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CHM 1100 | CHM 1110 | CHM 1211 | CHM 1212 | CHM 1213 | CHM 1310 | CHM 1330 | CHM 1360 | CHM 2540 | CHM 2930 | CHM 2960 | CHM 3225 | CHM 3227 | CHM 3228 | CHM 3229 | CHM 3371 | CHM 3372 | CHM 3373 | CHM 3410 | CHM 3421 | CHM 3422 | CHM 3423 | CHM 3461 | CHM 3462 | CHM 3540 | CHM 4361 | CHM 4362 | CHM 4363 | CHM 4371 | CHM 4372 | CHM 4374 | CHM 4542 | CHM 4700 | CHM 4760 | CHM 4899 | CHM 4900 | CHM 4930 | CHM 4940 | CHM 4950 | CHM 4960 | VIEW ALL
CHM 1100: Introduction to Chemistry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisites: One and a half years of high school mathematics (including algebra) and completion of the Chemistry Placement Test. This course is not recommended for students who have completed one year of high school chemistry. Examines the structure of matter and the tools and methods used by the chemist. Simple reactions and some current applications are studied. Can be used as preparation for CHM 1211. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Natural Science B, WK Fundamental Science
CHM 1110: Intro to the Nature of Science (5) Offerings
Provides a lecture, discussion and student participation course in the physical sciences with a chemistry emphasis. Examines basic revolutions in the development of scientific views and their relationships to religious faith and human values. Also examines selected scientific concepts and theories. Provides preparation for informed decision making on some current and future societal issues. Not recommended for students with more than one high school science course.
Equivalent Courses:PHY 1110 Attributes:Natural Science B, WK Applied Science
CHM 1211: General Chemistry I (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisites: Requires two years high school mathematics (including algebra), one year of high school chemistry, and passing the Chemistry Placement test; or a C- or better in CHM 1100. Introduces properties of matter, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, properties of gases, thermochemistry, states of matter, chemical bonding, and atomic and molecular structure. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Natural Science B, WK Fundamental Science
CHM 1212: General Chemistry II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 1211 or equivalent. Builds upon CHM 1211 topics. Introduces molecular and solid state structure and bonding, liquids and solutions, concepts of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibribia, solubility, acids and bases and electrochemistry. Includes lab. Extra Fee.
CHM 1213: General Chemistry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: CHM 1212 or equivalent. Continuation of CHM 1212. Discusses nuclear chemistry, precipitation equilibria, electrochemistry, coordination compounds and inorganic reactions, particularly in the context of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Strong laboratory emphasis, including chemical instrumentation, incorporating most elements of a traditional quantitative analysis course. Prerequisite to all upper-division chemistry courses.
CHM 1310: Survey of General Chemistry (0,5) Offerings
Survey of topics from general chemistry, including atoms and molecules, bonding, types of chemical reactions, energy, solutions, equilibrium, and acids and bases. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Natural Science B, WK Fundamental Science
CHM 1330: Survey of Organic Chemistry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 1211, 1212 or 1310. Studies simpler laws of organic chemistry, nomenclature, classification, and reactivity of various functional groups, including simple carbohydrates. Includes laboratory. Extra fee.
Attributes:Natural Science B
CHM 1360: Survey of Biological Chemistry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: C- or better in CHM 1310 or 1212. Covers the structures and functions of biological molecules, cell structure, bioenergetics, metabolic pathways, and molecular genetics. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.
CHM 2540: Introductry Inorganic Chemstry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 1212. A systematic study of chemical principles as applied to inorganic systems. It may include inorganic nomenclature, solid state structure, thermodynamics and bonding, general bonding theory, non-protonic acid-base theory, coordination chemistry, and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.
CHM 2930: Chemistry Practicum (1-3) Offerings
CHM 2930 Chemistry Practicum (1?3) Registration approval: Instructor. Selected students are assigned teaching, grading, laboratory preparation, and/or tutoring responsibilities. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.
CHM 2960: Intro to Research Methods (1-3) Offerings
Designed for natural science majors as an introduction to the skills and methods used for research in the chemical sciences. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
CHM 3225: Chemical Equilibrium & Analys (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 1212, or permission of instructor. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with chemical equilibria in solution and their applications to quantitative analysis. Some types of reactions to be studied are precipitation, acid-base, complex formation, and oxidation-reduction. Traditional wet chemical and instrumental methods will be used. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3227: Separation Science (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3225 (may be taken concurrently) or permission from instructor. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of separation science (e.g., solvent extraction and chromatography). The laboratory will emphasize techniques of quantitative and instrumental analytical chromatography. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3228: Electroanalytical Chemistry (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3225. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of electroanalytical chemistry. The laboratory exercises will be selected from quantitative analytical techniques of conductometry, potentiometry, coulometry, electrogravimetry, amperometry, and voltammetry. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3229: Analytical Spectroscopy (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3225. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, especially as applied to quantitative analytical chemistry and molecular biology. The lectures and labs will include various topics of absorption, emission, and scattering techniques. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3371: Organic Chemistry I (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 1212 or permission of instructor. This is the introductory course in organic chemistry. It reviews topics such as stoichiometry, acids and bases, structure and bonding theory, nomenclature, synthesis, thermodynamics, functional groups, and reaction mechanisms as applied to organic chemistry. Laboratory work will emphasize basic methods of separation and purification representative substances. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3372: Organic Chemistry II (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3371. A continuation of CHM 3371. Continues studies of principles of nomenclature, synthesis, thermodynamics, structure, and reaction mechanisms to a broadening collection of organic functional groups. Introduces spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work will emphasize basic methods of synthesis of representative compounds, and obtaining their spectra and other properties. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3373: Organic Chemistry III (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3372. A continuation of CHM 3372. Completes a survey of the properties of common organic functional groups and introduces topics of bio-organic chemistry. Laboratory includes some qualitative identification of unknown organic compounds using chemical, physical, and instrumental techniques. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3410: Survey of Physical Chemistry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisites: A C- or better in CHM 3225 and MAT 1221 (can be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. A survey of physical chemistry topics, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry and spectroscopy, including life science applications. Includes laboratory.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3421: Quantum Mechanics (4) Offerings
