Apr 16, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Undergraduate Courses


A complete list of undergraduate courses in alphabetical order.

 
  
  • BIOS 485 - Student Teaching in Biology


    Student teaching in the discipline for a full semester. Assignments to be arranged by the department. Not available for credit in the major.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BIOS 400 with a grade of C or better and consent of department.

    Credits: 10
  
  • BIOS 486 - Transition to the Professional Biology Teacher


    Transitioning experience in which the licensure candidate achieves closure on the initial phase of professional preparation and, upon that foundation, charts a path for continuing professional growth as a practicing teacher. Candidate will reflect on the preparatory experience and complete documentation demonstrating ability to perform as a qualified biology teacher. Such documentation will include, but not be limited to, the teacher performance assessment, a professional development plan, and a resume.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. CRQ: BIOS 485.

    Credits: 2
  
  • BIOS 487 - Conservation Genetics


    Examination of the genetic characteristics of organisms and their environments. Application of genetic principles to conservation biology. Topics include genetics of small populations, genetic monitoring, and genetic restoration.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BIOS 308.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BIOS 488 - Applied Microbial Biotechnology


    Topics include applications of microorganisms for industrial processes related to the production of energy, food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, as well as bioremediation. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BIOS 313.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BIOS 489 - Madagascar Field Biology


    Field biology experience devoted to studying the paleontology, evolution, ecology and behavior of the fauna native to the island of Madagascar. Includes lectures, museum field trips, and hands-on experience at a rainforest field camp. Independent research projects, data collection, and results presentation in a research talk and final report.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BIOS 209 and BIOS 211.

    Credits: 6
  
  • BIOS 490 - Cooperative Education/Internship


    Biological experience gained in a formal internship or associated with biologically relevant employment. A minimum of 150 hrs of contact time is required and students must gain prior approval from the departmental Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students will be required to submit a formal written report along with an assessment from the internship supervisor. S/U grading. Collectively, a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit (9 in the case of students admitted to the department honors program) in BIOS 370, BIOS 490, BIOS 495H, and BIOS 499H may be applied to the major.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BIOS 491 - Recombinant DNA Techniques Laboratory


    Advanced experiments using recombinant DNA technology. Two three-hour laboratories per week plus required, unsupervised research TBA outside normal class times.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BIOS 302 and BIOS 308.

    Credits: 4
  
  • BIOS 493 - Topics in Biology


    A. Physiology
    B. Development and Morphogenesis
    C. Genetics
    D. Microbiology
    E. Ecology/Environmental Biology
    G. Evolution Systematics
    K. Molecular Biology
    M. Research Methods

    Lectures, discussions, and reports on topics of special interest in a particular field of biology. Topics may be selected in one or more fields of biology to a total of 6 semester hours toward any one degree.

    Credits: 1-3

  
  • BIOS 494 - Biology Senior Assessment


    Assessment of the scientific competence of graduating seniors. Includes development of career planning and placement skills. Required for graduation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Senior status, and biological sciences major.

    Credits: 1
  
  • BIOS 495 - Directed Research Biology Honors


    Experimental laboratory or field research under the guidance of a faculty member. Eligible students must be admitted into the Department of Biological Sciences Honors Program. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Permission of department. Collectively, a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit (9 in the case of students admitted to the department honors program) in BIOS 370, BIOS 490, BIOS 495, and BIOS 499 may be applied to the major.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • BIOS 499 - Directed Research University Honors


    Experimental laboratory or field research under the guidance of a faculty member. Eligible students must be admitted into the University Honors Program. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.  Collectively, a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit (9 in the case of students admitted to the department honors program) in BIOS 370, BIOS 490, BIOS 495, and BIOS 499 may be applied to the major.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • BKST 200 - Racism in American Culture and Society


    Examination of the forces that consciously and unconsciously engendered racism in American society and the effect of racism not only on the victims but also on those perpetuating it. The social cost of racism and possible solutions.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 202 - Issues Facing African-American Students


    Definition, conceptualization, analysis, and discussion of issues related to the survival of students of color on a predominantly white campus.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 211 - Educating for Cultural Sensitivity


