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CHEMISTRY (CHM)

CHM 502 Cr. 3
Organic Chemistry: Theory and Applications
A study of the properties, reactions, and uses of the major classes of organic molecules. Theories and mechanisms will relate molecular structure to the physical and chemical properties of molecules. The applications of organic chemistry will be emphasized. Discussions, assignments, and activities will assist secondary teachers to incorporate organic chemistry into their classrooms. Prerequisites: baccalaureate degree, CHM 104 or equivalent, and acceptance into a sponsoring, state or federally funded, teacher enhancement program. Offered Summer Session.
CHM 309/509 Cr. 3
Physical Chemistry Theory I
Real gases, equations of state, quantum chemistry, molecular energies, classical thermo-dynamics, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, phase equilibria, and transport properties. Lect. 3. Prerequisites: CHM 104, PHY 104 or 203, MTH 208, and MTH 309 or concurrent registration.
CHM 310/510 Cr. 3
Physical Chemistry Theory II
Molecular spectroscopy, lasers, molecular structure, kinetics, statistical thermodynamics, liquid and solid states, quantum mechanics, X-ray crystallography and group theory. Lect. 3. Prerequisites: CHM 309/509, PHY 104 or 204.
CHM 313/513 Cr. 2
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Experimental work to correlate with the theory presented in CHM 309/509. Lab. 4. Prerequisite: credit or concurrent registration in CHM 309/509.
CHM 314/514 Cr. 2
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Experimental work to correlate with the theory presented in CHM 310/510. Lab. 4. Prerequisite: CHM 310/510 or concurrent registration.
CHM 320/520 Cr. 1-3
Practicum in Chemistry
A course designed for and adapted to the specific needs of select groups having specific interests in the applications of techniques and/or theories of chemistry, i.e., educational professionals, chemical technicians, medical technologists, etc. Lecture and laboratory will be adapted to the topic being taught. Prerequisite: to be determined -- based on topic offered. Credits are not applicable to a major in chemistry. May be repeated for credit when different topic is presented.
CHM 325/525 Cr. 4
Survey of Biochemistry
A survey of chemical processes in biological systems emphasizing the structure, function, and interactions of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, the regulation of cellular processes, and a description of certain clinical disorders. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304. Students with credit in CHM 327/527 cannot earn credit in CHM 325/525.
CHM 327/527 Cr. 3
Biochemistry I
A study of enzymes, nucleic acids, and other chemical components in biological systems, emphasizing the regulation and coordination of intra-and intercellular chemical processes. Laboratory emphasis is on techniques utilized in protein isolation and characterization. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304. Students with credit in CHM 325/525 cannot earn credit in CHM 327/527.
CHM 328/528 Cr. 3
Biochemistry II
A continuation of the study of enzymes, nucleic acids, and other chemical components of biological systems emphasizing anabolic processes and transfer of genetic information. Laboratory emphasizes the study of metabolic processes. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 327/527.
CHM 530 Cr. 4
Chemistry in the Health Sciences
The application of chemical principles to the health sciences. Topics include, but not limited to chemistry of drugs,, topical and inhalation anesthetics, and pH regulation. Lect. 4. Prerequisites: CHM 104 and experience in one of the health science professions. Enrollment will be limited to identified health science professionals.
CHM 341/541 Cr. 4
Instrumental Analysis
A study of the theory and principles of chemical instrumentation including the application of spectroscopic separation and electroanalytical methods of chemical analysis. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 301.
CHM 405/605 Cr. 3
Advanced Synthesis Laboratory
Synthesis, characterization and separation techniques are applied to the syntheses of organic and inorganic compounds. Applications of nuclear magnetic resonance, gas chroma- tography-mass spectrometry and computerized searching of the chemical literature are included. Independent projects with multi-step syntheses are assigned to students. Lect. 1, Lab. 6. Prerequisites: CHM 304 and 305.
CHM 420/620 Cr. 1-3
Advanced Topics in Chemistry
An advanced topic in chemistry based on appropriate prior work in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. Lecture and laboratory will be adapted to the topic being taught. May be repeated for credit when different topic is presented. Prerequisites will be determined based on topic offered and include a minimum of three semesters of chemistry courses.
CHM 422/622 Cr. 3
Polymer Chemistry
A study of synthetic high molecular weight materials of practical application in industry or of theoretical interest in chemistry. Representative polymer systems are examined with respect to the effect of molecular weight, weight distribution, and structure on physical properties. The choice of monomeric starting materials and mechanisms of polymerization are examined in detail. Methods of characterizing macromolecules are surveyed. Lect. 2. Lab 2. Prerequisite: CHM 304. CHM 309 is highly recommended.
CHM 424/624 Cr. 3
Spectroscopy
A survey of important spectroscopic methods used in chemistry; infrared, proton and carbon-13 NMR, ultraviolet, and mass spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on structure determination and hands-on experience with chemical instrumentation. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304.
