Graduate Courses Description

Master-level Courses

CHEM 511 Chemistry Seminar. (1 Hour) Presentation and discussion of current chemical topics and research by students, faculty and visiting speakers. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

 

CHEM 521 Chemical Instrumentation. (4 Hours) Prerequisite: Courses in Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. A lecture and laboratory course covering the theory and practice of optical and electrical instrumentation, spectrophotometry, potentiometry, polarography, gas phase chromatography are among the techniques included.

 

CHEM 523 Advanced Analytical Chemistry. (3 Hours) Prerequisites: Courses in Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Principles and application of selected analytical methods including electrochemistry, spectroscopy and selected topics of unusual current interest.

 

CHEM 526 Electroanalytical Chemistry. (3 Hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Analytical Chemistry. Discussion of potentiometric, conductometric, polarographic, amperometric, coulometric, controlled potential and stepping analysis and related techniques. Emphasis is also placed on theoretical considerations and applications to studies of chemical and charge transfer equilibria and kinetics.

 

CHEM 531, 532 Biochemistry. (3 Hours) Prerequisite: One year of Organic Chemistry. The chemical composition of living matter and the chemical mechanics of life processes.

 

CHML 531, 532 Biochemistry Laboratory. (1 Hour) Prerequisite: Chemistry 531 and 532. Basic purification and characterization techniques in Biochemistry.

 

CHEM 536 Physical Organic Chemistry. (3 Hours) Prerequisites: Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. A study of organic molecular structure, Woodward Hoffmann Rules, substituents effects, intra-and intermolecular forces, kinetics and stereochemistry.

 

CHEM 541 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (3 Hours) Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in Physical Chemistry. A study of inorganic compounds with the application of Physical Chemistry principles to thermodynamic, kinetic and structural problems.

 

CHML 542 Advanced Inorganic Laboratory. (2 Hours) Prerequisite: A course in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. Theoretical principles and laboratory techniques involved in the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds.

 

CHEM 553 Thermodynamics. (3 Hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry. Principles of thermodynamics and their application to chemical and phase equilibria.

 

CHEM 558 Quantum Chemistry. (3 Hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry. Principles and applications of quantum theory.

 

CHEM 580 Thesis Research. (Variable 1-6 Hours) Prerequisite: Permission of adviser. Selected topics arranged in consultation with the staff; includes literature, research, and laboratory investigation of a problem.

 

Doctoral-level Courses

 

CHEM 711 Seminar (0.5 Hour) Presentation and discussion of current chemical topics and research by visiting speakers, faculty and students.

 

CHEM 721 Advanced Instrumental Analysis (3 Hours). Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry (two semesters). Theoretical principles and laboratory techniques involved in characterization of chemical systems using instrumental methods. This one semester course will present the following topics of interest: absorption and emission spectrometry, mass spectrometry, liquid and gas chromatography, and electrophoresis. A laboratory series on spectrophotometry, fluorometry, atomic absorption spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry, FT-IR, gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy, and high performance liquid chromatography are included in this course.

 

CHEM 723 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours) Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry (two semesters). Principles and application of analytical methods including acid-base titrations, redox titrations, titrations which involve metal-ligand complexes, gravimetric analysis, separation methods (chromatography), and electroanalytical chemistry.

 

CHEM 726 Electroanalytical Chemistry (4 hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Analytical Chemistry. Principles and application of all modern electrochemical methods such as voltammetrics, chronoamperometry, spectroelectrochemistry, and thin layer electrochemistry etc. Electrode kinetics and mass transfer are discussed in detail.

 

CHEM 729 Spectroscopic Methods (3 hours) Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry. Study of the theoretical principles of advanced spectroscopic topics used in analytical chemistry. Some examples of the topics to be covered are: X-ray methods (absorption, fluorescence, diffraction), surface spectroscopy and chemical analysis of surfaces, (Ion Scattering Spectroscopy, ISS), Auger Emission Spectroscopy (AES), electron Spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), Electron Spin Spectroscopy (ESR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR).

 

CHEM 731 Advanced Biochemistry I (3 hours) Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). Comprehensive coverage of major areas of biochemistry. Topics covered include proteins, enzymology, bioenergetics, the chemistry and intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.

