Chemistry courses

CHEM 102: Chemistry in Art, Archaeology, and Authenticity

Explores interdisciplinary relationships between chemistry, art, archaeology, and cultural preservation, including: 1.Pigments, dyes, and binders in ancient to contemporary art; 2. Inorganic archaeological materials: glass, metal, pottery, stones, 3. Biological archaeological materials: fibers, fossils, & mummies; 4. Art forensics and use of chemistry to identify forgeries or prove authenticity. Each module culminates in hands-on lab project. Designed for non-science majors. (Prereq: GE Area B4)

Units: 3 — 3

CHEM 109: Introductory Chemistry

A study of the basic principles of chemistry with special emphasis on problem solving and chemistry in the environment. Designed to prepare students to succeed in CHEM 110: Chemistry I (4 units). Not open to students with credit in FYS 121. (Prereq: MATH 99: Mathematics Review II (4 units) or ELMT SCORE 50 or HIGHER)

Units: 4 — 4

CHEM 110: Chemistry I

Develops problem-solving skills related to the nature of matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, energy transformations, atomic and molecular structure, quantum theory, chemical bonding, and periodic properties. [Prereq: (CHEM 109: Introductory Chemistry (4 units) or FYS 121) and (MATH 130: Precalculus (5 units) or MATH 150: Calculus I (4 units)) and (Coreq: CHEM 110L: Chemistry I Lab (1 units))]

Units: 4 — 4

CHEM 110L: Chemistry I Lab

Required lab course for CHEM 110: Chemistry I (4 units). Emphasizes qualitative and quantitative experiments, data analysis, and error propagation. Lab course fee may be charged. (Coreq: CHEM 110: Chemistry I (4 units))

Units: 1 — 1

CHEM 111: Chemistry II

Develops problem-solving skills related to solutions, phase changes, gas laws, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, organic chemistry, biochemistry, electrochemistry, metal complexation, and nuclear chemistry. [Prereq: (CHEM 110: Chemistry I (4 units) and CHEM 110L: Chemistry I Lab (1 units)) and (MATH 130: Precalculus (5 units) or MATH 150: Calculus I (4 units)) and (Coreq: CHEM 111L: Chemistry II Lab (1 units))]

Units: 4 — 4

CHEM 111L: Chemistry II Lab

Required laboratory course for CHEM 111: Chemistry II (4 units). Emphasizes qualitative and quantitate experiments, data analysis, and error propagation. Lab course fee may be charged. (Coreq: CHEM 111: Chemistry II (4 units))

Units: 1 — 1

CHEM 195: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 0 — 4

CHEM 197: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 4

CHEM 210: Organic Chemistry for Biologists

Survey of organic compounds, with an emphasis on biological processes. Nomenclature, structure in two and three dimensions, and reaction mechanisms are explored. Emphasizes structure and reactivity of common functional groups found in biomolecules, including carbohydrates and peptides. [(Prereq: CHEM 111: Chemistry II (4 units)) and (Coreq: CHEM 210L: Survey of Organic Chem Lab (1 units))]

Units: 4 — 4

CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I

Nomenclature, structure, bonding, reactivity, and formation of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, halogenated compounds, and alcohols. Includes intro to spectroscopy. (Prereq: CHEM 111: Chemistry II (4 units))

Units: 5 — 5

CHEM 295: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 4

CHEM 310: Biochemistry I

Topics include bioenergetics, protein function; enzymes, DNA and RNA structure and function, glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, signal transduction, and regulation, bioinformatics. (Cross-listed BIO 310: Biochemistry I (3 units)) (Prereq: CHEM 210: Organic Chemistry for Biologists (4 units) or CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I (5 units) or CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry II (5 units))

Units: 3 — 3

CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry II

Synthesis, reactions, and analysis of organic compounds, with applications to biology, biogeochemistry, and environmental science. (Prereq: CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I (5 units))

