CH-Chemistry Courses

Courses

CH 100. Chemical Problem Solving. 3 Hours.

Development of quantitative skills and introduction to basic chemical concepts to prepare students for CH 115. Successful completion of MA 098 or more advanced math, or placement in a more advanced math, is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.

CH 105. Introductory Chemistry I. 3 Hours.

Fundamental facts, principles, theory, and applications of chemistry. Qualitative in nature; for non-science majors and nursing students with no previous background in chemistry. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. (Core Area III). Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: MA 098 [Min Grade: P] or MA 098 [Min Grade: C] or MA 102 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 105 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 106 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 107 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 110 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 125 [Min Grade: D](Can be taken Concurrently) or (A02 20 and HSCG 2.00) or A02 21 or (S02 480 and HSCG 2.00) or S02 500 or MAAD 15

CH 106. Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Emphasizes development of lab skills and demonstration of chemical principles covered in CH 105. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. (Core Area III) Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP). Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CH 105 strongly recommended.

CH 107. Introductory Chemistry II. 3 Hours.

Fundamental organic and biochemistry. The second part of the chemistry sequence for non-science majors and nursing students. Covers concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Emphasis on molecules involved in life processes. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. (Core Area III). Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: CH 115 [Min Grade: C], CH 105 [Min Grade: C] or CH 115 [Min Grade: C]

CH 108. Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Emphasizes development of lab skills and demonstration of phenomena covered in CH 107. (Core Area III) Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP). Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CH 107 strongly recommended.

CH 114. General Chemistry I Laboratory (Honors). 1 Hour.

Emphasizes development of laboratory skills and quantitative analyses related to CH 115. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. (Core Area III) Quantitative Literacy is a significant Component of this course (QEP). Permission of instructor or enrollment in Honors College or Chemistry Scholars program required. Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of CH 115 strongly recommended.

CH 115. General Chemistry I. 3 Hours.

Stoichiometry, quantum theory, atomic structure, chemical bonding, acids-bases, colligative properties and periodicity. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative analysis. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. Concurrent enrollment in CH 115R General Chemistry I Recitation required. (Core Area III) Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: MA 102 [Min Grade: B] or (MA 105 [Min Grade: C] or MA 105 [Min Grade: P]) or MA 106 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 107 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 109 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 125 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently) or MA 125 [Min Grade: P]) or (A02 23 and HSCG 3.50) or (A02 24 and HSCG 3.00) or (A02 25 and HSCG 2.50) or A02 26 or (S02 540 and HSCG 3.50) or (S02 560 and HSCG 3.00) or (S02 580 and HSCG 2.50) or S02 600 or MAC1 17 or MAAD 21

CH 115R. General Chemistry I Recitation. 0 Hours.

General Chemistry I recitation is used to build problem-solving skills in a study-group environment. Included in these sections are homework, quizzes, lecture related problems, and exams. Concurrent enrollment in CH 115 General Chemistry I required.

CH 116. General Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Emphasizes development of laboratory skills and quantitative analyses related to CH 115. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of CH 115 General Chemistry I recommended. (Core Area III) Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP).

CH 117. General Chemistry II. 3 Hours.

Solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and special topics (organic, biochemistry, descriptive chemistry) Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. Concurrent enrollment in CH 117R General Chemistry II Recitation required. (Core Area III). Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP).
Prerequisites: CH 115 [Min Grade: C]

CH 117R. General Chemistry II Recitation. 0 Hours.

General Chemistry II Recitation is used to build porblem-solving skills in a study-group environment. Included in these sections are homework, quizzes, lecture related problems, and exams. Concurrent enrollment in CH 117 General Chemistry II required.

CH 118. General Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Emphasizes development of laboratory skills and quantitative analyses related to CH 117. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of CH 117 General Chemistry II recommended. (Core Area III) Quantitative Literacy is a signficant component of this course (QEP).

CH 119. General Chemistry II Laboratory (Honors). 1 Hour.

Emphasizes development of laboratory skills and quantitative analyses related to CH 117. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. (Core Area III) Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course (QEP). Permission of instructor required. Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of CH 117 strongly recommended.

CH 201. Research Methods in Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Comprehensive approach for developing research skills used in chemistry and biochemistry research laboratories. Permission of instructor required.
Prerequisites: CH 115 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

CH 234. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Honors). 1 Hour.

Emphasis placed on development of techniques used in organic research laboratories and scientific writing. Permission of instructor or enrollment in Honors College or Chemistry Scholars program required.
Prerequisites: CH 235 [Min Grade: C]

CH 235. Organic Chemistry I. 3 Hours.

Structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactivity of compounds with various organic functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides and alcohols. Emphasis on the mechanisms of organic reactions and problem solving. Concurrent enrollment in CH 235R Organic I Recitation required.
Prerequisites: CH 117 [Min Grade: C]

CH 235R. Organic Chemistry I Recitation. 0 Hours.

Organic Chemistry I recitation is used to build problem-solving skills in study-group environments. Concurrent enrollment in CH 235 Organic I required.

CH 236. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Techniques of organic chemistry. Synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of CH 235 strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: CH 117 [Min Grade: C] and (CH 118 [Min Grade: C] or CH 119 [Min Grade: C])

CH 237. Organic Chemistry II. 3 Hours.

Reactions of aromatic compounds and carbonyl containing functional groups: aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters and amides. Molecules of biological interest, such as proteins and carbohydrates. Concurrent enrollment in CH 237R Organic II Recitation required.
Prerequisites: CH 235 [Min Grade: C]

CH 237R. Organic Chemistry II Recitation. 0 Hours.

Organic Chemistry II recitation is used to build problem-solving skills in study-group environments. Concurrent enrollment in CH 237 Organic Chemistry II required.

CH 238. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds using instrumental analysis and identification of unknowns. Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of CH 237 strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: CH 235 [Min Grade: C] and (CH 234 [Min Grade: C] or CH 236 [Min Grade: C])

CH 239. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (Honors). 1 Hour.

Synthesis, purification and characterization of organic compounds using instrumental analysis, molecular modeling, scientific writing and oral presentation. Permission of instructor or enrollment in Honors College or Chemistry Scholars program required.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C]

CH 297. Undergraduate Research Experiences. 1 Hour.

Research experience in selected areas of chemistry under supervision of faculty mentor. GPA of 2.5 in chemistry courses, permission of instructor and chemistry academic advisor required.

CH 325. Physical Chemistry I with Calculus: Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics. 4 Hours.

Thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, and chemical kinetics. Lecture and laboratory. Prior completion of PH 221 and CH 355 strongly recommended. Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MA 227 strongly recommended. Concurrent enrollment in CH 325L Physical Chemistry I Lab required.
Prerequisites: CH 117 [Min Grade: C] and MA 126 [Min Grade: C] and (PH 201 [Min Grade: C] or PH 221 [Min Grade: C])

CH 325L. Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Thermodynamics and chemical kinetics laboratory required with CH 325 lecture. Concurrent enrollment in CH 325 Physical Chemistry I required.

CH 326. Physical Chemistry II: Structure/Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy. 3 Hours.

Quantum mechanics, chemical bonding, and molecular spectroscopy. Laboratory work correlated with lecture material. Prior completion of CH 325 and MA 227 strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: CH 427 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently), CH 117 [Min Grade: C] and MA 126 [Min Grade: C] and (PH 202 [Min Grade: C] or PH 222 [Min Grade: C]) and CH 427 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

CH 326L. Physical Chemistry II Laboratory: Structure/Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy. 0 Hours.

Structure/bonding and molecular spectroscopy laboratory required with CH 326 lecture. Concurrent enrollment in CH 326 Physical Chemistry II required.

CH 345. Inorganic Chemistry: Principles and Applications of Chemical Periodicty. 4 Hours.

Systematic coverage of descriptive chemistry. Chemical reactivity using structural and electronic parameters. Development of chemical understanding and intuition of elements and their compounds, as well as industrial and environmental applications. Lecture and laboratory. Concurrent enrollment in CH 345L Inorganic Chemistry: Principles and Applications of Chemical Periodicity Lab required.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C] and (CH 238 [Min Grade: C] or CH 239 [Min Grade: C])

CH 345L. Inorganic Chemistry Lab: Principles and Applications of Chemical Periodicty. 0 Hours.

Principles and Applications of Chemical Periodicity Laboratory required with CH 345 lecture. Concurrent enrollment in CH 345 Inorganic Chemistry: Principles and Applications of Chemical Periodicity required.

CH 355. Quantitative Analysis. 4 Hours.

Principles of analytical measurements, statistical and volumetric techniques, spectrophotometric analysis, and chromatography, with emphasis on equilibrium and applications. Lecture and laboratory. Concurrent enrollment in CH 355L Quantitative Analysis Lab required.
Prerequisites: CH 117 [Min Grade: C]

CH 355L. Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Emphasizing quantitative analysis laboratory. Concurrent enrollment in CH 355 Quantitative Analysis required.

CH 391. Cooperative Education in Chemistry. 2-3 Hours.

Analysis of the concepts and models of chemistry with emphasis on computational skills for chemistry and science teachers. Aprropriate for students seeking certification as chemistry or science teachers. Junior or senior standing and minimum GPA of 2.5 or above required. Requires permission of and evaluation by appropriate faculty advisor.

