CHEM 094INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (BEC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 098 or higher


CHEM 110CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: 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.


CHEM 113CHEMISTRY AND GLOBAL ISSUES

3 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent.


CHEM 115FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: 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.


CHEM 120PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I

4 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: 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.


CHEM 122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of CHEM 120. The main focus of this course is on organic and biochemistry.

Pre-requisite: CHEM 120 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CHEM 130GENERAL CHEMISTRY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: 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.


CHEM 131GENERAL CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of CHEM 130. The course includes ionic equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and survey of the elements.

Pre-requisite: CHEM 130 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CHEM 132GENERAL CHEMISTRY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of CHEM 130. It includes chemical kinetics, ionic equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and a survey of the elements. Laboratory includes semi-micro qualitative analysis.

Pre-requisite: CHEM 130 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


CHEM 210FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: Completion of CHEM 132 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.


CHEM 220ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

5 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: CHEM 122 or 132 with a grade of "C" or better.


CHEM 230ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

4 Credit Hours (TC)
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.

Pre-requisite: CHEM 220 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent