Courses

  • CHEM-100 Chemistry Workshop (0)

    This course will review topics in math that are essential to the study of chemistry. Scientific reasoning skills will also be developed to support success in chemistry courses.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-103C Y D-
  • CHEM-103C P4 Gen Chemistry I (3)

    This course introduces the fundamental principles of chemistry. Emphasis is placed on theoretical concepts and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Topics include the mole concept, gas laws, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, the chemical bond, and thermochemistry.

    Attributes: P4 YLIB
  • CHEM-103L General Chemistry I Lab (1)

    This laboratory, which complements CHEM 103C, introduces students to basic techniques of the chemistry laboratory. The experiments include observation of chemical phenomena, physico-chemical measurements, syntheses, and chemical analysis.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-103C Y D-
  • CHEM-104C General Chemistry II (3)

    This course introduces the fundamental principles of chemistry. Emphasis is placed on theoretical concepts and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Topics include solutions, acids and bases, kinetics and chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-103C D-
  • CHEM-104L General Chem II Lab (1)

    This laboratory, which complements CHEM 104C, introduces the student to the basic techniques of the chemistry laboratory. The experiments include observation of chemical phenomena, physico-chemical measurements, syntheses, and chemical analysis.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-103L D- AND CHEM-104C Y D-
  • CHEM-120C P4 Intro Chemistry (3)

    A one-semester course for nursing majors or for students seeking an introduction to chemistry. Topics from general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry are covered, with emphasis on applications to health professions.

    Attributes: P4 YLIB
  • CHEM-120L Intro to Chemistry Lab (1)

    This course complements CHEM 120C and introduces the student to some basic techniques in the chemistry laboratory. The experiments include observation of chemical phenomena, chemical analysis, and syntheses.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-120C Y D-
  • CHEM-132 P4 The Chemistry of Crime (3)

    The aim of this course is to introduce analytical chemistry principles that are related to the area of criminology. The course will focus on those aspects of criminology that can be answered through chemical methods, although some aspects of biological science (DNA analysis and blood typing) will be integrated. This course introduces concepts related to the identification and analysis of fingerprints, inks, fibers, tool marks, narcotics, common medications, blood and breath alcohol, accelerants, firearms, blood and DNA. The course will be taught in such a way as to allow students to obtain both lecture and laboratory experience in the context of a 60-minute lecture/laboratory course. The laboratory experiments will involve performing short analysis that can be completed within 60 minutes. This will allow the opportunity for laboratory work during the class period rather than in a separate laboratory course.

    Attributes: P4 YLIB
  • CHEM-136 LC Chemistry of Love & Sex (3)

    This course will focus on man made natural disasters.

    Attributes: LC YLIB
    Restrictions: Including: -Class: Freshman
  • CHEM-199C RW Research-Based Writing (3)

    Students learn the basics of writing an academic research paper in this discipline. Emphasis is on elements of persuasive argumentation, the inclusion of more than one perspective on an issue, the proper use and documentation of sources, and revision. Students also learn how to make an effective oral presentation of their research. Department-determined topic may change from semester to semester and is likely to include literary texts as primary materials. Restricted to freshmen and transfers. Note: 199C courses may not be taken for credit more than once.

    Attributes: RW YLIB
    Restrictions: Including: -Class: Freshman, Sophomore
  • CHEM-201 SQ Organic Chemistry I (3)

    The principles of the chemistry of carbon compounds are developed with emphasis on nomenclature, physical properties, structure, reactions, mechanisms, and synthesis.

    Attributes: SQ YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-104C D-
  • CHEM-201L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2)

    This laboratory complements CHEM 201 by introducing the basic organic laboratory techniques of synthesis, isolation, and analysis, including chromatography.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-104L D- AND CHEM-201 Y D-
  • CHEM-202 Organic Chemistry II (3)

    The basic principles of the chemistry of carbon compounds are developed with emphasis on nomenclature, physical properties, spectroscopy, structure, reactions, mechanisms, and synthesis.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-201 D-
  • CHEM-202L Organic Chemistry II Lab (2)

    This laboratory complements CHEM 202 by introducing the basic organic laboratory techniques of synthesis, isolation, and analysis, including chromatography, infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Students are encouraged to work more independently as the semester progresses.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: (CHEM-201 D- AND CHEM-201L D-) AND CHEM-202 Y D-
  • CHEM-214C P4 Biochemical Systems (3)

    This is a science content course. In this course, students study the fundamental nature of chemistry and biology by investigating how basic chemical principles are manifested in living systems. After acquiring the fundamental concepts of matter, energy, and chemical processes, students study how these principles are integrated into systems such as respiration, photosynthesis, nutrition, and exercise. Students investigate contemporary applications of these topics through research reports. Laboratory work is incorporated into the class in the form of guided inquiry activities. Registration in this course is restricted to students pursuing majors in the School of Education.

    Attributes: P4 YLIB ZCIV
  • CHEM-215C SQ Dynamics of Phys World (3)

    This is a science content course. In this course, students investigate topics in earth science and physics using experiments, inquiry-based studies, mathematical methods, and technology tools. Particular emphasis is placed on the concepts of science, including: cause and effect, change and conservation, energy and matter, models and theories, probability and prediction, systems and interaction, and time and scale. Formerly offered as MSTI 215C.

