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Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
    
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Course Descriptions


 

Business

  
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    BUS 371 - Managerial Finance I


    Emphasizes the development of managerial theory and decision methodology in evaluating the financial function of the firm. Analyzes working capital management, the concepts and techniques employed in the procurement of resources from financial markets, and their allocation to productive investments.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: ACCT 202.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 325 - Quantitative Analysis


    Studies the principles and methods business analysts and managers use to assess the various areas of a business organization, including accounting, finance, information systems, operations, and personnel. Focuses on the role of statistical models, data analysis, and information systems in decision-making. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CS 120 and STAT 112 or equivalents, or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 327 - Investment Analysis


    Students learn to understand basic investment principles including the risks and rewards of securities, the power of compounding and the significance of global capital markets. Corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions will be covered in this course and several cases will be used to augment the theoretical material. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 341 - Commercial Law


    Surveys the American legal system and principles of constitutional, criminal, and tort law, emphasizing legal issues related to contracts, agency, corporations, and partnerships. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 350 - Gender in the Workplace


    This course explores how gender influences women’s and men’s experiences in the workplace by looking at theories of sex-segregation and wage differentiation within and among organizations; and how sex-role stereotypes, cultural beliefs, and communication patterns influence women’s and men’s personal and professional relationships within the workplace. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 351 - Fundamentals of Marketing


    Introduction to marketing principles and activities in both profit and non-profit enterprises, from the conception of goods and services to their consumption. Participants study consumer behavior as well as ethical, environmental, and international issues in marketing. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: ECON 201 and 202 or equivalents, or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 361 - Organizational Behavior


    Studies the basic theories and research related to the practices of contemporary organizational behavior. Emphasizes the interpersonal skills that promote individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Class activities are interactive and include experiential exercises, case analyses, and collaborative learning. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 371 - Managerial Finance


    Principles and practices of business finance focusing on managerial decision-making in financial policy. Topics include capital structure, types of securities and their use in raising funds, risk, valuation, and allocating resources for investment. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: ISBU concentration prerequisites or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 377 - The Challenge of Leadership


    In this course, students will reflect on the limits of the management versus leadership debate, consider the critical role self-knowledge plays in being an effective managerial leader and review the relevance of some basic system theory ideas to the understanding of organizational dynamics and managerial leadership.  The course also will include an examination of the organizational basis of managerial leadership and seek an understanding of leadership as a systematic process as opposed to a set of discrete activities and appreciation of organizational change as the contemporary context of management.  (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 381 - Business Ethics


    Uses philosophical ethics as a framework for investigating moral dilemmas in contemporary business. Case study method used. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 384 - International Business


    An introduction to the practice and theory of international business. Consideration given to global trade and economic integration theory; the major instruments and procedures needed for management and operation of an international business; modes of international market entry and foreign direct investment; strategies appropriate to managing an international business; global environmental issues; and the importance of culture and ethics in international business. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: ISBU concentration prerequisites or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 399 - Case Studies in Technology Management and Policy


    Special topics course; topics vary but each explores how technology, management, and policy issues interact within a specific context. Possible contexts include a business organization; an industry; a governmental sector; specific legislation; a judicial ruling; a social issue; a historical era; or a combination of these. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 463 - Human Resource Management


    Study of human resource management and its role in meeting company objectives; examines essentials of job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance, compensation, and employee and labor relations. Discussion of contemporary legal pressures and issues relative to a global workforce. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: ISBU 361 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 467 - Organizational Change and Development


    This course is designed to equip anyone who has a role to play in organizational change—employees and associates at all levels, supervisors and managers, information technology consultants, and a variety of organizational stakeholders—with the basic tools required to analyze change and its consequences. (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 468 - Entrepreneurship


    Explores the process of creating and managing new ventures. Study of financing for initial capital and early growth of the enterprise; legal and tax issues associated with a new business; how to identify opportunity areas; and the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: ISBU concentration prerequisites or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 470 - Strategic Management Consulting


