CHEM 1500    Chemistry in Modern Living    3 s.h.

Introduction to basic chemical concepts, the scientific method, and the impact of chemistry on human life and society. Examples may include water treatment, air quality, plastics, drugs, cosmetics, energy resources, food, and the chemical basis of life. Not intended for Chemistry majors.
Gen Ed: Natural Science.

CHEM 1500L    Chemistry in Modern Living Laboratory    1 s.h.

Introduction to basic laboratory techniques designed to supplement CHEM 1500. Three hours per week.
Concurrent with: CHEM 1500.

CHEM 1501    An Introduction to Chemistry    3 s.h.

Metric units, dimensional analysis, chemical nomenclature, the mole concept, chemical stoichiometry. Emphasis on problem solving and the mathematics required for success in the study of chemistry. For students without high school chemistry and others needing preparation for CHEM 1505 or CHEM 1515. Three hours lecture, no laboratory.
Prereq.: MATH 1505 or MATH 1507 or one unit each of high school algebra and geometry.

CHEM 1505    Allied Health Chemistry 1    3 s.h.

Introduction to the principles of chemistry including atomic structure, bonding, nomenclature, chemical calculations, chemical reactions, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, and equilibrium. Intended for majors in allied health and other applied sciences. Two hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: CHEM 1501 or equivalent, MATH 1505 or MATH 1507 or equivalent.
Concurrent CHEM 1505L.
Gen Ed: Science Substitute.

CHEM 1505L    Allied Health Chemistry 1 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Allied Health Chemistry 1 Laboratory.

CHEM 1505R    Recitation for Allied Health Chemistry 1    1 s.h.

Discussion and problem solving exercises to complement and enhance study in CHEM 1505.
Concurrent with: CHEM 1505.

CHEM 1506    Allied Health Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Fundamentals of organic and biological chemistry including applications to the human organism. Two hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: CHEM 1505.
Concurrent: CHEM 1506L.
Gen Ed: Science Substitute.

CHEM 1506L    Allied Health Chemistry 2 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Allied Health Chemistry 2 Laboratory.

CHEM 1506R    Recitation for Allied Health Chemistry 2    1 s.h.

Discussion and problem solving exercises to complement and enhance study in CHEM 1506.
Concurrent with: CHEM 1506.

CHEM 1515    General Chemistry 1    4 s.h.

An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including measurement and calculation; chemical stoichiometry; the properties of gases; atomic and molecular structure; bonding; thermochemistry; and periodic properties. Intended for majors in the natural sciences and engineering. Three hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: CHEM 1501 or equivalent; MATH 1513 or equivalent.
Concurrent: CHEM 1515L; CHEM 1515R if major or repeating CHEM 1515.
Gen Ed: Science Substitute.

CHEM 1515L    General Chemistry 1 Laboratory    0 s.h.

General Chemistry 1 Laboratory.

CHEM 1515R    Recitation for General Chemistry 1    1 s.h.

Discussion and problem solving based on current material in CHEM 1515.
Concurrent with: CHEM 1515.

CHEM 1516    General Chemistry 2    4 s.h.

A continuation of the study of the principles of chemistry, including solution properties; acids and bases; chemical equilibrium; thermodynamics; reaction kinetics; and electrochemistry. Intended for majors in the natural sciences and engineering. Three hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: "C" or better in CHEM 1515; Concurrent: CHEM 1516L; CHEM 1516R if major or repeating CHEM 1516.
Gen Ed: Science Substitute.

CHEM 1516L    General Chemistry 2 Laboratory    0 s.h.

General Chemistry 2 Laboratory.

CHEM 1516R    Recitation for General Chemistry 2    1 s.h.

Discussion and problem solving based on current material in CHEM 1516.
Concurrent with: CHEM 1516.

CHEM 2602    African and African-American Contributions to Science    3 s.h.

Introduction to basic science concepts, the scientific method, and the impact of chemistry as a central science on society. Examples include works of African-American scientists.

CHEM 2604    Quantitative Analysis    5 s.h.

