May 16, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 
  
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    CH 212 - Principles of Organic Chemistry II


    Continuation of CH 211 with an extension of its mechanistic approach to the chemistry of other functional groups.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 211)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 213 - Principles of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I


    Synthesis, characterization, and analysis of organic molecules, with emphasis on modern chromatographic and spectroscopic methods.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 104 or CH 114; prerequisite or corequisite: CH 211)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 214 - Principles of Organic Chemistry Laboratory II


    Continuation of CH 213 emphasizing the development of synthetic and analytical techniques, including classical qualitative organic analysis. Students perform individualized multistep synthetic procedures.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 213; prerequisite or corequisite: CH 212)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 300 - Discussions in Chemistry


    Discussion of ethical issues and research opportunities in the chemical sciences as well as career planning.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: third-year standing as a department major)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 320 - Essentials of Physical Chemistry


    Fundamental concepts of physical chemistry: aspects of thermodynamics including the first and second laws, chemical and phase equilibria, solutions, surface chemistry, reaction kinetics, introduction to quantum chemistry including QM postulates/Schrodinger equation/particle in a box, rigid rotor and harmonic oscillator/hydrogen atom/many electron atom, chemical bond, molecular structure, introduction to statistical mechanics including boltzman distribution/partition functions. 

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 212, MA 221, and PY 212) 

    Credits: 4

  
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    CH 321 - Physical Chemistry I


    Covers fundamental concepts of physical chemistry: aspects of thermodynamics, including the first and second laws; chemical and phase equilibria; ideal and non-ideal solutions; and electrochemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 212, MA 221, and PY 212)

    Credits: 4
  
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    CH 322 - Physical Chemistry II


    Continuation of CH 321, including quantum chemistry, reaction kinetics, spectroscopy, photochemistry, statistical mechanics, and theories of reaction rates.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 321)

    Credits: 4
  
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    CH 331 - Basic Inorganic Chemistry


    Introduction to basic inorganic chemistry, including elementary bonding theories, the chemistry of elements other than carbon, coordination chemistry, acid-base chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and solid-state chemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 102 and CH 104, or CH 112 and CH 114)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 340 - Survey of Biochemistry


    This survey of biochemistry uses a descriptive approach to biological molecules, including both structure and function. Cellular components, biochemical reactions, metabolism, and the workings of the genetic code will all be discussed. Overall, a general understanding of biochemistry and its relationship to the world around us will be provided.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: BS 119 or BS 133, and CH 202 or CH 212)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 341 - Molecular Structure in Biochemistry


    This introduction to biochemistry covers protein structure and function, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, membrane structure and function, and principles of biological regulation.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 202 or CH 212)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 342 - Nucleic Acid Biochemistry


    Focused on molecular genetics, its topics include structure, replication, transcription, translation, repair, recombination, and processing of nucleic acids; control of gene expression; and modern recombinant methods of DNA splicing, cloning, and sequencing.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 341 and BS 466)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 343 - Intermediary Metabolic Biochemistry


    Catabolic and anabolic pathways with emphasis on chemical logic, mechanisms, and regulatory control. Also includes carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid, and nucleotide metabolism, and oxidative and photosynthetic phosphorylation.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 341)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 346 - Biochemistry


    An introduction to biochemistry that includes structure of proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes; enzyme kinetics and mechanisms; membrane transport; central metabolic pathways and their regulation; and basic methods of biochemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 202 or CH 212)

    Credits: 4
  
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    CH 356 - Molecular Biology and Genetics


    Introduction to molecular biology and genetics. The biochemistry of the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins and their regulation will be studied. We will also investigate the importance of genetic information to biochemistry and medicine.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 346)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 361 - Analytical Chemistry


    Introductory analytical chemistry with emphasis on relevant chemical principles, combining both classical and modern instrumental techniques.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 102 and CH 104, or CH 112 and CH 114)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 363 - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory


    Applications of various classical and instrumental methods for the analysis of unknown samples.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite or corequisite: CH 361 or CH 366)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 366 - Principles of Analytical Chemistry


    An in-depth treatment of the quantitative aspects of chemistry. Chemical equilibria commonly encountered in analytical chemistry and strategies for solving chemical equilibrium problems are emphasized. Modern techniques in analytical chemistry, such as spectrophotometry and chromatography, are introduced in this course.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 112 and CH 114)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 367 - Analytical and Physical Methods Laboratory I


    Experience with methods for the determination of chemical and physical properties with an emphasis on quantitative analysis.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 366 or FS 366)

    Credits: 1

  
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    CH 368 - Analytical and Physical Methods Lab II


    Laboratory experience covering physical principles of instrumental methods of analysis: modern instrumentation such as atomic, electron and vibrational spectroscopy, NMR, X-ray techniques, separation, and surface analysis. 