    This course develops the practical, strategic-thinking and behavioral skills required to operate in a double-hatted mode. It focuses on identifying, diagnosing, and resolving client issues; introduces students to the strategy, process, and technology of consulting; reviews change-management methodologies; considers the “psychological stance” required to succeed in the consultant role; and compares and contrasts the roles of external and internal consultants.  (SI)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 475 - Intergroup Relations


    This course provides an understanding of the basic cognitive and motivational processes involved in intergroup relations. Students are encouraged to consider the roles of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination in everyday life as well as processes that may change stereotypes and reduce prejudice. (IR)

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 485 - Strategic Management


    Examines the basic elements, processes, and techniques of strategic planning. Focuses on the development of the student’s decision-making abilities as a manager and calls upon the student to synthesize material learned across the concentration. Case studies, interactive classes, and business simulations are used to develop student’s managerial skills. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: ISBU concentration prerequisites or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ISBU 499 - Independent Study


    In exceptional circumstances and with the endorsement of an approved faculty member and the B.I.S. director, a student may undertake a rigorous program of independent study in business. Such study would be designed to explore a subject not currently being taught and/or to expand upon regular offerings. (IR)

    Credits: 1 to 3

Capstone Project

  
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    ISCP 400 - Capstone Project


    Students design, develop, produce, and evaluate a semester-long project that synthesizes their educational experiences and professional interests. Done individually or occasionally in teams and supervised by a faculty mentor, the proposal for the project must be approved before students may register for this course. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: grade of C or better in ISPS 399

    Credits: 3

Chemical Engineering

  
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    CH E 202 - Thermodynamics


    Includes the formulation and analysis of the first and second laws of thermodynamics; energy conservation; concepts of equilibrium, temperature, energy, and entropy; equations of state; processes involving energy transfer as work and heat; reversibility and irreversibility; and closed and open systems and cyclic processes. Cross-listed as MAE 210. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corerequisite: APMA 212.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 215 - Material and Energy Balances


    Introduces the field of chemical engineering, including material and energy balances applied to chemical processes, physical and thermodynamic properties of multicomponent systems. Three lecture and one discussion hour. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 151, APMA 111.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 216 - Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering


    Mathematical and computational tools for the analysis and simulation of chemical processes and physicochemical phenomena. Mathematical and numerical methods. Three lecture and one laboratory hour. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CS 101, APMA 213, CHE 215.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 246 - Introduction to Biotechnology


    Introduction to the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular and cell biology emphasizing their relevance to industrial applications of biotechnology. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 151.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 316 - Chemical Thermodynamics


    Principles of chemical thermodynamics further developed and applied. Emphasizes phase and chemical equilibria calculations. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 202, 215, or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 318 - Chemical Reaction Engineering


    Determination of rate equations for chemical reactions from experimental data. Use of kinetics and transport relations in the design of both batch and continuous reactors; homogeneous, heterogeneous, uncatalyzed and catalyzed reactions. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 216, 316; corequisite: CHE 322.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 321 - Transport Processes I: Momentum and Heat Transfer


    Development and application of the concepts of momentum and heat transfer to chemical processing operations, emphasizing continuous operations. Four lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 215, 216.

    Credits: 4
  
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    CH E 322 - Transport Processes II: Mass Transfer and Separations


    Fundamental concepts of diffusion and mass transfer. Application to continuous contacting in separation devices. Material and energy conservation calculations for equilibrium stage processes, including multistage, multicomponent calculations as involved in distillation, absorption, and extraction systems. Four lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 216, 316, and 321.

