Undergraduate Course Offerings

CHEM 103  Chemistry in Context. (GT-SC2, AUCC 3A). F, S, SS. For students who do not plan to take additional courses in chemistry. Chemistry, chemical principles from more conceptual, less mathematical perspective; how chemical substances, chemical reactions affect our daily lives.

CHEM 104  Chemistry in Context Laboratory. (GT-SC1, AUCC 3A). F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 103 or concurrent registration. Laboratory applications of principles covered in CHEM 103.

CHEM 107  Fundamentals of Chemistry. (GT-SC2, AUCC 3A). F, S, SS. Prerequisite: (MATH 117 or placement out of MATH 117) or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261 or concurrent registration in MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261. For students in science-related programs requiring one semester of general chemistry. Quantitative reasoning but with less focus on mathematical calculations than CHEM 111/CHEM 113. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 107, CHEM 111, and CHEM 117. Atomic/molecular theory, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, acid/ base and oxidation/reduction reactions, kinetics, selected topics.

CHEM 108  Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory. (GT-SC2, AUCC 3A). F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or concurrent registration. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 108 and CHEM 112. Laboratory applications of principles presented in CHEM 107.

CHEM 111  General Chemistry I. (GT-SC1, AUCC 3A). F, S, SS. Prerequisite: (MATH 118 or placement out of MATH 118) or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261. Intended for science majors. Students should complete the sequence: CHEM 111, CHEM 112, CHEM 113 and CHEM 114. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 107, CHEM 111, or CHEM 117. Fundamental aspects of chemistry and chemical principles; emphasis on structure, bonding, and stoichiometry.

CHEM 112  General Chemistry Laboratory I. (GT-SC1, AUCC 3A). F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or concurrent registration or CHEM 117 or concurrent registration. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 112 and CHEM 108. Laboratory applications of principles covered in CHEM 111.

CHEM 113  General Chemistry II. F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 117; (MATH 124 or placement out of MATH 124) or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261 or concurrent registration in MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 229 or MATH 261. Acid/base equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, solubility, oxidation- reduction reactions, electrochemistry, selected topics.

CHEM 114  General Chemistry Laboratory II. F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 112; CHEM 113 or concurrent registration. Laboratory applications of principles covered in CHEM 113.

CHEM 117  General Chemistry I for Chemistry Majors. F. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in CHEM 192; (MATH 118 or placement out of MATH 118) or MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160 or MATH 161or MATH 229 or MATH 261. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 107, CHEM 111, or CHEM 117. Fundamental aspects of chemistry and chemical principles with an emphasis placed on atomic and molecular structure, bonding, and stoichiometry.

CHEM 192  Introductory Seminar in Chemistry. F. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in CHEM 117. Small group discussions of aspects of chemistry.

CHEM 245  Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry. F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 107 or CHEM 113. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 245, CHEM 341, and CHEM 345. Intended for students in science-related programs requiring one semester of organic chemistry. Nomenclature, structure, bonding, reactions, mechanisms, synthesis, stereochemistry of organic compounds.

CHEM 246  Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory. F, S. Prerequisite: CHEM 108 or CHEM 112 or CHEM 114; CHEM 245 or concurrent registration. Credit not allowed for students who have already taken CHEM 344. Laboratory applications of principles presented in CHEM 245.

CHEM 261  Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 113 or concurrent registration. Preparation, structures, properties, and reactions of chemical elements and inorganic compounds; periodic trends, organizing principles; applications.

CHEM 301  Advanced Scientific Writing–Chemistry. (AUCC 2B). S. Prerequisite: CO 150; CHEM 334 or CHEM 345 or a 300-level science laboratory course with written approval of instructor. Advanced scientific writing using the read-analyze-write approach and scientific poster preparation and presentation.

CHEM 311  Introduction to Nanoscale Science. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 113; CHEM 343 or CHEM 346. Synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanoscale materials.

CHEM 334  Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. F, S. Prerequisite: CHEM 114; CHEM 335 or concurrent registration. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 334 and CHEM 332. Laboratory applications of principles presented in CHEM 335.

CHEM 335  Introduction to Analytical Chemistry. F, S. Prerequisite: CHEM 113 with a C or better; CHEM 334 or concurrent registration. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 335 and CHEM 331. Modern and classical applications and methods in analytical chemistry including statistical, kinetic, spectroscopic, and chromatographic analysis.

