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CHEM 1000 - Chemistry Elective: Lower Division
Chemistry



CHEM 1100 - The Chemistry of Food Lab
Chemistry
This lab course will introduce students to the scientific method, chemical transformations and analysis using food, cooking and baking as the model system. Students will be expected to perform a combination of take-home cooking exercises and in-lab analysis of various foods. Comparisons of how different starting materials and different amounts of certain materials influence the final product will be emphasized. Analytical test on foods will be carried out to emphasize food quality and chemical components


CHEM 1101 - Introduction to Chemistry
Chemistry
A non-laboratory course for students who have not fulfilled prerequisites for CHEM 1341 or want to strengthen their background. Emphasis is on understanding terms and on the mathematical reasoning necessary to work with concepts that are basic to the study of chemistry. Lecture: 3 hours per week for 1 credit hour. Spring.


CHEM 1102 - Quantitative Reasoning for Chemistry Scholars
Chemistry
The Quantitative Reasoning for Chemistry Scholars course will cover relevant quantitative concepts and problem-solving strategies for General Chemistry I (CHEM 1341). This course focuses on the application of those concepts which are discussed in CHEM 1341 lecture. The course involves developing speed, accuracy and proficiency with the following quantitative skills: Basic arithmetic operations, calculations with exponents, decimals and the metric system, basic algebraic manipulations, dimensional analysis, conversions, significant figures, word problems, quantitative relationships in the periodic table, chemical nomenclature, balancing equations, stoichiometry, and concentrations. All MSEIP Scholars are required to enroll in this course. However, non-MSEIP Scholars must receive instructor approval to enroll. This is a Pass/Fail course.


CHEM 1121 - Chem Health Prof. Lab
Chemistry



CHEM 1122 - Chem Health Prof. Lab
Chemistry



CHEM 1141 - General Chemistry I Laboratory
Chemistry
The experiments illustrate and reinforce chemical principles and concepts by use of quantitative as well as qualitative methods. Emphasis is on the interpretation and reporting of data as well as facility in handling laboratory equipment. Laboratory: Minimum 3 hours per week. Co–requisites CHEM 1141: CHEM 1341; Co–requisites CHEM 1142: 1342.


CHEM 1142 - General Chemistry II Laboratory
Chemistry
The experiments illustrate and reinforce chemical principles and concepts by use of quantitative as well as qualitative methods. Emphasis is on the interpretation and reporting of data as well as facility in handling laboratory equipment. Laboratory: Minimum 3 hours per week. Co–requisites CHEM 1141: CHEM 1341; Co–requisites CHEM 1142: 1342.


CHEM 1300 - Chemistry of Food
Chemistry
This core course will introduce students to the scientific method and chemistry using the components and transformations associated with food and cooking/baking. This course will cover general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry topics as they relate to food and cooking. Student will be expected to utilize their knowledge of the chemical properties and the cooking/baking process to predict how alterations to a recipe will alter the final food produced


CHEM 1321 - Chem Health Prof.
Chemistry



CHEM 1322 - Chem Health Prof.
Chemistry



CHEM 1341 - General Chemistry I
Chemistry
Fundamental laws and concepts are presented and studied qualitatively and quantitatively. Topics include atomic theory and molecular structure; states of matter; physical and chemical equilibria; kinetics; electrochemistry; elementary inorganic, organic and nuclear chemistry. Concurrent requisites CHEM 1341: CHEM 1141, CHEM 1041R (recitation); Prerequisite: for CHEM 1341: “C” or better in high school chemistry or permission of faculty member. Concurrent requisites CHEM 1342: CHEM 1142, CHEM 1042R (recitation). Prerequisite: for CHEM 1342: CHEM 1341 or permission of instructor. 1041R, 1042R– General Chemistry Recitation Each lecture section has a required, concurrent recitation section, i.e., CHEM 1341A requires CHEM 1041RA. No credit, no charge.


CHEM 1342 - General Chemistry II
Chemistry
Fundamental laws and concepts are presented and studied qualitatively and quantitatively. Topics include atomic theory and molecular structure; states of matter; physical and chemical equilibria; kinetics; electrochemistry; elementary inorganic, organic and nuclear chemistry. Concurrent requisites CHEM 1341: CHEM 1141, CHEM 1041R (recitation); Prerequisite: for CHEM 1341: “C” or better in high school chemistry or permission of faculty member. Concurrent requisites CHEM 1342: CHEM 1142, CHEM 1042R (recitation). Prerequisite:for CHEM 1342: CHEM 1341 or permission of instructor. 1041R, 1042R–General Chemistry Recitation Each lecture section has a required, concurrent recitation section, i.e., CHEM 1341A requires CHEM 1041RA. No credit, no charge.


