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This course is required for all chemistry majors (B.S. and B.A.) but is open to all students interested in learning about the chemistry program and its relationship to careers.
Introduction to chemistry careers and faculty research interests in the Department of Chemistry.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Math 101, or placement into Math 102 or above.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195. Students planning to take CHEM 251 and 252, or CHEM 261 and 262, should register for CHEM 109 and 110, or CHEM 113 and 114 (the general chemistry sequence). CHEM 105 is the first part of a two-semester sequence, along with CHEM 106, to constitute the "Chemistry in Context" series.
The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things. The chemical model of solids, liquids, gases, molecules, and salts. How these models are used to explore chemical aspects of biological, social, or economic situation.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 437, ASCI 240, CHEM 106, NRES 319, TMFD 405
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Continuation of CHEM 105. CHEM 106 will not serve as a prerequisite for any chemistry course. Students planning to take CHEM 251-252 or 263-264, should take CHEM 109-110 or 113-114 (general chemistry sequence). CHEM 106 is the second part of a two-semester sequence, along with CHEM 105, to constitute the "Chemistry in Context" series.
How organic chemistry and biochemistry complement one another. Chemical aspects of biological, social, or economic situations.
This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 320, BSEN 355
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 103 or a Math Placement Test score for MATH 104 or 106.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195.
Lecture and laboratory serving as an introduction to chemical reactions, the mole concept, properties of the states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding, and molecular structure.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Lecture and laboratory serving as an introduction to intermolecular forces, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Math Placement Test score for MATH 106; one unit high school chemistry; one unit high school physics.
Credit towards the degree may be earned in only one: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195. Not open to chemical engineering majors. CHEM 111 is a one semester introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry course for engineering students.
Fundamentals of chemistry for engineering.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 355, CIVE 328, GEOL 418
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab, Lecture, Quiz
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
A Math Placement Test score for MATH 106; one unit of high school chemistry; and one unit high school physics.
Credit towards the degree may be earned in only one: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195.
Fundamentals of chemistry for students in physical sciences or chemical engineering. Includes atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, and acid-base reactions. Intended for students who plan to take upper-level courses in chemistry.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 114, CHEM 116, CHME 114, CHME 202, GEOL 414
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 3, Quiz 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Parallel: CHEM 221 is the associated laboratory course.
Chemical kinetics, oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry, ionic solution equilibria, thermodynamic concepts, and chemistry of selected elements.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 355, CHEM 221, CHEM 471, GEOL 480
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel: CHEM 114. Designed for students (including chemistry and chemical engineering) who wish to take advanced laboratory instruction in such courses as CHEM 263, 264, 471/871, 482/882, and 484/884. Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 116 and 221.
Elementary quantitative laboratory instruction in analytical methods and preparations including titrimetry, gravimetry, separations, and use of pH meter and spectrophotometer, qualitative chemical analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 457
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 131
The Science of FoodCrosslisted as FDST 131, NUTR 131
General scientific concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics using food as a model. What food is from both chemical and nutritional perspectives, and the fate of food from when it leaves the farm to when it becomes a part of the individual. Assists students in making intelligent decisions about many food related controversial issues (e.g., food irradiation, food additives, health foods).
This course is a prerequisite for: FDST 131L, FDST 301
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs:
Open to freshman only; good standing in the University Honors Program; and concurrent registration in CHEM 109 or 111 or 113; 3 units of high school mathematics including algebra and geometry; 1 unit of high school chemistry; 1 unit of high school physics.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Open to freshman only; good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 109 or 111 or 113, with a minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 110 or 114; and permission.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Interactive, practical approach to learning chemistry and its relationship to today's world. Intended for elementary and middle-level education majors. Uses the Operation Chemistry model to help students learn the essential chemistry content and teaching practices for elementary-level classrooms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 110 or parallel CHEM 114
Introduction to principles of quantitative analytical chemistry, including ionic equilibria and solution stoichiometry. Lab instruction includes titrimetry, gravimetry, separations, and use of pH meter and spectrophotometer.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 455, CHEM 291H, CHEM 292H, CHEM 441, CHEM 481
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 110 or 114 with a minimum grade of C.
This course is designed to be taken parallel with CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. CHEM 251 and 252, with their corresponding labs of CHEM 253 and 254, form a continuous basic course in organic chemistry.
Chemistry of carbon compounds. Applications to the biological sciences, agriculture and pre-professional programs including premedical and pre-dental. Emphasizes basic principles.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Continuation of CHEM 251.
Chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Aspects of aromatic chemistry, heterocycles, carbohydrates and nitrogen compounds, with some emphasis on the organic compounds found in nature.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 431, CHEM 254, CHEM 441, CHEM 443, CHEM 463, NRES 451, VBMS 410
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 110 or 114, with a grade of C; CHEM 251.
CHEM 116 or 221 recommended. CHEM 253 shares a quiz section with CHEM 251 and normally accompanies it.
Basic techniques of organic chemistry. Structure, identification, physical properties of compounds, molecular modeling, and introduction to the spectroscopic characteristics of organic compounds.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 251, 253; CHEM 252 or parallel.
CHEM 254 shares a quiz section with CHEM 252 and normally accompanies it.
Synthesis of representative organic compounds. Qualitative analysis of organic compounds. Naturally occurring compounds.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
This course should not be taken by majors in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
One-semester organic chemistry course in which biological molecules and biochemical reactions will be used to explain and illustrate the central concepts of organic chemistry.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 321, CHEM 257, ENTO 401
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 255 or concurrent.
Basic techniques in organic chemistry with a focus on biomolecules. Structure, identification, and physical properties of compounds, accompanied with molecular modeling and introduction to spectroscopy.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 110 or 114 with minimum grades of C.
This course was designed to be taken in parallel with CHEM 263 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may not receive credit in CHEM 261.
CHEM 261 and 262, together with lab courses 263 and 264, form a continuous basic course covering the important compounds of carbon.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 262, CHEM 263, CHEM 263A, CHEM 264, CHEM 264A
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel: CHEM 264.
Continuation of CHEM 261.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 431, CHEM 441, CHME 473, CHME 482
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Same as for CHEM 261.
Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may receive only 1 hour of credit in CHEM 263.
Students following the professional curriculum in chemistry should elect this course.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Same as for CHEM 261.
Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may receive only 1 hour of credit in CHEM 263.
Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent should elect this course.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel: CHEM 262.
Continuation of CHEM 263. Lab work in qualitative organic analysis.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel: CHEM 262.
Continuation of CHEM 263A.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing; good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 110 or 114, with minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 221 or 251 or 261; and permission.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 221 or 251 or 261,with minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 251 or 252 or 262; and permission.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Open to undergraduates desiring to undertake a special research project under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty. The grade will be awarded following the submission of a written progress and/or final report.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 421/821
Prereqs:
CHEM 471/871 or 481/881; parallel CHEM 423/823.
Chemical and physical properties applied to quantitative chemical analysis. Emphasis on solution equilibria, stoichiometry, and instrumental theory and techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 423
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Same as for CHEM 421/821.
Lab designed to accompany CHEM 421/821. Applications of analytical chemical principles to laboratory problems.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 421
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 431/831
Structure and MetabolismCrosslisted as BIOC 431/831, BIOS 431/831
Prereqs:
CHEM 252 or CHEM 262 with a grade of C or better. LIFE 120 and BIOS 206 are recommended.
First course of a two-semester, comprehensive biochemistry course sequence.
Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids; nature of enzymes; major metabolic pathways of catabolism; and biochemical energy production.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 432, BIOC 433
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 432/832
Gene Expression and ReplicationCrosslisted as BIOC 432/832, BIOS 432
Prereqs:
BIOC 431/831 with a grade of C or better, BIOS 206
Continuation of BIOC 431/831.
Major metabolic pathways of anabolism, structural and biochemical aspects of biological information flow and use in biotechnology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 433/833
Biochemistry LaboratoryCrosslisted as BIOC 433/833, BIOS 433/833
Prereqs:
BIOC 431/831 or concurrent enrollment.
Introduction to techniques used in biochemical and biotechnology research, including measurement of pH, spectroscopy, analysis of enzymes, chromatography, fractionation of macromolecules, electrophoresis, and centrifugation.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 498
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 434/834
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted as AGRO 434/834, BIOC 434/834, BIOS 434/834
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.
Offered every other year beginning spring 2007.
Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 221 with at least a C; CHEM 252 or CHEM 262.
Parallel: CHEM 443/843 or permission.
CHEM 441/841 and the accompanying lab course, CHEM 443/843, constitute a basic course in inorganic chemistry. Structure, bonding, properties, and reactions of inorganic compounds with emphasis on the relationships and trends that are embodied in the periodic table of the elements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
CHEM 252 or 262-264.
Parallel: CHEM 441/841 or permission.
Introduction to typical inorganic chemistry laboratory techniques through the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
For students who wish additional laboratory work in organic chemistry.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per semester: 5
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 471/871
Prereqs:
CHEM 114 and 116, or 221, with a grade of 'C' or better; MATH 106 and 238, or 107; one year college physics.
Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 471/871 and CHEM 481/881.
Conceptual and mathematical foundations of classical and statistical thermodynamics. Applications of thermodynamics to phase and chemical equilibria. Thermodynamics of solutions of small molecules and of polymers. Biological applications of thermodynamics. Introduction to chemical and biochemical spectroscopy.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 486, CHEM 421
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 481/881
Prereqs:
CHEM 221 with grade of at least C; MATH 208; PHYS 212 and (recommended) 222.
Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 471/871 and 481/881.
CHEM 481/881 and 482/882 with accompanying lab 484/884 form a continuous basic course in physical chemistry for students interested in chemistry as a profession. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics and their application to the study of solids, liquids, gases, solutions, phase equilibria, and chemical equilibria.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 482, CHEM 484, CHEM 484A, PHYS 422
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 482/882
Prereqs:
This course should parallel CHEM 484/884. Continuation of CHEM 481/881.
Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics and their applications to the study of solids, liquids, gases, solutions, and chemical equilibria. Introduction to quantum mechanics and its application to problems in atomic and molecular structure and to spectroscopy. Chemical kinetics.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 484
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 481/881. Parallel with CHEM 482/882.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel with CHEM 482/882.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 486/886
Advanced Topics in Biophysical ChemistryCrosslisted as BIOC 486/886, BIOS 486/886
Prereqs:
Applications of thermodynamics to biochemical phenomena, optical properties of proteins and polynucleotides, and kinetics of rapid reactions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BIOC 433 and permission.
Research on a specific biochemical project under the supervision of a biological chemistry faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Selection and execution of analytical methods in the solution of typical academic and industrial chemical problems.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 825A
Prereqs:
or parallel: CHEM 821 or *824
Survey of theory of ionic equilibrium systems of importance in chemical analysis.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 821 or *824
Survey of principles and applications of electroanalytical chemistry.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 825D
Prereqs:
CHEM 821 or *824
Survey of the fundamentals (1 cr) and applications (1 cr) of mass spectrometry.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 2
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 825E
Prereqs:
or parallel: CHEM 821 or *824
Application of statistical, graphical and numerical methods for the treatment of analytical chemical data.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 821 or *824
Survey of principles and applications of modern chromatographic analysis.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 821 or *824
Survey of principles and analytical application of modern optical spectrometric methods.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 835
Prereqs:
CHEM 252 or 262, and 871 or 881
Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both CHEM 835, and 831 and/or 832 or their equivalents. Use of recent advances in genomics to organize the field of biochemistry as well as an understanding of how biologists, biochemists and chemists use this information to cure diseases.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 836
Introduction to the theory and practice of biophysical characterization of macromolecules.  The course will be based on primary research literature, although a supporting text will be used for in depth discussion of the methods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 839
Survey of BiochemistryCrosslisted as BIOC 839, BIOS 839
Prereqs:
Permission
Comprehensive survey of biochemistry for incoming graduate students. Topics include those in BIOC 831 and 832, but not all topics discussed in lecture periods. Depth enhanced by assigned readings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 252 or 262, and 264; parallel CHEM 843
CHEM 841 and the accompanying laboratory course, CHEM 843, constitute a basic course in inorganic chemistry. The structure, bonding, properties, and reactions of inorganic compounds with emphasis on the relationships and trends that are embodied in the periodic table of the elements.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 252 or 262, and 264; parallel: CHEM 841
Introduction to typical inorganic chemistry laboratory techniques through the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 841, 843, and 882 or permission
Topics in inorganic chemistry such as bioinorganics, catalysis, organometallic, materials and solid state chemistry. Theoretical principles and practical applications, and on correlating the physical and chemical properties of the chemical elements and inorganic chemical compounds.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 848
Redox BiochemistryCrosslisted as BIOC 848
Prereqs:
3 hrs BIOC and 3 hrs inorganic chemistry
Redox (oxidation and reduction)-based biochemical processes (energy generation, oxygen transfer, enzyme catalysis, signaling, gene regulation, and diseases). Recent progress in these areas. Roles of metals in biochemical reactions, metal homeostasis, and biosynthesis of metal cofactors and metal sites. Biochemistry and pathophysiology of redoxactive species and radicals. Antioxidant molecules and enzymes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 252 or 262 or equivalent
Survey of modern concepts of structure/bonding, acidity/basicity, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. Introduction to the fundamental tools used to investigate reaction mechanism (transition state theory, elementary Huckel theory, linear free energy relationships, rate laws and kinetic isotope effects). Mechanistic examples emphasize the major classes of organic reactions, particularly concerted, carbanionic and carbocationic. Development of reasoning skills.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 865A
Prereqs:
CHEM *855 and permission
Modern reactions and methodology for organic synthesis. Carbon-carbon bond-forming reactions; alkene synthesis; oxidation; reductions; function group interconversion; use of protecting groups; and organometallic reagents.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 869
Chemistry for Secondary School ClassroomsCrosslisted as BIOC 869, BIOS 883, TEAC 869
Credit in this course will not count towards a graduate degree in chemistry or biochemistry or biological sciences. Course taught via World Wide Web. Chemistry content for high school teachers organized according to the National Science Education Standards. Individual course coverage includes: content, integration with other sciences and mathematics, graphing calculators, probe-experiments, simulations, at-home experiments, teaching materials, and industrial applications related to the title description.
