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CHE101 Introduction to Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: Proficiency in algebra or GEC 096. A one-semester chemistry course designed for students with either a weak background or no previous experience in chemistry, and who need chemistry courses in support of their major area of study or desire to take a course in general chemistry.

CHE103 Basic Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisite: high school chemistry or CHE 101 and proficiency in algebra or GEC 096. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 103L. The first in a two course sequence designed to provide a solid background in chemistry as required for understanding the functioning of biological systems at the molecular level. This course will include the general background in the dynamic and structural features of chemistry.

CHE103L Basic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 103. A two course sequence that will elaborate on the basic concepts of chemistry through experimentation in the laboratory. The experiments will illustrate principles of general, organic and biochemistry.

CHE104 Basic Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 103. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 104L. Students will complete the study of organic chemistry and elementary biochemistry as required for an understanding of the functioning of biological systems at the molecular level.

CHE104L Basic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 104. A two course sequence that will elaborate on the basic concepts of chemistry through experimentation in the laboratory. The experiments will illustrate principles of general, organic and biochemistry.

CHE111 General Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 101, high school chemistry or the equivalent; successful completion or testing out of GEC 096. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 111L. A course offering a concise overview of the basic principles of chemistry, including atomic theory, gas laws, the mole concept, stoichiometry, periodicity, and the study of chemical equilibrium and oxidation reduction principles.

CHE111L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 111. A two-course sequence studying modern chemical analysis and emphasizing basic laboratory techniques as well as chemical instrumentation and applications in the identification, separation, and quantitative determination of chemical species.

CHE113 General Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 111. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 113L. A course following CHE 111 by studying the principles of thermodynamics and kinetics as applied to chemical systems. Redox equilibria, electrochemistry, and the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions will also be examined.

CHE113L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: CHE 111L for 113L. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 113. A two-course sequence studying modern chemical analysis and emphasizing basic laboratory techniques as well as chemical instrumentation and applications in the identification, separation, and quantitative determination of chemical species.

CHE220 Organic Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 111/111L, 113/113L. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 220L. An introductory course in the chemistry of carbon compounds for chemistry majors, biology majors, and pre professional students. This course will cover the nomenclature and structural features of the common classes of organic compounds, the elements of stereochemistry, substitution reactions, and elimination reactions.

CHE220L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 220. A two-course sequence covering the common techniques for isolating and purifying organic compounds, the use of spectroscopic, and chemical techniques for characterizing these substances, and examples of syntheses involving a variety of functional groups. Particular attention will be given to chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis.

CHE240 Organic Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 220. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 240L. Follows CHE 220 in discussing the reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. The reactions of the common functional groups will be included, along with multi step syntheses.

CHE240L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 240. A two-course sequence covering the common techniques for isolating and purifying organic compounds, the use of spectroscopic, and chemical techniques for characterizing these substances, and examples of syntheses involving a variety of functional groups. Particular attention will be given to chromatographic and spectroscopic analysis.

CHE301 Introduction to the Chemical Literature (1)
Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level Chemistry. A course focusing on the nature and use of chemical literature. The student will gain experience in searching the literature, preparing bibliographies, and writing a documented research paper.

CHE304 Introduction to Chemical Research (1)
Prerequisite: CHE 301. An introduction to basic research areas and methods in chemistry. Students will be required to select a senior research project, perform an extensive search of the chemical literature to collect background information, and present an acceptable research proposal.

CHE308 Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-3)
A special topics course is offered for material not covered in any of the regularly scheduled courses for non-chemistry majors.

CHE313 Physical Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 113; MAT 152; PHY 141. Recommended prerequisite: MAT 201. Concurrent requisite: CHE 313L. Assuming the mathematical techniques learned in calculus and the foundation laid in CHE 113, this course both expands and deepens the student's knowledge and ability to use the laws and principles of thermodynamics and kinetics as applied to chemical systems. Mathematical derivations, graphical analysis, and problem-solving methods are stressed.

CHE313L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 313. A two-course lab sequence that allows students to investigate and interpret dynamic chemical systems. Students will perform experiments involving reaction kinetics, activation energies, and equilibrium constants. Additionally, students will use molecular modeling to calculate molecular energies/vibration as well as use spectroscopy to analyze vibration-rotation spectra.

CHE314 Physical Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 313. Recommended Prerequisite: MAT 202. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 314L. A rigorous, though limited, quantum mechanical approach to chemical structure and bonding. Mathematical derivations and solution of problems of chemical interest are stressed.

CHE314L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 314. A two-course lab sequence that allows students to investigate and interpret dynamic chemical systems. Students will perform experiments involving reaction kinetics, activation energies, and equilibrium constants. Additionally, students will use molecular modeling to calculate molecular energies/vibration as well as use spectroscopy to analyze vibration-rotation spectra.

CHE330 Biochemistry (4)
Prerequisite: BIO 101. Corequisite: CHE 240. Concurrent Requisite: CHE 330L. An exploration of the molecular and chemical basis of life. The relationship between molecular structure and function is stressed as it applies to the metabolism and reproduction of a living organism. Cross-listed as BIO 330.

