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2002 - 2003 Chemistry

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Faculty Chair:
Martha J. Kurtz
Sci 302F

Professors:
David G. Lygre, Biochemistry
JoAnn P. DeLuca, Organic, Mechanistic

Associate Professor:
Martha J. Kurtz, Chemistry Education
Carin Thomas, Biochemistry

Assistant Professors:
Eric Bullock, Physical
Anthony Diaz, Inorganic, Solid State
Anne Johansen, Environmental, Analytical

General Departmental Information

Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, and the changes it undergoes. The Department offers three majors. In each major, courses in the first two years emphasize fundamental topics in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students then choose advanced courses in chemistry and related areas to complete the requirements in their major. These majors provide opportunities for practical experience in chemistry. For example, students are encouraged to take CHEM 490, Cooperative Education, in which they work in a private or public laboratory facility off campus. Students also are encouraged to do research on campus with a faculty member, and to participate in the Department's seminar program.

A minor in Chemistry is offered to supplement careers related fields.

Note: Admission to any Chemistry course requires a minimum grade of C- in each listed prerequisite to that course.

Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry Major (1850)

The Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to develop breadth, with an emphasis on Chemistry, that provides maximum flexibility in career choices. For example, students with this major may pursue careers in the health sciences, industry, environmental sciences, and other related areas.

Students are recommended to take MATH 272.1 and 272.2 before taking CHEM 381.

Required Courses                          Credits 
CHEM 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 
  183.1, General Chemistry 15 
CHEM 251, 251.1, Quantitative Analysis             5 
CHEM 361, 361.1, 362, Organic Chemistry 
  with CHEM 363, 363.1, Organic Chemistry OR 
  CHEM 431, 431.1, Biochemistry OR 
  CHEM 452, 452.1, Instrumental Analysis          13 
CHEM 381, 382, 382.1, Physical Chemistry          10 
CHEM 388, Colloquium                               1 
CHEM 488, Colloquium                               1 
One of the following not selected above:         3-5 
  CHEM 345, Environmental Chemistry (5) 
  CHEM 350, Inorganic Chemistry (3) 
  CHEM 431, 431.1, Biochemistry (5) 
  CHEM 383, 383.1, Physical Chemistry (5) 
  CHEM 452, 452.1, Instrumental Analysis (5) 
  PHYS 111, 111.1, 112, 112.1, 113, 113.1 
    Introductory Physics OR 
  PHYS 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
    General Physics                               15 
MATH 172.1, 172.2, Calculus                       10 

                              Total     73-75

Chemistry: Teaching Major (1851)

This major satisfies the Primary endorsement for Chemistry.

This major qualifies students to teach chemistry at the high school level and general science at the middle and junior high school level. Students should seriously consider working toward endorsement in a second area, such as biology, earth science, physics, or mathematics.

Students are recommended to take MATH 272.1 and 272.2 before taking CHEM 381.

Required Courses                        Credits 
CHEM 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
  General Chemistry                               15 
CHEM 251, 251.1, Quantitative Analysis OR 
  CHEM 345, Environmental Chemistry                5 
CHEM 350, Inorganic Chemistry                      3 
CHEM 361, 361.1, 362, Organic Chemistry            8 
CHEM 381, Physical Chemistry                       5 
CHEM 431, 431.1, Biochemistry                      5 
CHEM 488, Colloquium                               1 
CHEM 492, Laboratory Experience in 
  Teaching Chemistry                               2 
SCED 324, Science Education in the 
  Secondary Schools                                4 
CHEM 495, Senior Research OR 
  SCED 495, Research OR 
  CHEM 496, Individual Study                       1 
PHYS 111, 111.1, 112, 112.1, 113, 113.1 
  Introductory Physics OR 
  PHYS 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1 183, 183.1, 
    General Physics                               15 

                                        Total     74

Bachelor Of Science Chemistry Major (1850)

The Bachelor of Science major is designed for students who plan a career in chemistry or related fields. The program prepares students for further study in graduate programs, or to enter the workplace directly.

Students are recommended to take MATH 272.1 and 272.2 before taking CHEM 381.

