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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

CHEMISTRY (CH)

CH 100    Fundamentals of Chemistry    4 cr   

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of chemistry. Pre-requisite: Mathematics Placement Test score which allows registration for MA 112. Students are advised to concurrently register for MA 112 and CH 100. Students whose Mathematics Placement Exam score does not allow them to register for MA 112 should first complete MTH 100 (or DS 090) with a C or better as a Pre-requisite for CH 100. CH 100 may not be used to satisfy the Natural Science requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters).    

CH 101    Survey of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry    3 cr   

An intensive presentation of inorganic and organic chemistry principles selected to convey a basic understanding of their relationship to and function in the life process. Laboratory exercises will introduce students to basic laboratory procedures, often using exercises related to life process. This course is generally taken by students in the College of Nursing. CH 101L must be taken concurrently. Together, CH 101 and CH 101L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements.(Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Core Course.   

CH 101L   
Survey of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1 cr   

Laboratory exercises associated with CH 101. CH 101 must be taken concurrently. Together, CH 101 and CH 101L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements. Fee. Core Course.   

CH 103    Chemistry: Its Role in Society    3 cr   

Chemical principles to allow understanding of the technical aspects of air and water pollution, chemical solutions of the energy crisis, the polymer industry, drugs, nutrition, and genetic engineering. CH 103 is not designed to lead to other chemistry courses and may not be used to substitute for CH 131 for students majoring or minoring in Chemistry. CH 103L must be taken concurrently. Together, CH 103 and CH 103L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements.(Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Core Course.   

CH 103L    Chemistry: Its Role in Society Laboratory    1 cr   

Laboratory exercises associated with CH 103. CH 103 must be taken concurrently. Together, CH 103 and CH 103L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements. Fee. Core Course.   

CH 131     General Chemistry I    3 cr   

First of a two-semester sequence for majors, minors, and others seeking quantitative treatment. Topics include the nuclear model, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure, and molecular bonding. CH 131 and CH 131L must be taken concurrently. Together, CH 131 and CH 131L count as one laboratory science course partially fulfilling general education requirements. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters). Pre-requisites: CH 100 or ACT Math score of 24 or greater (or its equivalent as determined by the University) or letter grade of C or higher in MA 113 (or any higher level MA experience) or a score of 90 or greater on the Mathematics Placement Test and the completion of a high school physical science unit (or its equivalent) or one term of college chemistry. Core Course.    

CH 131L    General Chemistry I Laboratory    1 cr   

Laboratory exercises associated with CH 131. CH 131 must be taken concurrently or as a Pre-requisite. Together, CH 131 and CH 131L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements. Fee. Core Course.   

CH 132    General Chemistry II    3 cr   

Continuation of CH 131. Topics include solutions, colligative properties, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, pH, buffers, titrations, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Additional topics may include nuclear chemistry, organic and biochemistry, chemistry of inorganic compounds, transition metal complexes, and industrial chemistry. CH 132L must be taken concurrently. Together, CH 132 and CH 132L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisites: CH 131, CH 131L. Core Course.   

CH 132L    General Chemistry II Laboratory    1 cr   

Laboratory exercises associated with CH 132. CH 132 must be taken concurrently or as a Pre-requisite. Together, CH 132 and CH 132L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements. Fee. Core Course.   

CH 141    Chemical Principles    4 cr   

A one-semester accelerated introductory course in chemistry for majors, minors, and others seeking a more physical and quantitative treatment. Covers stoichiometry, states of matter, chemical bonding and structure, solutions, kinetics, gaseous and aqueous equilibria thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. CH 141L must be taken concurrently. Together, CH 141 and CH 141L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisite: ACS Chemistry Placement Qualifying Exam score of 45 or above. Core Course.   

CH 141L    Chemistry Principles Laboratory    1 cr   

Laboratory exercises associated with CH 141. CH 141 must be taken concurrently or as a Pre-requisite. Together, CH 141 and CH 141L count as one laboratory science course, partially fulfilling general education requirements. Fee. Core Course.   

CH 150     Introduction to Computer Chemistry (C)    2 cr   

This course will introduce the student to direct application and use of computer activity for applications in chemistry: acquisition of data from instrumentation, data analysis, presentation of experimental data, and chemical structure and modeling programs. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 131 or CH 141 concurrent; MA 115. Fee.   

CH 201    Organic Chemistry I     3 cr   

Fundamentals of structure and chemical behavior of organic molecules including nomenclature, properties, structure, stereo-chemistry, spectroscopy (both infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance), reactions, synthesis, and mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, alkyl halides, and alcohols. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisites: CH 132 with CH 132L or CH 141 with CH 141L. Co-requisite: CH 201L.    
CH 201L     Organic Chemistry I Laboratory     1 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 201. The laboratory introduces basic organic laboratory practices such as the collection of physical properties data, separation and purification techniques, synthesis, and spectroscopic methods. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisites: CH 132 with CH 132L or CH 141 with CH 141L. Co-requisite: CH 201. Fee.    

CH 202     Organic Chemistry II    3 cr   

Continuation of study of structure and chemical behavior of organic molecules including aromatic compounds, ketones and aldehydes amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and proteins, nucleic acids, alkynes, ethers and epoxides, and conjugated dienes. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisites: CH 201 with CH 201L. Co-requisite: CH 202L.    
CH 202L     Organic Chemistry II Laboratory     1 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 202. The laboratory continues with the basic organic laboratory practices with additional synthetic methods and an introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisites: CH 201 and CH 201L. Co-requisite: CH 202. Fee    

CH 265     Introductory Analysis    3 cr   

A detailed study of the fundamental theories and principles of chemistry with emphasis on their application to quantitative analysis. (Because proficiency of the material covered in CH 132 is vital for success in this course, students are strongly advised to take the two courses as close together as schedules permit. Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisites: CH 132 with CH 132L or CH 141 with CH 141L. Co-requisite: CH 265L.    
CH 265L     Introductory Analysis Laboratory     1 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 265. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisites: CH 132 with CH 132L or CH 141 with CH 141L. Co-requisite: CH 265. Fee.    

CH 300    Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences (W)     3 cr   

Designed to introduce the concepts of physical chemistry to students interested in the biochemical and biological aspects of chemistry. Topics are presented from viewpoint of their applications to biochemical problems: thermodynamics/biochemical energetics, properties of solutions, biological redox reactions, chemical/enzyme kinetics. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: EH 102, CH 265 with CH 265L; MA 126; PH 202; CH 440 (concurrent). Co-requisite: CH 300L.    
CH 300L     Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory     1 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 300. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 265 with CH 265L; MA 126; PH 202; CH 440 (concurrent). Co-requisite: CH 300. Fee.    

CH 301    Physical Chemistry I (W)    3 cr   

Gas Laws, First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibrium, Chemical Equilibrium, Physical Chemistry of Solutions, Electrochemistry, Transport Properties, and Chemical Kinetics. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: EH 102 or EH 105, CH 265 with CH 265L; MA 126; PH 202 or MA 227 (prior to or concurrently) and PH 115. Co-requisite for chemistry majors is CH 301L.    
CH 301L     Physical Chemistry I Laboratory     1 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 301. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: EH 102 or EH 105, CH 265 with CH 265L; MA 126; PH 202 or MA 227 (prior to or concurrently) and PH 115. Co-requisite: CH 301. Lab is required for chemistry majors. Fee.    

CH 302    Physical Chemistry II (W)    3 cr   

Quantum Theory and Applications to Atoms and Molecules, Spectroscopy, and Statistical Thermodynamics. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisites: EH 102 or EH 105, CH 265 with CH 265L and MA 126; PH 202 or MA 227 (prior to or concurrently) and PH 115. Co-requisite for chemistry majors is CH 302L.    
CH 302L     Physical Chemistry II Laboratory     1 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 302. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisites: EH 102 or EH 105, CH 265 with CH 265L; MA 126; PH 202 or MA 227 (prior to or concurrently) and PH 115. Co-requisite: CH 302. Lab is required for chemistry majors. Fee.    

CH 394    Directed Studies    1-4 cr   

Student works in research laboratory under faculty guidance. May be repeated; cannot exceed four credits. Pre-requisite: Junior standing or permission of department chair. Fee.   

CH 401    Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry    3 cr   

Atomic and molecular structure and bonding emphasizing the use of symmetry, group theory, and molecular orbitals; NMR spectrometry; coordination chemistry; organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 301, CH 301L, CH 302, and CH 302L. Co-requisite: CH 401L.    
CH 401L     Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory     2 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 401. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 301. CH 301L, CH 302, and CH 302L. Co-requisite: CH 401. Fee.    

CH 403    Bioinorganic Chemistry    3 cr   

Survey of bioinorganic chemistry appropriate for upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students. The approach will be molecular and chemical in nature with a focus on the study of the non-carbon elements, especially the transition metals, as related to biological activity. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 202. Recommended: CH 301, CH 302, or CH 440 recommended. Fee.   

