CHE 1111 - Introduction to Chemistry I
An introductory survey course for students pursuing health science degrees or who have not previously taken high school chemistry. Topics include matter and measurement, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, energy changes, atomic structure and bonding, acid/base chemistry, chemical kinetics, and organic chemistry. Three classroom hours, two lab hours per week.
CHE 1121 - Introduction to Chemistry II
The second half of an introductory survey course for students pursuing health science degrees or biotechnology. Topics include organic functional groups, biomolecules, enzymes, body fluids and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.
CHE 1211 - General Chemistry I
A university-parallel course in chemistry for the science major. The first half of a comprehensive first-year survey of chemistry. Topics include the basics of matter, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, bonding, molecular geometry and gases. Students registering for this course should have previously taken high school chemistry or equivalent. Four classroom hours, three lab hours per week.
CHE 1221 - General Chemistry II
The second half of a university-parallel course in chemistry for the science or engineering major. Topics include liquids and solids, solutions, chemical reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, electrochemistry, representative metals, metalloids and non-metals and organic chemistry. Four classroom hours, three lab hours per week.
CHE 1311 - College Chemistry I
A university-parallel course in chemistry for the nonscience major. Atomic theory, periodic law, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, states of matter, solutions, acids and bases and the impact of chemistry upon the world and the environment. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
CHE 1321 - College Chemistry II
A university-parallel course in chemistry for the non-science majors. A continuation of College Chemistry I. Oxidation/reduction reactions, nuclear reactions, organic chemistry, polymers, energy, structure of biomolecules and biochemistry, nutrition, medicines, chemistry of useful materials. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.
CHE 2111 - Organic Chemistry I
The study of alkanes, stereochemistry, alkyl halides, organometallic compounds, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic hydrocarbons and spectroscopic methods of organic analysis. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.
CHE 2121 - Organic Chemistry II
The study of alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, derivatives of carboxylic acids, enolates, carbanions, amines, polycyclic and heterocyclic aromatic compounds, pericyclic reactions, and polymers. Four classroom, three lab hours per week.
CHE 2297 - Special Topics
Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
CHE 2781 - Methods & Practice of Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
This course provides the framework for the development of methods and pedagogy for the effective teaching of science content in secondary schools. Designed to immerse the future teacher in the areas of problem solving, science in everyday life, scientific methods, process-oriented learning, scientific inquiry and integrating technology. The development of pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of science is emphasized. Various assessment strategies are introduced including using data to improve student achievement.