    Credits: 4
  
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    CH E 347 - Biochemical Engineering


    Quantitative engineering aspects of industrial applications of biology including the microbial synthesis of commercial products, environmental biotechnology, and the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals through recombinant microorganisms, transgenic animals, and plants. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 246, CHE 321, or instructor permission; corequisite: CHE 318, 322 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 398 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I


    Experimental study of selected operations and phenomena in fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Students plan experiments, analyze data, calculate results and prepare written and/or oral planning and final technical reports. One hour discussion, four laboratory hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 215 and 321.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 438 - Process Modeling, Dynamics, and Control


    Introduction to the dynamics and control of process systems, controller, sensors, and final control elements. Time and frequency domain characterization of these subsystems are developed and employed in stability analysis of closed control loops. Design of simple process control systems. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 318 and 322.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 442 - Applied Surface Chemistry


    Factors underlying interfacial phenomena, emphasizing thermodynamics of surfaces, structural aspects, and electrical phenomena. Application to areas such as emulsification, foaming, detergency, sedimentation, fluidization, nucleation, wetting, adhesion, flotation, and electrophoresis. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 448 - Bioseparations Engineering


    Principles of bioseparations engineering, including specialized unit operations not normally covered in regular chemical engineering courses. Processing operations downstream of the initial manufacture of biotechnology products, including product recovery, separations, purification, and ancillary operations such as sterile processing, clean-in place and regulatory aspects. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 322 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 449 - Polymer Chemistry and Engineering


    Analyzes the mechanisms and kinetics of various polymerization reactions; relations between the molecular structure and polymer properties, and how these properties can be influenced by the polymerization process; fundamental concepts of polymer solution and melt rheology. Applications to polymer processing operations, such as extrusion, molding, and fiber spinning. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 321 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 461 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering


    Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 462 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering


    Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration. (SI)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 476 - Chemical Engineering Design


    Application of academically acquired skills to the practice of chemical engineering in an industrial environment: industrial economics; process synthesis and selection; flow sheet development; equipment sizing; plant layout and cost estimation. Report preparation and oral presentations. Use of commercial process simulation software. Two lecture hours, two discussion hours, and design laboratory. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 216, 318, and 322.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 491 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II


    Continuation of CHE 398; emphasizes separations, chemical reaction, and process dynamics and control. One discussion and four laboratory hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHE 318, 322, and 398.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH E 495 - Chemical Engineering Research


    Library and laboratory study of an engineering or manufacturing problem conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, often including the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment. Requires progress reports and a comprehensive written report. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    CH E 496 - Chemical Engineering Research


    Library and laboratory study of an engineering or manufacturing problem conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, often including the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment. Requires progress reports and a comprehensive written report. (S)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 1 to 3

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 121 - Concepts of Chemistry


    Studies the unifying ideas of the structure of matter and energy, including topics such as the ozone layer and radioactivity, and the nature of scientific investigation. Primarily for non-science majors. Three class hours; no laboratory. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 122 - Contemporary Chemistry


    By examining what science teaches us about relevant topics such as energy, synthetics, and food, the student develops a sense of the tone, vocabulary, and demarcation of scientific discourse. Independent of, and complementary to, CHEM 121. Primarily for non-science majors. Three class hours; no laboratory. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 141 - Introductory College Chemistry


    Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology. Three class hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 141L, 142L or CHEM 181L, 182L.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 141L - Introductory College Chemistry Laboratory


    Surveys the practice of chemistry as an experimental science, the development of skills in laboratory manipulation, and laboratory safety. Topics include observation, measurement and data analysis, separation and purification techniques, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Three and one-half laboratory hours, and an optional one-hour laboratory lecture. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or CHEM 181, 182.

    Credits: 2
  
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    CHEM 142 - Introductory College Chemistry


    Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology. Three class hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 141L, 142L or CHEM 181L, 182L.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 142L - Introductory College Chemistry Laboratory


    Surveys the practice of chemistry as an experimental science, the development of skills in laboratory manipulation, and laboratory safety. Topics include observation, measurement and data analysis, separation and purification techniques, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Three and one-half laboratory hours, and an optional one-hour laboratory lecture. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or CHEM 181, 182.

    Credits: 2
  
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    CHEM 151 - Introductory Chemistry for Engineers


    The principles and applications of chemistry are tailored to engineering students. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For engineering students, but may be used as a prerequisite for further courses in chemistry. Three class hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 141L, 142L, CHEM 151L, 152L, or CHEM 181L, 182L.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 151L - Introductory Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory


    Surveys the practice of chemistry as an experimental science, the development of skills in laboratory manipulation, and laboratory safety. Topics include observation, measurement and data analysis, separation and purification techniques, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Three and one-half laboratory hours. Meets every other week. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 151, 152.

