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CHM 1010 - Everyday Chemistry ( VI ) - 4 cr.
A survey of basic concepts of chemistry and their relationship or application to everyday phenomena and social issues. May not be applied toward a major (or minor) in chemistry or biochemistry. Three 50-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab a week.


CHM 1020 - Gen & Organic CHM for Hlth Sci ( VI ) - 4 cr.
An introduction to the basic principles of atomic and molecular structure, bonding, the states of matter, solutions, chemical reaction stoichiometry, gas laws, kinetics, energy changes in chemical reactions, equilibrium, acids and bases, osmosis, and the basic structure, properties, and reactions of organic functional groups. The primary audience are students intending to major in NSG, EXP, or other health Science Fields. Three 65-minute lectures and one 2-hour lab a week for 8 weeks.


CHM 1035 - Cell Biology - 2 cr.
An introduction to biochemistry intended for students who are not majoring in the Natural Sciences. Topics include: structure and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; introduction to cellular metabolism. May not be applied toward a major (or minor) in chemistry or biochemistry. Three 65-minute lectures meeting for one half of the semester. Typically taken in conjunction with BIO 1035. Prerequisite: CHM 1020 or permission of instructor

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 1020, CHM 1021, CHM 1025, CHM 1110


CHM 1040 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Health Sciences ( VI ) - 4 cr.
Includes concepts of general, organic, and biochemistry for health science students. These topics are covered in an integrated rather than a sequential order. Topics include the structure and function of atoms, ions and compounds, the periodic table, organic functional groups, biological macromolecules, and an introduction to metabolism. This course is required for Nursing majors and can be applied to the Exercise Physiology major. There are three 65-minute lectures and one 2-hour lab each week.


CHM 1060 - General Chemistry I Tutorial - 1 cr.
A course taken concurrently with CHM 1110 to assist under-prepared students. Enrollment in this class is based on results of ACT math scores. One 50-minute meetings each week.


CHM 1070 - General Chemistry II Tutorial - 1 cr.
A course taken concurrently with CHM 1120 similar in intent to CHM 1060. One 50-minute meeting each week. Enrollment is based upon student performance in CHM 1110.


CHM 1110 - General Chemistry I ( VI ) - 4 cr.
An introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, chemical periodicity, and equilibrium. Three 65-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: high school chemistry and appropriate placement test score.


CHM 1120 - General Chemistry II - 4 cr.
A study of solutions, equilibria, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and qualitative analysis. Three 50-minute lectures, one 3-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1110.

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 1020, CHM 1110


CHM 2200 - Organic Chemistry I - 4 cr.
Introduction to structure, properties, and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, alkyl halides, and ethers. Three 50-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 1110, CHM 1112, CHM 1120


CHM 2210 - Organic Chemistry II - 4 cr.
Introduction to structure, properties, and reactions of aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic compounds, amines, phenols, carbohydrates, amino acids; introduction to infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Three 50- minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 2200.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 2200


CHM 2777 - Topics - 2-4 cr.
Courses not part of the regular curriculum offered as need and interest arises.


CHM 2999 - Independent Study - 1-4 cr.
Description coming soon.


CHM 3000 - Analytical Chemistry - 4 cr.
An introduction to the theory and practice of volumetric, spectroscopic, and electrochemical analysis and chromatographic separation techniques. Laboratory covers traditional quantitative analysis and instrumental techniques associated with determination of pH, ultraviolet-visible and atomic absorption spectroscopy, HPLC and gas chromatography. Three 50- minute lectures, one 4-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120 and mathematical skill at or beyond college algebra; CHM 2220 suggested.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 1120


CHM 3220 - Intermediate Organic Chemistry - 4 cr.
A detailed study of modern infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy; molecular orbital theory applied to bonding and pericyclic reactions; organic synthesis; and topic areas including medicinal, bio-organic, or polymer chemistry. Three 50-minute lectures, one 3-hour lab a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM2210 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester in odd years; i.e., 2007-08)

Prerequisite Course: CHM 2210


CHM 3240 - Biochemistry I - 4 cr.
A study of the structure and roles of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids in metabolism. Emphasis is placed on protein structure and function, enzyme operation, metabolic pathways and their cellular role and regulation. Three 65-minute lectures a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 2210.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 2210


