CHEM - 311. Environmental Chemistry (4)
CHEM - 113 with a grade of C- or higher, and one of the following: ENVS
- 212, CHEM - 230 or CHEM - 236. This course provides in-depth coverage
of major topics in the chemistry of the environment, including
tropospheric air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, aquatic
chemistry, water pollution and water treatment, soil chemistry, and
toxic organic compounds. Offered intermittently. Cross Listed With: ENVS
CHEM - 340. Physical Chemistry I (4)
Prerequisites: CHEM - 260 with a minimum grade of C, PHYS - 210 and MATH - 110 with minimum grade of C. First semester of a two-semester course. An intensive, mathematical treatment of physical chemistry. Offered every Fall.
CHEM - 341. Physical Chemistry II (4)
CHEM - 340 with minimum grade of C. Second semester of a two-semester
course. An intensive, mathematical treatment of physical chemistry.
Offered every Spring.
CHEM - 350. Biochemistry I (4)
CHEM - 231 with minimum grade of C or CHEM - 236 with minimum grade of
C, BIOL - 105 with minimum grade of C- and BIOL - 106 with minimum grade
of C- or permission of instructor. First semester of a two-semester
course. Surveys the physical and chemical properties of biomolecules and
how these properties lead to observed biological functions. Offered
CHEM - 351. Biochemistry II (4)
CHEM - 350 with minimum grade of C. Corequisite: CHEM - 352. Second
semester of a two-semester course. Surveys the major metabolic pathways
and the control of metabolism at the nucleic acid and protein levels.
Offered every Spring.
CHEM - 352. Experimental Biochemistry (4)
CHEM - 350 with a minimum grade of C. Corequisite: CHEM - 351.
Techniques commonly used in biochemical research, with emphasis upon
protein and enzyme isolation and characterization. Offered every other
CHEM - 356. Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4)
CHEM - 231 with minimum grade of C, or CHEM - 236 with minimum grade of
C. A survey of biochemical concepts emphasizing the nature of cell
components, their interaction in metabolism and the regulation of
metabolism. Offered every Fall.
CHEM - 386. Special Topics in Chemistry (4)
CHEM - 111 and CHEM - 113 , and CHEM - 230 and CHEM - 231. Topics not
covered by other Chemistry curriculum offerings. Three hours lecture or
two hours lecture and two hours lab. Offered intermittently.
CHEM - 397. Research Methods and Practice (1-3)
course involves hands-on experience in the lab with a variety of
methods used to carry out chemistry research. There will also be
instruction in the searching of the chemical literature databases, in
professional research documentation, oral and graphical presentations.
Offered every semester. Can be repeated for a maximum of four units
CHEM - 398. Directed Study (1-3)
Study of selected topic, under the guidance of a member of the faculty. The consent of the instructor is required.
CHEM - 410. Integrated Laboratory (4)
CHEM - 340 with minimum grade of C-. In this laboratory course students
will perform experiments designed to deepen instrumentation skills and
build upon the conceptual material being delivered in the second
semester P-Chem lecture course (CHEM 341). The introduction of quantum
mechanics will allow a deeper discussion of spectroscopy and reaction
kinetics. The conceptual basis of NMR will be elaborated upon and NMR
spectroscopy will form a major element of the course. Offered every
CHEM - 420. Inorganic Chemistry (4)
CHEM - 340 with minimum grade of C-. Bonding, structure, and reactivity
of the elements, inorganic, and organometallic compounds. In the
laboratory students will perform experiments designed to: a) build upon
foundational measurement taking and documenting skills learned in
Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 260) as well as b) reinforce and extend the
conceptual material being presented in the Physical Chemistry lecture
course (CHEM 340), c) build upon previous lower division experience
with Inorganic and Organic synthesis and characterization. Three
lectures weekly and two laboratory periods. Offered every Fall.
CHEM - 450. Biochemical Genetics (2)
CHEM - 351 with minimum grade of C, or CHEM - 356 with minimum grade of
C. Selected biochemical research topics focusing on gene structure and
molecular genetics, using research literature. Offered intermittently.