    Analytical look at student’s own ethnic and cultural background, and the ethnic and cultural background of others. Emphasis on surveying materials related to life experiences of ethnics in the United States. Systematic look at the education system and how it has responded to the needs of various ethnic groups.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 219 - Introduction to African Studies


    Introduction to the African continent: its art and cultures, social and educational structures, history, economic development, political dynamics, and current crises.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 300 - Foundations of Black Studies


    Introduction to the development, philosophy, and history of black studies.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 302 - Topics in Black Studies


    The intellectual, methodological, and paradigmatic traditions in black studies related to a specific topic with a broad interdisciplinary perspective or scholarly and artistic research, practice, and theory pertaining to people of African descent. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours when topic varies.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 312 - Social Philosophy of Hip Hop Culture


    Focus on the comparative historical-cultural analysis of hip hop from its various cultural forms-music, dance, poetry, relationships, fashion. Analyze how hip hop has impacted the current political scene and its contributions to the history and experience of people of African descent.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 316 - African–American Critical Thought


    Surveys and analysis of the sociohistorical thought of the African-American community of the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BKST 200 or BKST 219.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 350 - Black Economics


    Focus on the development of historical-cultural analysis of the economic condition of African Americans including the exploration of the development of appropriate interventions for pressing socioeconomic concerns.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 402 - The Africana Woman


    Examination of and practical look at the history, contributions, and role of the African American woman.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 405 - Contemporary Issues of Black Men


    Survey and analysis of the sociohistorical condition of Black men, on the continent of Africa and in the Diaspora, the challenges they face, and the potential solutions to the challenges of their particular and global conditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BKST 200, BKST 202, BKST 300, or consent of the instructor.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 410 - Psychology of African American Experience


    Focus on the development of historical-cultural analysis of the condition of African Americans, and the sociobehavioral responses to those conditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: By permit only.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 420 - Black Religion in America


    Focus on the development and impact of religious structures and organizations on the historical-cultural and economic condition of African Americans.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 440 - Black Liberation Movements


    Focus on the comparative historical-cultural analysis of the liberation movements of African Americans and Black South Africans.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: By permit only.

    Credits: 3
  
  • BKST 445 - Independent Study in Black Studies


    Independent research under faculty supervision on a topic approved by the director of the Center for Black Studies and the faculty member who will direct the research. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • BKST 493 - Afrocentricity


    Capstone course for the minor in black studies. Focus on developing tools for research on Africana populations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: BKST 300, and consent of director.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHA 401 - Introduction to Adult and Higher Education


    Introduction to the field of adult and higher education and the various contexts in which it resides such as: basic education, high schools, community colleges, universities, private schools, businesses, governmental agencies, the military, nonprofit organizations, and religious institutions.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHA 431X - Techniques of Tutoring and Learning Assistance


    Crosslisted as LTRE 431. Methods and techniques for peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, learning assistance, or literacy tutoring. Development of tutorial resource materials. Basic assessment and remedial or developmental processes in content area tutoring, study strategies, and learning assistance. Experiences with tutorial programs, learning assistance programs, or supplemental instruction groups.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHA 490 - Workshop in Adult and Higher Education


    Opportunity provided to work cooperatively under the guidance and supervision of an experienced educator in adult and higher education contexts. Intensive analysis of specific programs of adult and higher education. Literature of the field and techniques of studying agency problems. Special projects assigned to each student for intensive study. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours. Enrollment in more than one section of this course during a semester is permitted.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • CAHA 492 - Special Topics in Adult and Higher Education


    Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours when topic varies. Enrollment in more than one section of this course during a semester is permitted.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • CAHA 497 - Independent Study


    Independent study under direction of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • CAHC 211 - Career Planning


    Presentation of career development and career decision making as lifelong processes. Discussion of the relationship of individuals to their work. Practice in decision making and application of learned skills to personal, academic, and career planning. Not open to students with credit in ACCY 370, FINA 395, MGMT 395, MKTG 395, or OMIS 300.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHC 400 - Exploration in the Counseling Profession


