Courses

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

CHE-124   Forensic Science2 credits

Corequisites: CHE-124L

This course is designed for Crime in Society minors and students not majoring in the natural sciences. This course is a study of the science and technology used in the analysis of physical evidence. Topics may include: the properties of matter and the scientific method, drug analysis, soil analysis, chromatography, and DNA fingerprinting. Six hours lecture weekly.

CHE-124L   Forensic Science Laboratory1 credit

Corequisites: CHE-124

Required laboratory course for CHE-124. Three 3-hour laboratories weekly.

CHE-141   General Chemistry I3 credits

Prerequisites: MAT-105 or appropriate Math Placement scores

Corequisites: CHE-141L

A perlustration of general chemistry designed for all chemistry and other science majors. Emphasis is placed on atomic and molecular structure, chemical periodicity, descriptive organic chemistry, stoichiometry, properties of matter, and thermochemistry. Six hours of lecture and laboratory weekly. This course is not generally suitable for non-science majors seeking to fulfill a core requirement unless they have a strong high school background in chemistry and mathematics

CHE-141L   General Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit

Corequisites: CHE-141

Required laboratory course for CHE-141.

CHE-142   General Chemistry II3 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-141 and CHE-141L

Corequisites: CHE-142L

A continuation of the study of general chemistry including equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and acid/base chemistry. Six hours of lecture and laboratory weekly.

CHE-142L   General Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: CHE-141 and CHE-141L

Corequisites: CHE-142

Required laboratory course for CHE-142.

CHE-252   Analytical Chemistry I3 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-142 and CHE-142L

Corequisites: CHE-252L

An introduction to the theory and techniques of analytical chemistry including volumetric/gravimetric methods, acid/base chemistry, potentiometry, complex equilibria, method validation and error analysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-252L   Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: CHE-142 and CHE-142L

Corequisites: CHE-252

Required laboratory course for CHE-252. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly

CHE-301   Organic Chemistry I3 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-142 and CHE-142L with a mininum grade of C or equivalent

Corequisites: CHE-301L

A study of the aliphatic and aromatic compounds of carbon. Study includes structure, nomenclature, typical reaction of functional groups, spectroscopy, structure reactivity relationships, synthesis, and mechanisms of reactions. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-301L   Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: CHE-142 and CHE-142L with a mininum grade of C or equivalent.

Corequisites: CHE-301

Required laboratory course for CHE-301. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-302   Organic Chemistry II3 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-301 and CHE-301L

Corequisites: CHE-302L

A continuation of the study of the aliphatic and aromatic compounds of carbon. Topics include structure, nomenclature, typical reaction of functional groups, structure reactivity relationships, spectroscopy, synthesis, and mechanisms of reactions. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-302L   Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: CHE-301 and CHE-301L

Corequisites: CHE-302

Required laboratory course for CHE-302. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-352   Analytical Chemistry II3 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-252 and CHE-252L

Corequisites: CHE-352L

A continued study of the theory and techniques of analytical chemistry including instrumentation theory, separation theory, optical methods, and automated analysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-352L   Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: CHE-252 and CHE-252L

Corequisites: CHE-352

Required laboratory course for CHE-352. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly

CHE-394   Special Topics in Chemistry2 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-302 and CHE-302L

A course for students pursuing a major or minor in chemistry. Specialized subjects in inorganic, analytical, organic, physical, environmental, or biochemistry will be examined in a lecture and seminar format. Topics involving current literature and research will be emphasized. Four hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-395   Chemistry Research1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

A laboratory research project culminating in a paper or poster written in accordance with departmental guidelines. The work will make an original contribution to the science of chemistry.

CHE-397   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Internships are designed to give students experience in their fields of interest. A written summary of the internship and weekly consultation with the instructor may be required. See internship guidelines. See internship guidelines.

CHE-401   Chemical Dynamics2 credits

Prerequisites: MAT-175 or MAT-275, CHE-302, and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-401L

A study of molecules in motion, the rates of chemical reactions, and molecular reaction dynamics. Six hours of lecture and three 3.5-hour laboratories weekly.

CHE-401L   Chemical Dynamics Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: MAT-175 or MAT-275, CHE-302, and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-401

Required laboratory course for CHE-401. Three 3.5-hour laboratories weekly

CHE-412   Biochemistry3 credits

Prerequisites: BIO-201, BIO-201L (or BIO-210), CHE-301, and CHE-301L

A course in biochemical principles. Topics include thermodynamics, biomolecules, enzyme mechanisms, metabolic pathways, and regulation. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-412L   Biochemistry Lab1 credit

Prerequisites: BIO-201, BIO-201L (or BIO-210), CHE-301, and CHE-301L

Corequisites: CHE-412

Elective laboratory course for CHE-412. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-420   Inorganic Chemistry3 credits

Prerequisites: CHE-302 and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-420L

A select coverage of topical inorganic chemistry comprising molecular symmetry, polyatomic bonding, coordination chemistry, organometallics, and catalysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-420L   Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites: CHE-302 and CHE-302L

Corequisites: CHE-420

Required laboratory course for CHE-420. This laboratory is a study encompassing reactions and synthesis of inorganic or organometallic compounds. Various instrumental techniques will be investigated for the isolation and characterization of inorganic products. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-490   Laboratory Assistant1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Laboratory assistants gain experience in laboratory techniques and science education by working closely with faculty and staff preparing teaching laboratories. All Laboratory Assistants must submit a Laboratory Assistant Agreement to the department chair. May be repeated for credit up to 3 times.

CHE-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Reading or laboratory assignments as approved by the instructor. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

CHE-495   Chemistry Research1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

A laboratory research project culminating in a paper or poster written in accordance with departmental guidelines. The work will make an original contribution to the science of chemistry.

CHE-497   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Individually arranged programs of work and study with the department, academic institutions, private industries, or government agencies. A paper or the write-up of a laboratory notebook is required. Does not fulfill requirements for the chemistry major. See internship guidelines. See internship guidelines.

CHE-499T   Special Topics in Chemistry1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Study of selected areas of chemistry not available in the regular curriculum.