2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHEM-3520 Organic Chemistry II –Sp 4 hours Continuation of Organic Chemistry I, including the detailed study of conjugated aliphatics, aromatics, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, anhydrides, esters, acyl halides, amines, phenols, and aryl halides. Lab includes systematic qualitative organic analyses using modern instrumental methods (H-NMR, C-NMR, FTIR, GC/MS). Three fifty-minute lectures and one three- hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-3510 Organic Chemistry I. (Fee: $150) CHEM-3710 Biochemistry –Sp 4 Hours A study of the chemical and physical properties of macromolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, and the metabolic pathways, enzyme kinetics, and thermodynamics associated with these molecules. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisites: BIO-1115 Biology I: Cell Biology; CHEM-3510 Organic Chemistry I. (Fee: $150) CHEM-4310 Thermodynamics and Kinetics –Fa 4 hours A study of the laws of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, solutions, and kinetics. Three lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-2210 Analytical Chemistry I. (Fee: $150) CHEM-4320 4 hours Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy –Sp A study of the states of matter, surface phenomena, quantum mechanics, bonding, and spectroscopy. Three lectures and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-2210 Analytical Chemistry I. (Fee: $150) CHEM-4410 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry –Sp 3 hours Study of d-metal complexes, the systematic chemistry of the elements, and advanced topics in inorganic chemistry. Topics may include main group organometallics, d- and f-block elements, catalysis, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-3410 Inorganic Chemistry. (even years) CHEM-4800 Senior Seminar–Chemistry –Sp 1 hour Capstone course for majors in chemistry. Students choose a topic that expands upon a topic covered in their chemistry classes and research recent, relevant articles connected to the topic. The student will write a research paper and give an oral presentation relating to the topic and the relevant articles. The topic may coincide with research the student has participated in. Each student must obtain approval of the topic from their topic advisor and the seminar instructor within three weeks of starting the course. The students must also attend a minimum of 10 seminars during the senior year. Guest lecturers or faculty members may present papers at the invitation of the instructor. Prerequisites: senior status; attendance of a minimum of 10 seminars during the sophomore and junior years. CHEM-4830 Research in Chemistry –Fa, Sp 1–3 hours Student participate in an inquiry-based research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The project stresses methods of science including literature reviews, experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation and communication of results. The course may be repeated for up to 6 credits. Prerequisites: CHEM-2800 Introduction to Research in Chemistry; permission of instructor. (Fee: $150) CHEM-4880 Topics in Chemistry 1–3 hours Topics of special interest are selected by the chemistry faculty from the areas of modern chemistry. Prerequisites: junior status; permission of instructor. CHEM-4900 Independent Study in Chemistry 1–3 hours Supervised independent study of some chemical phenomena. Submission and approval of a research proposal must precede registration. Prerequisites: CHEM-2210 Analytical Chemistry I; CHEM-3510 Organic Chemistry I; CHEM-4310 Thermodynamics and Kinetics. CHEM-4910 Chemistry Internship –Fa, Sp, Su 1–3 hours Students will gain experience in the chemistry profession in a departmentally approved work environment. A technical report detailing the skills and techniques utilized and a supervisor’s evaluation will be the basis for successful completion. Prerequisite: CHEM-2220 Analytical Chemistry II or CHEM-3520 Organic Chemistry II. Environmental Science (ENVS) ENVS-1110 4 hours Environment: Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship –Sp An interdisciplinary study of the environment that considers foundational understanding rooted in science, society, and economy. We will explore the socio-ecological implications of human activity, impacts, and responsibility for the environment. Students from all majors are welcome and will be challenged to develop and apply a biblical stewardship ethic. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Crosslisted with GSCI-1110. (Fee: $100) ENVS-3100 4 hours Principles of Geographic Information Systems –Fa An introduction to the science of geographical information systems (GIS). Students will study the theory and practice modern thematic cartography and spatial analysis using GIS. Students will gain experience with techniques of GPS data collection, web-based data retrieval, using software (ArcGIS) for data management, storage and analysis of vector and raster datasets. Students will conduct a spatial analysis project and prepare a map product portfolio. This course satisfies the physical science requirement of the general education requirements. Three one- hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Crosslisted with ESCI-3100 (Fee: $100) ENVS-3200 Advanced Ecology –Fa 3 hours An advanced study of fundamental concepts of ecology across the organizational hierarchy from gene to globe. Emphasis will be placed on the topics of biodiversity, biogeography, biogeochemistry, evolution, and conservation with respect to a biblical environmental stewardship ethic in the face of global environmental change. Two hours lecture and one two-hour lab per week. Course includes a travel study experience to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Crosslist with BIO-3200. Prerequisites: BIO-2600 General Ecology or permission of the instructor. (Fee: $100) ENVS-3600 Environmental Ethics –Sp 3 hours An introductory study of ethical systems that addresses the relationship and responsibility of humankind toward the natural world. Emphasis will be upon the biblical environmental stewardship ethic and its application to contemporary environmental issues. Three lectures per week. Prerequisites: One semester of biology; junior status; permission of instructor. (odd years) ENVS-4100 Environmental Geology –Fa 4 hours Application of geology to environmental problems such as natural resource extraction, water supply, pollution, waste disposal, landslides, floods, and land use planning. Required field trip. Includes three lectures and one three-hour lab per week Prequisites: GEOL-1110 Introduction to Physical Geology and junior status. 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