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BIOL 1215K. Principles of Biology (3-2-4) Exploration of the scientific paradigm as applied for human understanding of the living cell, molecular genetics, population genetics, organic evolution, and ecology. Students will be expected to be computer literate. Includes inquiry-based laboratory. Laboratory work or field trips may necessitate attendance at times other than those scheduled. (Course fee required.)


BIOL 1225K. Contemporary Issues in Biology with Lab (3-2-4) An examination of two or three current topics in biology. Topics will include at least one medically-related and one environmentally-related issue and may draw from the fields of cell biology, physiology, systematics, and ecology. Includes a laboratory experience; laboratory work or field trips may necessitate attendance at times other than those scheduled. Course may be repeated for credit with a different title. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 2115. Quantitative Chemical Analysis (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 2315. An introduction into the field of analytical chemistry. Topics include acquisition of analytical data and statistical analysis; theory of simple and complex equilibria such as acid-base, precipitation, redox and complexation reactions, and their analytical applications; electrochemistry; spectroscopy, and chromatography.


CHEM 2315. Quantitative Chemical Analysis Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of C or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 2115. Laboratory course emphasizing wet chemical methods of analysis. Topics include data handling, volumetric, gravimetric, precipitation, acid-base, metal chelation, and redox titrations, non-aqueous titrations, gravimetry, ion-exchange equilibria, and spectroscopic methods of analysis. The sequence of the experiments in the laboratory is chosen to coordinate with the lecture materials. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 3111. Organic Chemistry 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3311. Introduction to modern organic chemical theory and practice: topics include vocabulary of organic chemistry, covalent bonding models, thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions, systematic nomenclature, drawing structures, conformational analysis, basic principles of stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and functional group interconversions.


CHEM 3112. Organic Chemistry 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3312. A continuation of CHEM 3111 with emphasis on reactions mechanisms, multistep synthesis, chromatography, spectroscopy, and structural elucidation with an emphasis on the application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, molecular orbital theory and pericyclic reactions, reactive Intermediates, and chemistry of functional groups.


CHEM 3311. Organic Chemistry 1 Lab (0-3-1) Corequisite: CHEM 3111. Introduction to laboratory techniques such synthesis, chromatography, spectroscopy, molecular modeling, stereochemistry, and writing scientific reports (Course fee required.)


CHEM 3312. Organic Chemistry 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of "C" or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 3112. A continuation of CHEM 3311 with added emphasis on multi-step reactions, chromatographic techniques, obtaining and interpreting spectral data and access/utilization of the scientific literature. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 3135. Inorganic Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3335. This course involves the principles and special topics in modern inorganic chemistry, including electronic structure, valence bond theory, molecular orbital theory, group theory, solid state chemistry, aqueous and non-aqueous solvents, coordination chemistry, crystal field theory, transition and inner transition metals, organometallics, and bioinorganic chemistry.


CHEM 3335. Inorganic Chemistry Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3135. Laboratory experiments emphasizing the synthesis inorganic compounds, including purification and characterization of coordination compounds, complex ions and salts. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 4115. Survey of Physical Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, Math 1131, PHYS 1112 and PHYS 1312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4315. Topics include properties of gases; laws of thermodynamics; physical equilibrium in pure substances; chemical equilibrium; chemical kinetics; quantum theory; atomic structure; chemical bond; introduction to rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy; solid surfaces.  


CHEM 4315. Survey of Physical Chemistry Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, Math 1131, PHYS 1112 and PHYS 1312 with a grade of C or better in each, Co-requisite: CHEM 4115. Laboratory experiments on conductometry, potentiometry, uv-vis spectroscopy, kinetics of ester hydrolysis, enzyme kinetics, viscosity of polymers, surface area of heterogeneous catalysts. (Course fee required).


CHEM 4175. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CHEM 3112, CHEM 3312 with a grade of C or better in each and MATH 1131. Co-requisite: CHEM 4375. The course covers theory and applications of modern chemical instrumentation. The instruments and techniques studied include spectroscopic methods (UV-Vis, FTIR, fluorescence, atomic absorption and emission, separation methods (gas chromatography), selected electrochemical methods and mass spectrometry.