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Upper Division Chemistry Courses

CHEM - 311. Environmental Chemistry (4)

Prerequisites: 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 – 311

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)

Prerequisite: 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)

Prerequisites: 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 every Fall.

CHEM - 351. Biochemistry II (4)

Prerequisite: 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)

Prerequisite: 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 year.

CHEM - 356. Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4)

Prerequisites: 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)

Prerequisites: 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)

This 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 total.

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)

Prerequisite: 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 Spring.

CHEM - 420. Inorganic Chemistry (4)

Prerequisite: 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)

Prerequisites: 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.

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