Graduate Catalog 2010-12



Note: Additional work will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.

CHEM 402      Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry                                       4
Prereq.:  CHEM 301 and CHEM 322 or CHEM 320; or admission to graduate studies. Theoretical and practical aspects of the most important instrumental techniques used in chemical analysis, including potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, UV/Visible absorption spectrophotometry, fluorescence spectrophotometry, atomic spectrometry, gas chromatography, and high-performance liquid chromatography. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Spring. (E) 

CHEM 406      Environmental Chemistry                                                                          3
Prereq.:  CHEM 301 and CHEM 210 and 211. Nature and properties of pollutants, their interaction with each other and the environment, preventative and remedial methods of control. Laboratory concerned with sampling and analysis of pollutants. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Spring. (O) 

CHEM 432      Chemistry Seminar                                                                                     2
Prereq.:  CHEM 321 or 322. Students will prepare presentations on topics of current interest in various fields of chemistry and may be required to attend seminars by faculty or outside speakers. Introduction to the use of the library, literature, and searching procedures in chemical research. One conference per week. Spring. 

CHEM 456      Toxicology                                                                                                   3
Prereq.:  CHEM 212. Classes of toxic chemicals, their biotransformation and mechanisms of toxicity in humans. Includes natural and man-made chemicals, methods of risk assessment, environmental, and occupational regulatory standards. Spring. 

CHEM 458      Advanced Biochemistry                                                                             3
Prereq.:  CHEM 354 or BMS 496. Advanced consideration of biochemistry topics including biophysical concepts in the action of proteins and nucleic acids; enzyme catalysis and regulation, and cell-cell communication. Current experimental methodologies will be emphasized. Spring. 

CHEM 459      Bioinorganic Chemistry                                                                             3
Prereq.:  CHEM 354. Principles of inorganic chemistry as applied to biology. Focuses on correlation of function, structure and reactivity of metals in biological systems. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (O) 

CHEM 460      Inorganic Symmetry & Spectroscopy                                                       3
Prereq.:  CHEM 322.  Electronic structure and theories of bonding as they relate to the molecular structures, properties, and spectroscopy of inorganic compounds. Primary focus will be on the compounds of the d-block elements. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (E) 

CHEM 461      Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry                                                              3
Prereq.:  CHEM 321. A systematic study of main-group elements and the multitude of compounds they form. Acid-base, substitution, and oxidation-reduction reactions along with structural descriptions will be emphasized. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (O) 

CHEM 462      Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory                                                              1
Prereq.:  CHEM 460 or 461 (may be taken concurrently). Laboratory course concerned with the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds. Topics include air-sensitive manipulation, coordination chemistry and chemistry of materials. One three-hour laboratory periods per week. Spring. (O) 

CHEM 485      Topics in Chemistry                                                                                    3
Prereq.:  CHEM 320 or CHEM 321 or CHEM 322. Advanced treatment of chemistry topics in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Three lectures or two lectures and one two-hour laboratory period per week depending on topic. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. Irregular. 

CHEM 550      Basic Organic and Biological Chemistry                                                   3
Fundamentals of organic and biological chemistry in relation to human health including chemical and physical properties of organic molecules occurring in living systems. Topics include structure-function and acid-base concepts, overview of cellular metabolism, and enzyme kinetics. For nurse anesthesia and health science specialization students only. Summer.

CHEM 590      Topics in Advanced Chemistry                                                                  3
Selected topics in analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. May be taken once in each field of chemistry. Irregular.


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