    Training in facilitative communication skills and attention to one’s relationship with the helping occupations in the community.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHC 410 - Foundations of Career Education


    Concepts, evaluation, overview, and programs in career education.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHC 490 - Workshop in Counseling


    Contemporary issues and problems in the provision of human services. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when subject varies.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • CAHC 493 - Crisis Intervention in the Helping Professions


    Role and responsibilities of human services professionals in crisis intervention. Volunteerism, assessment, and case management for crisis situations in educational, community agency, medical, emergency management, and human resources settings.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHC 497 - Independent Study


    Independent study under direction of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 1-3
  
  • CAHE 402 - Introduction to Student Affairs


    Introduction to the field of student affairs through analysis of past and current issues and exposure to the historical, philosophical, and theoretical frameworks that support practice in the profession.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHE 422 - College Student Development


    Examines theories regarding college student learning and development including analysis of foundation theories as well as contemporary theories regarding college student development.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CAHE 493 - Leadership in the College Experience


    Advanced exploration of specific leadership roles and other issues in college settings. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 semester hours when leadership topic varies.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 100 - Chemistry in Everyday Life


    The principles of chemistry, with emphasis on the role of chemistry in the modern world. Includes topics such as energy resources, environmental issues, health and nutrition, and modern materials. Three hours of lecture/week.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 110 - Chemistry


    Development of the fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry by lecture-demonstration, as well as the development of an appreciation of the nature of chemistry as a science. An historical development of the most important concepts and ideas. Methods and limitations of chemistry, its evolution and discussions of the problems currently being solved and created. Three hours of lecture per week. Not available for credit for students with previous credit in CHEM 210.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 111 - Chemistry Laboratory


    Designed to accompany CHEM 110. One 3-hour period a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: CHEM 110.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 201X - The Professional Secondary Science Teacher


    Crosslisted as GEOL 201, and PHYS 201X. Introduction to the role of the professional science teacher. Includes philosophical trends in teaching (and how they affect the science teacher), major factors affecting how science is taught, and an introduction to science content/ teaching standards.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. CRQ: ILAS 201.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 210 - General Chemistry I


    Fundamental laws and principles of chemistry; atomic structure and chemical bonding; stoichiometry; kinetic theory; gases; liquids; solids; solutions. Three hours of lectures and one recitation per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: MATH 110 or MATH 155 or MATH 229 or satisfactory performance on the Math Placement Examination; and CHEM 110, or satisfactory performance on the Chemistry Placement Examination, or consent of department. CRQ: CHEM 212.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 211 - General Chemistry II


    Continuation of CHEM 210. Kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry; descriptive chemistry of the elements. Three hours of lectures and one recitation per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 210 and CHEM 212. CRQ: CHEM 213.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 212 - General Chemistry Laboratory I


    Designed to accompany CHEM 210. One 3-hour period per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: CHEM 210.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 213 - General Chemistry Laboratory II


    Designed to accompany CHEM 211. One 3-hour period per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: CHEM 211.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 230 - Introductory Organic Chemistry


    Beginning organic chemistry for non-chemistry majors designed to follow CHEM 110 to provide a one-year sequence in general and organic chemistry.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 110.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 231 - Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Designed to accompany CHEM 230. One 3-hour period a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 110 and CHEM 111. CRQ: CHEM 230.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 301X - The Interdisciplinary Secondary Science Teacher


    Crosslisted as BIOS 301X, GEOL 301, and PHYS 301X. Seminar on the role of a science teacher in an interdisciplinary and/or integrated science class and how a science curriculum is designed based on state and national standards. Focus on skills all science teachers must possess regardless of specific discipline including knowing how to apply the following topics in ways appropriate to the age and development of the students in a classroom: safety procedures, classroom management, designing and conducting demonstrations, experiments, performance assessments, differentiated curriculum, and uses of technology.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. CRQ: CHEM 494 and ILAS 301.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 325 - Analytical Chemistry I


    Fundamentals of measurement, treatment of data and analysis of error. Emphasis on classical quantitative analysis and instrumental separation methods. Two hours of lecture and one 4-hour laboratory period a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 211 and CHEM 213, and MATH 229 or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 330 - General Organic Chemistry I


