CHM 101: General Chemistry I
The first semester of a two-semester sequence intended for students
majoring in the sciences. The course focuses on the study of atomic
structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry, energy, bonding and coordination
chemistry. The laboratory work reinforces lecture topics. Prerequisite:
concurrent enrollment in MAT 103 or placement above MAT 103. High
school chemistry or an introductory chemistry course is strongly
recommended. Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory. NSL
CHM 102: General Chemistry II
The continuation of General Chemistry I with emphasis on solutions,
kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics and
electrochemistry. The laboratory work reinforces lecture topics and
includes qualitative analysis. Prerequisites: CHM 101 and MAT 103. Three
hours lecture; three hours laboratory. NSL
CHM 201: Organic Chemistry I
The first course of a two-semester sequence that introduces structure,
bonding and reactivity of organic (carbon-based) compounds. The lecture
focuses on properties and reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes,
alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, with an emphasis on reaction mechanisms
and stereochemistry. The laboratory introduces basic purification and
synthetic techniques, and analytical methods including polarimetry, IR
and NMR spectroscopy. Prerequisite: 102. Three hours lecture; three
hours laboratory. NSL
CHM 202: Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of CHM 201 with an added emphasis on molecules with
biological importance. The lectures include a discussion of carboxylic
acids and their derivatives, enolates, aromatics, amines, lipids,
carbohydrates and amino acids. The laboratory work includes more
advanced synthetic methods and an independent research project.
Prerequisite: 201. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory. NSL
CHM 205: Analytical Chemistry
A study of the fundamental principles of statistical analysis of data,
theory and quantitative methods of spectrophotometry and analytic
separations. The laboratory work integrates classical and instrumental
techniques in the analysis of real-life samples. Prerequisite: 102.
Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory. NSL
CHM 301: Physical Chemistry I
Introduction to thermodynamics and
equilibrium. Topics include the laws of thermodynamics, ideal
equilibrium, ideal and nonideal solutions, electrochemistry and surface
chemistry. The laboratory work reinforces lecture topics and emphasizes
physical-analytical methods. Three hours lecture and three hours lab.
Prerequisites: 205 or concurrent enrollment, MAT 140 and PHY 102. NSL
CHM 302: Physical Chemistry II
Introduction to kinetics and quantum chemistry. Topics include transport
processes, reaction rates, molecular spectroscopy and quantum
mechanics. Prerequisite: 301. NS
CHM 303: Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry of inorganic and organometallic
complexes with a focus on structure, bonding, molecular orbital theory
and spectroscopic properties. Laboratory will focus on synthesis of
inorganic and organometallic complexes emphasizing inert atmosphere
techniques and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: 202. Three hours lecture;
three hours laboratory. NSL
CHM 310: Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Introduction to the major classes of biomolecules: proteins, lipids,
nucleic acids and carbohydrates. Study of select biochemical processes
with a focus on enzyme-controlled reactions. Topics include: amino acid
chemistry, protein structure and function, enzymatic mechanisms,
kinetics and regulation, membrane structure and function, biochemical
basis of transcription and translation, bioenergetics, glycolysis,
citric acid cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation.
Prerequisite: 202. Three hours lecture. NS
CHM 318: Biochemistry I
This course will introduce students to the major classes of
biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. The
course emphasizes the chemistry that dictates the structure and
functions of biological molecules. Biochemistry I will also involve
detailed study of proteinacous enzymes, models of enzyme activity and
enzymatic regulation. Nucleic acid enzymes and current topics in nucleic
acid biochemistry will be discussed. The combination of the major
classes of biological molecules to form biological membranes and the
transport through such complex structures will be discussed.
Prerequisite: 202. Three hours lecture.
MAT 130: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Review of functions and introduction to the concepts of limits,
differentiation and integration. Use of the derivative and analytic
geometry for sophisticated graphing of functions and relations.
Application of the derivative and definite integral to the study of
problem-solving techniques in the physical sciences. Prerequisite: 110
or Mathematics Placement Exam results. NS
MAT 140: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Continuation of the study of the derivative
and definite integral for problem-solving, involving more challenging
functions. Topics include techniques of integration, improper integrals,
numerical approximation techniques, conics, sequences and series, and
polar coordinates. Prerequisite: 130. NS
PHY 101: Physics I
The first course of a two-semester, algebra- based sequence designed
primarily for students pursuing a premedical or science program. The
topics include mechanics, fluids, sound and thermodynamics. An emphasis
is placed on problem-solving and medical applications of physics. The
laboratory experiments serve to supplement and reinforce the lecture
topics. Prerequisite: MAT 110 or equivalent. Three hours lecture; three
hours laboratory. NSL.
PHY 102: Physics II
A continuation of PHY 101 covering the general topics of electricity
magnetism, optics and atomic/nuclear physics. Prerequisite: 101. Three
hours lecture; three hours laboratory. NSL
CHM 398: Design and Methods of Scientific Research
Students learn to explore primary scientific literature, develop a
research project, and, depending upon student and faculty interest,
learn advanced laboratory skills. The course will result in a research
proposal. .5 credits. Prerequisite: at least four courses above the 200
level in chemistry.
CHM 400, 402: Senior Research Seminar I, II
The second course in the three-semester research sequence for biology
and chemistry majors, with a focus on research and oral presentations.
Seminar based on original research and/or recent scientific literature
following the proposal developed in 39 8. Seminar presentations and a
draft research paper are required. Specific research topics selected
based on interests and background of faculty and students. 1 course
credit. Prerequisite: 398.
The third course in the three-semester sequence for biology and
chemistry majors, with the focus on the analysis of research results,
the research paper and a poster presentation. .5 course credits.
Completion of this course will fulfill one writing-intensive credit.
Prerequisite: 400. WI.
EDU 326: Student Teaching - Secondary
A 14-week clinical experience in local schools for majors in the College
for Women and the Adult Learning Programs who pursue instructional
certification for elementary education or a specific discipline at the
secondary level. Student observes school calendar, not college calendar.
Supplemented with the appropriate practicum seminar. Prerequisites: all
professional coursework; adviser approval. (Three course credits).