CHE 100 Concepts of Chemistry 4 SH
This one-semester course is designed for the under-prepared student to enter CHE 110 or CHE 120. Using a mathematical and quantitative approach, it concentrates on basic concepts and principles. Among these are the scientific method and philosophy, measurement, nomenclature, atomic structure, formulas and equations, periodicity, bonding, solutions, acids, bases, salts, stoichiometry and redox reactions. Emphasis will be placed on the mole concept. By attaining a grade of “C” or better in this course, a student will be admitted to CHE 110 without the placement exam. Students majoring or minoring in chemistry may not apply credit for this course toward meeting their chemistry requirements. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MAT 100 or equivalent. Science majors should consult with their departments. Every semester. (3 hrs lecture — 2 hrs lab)
CHE 102 Everyday Chemistry I 4 SH
Designed for non-science majors. The goal of this course is to give the nonscientist an appreciation of the contributions of chemistry. Concepts will be presented in a nonmathematical approach. Areas to be covered include biochemical drugs, genes, enzymes; ecological-pollution, water testing, food additives; synthetic-soaps, detergents, alcohol, artificial flavors; energy-car battery, alternative energy sources. Laboratory experiments will complement the lecture. Every semester. (3 hrs lecture — 2 hrs laboratory) General Education: Lab Science.
CHE 104 Principles of Chemistry 4 SH
This course is appropriate for students interested in obtaining a hands-on, broad-based introduction to chemistry. It would be useful for anyone who plans to teach physical science at the elementary or middle school level or for anyone who desires an introduction to chemistry without intention of pursuing further chemistry courses. The experiments and demonstrations in this course will be amenable to modification so that they can be used by teachers at a later time in their own classrooms. The course assumes no previous knowledge of physical science. Prerequisite: MAT 098 or its equivalent. Spring semester. (3 hrs lecture — 2 hrs laboratory) General Education: Lab Science.
CHE 110, 111 General Chemistry I & II 8 SH
This full year course comprises a thorough survey of the modern principles of chemistry. Emphasis during the first semester is on atomic and molecular structure, quantitative relationships, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. In the second semester the emphasis is on physical and chemical equilibria, kinetics and descriptive chemistry. Prerequisite: a “C” grade or better in CHE 100 or placement examination is required for admission to course. CHE 110 or equivalent is prerequisite for CHE 111. Every semester. (3 hrs lecture — 3 hrs laboratory) General Education: Lab Science.
CHE 120, 121 Survey of Chemistry 8 SH
This continuous two-semester course comprises the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and biological chemistry which are necessary for elementary courses in physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, bacteriology and other courses in the nursing and health-related fields. The laboratory experiments are designed to emphasize the main topics. Permission must be obtained from either the instructor or the department chairman in order to enter CHE 121 by transferring credit for the equivalent of CHE 120 from another school. Prerequisite: The chemistry placement exam or a grade of “C” or better in CHE 100 is required. CHE 120 or equivalent is prerequisite for CHE 121. CHE 120: fall, spring; CHE 121: spring, summer only. (3 hrs lecture — 3 hrs laboratory) General Education: Lab Science.
CHE 202 Everyday Chemistry II 4 SH
Designed for non-science majors. The goal of this course is to further an appreciation of the contributions of chemistry to the technological world we live in. Concepts will be presented in a non-mathematical approach. Areas to be covered will build on those presented in CHE 102—elementary biochemistry, food, nutrition, agricultural chemistry, biotechnology, medicinal chemistry, household chemistry, industrial chemistry, archaeochemistry, etc. Laboratory experiments will complement the lecture. Prerequisite: CHE 102. (3 hrs lecture—2 hrs laboratory) General Education: Lab Science.