A. Structure and Properties of Matter: Water and Solutions (1 cr)
B. Structure and Properties of Matter: Periodicity (1 cr)
D. Structure and Properties of Matter: Bonding and Structure (1 cr)
E. Structure and Properties of Matter: Carbon Chemistry and Polymers (1 cr)
J. Structure and Properties of Matter: Gases and the Atmosphere (1 cr)
K. Chemistry of Life Processes: Biomolecules (1 cr)
L. Structure and Properties of Matter: Condensed States and Materials Science (1 cr)
M. Interactions of Matter and Energy (1 cr)
N. Chemistry of Life Processes: DNA (1 cr)
P. Chemistry of Life Processes: Energy and Metabolism (1 cr)
Q. Chemical Reactions: Equations and their Consequences (1 cr)
R. Chemical Reactions: Acids and Bases (1 cr)
T. Chemical Reactions: Kinetics (1 cr)
U. Chemical Reactions: Oxidation, Reduction and Electrochemistry (1 cr)
V. Equilibrium: Unifying Theme (1 cr)
W. Conservation of Energy and the Increase in Disorder: Thermodynamics (1 cr)
Y. Inquiry and the Nature of Science: Analysis and Instrumentation (1 cr)
Z. Structure of Atoms: Nuclear Chemistry (1 cr)
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 874
Topics in Chemical PedagogyCrosslisted as TEAC 874
A maximum combined total of 12 hours from TEAC *869 and/or *874 may be counted toward a masters degree. Credit in this course will not count towards a graduate degree in chemistry. Courses are Web-based. Topical chemistry content for high school teachers organized according to the National Science Education Standards.
A. Green Chemistry (2-3 cr)
D. Demonstrations for High School Chemistry (1-3 cr)
E. Experiments for High School Chemistry (1-3 cr)
J. Developing a Safety Culture (1 cr)
K. Chemistry of Life Processes: Biomolecules (1-3 cr)
L. Addressing Misconceptions (1-3 cr)
M. Mathematics Integration (MATH 874M) (2-3 cr) May be counted towards the MAT and MScT degrees in mathematics and statistics, not the MA, MS, or PhD.
N. Inquiry Strategies (1-3 cr)
P. Chemistry in the Workplace (1-3 cr)
Y. Graphing Calculator Activities (2-3 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 12
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 875
Credit in this course will not count towards a graduate degree in chemistry. Laboratory-based courses addressing specific issues connected with teaching laboratory work in high school chemistry programs.
A. Small-scale Experiments (1-3 cr)
B. Technology Integration (3-6 cr)
E. Inquiry Experiments (1-3 cr)
K. At-home Experiments (1-3 cr)
P. Probe Experiments (1-3 cr)
T. Traditional Experiments (1-3 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
A one-semester survey course in modern physical chemistry, covering chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry, molecular structure and spectroscopy.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 898
Prereqs:
Permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to chemistry graduate program.
Series of lectures and activities designed to prepare for graduate research and graduate studies in chemistry.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open to graduate students in Chemistry in the third semester of their program, or with instructor permission.
Preparation for and presentation of the Research Update Interview.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Open to graduate students in Chemistry in the sixth semester of their program, or with instructor permission.
Preparation for and presentation of an Original Research Proposal.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 932
ProteinsCrosslisted as BIOS 932, BIOC 932
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 832 or BIOC/BIOS/CHEM *839
Protein structure and function.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 933
EnzymesCrosslisted as BIOS 933, BIOC 933
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 432/832, or BIOC/BIOS/CHEM *839
Kinetics regulation and reaction mechanisms of enzymes.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 934
Genome Dynamics and Gene ExpressionCrosslisted as BIOS 934, BIOC 934
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 832 or permission
Detailed examination of dynamic control mechanisms of genome maintenance and gene regulation. Mechanisms of transcription, translation, and replication based on analysis of current and seminal literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 935
Metabolic Function and DysfunctionCrosslisted as BIOS 935, BIOC 935
Prereqs:
BIOC/CHEM/BIOS 432/832 and permission
BIOC/CHEM/BIOS 935 is offered even-numbered calendar years.
Current metabolic research at the bioenergetic, metabolomic, and molecular level. The normal metabolic processes that go awry in cancer, obesity, and oxidative stress.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 431/831, or CHEM 835, or with instructor permission.
The fundamentals of molecular biology and biotechnology and applications. The fundamentals include methods for DNA cloning, sequencing, annotation, recombination, mutagenesis, and expression. The applications include the production of molecular diagnostics and therapeutic agents etc. with a focus on the molecular biotechnology of microbial systems.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Offered every fourth semester. For course description, see BIOC 937A.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
One year BIOC and PHYS
For course description, see BIOC 939.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *845 and *885
Advanced course dealing with the structure, bonding, properties, and reactions of inorganic solid materials.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *845
Chemistry of the metallic compounds.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
The chemistry of compounds that occupy the boundary between inorganic and organic chemistry.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *855
Types of stereoisomerism in organic compounds. Steric strain and certain other steric effects in reactions of organic substances.
Credit Hours: 2-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *855
Classes of reaction mechanisms and the methods whereby mechanisms may be studied. Kinetic and equilibrium studies; isotopic labeling; activation parameters; linear free energy relationships; stereochemistry; NMR and other spectroscopic methods as applied to reaction mechanisms, including direct observation of reactive intermediates; interpreting the results of semi-empirical calculations of reaction pathways; and studies of acid- and base-catalysis mechanisms.
Credit Hours: 2-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *855
Elementary aspects of molecular orbital (MO) theory. Selected concepts in molecular symmetry and topology. Applications of MO calculations to reaction mechanisms and elucidation of electronic structure for organic molecules: calculations vs. experiment. Introduction to selected interdisciplinary topics.
Credit Hours: 2-4
Max credits per degree: 4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Use of organometallic reagents and catalysts in organic synthesis.
Credit Hours: 2-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *855
Organic chemistry of biological systems with particular emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of action of enzymes and their associated cofactors.
Credit Hours: 2-4
Max credits per degree: 4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Strategy and execution of organic synthesis. Retrosynthetic analysis; total synthesis of natural and unnatural products; methods for asymmetric synthesis; and applications of pericyclic reactions.
Credit Hours: 2-4
Max credits per degree: 4
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *885
Basic principles of quantum mechanics applied to problems in molecular structure and chemical bonding.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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CHEM *885
Principles of thermodynamics, with applications to chemical systems and processes, and illustrations from current literature.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *885 or 982
Application of equilibrium statistical mechanics to problems of chemical interest. Calculation of thermodynamic functions from molecular structure data. Molecular theories of gases, liquids, and solutions.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *885 or 982
Concepts and equations; successive, competing, and reversible reactions; equilibrium, collision, and activated-complex theories; reaction mechanism; heterogeneous reactions; current literature.
Credit Hours: 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 482/882 or *885 or 972; and permission.
A quantitative treatment of the principal methods of electronic, optical, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 987B
Prereqs:
CHEM 482/882 or *885 or 972; and permission.
A quantitative treatment of the principal methods of light, electron and neutron scattering.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
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Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 990 consists of monthly lectures presented by guest speakers from other colleges and universities, the government, and industry. Registration in CHEM 990 is required of all full-time CHEM graduate students. Current topics of chemical interest.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 5
Course Format: Lecture
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 821 or *824, or parallel
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *845 and permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM *855
Topics of special interest in modern organic chemistry.
Credit Hours: 2-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CHEM 881 and 882, or *885
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Graduate student enrollment in Chemistry, or permission.
CHEM 992A is a once a week graduate student seminar intended for Masters and Doctoral graduate students in Chemistry whose research projects have analytical or bioanalytical emphasis.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 1
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Graduate student enrollment in Chemistry, or permission.
CHEM 992E is a once a week graduate student seminar intended for Masters and Doctoral students in Chemistry whose research projects have organic chemistry or chemical biology emphasis.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 1
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Graduate student enrollment in Chemistry, or permission.
CHEM 992J is a once a week graduate student seminar intended for Masters and Doctoral graduate students in Chemistry whose research projects have physical, inorganic or materials emphasis.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 1
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 992K
Seminar in Biological ChemistryCrosslisted as BIOC 992K
Prereqs:
BIOC 832 or *839; and permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom