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​​​​CHM 101 - General Chemistry I

1 semester, 4 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Natural Science

The fundamental principles of chemistry, including laboratory instruction in general chemistry and qualitative analysis. For biology majors and those considering the biology major. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM 121-122.

CHM 102 - General Chemistry II

1 semester, 4 Credits

The fundamental principles of chemistry, including laboratory instruction in general chemistry and qualitative analysis. For biology majors and those considering the biology major. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM 121-122. Prerequisites: CHM 101 or CHM 121.

CHM 105 - Contemporary Chemistry: Environmental Matters

1 semester, 3 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Natural Science

Application of chemical principles to the solutions of environmental and societal problems facing man in today’s world and in the future. Designed for non-science majors; no prior knowledge of chemistry is required or assumed. (Lectures 3 hours.)

CHM 106 - Billion Dollar Molecules: Chemistry in Life, Drugs, and Medicine

1 semester, 3 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Natural Science

Explores the discovery and development of small molecules - from aspirin to acid - that have had an impact on human health. Focuses on the structure and properties of these molecules, and how these features intersect with disease and well-being. Designed for non-science majors; no prior knowledge of chemistry or biology is required or assumed. (Lectures 3 hours.)

CHM 108 - You Are What You Eat: The Molecular Reasons Behind Good Nutrition

1 semester, 3 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Natural Science

Studies the science of nutrition, the design of a healthful diet, the chemistry of the major food macromolecules and vitamins, and cellular metabolism. Also discusses the aspects of nutrition that are relevant to contemporary society. Course activities include interactive lectures, case studies, molecular modeling, and laboratory exercises.

CHM 121 - Introductory Chemistry I

1 semester, 4 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Natural Science

An introductory chemistry course covering topics such as periodic trends, descriptive chemistry of selected elements, atomic structure, thermodynamics, gas laws, equilibrium, molecular structure, chemical bonding, oxidation-reduction, acids and bases, and kinetics. Laboratory instruction stresses quantitative analysis. For chemistry, biochemistry, and engineering-physics majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM101-102. Prerequisite: CHM 101.

CHM 122 - Introductory Chemistry II

1 semester, 4 Credits

Covers topics such as periodic trends, descriptive chemistry of selected elements, atomic structure, thermodynamics, gas laws, equilibrium, molecular structure, chemical bonding, oxidation-reduction, acids and bases, and kinetics. Laboratory instruction stresses quantitative analysis. For chemistry, biochemistry, and engineering-physics majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM 101-102. Prerequisite: CHM 121.

CHM 132 - Introduction to Biochemistry

1 semester, 1 Credit

How can you prepare for a career in biochemistry? One-credit lecture is open to all students who are interested in learning more about the field of biochemistry. Topics include the history of biochemistry, current topics in biochemistry, how to prepare for a career in biochemistry, employment opportunities, and challenges in the field. The class will meet for one hour per week.

CHM 196 - Research

1 semester, 1 Credit (Pass/Fail)

Second semester freshmen may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry or biochemistry in collaboration with a member of the faculty.

CHM 201 - Organic Chemistry

1 semester, 4 Credits

A study of the compounds of carbon utilizing a problem-oriented approach both in lecture and laboratory that emphasizes the use of spectroscopic methods. For biology majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM 221-222. Prerequisites: CHM 102 or CHM 122.

CHM 202 - Organic Chemistry

1 semester, 4 Credits

A study of the compounds of carbon utilizing a problem-oriented approach both in lecture and laboratory that emphasizes the use of spectroscopic methods. For biology majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM 221-222. Prerequisites: CHM 201 or CHM 221.

CHM 221 - Organic Chemistry I

1 semester, 4 Credits

A study of the compounds of carbon utilizing a problem-oriented approach both in lecture and laboratory that emphasizes the use of spectroscopic methods. For chemistry and biochemistry majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM 201-202. Prerequisites: CHM 102 or CHM 122.

CHM 222 - Organic Chemistry II

1 semester, 4 Credits

A study of the compounds of carbon utilizing a problem-oriented approach both in lecture and laboratory that emphasizes the use of spectroscopic methods. For chemistry and biochemistry majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Not open to students with credit in CHM 201-202. Prerequisites: CHM 201 or CHM 221.

CHM 295 - Research

1 semester, 1 Credit (Pass/Fail)

Students in the sophomore year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry or biochemistry in collaboration with a member of the faculty.

CHM 296 - Research

1 semester, 1 Credit (Pass/Fail)

Students in the sophomore year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry or biochemistry in collaboration with a member of the faculty.

CHM 309 - Biochemistry I

1 semester, 3 Credits

An overview of the biochemical reactions associated with living cells. Topics include protein structure/function relationships; enzyme structure, mechanism, and inhibition; carbohydrate and lipid structure. The biochemical reactions of the cell are surveyed, including glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle, electron transport, gluconeogenesis, and lipid and amino acid metabolism. The case study approach is used throughout. (Lectures 3 hours.) Prerequisite: CHM 201 or CHM 221.

