced techniques. One three-hour laboratory session with a laboratory fee. COREQUISITE: CHE323

CHE324 - Instrumental Analysis (4)

This course examines the theory and instrumentation of optical electro-chemical and chromatographic methods of chemical analysis in current use in industry and research. One three-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory fees. PREREQUISITE(S): CHE313 or permission of the instructor

CHE331 - Biochemistry I (3)

This course examines the structure and function of the principal molecular components of living systems, including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. The study of enzyme function and catabolism is also included. PREREQUISITES: CHE312

CHE331L - Biochemistry Laboratory I (1)

This course is an introduction to methods of studying biomolecules. Techniques for the purification and analysis of DNA, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids are explored along with some chemical reactions commonly used to manipulate these molecules. One three-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory fees. COREQUISITE: CHE331

CHE332 - Biochemistry II (3)

A continuation of CHE331, this course examines the control of enzymes, biochemical signaling processes, and energy metabolism. Other topics may be explored such as photosynthesis, the physiology of fuel metabolism, and others. PREREQUISITE(S): CHE331

CHE332L - Biochemistry Laboratory II (1)

A continuation of CHE331L students gain a greater command of the laboratory techniques they have been studying by starting with a bacterial culture and isolating, purifying, and characterizing the kinetics and inhibition of the organism's enzymes. Other experiments will cover methods for studying the metabolism of intact cells and cell organelles. COREQUISITES: CHE332

CHE338 - Physical Biochemistry (3)

The principles of physical chemistry will be applied to systems of biochemical interest, including a study of the solution properties, transport, and thermodynamic and optical properties of biochemical systems. PREREQUISITE(S): CHE315 or permission of instructor

CHE338L - Physical Biochemistry Laboratory (1)

This laboratory course involves the experimental study of the structure and physical properties of biochemical systems through techniques such as absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, optical rotation, gel chromatography, electrophoresis, osmosis, and viscosity measurements. One three-hour laboratory session per week with laboratory fees. COREQUISITES: CHE338

CHE342 - Senior Seminar (2)

In this course, each student conceives and develops a laboratory project. The investigation will be an extension of techniques and skills acquired in previous chemistry courses, ending with a written research paper and oral presentation. This course serves as the culminating experience for the biochemistry and chemistry majors. PREREQUISITE(S): This course is limited to biochemistry and chemistry majors in their senior year.

CHE395 - Internship (1-15)

Student internships provide professional learning experiences in positions relevant to the field of chemistry. Credit assignments will be determined on an individual basis. PREREQUISITE(S): Permission of the department chair

CHE398 - Chemistry Research (6)

This course is designed for a student, working with a faculty member, to develop, plan, and execute an individualized laboratory research project in biochemistry or chemistry. The student and faculty member will hold, minimally, one meeting per week to discuss the student's progress on the project. At the end of the semester, the student will submit a written research paper and give an oral presentation to the members of the department. The course may be taken a maximum of two times for a maximum of 6 total credits. Lab fee required. PREREQUISITES: Junior or Senior status only, with at least 4 semesters of chemistry, and permission of the Chair

CHE399 - Directed Study (1-6)

The student will conduct individual laboratory or theoretical work under the supervision of a staff member. Laboratory hours and fees will be arranged on an individual basis. PREREQUISITE(S): Permission of the instructor