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Chemistry Courses, Spring 2009

CHEM 1010 – Chemistry in the Environment and Society – MWF 11:00-11:50 (Laquer)
CHEM 1014 – Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory – T 8:00-11:30 (Bartzatt)

A survey of the relationship of chemistry to current problems in environmental control, medicine, technology and energy production. May be used to partially meet the natural science requirement. Lab should be taken concurrently or prior with C or better.  Prereq: Math 1310 or equivalent.

CHEM 1140 – Fund. of College Chemistry - MTWF 8:00-8:50 (Smith)/ MTWF 10:00-10:50 (Kreiling)
CHEM 1144 – Fund.  of College Chemistry Laboratory – Multiple sections available on different days.

A comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of chemistry. This course is intended for all students needing a one-semester introductory course with laboratory including allied health students continuing to 2210, or t hose seeking a stronger background before enrollment in CHEM 1180/1184. Lab to be taken concurrently or prior with C or better.  Prereq: Math 1310 or equivalent.

CHEM 1180 General Chemistry I – MWF 9:00-9:50 (Gift)/ MWF 11:00-11:50 (Hoburg)
CHEM 1184 – General Chemistry Lab – Multiple sections available on different days.

A comprehensive survey of chemical principles; the first course in a two-semester sequence primarily for majors and those in the sciences. It is assumed that students will have a good background in elementary chemical principles. Lab normally to be taken concurrently, but can be taken separate. Prereq: Math 1310 or equivalent or MPE score above 2. And CHEM 1120 or 1140 or CDT score above 1.

CHEM 1190 – General Chemistry II – MWF 8:00-8:50 (Tisko) or TR 5:30-6:45 (J. Carroll)
CHEM 1194 – General Chemistry II Lab – Multiple sections available on different days.

A study of acid-base theory, ionic equilibria, complexation, oxidation-reduction, thermodynamics and kinetics. Lab to be taken concurrently. Prereq: CHEM 1180 & 1184.

CHEM 2210 – Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry – MW 5:30-7:10 (Zhong)
CHEM 2214 – Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory – R 1:00-4:30 or R 5:30-9:00

Chemistry of carbon compounds. A one-semester course designed primarily for students in biology, elementary science education, home economics, nursing, and allied health fields. Lab to be taken concurrently. Prereq: CHEM 1140, 1144 or CHEM 1190, 1194.

CHEM 2250 – Organic Chemistry I – MWF 9:00-9:50 (Stack)

The fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds. Prereq: CHEM 1190, 1194.

CHEM 2260 – Organic Chemistry II – MWF 8:00-8:50 / MWF 9:00-9:50 / MWF 10:00-10:50 / MWF 11:00-11:50
CHEM 2274 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory – Multiple sections on different days.

A continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Lab to be taken concurrently. Prereq: Chem 2250 and Chem 1194.

CHEM 2500 – Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry – MWF 1:00-1:50 (Smith)

A survey of the inorganic chemistry of metallic and nonmetallic species, including atomic, molecular, and crystal structures, composition, properties, and reactivities. Prereq: CHEM 1190.

CHEM 2950 Introduction to Research in Chemistry – Independent Study (Staff)

This course is intended to give students, possessing at least a high school background in chemistry, the opportunity to work with faculty and/or advanced students on an established research project.  The creativity and communication expectations of these students will be less than for students enrolled in the 4000 level research courses. Guided laboratory/library work on an established research project. Prereq: Permission of Instructor.

CHEM 3030 – Environmental Chemistry – MW 5:30-6:45 (Laquer)

The study of the chemistry of water, air, and earth by application of fundamental principles of chemistry to environmental processes. Prereq: CHEM 1180/1184, 1190/1194, 2210/2214 or 2260/2274 and one of the following: CHEM 2400/2404, 2500, BIOL 2440 or GEOL 2750.

CHEM 3210 Introduction to Molecular Modeling – MWF 1:00-1:50 (Stack/Zhong)

Introduction to the theory and practice of computer aided molecular modeling. Modern modeling software will be used to investigate the relationship between structure and function of molecular systems. Major topics include application of molecular mechanics and molecular orbital theory to model organic compounds and biomolecules. Prereq: CHEM 2260/2274.

CHEM 3360 (8365) Physical Chemistry II – MWF 10:00-10:50 (Tisko)
CHEM 3364 (8369) – Physical Chemistry II Laboratory – T 8:00-11:30 (Tisko)

A presentation of selected topics from the areas of quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, kinetics, and statistical mechanics. Lab to be taken concurrently. Prereq: CHEM 3350/3354.

CHEM 3414 (8419) – Instrumental Methods – R 1:00-4:30 (Laquer)

Laboratory course involving the use of modern instrumentation to conduct analytical determinations following standard methods. Topics include use of standards, field sampling and sample storage. Prereq: CHEM 2400/2404.

CHEM 3424 Spectrometric Characterizations – R 8:00-11:30 (Hagen)

Laboratory course involving the use of spectrometric instrumentation for the identification of compounds containing organic functional groups. Prereq: CHEM 2260, 2274, 2400/2404.

CHEM 3650 – Fundamentals of Biochemistry – MWF 8:00-8:50 (Lomneth)
CHEM 3654 – Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory – T 8:00-1:30 (Lomneth) or T 1:00-4:30 (Blaxall)

An introduction to the components and reactions of living matter.  Lab to be taken concurrently. Prereq: CHEM 2210, 2214 or 2260, 2274.

NSCI 3940 – Writing in Chemistry – TR 12:00-12:50 (Smith)

Techniques and practices for writing in chemistry. Fulfills the third writing course requirement for students with a major or concentration in chemistry. Prereq: ENGL 1160; and CHEM 2400 or 2500.

CHEM 4400 (8406) – Instrumental Analysis – MWF 11:00-11:50 (Gift)
CHEM 4404 (8409) Instrumental Analysis Laboratory – W 1:00-4:30 (Gift)

Study of instrumentation for use in quantitative and trace analysis. Advanced instrumental methods and electronics for instrumentation are included. Lab to be taken concurrently. Prereq: CHEM 3360, 3364, 3414.

CHEM 4610 – Biochemistry of Metabolism – MWRF 9:00-9:50 (Lomneth)

This course covers the biochemistry of metabolism and molecules of metabolism and is primarily intended to prepare students for health-related professional schools. Prereq: CHEM 2260, 2274.

CHEM 4660 (8666) – Biochemistry II – MWF 8:00-8:50 (Kreiling)
CHEM 4664 (8664) – Biochemistry II Laboratory – Multiple sections available on different days

A continuation of the study of the structure and function of biomolecules and biochemical reactions with an emphasis on metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides, and the chemistry of signal transduction and genetic information transfer. Lab to be taken concurrently. Prereq: Permission of instructor; CHEM 4650/4654, or BIOL  4650/4654.

CHEM 4810 – Chemistry Internship – (J Carroll)

Application of chemical skills in a nonacademic laboratory or workplace through part-time employment or contracted work; written report required. Grading will be ‘S’ or ‘U’ only. Prereq: Major in Chemistry; CHEM 2260, 2274, 2400, 2404 and permission of Department Chair.

CHEM 4950 (8966) – Chemistry Projects – Independent Study (Staff)

Initiation of an independent student research project, and communication of the results. Prereq: Permission of Instructor.

CHEM 4960 (8990) – Chemistry Problems – Independent Study (Staff)

Independent student research and communication of the results in a written report. If NSCI 4960 is taken concurrently, the CHEM 4960 report is replaced by an oral presentation. Prereq: CHEM 4950 and permission of instructor.