Courses in Chemistry

The Chemistry of Everything

CHEM 101     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
A chemistry course for non-science major which explores the world from a chemical perspective. This course is designed to increase students' scientific literacy. A two-hour lab is included. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0080 and READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 2, 3: Critical Thinking, Natural Sciences)

Introduction to Chemistry

CHEM 108     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
A one-semester introduction to the field of chemistry, this course is designed to allow the student to understand how chemistry relates to everyday life and to learn some of the language and concepts of chemistry related to applied health. This course uses a math-based approach. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 75.5 or higher in the Elementary Algebra portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of MATH 0085 with a grade of C or higher.) (MNTC 3: Natural Sciences)

Chemistry for the Health Sciences

CHEM 110     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
Key concepts of general, organic, and biological chemistry are introduced in an integrated approach with applications from the medical fields. The course is designed to prepare students for Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology or to be utilized as a general Liberal Arts and Sciences course. Limited mathematical approach; this course does not meet the requirements of a prerequisite for CHEM 120. Lecture and a 2-hour lab are included. (Prerequisite: Must have a score of 76 or higher on the Elementary Algebra portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of MATH 0085 with a grade of C or higher AND Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ 0090 with a grade of C or higher) (MNTC 2, 3: Critical Thinking, Natural Sciences)

Principles of Chemistry I

CHEM 120     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course introduces the student to the basic principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, chemical reactions, solution chemistry, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodicity, and states of matter. Laboratory reinforces lecture concepts. (Prerequisites: MATH 120, CHEM 108 or high school chemistry) (MNTC 3: Natural Sciences)

Principles of Chemistry II

CHEM 121     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
Principles of Chemistry II is the second in a series of Chemistry courses designed for students who plan to major in a scientific or health related field. Topics include kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, buffers, precipitation reactions, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Lab topics reinforce lecture concepts. (Prerequisite: CHEM 120) (MNTC 3: Natural Sciences)

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 220     5.00 Credits
Course Outline
Organic Chemistry I is the first course in a two semester sequence which covers the structure, stereochemistry, physical properties, reactivity, reaction mechanisms and synthesis of carbon-containing compounds. Emphasis on alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, alkyl halides, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Laboratory experiments will integrate green methods into common synthetic techniques and the preparation and reactions of functional groups. (Prerequisite: CHEM 121)