Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed.  A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
CHE 101General Chemistry I3Introduction to units of scientific measurement, atomic structure, nomenclature, the mole concept, stoichiometry. Introduction to chemical reactions, calculations with chemical equations and formulas, the gas laws, thermochemistry, introduction to quantum theory of the atom and chemical periodicity. (Three hours of lecture per week)Not Applicable MAT 115 or consent of instructor
CHE 102General Chemistry II3This course is a continuation of CHE 101. Topics include structure and bonding, states and properties of matter, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base theory, complexion equilibria, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. (Three hours of lecture per week)Not ApplicableCHE 101 or equivalent
CHE 109Chemistry in Context3An overview of some of the basic concepts and principles of chemistry using a guided inquiry approach incorporating hands-on chemistry activities related to real life applications, environmental, health, and social issues. (Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.)Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CHE 110General Chemistry I Lab1Practical methods of measurements and the accuracy. Experimental investigations of common chemical reactions. Quantitative
aspects of chemical reactions. Experimental aspects of other
selected concepts of CHE 101. (Three hours of lab per week) [Corequisite - CHE 101]
Not ApplicableCo-requisite CHE 101
CHE 120General Chemistry II Lab 1Elementary statistical analysis and molecular modeling. Experimental aspects of properties of matter, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria,
acid-base theory, complexation equilibria and electrochemistry. (Three hours of laboratory per week) [Corequisite - CHE 102]
Not ApplicableCo-requisite CHE 102
CHE 200Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry4Nomenclature, structure, stereochemistry, and reactivity of basic organic compounds. Emphasis on functional groups commonly found in biologically active compounds. (Four hours of lecture per week)Not ApplicableCHE 102
CHE 209Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry3Topics include: properties of matter; atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonding, general reactions such as acid-base chemistry, organic functional groups, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids and lipids. This course is required for students in Nursing. [Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.]Not ApplicableMAT 115 with a grade of "C" or better
CHE 301Organic Chemistry I3Isomerism in organic molecules, reactivity of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, free radicals, alcohols, ethers and related compounds. Introduction to reaction mechanisms. Introduction to instrumental methods (NMR, IR). (Three hours of lecture per week)Not ApplicableCHE 102
CHE 302Organic Chemistry II3A continuation of CHE 301 exploring the reactivity of unsaturated hydrocarbons, carbonyl compounds, and amines. Multistep synthesis of organic molecules with acquired reaction knowledge. Use
of Instrumental methods (NMR, IR, MS, and UV-vis) to characterize organic compounds. (Three hours of lecture per week)
Not ApplicableCHE 301
CHE 303Quantitative Analysis4Fundamental theory and practice of volumetric, gravimetric, and electrochemical analysis. Preparation of standard solutions and analysis of salts,
alloys, and ores. (Two hours of lecture, four hours of laboratory per week)
Not ApplicableCHE 102
CHE 310Organic Chemistry I Lab1Purification, separation (including TLC, GC), and characterization of organic compounds. (Three hours of laboratory per week) [Corequisite: CHE 301)Not ApplicableCo-requisite CHE 301
CHE 315Biochemistry3Introduction to amino acids, proteins, buffers, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids and other biomolecules. Introduction to the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and nitrogen- containing molecules. (Three hours of lecture per week)Not ApplicableCHE 200 or CHE 302
CHE 320Organic Chemistry II Lab1Use of the methods of separation and synthesis learned in CHE 310 to prepare new compounds. Compounds are characterized by
instrumental methods (GC, IR, NMR) and TLC, along with
other methods. (Three hours of laboratory per week) [Corequisite: CHE 302]
Not ApplicableCo-requisite CHE 302
CHE 350Biochemistry Lab
1Experiments with
buffers and enzymes. Properties and digestion reactions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. HPLC and other methods of separation and purification of compounds.
(Three hours of laboratory per week)
[Corequisite: CHE 315]
Not ApplicableCo-requisite CHE 315
CHE 399Undergraduate Teaching Experience1Experiments with
buffers and enzymes. Properties and digestion reactions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. HPLC and other methods of separation and purification of compounds.
Students earn course
credit for undergraduate teaching experience including but not limited to (1) assisting students during laboratory sessions, (2) helping to set up laboratories or lecture/lab quizzes, or (3) conducting PLTL-Excel type workshops for
students. Course may be repeated for credit.
COS 399, MAT 399, PHY 399, BIO 399Consent of instructor
CHE 401Undergraduate Research
1 - 4This course is designed
to give chemistry majors an opportunity to conduct independent research, using techniques in synthesis, analysis, and applications of basic chemical theory. A formal oral presentation of the findings of the student’s project is required. May be repeated for credit.
Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
CHE 402Chemistry Seminar
1Students will undertake
a review of the chemical literature and give an oral presentation on a specific topic at the end of their course.
Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
CHE 407Physical Chemistry I4Introduction to the theory and application of thermodynamics, molecular kinetics, and chemical kinetics. (Three hours of lecture,
three hours of laboratory per week)
Not ApplicableCHE 102 and MAT 131
CHE 409Physical Chemistry II4A continuation of CHE 407. Introduction to quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and molecular spectroscopy. (Three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory per week)Not ApplicableCHE 407
CHE 412Inorganic Chemistry3Quantum theory of atomic structure, molecular structure including introduction to group theory and bonding theories, solid state structure, acid-base theories, transition elements and coordination chemistry (structure, bonding, and basic mechanisms). (Three hours of lecture per week)Not ApplicableCHE 102
CHE 414Instrumental Analysis4Theory and modern methods of instrumental analysis, with emphasis on spectrophotometric, chromatographic, and electroanalytical techniques. (Two hours of lecture, four hours of laboratory per week)Not ApplicableCHE 102

 

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