CHEM Course Listing

General Chemistry I (CHEM 103, 4 Credits)

(For students majoring or minoring in a science; not appropriate for nonscience students fulfilling general education requirements. Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: MATH 107 or MATH 115. The first course in chemistry intended for students majoring or minoring in science. A study of the nature and composition of matter. Elements, inorganic compounds, and chemical calculations are covered. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 102, CHEM 103, CHEM 105, CHEM 107, or CHEM 121

General Chemistry II (CHEM 113, 4 Credits)

(For students majoring or minoring in a science; not appropriate for nonscience students fulfilling general education requirements. Fulfills the laboratory science requirement.) Prerequisite: CHEM 103 or CHEM 105. A study of kinetics; homogeneous, heterogeneous, and ionic equilibria; oxidation/reduction reactions; electrochemistry; and chemistry of the elements. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 113 or CHEM 115.

Chemistry in the Modern World (CHEM 121, 3 Credits)

(For students not majoring or minoring in science.) An exploration of chemistry as it relates to human life and the environment. The goal is to use a working knowledge of chemical principles, scientific reasoning, and quantitative reasoning to make informed decisions about health and safety matters. Discussion examines natural processes and human factors in the modern world using the principles of chemistry and the scientific method. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 102, CHEM 103, CHEM 104, CHEM 105, CHEM 107, CHEM 121, CHEM 297, or GNSC 140.

Environmental Chemistry (CHEM 297, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite(s): MATH 115 (or MATH 107-108). An examination of the chemistry of environmental systems. The aim is to identify and evaluate fundamental principles of chemistry in relation to environmental systems. Discussion covers the nature of atoms, types of bonding, functional groups, chemical reactivity, and chemical interactions. Topics also include migration of chemicals through the environment, the role of basic chemistry in biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on biogeochemical cycles through the use of technology. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CHEM 102, CHEM 103, CHEM 104 CHEM 105, CHEM 107, CHEM 121, CHEM 297, or GNSC 140.