Chemical equilibrium, stoichiometry, theory of errors, and volumetric and gravimetric procedures as applied to quantitative determinations. Introduction to electroanalytical, chromatographic and spectrophotometric methods. Emphasis on development of technique. Three hours lecture, six hours lab.
Prereq.: CHEM 1516.

CHEM 2604L    Quantitative Analysis Laboratory    0 s.h.

Quantitative Analysis Laboratory.

CHEM 2650    Introduction to Undergraduate Research    1-2 s.h.

Introduction to the methods of chemical research under the direction of a faculty member. May include literature search and analysis, instructional laboratory development, and/or original basic or applied research. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 s.h.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 1516 and approval of department chairperson.

CHEM 3719    Organic Chemistry 1    4 s.h.

Organic compounds, reactions and theories. Typical preparations and procedures of analysis. Three hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: "C" or better in CHEM 1516.

CHEM 3719L    Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory.

CHEM 3719R    Organic Chemistry Recitation 1    1 s.h.

An introduction to the preparation and analysis of organic compounds. Discussion of CHEM 3719 material and approaches to problem solving. Required for chemistry majors.
Concurrent with: CHEM 3719.

CHEM 3720    Organic Chemistry 2    4 s.h.

Organic compounds, reactions and theories. Typical preparations and procedures of analysis. Three hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: "C" or better in CHEM 3719.

CHEM 3720L    Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory.

CHEM 3720R    Organic Chemistry Recitation 2    1 s.h.

An introduction to the preparation and analysis of organic compounds. Discussion of CHEM 3720 material and approaches to problem solving. Required for chemistry majors.
Concurrent with: CHEM 3720.

CHEM 3729    Inorganic Chemistry    3 s.h.

Fundamental principles underlying the structure, bonding, and properties of the elements and molecular, solid state, and coordination compounds.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 3739.

CHEM 3739    Physical Chemistry 1    4 s.h.

Principles and applications of thermodynamics and kinetics to chemical systems. Three hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: "C" or better in CHEM 3720, PHYS 2611, PHYS 2611L, MATH 1572.

CHEM 3739L    Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory.

CHEM 3740    Physical Chemistry 2    4 s.h.

Principles and applications of quantum mechanic and statistical thermodynamics to chemical systems. Three hours lecture, three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq.: "C" or better in CHEM 3739; MATH 2673.

CHEM 3740L    Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory    0 s.h.

Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory.

CHEM 3764    Chemical Toxicology    3 s.h.

Introduction to the clinical, forensic, industrial, and environmental aspects of chemical toxicology. Therapeutic and toxic limits of drugs. Actions, controls and treatment of poisons and environmental agents.
Prereq.: CHEM 3720.

CHEM 3785    Biochemistry 1    3 s.h.

Structure and properties of biomolecules, including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. Introduction to glycolysis metabolic pathway.
Prereq.: CHEM 3720.

CHEM 3785L    Biochemistry Laboratory    1 s.h.

Analysis and separation techniques of biochemistry. Three hours lab-discussion.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 3785.

CHEM 3786    Biochemistry 2    3 s.h.

Intermediary metabolism and biochemical information pathways.
Prereq.: CHEM 3785.

CHEM 3790    Undergraduate Seminar    1 s.h.

Students participate in departmental seminars and present a seminar to the class. May be repeated once.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 2604 and CHEM 3720.

CHEM 4850    Chemistry Research    1 s.h.

Research planning, design, and execution including literature survey techniques, proposal writing, and critical scientific analysis. The student gives an oral presentation of a research proposal for CHEM 4850L, or on another topic as approved by the instructor.
Prereq.: CHEM 2604 or CHEM 3719 and approval of department chairperson.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

CHEM 4850L    Chemistry Research Laboratory    2-3 s.h.

Research participation under the direction of a faculty member. The student prepares an acceptable written report on the completed project. May be repeated to a maximum of 5 s.h.
Prereq. or concurrent : CHEM 4850 and approval of department chairperson.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

CHEM 4860    Regulatory Aspects of Industrial Chemistry    1 s.h.

