Introductory Chemistry (4 Credits)
The course includes the following topics at introductory level matter: energy and measurement, atoms, balancing chemical Reactions, mole concept, solubility rules, chemical bonds, gases, . There is no lab component to this course. Summer. Prerequisite – No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed. Group: III. Note: CH 100 does not substitute for CH 110, a core course of the Biology Major. Students can take it as an elective.
Principles of Chemistry I (5 credits)
This course introduces the standards for measurements, energy, and matter, the Periodic Table, atomic theory and structure, chemical bonds, mole concept, stoichiometry, and balancing chemical equations, Lewis structure and VSEPR, and gases. Problem-solving is stressed. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material. Fall. Prerequisite: MA 102 concurrently or the equivalent. Group: III, Scientific Understanding Thematic Area.
Principles of Chemistry II (5 credits)
A continuation of CH 110, this course covers topics such as intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction, properties of solutions, acids and bases, and gases, electrochemistry, thermodynamics and nuclear chemistry. Problem solving is stressed. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material Spring. Prerequisite: CH 110 or permission. Group: III.
Organic Chemistry I (5 credits)
This course offers an introduction to the stereochemistry and the study of different functional groups. Topics include the structure, synthesis and properties of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, alkyl halides and alcohols. Also, the course introduces briefly benzene and its derivatives, the functional groups aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material. Fall. Prerequisite: CH 120 or permission. Group: III.
Organic Chemistry II (5 credits)
A continuation of CH 200. The course covers the structure, synthesis and properties of benzene and its derivatives, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. The course focuses on spectroscopy and some other functional groups such as amines, phenols, and heterocyclic compounds. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material. Alternate year spring. Prerequisite: CH 200. Group: III.
This course includes basic concepts in nanoscience and bottom-up and top-down methods of nanotechnology to synthesize nanostructures, The course also focuses on applications of nanotechnology in nature, myriad carbon nanostructures for instance, bucky balls, nanotubes. The emphasis of this course is on the single nanoparticle devices e.g. quantum dots, carbon nanoelectronic structures and their applications in the medical field. There is no lab component to this course. Prerequisite: CH 120 with C or higher or permission of instructor.
Biochemistry of Macromolecules
This course focuses on the structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. It also focuses on the role of enzymes in biological systems, enzyme kinetics, recombinant DNA technology and bioinformatics. Briefly covers replication, transcription and translation. Spring. 3-hour lab complements the lecture material. Prerequisite: BI 101, BI102, CH 120, and CH 200. Group: III.