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Course Descriptions

1101 CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY (4 hours)
A study of chemical phenomena, the role of chemistry in our lives, and the impact of chemistry on modern society, to include nuclear chemistry, energy sources, acids and bases, organic chemistry, biochemistry, drugs, toxins, and pollutants. Lecture and laboratory. Same as CHEM 1102 except for laboratory; student may not receive credit for both courses. For non-science majors only.

1102 CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY: LECTURE ONLY (3 hours)
Same as CHEM 1101 except for laboratory; student may not receive credit for both courses.

1110 TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (1-4 hours)
A study of selected topics.

1125 CHEMISTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (4 hours)
Same as ENV 1125. Astudy of environmental chemistry to include discussions of basic chemistry, toxins, meteorology, air pollution, ozone depletion, global warming, water supply, water pollution, solid waste management, and hazardous waste manageent. Lecture and laboratory.

1135 FORENSIC SCIENCE: LECTURE ONLY (3 hours)
A study of forensic science to include the investigation of physical evidence (e.g., petroleum products, accelerant residue, blood, DNA, and glass) encountered at crime scenes. Lecture only. Same as Chem 1136 except for laboratory; students may not receive credit for both courses. For non-science majors only.

1136 FORENSIC SCIENCE (4 hours)
A study of forensic science to include investigation of physical evidence (e.g. petroleum products, accelerant residue, blood, DNA, and glass) encountered at crime scenes. Lecture and laboratory. Same as Chem 1135 except for laboratory; students may not receive credit for both courses. For non-science majors only.

1501 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4 hours)
Astudy of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, bonding, and periodicity. Lecture and Laboratory.

1502 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4 hours)
A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including liquid/solid states, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, and electrochemistry. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 1501.

2110 INTERMEDIATE TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (1-4 hours)
A study of selected topics in chemistry at the intermediate level.

2501 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (4 hours)
A study of theory and practice of quantitative chemical analysis, to include gravimetric and volumetric methods and elementary spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques with emphasis on solution equilibrium. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 1502.

2570 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (4 hours)
Same as ENV 2570. A study of the chemistry of the environment applying the principles of chemistry to such topics as atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, water chemistry, water pollution, hazardous chemicals, and hazardous waste management. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 1502.

2601 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (4 hours)
A study of the structure, classification, properties, and reactions of hydrocarbons (both aliphatic and aromatic), organic halides and alcohols. The stereochemistry of organic compounds will also be studied. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 1502.

2602 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (4 hours)
A study of the structure, classification, properties, and reactions of oxygen- and nitrogen-containing organic compounds. The spectroscopic behavior of organic compounds will also be studied. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 2601.

3501 INSTRUMENTAL ALANALYSIS (4 hours)
A study of the theory and practice of modern instrumental methods of analysis to include sample preparation, UV-Vis, IR, Raman, fluorescence, atomic absorption and emission, gas and liquid chromatography, electro-analytical techniques, and mass spectrometry. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 2501 and CHEM 2602.

3511 THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS (4 hours)
A study of concentration, time, and energy changes in chemical systems and reactions. Includes theory and applications in chemical kinetics, reaction dynamics, thermodynamics, and equilibria. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 1502, MATH 2651, PHYS 2521.

3512 QUANTUM MECHANICS AND SPECTROSCOPY (4 hours)
A study of the quantum behavior of chemical systems. Includes theory and applications in quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 1502, MATH 2652, PHYS 2522.

3521 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (4 hours)
A study of the structure, properties, and reactions of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 2602 and CHEM 3512.

3552 BIOCHEMISTRY (4 hours)
Same as BIOL 3552. An introduction to the chemistry of cellular processes, to include protein conformation and function, the generation and storage of metabolic energy, and the biosynthesis of important cellular structures as the main themes. The course will include a seminar emphasizing representative case studies involving the clinical application of biochemical knowledge. Prerequisite: CHEM 2602.

3560 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (1-4 hours)
Study of a topic selected by the department focusing on a specialized area of study of chemistry.

4100 CHEMISTRY RESEARCH SEMINAR (3 hours)
Skills in the area of chemical research will be developed. The student will be exposed to the chemical literature, research techniques, research safety, development of research questions, and approaches to research. The student will be expected to product both written and oral research reports. Lecture and laboratory.

4201 CHEMISTRY PRACTICUM (1-6 hours)
A participatory study of a subject under the supervision and guidance of persons in an off-campus situation. Prerequisites: Junior standing and departmental approval. Application must be approved in the semester preceding the one in which the practicum is to be undertaken.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6 hours)
A research project carried out by a student under the direction of one of the members of the chemistry department faculty. This course may be repeated for credit (subject to the college-wide limit of 9 hours of independent study).