Roles and responsibilities of industrial chemists. Industrial hygiene and safety. Industrial chemical processes, their waste products, their environmental effects, and the treatment of pollutants. Governmental regulations relating to waste disposal, product safety, occupational safety, resource conservation, environmental protection, and problems of awareness and compliance.
Prereq.: CHEM 3720.

CHEM 4891    Special Topics    1-3 s.h.

Topics selected by the faculty from fields of current research interest or of special emphasis. May be repeated with different topics.

CHEM 5804    Chemical Instrumentation    4 s.h.

The theoretical foundations of instrumental procedures and the use of instruments in analytical work. Two hours lecture, six hours lab.
Prereq.: CHEM 3739.

CHEM 5804L    Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory    0 s.h.

Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory.

CHEM 5821    Intermediate Organic Chemistry    3 s.h.

An intermediate treatment of organic chemistry building on the principles introduced at the sophomore level. Emphasis on curved arrow notation in mechanism and the planning of organic syntheses. Structural analysis of organic compounds using NMR, IR and MS and the application of structural knowledge to questions of mechanism.
Prereq.: CHEM 3720.

CHEM 5822    Advanced Organic Laboratory    4 s.h.

An advanced approach to the applications of organic chemistry in the laboratory. Synthesis and purification of organic molecules using modern techniques, structure elucidation using spectroscopic techniques. Lecture discussion includes use of instrumentation, planning of practical syntheses, use of the primary chemical literature and safety in the laboratory. Two hours lecture, six hours lab.
Prereq.: CHEM 3720.

CHEM 5822L    Advanced Organic Laboratory    0 s.h.

Advanced Organic Laboratory.

CHEM 5830    Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry    2 s.h.

Reactions and descriptive chemistry of transition metal, organometallic, and main-group compounds.
Prereq.: CHEM 3729, CHEM 3740 (may be concurrent).

CHEM 5831    Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory    2 s.h.

Preparation of typical inorganic compounds and their characterization. Six hours lab-discussion.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 3729 and CHEM 3739.

CHEM 5832    Solid State Structural Methods    3 s.h.

The determination of structures of biological, organic, and inorganic materials in the solid state. Introduction to the crystalline state, defects, diffraction of waves, powder and single crystal diffraction methods of neutron and x-ray analysis, electron microscopy, and solid state NMR. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: CHEM 3729.

CHEM 5832L    Solid State Structural Methods Laboratory    0 s.h.

Solid State Structural Methods Laboratory.

CHEM 5836    Quantum Chemistry    3 s.h.

Basic principles of quantum chemistry, with applications to problems in molecular structure, spectroscopy and thermodynamics.
Prereq.: CHEM 3740.

CHEM 5861    Polymer Science 1: Polymer Chemistry and Plastics    3 s.h.

Preparation, characterization, structure-property relationships, morphology, and uses of the major commercial polymers. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: CHEM 3739.

CHEM 5861L    Polymer Science 1: Polymer Chemistry and Plastics Laboratory    0 s.h.

Polymer Science 1: Polymer Chemistry and Plastics Laboratory.

CHEM 5862    Polymer Science 2: Polymer Rheology, Processing, and Composites    3 s.h.

Polymer rheology, processing methods, and materials characterization. The effects of additives and the major classes of thermoplastic, thermoset, elastomeric, and composite materials. Two hours lecture, three hours lab.
Prereq.: CHEM 5861 or consent of the chairperson.

CHEM 5862L    Polymer Science 2: Polymer Rheology, Processing, and Composites Laboratory    0 s.h.

Polymer Science 2: Polymer Rheology, Processing, and Composites Laboratory.

CHEM 5876    Enzyme Analysis    2 s.h.

Advanced biochemistry laboratory focusing on the methods of enzyme purification and characterization. One hour lecture, two hours lab.
Prereq.: CHEM 3785 or equivalent and CHEM 3785L or equivalent.