    First semester of a two-semester course in general organic chemistry for minors and preprofessional students. Not available for credit for chemistry majors except in emphasis 4. Three hours of lectures a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 211 and CHEM 213.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 331 - General Organic Chemistry II


    Second semester of a two-semester course in general organic chemistry for minors and preprofessional students. Not available for credit for chemistry majors except in emphasis 4. Three hours of lectures a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 330.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 332 - General Organic Laboratory I


    Basic laboratory techniques, including compound synthesis and analysis of products. Not available for credit for emphasis 1 or emphasis 2 majors. One 3-hour period a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: CHEM 330 or consent of department.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 333 - General Organic Laboratory II


    Continuation of CHEM 332. Laboratory techniques. Not available for credit for emphasis 1 or emphasis 2 majors. One 3-hour period a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 332. CRQ: CHEM 331 or consent of department.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 336 - Organic Chemistry I


    Modern structural organic chemistry with emphasis on a mechanistic approach to both classical and modern synthetic methods. Chemistry majors only or consent of department. Three hours of lectures a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 211 and CHEM 213.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 337 - Organic Chemistry II


    Continuation of CHEM 336. Chemistry majors only or consent of department. Three hours of lectures a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 336.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 338 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I


    Introduction to modern laboratory techniques in organic chemistry, including compound synthesis and analysis of products, for students interested in careers in professional chemistry and biochemistry. One 3-hour period a week. Not available for credit for those having credit for CHEM 332.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: CHEM 336 or consent of department.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 339 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II


    Continuation of CHEM 338. One 3-hour period a week. Not available for credit for those having credit for CHEM 333.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 338. CRQ: CHEM 337 or consent of department.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 370 - Introductory Biochemistry


    Terminal course in beginning biochemistry for non-chemistry majors. Three lectures a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 230.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 400 - Selected Topics in Chemistry


    A. Inorganic
    B. Analytical
    C. Organic
    D. Physical
    E. Biological
    G. Nanochemistry
    Lecture and discussions of special topics. Three semester hours as scheduled; course may be repeated up to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 401 - Third Clinical High School/Middle School Experience in Chemistry


    Discipline-based early clinical experience for students seeking educator licensure in chemistry and general science. Observations, evaluation, methods, and problems practicum in subject discipline teaching. Includes a minimum of 40 clock hours of supervised and formally evaluated experiences.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. CRQ: CHEM 495X.

    Credits: 2
  
  • CHEM 422 - Analytical Separations


    Fundamental principles of chemical separations and measurements with emphasis on instrumental methods. Survey of both traditional and emerging techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 423 - Mass Spectrometry


    Fundamentals of mass spectrometry, including modern ionization techniques, major types of mass analyzers, and interface to separation techniques. Survey of biochemical, pharmaceutical, and environmental applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 441 and CHEM 425, or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 424 - Optical Methods in Analytical Chemistry


    Theoretical and practical applications of spectral measurements to research and chemical analysis, with emphasis on absorption, emission, and luminescence techniques in the principal regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 425 or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 425 - Analytical Chemistry II


    Fundamentals of physico-chemical techniques of chemical analysis focusing on spectrometric and electrochemical techniques. Fundamentals, instrumentation, and applications of optical and mass molecular and atomic spectrometries, and electrochemical methods. Three hours of lecture and one 4-hour laboratory period a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 325 and CHEM 440, or consent of department.

    Credits: 4
  
  • CHEM 426 - Electroanalytical Chemistry


    Theory, practice, and applicability of electroanalytical measurements in analysis and research. Traditional and emerging techniques of electroanalytical chemistry and electrochemical kinetics are emphasized.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 425 and either MATH 232 or MATH 336, or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 427 - Environmental Chemistry


    Crosslisted as ENVS 427X. Exploration of atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, and water pollution, with particular emphasis on the impact of organic compounds in the environment. Three hours of lecture/week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: GEOG 101 or GEOL 105 or ENVS 301, and CHEM 211 and 213, or consent of the department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 431 - Organic Synthesis