CH 413    Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis    3 cr   

Study of organic reaction kinetics and mechanisms. Study of the synthesis of nature products and their mechanism of formation with concurrent discussion of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. (Offered as required.) Pre-requisites: CH 202 and CH 301. Fee.   

CH 414    Environmental Chemistry     3 cr   

Introduces the cycling of elements in the earth as groundwork for understanding the chemical reactions and fate of chemical species introduced as contaminants to the environment. The chemistry of natural and anthropogenic contaminants in the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere and the transport and transformation of chemical species in the environment are discussed. CH 414L must be taken concurrently. (Offered in Fall Semester) Pre-requisites: CH 201, CH 265.    

CH 414L    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory     1 cr   

Laboratory exercises associated with CH 414. Real-world samples will be used to learn appropriate isolation techniques followed by chemical and instrumental analysis. CH 414 must be taken concurrently. (Offered in Fall Semester) Pre-requisites: CH 201, CH 265. Fee.    

CH 440    Biochemistry I    3 cr   

Study of fundamental biochemical concepts; emphasis is placed on protein, carbohydrate, and lipid structures as related to their functional behavior; enzyme kinetics and mechanisms of action; thermodynamic relationships in biochemical systems. (Offered Fall Semester.) Cross-listed with BLY 440. Pre-requisite: CH 202.   

CH 441     Biochemistry II    3 cr   

Study of the reactions and regulation of intermediary metabolism; the biochemistry of genetic systems to include regulatory mechanisms and protein, synthesis. (Offered Spring Semester.) Cross-listed with BLY 441. Pre-requisite: CH 440 or BLY 440. Fee.   

CH 443    Laboratory Studies in Biochemistry    2 cr   

Course familiarizes the student with basic laboratory techniques commonly employed in biochemical research. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisite: CH 440 or BLY 440. Cross-listed with BLY 443. Fee.   

CH 451    Biophysical Chemistry    3 cr   

The study of the hydrodynamic and optical properties and methods used to elucidate the structure, conformation and function of biological macromolecules. (Offered as required.) Pre-requisites: CH 300 or CH 301 and CH 440 or permission of instructor.   

CH 465    Instrumental Analysis     3 cr   

Modern analytical instruments, their operating principles, and their applications. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 265 with CH 265L; CH 301 with CH 301L or CH 302 with CH 302L. Co-requisite: CH 465L    
CH 465L     Instrumental Analysis Laboratory     2 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 465. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 265 with CH 265L; and CH 301 with CH 301L or CH 302 with CH 302L. Co-requisite: CH 465. Fee.    

CH 470     Computational Chemistry (C)    4 cr   

Designed to provide an introduction to some of the techniques used in molecular modeling and computational chemistry, and to illustrate how these techniques can be used to study physical, chemical and biological phenomena. Topics: quantum mechanical methods, empirical force fields, molecular mechanics and dynamics, Monte Carlo, continuum electrostatics, and free energy perturbation methods. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 132 or CH 141; CH 202; permission of instructor. Fee.   

CH 490     Special Topics     1-4 cr   

Study of a significant topic in chemistry. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits when the content varies. Pre-requisite: Senior standing.   

CH 492     Seminar I    1 cr   

Information retrieval from scientific references, journals, and on-line databases directed toward computer-based preparation of a student seminar. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisite: Senior standing or permission of department chair. Fee.   

CH 493    Seminar II    1 cr   

Continuation of CH 492. Taken the next semester registered after successful completion of CH 492 unless special permission granted by the Department Chair. Presentation of a formal seminar for Department Faculty and students. (Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.) Pre-requisite: CH 492 previous semester or permission of department chair. Fee.   

CH 494    Directed Studies    1-4 cr   

Student works in a research laboratory under faculty guidance. May be repeated; cannot exceed four credits. Pre-requisite: Senior standing or permission of the department chair. Fee.   

CH 499    Senior Honors Chemistry Project    3 cr   

Student research under faculty direction; written report and oral presentation of research work to faculty and students. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of six credits. Permission of department chair. Fee.   

CH 514    Environmental Chemistry     3 cr   

Introduces the cycling of elements in the earth as groundwork for understanding the chemical reactions and fate of chemical species introduced as contaminants to the environment. The chemistry of natural and anthropogenic contaminants in the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere and the transport and transformation of chemical species in the environment are discussed. CH 514L must be taken concurrently. (Offered in Fall Semester) Pre-requisite: CH 202.    

