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CHE-1015 General Chemistry I Discussion

Student discussion designed for students to take a 20-minute quiz at the beginning of the lab and then to work through additional samples from the lecture.

CHE-1016 Gen Chemistry II Discussion

CHE-1403 Nature of Physical Science

Corequisite: CHE-1403L A non-mathematical introduction to the principles and concepts of classical, modern, and applied physical sciences emphasizing an understanding of their role and significance in modern society. This course includes 2 hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-1403L Nature of Physical Science Lab

CHE-1404 Physical Science & Environment

Topics include concepts of energy and the impact of energy usage on the environment. This course includes 2 hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-1404L Phys. Science & Envir. Lab

CHE-1405 Forensic Science I

Prerequisite: Any science course. The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to criminalistics and forensic science for nonscientists. This course introduces the science of forensics, the crime scene and physical evidence, evidence as a link between crime and victim or crime and perpetrator, evidence collection and analysis, classes of physical evidence and the techniques and instruments used to analyze them.

CHE-1415 General Chemistry I

Prerequisite: High School chemistry; concurrent enrollment in MAT 0301 or higher. Co-requisite: CHE 1415L and CHE 1015. A one-semester lecture course emphasizing the laws and theories of composition, structure, properties, and transformation of matter. Emphasis is placed on the stoichiometric relationships and bonding of inorganic substances. Three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory, and 75 minutes of discussion per week.

CHE-1415L General Chemistry I Lab

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1415. A one-semester laboratory course covering the empirical approaches to problem solving, emphasizing the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of experimental measurements in determinations of chemical relationships. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE-1416 General Chemistry II

Prerequisite: CHE-1415 with a C or better Co-requisite: CHE 1416L and CHE-1016. A one-semester lecture course emphasizing concepts of advanced atomic structure and bonding concepts, acid-base theory, kinetics and equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of some elements. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-1416L General Chemistry II Lab

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 1416. A laboratory course covering basic laboratory techniques with an emphasis on experimentation and data analysis. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE-2416 Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisite: CHE 1416 with a C or better Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 2416L. A one-semester course emphasizing the study of carbon compounds with an emphasis on their structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry and reaction of hydrocarbon functional groups. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-2416L Organic Chemistry I Lab

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 2416. A laboratory course covering the basic laboratory techniques of isolation, separation, and purification along with an introduction to physical property determination and structural analysis using instrumental methods. Three laboratory hours per week.

CHE-2417 Organic Chemistry II

Prerequisite: CHE-2416 with a C or better Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE-2417L. Continuation of the study of organic compounds stressing synthetic methods for interconversion of functional groups, reaction mechanisms and structure-reactivity relationships. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-2417L Organic Chemistry II Lab

Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE-2417. A laboratory course covering the single and multi-step synthesis of organic compounds. Three laboratory hours per week.

CHE-3101 Seminar in Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHE 2417 with a C or better. Discussions of contemporary issues in chemistry led by students and by distinguished visitors. Students will learn how to prepare and present electronic presentations. One hour per week.

CHE-3142 Research Methods

A one-semester lecture course emphasizing issues relevant to conducting research. Topics will include understanding chemical literature, data collection, notebook keeping, and science ethics. one lecture hour per week.

CHE-3251 Intro to Chem Res

Prerequisite: CHE-3101 and CHE 3142. A laboratory-based course emphasizing student research under the direction of a research mentor. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours.

CHE-3251H Intro to Chem Res

Prerequisite: CHE-3101 A laboratory-based course emphasizing student research under the direction of a research mentor. Eight hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours.

CHE-3360 Sup Indus Chem Inter

Prerequisite: CHE 2417 with a C or better and consent of the department chair. A one-semester internship during which a student devotes a minimum of 12-hours per week of employment in the industrial chemical laboratory environment. Activities will be monitored by a mentor at the industrial site and by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit.

CHE-3405 Physical Chemistry I

Prerequisite: CHE 2417 with a C or better, MAT 1325. Introduction to the thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of these approaches. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-3406 Physical Chemistry II

Prerequisite: CHE 3405 with a C or better. Introduction to quantum mechanics of chemical systems, emphasizing a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of this theory. Additional topics include symmetry, group theory, and molecular spectroscopy. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-3418 Analytical Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHE-2417 with a C or better. Introduction to theories and application of classical and modern quantitative and qualitative methods, with emphasis on calculations, statistics and uncertainty, equilibrium, and the functional basis of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, as well as factors affecting choice of techniques and sampling protocols. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-4113 Adv Instr Anal Lab

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4312. Demonstration and application of the basic principles underlining instruments commonly used for advanced analytical work. Students will learn the general applicability of various instrumental and computer-aided methods that can be used to solve many chemical problems. Four hours of recitation/laboratory per week.

CHE-4127 Biochemistry Lab II

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHE 4327. A laboratory couarse in advanced techniques of biomolecule and biosystem analysis. Topics to include bioenergetics, protein expressipn, affinity chromatography and pre-steadystate kinetics. One 3-hour laboratory per week.

CHE-4248 Applied Research Methods

A one-semester course emphasizing aspects of project-based research methodology. Topics will include project selection, literature research, wet laboratory skills, instrumental laboratory skills, report writing, and presentation skills.

CHE-4251 Sr Res in Chemistry I

Prerequisite: CHE 3251. Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Eight hours of work research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE-4251H Honors Senior Res in Chem I

Prerequisite: CHE 3251. Identification and definition of research problems, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Ten to twelve hours of research activities per week. May be repeated for total of 4 credit hours.

CHE-4312 Adv. Inst. Analysis

Prerequisite: CHE 3318. Theory and applications of modern instrumental analyses, with emphasis on principles of analytic technique, operating parameters of instruments, and sophisticated data manipulative practices. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE-4327 Biochemistry II

Prerequisite: CHE 4326. A continuation of CHE 4326, dealing with metabolic pathways, biosynthesis of precursors of macromolecules, biophysical aspects of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, structure and function of polynucleotides, and physical applications to biochemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE-4331 Adv. Inorgan. Chem.

Prerequisite: CHE 2417 with a C or better. Theory of bonding, acid base concepts, theory and descriptive chemistry of coordination and organo-metallic compounds. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE-4341 Advanced Org Che

Prerequisite: CHE 2417 with a C or better. In depth consideration of selected topics in organic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHE-4412 Adv. Inst. Analysis

Prerequisite: CHE 3418 with a C or better. Theory and applications of modern instrumental analyses, with emphasis on principles of analytic technique, operating parameters of instruments, and sophisticated data manipulative practices. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-4426 Biochemistry I

Prerequisite: CHE 2417 with a C or better. Introduction to amino acids, protein structure and function, enzymes, oxygen transport systems, carbohydrate chemistry and function, membranes, survey of energy generating and storage systems, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-4427 Biochemistry II

Prerequisite: CHE 4426 with a C or better. A continuation of CHE 4426, dealing with metabolic pathways, biosynthesis of precursors of macromolecules, biophysical aspects of enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, structure and function of polynucleotides, and physical applications to biochemistry. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

CHE-4451 Sr Res in Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHE 3251. Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Sixteen hours of work research activities per week.

CHE-4451H Senior Research in Chemistry

Identification and definition of research problem, design of technical approach, laboratory experimentation, and composition of research report in thesis format. Sixteen hours of work research activities per week.

NSC-1402L Intro Astronomy Lab

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