Seminar in Chemistry
Seminars presented based on current literature. Presentations include articles detailing the application of chemical principles and techniques to the natural environment. Surveys of assigned journals are presented individually; more detailed presentations are made by small groups working as teams. Topics include: coverage of recent important developments, global awareness of the application of chemistry to the natural world, experience in making scientific presentations, and encouragement of good literature reading habits.
Chemistry & Global Awareness
Introduction to the scientific method, how chemists approach the study of nature, interrelationships between theory and experiment, and the nature of scientific information. These concepts are discussed in the context of modern environmental concerns such as energy utilization, global warming, and water/air pollution. Designed specifically for non-science majors. Credit for CHM-101 cannot be granted after completion of any course in the chemistry major sequence.
Foundations of Chemistry
Introduction to the principles of chemistry. Topics include: atomic and molecular structure and chemical bonding, stoichiometry, properties of the states of matter, and energetics of chemical reactions with emphasis on problem solving, conceptual understanding, and analytical reasoning. Laboratory focuses on quantitative measurements and interpretation of data.
Kntcs, Thrmodynmcs, & Environ
Kinetic and thermodynamic principles of chemical reactions including the laws of thermodynamicss, acid-base chemistry, solubility, electrochemistry and colligative properties applied in an environmental context. Nuclear chemistry including radioactive decay, nuclear power, and the energetics of nuclear reactions.
Technical Writing in Chemistry
An introduction to the fundamental aspects of scientific writing. Additional topics include literature resources, data presentation, and individualized instruction on project specific written presentations.
Physical Chemistry I
Development of the basic concepts of physical chemistry and the theoretical and quantitative foundations for further study in chemistry. Knowledge of calculus and introductory physics is essential. Topics include: introduction to quantized energy levels, molecular structure, spectroscopy, molecular symmetry, chemical kinetics and reaction dynamics.
Physical Chemistry II
The thermodynamics and statistical mechanical aspects of physical chemistry. Laboratory connsists of physical measurements and spectroscopic characterization of matter. Working with lasers, computer interfaced instrumentation, high vacuum apparatus and other sophisticated laboratory equipment.
Advncd Tpcs in Physical Chem
Topics in physical chemistry including lasers and their applications, nanoscience, and optical spectroscopy. Topics will be connected with applications in analytical chemistry and biochemistry.
Topics in Chemistry
Topics important in various fields of modern chemistry designed as a tutorial to meet the special needs of individual students.
Graduate Seminar in Chemistry
Students present seminars based on current literature. Surveys of assigned journals are presented individually; more detailed presentations are made by small groups.
Original laboratory research
Summer Undergraduate Research