Chemistry (CHE)

CHE 100 —   Chemistry Allied Health Prof  (NS)  (3 credits)  

An examination of chemistry through the substances that impact our lives. This course is intended for anyone seeking to become a better informed citizen of our technological society. This course is reserved for students who have no prior college-level chemistry experience.

CHE 101 —   Introductory Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*103L

A beginning course in chemistry designed to present fundamental principles of chemical theory in the context of inorganic and some organic chemistry. This course is reserved for students who have no prior college-level chemistry experience.

CHE 103L —   Intro Chem Lab  (LAB)  (1 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*101

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHE 101.

CHE 105 —   Chemistry and Society I: Public Affairs  (NS)  (3 credits)  

A qualitative, non-laboratory course to relate students to their chemical environment. Classes will include discussions on present problems involving air and water pollution, energy, nuclear material and waste disposal. This course is reserved for students who have no prior college-level chemistry experience.

CHE 106 —   Chemistry and Society II: Chemistry for  (NS)  (3 credits)  

A qualitative, non-laboratory course that will present many popular consumer items in a chemical context. Topics will include polymers, fibers, detergents, agricultural chemicals, food, food additives and over-the-counter medication. This course is reserved for students who have no prior college-level chemistry experience.

CHE 107 —   Food Chemistry for Nonscientists  (NS)  (3 credits)  

This course introduces the non-science major to chemical and scientific concepts through a study of foods and food-related processes. No previous scientific training is expected. The student should also gain from the course a greater appreciation of why things are done in certain ways, while learning that some practices have absolutely no scientific basis. This course is reserved for students who have no prior college-level chemistry experience.

CHE 108 —   Forensic Science  (NS)  (3 credits)  

A presentation of scientific and chemical principles in the context of forensic science, the application of science to law. This course is reserved for students who have no prior college-level chemistry experience.

CHE 110 —   World of Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  

The world around us, including our own bodies, is really just a bunch of chemicals. We use them everyday without realizing it. This course will look at some of the more common uses of chemistry in our everyday lives, including food, vitamins, weight control, drugs, crime, etc.

CHE 111 —   General Chemistry I  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*113L

An introduction to physical and chemical principles appropriate for declared and potential science majors. Topics include stoichiometry, nuclear and electronic structure, bonding and thermochemistry.

CHE 112 —   General Chemistry II  (NS)  (3 credits)  

This course continues the exposition of chemical principles necessary for further study in the chemical and biological sciences. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry as well as a periodic survey of the physical and chemical properties of the elements.

CHE 113L —   General Chemistry Laboratory I  (LAB)  (1 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*111

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHE 111.

CHE 114L —   General Chemistry Laboratory II  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with CHE 112.

CHE 221 —   Organic Chemistry I  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*223L

This first half of the two-semester sequence deals mainly with bonding and structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature and the chemistry of hydrocarbons. A survey of the most important functional groups is presented. Understanding why and how reactions take place is emphasized.

CHE 222 —   Organic Chemistry II  (NS)  (3 credits)  

The second half of this two-semester sequence covers the extensive chemistry of the major functional groups. Synthesis and spectroscopic structure determination become key areas of interest. A unifying mechanistic approach continues to bring understanding of how reactions occur.

CHE 223L —   Organic Chemistry Laboratory I  (LAB)  (1 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*221

A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with CHE 221.

CHE 224L —   Organic Chemistry Laboratory II  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with CHE 222.

CHE 227 —   Analytical Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  

The study of the theory and practice of common analytical methods. Topics to be covered include volumetric and gravimetric methods of analysis, potentiometric methods, and spectrophotometric techniques. The emphasis will be on gaining an appreciation of the total analytical process and its application to actual analyses.

CHE 229L —   Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with CHE 227.

CHE 242 —   Inorganic Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE 111 and CHE 112.

This course is designed to continue and expand on the inorganic topics initiated in CHE 111-112. Topics discussed include binding and structure, ionic interactions, coordination chemistry, solid state chemistry, organometallic chemistry, boranes, and bioinorganic chemistry.

CHE 244L —   Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory  (LAB)  (1 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*242

This laboratory is designed to be taken concurrently with CHE 242. Laboratory experiences are chosen to illustrate chemical principles discussed in class and to expose the student to some of the techniques and methods of characterization used in the synthesis of main group and transition metal compounds.

