CHEM 100 CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY (3)
Three hours lecture per week
An introduction to the basic principles of chemistry and a consideration of the benefits and problems arising from applications of chemistry. Discussions of foods and food additives, drugs, plastics and other materials of everyday life, fuel sources, the atmosphere, and fresh water.
GenEd:B1
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CHEM 101 CHEMISTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Relates the fundamentals of chemistry to contemporary environmental issues. Introduction to environmental chemistry without assuming any prior knowledge of chemistry and mathematics. Applies scientific principles to environmental problems concerning energy, air quality, the atmosphere, water quality, and waste management. Essential foundational science needed to understand these problems are also discussed.
GenEd: B1
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CHEM 105 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: A passing score on the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) Examination.
Introduces the basic principles and concepts in Chemistry. Topics covered include: measurements, units and unit conversion, scientific notation, stoichiometry, atomic structure, the concept of the mole, types of compounds, and problem solving.
GenEd: B1
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CHEM 110 CHEMISTRY OF LIFE (4)
Three hours lecture per week and three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: Satisfy the Entry Level Mathematic (ELM) requirement.
Fundamentals of chemistry including the composition of atoms and molecules, mass balance, energy, properties of gases and solutions, solubility, diffusion, ionic strength, acid-base chemistry, and basic nuclear chemistry. Structure and reactivity of inorganic, organic, and biological molecules. Enzyme catalysis, including the metabolism of sugars, lipids, and proteins. Hazards of chemicals and their interaction with the human body. Integrated lecture and laboratory. No credit given towards the Chemistry Major.
Lab fee $25, breakage fee $25
GenEd: B1
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CHEM 111 CHEMISTRY OF LIFE PROBLEM SOLVING (1)
One hour of seminar per week.
Corequisite: Chem 110. Concurrent enrollment required.
An instructor/peer-supervised interactive problem solving session for students in CHEM 110 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 110.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 121 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or passing score on the chemistry placement test (test to be taken at the beginning of the semester).
An introductory chemistry course which provides an overview of the chemical and physical behavior of matter with a focus on qualitative and quantitative general inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry.
Lab fee $25, breakage fee $25
GenEd: B1
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CHEM 122 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better.
An introductory chemistry course which provides an overview of the chemical and physical behavior of matter with a focus on quantitative general inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry including kinetics and thermodynamics of reactions, gas phase and solution equilibria, and qualitative aspects of radiochemistry, organic chemistry, and polymer chemistry.
Lab fee $25, breakage fee $25
GenEd: B1
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CHEM 123 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I PROBLEM SOLVING (1)
One hour activity per week.
Co-requisite: CHEM 121.
An instructor/peer-supervised interactive problem-solving session for students in CHEM 121 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 121.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 124 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II PROBLEM SOLVING (1)
One hour activity per week.
Co-requisite: CHEM 122.
An instructor/peer-supervised interactive problem-solving session for students in CHEM 122 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 122.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 250 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better.
Co-requisite: CHEM 251.
An examination of the theory and techniques involved in the quantification of inorganic, organic, and biological species from samples with an emphasis on the environmental, biological, and medical applications of the analysis techniques.
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CHEM 251 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY (1)
Three hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better.
Co-requisite: CHEM 250.
A laboratory course designed to provide students with an exposure to the techniques used in the quantification of inorganic, organic, and biological species from samples using gravimetric and volumetric analyses, potentiometric titrations, atomic absorption spectrometry, UV-visible spectroscopy, GC, and GC/MS.
Lab fee $25, breakage fee $25
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CHEM 301 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY - ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better.
An introductory course to the chemistry of the atmosphere. The focus is the fundamental natural chemical processes of the atmosphere, as well as the anthropogenic effects on this system. The include climate change and other current topics of environmental interest and the science behind these processes.  
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CHEM 302 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY - SOIL AND WATER (4)
Three hours lecture per week. Three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better.
Examines the environmental chemistry of the geosphere and the hydrosphere. Natural and anthropogenic effects on the environment in there systems on the environment in these systems, including effects on living organisms, hazardous waste and its disposal, and measures to alleviate and prevent environmental problems will be discussed. Includes a laboratory for experiments analyzing water, soil, and tissue samples for pollutants .
Lab fee $40