    Systematic presentation of methods of assembling carbon skeletons, functional group interconversions, and analysis of synthetic pathways.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 331 or CHEM 337.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 432 - Physical Organic Chemistry


    Mechanism and structure in organic chemistry including structural theory, stereochemistry, and the study of the reactive intermediates of organic chemistry.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 331 or CHEM 337, and CHEM 441 or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 435 - Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Molecules


    Application of spectroscopic techniques to the determination of organic structures.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Senior standing and CHEM 440.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 438 - Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory


    Lab activities involving multistep synthetic reactions, advanced laboratory techniques, and use of spectroscopic methods to identify products from organic reactions. Two 3-hour periods a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 339 or consent of department.

    Credits: 2
  
  • CHEM 440 - Physical Chemistry I


    Study of the gaseous, liquid, and solid states; thermodynamics; chemical equilibrium; kinetic theory. Three lectures a week plus a recitation section.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 211 and CHEM 213, MATH 230, and PHYS 211 or PHYS 273. CRQ:  CHEM 442.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 441 - Physical Chemistry II


    Atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, kinetics, chemical statistics. Three lectures a week plus a recitation section.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 440 and either MATH 232 or MATH 336. CRQ: CHEM 443.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 442 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I


    Modern experimental techniques and underlying theoretical principles for thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Introduction to computer methods in physical chemistry. One four-hour laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ or CRQ: CHEM 440.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 443 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II


    Modern experimental techniques and underlying theoretical principles for spectroscopy and quantum mechanics. One four-hour laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ or CRQ: CHEM 441.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 444 - Chemical Thermodynamics


    Fundamental laws of thermodynamics and applications to chemical problems. Calculation of thermodynamic quantities.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 441 or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 445 - Kinetics


    Theories and applications of rates of chemical reactions including reactions in the gas phase and in solution. Thermodynamic foundations of chemical reaction rates. Applications of kinetics in the determination of reaction mechanisms.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 441 or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 446 - Theoretical Chemistry


    Continuation of CHEM 440 and CHEM 441. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, and introduction to elementary quantum mechanics. Three lectures a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 441 or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 450 - Nanochemistry


    Fundamental theory and experimental techniques underlying the fabrication methods and applications of nanoscale materials and devices.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 441 or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 460 - Inorganic Chemistry of the Transition Metals


    Introduction to symmetry elements and point group classification. Structures, bonding, and physical properties of transition metal complexes, as identified by electronic, vibrational, and diffraction methods. Kinetics and thermodynamics of transition metal reactions. Organometallic chemistry and catalysis. Bioinorganic transition metal chemistry. Three lectures per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 325, CHEM 337, and CHEM 440, or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 461 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory


    Microscale synthesis and characterization of compounds of both main group elements and transition elements. Experimental examination of magnetic and spectroscopic properties of inorganic complexes. Use of glovebox techniques in the handling of air-sensitive materials. One 4-hour laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 332 or CHEM 338 or consent of department. CRQ: CHEM 460 or consent of department.

    Credits: 1
  
  • CHEM 462 - Inorganic Chemistry of the Main Group Elements


    Atomic structure and periodicity. Theories of ionic and covalent bonding, including ionic lattices. Acid-base theories and their application to synthesis. Descriptive chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry of main group elements. Three lectures per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 336, or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 463 - Inorganic Chemistry III


    Chemical applications of group theory including vibrational spectra, molecular orbitals and ligand field theory. Theoretical basis for physical methods in inorganic chemistry. Selected topics in modern structural inorganic chemistry: organometallic compounds, cluster compounds including rings and polymers, and bioinorganic chemistry. Three lectures a week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 460.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 470 - General Biological Chemistry


    Crosslisted as BIOS 470X. Overall view of biochemistry including structure, properties, function, and metabolism of biologically important compounds.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 331 or CHEM 337.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 471 - Biological Chemistry Laboratory


    Crosslisted as BIOS 471X. Experiments in the isolation, purification, and characterization of biomolecules by chromatographic, electrophoretic, and centrifugation techniques; enzyme kinetics; electron transport in mitochondria and microsomes. One lecture and two 3-hour laboratory periods per week.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 325. CRQ: CHEM 470 or CHEM 472.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 472 - Biological Chemistry I


