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CHEM  630 - Spectroscopy (4)

A theoretical examination of various spectroscopic methods. Fundamentals of quantum transitions and spectral interpretation. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: CHEM 231, CHEM 340, CHEM 341.

CHEM  631 - Reaction Mechanisms (4)

A detailed presentation of reaction mechanisms in organic and inorganic chemistry. Rate theory, linear free-energy relationships, and photochemistry. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: CHEM 231, CHEM 341, CHEM 420.

CHEM  650 - Biochemistry I (4)

CHEM  670 - Polymer Chemistry (4)

A study of the chemical and physical properties of selected industrial polymers and biological macromolecules with emphasis on the relation of structure to function, methods of characterization, and synthetic design. Offered intermittently. Prerequisites: CHEM 231, CHEM 341.

CHEM  686 - Graduate Special Topics (3)

Topics not covered by other graduate level Chemistry curriculum offerings. Three hours lecture. Offered intermittently.
Restricted to Graduate level

CHEM  697 - Graduate Directed Study (1 - 3)

Study of selected topics, under the guidance of a member of the faculty. Written permission of instructor and dean required. Offered every semester.

CHEM  698 - Graduate Research Methods (1 - 6)

Study and hands-on instruction in current analytical, biochemical, and synthetic methods. Students will also engage in professional chemical literature searching, research documentation, and presentation. Offered every semester.
Restricted to Graduate level

CHEM  699 - Thesis Writing (1 - 6)

Composition of Master's thesis based on original research work completed under the supervision of a student's faculty research advisor. Written permission of instructor and dean required. Offered every semester.
Restricted to Graduate level