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Chemistry

Course Code
CHEM 380  Credits
Title Analytical Chemistry I with Lab 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Analytical applications of chemical equilibrium. Error analysis, chromatography, IR spectroscopy, UV spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence spectroscopic techniques in chemical analysis. Lab included. 



Course Code
CHEM 390  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 397  Credits 1-3 
Title Undergraduate Research 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Research studies in all areas of chemistry. A research paper and/or oral presentation are required. May be repeated. 



Course Code
CHEM 400  Credits
Title Biochemistry I 
Prerequisite CHEM 350: Organic Chemistry I 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the chemistry and metabolism of living systems. Topics include buffers and biological buffering, structure, function and chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and enzymes, and introduction to metabolism and metabolic pathways.  



Course Code
CHEM 405  Credits
Title Biochemistry Laboratory I 
Prerequisite CHEM 355 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Representative experiments in the quantitation, isolation and metabolism of naturally occurring substances. Techniques include: assay development, column chromatography, protein and nucleic acid isolation and analysis, protein electrophoresis, and enzymology. 



Course Code
CHEM 410  Credits
Title Biochemistry II 
Prerequisite CHEM 400 BCBT 400 BIOL 400 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A survey of the chemistry and metabolism of living systems and nucleic acids biochemistry. Topics include study of catabolic and biosynthetic biochemical pathways and their regulation, chemical messengers and signal transduction, integration of metabolic pathways and nucleic acids biochemistry and other advanced biochemistry topics.  



Course Code
CHEM 420  Credits
Title Inorganic Chemistry II 
Prerequisite CHEM 300 CHEM 450 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Transition metal chemistry, valence bond, molecular orbital, crystal field, and ligand field theory, molecular symmetry. Bio-inorganic models. 



Course Code
CHEM 440  Credits
Title Middle School/Secondary Science Teaching Methods 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Materials and methods appropriate for junior and senior high school classes and laboratories. Must be taken prior to student teaching. Same as BIOL 440 and PHYS 440



Course Code
CHEM 449  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 
Prerequisite CHEM 300 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Selected topics such as coordination chemistry, bonding, acid-base and nonaqueous solvent theory, organometallic chemistry and inorganic biochemistry. May be repeated when topic is changed. 



Course Code
CHEM 450  Credits
Title Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics 
Prerequisite CHEM 210, MATH 261, and PHYS 161 or PHYS 201 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Application of physics and mathematics to chemical phenomena, focusing on chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium. 



Course Code
CHEM 460  Credits
Title Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Kinetics 
Prerequisite CHEM 210, MATH 262, and PHYS 161 or PHYS 201 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Application of physics and mathematics to chemical phenomena, focusing on quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and kinetics. 



Course Code
CHEM 465  Credits
Title Physical Chemistry Laboratory 
Prerequisite CHEM 460 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Experiments in spectroscopy, computational chemistry, kinetics, and thermodynamics, including analysis of data. CHEM 450 is the co-requisite to this course and should be taken concurrently. 



Course Code
CHEM 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A supervised, practical experience in chemistry. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
CHEM 480  Credits
Title Analytical Chemistry II with Lab 
Prerequisite CHEM 380 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Instrumental analysis involving chromatography, spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques. QA/QC addressed. (3 lecture credits, 1 lab credit) 



Course Code
CHEM 480  Credits
Title Analytical Chemistry II  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Instrumental analysis involving chromatography, spectroscopy and electrochemical techniques. QA/QC addressed. (3 lecture credits) 



Course Code
CHEM 490  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 497  Credits
Title Senior Thesis 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Research studies in all areas of chemistry. A comprehensive research report is required. Chem 497 should be taken only once. 



Course Code
CHEM 498  Credits
Title Seminar 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Presentation by students based on critical evaluations of scientific literature and/or independent research.