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 366 or FS 366, and CH 363 or CH 367; corequisite: CH 376)

    Credits: 1

  
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    CH 376 - Instrumental Analysis


    Theory and applications of instrumental methods of analysis are presented including mass spectrometry and spectrophotometric (UV-visible, IR), NMR, electrometric, polarographic, and chromatographic (GC, HPLC) methods.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 321, and CH 361 or CH 366, and CH 363)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 400 - Chemical Science Internship


    Students will participate in an intern experience in chemistry, biochemistry, or pharmaceutical chemistry. This process will include a structured experience within the student’s chosen area of interest. The project will have predetermined research directives, which will be overseen by a University mentor and an industrial/governmental scientist. This is designed to be a “hands-on” experience.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: BS 131, CH 212, MA 102, permission of department mentor, and permission of department)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 3 to 12

  
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    CH 401 - Seminar in Chemistry I


    Chemical and biochemical topics of current interest presented orally by students and invited guest speakers. Writing, speech, delivery, and use of visual aids are critiqued. All biochemistry, chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry majors and other interested persons are invited to attend.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: senior standing in the department)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 402 - Seminar in Chemistry II


    Continuation of CH 401.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 401)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 404 - Literature of Chemistry


    The study of the nature and uses of the primary, secondary, and tertiary literature of chemistry and biochemistry and of modern information-retrieval techniques.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 212)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 411 - Medicinal Chemistry


    A study of the biochemical mechanisms of drug action in order to develop a rational approach to the analysis of drugs and their metabolites and to design new drugs.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 202 and CH 204, or CH 212 and CH 214, and CH 341)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 414 - Structure-Activity Relationships (SAR)


    Selected classes of medicinal agents are examined, stressing general structures, synthesis, and, in particular, the relationships between structure and pharmacological activity.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 212)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 416 - Chemical Synthesis Laboratory


    Techniques of organic and inorganic synthesis, including reaction control, vacuum and fractional distillation, uniform reagent addition, controlled stirring, operation in inert atmosphere, safe handling of toxic or unstable reagents, and chromatographic purification.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 212, CH 214, CH 376, and CH 377)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 420 - Applications of Computational Chemistry (cross-listed as CH 720)


    Introduction to the theory and applications of computational chemistry methods, including quantum mechanics, density functional theory, and classical molecular dynamics simulation methods. Project-based exercises on applying the above methods to chemical/biochemical processes while utilizing state-of-the-art computational software packages. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 320 or CH 321)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CH 423 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory I


    Laboratory investigations emphasizing physical chemical techniques in thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, quantum chemistry, and physical biochemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 320 or CH 321, and CH 363 or CH 367)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CH 424 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory II


    Continuation of CH 423.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 423)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CH 425 - Inorganic and Materials Synthesis


    A capstone-style lecture and laboratory course focused on using synthesis and physical characterization of inorganic compounds and materials. Students will lead a multi-disciplinary laboratory project oriented around a specific theme from the current chemical literature.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 423 and CH 431)

    Credits: 2

  
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    CH 431 - Inorganic Chemistry


    The study of physical inorganic chemistry and chemical bonding, including ligand and crystal field theory, molecular orbital theory, and chemical applications of symmetry. Includes coordination chemistry, acid-base relationships, and application of modern spectroscopic techniques to inorganic compounds.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 322 and CH 331)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 444 - Biochemistry Laboratory I


    Techniques of isolation, purification, and assay of representative biomolecules, particularly proteins.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite or corequisite: CH 341)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 445 - Biochemistry Laboratory II


    Techniques of isolation, purification, and assay of representative biomolecules, particularly nucleic acids.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 444; prerequisite or corequisite: BS 466)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 448 - Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD)


