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CHE 145 CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES

This one-semester course gives students entering allied health, veterinary, or medical fields a fundamental knowledge of areas of chemistry that relate to physiological principles.  The course covers the fundamental concepts and essentials of general chemistry, introductory organic chemistry and an introduction to biochemistry.  A laboratory will introduce students to the use of the scientific method by combining experiments, observations, measurements and analysis. Number of Credits: 4. Prerequisites and/or Special Considerations: Minimum grade C- in MAT 112 or MAT 114 or higher placement. NOTE: Registration for both lecture (CHE145) and laboratory (CHE145L) is required.

CHE 200 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

A combination of lecture and laboratory exercises that provide an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic theory, chemical bonding, thermochemistry, states of matter, and properties of mixtures. This course includes three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory and one hour of recitation per week. Four credit hours. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in MAT 114 or higher level math course High School Chemistry or CHE 145 is recommended. Registration for both the lecture (CHE200) and the lab (CHE 200L) is required. Offered fall semester.

CHE 201 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

The application of principles learned in CHE 200 to complex chemical systems.  Topics include kinetics, acids equilibria, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. This course includes three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory and one hour of recitation per week. Number of Credits: 4 Prerequisites and/or Special Considerations:  A minimum grade of C- in CHE 200. Registration for both the lecture (CHE201) and the lab (CHE 201L) is required.

CHE 300 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

An introductory course that examines the properties of carbon-containing compounds. Lecture topics will include nomenclature, organic functional groups, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and synthetic schemes. The laboratory will introduce the student to organic techniques and synthesis. This course includes three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory, and one hour of recitation per week. Four credit hours. Prerequisites: CHE 201. Offered fall semester. Note: Registration for both the lecture (CHE 300) and the lab (CHE 300 L) is required.

CHE 301 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

A continuation of CHE 300. The course supplies an expanded view of organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. The student will develop a more complete synthetic correlation chart. The chemistry of organic molecules will be related to the biochemical reactions of living cells. Emphasis will be placed on spectroscopy, molecular rearrangements, and applications to molecular genetics. The laboratory will offer an integration of organic techniques such as spectroscopy, chromatography, and analytical techniques. This course includes three hours of lecture, three hours of laboratory, and one hour of recitation per week. Four credit hours. Prerequisites: minimum grade of C- in CHE 300. Offered spring semester. Note: Registration for both the lecture (CHE 301) and the lab (CHE 301 L) is required.

CHE 400 GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY

A course that explores the biological importance of chemical compounds with emphasis on the relationship between structure and function.  Topics include enzyme regulation, enzyme kinetics, the role of carbohydrates, the biological mechanisms employed in energy production, and the integration of metabolic pathways.  The laboratory will provide an introduction to the fundamental techniques of biochemistry. Number of Credits: 4 Prerequisites and/or Special Considerations: minimum grade of C- in BIO 171 and CHE 301.  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in lecture (CHE 400) and lab (CHE400L) is mandatory.

CHE 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHEMISTRY

Topic to be specified each semester course offered.