2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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CH 105 Chemical Principles 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Math placement recommendation of MA 100 or a "C-" or better in MA 090.

Introduction to chemistry including contemporary applications and problems. Topics include states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, electrochemistry, energy, nuclear chemistry, organic and polymer chemistry.

Notes:

Does not count to a major or minor in chemistry.

CH 109 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences 4 cr.  (3-1-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: Math placement recommendation of MA 100 or a "C-" or better in MA 090 and proficiency in basic chemistry as determined by placement test.

An introduction to the different classes of organic molecules and their reactions which are applicable to biochemistry. Basic biochemical concepts including acid/base chemistry, structure and function of biomolecules and metabolic pathways which are involved in producing energy.

CH 111 General Chemistry I 5 cr.  (3-1-3)
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: Math placement score recommendation of MA 111 or grade of "C-" in MA 100, and one year of high school chemistry.

Survey of atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry and the states of matter.

CH 112 General Chemistry II 5 cr.  (3-1-3)
  • Offered: Fall Winter Summer
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 111.

Study of chemical equilibria and kinetics, thermodynamics, solution reactions, survey of the chemistry of the common elements and nuclear chemistry.

CH 189 Medicinal Plant Chemistry Seminar I 1 cr.  (1-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CH 111 (or concurrent enrollment) or instructor permission.

Seminar course involving discussion of articles related to medicinal plant chemistry and presentations by peers and invited guests.

Notes:

This will be taken by students in their first year of the Medicinal Plant Chemistry program.

CH 215 Chemistry of the Elements 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 112.

Descriptive chemistry of elements and their compounds with relation to the periodic table. Emphasis is placed on chemical behavior, bonding and structure as well as spectral, thermodynamic and electrochemical properties. Laboratory work consists of the synthesis and characterization of common elements and their compounds.

CH 220 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 5 cr.  (4-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 112.

A one-semester course covering all aspects of organic chemistry including nomenclature, structure, optical activity, functional groups, spectra and syntheses. Emphasis on the organic compounds and reactions important to the function of living systems.

Notes:

Credit cannot be earned in both CH 220 and CH 315/CH 317 or CH 321.

CH 241 Chemical Equilibrium 3 cr.
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 112.

Study of chemical equilibrium in water including ionization, solubility, acid-base phenomena, complex ion formation and oxidation-reduction reactions.

CH 242 Quantitative Analysis 2 cr.  (0-0-6)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 112.

The principles and methods of quantitative analysis, including titrimetry, spectrophotometry and potentiometry are used to determine the composition of various materials and the physical constants of substances.

CH 289 Medicinal Plant Chemistry Seminar II 1 cr.  (1-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CH 189 or instructor permission.

Seminar course involving discussion of articles related to medicinal plant chemistry and presentations by peers and invited guests.

Notes:

This will be taken by students in their second year of the Medicinal Plant Chemistry program.

CH 295 Special Topics in Chemistry 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Topics reflecting the special interests of students and staff. Designed for freshmen, sophomores and non-majors.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs.

CH 296 Special Topics in Chemistry 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Topics reflecting the special interests of students and staff. Designed for freshmen, sophomores and non-majors.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs.

CH 297 Directed Studies in Chemistry 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Graded: S/U
  • Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Independent study and investigative work. Adviser and research problem must be selected a semester prior to registration.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs up to four credit hours.

CH 298 Directed Studies in Chemistry 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

Independent study and investigative work. Adviser and research problem must be selected a semester prior to registration.

Notes:

May be repeated if topic differs up to four credit hours.

CH 315 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: Pre- or Co-requisite: CH 317 Organic Chemistry Lab I. CH 316 (optional).
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 112.

First semester foundational course in organic chemistry for science and pre-professional majors. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of organic molecular structure, functional groups, nomenclature, physical properties, isomerism, stereochemistry, conformations, acid-base reactions, and spectroscopy.

Notes:

Formerly CH 321 Organic Chemistry. Credit cannot be earned in both CH 220 and CH 315/CH 317. It is strongly recommended that students co-enroll in CH 316.

CH 316 Organic Chemistry I Discussion 1 cr.  (0-1-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: CH 315.
  • Prerequisites: Must have a "C-" or better in CH 112.

Course will emphasize problem solving techniques and critical thinking in organic chemistry. The subject matter for this discussion-style course will directly parallel the material covered in CH 315. 

Notes:

Formerly CH 321D Organic Chemistry I Discussion.

CH 317 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr.  (0-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: Pre- or Co-requisite: CH 315 Organic Chemistry I. CH 316 (optional).
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 112.

Introduction to organic chemistry laboratory techniques including reaction methods, recrystallization, extraction, distillation, chromatography and spectroscopy. 

Notes:

Credit cannot be earned in both CH 220 and CH 315/CH 317.

CH 325 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: Pre- or Co-requisite: CH 327 Organic Chemistry II. CH 326 (optional).
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 315 and CH 317.

Second semester foundational course in organic chemistry for science and pre-professional majors. Course builds on material from CH 315 and covers the reactivity and synthesis of organic molecules representing all major functional groups.

Notes:

Formerly CH 322 Organic Chemistry II. It is strongly recommended that students co-enroll in CH 326.

CH 326 Organic Chemistry II Discussion 1 cr.  (0-1-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: CH 325.

Course will emphasize problem solving techniques and critical thinking in organic chemistry. The subject matter for this discussion-style course will directly parallel the material covered in CH 325. 

Notes:

Formerly CH 322D Organic Chemistry II Discussion.

CH 327 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1 cr.  (0-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: Pre- or Co-requisite: CH 325 Organic Chemistry II. CH 326 (optional).
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 315 and CH 317.

Application of laboratory techniques introduced in CH 317 to the synthesis and characterization of organic molecules.

CH 341 Physical Chemistry I 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 241, CH 242, MA 163 and PH 221 or PH 202, or instructor’s permission.

Theory, problems and experiments concerning the structure of atoms and molecules and the gaseous, liquid and solid states.

CH 342 Physical Chemistry II 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 241 and CH 242, MA 163 and PH 221 or PH 202, or instructor’s permission.

Theory, problems and experiments concerning chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and the phase rule.

CH 389 Medicinal Plant Chemistry Seminar III 1 cr.  (1-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: CH 325, CH 289, and CH 450 (or concurrent enrollment in CH 450), or instructor permission.

Seminar course involving discussion of articles related to medicinal plant chemistry and presentations by peers and invited guests. Students will also prepare and present a proposal for the project they plan to do in CH 420 and CH 421 Medicinal Plant Chemistry I and II.

CH 415 Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.  (3-0-3)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: "C-" or better in CH 111, CH 112, CH 215, CH 322 (or CH 325 and CH 327), and CH 341.

Comparative study of the chemical elements and their compounds with emphasis on periodic relations, principles of structure and bonding, kinetics of reactions and spectral and thermodynamic properties. Topics include complex ions, defect crystals, electron deficient compounds, organometallic and bio-inorganic chemistry. A variety of inorganic compounds are prepared and studied.

CH 420 Medicinal Plant Chemistry I 5 cr.  (3-0-6)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: BI 230, CH 389, CH 435 (or concurrent enrollment in CH 435), and CH 450, or instructor permission.

Structure and chemical properties of plant secondary metabolites, including alkaloids, terpenoids and flavonoids. Students will plan their research projects and will begin cultivation of the plants they will use. They will also learn about methods of extraction, analysis of plant secondary metabolites and principles of good laboratory practice (glp).