Undergraduate Program

chemistry notes

Fall Term Courses Offered

Below is a listing of our undergraduate courses offered for Fall 2013 term.  Please check on ACCESS for dates/times.

CHEM 1113 (1). GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB. One three-hour laboratory period each week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 1303. Withdrawal from CHEM 1113 requires withdrawal from CHEM 1303.


CHEM 1114 (1). GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB. One three-hour laboratory period each week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1113; Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 1304.


CHEM 1301 (3). CHEMISTRY FOR LIBERAL ARTS. A course designed for students with weak backgrounds in chemistry and for liberal-arts students.


CHEM 1303 (3). GENERAL CHEMISTRY. Designed primarily for science majors, premed stu- dents, and engineering students. Offers an introduction to the fundamental principles and theo- ries of chemistry, including stoichiometry, the structure of matter, energy relationships involved in the transformation of matter, the dynamics of such transformations, and some descriptive chemistry of the important elements. It is a prerequisite to all advanced courses in the depart- ment. Withdrawal from CHEM 1303, 1304 requires withdrawal from corresponding labs.


CHEM 1304 (3). GENERAL CHEMISTRY. Primarily for science majors or premed or engineer- ing students. Introduces the fundamental principles and theories of chemistry, including stoichiometry, the structure of matter, energy relationships involved in the transformation of matter, the dynamics of such transformations, and some descriptive chemistry of the important elements. Prerequisite to all advanced courses in the department. Prerequisite: CHEM 1303 or equivalent. Withdrawal from CHEM 1303, 1304 requires withdrawal from corresponding labs.


CHEM 3117 (1). ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB. One three-hour laboratory period each week.

Pre or Corequisite: CHEM 3371.


CHEM 3351 (3). QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS. A course involving the theory and practice of quantitative analytical chemistry techniques including gravimetric, volumetric, electrochemical, and spectroscopic analyses. Three hours of lecture and two four-hour laboratory periods per week for one-half term. Prerequisites: CHEM 1303, 1304, 1113, 1114.


CHEM 3371 (3). ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Designed to satisfy the requirements of the chemistry major and health-related professions student. The first term deals primarily with aliphatic chemistry with special emphasis on stereochemistry. The second term emphasizes aromatic substances and the chemistry of biologically relevant molecules. Prerequisites: CHEM

1303, 1304, 1113, 1114.


CHEM 4000 (0). RESEARCH. For students who hold research fellowships but are not enrolled in any credit-hour courses. No tuition.


CHEM 4197 (1), 4198 (1), 4297 (2), 4298 (2), 4397 (3), 4398 (3). UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and permission of the instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 4177.


CHEM 5192 (1). INORGANIC SYNTHESIS LABORATORY. This course introduces students to advanced techniques and methods used in the synthesis of inorganic compounds. Corequisite (or prerequisite): CHEM 5392.


CHEM 5308 (3). SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY. Presentation of advanced special topics in chemistry that are at the forefront of current chemical interest. Content varies from term to term.


CHEM 5310/BIOL 5310 (3). BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY: MACROMOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION. Introduction to the structure and function of macromolecules of biological importance. Emphasis on nucleic acid and protein structure, enzyme kinetics, carbohydrate and lipid chemistry. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3371 and 3372. If CHEM

5310 is counted toward a chemistry major or minor, it cannot be counted toward a biological sciences major or minor.


CHEM 5344 (3). PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF PROTEINS. Graduate-level course on the fundamental aspects of techniques used to interrogate the thermodynamics and kinetics of protein conformational changes, with emphasis on atomic resolution structural techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 5383 and 5384, knowledge of basic biochemistry, and instructor approval.


CHEM 5383 (3). PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I. Gas laws; kinetic molecular theory; introduction to thermodynamics, with applications to phase transitions and chemical equilibrium; chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: PHYS 1106, 1304, 1114; MATH 2339 or permission of instructor.


CHEM 5392 (3). ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Survey of the bonding, structure, and reactivity of inorganic compounds; coordination, organometallic, and main group element chemistry. Three hours of lecture each week. Recommended: CHEM 5384.


CHEM 5396 (3). ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Three hours of lecture each week.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


CHEM 5398 (3). MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY. This course will highlight the close relationships of organic chemistry and biochemistry with the field of medicine. The course will rely on the departmental computational laboratory to permit three-dimensional visualization of molecular interactions. Three hours of lecture each week. Prerequisites: CHEM 3371 and 3372.