CH 416. Chemical Demonstrations I. 3 Hours.

Demonstration and analysis of safe, practical and effective experiments suitable for middle/high school students. At least 50 demonstrations will be performed. Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Requires permission of instructor.

CH 417. Chemical Demonstrations II. 3 Hours.

Demonstration and analysis of safe, practical and effective experiments suitable for middle/high school students. At least 50 demonstrations will be performed. Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Requires permission of instructor.

CH 427. Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Laboratory with emphasis on structure/bonding in main group and transition metal compounds. Laboratory will utilize molecular orbital theory and molecular spectroscopy (including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), infrared(IR), ultra-violet-visible(UV-vis), and mass(ms) spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography.
Prerequisites: CH 117 [Min Grade: C] and MA 126 [Min Grade: C] and (PH 202 [Min Grade: C] or PH 222 [Min Grade: C]) and CH 237 [Min Grade: C]

CH 429. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry. 1-3 Hour.

Special Topics in selected areas of physical chemistry under the supervision of faculty sponsor. Requires permission of instructor.

CH 439. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry. 1-3 Hour.

Special Topics in selected areas of organic chemistry under the supervision of faculty sponsor. Requires permission of instructor.

CH 440. Transition Metal Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Relationship between bonding, structure, and properties of compounds including reactions, mechanisms, and catalysis of organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry.
Prerequisites: CH 345 [Min Grade: C]

CH 449. Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry. 1-3 Hour.

Special Topics in selected areas of inorganic chemistry under the supervision of faculty sponsor. Requires permission of instructor.

CH 450. Instrumental Analysis. 4 Hours.

Focus on modern analytical chemistry instrumentation including chemical separations, spectroscopies (atomic absorption, infrared, UV-visible, fluorescence), mass spectroscopy, and thermal analysis. Concurrent enrollment in CH 450L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory is required and correlated with lecture material.
Prerequisites: CH 355 [Min Grade: C]

CH 450L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Instrumental Analysis Lab. Concurrent enrollment in CH 450 Instrumental Analysis is required.

CH 451. Chemometrics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to basic data analysis techniques that include testing hypotheses, establishing tendencies and correlations, experimental design, etc. The course is designed to provide a support to a research chemist in effectively solving everyday problems associated with production and interpretation of experimental data.

CH 459. Spec Topics in Analytical Chem. 1-3 Hour.

Special Topics in selected areas of analytical chemistry under the supervision of faculty sponsor. Requires permission of instructor.

CH 460. Fundamentals of Biochemistry. 3 Hours.

Overview of biochemical principles; chemistry of aqueous solutions, biochemical building blocks including amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleotides; examination of metabolic pathways and enzymes that mediate catabolic and anabloic metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleic acids. Application of clinical correlations of metabolism to human nutrition and disease. This course is designed for Chemistry majors as well as students interested in medicine, dentistry, optometry, or pharmacy.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C]

CH 461. Advanced Biochemistry I. 3 Hours.

Protein structure and function, enzymology, DNA structure, prokaryotic replication, transcription, and protein synthesis. Membrane structure and function, carbohydrate structure and function. Methods for isolating and characterizing macromolecule structure and function including chromatography, gel electrophoresis, CD, UV, and fluorescence spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Prerequisites: CH 460 [Min Grade: C]

CH 462. Advanced Biochemistry II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of Advanced Biochemistry I focusing on eukaryotic replication, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression, genomics, proteomics, biological signaling.
Prerequisites: CH 461 [Min Grade: C]

CH 463. Biochemistry Laboratory. 3 Hours.

Introduction to modern bioanalytical techniques used for the expression, isolation, and characterization of proteins and other biological macromolecules.
Prerequisites: CH 355 [Min Grade: C] and CH 460 [Min Grade: C]

CH 464. Physical Biochemistry Laboratory. 3 Hours.

Physical/analytical approaches (including mass spectroscopy and NMR) toward determination of macromolecular structures, ligand binding, and enzymology.
Prerequisites: CH 325 [Min Grade: C] and CH 355 [Min Grade: C] and CH 460 [Min Grade: C]

CH 465. Structural Biochemistry. 3 Hours.

Principles of macromolecular structure, emphasizing proteins, nucleic acids, and macromolecular assemblies. Computational methods used to teach principles and modeling software used for construction of computer models of proteins and nucleic acids. Lecture and computer Laboratory.
Prerequisites: CH 325 [Min Grade: C] and CH 460 [Min Grade: C]

CH 469. Special Topics in Biochemistry. 1-3 Hour.

