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CHEM: Chemistry

5350, 5351. Instrumental Analysis (3,1) (WI, WI)
3 lecture and 3 lab hours per week. P: CHEM 3960; C for 5350: CHEM 5351; C for 5351: CHEM 5350. Theory and practical uses of modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis.
5525, 5526, 5527. Special Topics (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest in areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.
5550. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4) (F)
P: CHEM 3950; C: CHEM 3451. Advanced treatment of atomic and molecular structure, molecular symmetry, group therapy, MO theory, the solid state and ionic bonding, transition metal coordination and organometallic compounds, homogeneous catalysis, and acid base, redox, and bioinorganic chemistry.
5750. Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
P: CHEM 2760; P/C: CHEM 3960. Physical organic topics, including aromaticity, acid/base chemistry, reactive intermediates, mechanisms of common organic reactions, and relationship between structure and reactivity.
5760. Organic Structure Elucidation (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Applies modern instrumental methods to elucidation of structures of organic compounds, with particular regard to elucidation of complex structures from combined application of spectral tools.
5993. Industrial Internship in Chemistry (3)
25-30 lab hours per week. May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h. toward CHEM major. P: Selection by joint Department of Chemistry/industry screening committee; CHEM 2250, 2760, 3950. Professional experience in industrial application of chemistry.
6103. Chemistry Seminar (1)
May be repeated. Presentations of assigned topics on contemporary research and attendance at departmental seminars.
6502, 6503, 6504, 6505. Research (2,3,4,5)
May be repeated.
6524, 6525, 6526. Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic for a given course number. P: CHEM 5350 or equivalent. Lectures in restricted area of contemporary analytical chemistry. Variable topics and content include spectrometry, chromatography, electrochemical techniques, mass spectrometry, chemometrics, and chemical instrumentation.
6527, 6528, 6529. Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic for a given course number. P: CHEM 5550 or equivalent. Lectures in restricted area of contemporary inorganic chemistry. Variable topics and content include structure and bonding, transition metal organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, inorganic kinetics and mechanisms, and physical methods in inorganic chemistry.
6530, 6531, 6532. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic for a given course number. P: Consent of instructor. Lectures in a restricted area of contemporary organic chemistry. Variable topics and content include polymer chemistry, photochemistry, stereochemistry, physical-organic chemistry, and modern synthetic techniques.
6533, 6534, 6535. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic for a given course number. P: Consent of instructor. Lectures in restricted area of contemporary physical chemistry. Variable topics and content include kinetics, spectroscopy, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, nuclear chemistry, quantum chemistry, and interfacial and colloid chemistry.
6998. Major Research Project (3)
P: Consent of advisor. Formulate research project demonstrating principles and procedures used to recognize, state, solve, and write problems of chemical importance. Requires formal seminar presentation of completed project and paper.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7301.Teaching Laboratory (2)
P: Consent of chair. Instruction in the methods of teaching laboratory.
7520. Pharmaceutical Analysis (3)
P: Consent of chair. Theory and application of contemporary techniques for the analysis of pharmaceutical compounds and other relevant species.
7522. Current Good Manufacturing Practices (3)
P: Consent of chair. Regulations, laws, and skills involved in good laboratory and manufacturing practices (GLP) and good manufacturing practices (cGMP).
7524. Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3) Formerly CHEM 6250
P: Consent of chair. In-depth study of theory and research applications of statistics, sampling and data analysis, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation science, and quantitative organic analysis.
7530. Medicinal Chemistry (3)
P: Consent of chair. Study of the mechanism of drug action and the application of organic chemistry methodologies to the synthesis of biologically active substances such as therapeutic drugs, toxins, and drugs of abuse.
7532. Organic Synthesis (3) Formerly CHEM 6750
P: CHEM 2760 or consent of chair. Synthetically useful organic reactions and strategies in organic synthesis.
7534. Natural Product Synthesis (3)
P: CHEM 7532 or consent of instructor. Synthetic methodologies used in the synthesis of complex natural products.
7540. Biophysical Techniques for Studying Biological Structure (3)
P: Consent of chair. Theory and application of techniques for the study of biological structure and function.
7541. Biomolecular Modeling; Theory and Applications (3)
P: Consent of chair. Computational molecular modeling and quantum chemistry of biologically relevant systems.
7542. Advanced Theoretical Chemistry (3) Formerly CHEM 6950
P: Consent of chair. Discussion of quantum mechanics, molecular orbital theory, valence bond theory, chemical spectroscopy, and group theory.
7993. Pharmaceutical Internship (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Professional experience in pharmaceutical application of chemistry.
8810. Methods and Techniques (3)
Must be repeated for a minimum of 6 s.h. May count a maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Rotation through research laboratories supervised by program faculty members.
8815. Seminar (1)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Seminar presentations on research or critical review of current literature topics by students in IDPBS.
8820. Special Topics in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: Consent of chair. Topics reflect new scientific developments in pharmaceutical chemistry.
8830. Introduction to Research (5)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 15 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Design of experimental protocols and participation in preceptor’s research program.
9000. Dissertation Research (3-12)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 36 s.h. This course is graded S or U and is not included in meeting the cumulative “B” average required for graduation.