    Attributes: SQ YLIB
  • CHEM-250 Sophomore Seminar (1)

    This spring course is required for all chemistry majors (B.S. and B.A.) and provides an opportunity for the chemistry faculty and students to discuss topics of importance to chemistry majors. Topics include graduate school, professional schools (medical, veterinary, dental, law school, etc.), industrial positions, literature searching, and research opportunities within and outside the Department of Chemistry. Also includes seminars by outside speakers from academic, private, and industrial laboratories and seminars by the senior chemistry majors. Attendance is required. Graded S/U.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • CHEM-260 Food Chemistry (3)

    A general survey course designed to introduce students to the chemical processes behind food and the food industry. All aspects of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, biochemical, and analytical) will be utilized. The course will be taught in such a way as to allow students to obtain both lecture and laboratory experience in the context of either a 60 or 90 minute lecture/laboratory course.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • CHEM-300 Practicum Lab Development (3)

    Introduction to tasks important for high school chemistry teachers, including laboratory experimental design and preparation, chemicals and laboratory acquisition and storage, safety in the laboratory, waste disposal, and the literature of chemical education.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202 D- AND CHEM-202L D-
  • CHEM-315 Analytical Chemistry I (3)

    This course covers topics in quantitative chemical analysis, including statistics, equilibria, gravimetric and volumetric analysis, and electrochemistry.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCIV
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-104C D- AND (MATH-119C D- OR MATH-120C D-)
  • CHEM-315L Analytical Chem I Lab (2)

    Laboratory course designed to complement CHEM 315. This course covers gravimetric, volumetric, and electrochemical analysis.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCIV
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-104L D- AND CHEM-315 Y D-
  • CHEM-316 Analytical Chemistry II (3)

    This course covers the quantitative aspects of modern instrumental analysis, including electronics, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and chromatography.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCIV
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-315 D-
  • CHEM-316L Analytical Chem II Lab (2)

    Laboratory course designed to complement CHEM 316. This course covers electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and chromatography.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCIV
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-315L D- AND CHEM-316 Y D-
  • CHEM-365 Physical Chemistry I (3)

    The principles of thermodynamics are developed and applied to a study of gases, phase equilibria, and chemical equilibria.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-104C C AND (MATH-122C C AND PHYS-132C C) OR (PHYS-122C C AND MATH-122C C AND MATH-221C Y C)
  • CHEM-365L Physical Chemistry I Lab (2)

    The semester is devoted to traditional physical chemical experiments, most of which are related to thermodynamics.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-365 Y D-
  • CHEM-366 Physical Chemistry II (3)

    The semester covers chemical kinetics and quantum chemistry, plus elements of kinetic theory and spectroscopy.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-365 D-
  • CHEM-366L Physical Chemistry II Lab (2)

    The experiments in this course are chosen to illustrate or to apply the principles studied in CHEM 366.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-365L D- AND CHEM-366 Y D-
  • CHEM-408 Biochemistry I (3)

    An introduction to the basic principles of biochemistry. Among the topics covered are: structure and function of proteins; energetics, kinetics, and mechanisms of biochemical reactions; carbohydrates; properties of membranes; and intermediary metabolism, including oxidative phosphorylation.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202 D-
  • CHEM-409 Biochemistry II (3)

    A continuation of Biochemistry I. Among the topics covered are: a continuation of intermediary metabolism; biosynthesis; integration and hormonal regulation of metabolism; and storage and utilization of genetic information.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-408 D-
  • CHEM-410 Biochemistry Lab (1)

    A laboratory course for junior/senior students majoring in chemistry, biology, and/or pursuing a concentration in biochemistry. Designed to provide a modern and complete experience in experimental biochemistry. Important general techniques to be covered are error and statistical analysis of experimental data, spectroscopic methods, electrophoretic techniques, chromatographic separations, and isolation of biological materials. Examples of some selected additional techniques are enzyme kinetics, peptide isolation, and peptide sequencing.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202 D- AND CHEM-202L D- AND CHEM-408 Y D-
  • CHEM-412 Advanced Topics: Chemistry (3)

    Advanced topics in chemistry will be covered according to specialty area of faculty.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCIV
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-316 D- AND CHEM-366 D-
  • CHEM-414 Pharmaceutics (3)

    This introductory course provides students with an overview of the pharmaceutical dosage forms and pharmacokinetics. The course will focus on the physicochemical principles of dosage form design, testing, and manufacturing. The related topics of drug delivery routes will also be discussed. Students will also study the basic pharmacokinetic models to understand the factors influencing drug absorption and disposition in the human body.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-365 Y D-
  • CHEM-417 Quantum Chemistry (3)

    This course serves as an advanced study of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and molecular thermodynamics.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-366 D- AND MATH-221C D-
  • CHEM-431 Spectroscopic Identificatn (3)

    Spectroscopic methods, such as mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (both 1-D and 2-D techniques and multinuclear NMR), are applied to the characterization of substances.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202 D- AND CHEM-202L D- AND CHEM-366 D-
  • CHEM-432 Computational Chemistry (3)

    In this course mechanisms of organic reactions as well as essential chemical properties of molecules will be explored through computational modeling. The emphasis is on the principles of organic chemistry rather than quantum chemistry. The goal is to show how electronic structure of molecules correlates with their reactivity, molecular and spectroscopic properties. Students will be exposed to modern computational chemistry software and will be able to make an informed choice of computational techniques.

