CHE 1000 PREPARATION FOR PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY
Two hours. A review and practice in those basic principles and mathematical skills needed by students planning to take CHE 1111 and CHE 1112. Coursework includes active learning exercises and collaborative problem solving.
CHE 1011 CHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES I
Four hours. A review and study of chemical concepts that includes atomic structure, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, acidity and basicity and oxidation-reduction reactions. The laboratory portion will contain experiments that reinforce the principles introduced in the classroom. Gen Ed: NW
CHE 1012 CHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES II
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE1011. A study of organic compounds that includes structure, properties, and reactions of functional groups followed by an examination of the role these molecules play in biological structures and processes. Concepts presented correlate to other sciences such as ecology, agriculture, biochemistry and medicine.
CHE 1111 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1000 or one year of high school chemistry. Quantitative treatment of the principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, states of matter, energy, atomic structure, periodicity, ionic compounds, and molecular structure. Gen Ed: NW
CHE 1112 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1111. The topics covered in this course will include: intermolecular forces, kinetics, equilibrium, acid, bases, buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to basic organic chemistry. Gen Ed: NW
CHE 2221 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1012 or CHE 1112. Detailed study of carbon compounds approached through the study of structure, functional groups, reactions, and mechanisms. In the laboratory, emphasis is placed upon illustrating chemical reactivity through experimentation and molecular characterization utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation.
CHE 2222 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2221. Continuation of the study of carbon compounds approached through the study of structure, functional groups, reactions, and mechanisms. In the laboratory, emphasis is placed upon synthesis illustrating chemical reactivity and molecular characterization utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation.
CHE 2275 FORENSIC CHEMISTRY
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1012 or CHE 1112. This course will focus on the applications of chemistry to forensic science. Through the use of case studies such as the Kennedy assassination, Napoleon’s death, the shroud of Turin, etc., the topics of trace evidence (soils, glass, and heavy metals poisons); toxicology and pharmacology (analysis of alcohol, poisons and drugs) will be explored. Students will gain experience with analytical and instrumental methods used in investigating crimes, with an emphasis on the measurement accuracy and traceability required in criminalistics.
CHE 2335 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1112. Principles of analytical chemistry will be covered with an emphasis on quantitative measurements and statistical data analysis. Topics may include gravimetric analysis, volumetric, and potentiometric methods of analysis with a focus on acid-base, reduction-oxidation, and complexometric chemistry.
CHE 2355 DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 1112. Fundamental topics in inorganic chemistry will be explored, among them: atomic theory and periodicity, the structure of simple solids, main group elements, and structure and bonding of coordination compounds. The laboratory component of the course will give students experience with various laboratory techniques used in the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.
CHE 3320 APPLIED PHYSICAL, ANALYTICAL, AND INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Three hours. Prerequisite: CHE 3341. The objective of this course is to integrate the theory and application of methods in physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, and inorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on inorganic synthesis and the characterization of the inorganic products using spectroscopy, thermodynamics and kinetics.
CHE 3335 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
Three hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2335. The objective of this course is to apply the principles of quantitative chemical analysis to instrumental techniques. Electrochemical, chromatographic, and spectroscopic techniques will be covered in theory and in practice through a combination of lecture and hands-on experimentation. However, as there is no laboratory component to this course, lectures will, when appropriate, integrate use of instrumentation as engagement within the classroom.
CHE 3341 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
Four hours. Prerequisite: CHE 2222 and PHY 2120 and MAT 2312 and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. The topics covered in this class include foundations of quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure and the chemical bond, atomic and molecular spectroscopy.
CHE 3342 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
Three hours. Prerequisite: CHE 3341. The topics covered in this class include properties of gases, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, phase and chemical equilibria, solutions, kinetics and reaction dynamics.
CHE 3361 BIOCHEMISTRY: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION
Four hours. Same as BIO 3361. Prerequisite: BIO 1500 and CHE 2222 or permission of the instructor. Biochemistry is the study of the molecules and chemical reactions of living systems. Topics covered include water, structure and function of biomolecules, enzymes, bioenergetics, major metabolic pathways, and metabolic regulation.
CHE 3362 BIOCHEMISTRY: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Four hours. Same as BIO 3362. Prerequisites: BIO 1500 and CHE 2222. Students will consider important topics in molecular genetics, including structure, function and manipulation of DNA, and selected topics in metabolism and signaling.
CHE 4410 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS
Two hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. This course will encompass the exploration of a scientific research topic under the supervision of a professor having expertise in that area. It will consist of library and laboratory investigations that will culminate in the dissemination of the research methods via a written research report and oral presentation. Gen Ed: EC-C
CHE 4425 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
Two to four hours. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. This course allows for an upper level examination of current or advanced topics in chemistry.
CHE 4455 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Three hours. Prerequisites: CHE 2355 and CHE 3341. This course will cover coordination chemistry and reaction mechanisms, group theory and symmetry as applied to the understanding of bonding and spectroscopy of inorganic compounds, fundamentals of organometallic reactions, catalysis, and special topics in bioinorganic and material science. Students will be involved in engaged learning activities including guided inquiry projects, collaborative problem solving, team-based research projects, and searching the literature using discipline specific databases.
CHE 4960 INTERNSHIP IN CHEMISTRY
Two hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the instructor and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. A full- or part-time work-study appointment in a clinical, commercial, governmental, or industrial laboratory supervised jointly by an on-site supervisor and Department of Chemistry faculty member. Gen Ed: EC-C
CHE 4999 SENIOR RESEARCH
Two hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and CHE 4410 or CHE 4960 and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. A capstone course that will engage the student in the exploration of a scientific research topic under the supervision of a professor having expertise in the areas of interest. It will consist of library and laboratory investigations that will culminate in a written research report and the dissemination of the research methods and findings at a scientific or scholarly meeting. Gen Ed: EC-C