CHEMISTRY COURSES (CHEM)

CHEM 094 - INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 098 or higher. This course is designed as an introduction to basic chemistry principles as preparation for additional course work in chemistry. Recommended for students with minimal math preparation and without a year of high school chemistry. The course includes the use of the scientific calculator, the solution of basic chemical problems, the study of the metric system, fundamental atomic structure, chemical formulas, and chemical equations. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of three times.

3 Credit Hours (BEC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 1

CHEM 110 - CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY (P1 903L)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and completion of MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a grade of "C" or better or approved math placement score or department approval. This course is intended to establish an understanding of the role of chemistry in modern society by developing the principles of chemistry in the context of their social, environmental, and cultural impact. Typical discussions will include: energy sources and transformations, drugs and health care, agricultural and food chemicals, air and water pollution, toxic wastes and their disposal. At a technical level, it surveys basic principles of chemistry: experimental measurements, matter, chemical symbols, atomic and molecular structure, the chemical bond, temperature, heat and energy conversions, the gas laws, solution chemistry, and basic chemical calculations. Credit will not be granted to those students who have already earned credit in a previous college level chemistry course of comparable or higher level. Recommended as a general education course for liberal arts majors.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2

CHEM 113 - CHEMISTRY AND GLOBAL ISSUES (P1 903)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent. This course will examine the science behind important, relevant, and sometimes controversial issues facing today’s society, such as climate change, food chemistry, agriculture, and energy. The material will be approached from the perspective of a non-science major but will be of interest and value to science majors and non- majors alike.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

CHEM 115 - FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY (P1 902L)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and completion of MATH 098 or MATH 099 or MATH 115 or higher with a grade of "C" or better or approved math placement score, or department approval. This course is a one-semester survey of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry. It covers atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions, organic functional groups, compounds of physiological importance, and metabolic pathways. Mathematical treatment and problem solving are expected in the first part of the course. Recommended for students in dental hygiene and other health-related occupations.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 2

CHEM 120 - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (P1 902L)

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and completion of MATH 098 with a grade of "C" or better or approved math placement score, or department approval. This course is a study of the fundamental principles governing the behavior of matter. Topics include atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, equilibrium and solutions. Recommended for students enrolled in four-year programs in such fields as nursing (BSN) and allied health professions, agriculture, family and consumer science, computer science, prerequisite for general chemistry sequence (CHEM 130 / CHEM 132), or as a general education course. The important mathematical skills involved in basic chemistry are developed, but overall there is less mathematical emphasis than in CHEM 130.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

CHEM 122 - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

Prerequisite: CHEM 120 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course is a continuation of CHEM 120. The main focus of this course is on organic and biochemistry.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

CHEM 130 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY (P1 902L / CHM 911, )

Prerequisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent, and completion of one year of high school chemistry with a grade "C" or better or CHEM 120 with a grade of "C" or better and completion of MATH 115 with a "C" or better or approved math placement score. This course is a study of fundamental chemistry principles, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, solutions, and reaction stoichiometry with an emphasis on understanding how atomic structure determines the physical and chemical properties of matter. Recommended for pre-professional, engineering, and chemistry majors.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

CHEM 131 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Prerequisite: CHEM 130 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course is a continuation of CHEM 130. The course includes ionic equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and survey of the elements.

3 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0

CHEM 132 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY (CHM 912)

Prerequisite: CHEM 130 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval. This course is a continuation of CHEM 130. It includes chemical kinetics, ionic quilibrium, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and a survey of the elements. Laboratory includes semi-micro qualitative analysis.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

CHEM 210 - FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Prerequisite: Completion of CHEM 132 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. This course is a study of the fundamental theory and practical aspects of the traditional and modern areas of chemical analysis methods. The course covers traditional topics such as sample preparation, data collection and analysis. The course also covers the three major areas of modern instrumental methods of analysis: spectroscopy, separations, and electrochemistry. The course will emphasize the physical and chemical principles upon which analytical techniques are based, how analytical instruments and their components operate, and how these techniques can be used to solve analytical problems.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3

CHEM 220 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (CHM 913)

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or 132 with a grade of "C" or better. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence. It includes a study of the structure, nomenclature, reactivity, and synthesis of organic compounds. Reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry are emphasized. The laboratory includes macro and micro scale techniques and synthesis. Gas and liquid chromatography as well as infrared instrumentation are used to identify synthesized compounds.

5 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 4 Laboratory Hours: 3

CHEM 230 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (CHM 914)

Prerequisite: CHEM 220 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent. This course is a continuation of CHEM 220; which includes chemistry involving alkenes, delocalized pi systems and benzene, carbonyl and carboxylate systems and concludes with amine chemistry. The laboratory includes multi-step synthesis, the utilization of NMR and GC-MS instrumentation to aid in structure elucidation, and the continued emphasis on chromatographic techniques.

4 Credit Hours (TC) - Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 3