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 152 - Introductory Chemistry for Engineers


    The principles and applications of chemistry are tailored to engineering students. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For engineering students, but may be used as a prerequisite for further courses in chemistry. Three class hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 141L, 142L, CHEM 151L, 152L, or CHEM 181L, 182L.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 152L - Introductory Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory


    Surveys the practice of chemistry as an experimental science, the development of skills in laboratory manipulation, and laboratory safety. Topics include observation, measurement and data analysis, separation and purification techniques, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Three and one-half laboratory hours. Meets every other week. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 151, 152.

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 170 - Liberal Arts Seminar


    Seminar assigned primarily for first and second-year students taught on a voluntary basis by a faculty member. Topics vary. (Y)

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    CHEM 171 - Liberal Arts Seminar


    Seminar assigned primarily for first and second-year students taught on a voluntary basis by a faculty member. Topics vary. (Y)

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    CHEM 181 - Principles of Chemical Structure


    First of a four-semester sequence covering the basic concepts of general and organic chemistry (the 180/280 sequence is comparable to the 140/240 sequence but is more rigorous). Establishes a foundation of fundamental particles and the nature of the atom, develops a rationale for molecular structure, and explores the basis of chemical reactivity. Topics include introductory quantum mechanics, atomic structure, chemical bonding, spectroscopy, and elementary molecular reactivity. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: A strong background in high school chemistry.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 181L - Principles of Chemical Structure Laboratory


    Four laboratory hours plus weekly lecture. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 181, or CHEM 141 with instructor recommendation.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 182 - Principles of Chemical Reactions I


    Seeks to understand elementary reaction types as a function of chemical structure by emphasizing organic compounds. Topics include acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, oxidation-reduction, electrophilic addition, elimination, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, aromaticity, and molecular spectroscopy. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 181.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 182L - Principles of Chemical Reactions I Laboratory


    Four laboratory hours plus weekly lecture. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 182.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 191 - Archaeological Chemistry


    Studies the methods for the discovery, scientific characterization, and preservation of archaeological artifacts; intended for students of archaeology, anthropology, art history, and other disciplines dealing with ancient civilizations. (IR)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: High school chemistry or physics.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 210 - Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry


    Surveys organic chemistry and acquaints the student with the scope of carbon chemistry, its basic principles, and some of its applications. Not intended for chemistry majors; not a suitable organic chemistry course for pre-medical students. (Three hours lecture, no laboratory). (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 121, 122 or CHEM 141, 142, or CHEM 181, 182.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 212 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry


    Introduces the nomenclature, structure, reactivity, and applications of organic compounds, including those of importance in the chemical industry. Three lecture hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: One semester of general chemistry; corequisite: CHEM 212L.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 212L - Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Six-to-seven four-hour laboratory sessions and an equal number of one-hour laboratory lectures to accompany CHEM 212. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 212.

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 222 - Solution Chemistry


    Application of the principles of chemical equilibrium to solutions. The laboratory applies classical and instrumental methods to systems involving solubility, ionization, complexion formation, and oxidation-reduction equilibria. Two class hours, four laboratory hours. No credit may be received for CHEM 222 if CHEM 181L and 282L have been taken. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or 181, 182 and 141L with an A grade in 141.

    Credits: 4
  
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    CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry


    Surveys the compounds of carbon in relation to their structure, identification, synthesis, natural occurrence, and mechanisms of reactions. Three class hours; optional discussions. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or equivalent. Corequisites: CHEM 241L, 242L, or 281L, 282L.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 241L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Focuses on the development of skills in methods of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. One discussion hour; four laboratory hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 281 or CHEM 241.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry


    Surveys the compounds of carbon in relation to their structure, identification, synthesis, natural occurrence, and mechanisms of reactions. Three class hours; optional discussions. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or equivalent and CHEM 281 or 241; corequisites: CHEM 241L, 242L, or 281L, 282L.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 242L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Focuses on the development of skills in methods of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. One discussion hour; four laboratory hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 242.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 281 - Principles of Chemical Reactions II