    Introduction to the theory and practice of molecular modeling, especially as applied to the problem of identifying and designing bioactive and therapeutic agents, using specialized software and advanced computer hardware such as workstations and supercomputer clusters.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 342, MA 201, and PY 212)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 450 - Undergraduate Research


    Qualified students may elect to carry out research in analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry or biochemistry under the direction of a member of the department. A maximum of 12 semester credit hours can count toward the degree.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of the department)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 1 to 3

  
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    CH 455 - Special Topics in Chemistry


    Designed to address subject areas within the chemical sciences that are either interdisciplinary or of unusual current interest and that are not covered in other courses. Students may receive credit for this course more than once, provided the subheadings indicate different material has been covered.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
    (Notes: Not offered every year and course is repeatable for credit)

     

    Credits: 1 to 3

  
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    CH 462 - Pharmaceutical Analysis


    The application of analytical chemistry to pharmaceutical materials and dosage forms.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 376 and CH 377)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 464 - Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry


    The application of analytical chemical techniques to pharmaceutical materials and dosage forms.  The development and evaluation of methods appropriate for pharmaceutical materials.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 376)

    Credits: 3

  
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    CH 465 - Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry Laboratory


    The application of analytical chemical techniques to pharmaceutical materials and dosage forms.  The development and evaluation of methods appropriate for pharmaceutical materials.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 368) 

    Credits: 1

  
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    CH 480 - Directed Study in Chemistry


    An opportunity for students, under the supervision of a faculty member in the department, to independently explore a specific area of chemistry of their choice that is not typically covered in the formal classroom offerings of the department.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: permission of instructor and department)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 1 to 3

  
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    CH 488 - Undergraduate Chemistry Research Thesis


    Students will write and defend either a thesis describing their research work, or a draft of an article for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 363, CH 366, CH 321, CH 341, and at least 6 credits of CH 450 or equivalent research experience.  Approval by thesis mentor and department chair required.)

    Credits: 1

  
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    CH 700 - Introduction to Graduate Studies


    Individualized coursework designed to strengthen a student’s background prior to taking advanced graduate courses.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    (Note: Course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: Variable

  
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    CH 714 - Structure-Activity Relationships


    Selected classes of medicinal agents are examined, stressing general structures, synthesis, and, in particular, the relationships between structure and pharmacological activity.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 202 or CH 212)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 716 - Chemical Synthesis Laboratory


    Techniques of organic and inorganic synthesis, including reaction control, vacuum and fractional distillation, uniform reagent addition, controlled stirring, operation in inert atmosphere, safe handling of toxic or unstable reagents, and chromatographic purification.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 202 and CH 204, or CH 212 and CH 214, CH 376, and CH 377)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 718 - Heterocyclic Chemistry


    A study of the major types of aromatic and nonaromatic heterocyclic compounds with a special interest in those having biochemical activity: their synthesis, physical properties, reactivity, and influence on living systems, etc.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 202 or CH 212, and CH 341)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 720 - Applications of Computational Chemistry (cross-listed as CH 420)


    Introduction to the theory and applications of computational chemistry methods, including quantum mechanics, density functional theory, and classical molecular dynamics simulation methods. Project-based exercises on applying the above methods to chemical/biochemical processes while utilizing state-of-the-art computational software packages. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 320 or CH 321)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CH 721 - Chemical Kinetics


    The Study of theoretical aspects of reaction kinetics and the experimental methods used to measure the rates of reactions.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 322)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 725 - Graduate Physical Chemistry I


    Individualized instruction to meet specific needs in thermodynamics, kinetics, or quantum chemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 726 - Graduate Physical Chemistry II


    Individualized instruction to meet specific needs in thermodynamics, kinetics, or quantum chemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 727 - Physical Biochemistry


    Application of principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum chemistry to biochemical systems.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 321)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 728 - Advanced Biochemistry


    Selected topics in protein structure and function, especially enzymology.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: two semesters of undergraduate biochemistry)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 748 - Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD)


    Introduction to the theory and practice of molecular modeling, especially as applied to the problem of identifying and designing bioactive and therapeutic agents, using specialized software and advanced computer hardware such as workstations and supercomputer clusters.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 342 or CH 348, MA 201, and PY 212)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 762 - Analytical Separations Chemistry