CHE330L Biochemistry Laboratory (0)
Concurrent Requisite: CHE 330. A laboratory focusing on learning the techniques currently used in the field of biochemistry. Cross-listed as BIO 330L.

CHE358 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level chemistry. An in-depth lecture and laboratory course covering all areas of Inorganic Chemistry. Topics to be covered include the atomic structure of atoms, bonding theory, symmetry and group theory, acid-base and donor/acceptor chemistry, the crystalline solid state, main group chemistry, coordination chemistry, and facets of organometallic chemistry. The integrated laboratory component of the course will center on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds using various techniques and instrumentation.

CHE358L Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (0)
Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level chemistry. An in-depth lecture and laboratory course covering all areas of Inorganic Chemistry. Topics to be covered include the atomic structure of atoms, bonding theory, symmetry and group theory, acid-base and donor/acceptor chemistry, the crystalline solid state, main group chemistry, coordination chemistry, and facets of organometallic chemistry. The integrated laboratory component of the course will center on the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds using various techniques and instrumentation.

CHE370 Selected Projects in Chemical Research (1-3)
Prerequisite: CHE 111/111L, 113/113L, departmental permission. A course offering students the opportunity to perform research under the direction of one of the faculty members in the department. It is expected that the focus of the research will vary according to the research interests of the faculty advisor as well as the student.

CHE385 Quantitative Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level chemistry. A lecture/laboratory course designed to teach the student wet chemical techniques, instrumental techniques, and problem solving as it applies to chemistry. This course will cover volumetric, gravimetric, and spectroscopic methods of quantitative analysis.

CHE385L Quantative Analysis Laboratory (1)
This laboratory course is designed to reinforce ideas discussed in Quantitative Analysis (CHE385). Students will carefully and accurately prepare solutions, perform a wide variety of titrations and other 'wet chemical' measurements, and calculate uncertainty associated with all measurements. Students must demonstrate that they can generate both precise and accurate analytical results.

CHE401 Methods & Materials for Chemical Education I (1-3)
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Students will investigate programs for high school chemistry in-depth. Research is performed on the preparation of laboratory experiments and demonstrations, the use and nature of chemical models, laboratory safety, and projects suitable for teaching high school chemistry. This is carried out in the directed study format. Written and oral reports are required.

CHE402 Methods & Materials for Chemical Education II (1-3)
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Students will investigate programs for high school chemistry in-depth. Research is performed on the preparation of laboratory experiments and demonstrations, the use and nature of chemical models, laboratory safety, and projects suitable for teaching high school chemistry. This is carried out in the directed study format. Written and oral reports are required.

CHE411 Senior Research Experience I (1-2)
Prerequisite: CHE 304 and departmental permission. The senior research project represents the integrative culmination of the student's work in the study of chemistry. The research initiated in CHE 304 is extended through the final year of study in this course. Oral and written reports are required at least once each semester. The research topic and the number of credit hours earned are contracted with the advisor prior to registration.

CHE412 Senior Research Experience II (2)
Prerequisite: CHE 304 and departmental permission. The senior research project represents the integrative culmination of the student's work in the study of chemistry. The research initiated in CHE 304 is extended through the final year of study in this course. Oral and written reports are required at least once each semester. The research topic and the number of credit hours earned are contracted with the advisor prior to registration.

CHE415 Instrumental Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level chemistry. A lecture and laboratory course that relates experimental results, theory of instrumental analysis and instrument operation. Topics covered include IR, NMR, UV VIS, ICP, cyclic voltammetry, HPLC, GC/MS, and other selected instruments.

CHE415L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (0)
Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level chemistry. Concurrent requisite: CHE 415. A lecture and laboratory course that relates experimental results, theory of instrumental analysis and instrument operation. Topics covered include IR, NMR, UV VIS, ICP, cyclic voltammetry, HPLC, GC/MS, and other selected instruments.

CHE425 Environmental Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level chemistry. A lecture course designed to explore the chemistry behind a wide range of environmental processes. Specific attention will be given to various factors affecting air, water, and soil quality. Traditional and non-traditional energy sources, and the environmental impact of those sources, will also be discussed.

CHE435 Medicinal Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: CHE 240. Students will learn about the basics of medicinal chemistry, including biomolecules, drug actions, drug discovery, structure-activity relationships (SARs), quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSARs), computer aided drug design, and combinatorial chemistry. Pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and syntheses of lead and analogue compounds will also be discussed.

CHE455 Advanced Topics in Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Special topics courses consist of advanced content in the areas of organic, polymer, inorganic, analytical, physical, or environmental chemistry as determined by the instructor.

NSC206 Chemistry in Everyday Life (3)
A course designed to provide the non science major an insight into some of the basic principles and applications of chemistry. The specific topics of the course will vary, but often will consider the interrelations of population growth, energy resources/consumption, environmental quality and the impact of chemical technologies upon society.

NSC206L Chemistry in Everyday Life Lab (1)
Concurrent Requisite: NSC 206. A course to provide for the non science major a set of laboratory experiences associated with the topics covered in NSC 206.

NSC255C Natural Science-Chemistry Special Topics (2-3)
A special topics course investigates a specific topic in Chemistry that may not be included in the normal Chemistry curriculum.