50:160:101 Consumer Chemistry (Meets Gen Ed Requirements) (3) Introduces areas of chemistry that are encountered in everyday living. Typical topics include nuclear chemistry, power plants, nuclear waste, radiation therapy, food chemistry, additives, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fermentation, consumer products, soaps, toothpaste, detergents, drugs, and pharmaceuticals from aspirin to vitamins. For non-science majors.
50:160:102 Chemistry of Nutrition (3) Introduction to the basic chemical concepts of human nutrition. Topics will include diet, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The issues of eating disorders and nutrition for sports fitness will be discussed. For non-science majors.
50:160:103 General, Organic, and Biochemistry I (4) This course is designed for students who plan to major in nursing or health sciences. It is an introduction to and survey of some of the fundamental principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry and their application to nursing and other health-related fields. This is accomplished using an integrated approach; that is, subject areas with similar themes are juxtaposed with chapters of related information. It is important for nursing and health sciences students to have an understanding of chemistry, its relationship to living things, and how it relates to their future careers. Pre-requisite: 50:640:041. Students should possess basic algebraic math skills.
50:160:104 General, Organic, and Biochemistry II (3) Lecture course for students majoring in health sciences or an allied health field. It will concentrate on some of the fundamental principles of chemistry introduced in General, Organic, and Biochemistry I and their application to health-related fields. Pre-requisite: 50:160:103. Co-requisite: 50:160:105.
50:160:105 General, Organic, and Biochemistry II Laboratory (1) Introduction to principles and practice in basic lab measurements, mineral analyses, reaction stoichiometry, ester synthesis, acid-base extraction, tests for carbohydrates, proteins, ions and enzymatic activity. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre-requisite: 50:160:103. Co-requisite: 50:160:104.
50:160:115-116 Chemical Principles I,II (R) (4,4) Introduction to fundamental principles of chemistry; atomic structure; bond characteristics of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; acids and bases; rates of chemical reactions; and chemical equilibria. Study of common elements and their compounds. Primarily for students planning to major in the natural sciences or engineering. Pre- or co-requisites for 50:160:115 are: 50:160:125 and 50:640:115 (or appropriate score on the math placement examination). Pre-requisites for 50:160:116 are: 50:160:115 and 125. Pre- or co-requisites for 50:160:116 are: 50:160:126, and either 50:640:121. Note: 50:160:116 is a pre-requisite for all advanced chemistry courses.
50:160:120 Art & Chemistry: Beautiful Together (Meets Gen Ed Requirements) (3) In this introductory course for non-science majors, the relationship between chemistry and art will be discussed from historical and scientific perspectives. The nature of color, creating color, and the art and science of fastening/fixing color will be discussed. Basic chemistry concepts will be presented in the context of organic and inorganic pigments. Topics covered will include the properties of light, metals and their compounds, ceramics, polymers, photography, and art conservation science.
50:160:125-126 Chemical Principles Laboratory I,II (R) (1,1) Demonstrates fundamental chemical principles and chemical properties of matter. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre- or co-requisite for 50:160:125 are: 50:160:115. Pre-requisites for 50:160:126 are: 50:160:115 and 125. Pre- or co-requisite for 50:160:126 are: 50:160:116. Note: 50:160:126 is a pre-requisite for all advanced chemistry courses.
50:160:325 Analytical Chemistry (3) Introduction to the principles and practice of gravimetric, volumetric, spectrometric, and electroanalytical methods of measurement and precipitation, extraction, and chromatographic methods of separation. Pre-requisites: 50:160:116 and 126.
50:160:326 Instrumental Analysis (3) Principles and practice of qualitative and quantitative analyses in the chemical sciences using modern instrumental methods, including electrochemistry; gas and high-performance liquid chromatography; and ultraviolet, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry. Pre-requisites: 50:160:336, 340.
50:160:329 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1) Laboratory experiments that demonstrate and explore the practical aspects of modern analytical chemistry. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre- or Co-requisite: 50:160:325.
50:160:330 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1) Experiments that demonstrate the use of modern chemical instrumentation for qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre- or Co-requisite: 50:160:326.