    The study of theory, instrumentation, and practical aspects of analytical and preparative methods of separations, including gas, liquid, and supercritical fluid chromatography; capillary electrophoresis; and separation techniques coupled with mass spectrometry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 361 or CH 366)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 764 - Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry


    In-depth treatment of the principles and practice of analytical chemistry and instrumental methods as applied to drug analysis, pharmaceutical product quality, concentration of drug and metabolites in biological fluids, drug formulation, etc., with an emphasis on HPLC methods.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 361 or CH 366, and CH 363)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 767 - Applied Spectroscopy


    A practical approach to the application of spectroscopic techniques such as NMR, UV/Vis, fluorescence, and circular dichroism to problems in biochemistry, chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacognosy, and natural products chemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 366 and CH 376)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 786 - Research Ethics


    This course will provide an examination of ethical behavior and practice in research in the scientific research. The course will follow a case study format in which students will be expected to present and participate in group discussions.

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 799 - Master’s Research


    Candidates for the master of science degree, specializing in chemistry, biochemistry, or pharmacognosy, are required to complete a research project under the direction of a faculty member in the department graduate program.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    Credits: variable
  
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    CH 802 - Research Seminar


    Graduate students present a formal seminar based on their research endeavors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 0-2

  
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    CH 805 - Critical Evaluation of Literature


    Students critique current journal articles under the mentorship of different faculty members and a course coordinator.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    Credits: 1
  
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    CH 813 - Special Topics in Organic Chemistry


    Topics of current interest in organic chemistry are discussed, with detailed treatment of topics not ordinarily included in a classical course. Students are expected to keep abreast of current literature.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
    (Notes: Not offered every year and course is repeatable for credit)

     

    Credits: 2 to 3

  
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    CH 828 - Biophysical and Biochemical Methods: Theory and Experimental Design


    A survey of important biophysical and biochemical methods with special emphasis on applications to drug discovery and design. Topics include single-molecule techniques, calorimetry, binding and high throughput screening, kinetic modeling, spectroscopy, computer simulation and others. Results from current literature that rely on these techniques will be reviewed. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CH 728)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 841 - Special Topics in Biochemistry


    Topics of current interest in the biochemical sciences are discussed, with detailed treatment of topics not ordinarily included in a classical course. Students are expected to keep abreast of current literature.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
    (Notes: Not offered every year and course is repeatable for credit)

     

    Credits: 2 to 3

  
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    CH 863 - Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry


    Topics of current interest in analytical chemistry are discussed, with detailed treatment of topics not ordinarily included in a classical course. Students are expected to keep abreast of current literature.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)

    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 2 to 3

  
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    CH 864 - Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry


    Topics of current interest in inorganic chemistry are discussed, with detailed treatment of topics not ordinarily included in a classical course. Students are expected to keep abreast of current literature.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 2 to 3
  
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    CH 870 - Current Research in Pharmacognosy


    An in-depth consideration of current literature concerning the taxonomic distribution, biosynthesis, chemical synthesis, extraction, pharmacology, and economic uses of substances of natural origin. Students are expected to make presentations based on the current literature.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 336 and CH 343)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CH 871 - Special Topics in Pharmacognosy


    Topics of current interest in pharmacognosy are discussed. Students are expected to keep abreast of current literature.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CH 336 and permission of instructor)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 2 to 3
  
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    CH 878 - Introduction to Research


    A laboratory rotation through two seven-week chemical, biochemical, or pharmacognosy research projects for graduate students matriculated in a graduate program in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CH 880 - Current Literature


    Chemical and biochemical topics based on current literature are analyzed and presented orally and in writing. Writing, speech, delivery, and use of visual aids are critiqued.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CH 885 - Scientific Writing in Chemical Sciences


    Students will learn how to organize and write scientific texts, use scientific language concisely and correctly, and present their ideas clearly. Writing topics will focus on chemical sciences. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Special Registration Restriction: Open only to Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacognosy, MS and PhD students. Students need to have a thesis faculty mentor identified before registration. MSNT Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacognosy students, undergraduate students in Chemical Sciences, and graduate students in other disciplines can register with permission of instructor.) 