Units: 5 — 5

CHEM 320: Environmental Chemistry

Examines chemistry in seminal environmental science case studies with analysis of the primary literature and quantitative methods as well as pertinent popular literature and news coverage. Topics are selected to form a sound basis for meeting the expectations of potential employers in environmental science with respect to background knowledge of the field at large and include atmospheric, terrestrial, marine, and aquatic studies. (Prereq: CHEM 111: Chemistry II (4 units) and STAT 250: Applied Stat:Sci Tech (4 units))

Units: 3 — 3

CHEM 320L: Environmental Chemistry Lab

Laboratory course with topics and techniques selected from atmospheric, terrestrial, marine, and aquatic sciences. Emphasis will be placed on both laboratory methods and quantitative analysis of results. [Prereq: (CHEM 111: Chemistry II (4 units) and CHEM 111L: Chemistry II Lab (1 units) and STAT 250: Applied Stat:Sci Tech (4 units)) or (Prereq or Coreq: CHEM 320: Environmental Chemistry (3 units))]

Units: 2 — 2

CHEM 350: Analytical & Instrumental Chemistry

Lecture and laboratory course develops skill and understanding of analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis. Covers a range of spectrophotometry, chromatography, spectrometry, and titrimetry methods. Students are billed a materials fee. [Prereq: (CHEM 111: Chemistry II (4 units) and CHEM 111L) and [(CHEM 210 and CHEM 210L) or CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I (5 units)]

Units: 4 — 4

CHEM 394: Chemistry Internship

Students obtain practical experience in a chemistry-related (paid or unpaid) internship. Students must document academic learning through journals, annotated bibliography, and/or reports appropriate to the internship. May be repeated for credit for a total of six (6) units. (Graded Available)

Units: 2 — 4

CHEM 395: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 4

CHEM 397: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 1 — 4

CHEM 410: Biochemistry II

Covers metabolism and regulation of a variety of biomolecules and transport and signaling pathways. (Prereq: CHEM 310: Biochemistry I (3 units) or BIO 310: Biochemistry I (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

CHEM 420: Bioorganic Chemistry Topics

Survey of selected topics from the current chemical literature in bioorganic chemistry. May be repeated for credit as topics change for a total of six (6) units. (Prereq: CHEM 310: Biochemistry I (3 units) or BIO 310: Biochemistry I (3 units))

Units: 1 — 4

CHEM 430: Environmental and Agricultural Chemistry Topics

Selected topics from the current literature in environmental, analytical, and agricultural chemistry. May be repeated for credit for a total of six (6) units. [Prereq: CHEM 350: Analytical & Instrumental Chemistry (4 units) and (CHEM 210: Organic Chemistry for Biologists (4 units) or CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I (5 units))]

Units: 1 — 4

CHEM 432: Aqueous Chemistry

Chemistry of molecules and materials in aqueous solutions relevant to marine, aquatic, and biological contexts. Topics may include pH and pOH, buffering, alkalinity, ionic strength, solvation and solubility, volume and mass fraction, osmolality and tonicity, and water activity. (Prereq: CHEM 310: Biochemistry I (3 units) or CHEM 320: Environmental Chemistry (3 units) or CHEM 350: Analytical & Instrumental Chemistry (4 units) or BIO 310: Biochemistry I (3 units) or BIO 320: Microbiology (4 units) or MSCI 331: Ecological Physiology (4 units) or ENVS 315: Soils and the Environment (4 units))

Units: 3 — 3

CHEM 440: Forensic Chemistry Topics

Selected topics from the current literature in forensic chemistry. May be repeated for a total of six (6) units. [Prereq: CHEM 350: Analytical & Instrumental Chemistry (4 units) and (CHEM 210: Organic Chemistry for Biologists (4 units) or CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I (5 units))]

Units: 1 — 4

CHEM 450: Special Problems in Chemistry Laboratory

Covers theory and practical application of instrumental methods of analysis, culminating in a faculty guided lab research project. Students submit a written report summarizing the research findings. May be repeated for a total of four (4) units. Depending on research topic, students must complete either CHEM 350: Analytical & Instrumental Chemistry (4 units) or BIO 310L: Biochemistry Lab (2 units) and or CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry II (5 units).

Units: 1 — 2

CHEM 495: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Letter Grade Available)

Units: 1 — 4