CHE 310 —   Spectroscopy  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite take che*221 che*222

This course is designed for students to learn the techniques of separation (column chromatography, Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC), High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas- Chromatography (GC)) followed by characterization of molecules using spectroscopic techniques (Mass Spectrometry (MS), Infra-red Spectrometry (IR), Ultra-Violet Visible Spectrometry (UV-Vis), and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)). An emphasis is placed on the isolation and structural elucidation of organic molecules.

CHE 325 —   Medicinal Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite take che*222

This course will focus on the fundamentals of medicinal chemistry, drug design, and application. Topics covered will include structure activity relationships, pharmacokinetics (what the body does to drugs), pharmacodynamics (what drugs do to the body), and computational approaches to drug analysis. Several classifications of drugs and their impact on human health and society will also be presented.

CHE 331 —   Physical Chemistry I  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*227 CHE*229L MAT*112 PHY*122

The first in a three-semester sequence that surveys the physical and mathematical foundations of chemical science. In this course the principles of thermodynamics and dynamics are emphasized.

CHE 332 —   Physical Chemistry II  (NS)  (3 credits)  

The second in a three-semester sequence that surveys the physical and mathematical foundations of chemical science. In this course the fundamental concepts of statistical thermodynamics and quantum mechanics are emphasized. Connections between the mathematical formalism of physical chemistry and the macroscopic and spectroscopic properties of matter will be drawn.

CHE 333L —   Physical Chemistry Laboratory I  (LAB)  (1 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*331

This is the laboratory designed to be taken concurrently with CHE 331. The experiments performed in this laboratory course complement material studied in CHE 331. This laboratory requires the use of modern computer platforms and software for data analysis.

CHE 334L —   Physical Chemistry Laboratory II  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

This is the laboratory designed to be taken concurrently with CHE 332. The experiments performed in this laboratory course complement material studied in CHE 332. This laboratory builds on techniques learned in CHE 333L. There will be a greater emphasis on computer methodologies to explore the theoretical models of physical chemistry.

CHE 338 —   Instrumental Analysis  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*227 CHE*331

One-semester course which rigorously examines the three major areas of modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis ? spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on theory, instrumentation, operation, and application of each technique.

CHE 340L —   Instrumental Analysis Laboratory  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with CHE 338.

CHE 345 —   Biochemistry I  (NS)  (3 credits)  

An introduction to biochemistry on an advanced level. The first course in the two-semester sequence covers the classes of compounds found in the cell. Enrollment in this course is restricted to students with junior or senior status.

CHE 346 —   Biochemistry II  (NS)  (3 credits)  

The second semester of the biochemistry sequence. This course covers metabolic pathways and those processes essential to the living cell.

CHE 347L —   Biochemistry Laboratory I  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with CHE 345.

CHE 348L —   Biochemistry Laboratory II  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with CHE 346.

CHE 350 —   Spec Topics:  (NS)  (4.00 credits)  

This course may be used to offer a variety of special topics in chemistry and biochemistry.

CHE 350-01 —   Top: Mastery Based Chemistry 1  (NS)  (4.00 credits)  

This course may be used to offer a variety of special topics in chemistry and biochemistry.

CHE 350-02 —   Top: Mastery Based Chemistry 1  (NS)  (4.00 credits)  

This course may be used to offer a variety of special topics in chemistry and biochemistry.

CHE 377 —   Environmental Chemistry  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite CHE*227

This course covers topics specific to the behavior of chemicals in the Environment. Topics include fate and transport of pollutants in the environment; techniques for quantitative measurement of major and trace chemical components in water, air, and soil/solid wastes; and approaches to the remediation of contaminated sites.

CHE 379L —   Environmental Chem Lab  (1 credits)  
Prerequisite CHE*229L

A laboratory course that explores practical application of concepts in Environmental Chemistry.

CHE 403 —   Honors Thesis I  (3 credits)  

Individual research of a substantive nature pursued in the student's major field of study. The research will conclude in a written thesis or an original project, and an oral defense.

CHE 404 —   Honors Thesis II  (WI)  (3 credits)  

Individual research of a substantive nature pursued in the student's major field of study. The research will conclude in a written thesis or an original project, and an oral defense.

CHE 435 —   Biophysical Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  

A survey of physical chemistry in biochemistry. Thermodynamics and physical properties of biochemical systems will be studied. Structure function relation of biopolymers, enzyme kinetics, drug-nucleic acid interactions, and models of mutation and chemical carcinogenesis will be explored.