CHM 3430 - Biochemistry II - 2 cr.
A review of aspects of modern biochemistry as reflected in current research literature. Topics vary but aspects of protein structure, enzyme function and mechanism, signal transduction, metabolism concepts applied to nutrition and metabolic disorders, gene function and regulation are typically presented. Two 50-min meetings a week. Prerequisite: C - or higher in CHM 3240.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 3240


CHM 3431 - Biochemistry II Lab - 2 cr.
A lab to be taken concurrently with CHM 3430.Topics include UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, protein purification, chromatographic separations, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, immunoassays, and antioxidant assays . One hour of lecture and one four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 3000.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 3430


CHM 3460 - Physical Chemistry I - 4 cr.
An introduction to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, and phase equilibria. Three 65- minute lectures a week. Prerequisites: C- or higher in PSC 2002,MTH 2222,CHM2210.

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 2210, MTH 2222, PSC 2002


CHM 3470 - Physical Chemistry II - 4 cr.
An introduction to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, and phase equilibria. Three 65- minute lectures a week. Prerequisites: C- or higher in PSC 2002,MTH 2222,CHM2210.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 3460


CHM 3777 - Topics - 2-4 cr.
Courses not part of the regular curriculum offered as need and interest arises.


CHM 3999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Independent Study.


CHM 4010 - Teaching Assistant Training - 1 cr.
Preparation for new teaching assistants covering classroom management, departmental policies, safety procedures, handling of hazardous materials and waste disposal. One day-long workshop and several follow up sessions for a total of 12-13 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of instructor, and employed status as chemistry TA.


CHM 4020 - Inorganic Chemistry - 4 cr.
An intensive study of acid-base concepts, bonding, ligand field theory, molecular orbital and symmetry principles, reactions, energetics, coordination compounds, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry. Laboratory focuses on synthesis and reactions of a broad range of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Three 50- minute lectures, one 3-hour lab a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120,2210,3000. (Offered spring semester in even numbered years, e.g. 2012, 2014.)

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 1120, CHM 2210, CHM 3000


CHM 4060 - Undergraduate Research - 4 cr.
An introduction to original laboratory research in collaboration with a faculty member; requiring literature searching, experimental planning, a minimum of 8 hours laboratory work a week, a final written report and an oral presentation of the work. Prerequisite: junior standing, application according to departmental policy and permission of the instructor.


CHM 4120 - Instrumental Analysis - 4 cr.
A detailed study of instrumentation for chemical analysis and method selection. Topics covered include ultraviolet- visible spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission, polarography and voltammetry, thermal analysis, and chromatography. Two 50-minute lectures and two 3-hour labs each week, or three 50-minute lectures plus one 4-hour lab a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM2210,3000. (Offered spring semester in odd numbered years, e.g. 2011, 2013.)

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 2210, CHM 3000


CHM 4330 - Environmental Chemistry - 2 cr.
An introduction to the chemical interactions among earth, air, water, and living environments, with some emphasis on ecological damage, toxicology, ecosystem interdependence and repair of environmental damage. Three 50-minute lectures a week for one-half semester Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1120; CHM 2210 and 3000 suggested. (Offered in conjunction with CHM 4335 spring semester in even academic years; i.e., 2008-09).

Prerequisite Course: CHM 1120


CHM 4335 - Global Sustainability - 2 cr.
An overview of the principles of sustainability, encompassing development in the industrialized and developing nations, equitable and efficient use of resources, sustainable use of public property and sustainable economies in agriculture and manufacturing. Three 50- min lectures a week for one-half semester.(Offered in conjunction with either CHM 4325 or 4330 spring semester in even academic years; i.e., 2008-09).


CHM 4401 - Medicinal Chemistry I - 2 cr.
Description coming soon.


CHM 4402 - Medicinal Chemistry II - 2 cr.
Second half of an introductory course examining drug discovery and development; emphasis in this segment is on quantitative structure-reactivity relationships, combinatorial/parallel methods of synthesis, and the major categories of drugs. Several classes of drugs will be examined in detail to illustrate the principles discussed throughout the course. Three 65-minute class meetings per week for 8 weeks. Prerequisite: Medicinal Chemistry I, CHM 4401 or consent of the instructor.


CHM 4777 - Topics in Chemistry - 0-4 cr.
Topics.


CHM 4999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Specialized or personalized instruction under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires a written plan of the work to be undertaken and consent of instructor and department chair.