Chemistry (CHE)

CHE-1000  Chemistry in Society  (3 Credits)  

Designed for non-science majors. Chemical principles are developed and applied to a series of major societaltechnological issues such as global warming, water quality, acid rain, food additives, alternate energy sources, etc. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits. Every year; day and evening.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-1101  Chemistry and Life I  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): MAT-1101 or higher,CHE-1101L,CHE-1101R  

Intended for non-science majors. Introduction to basic principles of chemistry; emphasis on application of these principles to living systems and their impact on present-day living. Two lecture, one recitation, and three lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: NPW  
Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-1102  Chemistry and Life II  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-1101 or CHE-1201,CHE-1102L,CHE-1102R  

Continuation of CHE 1101. Lab fee.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: NPW  
Typically offered: Spring Only  
CHE-1105  Chemistry for Health Sciences  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): MAT-1101 or placement by examination,Take CHE-1105R and CHE-1105L;  

This course is an introductory chemistry course for students in nursing and other health sciences. This course is intended to provide students with a descriptive background in general, organic, and biochemistry. Subsequent courses taken such as nutrition and pharmacology can be appreciated on a molecular level. The first part of the course will focus on the fundamentals of general chemistry dealing with the nature of atoms, atomic structure, bonding, and the role of nuclear chemistry in medicine. The 2nd half of the course will focus on the structure and nomenclature of organic, biomolecules, and their role in health-related systems.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-1201  General Chemistry I  (5 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-1201L,MAT-1105 or higher (Except MAT-2301),BIO-1201,CHE-1201R  

Intended for science majors. Emphasis on quantitative aspects of chemistry at a more specialized level than in CHE 1101/CHE 1102. The course begins with an investigation of the ways in which we represent atoms and molecules symbolically, and their structures and spectroscopic signals. We then consider properties related to their physical states: gases, liquids, and solids. Finally, we scale up our investigation to explore how we relate the submicroscopic realm of atoms and molecules to the physically observable macroscopic world by considering such concepts as stoichiometry and moles. Three lecture, one recitation, and three lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: NPW  
Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-1202  General Chemistry II  (5 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-1201,CHE-1202L,CHE-1202R,MAT-1107,BIO-1202  

Continuation of CHE 1201. Emphasis is placed on a systematic examination of chemical processes that includes thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, acid-base properties, and electrochemistry. Lab fee.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: NPW  
Typically offered: Spring Only  
CHE-2001  Biochemical Science  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-1202,Take CHE-2001L and CHE-2001R  

For Physician Assistant majors only. This course surveys the basic principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The organic chemistry section emphasizes the behavior of organic polymers, setting a foundation for the understanding of proteins and nucleic acids. The biochemical principles covered in this course are selected to provide a background for the study of some of the more common and/or significant diseases. Three lecture, one recitation, and two lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-2050  Analytical Chemistry  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-1202,CHE-2050L,che-2050r  

Quantitative study of gravimetric and volumetric analysis; solubility product, acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and complex-formation phenomena considered with emphasis upon precision, resourcefulness, and chemical calculations. Two lecture, one recitation, and three lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-2101  Organic Chemistry I  (5 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-1202, previous,CHE-2101L, concurrent,che-2101r, concurrent  

Aromatic and aliphatic compounds, reaction mechanisms based on electronic theory, preparation of representative compounds, and quantitative analysis. Three lecture, one recitation, and four lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-2102  Organic Chemistry II  (5 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-2101,CHE-2102L,che-2102r  

Continuation of CHE 2101. Lab fee.

Typically offered: Spring Only  
CHE-2301  Inorganic Chemistry  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-1202  

The study of bonding, structure, and reactions of inorganic compounds based on modern physical chemical concepts, coordination compounds, and organometallic compounds. Three lecture hours per week.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-3001  Biochemistry  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-2102,CHE-3001L  

Physiochemical approach, amino acides, proteins, carbohydarates, lipids, enzymes, intermediate metabolisms, modern techniques for isolation, identification, and determination of biochemical significance. Three lecture and four lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Typically offered: Spring Only  
CHE-3002  Bio-Analytical Chemistry  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-2102,CHE-3002L,PHY-2002  

For biology majors only. Theoretical and practical knowledge of modern analytical chemistry including statistics, volumetric and gravimetric analysis, chemical and electrochemical equilibrium, acid-base, and chemistry. Introduction to instrumental methods of analysis including spectrophotometry, FT-IR, and Chromatography (HPLC, GC-MS, GC). Two lecture and five lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-4001  Physical Chemistry I  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-2102,CHE-4001L,MAT-2203,PHY-2002  

Atomic, molecular and crystal structure; thermodynamics; solution properties; chemical kinetics; and electrochemistry. Three lecture and four lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4002  Physical Chemistry II  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-4001,CHE-4002L  

Continuation of CHE 4001. Lab fee.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4050  Instrumental Methods of Analysis  (4 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-4001,CHE-4050L,CHE-2050  

Theory and laboratory work in spectroscopy, absorption, and emission; electroanalytical chemistry and chromatography as they apply to analytical chemistry. Three lecture and four lab hours per week. Lab fee.

Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-4101  Advanced Organic Chemistry  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-2102  

Physical organic chemistry, emphasis on structure and reaction mechanisms; free radical chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4990  Internship in Chemistry  (1-2 Credits)  

Students may intern during the summer at approved research and development companies. The student must maintain a comprehensive daily log of work activities signed by their supervisor to be reported to the Chairperson when requested. Internships must be approved by the department Chairperson.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4993  Chemical Research I  (3 Credits)  

Independent laboratory research under faculty guidance.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4994  Chemical Research II  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): CHE-4993  

Continuation of CHE 4993.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4995  Independent Study in Chemistry  (1-5 Credits)  

Individual research in an approved area. Library research, conferences, report, or special project. Approval of the department Chairperson is required.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4996  Independent Study in Chemistry  (1-4 Credits)  

Individual research in an approved area. Library research, conferences, report, or special project. Approval of the department Chairperson is required.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-4998  Senior Project  (3 Credits)  
Requisite(s): Open to seniors in Chemistry majors  

Individual investigation in some special field of chemistry, may involve literature or laboratory research. Required of majors in senior year.

Typically offered: As Needed  
CHE-5001  Honors Seminar: Understanding Our Environment  (3 Credits)  

At the heart of the Franciscan tradition is a quest to live a more moral and authentic life where our role is to serve as custodians of the earth. As custodians it is vital that we acknowledge the current state of our environment and to act in ways that improve that status. To this end it is necessary to be able to evaluate information pertaining to the environment and to place that information in its proper perspective. This course will lead us in an investigation of the history of environmentalism, the speciation and toxicology of chemicals, health and quality of life issues, regulatory controls, the economy, and politics. We will then examine in greater depth a number of current and historical environmental cases. By the end of this course you should be able to critically evaluate issues of environmental concern and to determine the best way that we as individuals, and as a group, can be agents of positive change and, thereby proceed as custodians of the earth.

Fulfills General Education Requirement: NPW, SEH  
Typically offered: Fall Only  
CHE-5002  A Short History of Nearly Everything Environment  (3 Credits)  

Science is not, as you may imagine, a series of technically dense theories, with heavy calculations and mind-bending feats of logic. Oh no! Science is interspersed with humour, betrayal, sadness; the full range of human experience. and a series of technically dense theories with heavy calculations and mind-bending feats of logic. This course will not only provide you with an overview of the best scientific ideas of what we currently understand, but also the various trials and tribulations of the personalities of those individuals that brought us those ideas.

Typically offered: Fall Only