CHE 441 —   Physical Chemistry III: Advanced  (NS)  (3 credits)  

This course develops the mathematical formalism introduced in CHE 331 and CHE 332. A more rigorous approach to molecular orbital theory is taken. The nature of the chemical bond is explored more fully and the relationship between atomic structure and chemical reactivity is probed more deeply. This course will have a significant computational component.

CHE 443 —   Advanced Organic Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  

This course deals with advanced topics not covered in CHE 221-222. Certain topics previously covered are treated in greater depth. Examples of areas which are covered include: spectroscopy, heterocycles, polynuclear aromatics, photochemistry, electrocyclic reactions, and polymers.

CHE 445L —   Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (LAB)  (1 credits)  

This laboratory is designed to be taken concurrently with CHE 443.

CHE 446 —   Physical Organic Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  
Prerequisite Take CHE*332

Mechanisms of organic reactions are discussed. Physico-chemical principles are used to discuss effects of structure on modes of reaction.

CHE 449 —   Senior Research  (2 credits)  

The student may elect an original laboratory research program or an independent study program. Both options involve the supervision of a faculty mentor and both require and oral presentation and a written report.

CHE 449L —   Senior Research  (LAB)  (2 credits)  

The student may elect an original laboratory research program or an independent study program. Both options involve the supervision of a faculty mentor and both require and oral presentation and a written report.

CHE 450L —   Senior Research  (LAB)  (2 credits)  

The student may elect an original laboratory research program or an independent study program. Both options involve the supervision of a faculty mentor and both require and oral presentation and a written report.

CHE 465 —   Computational Chemistry  (NS)  (3 credits)  

This course will explore the vast array of computational methods that are available to study chemical and biochemical problems. These methods will include molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, quantum mechanical methods including ab initio and semi-empirical methods as well as free energy perturbation methods, The potential energy surfaces involved in chemical reactions will also be studied.

CHE 466 —   Biochemical Molecular Modeling  (AS)  (3 credits)  

Molecular modeling methods and techniques will be studied using state of the art software including SYBYL. The course will involve projects and applications using these computational methods. Basic principles of drug design will also be explored. General chemistry (2 semesters), Organic Chemistry (2 semesters), Biochemistry (1 semester) and Physical Chemistry (1 semester) are all prerequisites for this course. Three semesters of calculus and 2 semesters of computer programming are also recommended.

CHE 467 —   Career Seminar  (1 credits)  

This course prepares upper-level students for practical professional aspects of being a chemist/biochemist. Topics include discipline-specific job searching, resume and cover-letter writing, interview skills, professional behavior, and communications.

CHE 468 —   Seminar  (NS)  (3 credits)  

A three-semester requirement of all chemistry majors. The requirement is fulfilled by regular participation in a weekly meeting which includes presentations by faculty and students.

CHE 469 —   Written and Oral Reports  (WI)  (2 credits)  

This course prepares students for practical professional aspects of being a chemist/biochemist. The synthesis and communication of chemistry and biochemistry topics are emphasized through a written paper and presentation on a topic of the students' choice, and through participation in the peer review process.

CHE 493 —   Chemistry Internship  (12.00 credits)  

A junior or senior work-study program providing relevant employment experience. The student must work full time for one semester. Registration will occur at the beginning of this full-time semester. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, thus lending relevance to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. This sequence is designed for students wishing to begin their internship during the summer months. Students interested in taking an internship should see their adviser.

CHE 494 —   Chemistry Internship  (6 credits)  

A junior or senior work-study program providing relevant employment experience. The student must work full time for one semester. Registration will occur at the beginning of this full-time semester. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, thus lending relevance to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. This sequence is designed for students wishing to begin their internship during the summer months. Students interested in taking an internship should see their adviser.

CHE 495 —   Chemistry Internship  (3 credits)  

A junior or senior work-study program providing relevant employment experience. The student must work part time for four semesters. Registration will occur during the second and fourth semesters of the experience. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, thus lending relevance to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. Students must enroll for two semesters to receive credit.

CHE 496 —   Chemistry Internship  (3 credits)  

A junior or senior work-study program providing relevant employment experience. The student must work part time for four semesters. Registration will occur during the second and fourth semesters of the experience. The objective of the program is to integrate classroom theory and practical work experience, thus lending relevance to learning and providing the student with a realistic exposure to career opportunities. Students must enroll for two semesters to receive credit.