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CHEM 305 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CHEMISTRY (1)
One hour of activity per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better.
This course will introduce the use of computer applications to solve chemical problems and present scientific information. Topics include: on-line journals and literature searches, reading and understanding the scientific literature, computer modeling of molecules, and web site development.
Lab fee $40
Gen Ed: B4
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CHEM 311 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better.
The structure and reactions of simple organic molecules and spectroscopic techniques (NMR, GC-MS, IR, and UV-visible) used to characterize molecules.
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CHEM 312 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (1)
Three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 311 (or taken concurrently) with a grade of C or better.
A laboratory course designed to provide students with an exposure to the techniques and instrumentation (NMR, GC, GC-MS, LC, IR, and UV-visible) used to purify and characterize organic molecules resulting from organic reactions.
Lab fee $25, breakage fee $25
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CHEM 313 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I PROBLEM SOLVING (1)
One hour recitation per week.
Co-requisite: CHEM 311.
Interactive problem-solving session for students in CHEM 311 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 311.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 314 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 311 with a grade of C or better.
An examination of the structure, reactions, and spectroscopy of organic compounds containing one or more functional groups, and the structures and reactions of biologically relevant molecules.
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CHEM 315 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (1)
Three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 311, 312, and 314 (or taken concurrently ) with grades of C or better.
A laboratory course designed to provide students with experience in single-step and multi-step syntheses and characterization of organic molecules with hands-on access to instrumentation (NMR, GC, GC-MS, LC, IR, and UV-visible).
Lab fee $40, breakage fee $25
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CHEM 316 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II PROBLEM SOLVING (1)
One hour recitation per week.
Co-requisite: CHEM 314.
Interactive problem-solving session for students enrolled in CHEM 314 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content in CHEM 314.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 318 BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Chem 311 with a grade of C or better.
An integrated Organic Chemistry II and Biochemistry course for nonchemists. The topics covered include the structure and synthesis of sugars, amino acids, DNA, RNA, proteins; enzyme catalysis and inhibition; and the reactions involved in biosynthetic and metabolic pathways. CHEM 318 will not count for credit in the Chemistry major or minor.
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CHEM 330 THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: NONWESTERN ORIGINS AND THE WESTERN REVOLUTION (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
A survey of scientific history from 2000 BCE to the present that considers science as a set of made, lost and found ideas and technologies. Fields of inquiry are examined by tracing their historical and cultural trajectories through the African, Arab, Babylonian, Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Indian, Incan, Japanese, Myan and Sumerian worlds.
Cross-listed as HIST 330.
GenEd: B1, UDIGE
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CHEM 335 THE CHEMISTRY OF THE KITCHEN (3)
Two hours lecture per week and two hours activity per week.
An overview of he molecules in foods and the chemical reaction that occur during the preparation of foods. Ingredients and methods from a diverse set of cultural traditions will be considered.
GenEd; B1, Interdisciplinary
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CHEM 341 DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
How are drugs discovered? What determines the price for a drug? What is the difference between a generic and non-generic drug? These questions will be examined with an interdisciplinary approach. Topics include the isolation of compounds from natural sources, the screening of compounds for biological activity, structure-activity relationships of drugs, computer-assisted drug design, combinatorial chemistry, bioinformatics, the FDA approval process for new drugs, and the economic and business aspects of pharmaceutical investment and development.
Same as ECON 341, BUS 341.
GenEd: B1, D, UDIGE

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CHEM 343 FORENSIC SCIENCE (3)
Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
A survey of the various chemical and biological techniques used in obtaining and evaluating criminal evidence. Topics include: chromatography; mass spectrometry (LC-MS, GC-MS); atomic absorption spectrometry; IR, UV, fluorescence, and X-ray spectroscopies; fiber comparisons; drug analysis; arson/ explosive residue analysis; toxicological studies; psychological profiling; blood typing; DNA analysis; population genetics; firearm identification; and fingerprint analysis.
Lab fee $25
GenEd: B1, UDIGE 
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CHEM 344 ENERGY AND SOCIETY (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of the instructor
Survey of the physical, chemical, and engineering principles involved in the production of energy from current and potential sources and the economical, environmental, and political issues surrounding energy production. The course will also examine factors that influence worldwide energy policy. Examples of topics included: energy conservation, efficient usage and transportation of energy, energy resources, fossil fuels, active and passive solar energy, biomass, fuel cells, nuclear (fission and fusion) processes, and hydroelectric, tidal, geothermal, and wind power.
Same as PHYS 344.
GenEd: B1, UDIGE