    Crosslisted as BIOS 472X. Detailed study of the structure and properties of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Properties of enzymes. Bioenergetics including oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 331 or CHEM 337.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 473 - Biological Chemistry II


    Crosslisted as BIOS 473X. Detailed study of the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and nitrogenous compounds, including proteins and nucleic acids. Metabolic regulation. Genetic information.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 472 or BIOS 472X or consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 474 - Enzymes


    Basic principles of the concepts of enzyme kinetics, theory and design of experimental methods, and interpretation of enzyme mechanisms.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. Recommended: CHEM 445.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 475 - Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules


    Comprehensive introduction to the use of physical chemistry in the study of macromolecules.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 490X - Science Across Time and Culture


    Crosslisted as BIOS 484X, ENVS 475X, GEOL 475, and PHYS 490X. Examination of major concepts of science and how they evolved. Comparison and contrast of the role and practice of science in various cultures and examination of the interaction between science, technology, and culture.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: GEOL 120 and GEOL 121, or consent of department.

    Credits: 2
  
  • CHEM 493X - Interdisciplinary Teaching of Science in Secondary Education


    Crosslisted as BIOS 402X, ENVS 483X, GEOL 483, and PHYS 493X. Methods and theory for the teaching of interdisciplinary science in grades 6-12. Exploration of the nature and purpose of science and its underlying assumptions, the social and cultural challenges in science teaching, and the potential solutions to these challenges through research, discussion, and reflection. Use of state and national science standards to develop student learning objectives and to design inquiry-based lesson plans, micro-teaching, construction and use of assessment rubrics, and ongoing development of a professional portfolio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 494 - Use of Technology in Curriculum Development and Chemistry Teaching


    Use of web-based teaming technology to track, design, and implement new science curricula. Includes use of SharePoint to collaboratively develop a standards-aligned instructional module on the web as part of a three-semester project including ILAS 300 and/or ILAS 401, and CHEM 497.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. CRQ: CHEM 301X and ILAS 301.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 495X - Teaching of Physical Sciences


    Crosslisted as GEOL 495X and PHYS 495. Preparation for licensure in grades 6-12 in one or more of the fields of physical science: physics, chemistry, earth science, and general science. Examination and analysis of modern curricula; classroom and laboratory organization; microteaching and observation of teaching; lesson planning; multicultural education; teaching science to the exceptional child; reading and the teaching of science; methods of evaluation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department. CRQ: CHEM 401 or GEOL 401 or PHYS 401.

    Credits: 3
  
  • CHEM 496 - Transition to the Professional Chemistry Teacher


    A transitioning experience in which the licensure candidate achieves closure on the initial phase of professional preparation and, upon that foundation, charts a path for continuing professional growth as a practicing teacher. The candidate reflects on the preparatory experience and provides complete documentation demonstrating ability to perform as a qualified chemistry teacher. Such documentation must include, but not be limited to, the teacher performance assessment, the electronic portfolio, a professional development plan, and a resume.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CRQ: CHEM 497 or consent of department.

    Credits: 2
  
  • CHEM 497 - Student Teaching (Secondary) in Chemistry/Physical Sciences


    Student teaching for a minimum of 12 weeks. Assignments to be arranged with the discipline director of educator licensure after approval by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Not available for credit in the major.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: CHEM 495X and consent of department.

    Credits: 10
  
  • CHEM 498 - Research


    Individual study of problems in experimental or theoretical chemistry. Includes laboratory safety training, instruction in the use of electronic library materials, and ethical conduct of research. Presentation of research results (oral seminar and/or poster) and written project report in terminal semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 semester hours.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PRQ: Consent of department.

    Credits: 1-6
  
  • CHEM 499 - Honors Research


    Individual study of problems in experimental or theoretical chemistry. Includes laboratory safety training, instruction in the use of electronic library materials, and ethical conduct of research. Presentation of research results (oral seminar and/or poster) and a written capstone thesis in terminal semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 semester hours.

    Credits: 1-6
 

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