CHM (Chemistry)

 

 

CHM 1014 Fundamentals of Chemistry

Four hours

An introduction to the field of chemistry. Designed to provide students with an understanding of basic chemical principles and their application to relevant problems, course work is suitable for students in Construction Management, nursing, and the liberal arts. Three hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Meets the Physical Science option of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite or corequisite: ACT Math score of at least 24 or minimum SAT score of at least 580 or MTH 1113.

Offered spring semester

 

CHM 1101, 3101 Chemistry Practicum

Each course, one hour

Experiences in chemistry, such as the following: glassblowing, analysis, and teaching. An additional fee may be associated with each course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

CHM 1124 General Chemistry I

Four hours

A systematic study of basic chemical principles and properties that govern matter and its changes. Topics include the basic structure of atoms and molecules, chemical and physical properties, balancing chemical equations, and bonds. Three hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Meets the Physical Science option of the Core Curriculum.

Offered fall semester

 

CHM 1134 General Chemistry II

Four hours

Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical reactions; properties of gases, solids, and liquids; aqueous equilibria and an introduction to electrochemistry and transition metal elements. Three hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHM 1124.

Offered spring semester

 

CHM 2151 Seminar: Nanotechnology

One hour

An introduction to nanotechnology and its applications in various fields such as chemistry, materials science, medicine, and electronics. Discussion of both the scientific and ethical ramifications of nanotechnology using a series of readings. Prerequisite: CHM 1014 or 1124.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

CHM 2154 General, Organic, and Biochemistry

Four hours

A combined study of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Topics include general chemical reactions, the chemistry and nomenclature of the hydrocarbons, and the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.  Three hours lecture-discussion and one two-hour laboratory-quiz period per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: ACT math score of at least 24 or minimum SAT mtach score of 580, or prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 1113.

Offered spring semester

 

CHM 3114 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Four hours

A laboratory intensive course that encompasses both quantitative and instrumental methods of analysis. Topics include chemical equilibrium, wet chemical methods of analysis, and various types of spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. Emphasis on reading and utilizing current scientific literature.  An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: CHM 1134.

Offered spring semester (even-numbered years)

 

CHM 3134, 3144 Organic Chemistry I, II

Each course, four hours

A systematic study of the hydrocarbons and their derivatives, general organic reactions, and theories of reaction mechanics. The laboratory work gives training in the preparation and properties of type compounds. Three hours lecture-discussion-quiz and three hours laboratory per week. An additional fee associated with each course. Prerequisite for 3134: CHM 1134 or consent of instructor; for 3144: CHM 3134.

3134 offered fall semester

3144 offered spring semester

 

CHM 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154 Selected Topics

One to four hours

Topics are chosen from the various branches of chemistry. May be repeated for credit when content differs. An additional fee may be associated with CHM 3154. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

CHM 3164 Biochemistry I

Four hours

A study of macromolecular and metabolic biochemistry with an emphasis on carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins with an introduction to nucleic acids. The chemical basis for biological phenomena, bioenergetics and metabolic regulation is stressed. Three hours lecture-discussion and one three-hour laboratory-quiz period per week. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: BIO 1124 and CHM 3144 or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

 

CHM 3174 Biochemistry II

Four hours

A study of the molecules involved in heredity with an emphasis on regulatory processes. Topics include: DNA/RNA structure and topology, genome organization, chromatin structure, epigenetic modifications, mutations, DNA replication and repair, recombination, transcription, RNA processing, and protein translation.  Genomic applications to modern medicine and studies of evolution are also explored. Lab experiments utilize several methods of recombinant DNA technology and bioinformatic analyses. Three hours lecture-discussion and one three-hour laboratory per week. An additional fee associated with this course. (Same as BIO 3314.) Prerequisite: CHM 3164 or BIO 2174.

Offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

CHM 3183 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Three hours

Coverage of the bonding and properties of the main group and transition metal elements with a focus on their coordination and sold-state chemistry. Molecular symmetry principles, spectroscopy, and catalytic applications of these substances are discussed.  Prerequisite: BIO 1124 and CHM 1134 or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

 

CHM 4124, 4134 Physical Chemistry I, II

Each course, four hours

A two-semester study of the principles of Physical Chemistry.  Topics include behavior of matter in the various states, chemical kinetics, molecular and atomic structure, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy and thermodynamics. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisites: CHM 3144 and PHY 2124. Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 1144.

4124 offered fall semester (even-numbered years)

4134 offered spring semester (odd-numbered years)

 

CHM 4221, 4222, 4223 Chemistry Research

One to three hours

Laboratory-based research projects in an area of Chemistry or Biochemistry of interest to the student and supervising faculty. May be repeated for credit, with a maximum of four hours counting toward degree credit in Biochemistry. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Offered each semester