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Chemistry

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F7

Chemical principles and information will be studied through the examination of thematic topics in the chemical sciences. Designed for students majoring in disciplines other than science and mathematics. Includes a laboratory experience.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F7

The scientific analysis and study of ancient materials has greatly enhanced our understanding of the past. In this course for non-science majors, we will undertake a survey of archaeological materials and the science that is pertinent to the development of an understanding of such materials. Minimal prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed, and only basic math skills are required. Three lecture periods and one laboratory experience each week.

Credits:
4
Degree Requirements:
F7

The materials available to artists and the properties of those materials have greatly affected the type of artistic work that has been produced. In this course for non-science majors, we will explore the intersection of chemistry with the visual arts. The chemistry of ceramic materials, glasses, and metals will be considered, along with the chemistry of pigments and painting. Minimal prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed, and only basic math skills are required. Three lecture periods and one laboratory experience each week.

Credits:
3
Degree Requirements:
F7

A study of the basic concepts and principles of chemistry. Topics to be considered include stoichiometry, acids and bases, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, kinetics and thermodynamics. F7 awarded only with satisfactory completion of CHEM 120 and CHEM 125.

Credits:
1

Co-requisite course for CHEM 120.

An experimental introduction to the physical and chemical properties of matter. One laboratory period a week.

Credits:
4

An introduction to the chemical principles of water, soil, air and the biosphere, including those that govern the fate, transport and effects of chemical species in nature. The course will focus on the chemistry of natural systems as well as human impact on these systems. Various methods and modern analytical instrumentation will be introduced. . Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4

A general survey of elementary theory, preparation, reactions, and properties of the compounds of carbon, both aliphatic and aromatic, containing the most important functional groups.

Credits:
4, 2

A continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics to be covered including various instrumental methods to determine molecular structures of organic compounds; reactions and preparations of carbonyl compounds, amines and aromatics. Lab co-requisite emphasis is placed upon synthesis and the common laboratory techniques encountered in organic chemistry. One hour of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4, 1

Lecture topics include sampling, statistical analysis, experimental design and optimization, chemical equilibrium, and an introduction to modern instrumental analysis.

Laboratory experiments will apply the total analytical process, from collecting samples, chemical workup, and analysis. Experimental methods will include volumetric analysis and elementary instrumental analysis. Three hours of laboratory per week.

Credits:
2
Degree Requirements:
F11

This service learning course allows students to work with local teachers to design chemistry experiments and exercises. Lecture topics include modern chemistry pedagogy.

Credits:
4

An introduction to quantum mechanics and spectroscopy as applied to molecules and small molecular clusters. Includes discussion of NMR, lasers, and ab initio calculations.

Co-requisites: PHYS 109 or PHYS 111

Credits:
4, 1

An introduction to chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, and statistical mechanics as applied to chemical and biochemical systems.

Experimental study of physico-chemical systems using modern instrumental techniques. Designed to be taken with Chemistry 312. One laboratory period a week. Additional time outside lab hours may be required.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4

A study of the principles and practice modern instrumental analyses, including absorption and emission spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatography, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on understanding the major instrumental methods chemists use to study chemical phenomena. One hour of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.

Credits:
4, 1

An in-depth study of d-block coordination compounds including topics of molecular symmetry, group theory, bonding, vibrational spectroscopy, ligand field theory, organometallics, and catalysis. Includes an interdisciplinary synthetic laboratory involving inorganic synthesis and catalysis of organic reactions.

Credits:
4, 1

This course will cover a variety of topics in organic, physical and biochemistry, all related to the overall theme of medicinal chemistry. Topics may include natural products, organic synthesis, computational modeling, toxicology, and drug design.

This lab course will cover topics in advanced organic chemistry, spectroscopy and characterization, biochemistry, and modelling techniques.

Credits:
4

A study of the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, The kinetics and bioenergetics of enzymatic reactions in metabolic pathways will also be studied.

Credits:
4

The course consists of an independent project designed to integrate topics in biochemistry, and to hone the students’ writing and oral presentation skills.

Prerequisites:
Credits:
4

A study of chemicals that produce change in function of biological systems and the mechanisms by which these chemicals act. The course focuses on the main classes of drugs as well as some of the more popular contemporary drugs and how they affect their target biological systems. Applicable pharmacology-related literature is also emphasized to give students exposure to the types of techniques used in drug research.

Credits:
2-4

A study of the principles and practice of modern methods of organic chemistry, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and infrared spectroscopy. The course will focus on structure determination and the original design and synthesis of molecules. Hours may be distributed between lecture and laboratory.

Credits:
1-4

Original investigations of chemical or biochemical problems usually related to research being carried on by members of the department. The first semester is probationary, and enrollment in the second semester and beyond requires approval of the instructor. For degree purposes four credits of 451 and/or 452 will be equivalent to a course even if these credits are not all taken in the same semester.

Credits:
1-4

Original investigations of chemical or biochemical problems usually related to research being carried on by members of the department. The first semester is probationary, and enrollment in the second semester and beyond requires approval of the instructor. For degree purposes four credits of 451 and/or 452 will be equivalent to a course even if these credits are not all taken in the same semester.

Credits:
1-4

A course designed to give students experience in chemical research and technology, guided by a chemical professional mentor. Students may work on or off campus depending on the preferences of the sponsoring company or institution. Examples of possible work area Include chemical manufacturing, product discovery, research and development, or forensic characterization. Successful completion will include a written report and an oral presentation.

Credits:
4

A seminar course required of all senior chemistry majors. The course is designed to promote independent thinking, integration of topics in chemistry, and to provide practice in group discussion and in written and oral presentation.

Credits:
4

A seminar course required of all senior chemistry majors. The course is designed to promote independent thinking, integration of topics in chemistry, and to provide practice in group discussion and in written and oral presentation.

Credits:
4-8

Open to candidates for honors in chemistry. Includes supervised honors research in a chemical or biochemical field of study.

Credits:
4-8

Open to candidates for honors in chemistry. Includes supervised honors research in a chemical or biochemical field of study.