Required Courses                         Credits 
CHEM 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
  General Chemistry                               15 
CHEM 251, 251.1, Quantitative Analysis             5 
CHEM 350, Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 361, 361.1, 362, 363, 363.1, 
  Organic Chemistry                               13 
CHEM 381, 382, 382.1, 383, 383.1, 
  Physical Chemistry                              15 
CHEM 388, Colloquium 1 CHEM 452, 452.1, 
  Instrumental Analysis                            5 
CHEM 431, 431.1, Biochemistry                      5 
CHEM 488, Colloquium                               1 
PHYS 111, 111.1, 112, 112.1, 113, 113.1, 
  Introductory Physics OR 
  PHYS 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
    General Physics                               10 
Department approved electives                     12 

                                       Total     100

Biochemistry Specialization (1852)

This specialization is designed for students who plan a career in biochemistry or a related health science area such as medicine or dentistry. Majors may pursue further graduate studies, a career in biotechnology or a related industry.

Students are recommended to take MATH 272.1 and 272.2 before taking CHEM 381.

Required Courses                         Credits 
CHEM 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
  General Chemistry                               15 
CHEM 251, 251.1, Quantitative Analysis             5 
CHEM 361, 361.1, 362, 363, 363.1, 
  Organic Chemistry                               13 
CHEM 381, 382, 382.1, Physical Chemistry          10 
CHEM 388, Colloquium                               1 
CHEM 431, 431.1, 432, Biochemistry                 8 
CHEM 488, Colloquium                               1 
Select from one of the following:                3-5 
  CHEM 350, Inorganic Chemistry (3) OR 
  CHEM 383, 383.1 Physical Chemistry (5) OR 
  CHEM 452, 452.1 Instrumental Analysis (5) 
BISC 223, Introductory Cellular Biology OR 
  BISC 333, Cellular Biology                       5 
BISC 365, Genetics                                 5 
BISC 370, Microbiology                             5 
PHYS 111, 111.1, 112, 112.1, 113, 113.1, 
  Introductory Physics OR 
  PHYS 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
    General Physics                               15 
MATH 172.1, 172.2, Calculus 10 

                                     Total     96-98

Chemistry Minor (1850)

Required Courses                         Credits 
CHEM 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
  General Chemistry                               15 
CHEM 251 and 251.1, Quantitative Analysis OR 
  CHEM 345, Environmental Chemistry                5 
CHEM 361, 361.1, 362, Organic Chemistry            8 
Department approved upper division 
  electives in Chemistry                         3-5 

                                     Total     31-33

Chemistry Teaching Minor (1851)

This minor provides prospective secondary teachers with the background needed to acquire a supporting endorsement in chemistry. SCED 324 requires admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Required Courses                        Credits 
CHEM 181, 181.1, 182, 182.1, 183, 183.1, 
  General Chemistry                               15 
CHEM 251, 251.1, Quantitative Analysis OR 
  CHEM 345, Environmental Chemistry                5 
CHEM 361, 361.1, 362, Organic Chemistry            8 
CHEM 492, Laboratory Experience in 
  Teaching Chemistry                               2 
SCED 324, Science Education in the 
  Secondary Schools                                4 

                                        Total     34

 

Chemistry Courses

CHEM 101. Contemporary Chemistry (5). Chemical principles and their application to contemporary problems of human beings and their environment. Four lectures and one laboratory session weekly.

CHEM 105. Processes in Physical Science Chemistry (5). An introductory course stressing the development of chemical concepts through class discussions, labs, and investigative activities. Recommended for students planning to teach in the elementary school (K-6).

CHEM 111. Introduction to Chemistry (4). Principles of chemistry for health science students and for those needing a background in chemistry prior to taking CHEM 181. Not open to students with credits in CHEM 181 or higher.

CHEM 111.1. Chemistry Laboratory (1). Corequisite, CHEM 111. One laboratory session weekly.

CHEM 112. Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4). Prerequisite, CHEM 111. A survey of organic chemical principles and reactions.

CHEM 112.1. Chemistry Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, CHEM 111.1, prerequisite or corequisite, CHEM 112. One laboratory session weekly.

CHEM 113. Introduction to Biochemistry (4). Prerequisite, CHEM 112. A survey of biochemical principles.

CHEM 113.1. Chemistry Laboratory (1). Prerequisite, CHEM 112.1, prerequisite or corequisite CHEM 113. One laboratory session weekly.

CHEM 181. General Chemistry (4). Prerequisites, high school chemistry and qualification for MATH 163.1 or math placement exam, or permission.