CHM 431/631 Cr. 3
Inorganic Chemistry
A survey of the theories of atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure and the relationship of these theories to inorganic reactions, mechanisms and coordination compounds. Also presented are the concepts of acid-base theory, nonaqueous solution chemistry, and topics of current interest in inorganic chemistry; organo-metallics, inorganic polymers, cluster compounds, etc. Lect. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or CHM 304 or concurrent registration in CHM 304.
CHM 461/661 Cr. 4
Nuclear Chemistry
A study of the decay of radioactive nuclides with emphasis on the theory of nuclear decay. Laboratory will include the study of the detection of radiation, methods of radioanalysis and the safe handling of unsealed radioactive sources. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisites: four semesters of chemistry. Students with credit in CHM 361 cannot earn credit in CHM 461/661. Offered Sem. I.
CHM 705 Cr. 2
Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Practice and Pedagogy
Laboratory practices in organic chemistry designed to illustrate measurements, separation methods, structure identification, organic synthesis, and qualitative analysis. Techniques will include both macroscale and microscale. Discussion regarding the applicability and relevance of the laboratory experience in a secondary chemistry curriculum will be emphasized. Teachers will develop experiments and activities to meet their own classroom needs. Prerequisites: baccalaureate degree, credit or concurrent registration in CHM 502 or equivalent, and acceptance into a sponsoring, state or federally funded, teacher enhancement program. Offered Summer Session.
CHM 710 Cr. 5
Physical Chemistry: Theory, Laboratory and Application
The application of physics, computers and higher mathematics, in modeling chemical systems. Topics include nonideal gases, kinetic-molecular theory, quantum chemistry, molecular energies, thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, molecular structure, spectroscopy, and kinetics. Laboratory experiments, class discussions, daily assignments and activities will assist secondary teachers to redesign their own classes. Prerequisite: baccalaureate degree, CHM 104, MTH 208 or equivalent, PHY 104 or equivalent, and acceptance into a state or federally funded teacher enhancement program. Offered Summer Session.
CHM 720 Cr. 1-3
Selected Topics in Chemistry
Studies in chemistry of interest to specific groups -- i.e., related scientific disciplines and education professionals. Lecture and laboratory will be adapted to the topic being taught. Repeatable for credit under different topics.
CHM 721 Cr. 1-2
Chemistry Teaching Methods
A course offered in conjunction with chemistry content courses to address the specific problems of implementing newly-acquired chemical knowledge into the secondary classrooms. An examination of current curriculum materials, instructional strategies and technologies, evaluations, procedures, and available resources. Emphasis will be placed on curriculum development, classroom management, laboratory safety, and leadership training. Visiting education professionals, mentor teachers, and participant sharing will be used as appropriate. Prerequisites: baccalaureate degree, concurrent enrollment in a chemistry content course, and acceptance into a sponsoring, state or federally funded, teacher enhancement program. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 6. Offered Summer Session.
CHM 722 Cr. 3
Science, Technology and Society
A review of important scientific principles for practicing high school science teachers. The technological applications of science are presented and the role of science and technology in modern society is described. Topics include alternate energy sources, chemicals in our society, aquatic ecology, and biotechnology. Emphasis placed on "content" to help science teachers to illustrate the relevance of science and to discuss the impact of technology. Prerequisite: experience in teaching high school science.
CHM 728 Cr. 3
Biochemistry: Theory and Applications
A study of chemical processes in biological systems emphasizing the structure, function, and interaction of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. An examination of cellular-process regulation, molecular genetics, applied biochemistry, and selected clinical disorders. Laboratory experiments, discussions, assignments, and activities will assist secondary teachers to incorporate biochemistry into their classrooms. Prerequisites: baccalaureate degree, CHM 502 or equivalent, and acceptance into a sponsoring, state or federally funded, teacher enhancement program. Offered Summer Session.
CHM 741 Cr. 4
Analytical Techniques: Theory and Applications
The combined study of classical and instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Theories of volumetric, gravimetric, electroanalytic, spectro- scopic, and chromatographic approaches to analyses will be surveyed. The instrumental applications of these analytical approaches will be emphasized. Discussions, assignments, and activities will assist the secondary chemistry teachers enrolled to incorporate analytical techniques into their classrooms. Prerequisites: baccalaureate degree, and acceptance into a state or federally funded science teacher enhancement program.
CHM 742 Cr. 2
Analytical Techniques Laboratory
Laboratory experiments correlate with classical and instrumental methods of chemical analysis presented in CHM 741. Various unknown substances will be assayed by standard volumetric, gravimetric, electroanalytic, spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. The use of analytical instruments will be emphasized. Laboratory activities relevant to the secondary chemistry curriculum will also be explored. Prerequisites: baccalaureate degree, concurrent registration in CHM 741, and acceptance into a state or federally funded science teacher enhancement program.
CHM 789 Cr. 1-3
Directed Study
Independent study under the direction and supervision of a chemistry faculty member. Admission by consent of the chemistry departmental staff. Repeatable for credit -- maximum 6.


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