CHEM 1343 - General Chemistry I
Chemistry



CHEM 1999 - Chemistry Core: Lower Division
Chemistry



CHEM 2143 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Chemistry
Practical experience in the fundamental techniques of preparing, purifying and identifying organic compounds, and investigations into some of the more important reactions of specific compounds. Laboratory: minimum 4 hours per week. Co–requisites CHEM 2343: CHEM 2143; CHEM 2344:CHEM 2144.


CHEM 2343 - Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry
Chemistry of carbon–containing compounds. First semester: principles of structure, mechanism and reactivity as a basis for explaining organic chemical reactions. Second semester: these basic concepts are used to develop an understanding of the reactions of functional groups found in organic molecules. Co–requisites Chem 2343: CHEM 2143; CHEM 2344: CHEM 2144. Pre–requisites CHEM 2343: CHEM 1341, 1342, 1141, 1142. CHEM 2344: CHEM 2343.


CHEM 3000 - Chemistry Elective: Upper Division
Chemistry



CHEM 3133 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Chemistry
Practical experience in the fundamental techniques of preparing, purifying and identifying organic compounds, and investigations into some of the more important reactions of specific compounds. Laboratory: minimum 4 hours per week. Co–requisites CHEM 3333


CHEM 3134 - Biochemistry Laboratory
Chemistry
(BIOL 3134) Preparation of dilutions, buffer preparation, titration of amino acids, colorimetric tests for proteins, carbohydrates and nucleic acids, chromatography, preparation of standard curves for unknown identification, spectrophotometry, enzyme kinetics and electrophoresis. Accompanies CHEM/BIOL 3334. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Corequisite: CHEM 3334. Prerequisites: junior standing; CHEM 2343, 2143 or permission of instructor.


CHEM 3143 - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry
Gravimetric and volumetric methods of analysis, the generation and analysis of analytical data and simple instrumental methods are presented. Corequisite: CHEM 3343. Laboratory: minimum 4 hours each week.


CHEM 3243 - Quantitative Analysis
Chemistry



CHEM 3244 - Instrmntl Mthds Anlys
Chemistry



CHEM 3245 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Chemistry
Gravimetric and volumetric methods of analysis, the generation and analysis of analytical data and simple instrumental methods are presented. Corequisite: CHEM 3343. Laboratory: minimum 6 hours each week. Fall.


CHEM 3246 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory
Chemistry
Experiments illustrate the fundamental principles and techniques necessary for the proper use of analytical instruments. Topics include the fundamentals and techniques of separation, several types of spectrophotometry and electrochemical methods. This course must be taken concurrently with CHEM 3344. Laboratory: minimum 6 hours each week. Spring, odd years.


CHEM 3333 - Organic Chemistry II
Chemistry
Chemistry of carbon–containing compounds. First semester: principles of structure, mechanism and reactivity as a basis for explaining organic chemical reactions. Second semester: these basic concepts are used to develop an understanding of the reactions of functional groups found in organic molecules. Co–requisites Chem 3133: CHEM 2143; CHEM 2344: CHEM 2144. Pre–requisites CHEM 2343: CHEM 1341, 1342, 1141, 1142. CHEM 2344: CHEM 2343.


CHEM 3334 - Biochemistry
Chemistry
(BIOL 3334) An introductory course in biochemistry, focusing on amino acids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Co–requisite: CHEM 3134. Prerequisites: junior standing; CHEM 2343, 2143 or permission of instructor.


CHEM 3343 - Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry
Classical Quantitative Analysis. Gravimetric and volumetric methods of analysis, including stoichiometry, equilibria, acids, bases, buffers, redox chemistry and electrochemistry. Instrumental methods are introduced. The use of statistics in data analysis will also be covered. Co–requisite: CHEM 3143.Prerequisites: CHEM 1341, 1342.


CHEM 3999 - Chemistry Core: Upper Division
Chemistry



CHEM 4110 - Spcl Prjcts
Chemistry



CHEM 4112 - Scientific Communication
Chemistry
This course develops the abilities of students to communicate science effectively in a variety of contexts. Topics include speaking and writing science. Students will also research an approved topic and present their work in the form of a professional meeting. Prereq: Junior/Senior standing


CHEM 4131 - Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry
Application of modern laboratory techniques in research projects encompassing use of the literature, modern synthetic protocols, including “green chemistry” and spectroscopic analysis. Minimum 4 hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: CHEM 2344, 2144. Corequisite: CHEM 4331. Scheduled with CHEM 4331.