CHEM 181.1. General Chemistry Laboratory (1). Corequisite, CHEM 181. One laboratory session weekly.

CHEM 182. General Chemistry (4). Prerequisite, CHEM 181. CHEM 182.1. General Chemistry Laboratory (1). Prerequisites, CHEM 181.1, corequisite CHEM 182. One laboratory session weekly.

CHEM 183. General Chemistry (4). Prerequisite, CHEM 182, 182.1. Four lectures weekly.

CHEM 183.1. General Chemistry Laboratory (1). Prerequisites, CHEM 182.1, prerequisite or corequisite CHEM 183. One laboratory session weekly.

CHEM 251. Quantitative Analysis (3). Prerequisites, CHEM 183, 183.1. Corequisite, CHEM 251.1.

CHEM 251.1 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (2). Corequisite, CHEM 251. Two laboratory sessions weekly.

CHEM 295. Research (1-6). By permission only. CHEM 296. Individual Study (1-6). By permission only.

CHEM 298. Special Topics (1-6).

CHEM 345. Environmental Chemistry (5). Prerequisite, CHEM 183, 183.1 or permission of instructor. Introduction to aquatic, atmospheric, and soil chemistry. Chemical analysis of substances in natural and contaminated systems. Three lectures and two laboratory sessions weekly.

CHEM 350. Inorganic Chemistry (3). Prerequisites, CHEM, 183, 183.1 and PHYS 113 or 213.

CHEM 361, 362, 363. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3). Prerequisites, CHEM 183, 183.1.

CHEM 361.1. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2). Corequisite, CHEM 361. Two laboratory sessions weekly.

CHEM 363.1. Qualitative Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2). Corequisite, CHEM 363. Two laboratory sessions weekly.

CHEM 381. Physical Chemistry (Thermodynamics) (5). Prerequisites, CHEM 183, 183.1, PHYS 113 or PHYS 183/183.1 and MATH 172.2. PHYS 183/183.1 and MATH 272.2 recommended.

CHEM 382, 383. Physical Chemistry (3,3). Prerequisite, CHEM 381. CHEM 382.1. Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2). Prerequisites, CHEM 251, 251.1, corequisite, CHEM 382. Six hours of laboratory weekly.

CHEM 383.1. Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2). Prerequisites, CHEM 382.1, corequisite, CHEM 383. Six hours of laboratory weekly.

CHEM 388. Colloquium (1). Analysis and presentation of the chemistry literature on a specific topic.

CHEM 395. Research (1-6). By permission only. CHEM 431. Biochemistry (3). Prerequisite, CHEM 362.

CHEM 431.1. Biochemistry Laboratory (2). Prerequisites, CHEM 361.1, corequisite CHEM 431. Two laboratory sessions weekly.

CHEM 432. Biochemistry (3). Prerequisite, CHEM 362.

CHEM 452. Instrumental Analysis (3). Prerequisites, CHEM 251, 251.1 or permission. Corequisite, CHEM 452.1.

CHEM 452.1. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (2). Corequisite, CHEM 452. Two laboratory sessions weekly.

CHEM 454. Spectroscopy (3). Prerequisites, CHEM 363, 363.1 and 383 or permission. One lecture and two laboratory sessions weekly.

CHEM 473. Transition Metal Chemistry (4). Prerequisites CHEM 350 and CHEM 382. A Survey of the structure, spectroscopy, synthesis and characterization of transition metal compounds. Three lectures and one lab weekly.

CHEM 488. Colloquium (1). Analysis and presentation of the chemistry literature on a specific topic. May be repeated.

CHEM 490. Cooperative Education (1-12). An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. Prior approval required. May be repeated. Grade will be S or U.

CHEM 491. Workshop (1-6).

CHEM 492. Laboratory Experience in Teaching Chemistry (2). Prerequisite, 10-15 credit hours in college chemistry and permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with permission of the Department Chair. Grade will be S or U.

CHEM 495. Senior Research (1-6). By permission only. CHEM 496. Individual Study (1-6). By permission only.

CHEM 498. Special Topics (1-6).

CHEM 499. Seminar (1-5). Students do literature research of a chemical topic and make a presentation to the Department. May be repeated once for credit.   Undergraduate Courses on Reserve:

CHEM 461, 462. Advanced Organic Chemistry (3). CHEM 464. Advanced Organic Synthesis (3).