50:160:335 Organic Chemistry I (4) Introduction, structure and properties, stereochemistry, alkyl halides, nucleophilic substitution and elimination, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, NMR, IR, and MS. Pre-requisites: 50:160:116 and 126. Co-requisite: 50:160:339.
50:160:336 Organic Chemistry II (4) Ethers and epoxides, conjugated systems, MO theory, aromatic compounds, electrophilic aromatic substitution, aldehydes and ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives. Pre-requisites: 50:160:335 and 339. Co-requisite: 50:160:340.
50:160:339 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1) Introduction to the techniques used in the synthesis, isolation, and identification of organic compounds; stereochemistry. Pre-requisites: 50:160:116 and 126. Co-requisite: 50:160:335.
50:160:340 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1) Multistep synthesis; isolation, identification, and synthesis of natural products; instrumentation techniques. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre-requisites: 50:160:335 and 339. Co-requisite: 50:160:336.
50:160:343 Structure and Bonding (3) Introduction to the concepts of quantum chemistry as applied to the energetics and spectroscopy of the chemical bond; computer laboratory emphasizes the use of the latest graphics workstations in molecular modeling. Pre-requisites: 50:160:336, 340, 345, and 347.
50:160:345-346 Physical Chemistry I,II (3,3) Thermodynamics with chemical applications, kinetics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, transport, and structure. Prerequisites for 50:160:345 are: 50:160:116, 50:160:126, 50:640:221, 50:750:131-134 or 50:750:203-206. Pre-requisite for 50:160:346 are: 50:160:345 or permission of instructor.
50:160:347-348 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I,II (1,1) Laboratory experiments that illustrate physical chemistry principles, including research-level equipment and simulations on state-of-the-art workstations. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre- or co-requisite for 50:160:347 are: 50:160:345. Pre- or co-requisite for 50:160:348 are: 50:160:346.
50:160:412 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) Preparation and structural determination of inorganic compounds using a variety of techniques. Laboratory fee will be applied. Prerequisite: 50:160:413. Pre- or co-requisite: 50:160:414.
50:160:413 Inorganic Chemistry I (3) The fundamentals of inorganic chemistry including atomic and molecular structure bonding, modern concepts of acids and bases, solvent systems, redox, and coordination chemistry set against a background of the periodic system. Pre-requisite: 50:160:345.
50:160:414 Inorganic Chemistry II (3) Selected topics of inorganic chemistry such as chemistry of the transition metal complexes and main group elements (structural, bonding, electronic, and magnetic properties; kinetics, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopy), organometallic, bioinorganic, or materials chemistry. Pre-requisite: 50:160:413.
50:160:415 Radioisotope Methodology (4) Introduction to the fundamental principles of radiation, its detection and measurement, and its application in chemistry, biology, and the medical sciences. Pre-requisite: 50:160:336 or permission of instructor.
50:160:420 Green Chemistry (3) Scientific fundamentals of green chemistry, chemical industry, and living in a sustainable society by the ten commandments of sustainability. This course includes interactions between anthrosphere and biosphere, sustainable agriculture, current and projected energy profile, industrial ecosystems and pollution prevention, carbon neutrality, major feedstock chemicals and processes of green technology, using plant biomass and platform compounds in industrial synthesis, catalysis as a major green chemistry approach, nanotechnology, green solvents, pharmaceutical industry, green chemistry to combat terrorism, and living a sustainable lifestyle. Pre-requisites: 50:160:336, 340; 50:640:122.
50:160:431 Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics (3) Descriptions to the movement of a drug into, through, and out of the body—the time course of its absorption, bioavailability, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. Pre-requisites: 50:160:126, 50:120:102 & 108.
50:160:444 Polymer Chemistry (3) Topics include synthesis, characterization, and thermodynamics of conventional organic and inorganic polymers as well as conducting polymers and biopolymers. Pre-requisites: 50:160:345, or permission of instructor.
50:160:446 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory (1) Synthesis and characterization of polymers to illustrate principles of polymer science. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: 50:160:444.
50:160:447 Computational Chemistry (3) Application of the concepts and techniques of modern computational chemistry to physical organic and biochemistry. Lecture and computer laboratory. Prerequisites: 50:160:326, 336; and 50:640:221; or permission of instructor.
