Chemistry

Courses

Courses

CH-108. Science for Educators. 3 Credits.

A study of the concepts that underlie the natural science content in the elementary school curriculum in the United States. Topics include matter and energy, simple machines, sound, light, weather and climate, structure of the earth and the universe, electricity, and living things. The course is intended for individuals who expect to teach in primary & elementary school.

CH-110. Chemical Principles. 3 Credits.

Structure of matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometry; preparatory course for CH-131.

CH-129. Science Fact Or Science Fiction?. 3 Credits.

Students will review a selection of science fiction short stories, novels and films--in class discussion and research writing--to understand the science behind these works, in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. Partially fulfills the core requirement in natural science.

CH-130. Chemistry and Cooking: Perfect Together. 3 Credits.

A look at the science behind cooking, including choice of cooking method, purpose of ingredients in a recipe, ethnic cuisines, and techniques. Course will include hands-on experience.

CH-131. General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the laws and theories of chemistry, emphasizing fundamental mathematical and laboratory skills required for expertise in the field. Three class periods, one four-hour laboratory period weekly. Prerequisites: CH-131L.

CH-132. General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II. 4 Credits.

Introduction to the laws and theories of chemistry, emphasizing fundamental mathematical and laboratory skills required for expertise in the field. Three class periods, one four-hour laboratory period weekly.

CH-237. Forensic Science. 3 Credits.

The basic concepts and practices of biology and chemistry as applied to criminal investigation, examining and preserving forensic evidence, conducting crime-scene investigations, science in the courts, laboratory experience. Three class periods weekly. Prerequisites: BI-122 OR BI-184.

CH-238. The Science of Art. 3 Credits.

Materials of art and artifacts, scientific and technical principles underlying the creation of art works, authentication and forgery, deterioration due to time and environment, restoration techniques. Three class periods weekly.

CH-251. Organic Chemistry I. 4 Credits.

Nomenclature, structure, reactions and spectroscopy of organic compounds with emphasis on reaction mechanisms; selected laboratory experiments and preparations. Three class periods, one four-hour laboratory period weekly.

CH-252. Organic Chemistry II. 4 Credits.

Nomenclature, structure, reactions and spectroscopy of organic compounds with emphasis on reaction mechanisms; selected laboratory experiments and preparations. Three class periods, one four-hour laboratory period weekly.

CH-295. Chemistry Coop. 3 Credits.

CH-329. Analytical Chemistry. 4 Credits.

Statistical methods principles and procedures of quantitative analysis titrimetric, potentiometric and colorimetric methods. Three class periods, one four-hour laboratory period weekly. Prerequisites: CH-132.

CH-353. Medicinal Chemistry. 3 Credits.

An overview of modern day drug discovery, enzymes, receptors, pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutical synthesis. Prerequisites: CH-251.

CH-361. Criminalistics and Forensic Science. 3 Credits.

The theory and application of the principles of forensic science. Lab includes an analysis of the techniques and procedures in forensic science. Prerequisites: CH-132.

CH-365. Physical Chemistry I. 4 Credits.

Physico-chemical properties of gases, liquids and solids thermodynamics solutions and colloids electro-chemistry chemical kinetics nuclear, atomic and molecular structure. Three class periods one four-hour laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: CH-132 PC-186 MA-273.

CH-366. Physical Chemistry II. 4 Credits.

Physico-chemical properties of gases, liquids and solids thermodynamics solutions and colloids electro-chemistry chemical kinetics nuclear, atomic and molecular structure. Three class periods one four-hour laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: CH-365.

CH-421. Instrumental Analysis for Biochemistry. 2 Credits.

Theory and application of modern instrumentation including: IR, NMR, MS, UV-VIS, LC, GC. Prerequisites: CH-329.

CH-442. Biochemistry I. 3 Credits.

Protein structure and function, enzymes, enzyme kinetics and mechanism, metabolism, techniques in protein chemistry.

CH-443. Biochemistry II. 3 Credits.

Biosynthesis, hormone regulation, RNA and DNA metabolism, Regulation of gene expression, Techniques in nucleic acid chemistry.

CH-449. Inorganic Chemistry. 4 Credits.

The electronic structure of matter; nature of the chemical bond; ionic solids; symmetry; transition metal and organometallic chemistry. Three class periods, one four-hour laboratory period weekly.

CH-460. Instrumental Analysis. 4 Credits.

Theory and applications of current techniques includes spectroscopic (IR, AA, UV-Visible, NMR, mass), electro chemical, and chromatographic methods of analysis along with wet chemical methods. Three class periods, one four-hour laboratory period weekly. Prerequisites: CH-329.

CH-499. Research in Chemistry. 3 Credits.

Independent research on an assigned problem; seminar extends through the entire year. Hours arranged with the individual mentor but the group meets weekly for one hour.