Undergraduate Courses Description

CHEM 131 (3) Introduction to Chemistry. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 004. Co-requisite: CHML 131. A study of scientific measurement and basic chemical principles for students who lack sufficient background for CHEM 141. (F, S)


CHML 131. (0) Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 131. Laboratory experiments covering the content of CHEM 131. (F, S)


CHEM 141 (3) General Chemistry I. Prerequisite: A score of 16 or above on Chemistry Placement Test: MATH 111 or a higher level mathematics course. A study of the types and properties of matter, measurement, qualitative and quantitative descriptions of chemical reactions, atomic structure, bonding and thermochemistry. (F, S, Sum)


CHML 141 (2) General Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHEM 141. Experiments in the areas covered in CHEM 141. (F, S, Sum)


CHEM 142 (3) General Chemistry ll. Prerequisite: A passing grade in CHEM 141 and CHML 141. A study of solutions, chemical equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry. (F, S, Sum)


CHML 142 (2) General Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisite: CHML 141, co-requisite: CHEM 142. Laboratory experiments in the areas covered in CHEM 142. (F, S, Sum)


CHEM 201 (3) Chemistry and Society. Co-requisite: CHML 201. This is a lecture and laboratory course for non-science majors which aims to make an understandable presentation of the development of chemistry, its applications in society and its future potential in human affairs. The course aims to prepare citizens who not only know some of the basic facts, theories and conclusions of science, but also understand the processes and human aspects of science. Emphasis will also be placed on leading the students to an awareness of how a knowledge of science will enhance their preparation for careers in fields such as mass communications, business, government service, teaching and other areas. This course satisfies the Core ll physical science requirement.


CHML 201 (0) Chemistry and Society Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 201: Laboratory experiments covering the contents of CHEM 201.


CHEM 241 (3) Organic Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 142, CHML 142. Chemistry of carbon compounds, with emphasis on structure, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and an introduction to synthesis. (F, S, Sum)


CHML 241 (2) Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 142, CHML 142. Co-requisite: CHEM 241. Laboratory experiments in the areas covered by CHEM 241. (F, S, Sum)


CHEM 242 (3) Organic Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 241, CHML 241 Chemistry of carbon compounds, with emphasis on synthesis, and an introduction to biochemistry. (F, S, Sum)


CHML 242 (2) Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 241, CHML 241. Co-requisite: CHEM 242. Laboratory experiments in the areas covered by CHEM 242. (F, S, Sum)


CHEM 254 (3) Elementary Quantitative Analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 142, CHML 142. A study of the theory and applications of analytical chemistry. This is a lecture course primarily intended for students preparing for careers in the health sciences.


CHML 254 (1) Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 254. Laboratory experiments in the areas covered by CHEM 254.


CHEM 310 (3) Environmental Inorganic Chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 141, CHEM 142 and either CHEM 241 or CHEM 254. This course includes topics that apply inorganic principles to phenomena in non-traditional areas of chemistry, such as geochemistry, materials science, metallurgy, chemical safety, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry. The principles of inorganic chemistry emphasized are those that are most useful for predicting and explaining observed behavior and properties of the elements in the environmental. (S, Alternate years)


CHML 310 (1) Environmental Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. CHML 141, CHML 142 and either CHML 241 or CHML 254. Co-requisite: Currently enrolled in CHEM 310. This course is designed to accompany CHEM 310. Laboratory experiments are designed to illustrate the topics presented in the lecture and acquaint students with instrumental techniques.


CHEM 320 (3) Analytical Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 142-CHML 142 CHEM 242. A quantitative study of the equilibrium in aqueous and non-aqueous systems and the application to analytical methods. The application of modern instrumental techniques is emphasized. (F)


CHML 320 (2) Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 320 CHML 242. Laboratory experiments in the areas covered by CHEM 320.