CHEM 341  Modern Organic Chemistry I. F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 113. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 245, CHEM 341, and CHEM 345. Structures, nomenclature, dynamics, spectroscopy, and reactions of organic molecules.

CHEM 343  Modern Organic Chemistry II. F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 245 or CHEM 341 or CHEM 345. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 343 and CHEM 346. Continued studies of reactions and mechanisms of organic molecules and biological chemistry.

CHEM 344  Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory. F, S, SS. Prerequisite: CHEM 113; CHEM 114. Intended for science majors. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 344 and CHEM 246. Laboratory applications of modern organic chemistry.

CHEM 345  Organic Chemistry I. F, S. Prerequisite: CHEM 113; CHEM 114. Intended for science majors. Students should plan to complete the sequence CHEM 345, CHEM 346. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 245, CHEM 341, and CHEM 345. Structure, nomenclature, dynamics, spectroscopy, reactions of organic molecules. Laboratory applications of principles presented in lecture.

CHEM 346  Organic Chemistry II. F, S. Prerequisite: CHEM 345. Credit not allowed for both CHEM 343 and CHEM 346. Intended for science majors. Students should plan to complete the sequence CHEM 345, 346.

CHEM 384  Supervised College Teaching. Prerequisite: Twenty credits in chemistry; written consent of department head. A maximum of 10 combined credits for all 384 and 484 courses are counted towards graduation requirements. Maximum of 12 credits for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, CHEM 498.

CHEM 431  Instrumental Analysis. F. Prerequisite: CHEM 334;CBE 310 or concurrent registration or CHEM 474 or concurrent registration. Instrumental methods of chemical analysis.

CHEM 433  Clinical Chemistry. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 334; BC 351 or BC 401. Laboratory applications of principles presented in lecture. ($) Principles and methodology of clinical chemistry. Laboratory experience in methodology and method development. ($)

CHEM 440  Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory. F. Prerequisite: CHEM 344 or CHEM 346. Advanced techniques in organic synthesis, mechanisms of reactions, structure determination.

CHEM 461  Inorganic Chemistry. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 261; CHEM 472 or CHEM 474. Concepts, models to explain structural, spectroscopic, magnetic, thermodynamic, and kinetic properties of inorganic compounds; symmetry, group theory.

CHEM 462  Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 461 or concurrent registration. Synthetic techniques and instrumental methods in inorganic chemistry.

CHEM 474  Physical Chemistry I. F. Prerequisite: CHEM 113; MATH 261; PH 142; concurrent registration in CHEM 475. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 471, CHEM 472, or CHEM 474. Quantum chemistry; applications to bonding, molecular structure, and spectroscopy.

CHEM 475  Physical Chemistry Laboratory I. F. Prerequisite: CBE 333 or CHEM 334; CBE 310 or concurrent registration or CHEM 474 or concurrent registration. Physiochemical experiments; emphasis on quantum mechanics/ spectroscopy; interpretation/presentation of data; formal lab reports. ($)

CHEM 476  Physical Chemistry II. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 474. Statistical thermodynamics; applications to phase and chemical equilibria; kinetics.

CHEM 477  Physical Chemistry Laboratory II. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 475. Physiochemical experiments; emphasis on thermodynamics/statistical mechanics/kinetics; interpretation/presentation of data; formal lab reports.

CHEM 487  Internship. Prerequisite: CHEM 476. Maximum of 12 credits allowed for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, CHEM 498. Supervised work experience in approved off-campus chemical laboratory setting. Consultation with faculty adviser/instructor.

CHEM 493  Seminar. S. Prerequisite: CHEM 474. Critical analyses of selected literature; develop presentation of technical topic; required oral presentation.

CHEM 495  Independent Study. Prerequisite: Nine credits in chemistry, written consent of laboratory mentor and department chair. Maximum of 12 credits for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, CHEM 498. Satisfactory completion of course requires a written report, an oral presentation at a research group meeting, or a poster presentation.

CHEM 498  Research. Prerequisite: Twenty credits in chemistry, written consent of research mentor and department chair. Maximum of 12 credits for any combination of CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 495, CHEM 498. Supervised laboratory research in chemistry; written report consistent with ACS guidelines required.