CHE/ENV 205 Analytical Chemistry Lecture 3 SH
This course is designed to meet the needs of the students majoring in chemistry, biology, medical technology and pre-medicine. The theoretical aspects of modern analytical chemistry will be studied. Topics included are: data evaluation with error analysis, gravimetric, titrimetric, chromatographic, electroanalytical and optical methods of analyses. Prerequisite: CHE 111. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE 206. (3 hrs lecture)
CHE/ENV 206 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2 SH
This is a laboratory course designed to complement the lecture material in CHE 205. Acquisition of data by accurate and precise manipulative techniques is emphasized. Data reduction is accomplished by computer analysis. Areas of analysis include: gravimetry, titrimetry, potentiometry, chromatography, visible and ultraviolet spectroscopy, atomic absorption and atomic emission spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHE 111. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE 205. (Two 3-hour laboratories per week)
CHE 210, 211 Organic Chemistry I & II 8 SH
A full-year course designed to present the principles and theories of the chemistry of the principal groups of carbon compounds. These various groups will be interrelated on the basis of common reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite: CHE 110, 111 or equivalent. CHE 210 or equivalent for CHE 211. CHE 210: fall semester, CHE 211: spring semester. (3 hrs lecture — 3 hrs laboratory)
CHE 220 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 4 SH
This one-semester course stresses a mechanistic interpretation of organic reactions. Areas of study include: hydrocarbons, aromatics, carbonyl compounds, sugars, stereochemistry, carboxylic acids and derivatives and peptides. Suggested for medical technology majors and other qualified students. Prerequisite: CHE 111. Spring semester. (3 hrs lecture — 3 hrs laboratory)
CHE 250 Chemistry Seminar .5 SH
This course is designed to provide those topics and skills necessary for a complete background in chemistry which are not found in other structured chemistry courses. Topics covered will include such areas as OSHA regulations, handling and disposal of toxic substances, use of chemical literature such as Chemical Abstracts, Scientific Information Retrieval Systems and technical writing. Student presentations will cover topics mutually agreed upon by the students and faculty. This course may be repeated as often as desired. A minimum of 1 semester hour is required and a maximum of 2 semester hours may be applied toward graduation. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Every semester.
CHE 260 Concepts of Physical Chemistry 2 SH
This one semester course will encompass the chemistry, physics and mathematics concepts and skills required for understanding the theoretical foundations of classical thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and statistical thermodynamics. Specific applications of the following topics to chemistry will be covered: models of translation, rotation and vibration; differentials, integrals and multivariable functions in chemical theory; vectors and physical coordinate systems; operators; fundamental differential equations in physical problems; matrices and determinants; error calculations; statistics in chemistry; numerical methods; and group theory and chemical structure. This course is recommended for students who plan to take CHE 300/301. Students majoring or minoring in chemistry may not apply credit for this course toward the chemistry requirements. Prerequisite: CHE 111, MAT 182 and PHY 110.
CHE 297 Cooperative Education in Chemistry (Cooperative Research) 12 SH
The student carries out a full-time work experience in an available, departmentally approved position for a predetermined duration. Generally, junior level standing in chemistry is required. A 2.0 overall GPA and 2.5 in CHE 110-111, 205-206, 210-211 is required. CHE 300 is strongly recommended before CO-OP (or, in rare cases, may be taken during). CO-OP may be taken more than once with certification by the department that it is a uniquely different cooperative experience. Every semester.
CHE 298 Faculty Developed Study 1–6 SH
CHE 299 Student Developed Study 1–6 SH
A vehicle designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop their own learning experience. Students will design a project and secure a faculty sponsor to work with them. May be utilized more than once. Open to students of all classes. Prerequisite: permission of faculty sponsor and department; approval of dean.
