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Chemistry (CHEM) 2014-2015

A mandatory safety lesson must be completed before the student is admitted to any chemistry laboratory sessions. Approved Chemical Splash Resistant goggles are required and may be purchased through the Columbus State Bookstore. Certain clothing restrictions exist and will be explained by the instructor. Attendance during the first week of class is mandatory and may affect a student’s continued enrollment in these classes. Students must earn at least 60% of the total laboratory points in a course to receive a passing grade for the course. Courses in this area may require additional hours outside of scheduled class times.

High school chemistry must have been completed within the last 3 years, or the student must have completed CHEM 0100 or CHEM 1111 in order to meet the prerequisite requirement.

CHEM 0100 Introduction to Chemistry (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is a preparatory chemistry course covering the basic concepts of chemistry, with emphasis on the physical and chemical properties of matter, problem solving, and an introduction to chemical reactions. Related laboratory work and demonstrations are included. Safety training and goggles are required for laboratory sessions. Students enrolled in distance versions of this course will be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting and completion of certain exams and laboratories.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1020 or higher, and placement into ENGL 0190 or higher          Lab fee: $14.00

CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society (A, SP, SU)

5 credits
This is a course for nonscience majors intended to a) acquaint students with the science of chemistry as it relates to modern technological society, and b) help students learn about chemistry in the context of their everyday lives. This course will help students realize the interconnection between chemistry and other disciplines in the natural sciences. The material in the course focuses on the practical significance of basic chemistry in the context of social, political and economic issues that affect our world.
Lecture: 5 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1020 or higher, and placement into ENGL 1100                 Lab fee: $20.00

CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is an introductory course in fundamental chemical concepts and laboratory techniques. Topics include atomic structure, periodic classification of elements, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, pH and buffers, the gas laws, chemical equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. Safety training and goggles are required for laboratory sessions. Students enrolled in distance versions of this course will be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting and completion of certain exams and laboratories.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1020 or higher, and placement into ENGL 1100 or higher            Lab fee: $20.00

CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is an introductory course in fundamental organic chemistry, biochemistry, and laboratory techniques. Course covers the study of carbon compounds organized according to functional groups, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids. Safety training and goggles are required for laboratory sessions. Students enrolled in distance versions of this course will be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting and completion of certain exams and laboratory.
Lecture: 3 hours –Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 1111          Lab fee: $20.00

CHEM 1113 Elements Organic/Biochemistry (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is a course in elementary chemical concepts designed primarily for allied health students. It includes the study of basic organic chemistry, especially related to functional groups, and biochemistry including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, and metabolism. Safety training and goggles are required for the laboratory session. Students enrolled in distance versions of this course will be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting and completion of certain exams and laboratory.
Lecture: 3 hours –- Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: High school chemistry completed within the last three years or CHEM 0100 or CHEM 1111 or higher or successful completion of the placement exam; MATH 1020 or higher; placement into ENGL 1100 or higher
Lab fee: $20.00

CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I (A, SP, SU)

5 credits
This is a course in fundamental chemical principles. Topics include measurement, atomic structure, periodic classification, the mole concept, mass relationships in chemical reactions, the behavior of gases, the behavior of liquids, the behavior of solids, thermochemistry, quantum theory and electron configurations, chemical bonding, and molecular geometry. Students enrolled in distance versions of this course will be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting and completion of certain exams and laboratories. This is the first of a two-semester sequence designed for students entering a scientific field.
Lecture: 4 hours – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 0100 or CHEM 1111 or CHEM 1200 or high school chemistry; MATH 1148 or higher; placement into ENGL 1100 or higher
Lab fee: $29.50

CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II (A, SP, SU)

5 credits
This is a course in fundamental chemical principles. Topics include intermolecular forces, phase changes, the properties of solutions kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry and buffers, solubility equilibria, atmospheric chemistry, entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, the chemistry of metals and nonmetals, coordination complexes, and nuclear chemistry. Students enrolled in distance versions of this course will be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting and completion of certain exams and laboratories. This is the second of a two-semester sequence designed for students entering a scientific field.
Lecture: 4 – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 1171            Lab fee: $29.50

CHEM 1200 Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry (A, SP, SU)

5 credits
This is an introductory course in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and laboratory techniques. Topics include atomic structure, periodic classification of elements, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, pH and buffers, the study of carbon compounds organized according to functional groups, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes. Safety training and goggles are required for laboratory sessions. Students enrolled in distance versions of this course will be required to come to campus for an orientation meeting and completion of certain exams and laboratories.
Lecture: 4 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1020 or higher; placement in ENGL 1100 or higher              Lab fee: $20.00

CHEM 2251 Organic Chemistry I (A, SP, SU)

5 credits
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in organic chemistry. This course includes the study of nomenclature, structure, bonding, and physical and chemical properties of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, and ketones. This course will also cover mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
Lecture: 5 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 1172             Lab fee: $10.00

CHEM 2252 Organic Chemistry II (A, SP, SU)

5 credits
This is the second course in a two-course sequence in organic chemistry. This course includes the study of the nomenclature, structure, bonding, and physical and chemical properties of conjugated systems, aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, carbonyl condensation reactions, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, lipids, radicals, and polymers.
Lecture: 5 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 2251 or CHEM 252          Lab fee: $10.00

CHEM 2254 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is the first course in a two-course sequence in organic chemistry laboratory. This course introduces the students to laboratory techniques of organic chemistry including synthesis, isolation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Spectroscopic techniques will be addressed as well.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 5 hours
Corequisite: CHEM 2251            Lab fee: $40.00

CHEM 2255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is the second course in a two-course sequence in organic chemistry laboratory. This course includes further study of organic laboratory techniques including synthesis, isolation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Students will be required to participate in a laboratory research experience.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 5 hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 2254
Corequisite: CHEM 2252          Lab fee: $40.00

CHEM 2261 General Biochemistry (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This is an introductory course in biochemistry dealing with the molecular basis of structure and metabolism of plants, animals and microorganisms.
Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 2252 and one semester of Biological Science
Lab fee: $7.00

CHEM 2293 Independent Study: Chemistry (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This course is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in chemistry through intensive reading or research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program.
Instructor permission required
Lecture: Hours vary – Lab: Hours vary           Lab fee: $1.00

CHEM 2294 Special Topics: Chemistry (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This course provides an opportunity to explore selected topics of interest in chemistry.
Instructor permission required
Lecture: Hours vary – Lab: Hours vary           Lab fee: $1.00