    Continued exploration of organic reactions and structures initiated in CHEM 182. Includes electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition, nucleophilic acyl substitution, organometallic compounds, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 182.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 281L - Principles of Chemical Reactions II Laboratory


    Six laboratory hours plus weekly lecture. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 281.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 282 - Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics


    Focuses on the macroscopic properties of chemical systems. Topics include states of matter, physical equilibria, chemical equilibria, thermodynamic relationships, kinetic theory, and electrochemistry. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 281 and MATH 122 or 132; corequisite: PHYS 202 or 232.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 282L - Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory


    Four laboratory hours plus weekly lecture. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 282.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 322 - Uranium and the American West


    The epic of atomic physics from the Curies to Fermi’s chain reaction; the Manhattan project and the tragedy of Robert Oppenheimer; nuclear weapons testing, power, and environmental consequences.  Cross listed with ETP 322.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    One year of university-level Chemistry or Physics.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 341 - Physical Chemistry I


    Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: properties of gases, liquids, and solids; thermodynamics; chemical and biochemical equilibrium; solutions; electrochemistry; and structure and stability of biological macromolecules. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or CHEM 181, 182, MATH 122 or 132, and PHYS 201, 202 or PHYS 231, 232.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 342 - Physical Chemistry II


    Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; biochemical transport; and statistical mechanics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or CHEM 181, 182, MATH 122 or 132, and PHYS 201, 202 or PHYS 231, 232.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 351 - Physical Chemistry


    Introduces physical chemistry designated specifically for undergraduate chemical engineers. Survey of the basic principles of equilibrium thermodynamics, the kinetic theory of gases, quantum mechanics of atoms and molecules, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, and reaction dynamics. Emphasizes the fundamental theories, models, and laws used in describing, representing, and explaining physical processes and properties characteristic of chemical systems. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 151, 152, PHYS 241E, and APMA 205, 206.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 352 - Research Seminar in Biological Chemistry


    Students and faculty discuss current topics of interest in biological chemistry. Intended for students who are participants in the undergraduate research program. Credit/no credit basis. (Y)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 362 - Physical Chemistry


    The second semester of physical chemistry for B.S. majors. Topics include quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and kinetics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 341 or CHEM 361.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 371 - Intermediate Techniques in Chemical Experimentation


    Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. Four laboratory hours, one class hour. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or equivalent; corequisite: CHEM 341, 342.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 372 - Intermediate Techniques in Chemical Experimentation


    Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. Four laboratory hours, one class hour. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or equivalent; corequisite: CHEM 341, 342.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 381 - Physical Chemistry I


    Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological application: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; and statistical mechanics. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or CHEM 181, 182. CHEM 282 highly recommended. MATH 122 or 132, and PHYS 201, 202 or PHYS 231, 232.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 382 - Physical Chemistry II


    Introduces physical chemistry: properties of gases, liquids, and solids; thermodynamics; chemical and biochemical equilibrium; solutions; electrochemistry; and structure and stability of biological macromolecules. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 141, 142 or CHEM 181, 182, MATH 122 or 132, and PHYS 201, 202 or PHYS 231, 232.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 391 - Introductory Research Seminar


    Introduces research approaches and tools in chemistry including examples of formulation of approaches, literature searches, research methods, and reporting of results. Oral presentations by students, faculty, and visiting lecturers. (Y)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 392 - Introductory Research Seminar


    Introduces research approaches and tools in chemistry including examples of formulation of approaches, literature searches, research methods, and reporting of results. Oral presentations by students, faculty, and visiting lecturers. (Y)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 393 - Independent Study


    Covers specialized topics in chemistry not normally covered in formal lecture or laboratory courses. Under the direction of the faculty. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    CHEM 394 - Independent Study


    Covers specialized topics in chemistry not normally covered in formal lecture or laboratory courses. Under the direction of the faculty. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 395 - Introduction to Research


