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List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

CHEM1210 - Chemistry I
Fall 2014

This course emphasizes the general principles, theories, and concepts of inorganic chemistry for students in engineering, environmental science, and related fields. Topics covered include: Units of Measurement, Matter and Energy, Atomic Theory, Stoichiometry, Chemical Reactions, The Periodic Table, and Chemical Bonding.
3 Credits

CHEM1215 - Chemistry I Lab
Fall 2014

This course covers the general principles, theories, and concepts of inorganic chemistry for students in engineering, science and related fields. Topics covered include: laboratory safety, measurements, density, chromatography, melting point determination, atomic spectra, conductivity, molecular shape, and chemical reactions. Co-Requisite: CHEM1210
1 Credits

CHEM1220 - Bio-Organic Chemistry
Fall 2014

This course is the study of the nature of atoms and molecules, bonding, properties of gasses and solutions, chemical reactions, and ionic equilibrium. The chemistry of simple organic and biological compounds is discussed with emphasis on the functional groups and on a systematic study of the metabolism of the important biochemical compounds. Students registering for this course must also register for the laboratory CHEM1225. Co-Requisite: CHEM 1225
3 Credits

CHEM1225 - Bio-Organic Chemistry Lab
Fall 2014

Students registering for CHEM1220 must elect this laboratory course. Co-requisite: CHEM1220
1 Credits

CHEM2100 - Intro To Forensic Science
Fall 2014

This course introduces the student to the forensic science profession. Forensic scientists work in a laboratory setting, where they apply the principles and techniques of scientific analysis to the study of crime scene or accident scene evidence. Course topics include techniques used for the identification and analysis of body fluids, hair, fibers, latent fingerprints, firearms, documents, and photographs. Laboratory experiments emphasize DNA analysis, chemical techniques, microscopy, and the use of spectroscopic instrumentation.
Prerequisites: CHEM1210 and CHEM1215 Co-requisite: CHEM2150
3 Credits

CHEM2150 - Intro To Forensic Science Lab
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: CHEM2100
1 Credits

CHEM2210 - Chemistry II
Fall 2014

This course emphasizes the general principles, theories, and concepts of inorganic chemistry for students in engineering, environmental science and related fields. Topics covered include: Thermochemistry, Solution Chemistry, rates of Reaction, Equilibrium, Acids and Bases, Complex Ions, Electrochemistry, and Chemistry of the Metals and Nonmetals.
Prerequisites: CHEM1210 and CHEM1215 Co-requisite: CHEM2215
3 Credits

CHEM2215 - Chemistry II Lab
Fall 2014

This course emphasizes the general principles, theories and concepts of inorganic chemistry for students in engineering, environmental science and related fields. Topics covered include: Safety, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, reaction rates, equilibrium, acids and bases, complex ions, electrochemistry, density determination, stoichiometry, titration, spectroscopy, and periodic trends. Co-requisite: CHEM2210
1 Credits

CHEM2320 - Organic Chemistry I
Fall 2014

This course is an advanced level chemistry course. It is designed to fulfill the organic chemistry requisites for biology and chemistry majors as well as for pre-medical, pre-dental, pharmacy, chiropractic, and chemical engineering schools. Students registering for this course must have a good background in general chemistry. Knowledge of chemical bonding, structure and physical properties, acid-base theory, kinetics and equilibrium are fundamental for the concept building approach of organic chemistry. Topics covered include: IUPAC nomenclature, conformations, hybridization and VSEPR theory, optical activity, resonance, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and functional groups characteristics.
Prerequisites: CHEM2210 and CHEM2215 Co-requisite: CHEM2325
3 Credits

CHEM2325 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Fall 2014

This course emphasizes the general principles and concepts of organic chemistry for students in environmental science and related fields. Topics covered include: Distillation, Extraction, Recrystallization, Chromotography, Acid-Catalyzed Dehydration, Reactions of Alkenes, SN2 Reactions, Kinetics, and IR Spectroscopy. Co-requisite: CHEM2320
1 Credits

CHEM2420 - Organic Chemistry II
Fall 2014

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 2320/2325 with an emphasis on aromatic and carbonyl chemistry. Spectroscopy and chromatography are integrated into the lecture and laboratory. Analysis of compounds is by classical and instrumental methods.
Prerequisites: CHEM2320 and CHEM2325 Co-requisite: CHEM2425
3 Credits

CHEM2425 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
Fall 2014

This course must be taken concurrently with CHEM 2420. Spectroscopy and chromatography are integrated into the laboratory. Analysis of compounds is done by classical and instrumental methods. Co-requisite: CHEM2420
1 Credits

CHEM3220 - Biochemistry
Fall 2014

This course is the field of science that investigates the chemical and molecular reactions that sustain life. The goal of this course is to study these reactions in connection to their role in biological systems. The course will begin with a discussion of the structure and function of the biomolecules involved in those important reactions. Students will then study bioenergetic principles that rule the synthesis and degradation of biological macromolecules. Finally, the integration and regulation of metabolic pathways will be discussed.
Prerequisites: CHEM2420 and BIOL3370 Co-requisite: CHEM3225
3 Credits

CHEM3225 - Biochemistry Laboratory
Fall 2014

This course gives students a hand-on experience with the use of advanced technology and instrumentation to promote deeper understanding of life chemistry. Co-requisite: CHEM3220
1 Credits

CHEM3500 - Environmental Chemistry
Fall 2014

This course provides students with an introduction to the chemical basis of environmental issues and the environmental consequences of modern technology with as emphasis on water, air, and soil pollution and chemistry. Areas covered are atmospheric pollution, cycling of chemicals in the environment and their status within the ecosystem, pollution and toxicology of trace and heavy metal and pesticides, ozone depletion, forest management, the greenhouse effect and the effect of man-made input, and environmental analytical techniques.
Prerequisites: CHEM1210 and CHEM1215 or permission of the department head Co-requisite: CHEM3550
3 Credits

CHEM3550 - Environmental Chemistry Lab
Fall 2014

This course covers the general principles, theories, and concepts of environmental chemistry in an experimental laboratory format. Selected experiments are designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHEM3500, with emphasis on standard methods of analysis of water, soil and air samples. Co-requisite: CHEM3500
1 Credits

CHEM4500 - Instrumental Analysis
Fall 2014

The general objective of this course is to survey the theory, practice, and operation of classical as well as modern analytical instrumentation and instrumental techniques, which are commonly used in laboratory quantization. Emphasis is placed on the uses and limitations inherent in the various methods available to today's scientist. The principles covered in the course include analytical instrument component theory, optical spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, and chemical separations.
Prerequisite: Department Head Approval
3 Credits

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