CHEM 6911    Advanced Analytical Chemistry 1    3 s.h.

Theory and applications of spectroscopy and theory of chemical separation methods.
Prereq.: CHEM 3739 Physical Chemistry I.

CHEM 6912    Advanced Analytical Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Applications of chemical separation methods and theory and applications of electrochemistry and electrochemical techniques.
Prereq.: CHEM 3739 Physical Chemistry.

CHEM 6921    Advanced Biochemistry 1    3 s.h.

Protein structure and intermediary metabolism.
Prereq.: CHEM 3720, or concurrently with CHEM 3737 or CHEM 3739.

CHEM 6922    Advanced Biochemistry 2    3 s.h.

A study of metabolic pathways and other biochemical systems at the molecular level.
Prereq.: CHEM 6921.

CHEM 6931    Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1    3 s.h.

Current theories and types of bonding. Modern structural principles with applications in main-group molecular compounds, coordination compounds, and inorganic solids.
Prereq.: CHEM 3729 Inorganic Chemistry.

CHEM 6932    Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Transtition metal organometallic chemistry emphasizing molecular structure, bonding methods, characterization, and functional group reactivity. The properties, chemical reactivity, and trends of the elements.
Prereq.: CHEM 5830, CHEM 6931, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 6933    Physical Methods in Structure Determination    3 s.h.

The determination of molecular-level structures of biological, organic, and inorganic compounds in the gas phase, solution, and solid state by diffraction and spectroscopic methods, especially X-ray crystallography and NMR spectroscopy. Three hours lecture.
Prereq.: CHEM 5822, CHEM 5832, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 6941    Advanced Organic Chemistry 1    3 s.h.

Principles of chemical bonding and structure in organic molecules, physical organic chemistry, structure of reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, and detailed descriptions of reaction mechanisms.
Prereq.: CHEM 3721 Genetics and CHEM 3740 Physical Chemistry 2.

CHEM 6942    Advanced Organic Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Detailed study of functional group transformations in organic synthesis as applied to the preparation of complex molecules. Carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, organometallic reagants in organic synthesis, oxidation-reduction chemistry, and multi-step synthesis.
Prereq.: CHEM 6941.

CHEM 6951    Advanced Physical Chemistry 1    3 s.h.

Principles of quantum chemistry and spectroscopy with applications.

CHEM 6952    Advanced Physical Chemistry 2    3 s.h.

Molecular basis of thermodynamics and kinetics.

CHEM 6963    Advanced Polymer Science    3 s.h.

Advanced methods of polymer synthesis and characterization, high performance polymers, polymerization kinetics and mechanisms, polymer processing, materials optimization, and high performance applications. Three hours lecture.
Prereq.: CHEM 3740 and CHEM 5861, or permission of the instructor.

CHEM 6969    Laboratory Problems    2 s.h.

A laboratory course that stresses individual effort in solving chemical problems. Recommended for high school chemistry teachers. Not applicable to the M.S. degree in chemistry. May be repeated up to six semester hours.
Prereq.: An undergraduate minor in chemistry.

CHEM 6971    The Teaching and Learning of Chemistry    3 s.h.

An introduction to the current literature and research problems in the teaching and learning of chemistry. Topics include theories of teaching, learning styles, assessment, problem solving, misconceptions, and the role of laboratories, recitations, and demonstrations in learning chemistry. Also includes examination of these issues as related to teaching biology.

CHEM 6972    Methods of Chemistry Education Research    3 s.h.

Principles of chemistry education research. Issues of problem design, data collection, and data analysis are considered from both quantitative and qualitative frameworks. Methodologies include surveys and questionnaires, think-along protocols, interviews, observations, and action research. Also includes examination of these issues as related to biology.

CHEM 6973    Chemistry and National Science Education Standards    3 s.h.

Implications of national standards for modifying high school chemistry instruction in a variety of classroom situations. Topics include inquiry learning, science and technology literacy, the history and nature of science, preservice science teacher education, assessment, and the impact of standards on advanced placement chemistry.

