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CHM 101-102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY
2 semesters, 4 hours each
The fundamental principles of chemistry including laboratory instruction in general chemistry and qualitative analysis. For biology majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 105 CONTEMPORARY CHEMISTRY
1 semester, 3 hours
An examination of methods used to develop chemical facts and theories especially as these relate to the biological world and physical universe. The course will focus on the application of chemical principles to the solutions of environmental and societal problems facing man in today's world and in the future, and on the application of chemical theories to the discovery of new materials and their impact on our way of life. Designed for non-science majors; no prior knowledge of chemistry is required or assumed. (Lectures 3 hours)

CHM 106 CHEMISTRY AND LIFE
1 semester, 3 hours
A study of the questions of the origin, development, and perpetuation of life on Earth emphasizing the chemical view. The concepts of evolution and genetics are examined and then interpreted from the chemical perspective. The course will focus on recent developments in areas such as human genetics, gene therapy, biotechnology, genetic engineering, and immunology which are at the frontiers of biology and chemistry. Designed for non-science majors; no prior knowledge of chemistry or biology is required or assumed. (Lectures 3 hours)

CHM 121-122 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY
2 semesters, 4 hours each
An introductory chemistry course covering topics such as: periodic trends, descriptive chemistry of selected elements, atomic structure, thermodynamics, gas laws, equilibrium, molecular structure, chemical bonding, oxidation-reduction, acids and bases, and kinetics. Laboratory instruction stresses quantitative analysis. For chemistry and engineering-physics majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 201-202 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
2 semesters, 4 hours each
A study of the compounds of carbon utilizing a laboratory that emphasizes the use of spectroscopic methods. Biological applications are included. For biology majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 221-222 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
2 semesters, 4 hours each
A study of the compounds of carbon utilizing a problem-oriented approach both in lecture and laboratory that emphasizes the use of spectroscopic methods. For chemistry majors. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 302 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
1 semester, 3 hours
Elementary principles of physical chemistry. For B.A. chemistry majors and biochemistry majors. (Lectures 3 hours)

CHM 302L PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
1 semester, 1 hour
Laboratory course to accompany chemistry 302. (Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 309 BIOCHEMISTRY I
1 semester, 3 hours
An overview of the biochemical reactions associated with living cells. Basic biochemical principles are reviewed, including protein structure and function relationships; enzyme structure, mechanism, and inhibition; carbohydrate and lipid structure. These principles are used to survey the biochemical reactions of the cell, including glycolysis, Kreb's cycle, electron transport, gluconeogenesis, lipid synthesis and B-oxidation, and the urea cycle. A brief overview of nucleic acid structure is followed by discussions of the mechanisms of replication, transcription, and translation. (Lectures 3 hours) Prerequisite: CHM 201 or CHM 221

CHM 310L BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
1 semester, 3 hours
This course is intended to supplement the CHM 309 Biochemistry lecture course. Experiments will include amino acid titrations, buffer preparation, assays for detection of protein, purification of proteins using gel filtration and ion exchange chromatography techniques, analysis of a purification scheme by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, and isolation and characterization of erythrocyte membranes. (Lectures 2 Hours, Laboratory 4 hours) Prerequisite: CHM 309. CHM 310 may not be taken concurrently with CHM 309.

CHM 312 BIOCHEMISTRY II
1 semester, 3 hours
This course is an extension of many of the topics covered in Biochemistry I. The course focuses on the biochemistry of the cell, including molecular genetics and control of gene expression, intracellular compartments and cell sorting, vesicular traffic in the secretory and endocytic pathways, signal transduction, and the nature of the cytoskeleton. Prerequisite: Chemistry 309

CHM 321-322 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
2 semesters, 3 hours each
The basic laws, theories, and practices of physical chemistry. (Lectures 3 hours)

CHM 321L-322L PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
2 semesters, 1 hour each
Laboratory course to accompany Chemistry 321-322. (Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 331 ADVANCED ANALYTICAL I
1 semester, 4 hours
The theory and practice of modern instrumental methods is presented. Emphasis is placed on the more important spectroscopic methods and chromatography, which are covered in depth. (Lectures 3 hours: Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 332 ORGANIC ANALYSIS
1 semester, 4 hours
The principles and practice of the chemical and spectroscopic methods used in the elucidation of the structure of organic compounds. (Lectures 3 hours, Laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 381-382/481-482 CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
4 semesters, 1 credit each semester
Library research on a subject of current chemical interest is followed by an oral presentation and discussion. Each student is responsible for giving one seminar in both junior and senior years. In addition, guest speakers from academia and industry speak to the class.

CHM 395-396 RESEARCH
2 semesters, credit hours variable
Students in the junior year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in chemistry in collaboration with a member of the staff. Research may be taken at the student's option for one, two, or three credits.

CHM 401 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
1 semester, 4 hours
Structure and bonding in inorganic systems is the general subject of this course. Both main group and transition metal chemistry are discussed. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 402 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
1 semester, 3 hours
A survey of the descriptive chemistry of the elements. In addition, time is devoted to the study of bioinorganic systems, organometallic chemistry, and pollution studies. (Lectures 3 hours) Prerequisite: CHM 401

CHM 432 ADVANCED ANALYTICAL II
1 semester, 4 hours
A continuation of Chemistry 331. In this semester topics include mass spectrometry, electrochemistry, x-ray methods, and special topics. (Lectures 3 hours, laboratory 4 hours)

CHM 442 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
1 semester, 3 hours
The modern theories of organic structure and physical properties and studies of modern theories of organic reaction mechanisms. (Lectures 3 hours)

CHM 470 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY
1 semester, 3 hours
This course will cover advanced topics not covered in Biochemistry I and II. Course materials will include current papers from the scientific literature. Course content will vary according to the interests of the students and the instructor. Prerequisite: CHM309. (Lectures 3 hours)

CHM 495-496 RESEARCH
2 semesters, credit hours variable
Students in the senior year may elect to engage in an original laboratory or theoretical problem in Chemistry in collaboration with a member of the staff. Research may be taken at the student's option for one, two, or three credits.
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