    Formerly titled: Advanced Organic Chemistry

    Attributes: YLIB ZRES
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202 D- AND CHEM-366 D-
  • CHEM-435 Advanced Laboratory I (1)

    Devoted to the separation of mixtures and their identification and to the synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds using more advanced procedures than those found in CHEM 201L and 202L.

    Attributes: YLIB ZRES
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202L D- AND CHEM-431 Y D-
  • CHEM-436 Advanced Laboratory II (1)

    At least two-thirds of this course is devoted to the syntheses and characterization of inorganic compounds. For the remainder of the course, the student selects advanced experiments from one or more areas, such as biochemistry, spectroscopy, instrumental methods, polymer chemistry, or inorganic chemistry.

    Attributes: YLIB ZRES
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202L D- AND CHEM-366 Y D- AND CHEM-441 Y D-
  • CHEM-441 Adv Inorganic Chemistry (3)

    This course is concerned primarily with atomic structure, periodic properties of the elements, reaction mechanisms, structure and bonding in the solid state, acid-base theory, symmetry and group theory, coordination compounds, and organometallic chemistry.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-202 D- AND CHEM-366 Y D-
  • CHEM-449 Seminar Preparation (0)

    This course will prepare students for presenting their senior seminar. The course will include discussion of selection of seminar topic, background research, and presentation preparation. Graded S/U.

    Attributes: YLIB ZRES
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-365 Y D-
  • CHEM-450 Seminar (1)

    Each student presents a seminar on a current research topic in chemistry.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCAP ZRES
    Pre-requisites: CHEM-366 D-
  • CHEM-453 Vaccinology (2)

    The goal of this elective course is to focus the student’s general understanding of the immune system towards the biological aspects of vaccination. This course combines didactic presentations and small-group formats, and community outreach to introduce students to the principles of rational vaccine design, development, and pharmaceutical intervention against disease. The focus of the course will emphasize the empirical basis of vaccine design and development, past and current vaccine applications, and developing future pharmaceutical vaccine prospects for medically-relevant pathogens for which there are no effective vaccines. Socioeconomic and ethical implications of vaccines, including the role of vaccination in public health, vaccine economics, and vaccine safety profiles will also be discussed.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: BIOL-422 D- AND CHEM-365 D- AND CHEM-414 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Program: BS Chemistry - Pharmaceutical
  • CHEM-454 Drug Delivery (2)

    Drug delivery systems can be intelligently designed to enhance new and existing drug therapies. This course builds upon the introductory Pharmaceutics course and covers current topics in drug delivery. Approximately 5 to 7 topics will be covered entirely through case studies. For each topic, the students will first review the advantages and limitations of existing drug delivery system. The students will then perform in-depth analysis on the new delivery system and/or the related manufacturing technologies. Through these case studies, the students will also be exposed to controversial topics on intellectual properties and regulatory strategies.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: BIOL-422 D- AND CHEM-365 D- AND CHEM-414 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Program: BS Chemistry - Pharmaceutical
  • CHEM-456 Pharmaceutical Biotech (2)

    Biopharmaceuticals comprised the fastest growing category of drugs in recent years. Present and future research efforts are highly concentrated on these compounds. This course will introduce students to various biotechnology derived drugs and drug products. Students will learn about physicochemical aspects of protein-like compounds and the production, processing, and characterization of these drugs. The unique challenges presented in delivery and pharmacokinetics as well as formulation development of these proteins will be discussed. Some commonly used biotech products will be reviewed. In the end, the issues related to the handling of biopharmaceuticals in the practice setting will be discussed.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: BIOL-422 D- AND CHEM-365 D- AND CHEM-414 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Program: BS Chemistry - Pharmaceutical
  • CHEM-457 Toxins and Poisons (2)

    A lecture and group discussion-based course designed to acquaint the student with the science of toxicology. The course will introduce basic toxicological principles and methods and will place special emphasis on the applied fields of toxicology, including forensic and environmental toxicology.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: BIOL-422 D- AND CHEM-365 D- AND CHEM-414 D-
  • CHEM-496 Independent Study (1 TO 3)

    An opportunity for a student to engage in research or study in an area or topic not regularly covered in the program. Completion of the Independent Study/Tutorial Authorization form is required.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • CHEM-498 Research (.5 TO 4)

    Research on an original problem in chemistry is carried out under the direction of a department faculty member. Training in research methods, use of the scientific literature, and evaluation of data are emphasized. A student may register for 1 to 4 credit hours in a given semester. At least once during the course of the project, the student will report orally on his or her work before the department faculty and students. Upon completion of the project, the results will be presented in the form of a written research report. Completion of the Independent Study/Tutorial Authorization form is required.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCIV ZRES