CHE 300, 301 Physical Chemistry I & II 8 SH
This full-year course is designed to provide a theoretical study of the behavior of matter in the gaseous, liquid and solid states through analysis of the principles of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and equilibria, chemistry of solutions, atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHE 205, 206, 211, MAT 182, PHY 111. CHE 300: Fall semester, CHE 301: Spring semester. CHE 300 is prerequisite for CHE 301. (3 hrs lecture — 3 hrs laboratory)
CHE 305 Biophysical Chemistry 3 SH
A classical or nonquantum mechanically oriented physical chemistry course emphasizing its relationships to the life sciences. Stress is placed on the physiological and molecular biological applications, particularly on irreversible and complex stoichiometric phenomena. Topics covered are chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, enzymatics, colloidal phenomena and the theory of solutions. Prerequisite: CHE 111 and MAT 181. Either PHY 104 or 110 is also recommended. (3 hrs lecture)
CHE 311 Inorganic Chemistry 4 SH
An introduction to modern concepts of inorganic chemistry, including electronic structures, molecular structures and periodic classification of the elements. Additional topics will be selected from the following areas: bonding theories, quantum theory, solid state theory, transition metal complexes, methods of structural determination, bioinorganic chemistry and instrumental techniques currently used in inorganic chemistry. The experiments chosen are to illustrate inorganic synthetic techniques, methods of purification and methods of characterization. Prerequisite: CHE 205, 206, 211. Alternate fall semesters. (3 hrs lecture — 3 hrs laboratory)
CHE 320 Clinical Biochemistry 4 SH
This one-semester course includes the basic chemistry and analytical methodology for proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, electrolytes, heme compounds and selected drugs, poisons and hormones. Analytical and organic chemistry are employed to analyze methods of measurement. Laboratory determinations utilize spectrophotometry, chromatography and titrimetry. Prerequisite: CHE 205-206 and CHE 211 or 220. Spring semester. (3 hrs lecture — 3 hrs laboratory)
CHE 330 Senior Research in Chemistry 4 SH
Open to senior chemistry majors only, this course will consist of an individual research project designed to give experience in planning and conducting research. The use of modern instruments and techniques will be emphasized. This course is required for an ACS-approved degree. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE 300. Every semester. (1 hour lecture — 9 hrs laboratory)
CHE 400 Instrumental Analysis Lecture 3 SH
The intent of this course is the effective and knowledgeable use of modern chemical instrumentation in order to solve chemical problems. Areas covered will include theory and fundamental concepts of instrumentation with application and interpretation of results. Topics include: analog and digital electronics and electroanalytic, spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Prerequisite: CHE 205, 206, 211 and 300; PHY 111. Spring semester.
CHE 401 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2 SH
Laboratories complement the lecture material in CHE 400. Areas of study include: analog and digital voltage and current measurement, digital electronics, laboratory information management system (LIMS), and electroanalytic, spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. Prerequisite: CHE 205, 206, 211, and 300; PHY 111. Co-requisite: CHE 400. Spring semester. (Two 3-hour laboratories per week)
CHE 415 Medicinal Chemistry 3 SH
The course will cover important classes of drugs (analgesics, drugs affecting the central nervous system, the cholinergic and adrenergic system, the immune response, antithrombotic agents, antihypertensives, peptides, prostaglandins) as well as general principles in drug research (bioisosterism, receptors, pharmacokinetics.) Prerequisite: CHE 211 or permission of instructor. (3 hrs lecture)
CHE 420 Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry 3 SH
The content of this course may vary from year to year, depending on the interests of students. Aspects of organic chemistry not introduced in CHE 210, 211 will be introduced and topics introduced in CHE 210, 211 will be treated in much greater depth. Examples that could be included are: heterocyclics, natural and synthetic polymers, photochemistry, medicinal chemistry, natural products and molecular orbital symmetry rules. Prerequisite: CHE 211 Alternate fall semesters. (3 hrs lecture)
CHE 421, 422 Biochemistry Lecture I & II 6 SH
This full-year course comprises a study of the major classes of biologically important compounds, their metabolic interconversions and enzymology. Emphasis is on the application of fundamental chemical principles to biological systems. Prerequisite: CHE 211 or equivalent. CHE 421 or equivalent for CHE 422. CHE 421: fall semester. CHE 422: spring semester. (3 hrs lecture)
CHE 431 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 SH
A laboratory course which provides an introduction to many of the methods used in modern biochemical research and analysis and the principles on which they are based. Methods covered include UV/Vis spectrophotometry, electrophoresis, gel chromatography, HPLC, enzyme kinetics and recombinant DNA techniques. Students work with considerable independence. Prerequisite: CHE 205, 206, 211, 421. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHE 422. Spring semester. (two 3-hr laboratories per week)
CHE 438 Molecular Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids 3 SH
This is a course introducing the biological, chemical and physical aspects of nucleic acids. Topics include an historical survey, the chemistry of nucleic acids, biochemical pathways, biological roles (including genetic mechanisms, diseases, cancer and immune response) and biotechnology. Prerequisite: CHE 211 and BIO 104. (3 hrs lecture)
CHE/BIO 440 Molecular Biology 3 SH
See BIO/CHE 440.