Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Chemistry (CHE)

CHE* E106 Chemistry and Art

Introduction of chemistry to non-science students as they develop an understanding of artists' materials, the science underlying art, and chemical interaction of the environment with art objects. Every key chemistry concept is connected with real life art application. From studying atoms and molecules, students are introduced to causes of color in pigments and dyes to understanding intermolecular forces in paints. Chemical reactions and acids and bases concepts are connected to problems with deterioration of work of art and methods of conservation and restoration help students to develop appreciation for practical chemistry. The hands on time employs these concepts to examine aspects of art media such as light, color dyes, paints, metals, stone, ceramics, glass, plastic, paper, and fiber.

Prerequisite: MAT* E137 or MAT* E104
  • Credits: 3

CHE* E111 Concepts of Chemistry

Introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry. Atomic structure, periodic relationships, bonding, kinetics and equilibria are examined in sufficient depth to permit their use in understanding chemical reactions though in less detail than in CHE* E121 and CHE* E122. The laboratory program stresses the acquisition of skills in data gathering and in the manipulation of apparatus and materials.

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite: MAT*137 or MAT*104 (grade "C" or better) and eligibility of ENG*101
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

CHE* E121 General Chemistry I

A study of the fundamental principles, theories, and laws of chemistry. Topics include atomic theory and the structure of the atom, the aggregated states of matter, kinetic-molecular theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and periodicity, solutions and colloids.

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite: MAT* E137 or equivalent; Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

CHE* E122 General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE* E121. Topics covered include thermochemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry, introduction to organic and nuclear chemistry and the chemistry of the elements and their compounds. The laboratory will include an introduction to semi-micro qualitative analysis.

3 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory.

Prerequisite: CHE* E121
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

CHE* E211 Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to the organic chemistry of carbon. Primarily for students planning careers in the life and allied health sciences or a major in chemistry. The lectures will present an integrated analysis of the theoretical concepts and mechanisms of modern organic chemistry, organic reactions, synthetic methods, and instrumentation. Preparation properties and reactions of most of the major classes of aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds will be discussed along with the more important living and non-living systems in which they function. The laboratory work will develop competence in the modern aspects of preparative and qualitative organic technique. 3 hours lecture and 4 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite: CHE* E122
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

CHE* E212 Organic Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE* E211. 3 hours lecture and 4 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite: CHE* E211
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: S

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