CHEM 6975    An Introduction to Teaching Chemistry    1 s.h.

A course to prepare graduate students to serve as teaching assistants in both chemistry laboratories and recitations. Topics include laboratory safety (governmental regulations, ACS guidelines, hazardous materials, waste disposal) and practical matters of teaching (active learning, leading discussions, grading, cheating, etc.). Required of all graduate students serving as first-year teaching assistants.

CHEM 6976    Teaching Practicum in General Chemistry    2 s.h.

Teaching strategies in the General Chemistry laboratory. Students will meet with General Chemistry course instructors and must demonstrate proficiency in the material to be presented in CHEM 1515 General Chemistry 1 and CHEM 1516 General Chemistry 2 laboratories. Grading for CHEM 6976 is S/U. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours for CHEM 6976, CHEM 6977, CHEM 6978, and CHEM 6979.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 6975.

CHEM 6977    Teaching Practicum in Allied Health Chemistry    2 s.h.

Teaching strategies in the Allied Health Chemistry laboratory. Students will meet with Allied Health Chemistry course instructors and must demonstrate proficiency in the material to be presented in CHEM 1505 Allied Health Chemistry 1 and CHEM 1506 Allied Health Chemistry 2 laboratories. Grading for CHEM 6977 is S/U. CHEM 6977, CHEM 6978, and CHEM 6979. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours for CHEM 6976.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 6975.

CHEM 6978    Teaching Practicum in Organic Chemistry    2 s.h.

Teaching strategies in the organic chemistry laboratory. Students will meet with organic chemistry course instructors and must demonstrate proficiency in the material to be presented in CHEM 3719 Organic Chemistry 1 and CHEM 3720 Organic Chemistry 2 laboratories. Grading for CHEM 6978 is S/U. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours for CHEM 6976, CHEM 6977, CHEM 6978, and CHEM 6979.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 6975.

CHEM 6979    Teaching Practicum for Chemistry in Modern Living Lab    2 s.h.

Teaching strategies in the Chemistry in Modern Living Laboratory. Students will meet with course coordinator and must demonstrate proficiency in the material to be presented in CHEM 1500L. Grading for CHEM 6979 is S/U. May be repeated for a total of six semester hours for CHEM 6976, CHEM 6977, CHEM 6978, and CHEM 6979.
Prereq. or concurrent: CHEM 6975.

CHEM 6980    Introduction to Chemical Research    3 s.h.

Principles of chemical research planning, design, execution, and reporting. Includes research proposals, record keeping, written reports, oral presentations, the reviewing process, and professional standards. The application of the principles of chemical research to the student's M.S. research project. Required of all first-year students in the M.S. program in chemistry.

CHEM 6981    Seminar 1    1 s.h.

Preparation of a formal written research proposal and oral presentation of the proposal. Under the guidance of a research supervisor, the student will investigate the background literature and rationale for a project. Required of all first-year students in the M.S. program in chemistry. Hours arranged.
Prereq.: CHEM 6980 and permission of the Chemistry chair.

CHEM 6982    Seminar 2    1 s.h.

Oral presentation and defense of thesis. Hours arranged.
Prereq.: CHEM 6981 and permission of the thesis advisor, or concurrently with six semester hours of CHEM 6990.

CHEM 6985    Fundamental Chemistry for Educators    3 s.h.

Fundamentals of general, organic, and biological chemistry including application to the teaching of science. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory/discussion. Not applicable to the M.S. degree in chemistry.
Prereq.: Admission to the graduate program or permission of instructor.

CHEM 6989    Special Topics in Chemistry Practicum    1-3 s.h.

Topics selected by the faculty from fields of current research, pedagogical interest, or special emphasis. S/U grading option. May be repeated with different topics.

CHEM 6990    Thesis    1-9 s.h.

Hours arranged. May be repeated.

CHEM 6991    Special Topics    1-3 s.h.

Topics selected by the faculty from fields of current research interest or of special emphasis. May be repeated with different topics.