Course Descriptions

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CHEM-100

Concepts of Chemistry I

Credit(s): 4

This course is an introduction to chemistry as it relates to modern technological society. It is designed for non-science majors who would like to learn about chemistry in the context of their everyday lives. Upon completion of CHEM-101, CHEM-100 will count as elective science credits only and will not satisfy core lab science credits. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: CHEM-100L

CHEM-101

Introduction to Essentials of General Chemistry I

Credit(s): 4

This course is a survey of the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry that includes quantitative concepts and development of problem solving methods. This course is designed for general education majors. It can be used by students as preparation for CHEM-111. It also satisfies chemistry requirements for allied health majors. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Math-025 or higher with grade of C- or better or COMPASS Algebra > 40, ACT Math > 18, or SAT Math > 430.
Corequisites: CHEM-101L

CHEM-102

Introduction to Essentials of General Chemistry II

Credit(s): 4

This course is a continuation of CHEM-101 and surveys basic concepts of organic and biochemistry. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CHEM-101 or passing scores on an ACS examination held during the first week the class meets and an assessment of laboratory skills equivalent to CHEM-101L.
Corequisites: CHEM-102L

CHEM-105

General, Organic and Biochemistry

Credit(s): 4

This course provides a general overview of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry topics with a health care emphasis. CHEM-105 is designed to provide necessary chemistry background for subsequent courses in the health care field. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-025 with a grade of C- or higher or earn appropriate test score: COMPASS Algebra >40, ACT >18 or SAT>430.
Corequisites: CHEM-105L

CHEM-111

Principles of General College Chemistry I

Credit(s): 5

This course is a study of matter and its interactions, including properties of matter, changes that it undergoes, and energy changes that accompany these processes. Emphasis is on concepts and problem solving, however many applications are examined. Students entering CHEM-111 are expected to have some chemistry background. This may be satisfied by completing at least one year of high school chemistry or CHEM-101. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: MATH-108 or higher; minimum grade C- or COMPASS Algebra score > 40, ACT > 18, or SAT > 430.
Corequisites: CHEM-111L

CHEM-112

Principles of General College Chemistry II

Credit(s): 5

This course is a continuation of a study of matter and its interactions, including properties of matter, changes that it undergoes, and energy changes that accompany these processes. Emphasis is on concepts and problem solving; however, many applications are examined. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-111 and CHEM-111L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: CHEM-112L

CHEM-253

Quantitative Analysis

Credit(s): 5

This course is the first course in the study of analytical chemistry for scientists. Students who are majoring in the physical or life sciences may take this course as an introduction to the basic concepts of quantitative analysis. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-112 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: CHEM-253L

CHEM-275

Carbon Compounds

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces students to aspects of organic chemistry important to life sciences. The course covers the structure, nomenclature, and physical and chemical organic compounds. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-101 or CHEM-111 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM-277

Organic Chemistry I

Credit(s): 3

This course is the first course in a two-semester sequence of a comprehensive study of the principles and theories of organic chemistry emphasizing properties, synthesis structures, and reactions of organic compounds. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-112 and CHEM-112L with a minimum grade of C-.

CHEM-278

Organic Chemistry I Lab

Credit(s): 1

This course is the laboratory that accompanies CHEM-277. It is an introduction to organic laboratory techniques and spectroscopy, including organic compound synthesis.. Lab: 3 hours per week

CHEM-287

Organic Chemistry II

Credit(s): 3

This course is a continuation of CHEM-277 and includes an introduction to biological molecules. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-277 with a minimum grade of C-.

CHEM-288

Organic Chemistry II Lab

Credit(s): 1

This course is the laboratory that accompanies CHEM-287. It is a continuation of organic synthesis and spectroscopy. Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CHEM-278 and prior successful completion or concurrent enrollment in CHEM-287.