    Credits: 3
  
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    CH 888 - Graduate Project


    Graduate students will perform a graduate-level project under the direction of an advisor. This project may take one of several forms but must include a comprehensive literature search, a written paper, and an oral presentation to the graduate faculty of the department.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    Credits: 4
  
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    CH 892 - Special Topics in Physical Chemistry


    Topics of current interest in physical chemistry are discussed, with detailed treatment of topics not ordinarily included in a classical course. Students are expected to keep abreast of current literature.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of instructor)
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 2 to 3
  
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    CH 899 - Doctoral Research


    Candidates for the doctor of philosophy degree, specializing in chemistry, biochemistry, or pharmacognosy, are required to fulfill their research requirement under the direction of a faculty member in the department graduate program.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of program director)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: variable

  
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    CO 101 - Introduction to Communication


    Focuses on factors and processes involved in interpersonal communication: source and receiver variables, verbal and nonverbal messages, and strategic interaction. Prepares students to argue policy topics and make short speeches.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    CO 204 - Public Speaking


    Course covers principles and practices of effective oral presentation. Lectures and exercises are used to enable students to develop and deliver information, demonstrations, and persuasive speeches. Emphasis placed on conceptual frameworks and specific communication skills for scientific audiences.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Note: not offered every year)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CO 320 - Relational Communication


    Examination of communicative behavior occurring in the development and deterioration of relationships. Emphasis placed on understanding conceptual frameworks and specific skills in interpersonal communication.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    CO 340 - Special Topics in Communication


    Special Topics in Communication is a Behavioral and Social Sciences course that will offer students the opportunity to complete a course in an area of interpersonal or mass communication theory, practice application, or a related interdisciplinary combination not otherwise offered. Assignments and class work will emphasize public speaking, interpersonal communication, patient-provider communication in different settings, behavior change communication, and/or related research techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CO 101)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CO 399 - Independent Study in Communication


    Available to students to work in an area of particular interest under the direction of a faculty member of the department. May be elected more than once for one, two, or three credits.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
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    CO 498 - Directed Research in Communication


    Independent research opportunities in communication are available to self-directed, motivated students to expand their knowledge in an area of particular interest under the direction of a faculty member of the department. The student must plan the independent study project with the faculty member during the semester preceding the semester in which the study is to begin. Preparation of an acceptable research paper and annotated bibliography required. In-depth knowledge of the area selected will be expected.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: two courses in the selected area or the equivalent, and permission of instructor)

    (Note: course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 3

  
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    CO 700 - Health Communication and Education: Communicating to Inform (cross-listed as HE 760)


    This course introduces principles and techniques of health communication to ‘inform, educate and empower people about health issues.’ Our focus will include communicating about health and science to the public through media channels, health advocacy, patient information and decision aids, as well emergency and crisis communication. Students will create multiple products for group critique with the goal of developing skills and competency. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: BW 701, BW 703, and BW 704; or HE750; or PB 751; or PS 701; or HP730; or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CO 711 - Health Literacy (cross-listed as HE 761)


    Health literacy—or the ability to obtain, process and act on health information–is an essential patient safety and public health issue. This course provides key concepts and skills for students in health related fields to identify patients with health literacy risks; to provide clear health and medical information in oral and written formats; and to assess and modify health care delivery systems and environments to enhance patient access and understanding.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CO700 or HE760)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CO 720 - Behavior Change Communication (cross-listed as HE 762)


    This course presents a practice-based approach to planning and testing a health communication intervention designed to change individual or group behavior. We apply behavior change communication theory and methods. Students will work with an organizational “client” to advance a health communication objective.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CO700/HE760)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CO 730 - Health Care Communication (cross-listed as HE 763)


    Health care professionals need to listen carefully and to share information clearly; to treat patients with empathy; and to be able to work with patients and colleagues of different backgrounds and abilities. This course introduces interpersonal communication skills, health literacy, and culturally competent communication skills relevant to providing health care.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CO700/HE760 and CO711/HE761)

  
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    CO 740 - Social Media for Health and Nonprofit Organizations (cross-listed as HE 764)