CHEM 331 (3) Introduction to Biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 241-242. A survey of the chemical composition of living matter and the chemical reactions of living cells. (F)


CHEM 341 (3) Physical Chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH 231, 232 corequisite or prerequisite: PHY 211 or 201. A study of fundamental concepts; includes structure, properties of gases and thermodynamics. (F)


CHML 341 (1) Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 341. Laboratory experiments on physical chemistry phenomena. (F)


CHEM 342 (3) Physical Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 341, CHML 341. A study of physical chemistry, theory and practice; includes structure of matter, quantum mechanics, electrochemistry and kinetics. (S)


CHML 342 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 341; Co-requisite CHEM 342. Laboratory experiments on

Physical Chemistry phenomena. (S)


CHEM 350 (Variable, 1-3) Special Topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A specialized topic course covering recent developments in chemistry selected on the basis of faculty and student interest and needs. (F)


CHEM 380 (Variable, 1-6) Independent Study. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Laboratory investigation on literature research of a topic selected by the student in consultation with the staff. (F, S, Summer)


CHEM 381,382,481,482 (0.5 each) Chemistry Seminar. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Presentation and discussion of current chemical topics and research by students, faculty and visiting speakers. (F, S)


CHEM 401 (3) Chemistry in the Secondary School. A course designed to treat the principles, problems, and materials involved in teaching chemistry on the secondary level. (F)


CHEM 410 (2) Chemistry Literature. Training in the use of chemical/literature, as sources of information in chemistry including books, journals, patents and other materials in technical properties. (F, S)


CHEM 421 (3) Instrumentation. Prerequisite: CHEM 320, CHML 320 or permission of the instructor. A lecture course covering the theory and applications of spectroscopic chromatographic and electroanalytical methods. (S)


CHML 421 (1) Instrumentation Laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 320, CHML 320, Co-requisite: CHEM 421. A laboratory course covering the use of spectroscopic, chromatographic and electrochemical instrumentation for the analysis of materials.


CHEM 428 (4) Radiochemistry. Prerequisite: Analytical Chemistry. A lecture and laboratory study on the use of radioisotopes involving chemical problems. (F, S)


CHEM 431 (3) Biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 242. A study of the chemical composition of living matter and the chemical mechanics of life processes. (S)


CHML 431 (1) Biochemistry Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 431. Basic purification and characterization techniques in biochemistry. (S)


CHEM 432 (3) Biochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 431. A study of the chemical composition of living matter and the chemical mechanics of life processes. (F)


CHML 432 (1) Biochemistry Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 432. Basic purification and characterization techniques In biochemistry. (F)


CHEM 435 (3) Qualitative Organic Analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 242. Identification and characterization or organic compounds and mixtures.


CHEM 436 (3) Physical Organic Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 342. Structure, bonding, and properties of organic compounds.


CHEM 437 (2) Organic Synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 242. The use of practical organic research techniques in the preparation of organic compounds. (S)


CHEM 441 (3) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 341. A study of descriptive chemistry of the elements. Topics will focus on thermodynamic, kinetic and structural problems. (F)


CHML 442 (2) Advanced Inorganic Laboratory. Co-requisite: CHEM 441. Theoretical principles and laboratory techniques involved in the preparation and the characterization of inorganic compounds. (F)


CHEM 451 (3) Chemical Application of Group Theory. Prerequisite: CHEM 341. A course which places emphasis on the application of group theory to interpretation of the electronic and molecular spectra of molecules. An elementary treatment of abstract mathematical group theory is presented to serve as an introduction to the symmetry of point groups to which most molecular systems belongs. (S)


CHEM 452 (3) Atomic and Molecular Structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 342. An introduction to the concepts and methods of modern molecular spectroscopy. (S)


CHEM 453 (3) Thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 342. Principles of thermodynamics and their application to chemical and phase equilibria. (S)


CHEM 458 (3) Quantum Mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 342. Principles and applications of quantum theory. (F)


CHEM 465 (3) Polymer Chemistry. Introduction to polymer chemistry. A comprehensive study of natural and synthetic polymers, with particular emphasis on structure and general methods of production. (F)


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