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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - Chemistry

CHEM 1000 CHEMISTRY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
This course provides a fundamental introduction to chemistry topics with a focus on the built environment. Fundamental principles of chemistry with emphasis on solving problems encountered in business and commerce. Topics include: the atomic model; writing, balancing; and predicting reactions; stoichiometry; the periodic table; properties of acids, bases, and salts; properties of aqueous solutions. (4 credits) fall, spring
Corequisite: MATH1000

CHEM 1005 CHEMISTRY A
This course will introduce the students to basic concepts in chemistry through contemporary applications. Topics will include atomic model and periodic chart, solutions, chemical formulas, balancing chemical reactions, and acids and bases. Laboratory sessions illustrate principles. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH1005

CHEM 1100 ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY I
Introductory chemistry for engineers, covering atomic structure, molecular orbitals and bonding, stoichiometry, intermolecular forces, gas laws, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, reduction/oxidation, electrochemistry, properties of metals, and modern materials. (4 credits) fall, spring, summer

CHEM 1600 ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY II
A second semester in introductory chemistry focusing on chemical thermodynamics, colligative properties, kinetics and catalysis, buffers, solubility, periodic trends, an introduction to materials science, and nuclear chemistry. An emphasis on chemical applications throughout the engineering disciplines will be present in this course. (4 credits)  
Prerequisite: CHEM1100

CHEM 2000 BASICS OF ORGANIC/BIOCHEMISTRY
This course is intended to introduce students to key concepts in organic chemistry and biochemistry, and to describe the significant connections between these topics and health, disease and the molecular treatment of disease. Specific topics include saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, esters, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, molecular genetics and metabolism. (4 credits) fall, spring
Prerequisites: BIOL1100 and CHEM1100

CHEM 2200 PROTEINS MEDICINE & DISEASE
A second semester in introductory chemistry focusing on the relevance of protein sequence and structure in health, disease and drug design. Specific topics include introduction to organic molecules, enzyme kinetics and inhibition and protein structure. There will also be an emphasis on correlating protein chemistry aspects to mechanisms of disease, methods of drug discovery, and computational methods used in the drug discovery process. A combination of projects involving wet and computational laboratory methods will be included. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM1100

CHEM 2400 BIOCHEMISTRY
This course starts with structural descriptions of macromolecules, with a particular focus on proteins and the structure /function relationship. Enzymes and the principles of catalysis are discussed, followed by a comprehensive survey of the pathways and regulation of metabolism, including glycolysis, the Krebs Cycle, electron transport, as well as lipid, carbohydrate and protein metabolism. (4 credits) summer
Prerequisite: CHEM2500 AND BIOL1100

CHEM 2500 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
This course is an introduction to organic chemistry. It covers basic organic nomenclature and functional groups, stereochemistry, the reactions of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes, and instrumental analysis of organic molecules. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM1600

CHEM 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHEMISTRY
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside existing course offerings. (1 - 4 credits)  
Prerequisite: Consent of department head and instructor

CHEM 3500 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I. It covers alkyl halides and their associated reactions, alcohols and their associated reactions, an introduction to carbonyl chemistry, as well as a continuation of instrumental analysis as applied to these classes of molecules. Conjugated systems and their detections using UV/Vis spectroscopy will be introduced. Polymer chemistry and lipids are also addressed. (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM2500

CHEM 3800 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
These courses present topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the semester schedule for the courses offered that semester. (1 – 4 credits)