    Students will acquire beginning competency in selecting and using social media to accomplish social marketing or health communication objectives. The course introduces the strategic use of social media through various digital platforms, as well as analytical tools to measure audience engagement. We will discuss the evidence supporting behavior change effectiveness as well as the ethics of using these media. After social media “bootcamp” and “basic training,” students will be deployed to help a non-profit ‘client’ create and implement a social media strategy.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CO 700/HE 760 and CO 711/HE 761)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 201 - Computer Programming I


    A rigorous treatment of the implementation of algorithms using a structural language and study of the syntax of the C++ language.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 202 - Computer Programming II


    A continuation of CS201. Advanced syntactical structures in the C++ language (set, pointers, multidimensional arrays, and files) and advanced algorithmic solutions (recursion). Emphasis on the development and execution of large programs.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 201 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 250 - Information Technology


    This is an introductory/midlevel course that is designed to give undergraduate students an overview of all of the major areas of information technology and computer science. Topics will include computer hardware, operating systems, software applications, networks, the internet, databases, and advanced computer systems. Ethical issues concerning computer technology and society will be emphasized.
     

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 320 - Data Structures


    Investigation of the organization and manipulation of structures that represent data and establishment of a repertoire of algorithms that permit the solution of practical problems.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 202 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 322 - Assembly Language and Computer Architecture


    Introduction to computer architecture and programming in a low-level (assembly) language. Also, interfacing high- and low-level languages.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 202 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 324 - Database Design


    Introductory course in structured database programming using a database language. Review of the database environment. Basic concepts of structured programming in a database system and database design, use of menu screens, programming, debugging, verification, and security. Includes a project.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 201 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 325 - Operating Systems


    This course will present the fundamental concepts of modern computer operating systems, with primary focus on UNIX systems. Students will learn about the core organization of multitasking timesharing environments and how to take advantage of key features of UNIX in software applications development.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 250)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 326 - Analysis of Data


    Practical methods for analysis and interpretation of research data within chemistry and health sciences. Methods of successive approximation, numerical integration, simultaneous equations, approximate methods in curve fitting, nonlinear regression analysis, smoothing of data interpolation, and numerical differentiation.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CS 201 and ST 310, or permission of instructor)
    (Not offered every year)

    Credits: 2
  
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    CS 327 - Computer Simulation


    Introduces students to the present and future role of computer science in the life and health sciences. Students will learn to design and implement useful models of real-world situations using various technologies to answer questions about the real world. Students are exposed to various modeling languages and techniques.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Corequisite: MA 422)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 329 - Systems Simulation I


    This is the first course in the Systems Simulation sequence. The course introduces students to the role of systems simulation methodology in the life and health sciences. Students will learn to design and implement useful discrete simulation models of real-world situations using various technologies. Students will identify and analyze problems from the chosen subject domain and will formulate and conduct a small research project.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 320 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 330 - Systems Simulation II


    This is the second course in the Systems Simulation sequence. Students will learn continuous approaches of systems dynamics simulation within various software environments. Specific subject domains (health policy, bioinformatics, biology, environment, sustainable development, etc.) will be used to introduce an appropriate set of applied models. In this course students will identify and analyze problems from the chosen subject domain, formulate a conceptual model, and conduct a small research project concerned with modeling of a process or an object.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisites: CS 329 and either MA 320 or permission of instructor)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 375 - Software Engineering


    This course will present the theoretical and practical concepts of modern software engineering. Topics include the software development process, software design, and architecture. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) will be used as the software development platform.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 202)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 380 - Web-Based Design


    This course will cover the fundamental concepts and skills of creating web-accessible content. The focus will be on web page design using HTML, XML, and integrated technologies.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 250)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 385 - Web-Based Computing


    This course will cover basic and advanced methods and languages that are commonly used to make computational resources such as applets, databases, and media available to client machines on a network.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 380)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 410 - Network Computing


    This course will present fundamental theory and implementation of computer networks. Both hardware and software aspects of network communication, performance, and security will be discussed.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: CS 250)

    Credits: 3
  
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    CS 490 - Special Topics or Research in Computer Science


    Study of one or two topics not included in other courses offered by the department.
     

    Prerequisites & Notes
    (Prerequisite: permission of the department)

    (Note: Course is repeatable for credit)

    Credits: 1 to 3

 

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