    Introduces the methods of research in chemistry that include use of the research literature and instruction in basic experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Under the direct supervision of faculty. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    CHEM 396 - Introduction to Research


    Introduces the methods of research in chemistry that include use of the research literature and instruction in basic experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Under the direct supervision of faculty. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 432 - Inorganic Chemistry


    Unified treatment of the chemistry of the important classes of inorganic compounds and their reactions, with emphasis on underlying principles of molecular structure, symmetry, and bonding theory, including molecular orbital descriptions and reactivity. Three class hours. (Y)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 441 - Biological Chemistry I


    Introduces the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Examines the means by which enzymes catalyze transformations of other molecules, emphasizing the chemical principles involved. Topics include a description of the key metabolic cycles and pathways, the enzymes that catalyze these reactions, and the ways in which these pathways are regulated. Three class hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: One year of organic chemistry.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 442 - Biological Chemistry II


    Covers three main areas: structure and function of biological membranes; complex biochemical systems and processes, including photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation, vision, neurotransmission, hormonal regulation, muscle contraction, and microtubules; and molecular biology, including DNA and RNA metabolism, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression, and recombinant DNA methodology. Three class hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 441 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 451 - Biological Chemistry Laboratory I


    Studies the isolation and purification of biological materials. Topics include the chemical properties of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids; and the chemical and physical methods used in the characterization and quantitative determination of proteins. One class hour, four laboratory hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 182L or CHEM 222; prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 441 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 452 - Biological Chemistry Laboratory II


    Analyzes the physical methods used in studying macromolecules. Experiments include spectroscopic, hydrodynamic, and kinetic methods. Topics include enzyme kinetics and the statistical analysis of data. One class hour, four laboratory hours. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 442 and 451.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 491 - Undergraduate Research Seminar


    Discussion of research approaches, methods and results for students registered in CHEM 495, 496. Oral presentations by students, faculty and visiting lecturers. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 495, 496.

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 492 - Undergraduate Research Seminar


    Discussion of research approaches, methods and results for students registered in CHEM 495, 496. Oral presentations by students, faculty and visiting lecturers. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 495, 496.

    Credits: 1
  
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    CHEM 495 - Supervised and Original Research in Chemistry


    Original research involving experimental or theoretical chemistry carried out under the direct supervision of faculty. A minimum of nine hours per week, including conferences with research supervisor. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 496 - Supervised and Original Research in Chemistry


    Original research involving experimental or theoretical chemistry carried out under the direct supervision of faculty. A minimum of nine hours per week, including conferences with research supervisor. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 511 - Organic Chemistry III


    Systematic review and extension of the facts and theory of organic chemistry; including the mechanism of reactions, structure, and stereochemistry. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: One year of organic chemistry. One year of physical chemistry is recommended.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 521 - Advanced Physical Chemistry I


    Studies introductory quantum mechanics. Topics include the application of group theory to molecular orbital theory; and rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 341, 342.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 522 - Advanced Physical Chemistry II


    Studies the laws of thermodynamics and extra-thermodynamic principles; statistical mechanics; theory of reaction rates; and the interpretation of experimental kinetic data. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 535 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I


    Introduces the electronic structure of atoms and simple molecules, including basic concepts and applications of symmetry and group theory. The chemistry of the main group elements is described using energetics, structure, and reaction pathways to provide a theoretical background. Emphasizes applying these concepts to predicting the stability and developing synthetic routes to individual compounds or classes. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 432 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 536 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II


    Introduces the electronic structure of compounds of the transition metals using ligan field theory and molecular orbital theory. Describes the chemistry of coordination and organometallic compounds, emphasizing structure, reactivity, and synthesis. Examines applications to transformations in organic chemistry and to catalysis. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CHEM 432 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
  
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    CHEM 551 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis


    Study of the utilization of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis. Includes emission and mass spectrometry, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared absorption spectroscopy, atomic absorption, electrical methods of analysis, chromatography, neutron activation analysis, and X-ray methods. (Y)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Corequisite: CHEM 341 or CHEM 361 or instructor permission.

    Credits: 3
 

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