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CHEM 345 SCIENCE/FICTION (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Prerequisite:Junior Standing and Consent of Instructor
Examines fictional technologies, real-world possibilities, and the relationship between science and the imagination.
Same as: ENGL 345
GenEd:B1, C2, UDIGE
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CHEM 371 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better, PHYS 101 or PHYS 201, and MATH 150.
This course is designed to introduce thermodynamics and kinetics. Areas covered will include the laws of thermodynamics, changes in state, chemical equilibrium, gas kinetic theory, rates of reactions, and experimental methods used to determine chemical reaction rates.
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CHEM 372 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1)
Three hours lab per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 371 (or concurrent registration).
This course is designed to introduce experimental physical chemistry including measurement of thermodynamic and kinetic properties.
Lab fee $40, breakage fee $25
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CHEM 373 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better, PHYS 101 or PHYS 201, and Math 150.
Introduction to quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics.
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  CHEM 374 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PROBLEM SOLVING (1)
One hour seminar per week
Corequisite: CHEM 371
An instructor supervised interactive problem solving session for students in CHEM 371 where students work in small groups on problems related to the content of CHEM 371.
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CHEM 410 ADVANCED ORGANIC SYNTHESIS (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 305 (or concurrent enrollment), CHEM 314, and CHEM 315 with a grade of C or better
This course will examine modern synthetic reactions and approaches in the design of complex organic molecules. The laboratory introduces students to advanced synthetic reactions and techniques, including inert-atmosphere techniques.
Lab fee $40
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CHEM 415 MOLECULAR STRUCTURE DETERMINATION (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 314 and CHEM 315 with a grade of C or better.
This course will examine modern techniques for the determination of organic, inorganic, and biological molecular structure. Topics include X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet spectroscopy, and molecular modeling.
Lab fee required.
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CHEM 420 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3)
Three hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 314 and CHEM 317.
Structure and bonding of inorganic compounds, survey of the chemistry of metal and non-metal elements, coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, mechanisms and reactions and their applications in catalysis and solid state materials.
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CHEM 450 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS AND LABORATORY (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 250, CHEM 251, and CHEM 315 with a grade of C or better.
This course is designed to introduce chemical analysis using instrumental methods. Areas covered will include atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, and mass spectroscopy. Lectures will focus on theory and application of these techniques to organic, inorganic, and biochemical analysis. Experimental design, materials used in scientific apparatus, vacuum science and electronic circuits will also be examined. 
Lab fee $40
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CHEM 460 BIOCHEMISTRY I  (3)
Three hours lecture
Prerequisite:CHEM 314 with a grade of C or better
Examines the physical and chemical properties of biological molecules. Topics include: the structure and function of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates.
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CHEM 461 BIOCHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (1)
Three hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite: CHEM 460 (or may be taken concurrently with CHEM 461)
Introduces basic biochemistry laboratory skills, including protein purification, characterization, and enzyme kinetics.
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CHEM 462 BIOCHEMISTRY II (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Prerequisite:CHEM 460
Focuses on the biochemical reactions that occur in cells. Topics include biosynthesis of proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, photosynthesis, cellular metabolism, and gene expression. (Effective F2014, CHEM 461. Previously a joined 4 unit lecture/lab changes to CHEM 462; a three unit lecture class now with optional lab, CHEM 463)
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CHEM 463 ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (3)
Three hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite: CHEM 460 and CHEM 461
Students develop hypotheses involving protein structure and function; design experiments for addressing their questions; perform the required protein engineering, purification, and characterization of target proteins; and analyze and disseminate their findings.[top]

CHEM 465 BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 314 and chem 315 with a grade of C or better.
This course will examine the inorganic chemistry of biological systems including the role of metals such as zinc, iron, copper, manganese, and molybdenum in protein/ enzyme function. The course will discuss principles of coordination chemistry, protein and DNA functional groups and their metal-binding ability, and the role of metal ions in the reaction mechanisms of metalloenzymes.
Lab fee $40

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CHEM 480 BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF FERMENTATION (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite:CHEM 311 , CHEM 314 , and student must be at least 21 years of age to enroll
This class explores the interface of microbiology, organic chemistry, and biochemistry, using advanced analytical tools. The class focuses on how temperature, water conditions, anaerobe species and strain, sugar solutions, and adjunct ingredients such as hops can be used to manage fermentation outcomes. These concepts are applied practically, with sugar extractions from a variety of vegetable sources such as barley, grapes, and corn. These extracted sugar solutions are fermented using a wide range of anaerobes. Extraction and fermentation products are characterized using GC, HPLC, mass spectrometry, and other methods.

CHEM 490 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (1-3)
Variable hours per week.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Specialized topics from the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Repeatable by topic up to 18 units.
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CHEM 491 SPECIAL LABORATORY TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (1-3)
Three to nine laboratory hours per week.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Laboratory study of a selected topic, the title of which is to be specified in advance.
Repeatable by topic, up to six units.
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CHEM 492 INTERNSHIP/SERVICE LEARNING (1-3)
Two to six hours activity per week.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Provides student credit for internship work and/or service learning in the community that culminates in a written and oral report.
Repeatable.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 494 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH (1-3)
Variable hours per week.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Provides student credit for independent research (laboratory or library) that culminates in a written and oral report.
Repeatable.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 496 CHEMISTRY SEMINAR (1)
One hour lecture per week
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
Invited speakers from universities and industry will present on current topics in chemistry and biochemistry. Will allow students to broaden their knowledge of current chemistry topics.
Graded:Credit/No Credit
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CHEM 497 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-3)
One to three hours directed study per week.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Provides student credit for curricular activities under the direction of a Chemistry faculty member.
Repeatable up to six units.
Graded credit/no credit.
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CHEM 499 CHEMISTRY CAPSTONE (2)
Two seminar hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 305, CHEM 371
Students in their final academic year learn to communicate scientific information to other scientists. Students present scientific information from work completed or work-in progress of their independent research (CHEM 494), internship (CHEM 492), or extensive literature research.
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