2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

BIO-4910 Environmental Biology Internship –Fa, Sp 3–4 hours An opportunity to participate in an internship experience involving research projects with field biologists, ecologists, environmental health scientists, or environmental educators, depending upon the student’s vocational preference. Involves department faculty or faculty in conjunction with local or state agencies or private institutions. Provides practical experience in field biology and ecology techniques related to habitat characterization, monitoring, management, and restoration. Prerequisites: BIO-1120 Biology II: Zoology; BIO-2500 General Botany, BIO-2600 General Ecology; permission of instructor. (Fee: $25) Chemistry: General Education (CHEM) Except where noted, general education courses are designed to meet the general education requirements for graduation. These courses will not count toward graduation requirements for majors found in the Department of Science and Mathematics unless they are specifically listed in the curriculum requirements for a major. A student majoring in science or mathematics may take these courses only as electives. However, any course listed for a science or mathematics major or minor may also count toward fulfilling general education requirements. CHEM-1000 Principles of Chemistry –Fa 4 hours For non-science majors, an introduction to atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, stoichiometry, kinetic theory, solutions and equilibria, nuclear chemistry, nomenclature, structure, and reactions of organic compounds. Four lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. (Fee: $50) CHEM-1050 Chemistry for Engineers –Fa, Sp 3.5 hours Fundamental concepts of chemistry are developed with applications of chemistry to engineering disciplines. Students learn measurement, number handling, the Periodic Table, descriptive properties of atoms, elements, molecules, and ions, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, equilibrium, thermodynamics, gas laws, and the nature of solids and liquids. Three lectures per week, and one bi-weekly two-hour laboratory. (Fee: $50) Chemistry: Major (CHEM) CHEM-1110 General Chemistry I –Fa 4 hours Fundamental concepts of physical, inorganic, and analytical chemistry are developed. Students are introduced to the physical chemistry concepts of atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular structure, gas laws, states of matter, and thermochemistry. Inorganic concepts of reaction types and stoichiometry are included. Lab stresses analytical techniques including quantitation, separation, titration, and statistical analysis of data. Three lectures and one three-hour lab per week. (Fee: $100) CHEM-1120 General Chemistry II –Sp 4 hours A continuation of General Chemistry I, including the physical chemistry concepts of intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, and Gibbs free energy. Inorganic topics include acids and bases, oxidation-reduction reactions, solid-state structures, metal complexes, and nuclear chemistry. Lab exercises stress quantitative analytical techniques, application of visible light spectroscopy, and statistical analysis of data. Three lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM- 1110 General Chemistry I. (Fee: $100) CHEM-2210 Analytical Chemistry I –Fa 3 hours A study of the fundamental concepts and skills of analytical chemistry including measurement, statistical treatment of data, equilibrium constant calculations, solubility equilibria, acid-base equilibria, EDTA-complexation equilibria, volumetric analysis, and radiochemical analysis. The laboratory sessions focus on volumetric methods such as precipitation titrations, acid-base titrations, complexation titrations, and redox titrations where accurate measurement of volume is essential. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-1120 General Chemistry II. (Fee: $150) CHEM-2220 Analytical Chemistry II –Sp 3 hours Detailed study of analytical instrumentation, including electro-analytical methods such as potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, spectrochemical analysis, and analytical separations, including various types of chromatography. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-2210 Analytical Chemistry I. (Fee: $150) CHEM-2800 Introduction to Research in Chemistry –Fa 1 hour An introduction to the purpose and methodology of research in chemistry, including keeping a laboratory notebook, retrieving information, using the chemical literature, and writing research reports. One lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-1120 General Chemistry II. (Fee: $100) CHEM-3210 Environmental Chemistry –Sp 4 hours A detailed study of energy resources, atmospheric chemistry, and surface water chemistry, with an emphasis on the application of principles from previous courses to current environmental issues. Three lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-2220 Analytical Chemistry II and CHEM-3510 Organic Chemistry II, or permission of the instructor. (Fee: $100) (odd years) CHEM-3400 Advanced Forensic Chemistry –Sp 4 hours An advanced study of the application of analytical chemistry to forensic analysis. A detailed study of best practices for quality control and error analysis in forensic chemistry, modern DNA typing with an emphasis on sample preparation and interpretation of results, instrumental methods in fiber and glass trace analysis, extraction and analysis of accelerants in fire investigation, drug toxicology and metabolism, and seized drug identification with an emphasis on acid/base extraction of samples and analysis by immunoassay, LCMS, and GCMS. Three lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CRJU-1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice; FORS-1500 Introduction to Forensic Science; BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology. Co-requisites: CHEM- 2220 Analytical Chemistry II; CHEM-3510 Organic Chemistry I. Crosslisted with FORS-3400 (Fee: $100) (even years) CHEM-3410 Inorganic Chemistry –Fa 3 hours Detailed study of inorganic compounds, including atomic structure, the structure of solids, molecular structure and bonding, molecular symmetry and its applications, acids and bases, and oxidation and reduction. Lab stresses synthesis and characterization using instrumental methods. Two lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-2210 Analytical Chemistry I. (Fee: $100) CHEM-3510 Organic Chemistry I –Fa 4 hours Study of the structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, physical properties, spectra, syntheses, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers. Biological and medical applications are included. Lab includes basic techniques, procedures, and instruments, as well as syntheses and reactions. Three fifty-minute lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-1120 General Chemistry I I. (Fee: $150) 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 299 Course Descriptions BIO-4910 – CHEM-3510 SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS