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BIOL 1231K. General Biology I (3-2-4) Prerequisites: Math readiness score of MATH 1111 or higher or completion of MATH 0195 or higher with a grade of "C" or better. Part one of a two-course sequence designed for biology majors. This course is an introduction to basic concepts in biological chemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. (Course fee required. Course may not be used to satisfy Area D of the core curriculum.)


BIOL 1232K. General Biology II (3-2-4) Prerequisites: BIOL 1231K with a grade of "C" or better. Part two of a two-course sequence designed for biology majors. This course is an introduction to basic concepts in evolution, ecology, biological classification and biodiversity. (Course fee required. Course may not be used to satisfy Area D of the core curriculum.)


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. Serving as an introduction to modern organic chemical theory and practice, topics covered in this course consist of the following: vocabulary of organic chemistry, covalent bonding models, thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions, systematic nomenclature, drawing structures, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and functional group interconversions involving ionic mechanisms.


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 an emphasis on the following topics: complex reaction mechanisms, multistep synthesis of organic compounds, molecular orbital theory, pericyclic reactions, and radical reactions.


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. Foundations of Physical Chemistry ({3-3}-0-{3-4}) Prerequisites: MATH 1131, PHYS 1112, and PHYS 1312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4315. Topics include applications of thermodynamic laws; statistical thermodynamics; kinetics of first and second order, consecutive, and bimolecular surface reactions; quantum chemistry of translational, vibrational and rotational motion, and hydrogen atoms.  


CHEM 4315. Foundations of Physical Chemistry Lab ({0-3}-3-{1-4}) Prerequisites: MATH 1131, PHYS 1112 and PHYS 1312 with a grade of C or better in each, Co-requisite: CHEM 4115. Laboratory experiments on viscosity of polymers, phase equilibria, thermochemistry, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, rotational-vibrational spectroscopy, and chemical kinetics. (Course fee required).


CHEM 4175. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis ({3-3}-0-{3-4}) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CHEM 3112, CHEM 3312 and MATH 1131 with a grade of C or better in each. 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.