CHM 310L - Biochemistry Laboratory

1 semester, 3 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Oral Communication

An integrated lecture/laboratory course designed to teach students fundamental laboratory techniques in biochemistry. Experiments include buffer preparation, assays for the detection of biological components, protein purification, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, enzyme kinetics, DNA isolation, and PCR analysis. Lectures cover experimental theory and methods of analysis. (Lectures 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours.) Prerequisite: CHM 309. CHM 310L may not be taken concurrently with CHM 309.

CHM 311 - Chemistry of Materials with Lab

1/2 semester, 2 Credits

The objective is to understand the fundamentals of polymer and nanomaterial chemistry. Students will learn how to prepare and characterize various types of polymers and nanomaterial. Introduces some new spectroscopic techniques used to characterize these materials and study the physical properties that make them exciting to study in the world of materials chemistry. (Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 312 - Biochemistry II

1 semester, 3 Credits

A continuation of the concepts covered in CHM 309. A study of the various strategies of the control of metabolic pathways. Topics include cell signaling, transcription, translation, post-translational processing, regulation of gene expression, and vesicular traffic in the secretory and endocytic pathways. (Lecture 3 hours) Prerequisite: CHM 309.

CHM 321 - Physical Chemistry I

1 semester, 3 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Writing II

An examination of the equilibrium behavior of physical/chemical systems from the macroscopic and microscopic points of view. Thermodynamics with applications to phase and solution equilibria and reaction kinetics. For chemistry and biochemistry majors. (Lectures 3 hours.)

CHM 321L - Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

1 semester, 1 Credit

Laboratory course to accompany Chemistry 321. For B.S. chemistry and B.S. biochemistry majors. (Laboratory 4 hours.)

CHM 322 - Physical Chemistry II with Laboratory

1/2 semester, 2 Credits

Physical chemistry is the rationalization of chemical phenomena through the application of physics to subatomic, atomic, molecular and particulate matter. Explores the field of quantum mechanics and quantum chemistry. Looks at how quantum theory has developed and is observed through spectroscopic techniques. (Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 322L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory

1 semester, 1 Credit

Laboratory course to accompany Chemistry 322. (Laboratory 4 hours.)

CHM 331 - Advanced Analytical I

1 semester, 4 Credits

The theory and practice of modern instrumental methods are presented. Emphasis is placed on the more important spectroscopic methods and chromatography, which are covered in depth. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.)

CHM 332 - Organic Analysis with Lab

1/2 semester, 2 Credits

This lecture and laboratory course in organic synthesis and structural analysis will explore new techniques using reactions beyond the sophomore-level curriculum to prepare molecules with complex structures. Students will use advanced NMR spectroscopic techniques to elucidate the structures of these compounds. The ultimate goal is to develop problem-solving skills by identifying and characterizing novel organic molecules. (Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 381 - Chemistry Seminar

1 semester, 1 Credit Core Foundation/Proficiency: Writing II

Students will attend all seminars by outside speakers and senior chemistry and biochemistry majors, will write meaningful and constructive critiques of the senior seminar presentations, and will attend and participate in class sessions aimed at identifying a suitable seminar topic.

CHM 382 - Chemistry Seminar

1 semester, 2 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Oral Communication

In the junior year, students will construct and present three short developmental presentations leading to a final seminar on a topic from the field of chemistry that demonstrates an ability to read, interpret, and critique original research from the primary chemical literature.

CHM 395 - Research

1 semester, Credit hours variable

Students in the junior year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry or biochemistry in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Research may be taken at the student’s option for one, two, or three credits.

CHM 396 - Research

1 semester, Credit hours variable

Students in the junior year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry or biochemistry in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Research may be taken at the student’s option for one, two, or three credits.

CHM 401 - Inorganic Chemistry

1 semester, 4 Credits

Structure and bonding in inorganic systems are the general subjects of this course. Both main group and transition metal chemistry are discussed. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours.)

CHM 432 - Advanced Analytical II with Lab

1/2 semester, 2 Credits

This lecture and laboratory course is a continuation of Chemistry 331 exploring the theory and practice of modern instrumental methods. Emphasis is placed on atomic spectroscopy and electro-analytical methods. (Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 442 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

1 semester, 3 Credits

The modern theories of organic structure and physical properties and studies of modern theories of organic reaction mechanisms. (Lectures 3 hours.)

CHM 470 - Special Topics in Biochemistry

1 semester, 3 Credits

Covers advanced topics not covered in Biochemistry I and II. Course materials will include current papers from the scientific literature. Course content will vary according to the interests of the students and the instructor. (Lectures 3 hours.) Prerequisite: CHM 309.

CHM 481 - Chemistry Seminar

1 semester, 2 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Oral Communication

In the senior year, students will construct and present three short developmental presentations leading to a final seminar on a topic from the field of chemistry- often an area related to their own research- that demonstrates an ability to read, interpret, and critique research from the primary chemical literature.

CHM 482 - Chemistry Seminar

1 semester, 0 Credits Core Foundation/Proficiency: Oral Communication

Students will attend all seminars by outside speakers and junior chemistry and biochemistry majors.

CHM 495 - Research

1 semester, Credit hours variable

Students in the senior year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry or biochemistry in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Research may be taken at the student’s option for one, two, or three credits.

CHM 496 - Research

1 semester, Credit hours variable

Students in the senior year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry or biochemistry in collaboration with a member of the faculty. Research may be taken at the student’s option for one, two, or three credits.