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Chemistry

Course Code
CHEM 102  Credits
Title Environmental Chemistry 
Lasc Area Goal 3  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A study of the fundamental applications of chemistry to environmental problems in the context of the social, political, economic, and ethical issues surrounding those problems. Students will formulate and test hypotheses by performing experiments and simulations in class and at home. They will communicate their findings and interpretations both orally and in writing. Suitable for those who have had no high school chemistry. Credit not applicable to a chemistry major or minor. MnTC Goal 3. 



Course Code
CHEM 105  Credits
Title Crime Scene Science 
Lasc Area Goal 3  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will study basic chemical and science principles in the context of crime scene investigations. Laboratory investigations will accompany the content, which will provide an understanding of the scientific method, the relationship between hypotheses and theories, data collection and analysis. Students will work on a final investigation and present their findings during the scheduled final exam time. Credit not applicable to a chemistry major or minor. MnTC Goal 3. 



Course Code
CHEM 110  Credits
Title Fundamentals of Chemistry 
Lasc Area Goal 3 Lab  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will study fundamentals of chemistry with laboratory applications. Topics include measurements, matter, energy, atomic theory, bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, balancing equations, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, gases, and basic organic chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and apply basic chemical concepts and demonstrate basic laboratory skills necessary for success in college-level science courses. MnTC Goal 3. 



Course Code
CHEM 110L  Credits
Title Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Lab component of Chem 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry. 



Course Code
CHEM 150  Credits
Title General Chemistry I 
Prerequisite MATH 095, MATH 099, MATH 127 or upper level math above college algebra OR ACT Math 22 Accuplacer College Level Math 50 OLD SAT Math 520 NEW SAT Math 540 MN Comprehensive Assessment Math 1158 Accuplacer Next Gen Advanced Algebra Functions 250 Accuplacer Intermediate Algebra 60 HS GPA 2.7 and ACT math 20 
Lasc Area Goal 3 Lab  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description General chemistry principles: atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, bonding, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of solids, liquids and gases. Should register for Chem 150L (lab) to be taken concurrently. Must have completed an acceptable placement score, a minimum ACT mathematics score, or successful completion of math equivalent to or higher than Math 099, intermediate algebra, in the algebra sequence. 



Course Code
CHEM 150L  Credits
Title General Chemistry Laboratory I 
Prerequisite MATH 095, MATH 099, MATH 127 or upper level math above college algebra OR ACT Math 22 Accuplacer College Level Math 50 OLD SAT Math 520 NEW SAT Math 540 MN Comprehensive Assessment Math 1158 Accuplacer Next Gen Advanced Algebra Functions 250 Accuplacer Intermediate Algebra 60 HS GPA 2.7 and ACT math 20  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Laboratory techniques of general chemistry including qualitative and quantitative analysis. Course should be taken concurrently with Chem 150. Safety exam must be passed to remain in Chem 150L or subsequent lab courses. 



Course Code
CHEM 180  Credits
Title Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to organic chemistry and structure and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Concurrent registration with Chem 185. Credit not applicable to a chemistry major or minor. 



Course Code
CHEM 185  Credits
Title Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description To be taken concurrently with Chem 180. Experiments exploring properties of selected functional groups, enzymes as diagnostic reagents and isolation and properties of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Credit not applicable to a chemistry major or minor. 



Course Code
CHEM 210  Credits
Title General Chemistry II 
Prerequisite CHEM 150 and CHEM 150L 
Lasc Area Goal 3 Lab  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description General chemistry principles: kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, solubility equilibrium, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Should register for Chem 210L to be taken concurrently. Chem 210 and 210L are both required to satisfy LASC 3 requirements. MnTC Goal 3. 



Course Code
CHEM 210L  Credits
Title General Chemistry II Lab 
Prerequisite CHEM 150 and CHEM 150L 
Lasc Area Goal 3 Lab  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This laboratory accompanies Chem 210 General Chemistry II. MnTC Goal 3. 



Course Code
CHEM 275  Credits
Title General Chemistry Research-based Lab 
Prerequisite This course requires any of these 16 prerequisites MATH 095 - Elementary/Intermediate Algebra MATH 099 - Intermediate Algebra MATH 127 - College Algebra MATH 142 - Pre-Calculus MATH 143 - Trigonometry MATH 210 - Concepts from Discrete Mathematics MATH 227 - Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra MATH 229 - Topics in Calculus MATH 261 - Calculus I A score of 22 on test ACT Math A score of 50 on test Accuplacer College Level Math A score of 520 on test OLD-SAT Math A score of 520 on test SAT Math Composite A score of 1 on test Transfer Equivalent to MATH 127 A score of 1 on test Transfer Equivalent to MATH 095 A score of 1 on test Transfer Equivalent to MATH 099  
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An investigative-based General Chemistry laboratory course in which students will partner with Howard Hughes Medical Institute to discover bacteria-infecting viruses in an attempt to find new cures for diseases and antibiotic resistance. Students will work in the lab in a research group setting to discover, isolate and purify new bacteriophages from the environment, characterize the chemical environment in which they are found, obtain microscopic images of the phages, and isolate the phage DNA. Focus will be on experimental design, documentation, data interpretation, and laboratory safety.  



Course Code
CHEM 290  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Chemistry 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a topical course and may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
CHEM 297  Credits
Title Introduction to Research 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to Research will present an overview of the research being conducted in the Department and introduce students to some broader topics in chemical research. Students will also gain experience with searching and reading the chemical literature, review safety considerations in the research lab, and discuss instrumentation available in the Department. 



Course Code
CHEM 300  Credits
Title Inorganic Chemistry I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Aspects of bond theory, periodicity, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, reaction kinetics, energetics and chemistry of the elements. 



Course Code
CHEM 304  Credits
Title The Environment and You 
Lasc Area Goal 10  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course explores the chemical underpinnings of a variety of environmental issues, such as pollution, energy production, and recycling, and how these issues play out in social, political, and economic arenas. Students will also have the opportunity to independently explore three topics in further detail. Credit not applicable to a chemistry major or minor. MnTC Goal 10. 



Course Code
CHEM 350  Credits
Title Organic Chemistry I 
Prerequisite CHEM 210 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Introduction to the classification, structure, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of carbon compounds. 



Course Code
CHEM 355  Credits
Title Organic Chemistry I Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Techniques for the purification, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and the study of organic reactions. 



Course Code
CHEM 360  Credits
Title Organic Chemistry II 
Prerequisite CHEM 350 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The structure, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis of carbon compounds that contain oxygen and nitrogen. 



Course Code
CHEM 365  Credits
Title Organic Chemistry II Lab 
Prerequisite CHEM 355 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Purification, synthesis, and identification of organic compounds, and the study of organic reactions. 



Course Code
CHEM 375  Credits
Title Team-based Chemistry Research 
Prerequisite CHEM 350 and CHEM 355 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description Students will participate in a team-based research experience and will apply advanced research techniques to a current research problem in the field of chemistry. In addition to research skills, as part of a research team, the students will learn research management, team coordination, and conflict resolution skills. This writing-intensive course will also extend the learning outcomes of the foundation writing course through the preparation of a research proposal, progress reports and a final report.