CHEM 4132 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry
Main group, transition metal and organometallic compounds are synthesized and characterized by various instrumental techniques. Corequisite: CHEM 4332.


CHEM 4150 - Laboratory Research Methods
Chemistry
Students participate in faculty and departmental research programs. The initial project may be continued or a new project undertaken for additional credit. A minimum of 3 laboratory hours per week per credit hour. Nonchemistry majors may enroll with permission of the faculty research advisor. Course is offered when research funding and faculty advisors are available. (Pass/Fail grade).


CHEM 4162 - Reaction Kinetics
Chemistry
This course focuses on the concepts and applications of physical and chemical rate processes. The central objective of this course is to extend students' understanding of the elementary concepts of rate processes and chemical kinetics that they learnt in their previous chemistry and physics courses. The course will focus on the following: Kinetic theory of gases and liquids, mass transfer and diffusion, chemical reaction kinetics, batch and flow reactors, and complex reaction mechanisms.


CHEM 4192 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Chemistry
Chemistry
Individual projects in chemistry. Permission of the department chair required. May be repeated.


CHEM 4193 - Special Topics in Chemistry
Chemistry
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.


CHEM 4221 - Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry
Application of classical and modern laboratory techniques in the synthesis and characterization of organic compounds. Minimum 6 hours laboratory each week. Spring, odd years.


CHEM 4222 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Chemistry
Main group, transition metal and organometallic compounds are synthesized and characterized by various instrumental techniques. Fall, odd years.


CHEM 4250 - Laboratory Research Methods
Chemistry
Students participate in faculty and departmental research programs. The initial project may be continued or a new project undertaken for additional credit. A minimum of 3 laboratory hours per week per credit hour. Nonchemistry majors may enroll with permission of the faculty research advisor. Course is offered when research funding and faculty advisors are available. (Pass/Fail grade).


CHEM 4292 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Chemistry
Chemistry
Individual projects in chemistry. Permission of the department chair required. May be repeated.


CHEM 4293 - Special Topics in Chemistry
Chemistry
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.


CHEM 4330 - Special Project: Kinetics Res I & II
Chemistry



CHEM 4331 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Chemistry
Concepts of modern organic chemistry with special emphasis on bonding theory, stereochemistry, reaction mechanism, structure determination, synthesis design and heterocyclic chemistry.. Prerequisites: CHEM 2344, 2144. Corequisite: CHEM 4131.


CHEM 4332 - Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry
A selection of basic and current topics of inorganic chemistry. Topics include: atomic theory, ionic and covalent bonding, acid/bases and nonaqueous solvents, symmetry, transition metal (structures, chemistry and bonding) and organometallics. Prerequisites: CHEM 3333, 3133. Corequisite: 4132.


CHEM 4334 - Advanced Biochemistry
Chemistry
Focus will be on advanced topics such as detailed analysis of nucleic acid chemistry, nucleic acid–protein interactions, protein–protein interactions and some special topics on the biochemistry of diseases. The course will include instructor–led lectures and group discussions of classical and current primary literature papers. Prerequisites: CHEM/BIOL 3334


CHEM 4344 - Advanced Analytical Techniques
Chemistry
This advanced course has an applications-focused approach to analytical chemistry with an emphasis on the development of analytical skills useful to any scientific field. A major component of this course will be method development and optimization. Students will be expected to draw on prior knowledge of general and analytical chemistry concepts and laboratory skills. This course will allow the student to delve deeper into the analytical process using a variety of modern analytical techniques and instrumentation to separate, identify, and quantify analytes. Students will be encouraged to select new techniques and instrumentation that involve industrial, clinical and environmental applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 3345/3145.


CHEM 4350 - Laboratory Research Methods
Chemistry
Students participate in faculty and departmental research programs. The initial project may be continued or a new project undertaken for additional credit. A minimum of 3 laboratory hours per week per credit hour. Nonchemistry majors may enroll with permission of the faculty research advisor. Course is offered when research funding and faculty advisors are available. (Pass/Fail grade).


CHEM 4354 - Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry
Fundamental laws and concepts of chemistry as they relate to the interaction of chemicals with the environment. Corequisites: CHEM 4154. Prerequisites: CHEM 3343, 3143.