 

CHEM 732 Advanced Biochemistry II (3 hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Biochemistry I. Comprehensive coverage of major areas of biochemistry. Topics covered include storage, transmission, and expression of genetic information, molecular immunology, membrane transport and hormone action.

 

CHML 731 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory (1 hour) Corequisite: Advanced Biochemistry I. Selected techniques in areas covered in CHEM 731.

 

CHML 732 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory (1 hour) Corequisite: Advanced Biochemistry II. Selected techniques in areas covered in CHEM 732.

 

CHEM 733 Advanced Molecular Biology (3 hours) Molecular mechanisms involved in replication, expression and regulation of prokaryotic genes. Topics include: DNA replication, repair, recombination, restriction-modification, recombinant DNA technology, plasmids and transposons, RNA transcription, processing and message splicing.

 

CHEM 734 Physical Biochemistry (3 hours) Characterization of macromolecules, hydrodynamic methods, multiple equilibria, maromolecule-ligand interactions.

 

CHEM 736 Physical Organic Chemistry (3 hours) Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). A study of organic molecular structure, Woodward Hoffmann Rules, substituents effects, intra- and intermolecular forces, kinetics and stereochemistry.

 

CHEM 738 Organic Synthesis (3 hours) Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). The course covers the formation of carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom bonds, functionalization and interconversion of functional groups, reactions of organic reagents, protective groups, total synthesis and asymmetric synthesis in organic synthesis.

 

CHEM 741 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours) Prerequisite: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM 441). A study of symmetry and group theory, bonding and structures of inorganic compounds, coordination chemistry and acid-base chemistry.

 

CHEM 743 Structural Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours) Prerequisite: Any 700 level course. A study included concepts of the solid state as explored by crystallography. It covers symmetry, polyhedra, sphere packing, tetrahedral and octahedral structures of inorganic compounds.

 

CHEM 747 Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (3 hours) Prerequisite: Any 700 level course. The topics include mechanism of reactions of certain inorganic compounds, stereochemical changes in complexes, redox reactions, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.

 

CHEM 749 Organometallic Chemistry (3 hours) Prerequisite: Physical Organic Chemistry (CHEM 436) or equivalent. A study of formation, stability, and reactivity of metal-carbon bond of main group and transition metal. It will covers the usage of

organometallics in organic synthesis and catalysis.

 

CHEM 752 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy (3 hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). A comprehensive course covering concepts and methods of modern atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Subjects covered include electric phenomena, absorption and emission of radiation, atomic spectroscopy, rotational spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, electronic spectroscopy, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

 

CHEM 753 Thermodynamics (3 hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). Laws of thermodynamics and their chemical applications. Introduction to chemical kinetics and statistical mechanics.

 

CHEM 754 Kinetics (3 hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). Mechanics of chemical reactions, cross sections, and rate constants. Elastic, inelastic, and rearrangement channels are discussed, using quantum and semiclassical techniques.

 

CHEM 755 Mechanisms of Organic Chemistry (3 hours) Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry (two semesters). A study of mechanistic aspects of organic reactions included the rate theory, and reaction mechanism, experimental methods and treatment of data.

 

CHEM 758 Quantum Chemistry (3 hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters). (Computational Chemistry) Important concepts of quantum chemistry at the intermediate level, including angular momentum, perturbation theory, electronic structure of molecules, and radiation matter interaction. Applications will vary from year to year.

 

CHEM 763 Statistical Mechanics (3 hours) Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry (two semesters) A study of statistical mechanical ensembles, partition functions and their relationship to thermodynamics, lattice statistics, molecular distribution and correlation functions, the theories of liquids and solutions, phase transitions, and cluster theory.

 

CHEM 780 Dissertation Research - (1-9 hours)

 

CHEM 782 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry - (3 hours) Selected topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses, and current research topics in analytical chemistry.

 

CHEM 783 Special Topics in Biochemistry - (3 hours) Selected topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses, and current research topics in biochemistry.

 

CHEM 784 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry - (3 hours) A course in a specific area of organic chemistry such as structure determination in organic chemistry, or current research subject not covered in regularly scheduled courses presented to fit the interests of advanced students.

 

CHEM 785 Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry - (3 hours) Topics include subjects of current research in inorganic chemistry, but not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

 

CHEM 786 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry - (3 hours) Topics vary from year to year will include subjects such as photochemistry, solid state, surface chemistry, and radiation chemistry.
 

 

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