Special topics in selected areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, or structural biochemistry under supervision of faculty sponsor. Requires permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: CH 462 [Min Grade: C]

CH 471. Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery. 3 Hours.

Emphasis in design and synthesis strategies for biologically active compounds directed toward common macromolecular drug targets. Selected examples of successful design for clinically used drug classes are presented.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C] and CH 460 [Min Grade: C]

CH 472. Chemistry of Natural Products. 3 Hours.

The principal focus of this course will be the introduction of synthesis and medicinal chemistry of natural products. Drug discovery using natural products, with specific examples in the areas of antibacterial, anticancer, and analgesic drugs will be introduced. An overview of structural classes, biosynthetic pathways and application of asymmetric synthesis in the synthesis of specific examples from each class will be discussed. This course is intended for undergraduate students at the senior level. Prior completion of prerequisite courses with a grade of B or better strongly recommended.
Prerequisites: CH 234 [Min Grade: B], CH 235 [Min Grade: C] and CH 234 [Min Grade: C] or CH 236 [Min Grade: C] and CH 237 [Min Grade: C] and CH 238 [Min Grade: C] or CH 239 [Min Grade: C]

CH 480. Polymer Chemistry I. 4 Hours.

Basic chemical principles of polymers with the focus on synthesis, characterization, and applications of synthetic and biological macromolecules. Prior completion of CH 325, CH 326 and CH 355 recommended.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C] or MSE 350 [Min Grade: C]

CH 480L. Polymer Chemistry I Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Polymer Chemistry I Laboratory. Concurrent enrollment in CH 480 Polymer Chemistry I required.

CH 481. Polymer Chemistry II. 4 Hours.

Fundamentals of chemical, physical, and molecular properties of polymers in bulk and solution. Concurrent enrollment in CH 481L Polymer Chemistry II Laboratory required.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C] or MSE 350 [Min Grade: C]

CH 481L. Polymer Chemistry II Laboratory. 0 Hours.

Polymer Chemistry II Laboratory. Concurrent enrollment in CH 481 Polymer Chemistry II required.

CH 483. Chemistry of Polymers and Polymeric Materials I. 3 Hours.

Basic chemical principles of polymers with the focus on synthesis, characterization, and applications of synthetic and biological macromolecules. No laboratory is required. This course sequence is for undergraduate engineering majors (B.S. in Bioengineering and Materials Sciences). The laboratory accompanying Polymer Chemistry I is NOT required for these students.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C] or MSE 281 [Min Grade: C]

CH 484. Chemistry of Polymers and Polymeric Materials II. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of chemical, physical and molecular aspects of polymers in bulk and solutions. No laboratory is required. This course sequence is for undergraduate engineering majors (B.S. in Bioengineering and Materials Sciences). The laboratory accompanying Polymer Chemistry II is NOT required for these students.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C] or MSE 281 [Min Grade: C]

CH 493. Chemistry in Culture & Ethics. 3 Hours.

Designed to explore the impact of chemical innovations on society; challenges students to consider ethical use of chemical innovations and broader impacts of chemistry in society. Writing assignments are structured to build on scientific reasoning. Capstone course for Chemistry majors.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C]

CH 495. Ethics in Chemical Research. 1 Hour.

Designed to explore the impact of chemical innovations on society; challenges students to consider ethical use of chemical innovations and broader impacts of chemistry in society. Writing assignments are structured to build on scientific reasoning. Capstone course for Chemistry majors.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C] and CH 497 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

CH 497. Undergraduate Research. 3 Hours.

Research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Two semesters are highly recommended for minimum accumulation of 6 semester hours. A progress report is required each semester and a comprehensive written report in ACS format is required at the completion of the project. Permission of instructor and chemistry academic advisor required; GPA 2.5 or greater overall; GPA 3.0 or greater in required chemistry courses.

CH 498. Chemistry Teaching Methods. 3 Hours.

This course provides chemistry majors who will be future chemistry teachers with insights into the fundamental principles of chemistry in a way that can be transported to the classroom. The course will cover all aspects of teaching, measurements of effectiveness, and outcomes. Permission of instructor required.
Prerequisites: CH 237 [Min Grade: C]

CH 499. Honors Research and Thesis. 3 Hours.

Research project conducted under the supervision of faculty mentor. Prior completion of 6 hours of CH 497 and admission to the Chemistry Honors Program. Requires approved research proposal on file with chemistry honors director. The course concludes with a written honors thesis and oral presentation and defense. Chemistry GPA 3.25 or greater; overall GPA 3.0 or greater, and permission of instructor required.
Prerequisites: CH 497 [Min Grade: C]