CH 514L    Environmental Chemistry Laboratory     1 cr   

Laboratory exercises associated with CH 514. Real-world samples will be used to learn appropriate isolation techniques followed by chemical and instrumental analysis. CH 514 must be taken concurrently. (Offered in Fall Semester) Pre-requisite: CH 202. Fee.    
CH 515    Environmental Toxicology    3 cr   
Introduction to the scientific and technical principles of toxicological processes in the context of the ecosystem. Students will understand both the types of major environmental toxicants and how to properly evaluate their toxicity and factors that influence toxicity. Students will recognize and coherently formulate risk assessment and by using the tools and techniques acquired, develop and communicate proposals for remedy.   

CH 521    Marine Natural Product Chemistry    3 cr   

Chemical-physical analysis and synthesis of alkaloids, antibiotics, algae and bacterial metabolites, plant pigments, steroids, and terpenes found in the marine environment. (Offered as required.) Pre-requisites: CH 202; Graduate status. Fee.   

CH 530    Biochemistry of Marine Organism    3 cr   

Study of biochemical regulatory processes associated with energy production, vision, defense mechanisms and other physiological activities within vertebrate and invertebrate species of the marine environment. (Offered as required.) Pre-requisite: Graduate status. Fee.   

CH 540    Biochemistry I     3 cr   

Study of fundamental biochemical concepts; emphasis is placed on protein, carbohydrate, and lipid structures as related to their functional behavior, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms of action; thermodynamic relationships in biochemical systems. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 202; Graduate status. Fee.   

CH 541    Biochemistry II     3 cr   

Study of the reactions and regulations of intermediary metabolism; the biochemistry of genetic systems to include regulatory mechanisms and protein synthesis. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 540 or BLY 540; Graduate status. Fee.   

CH 543    Laboratory Studies in Biochemistry     3 cr   

Course familiarizes the student with basic laboratory techniques commonly employed in biochemical research. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisite: CH 540 or concurrent enrollment in CH 441/541. Fee.   

CH 550    Readings in Marine Chemistry     3 cr   

Readings of primary literature on topics of special interest in the area of marine chemistry and biochemistry. (Offered as required.) Pre-requisite: Graduate status. Fee.   

CH 551     Biophysical Chemistry    3 cr   

The study of the hydrodynamic and optical properties and methods used to elucidate the structure, conformation and function of biological macromolecules. (Offered as required.) Pre-requisites: CH 300 or CH 301; CH 440; Graduate status or permission of instructor. Fee.   

CH 565    Instrumental Analysis     3 cr   

Modern analytical instruments, their operating principles, and their applications. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 265 with CH 265L; CH 301 with CH 301L or CH 302 with CH 302L; Graduate status. Co-requisite: CH 565L.    
CH 565L     Instrumental Analysis Laboratory     2 cr    
Laboratory exercises associated with CH 565. (Offered Fall Semester.) Pre-requisites: CH 265 with CH 265L; CH 301 with CH 301L or CH 302 with CH 302L; Graduate status. Co-requisite: CH 565. Fee.    

CH 570     Computational Chemistry (C)    4 cr   

Designed to provide an introduction to some of the techniques used in molecular modeling and computational chemistry, and to illustrate how these techniques can be used to study physical, chemical and biological phenomena. Topics: quantum mechanical methods, empirical force fields, molecular mechanics and dynamics, Monte Carlo, continuum electrostatics, and free energy perturbation methods. (Offered Spring Semester.) Pre-requisite: Graduate status. Fee.    

CH 571    Oxygen Transport Proteins in Marine Organisms    3 cr   

Study of the structure-function relationships of oxygen transport proteins utilized by marine vertebrates and invertebrates. (Offered as required.) Pre-requisite: Graduate status or permission of instructor.   

CH 590     Special Topics     1-4 cr   

Study of a significant topic in chemistry. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits when the content varies. Pre-requisite: Graduate status.   

CH 592     Seminar     1 cr   

The use of scientific references and journals retrieval. Library assignment may be directed toward preparation of student seminars which are scheduled concurrently. (Offered Fall and Spring Semester.) Pre-requisite: Graduate status. Fee.   

CH 594    Directed Studies     1-4 cr   

Literature survey and research under senior staff guidance. May be repeated, but not to exceed four credits. Pre-requisite: Graduate status. Fee.   
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