CHEM 4361 - Quantum Chemistry
Chemistry
Quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure; thermodynamics, including the first, second and third laws; dilute solutions; chemical and physical equilibria; gaseous, liquid and solid states; electrochemical phenomena; chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: two years of college chemistry, one year of college physics and differential and integral calculus. CHEM 4361,CHEM 4362.


CHEM 4362 - Thermodynamics
Chemistry
This course focuses on the concepts and applications of thermodynamics. The central objective of this course is to demonstrate the crucial role of thermodynamics, in a modern industrialized society. The course concentrates on the following: conservation equations for mass, energy, and entropy in closed and open systems; applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to steady-state and transient problems; properties of fluids and equations of state; power generation and refrigeration cycles; chemical and phase equilibrium.


CHEM 4364 - Materials Science
Chemistry
This course will cover physical and chemical concepts of materials with a special emphasis on nanomaterials. After introducing underlying concepts of condensed matter physics the relationship between structure, properties (electrical, optical, chemical, magnetic) and performance of nanomaterials is investigated. Characterization and fabrication methods as well as interdisciplinary applications ranging from drug delivery and therapy to nanoelectronics and alternative energy production are discussed.


CHEM 4392 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Chemistry
Chemistry
Individual projects in chemistry. Permission of the department chair required. May be repeated.


CHEM 4393 - Special Topics in Chemistry
Chemistry
Upper division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the professor and students. Prerequisite: Instructor Consent.


CHEM 4450 - Laboratory Research Methods
Chemistry
Students participate in faculty and departmental research programs. The initial project may be continued or a new project undertaken for additional credit. A minimum of 3 laboratory hours per week per credit hour. Nonchemistry majors may enroll with permission of the faculty research advisor. Course is offered when research funding and faculty advisors are available. (Pass/Fail grade).


CHEM 4492 - Directed Reading/Independent Study in Chemistry
Chemistry
Individual projects in chemistry. Permission of the department chair required. May be repeated.


CHEM 4493 - Special Topics in Chemistry
Chemistry
Upper–division treatment of selected topics of mutual interest to the faculty member and students.


CHEM 5301 - Engineering Flow and Heat Exchange
Chemistry
Course aims to equip students with the practical tools needed to apply fluid mechanics and heat transfer in an industrial setting. Topics covered include: Mechanical energy balance; flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids in pipes; flow through packed beds; compressible flow of gases; conduction, convection, and radiation; heat transfer resistances; and heat exchangers.


CHEM 5302 - Chemical Reactors and Separation Processes
Chemistry
Course aims to equip students with the practical tools needed to apply reaction kinetics and thermodynamics in an industrial setting. Topics covered include: chemical reaction kinetics; homogeneous and catalytic reactions; batch, continuously-stirred, plug-flow, and fixed bed reactors; thermodynamics and mass transfer of separation processes; distillation; absorption and adsorption; membranes.


CHEM 5303 - Analysis and Design of Chemical Processes
Chemistry
Course aims to equip students with the practical tools needed to analyze and design a chemical process for the production of commodity chemicals. Topics covered include: process flow diagrams; tracing chemicals through the process flow diagram; process conditions; engineering economic analysis of chemical processes; process control and optimization; process performance; process simulation.


CHEM 6301 - Industrial Organic Chemicals
Chemistry
Course aims to equip students with the practical tools needed to analyze and design chemical processes for the production of commodity organic chemicals. Topics covered include: Natural gas, petroleum, and coal; distillation and refining of petroleum; chemicals from methane; chemicals and polymers from ethylene and propylene; chemicals and polymers from C4 and C5 streams; chemicals and polymers from BTX.


CHEM 6302 - Industrial Inorganic Chemicals
Chemistry
Course aims to equip students with the practical tools needed to analyze and design chemical processes for the production of commodity inorganic chemicals. Topics covered include: Sources of inorganic raw materials; sulfuric acid and sulfates; ammonia and nitrogen compounds; phosphorous compounds; chlor-alkali compounds; titanium dioxide.


CHEM 6303 - Waste Management
Chemistry
Course aims to equip students with the practical tools needed to effectively manage waste streams generated from chemical processes. Topics covered include: Air, water, and solid waste legislation and regulations; pollution prevention; green chemistry; air pollution management of stationary sources; industrial wastewater management; management of solid wastes.


CHEM 6304 - Capstone Project/Internship
Chemistry
Under the supervision of an external advisor, students complete a capstone project involving a techno-economic analysis of a chemical process or an internship project with their current or other employer.




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