Prerequisites: C- or better in CHM 1212, and (PHY 1103 or 1123) and (MAT 1236 or 2401). MAT 1236 or 2401 may be taken concurrently. This course provides the underlying framework for a molecules-first approach to physical chemistry. Topics covered include the fundamentals of quantum chemistry and their application to bonding, spectroscopy, and computational chemistry.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3422: Statistical Thermodynamics (4) Offerings
Prerequisites: C- or better in CHM 1212, and (PHY 1103 or 1123) and (MAT 1236 or 2401). MAT 1236 or 2401 may be taken concurrently. Studies thermodynamics, emphasis is placed on insight into the microscopic interactions responsible for bulk thermodynamic properties.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3423: Molecular Dynamics (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: CHM 3421 or 3422 or instructor permission. Studies dynamic processes in chemical systems. Topics covered include kinetics of molecular motion and reaction in the gas and condensed phases. The structure of solids and heterogenous reactions on surfaces are also considered.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 3461: Physical Chemistry Lab I (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in 3421, or permission of instructor. (CHM 3421 may be taken concurrently). Provides opportunity for several experiments with an extensive written report for each experiment. Considerable emphasis will be on data, precision, and error analysis. May include computer applications.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
CHM 3462: Physical Chemistry Lab II (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3461 or permission of instructor. Continuation of CHM 3461. Provides opportunity for several experiments with an extensive written report for each experiment. Considerable emphasis will be on data, precision, and error analysis. May include computer applications.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
CHM 3540: Introductory Inorganic Chem (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: CHM 1212 or 3225. This is a systematic study of chemical principles as applied to inorganic systems. It may include inorganic nomenclature, solid state structure, thermodynamics and bonding, general bonding theory, non-protonic acid-base theory, coordination chemistry, and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Includes laboratory. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:CHM 2540 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Junior, Senior students only.
CHM 4361: Biochemistry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3373. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.
Equivalent Courses:BIO 4361 Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
CHM 4362: Biochemistry (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 4361. Continuation of CHM 4361. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.
Equivalent Courses:BIO 4362 Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4363: Biochemistry (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CHM 4362 or permission of instructor. Explores selected topics including immunoglobulins and the immune system; bacterial cell walls; membrane transport; hormone action; control of gene expression; muscle contraction; cell physiology; drug action; protein folding; HIV mechanisms; and mechanisms of infectious disease. Seminar format with leading researchers presenting current work. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Equivalent Courses:BIO 4363 Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4371: Biochemistry Lecture (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3373. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetic, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Does not include laboratory.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4372: Biochemistry Lecture (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 4361. Continuation of CHM 4361. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Does not include laboratory.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4374: Advanced Organic Laboratory (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: A C- or better in CHM 3373 and 3225. An advanced laboratory course using synthetic separation and instrumental techniques to study properties of organic compounds. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4542: Transition Metals (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: A C- or better in CHM 3373 and 2540 (CHM 3402 recommended). The chemistry of the d- and f-block elements, with emphasis on the correlation of color, magnetic properties, structure, and reactivity to fundamental theory. Topics from the current chemical literature will be included. Topics may include bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and chemical applications of group theory. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4700: Selected Topics in Chem/Biochm (3) Offerings
An advanced course on any area of chemical science. It is designed to deepen the student's knowledge in one area of chemistry, expose him or her to the current research literature, and give him or her experience in writing and speaking critically on examples of recent research. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
CHM 4760: Advanced Synthesis (1-2) Offerings
Prerequisite: A C- or better in CHM 3373 (CHM 4542 is recommended). A laboratory course involving organic and/or inorganic synthesis using advanced techniques such as the handling of air-sensitive compounds, vacuum distillations and vacuum line transfers. Recommended especially for students who plan a research project involving synthesis. To be offered on demand basis. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4899: Natural Sciences Capstone Sem (1) Offerings
A capstone experience for seniors that explores current natural sciences topics in an interdisciplinary setting. Seminars addressing current research advances, ethical issues in science or the intersection of science, vocation and Christian faith are presented by faculty, students and guest scholars. Discussion and reflection incorporate appropriate readings. A minimum of two quarters of seminar must be completed during the senior year to fulfill the senior capstone requirement. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.
Equivalent Courses:PHY 4899, BIO 4899 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
CHM 4900: Ind Project/Design Chm/BioChm (1-10) Offerings
Laboratory research, library research, or other individual project. A final written report is required, and the student must report orally on his or her results at a Chemistry Department seminar. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
CHM 4930: Chemstry/Biochmstry Practicum (1-5) Offerings
Selected students are assigned teaching, grading, laboratory preparation, and/or tutoring responsibilities. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
CHM 4940: Intrnshp in Chmstry/Biochmstry (1-5) Offerings
Provides a significant learning experience through a closely supervised work-study program. A final written report is required, and the student must report orally on his or her work experience at a Chemistry Department seminar. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Chemistry Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
CHM 4950: Currnt Topcs in Chmstry/Biochm (1-5) Offerings
Deals with selected chemistry topics of general interest. No laboratory. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
CHM 4960: Undergrad Research Chem/Biochm (1-10) Offerings
Laboratory research done with supervision/collaboration with a faculty research advisor. A final senior thesis or journal article is required. A report at the regional conference is expected. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course



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