Chemistry Lower Level Course Descriptions
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1300 Chemistry and Society
A general introductory course that looks at chemistry from a practical standpoint. Students are made aware of the implications of chemistry in their everyday lives and the basic concepts of chemistry are introduced to account for these. Intended to satisfy the core requirement for physical science. Prerequisites: None; Students enrolled in Fundamentals of Reading and Writing, and/or Basic Math (MH 0300) will not be allowed to take this class. (Offered every semester).
1100 Chemistry and Society Lab
Lab complementary to CHM 1300. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see CHM 1300. (Offered every semester).
1311 General Chemistry I
The topics of matter and energy, stoichiometry, atomic structure, quantum mechanics, the periodic table, chemical bonding, gas laws, and solution chemistry are covered in this section. Prerequisites: None; Students enrolled in Fundamentals of Reading and Writing and/or Basic Math will not be allowed to take this class. Helpful: MH 1320 (or higher) or high school equivalent. Lab required. (Offered every fall semester).
1111 General Chemistry I Lab
Lab complementary to CHM 1311. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see CHM 1311. (Offered every fall semester).
1312 General Chemistry II
(Continuation of CHM 1311/1111). Kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, the elements, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry are covered. Prerequisites: CHM 1311/1111. Lab required. (Offered every spring semester).
1112 General Chemistry II Lab
Lab complementary to CHM 1312. Taken concurrently or with consent of instructor. Prerequisites: see CHM 1312. (Offered every spring semester).
2099 Individual Study
The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. CHM 2099 is open only to sophomores. May be repeated for credit. The number of hours awarded (1-3) will be set by department head and approved by the dean.
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