50:160:450 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3) The objective of this course is to develop a solid and practical understanding of the chemistry of air, water, and soil and how anthropogenic activities affect the balance of this chemistry. Specifically, we will examine how chemicals move through the environment, their reaction, and transport phenomena. We evaluate public policy, study current remediation processes, measurements, and data interpretation. The students will be applying chemistry and mathematical concepts to solve remediation process design problems, and express and understand scientific models. Pre-requisite: 50:160:336.
50:160:480 Forensic Chemistry (3) This course introduces students to the intersection of chemistry, its principles and techniques, with the criminal justice system. Topics such as drug detection, arson investigation, and trace evidence will be addressed. Pre-requisite: 50:160:336 & 340 or equivalent.
50:160:482 Forensic Chemistry Lab (1) This lab will instruct students in the practical techniques used in a Forensic Chemistry Unit. Students will learn presumptive and confirmatory testing methods. Co-requisite: 50:160:480.
50:160:484 Forensic Toxicology (3) This course addresses the detection, identification and quantitation of foreign chemicals (toxins) in the body. Students will utilize their theoretical knowledge of pharmacology to develop their knowledge of the types of toxic substances and matrices encountered and the procedures by which these are tested in the laboratory. Pre-requisites: 50:160:326 & 330, 160:336 & 340.
50:160:486 Toxicology Lab (1) This lab section will provide practical training in the methods of extraction, sample preparation, and analysis of toxicological case work. Co-requisite: 50:160:484
50:160:449 Elementary Cheminformatics (3) The use of computer and informational techniques applied to a range of problems in the field of chemistry. Pre-requisite: 50:160:340.
50:160:491,492 Competence in Chemistry (1,1) This course establishes the ability to apply and articulate the essential skills and knowledge that a chemistry graduate must possess. For graduating seniors. Pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:493 Special Topics in Chemistry: Undergraduate Laboratory Instructor (Variable) Laboratory maintenance, teaching preparation, reagent preparation.
50:160:494 Special Topics in Chemistry (3) The subject matter varies according to the interests of the instructor and is drawn from areas of current chemical interest.
50:160:495,496 Research in Chemistry (Variable) Advanced chemical techniques within one of the Department of Chemistry’s research laboratories. The student is expected to deliver a final presentation or written report.
50:115:301 Introduction to Biochemistry (3) Study of the structure and function of proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Survey of metabolic pathways and other pertinent biochemical concepts for non-chemistry majors; particularly those interested in pharmaceutical or medical careers. Pre-requisites: 50:160:335 and 339
50:115:403,404 General Biochemistry I,II (3,3) Study of the structure and function of proteins and enzymes. Analysis of the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Detailed survey of metabolic pathways, with an emphasis on regulation. Pre-requisite for 50:115:403 are: 50:160:336, 340 Pre-requisite for 50:115:404 are: 50:160:403 or permission of instructor
50:115:407,408 General Biochemistry Lab I,II (1,1) Laboratory experience in Biochemistry. Must be taken with General Biochemistry Lectures. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre-requisite for 50:115:407 are: 50:160:336, 340; Co-requisite: for 50:115:407 are: 50:115:403. Pre-requisite for 50:115,408 are: 50:160:403, 407
50:115:422 Protein Structure and Function (3) Basic structural principles of polypeptides, mechanisms of enzyme catalysis, biophysical techniques used in the determination of protein structure, protein folding, protein-protein interactions, protein engineering. Pre-requisite:50:115:403
50:115:431 Biomolecular Forensic Laboratory (1) At the completion of this course students will have an understanding of basic protocols, bio-analytical techniques and procedures commonly applied in forensic DNA testing. They will be exposed to state-of-the-art forensic DNA interpretation methods based on probabilistic genotyping and will gain experience with common DNA extraction procedures, the polymerase chain reaction, the absolute quantification with real-time PCR, DNA fragment analysis using capillary electrophoresis and quality control measures implemented in the human identification laboratory. Pre-requisite:50:115:403
50:115:494 Special Topics in Biochemistry (3) Subject matter varies according to the expertise of the instructor and is drawn from areas of current biochemical interest.