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Chemistry

Courses - CHEM Graduate Level

521./421. Physical Organic Chemistry (3) F

Prerequisites: CHEM 320B with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 371B or 377B (may be taken concurrently). (Undergraduates enroll in CHEM 421; graduates enroll in CHEM 521.)
Theoretical interpretation of chemical and physical properties of organic compounds: mathematical derivations of rate equations from experimental results, quantitative comparison of organics compounds reactivities, mathematical correlations of structure and properties. Solving problems relating to reaction mechanisms to described factors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

522. Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 421 or 521 or consent of instructor.
Areas of current interest in organic chemistry.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

531. Advances in Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 431 or consent of instructor.
Current topics and advances in inorganic chemistry.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

542. Selected Topics in Biochemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 441B or consent of instructor.
Intensive discussion of a limited aspect of biochemistry with reference to current literature. Course content will vary from year to year.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with consent of graduate advisor. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

544. Physical Biochemistry (3)

Prerequisites: Either CHEM 371B or 377B, or consent of instructor and CHEM 441B.
Physical chemical aspects of protein and nucleic acid chemistry and related analytical methods.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

546. Protein Structure and Function (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 371B or 377B, CHEM 441A, or consent of instructor.
Principles of protein structure, folding, and function. Includes techniques used for the production, isolation and characterization of proteins.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs)

547. Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 441A,B or consent of instructor.
Gene expression with emphasis on regulatory mechanisms. Analytical techniques for isolation, purification, and characterization of nucleic acids.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

548. Cell Membranes (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 441A; BIOL 340 and 370.
Examination of modern membrane biochemistry. May include membrane structure and transport, phospholipids sorting, vesicular transport, membrane coat protein structure and function, and membrane-dependent signal transduction.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

552. Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 451 or consent of instructor.
Including electrochemical measurements, chromatographic techniques, spectroscopic techniques, radiochemical analysis and basic electronic components of instrumentation. Emphasizing the chemical principles involved, utility and limitations of each method. Includes trace analysis of water and air.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

572. Advanced Physical Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 371B or consent of instructor.
Special topics in physical chemistry.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

580./480. Biomolecular Modeling and Simulation (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 320A or 322A; MATH 123 (may be taken concurrently); PHYS 100B or 152, all with a grade of "C" or better.
The study of biomolecular phenomena using computer-based modeling and simulation techniques with varying degrees of resolution, including development and validity of molecular models.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

595A. Colloquium in Biochemistry (1)

595B. Colloquium in Organic Chemistry (1)

595C. Colloquium in Analytical, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (1)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Discussion of advances as reported in recent literature. Provides experience in library use, organization, presentation, and critical evaluation of the chemical literature.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units (not more than a total of 3 units may be earned in any combination of CHEM 595 courses). Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 1 hr.)

660. Seminar in Chemistry (1)

Weekly meetings for presentation and discussion of advanced work in special fields including original research by faculty and graduate students.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Seminar 1 hr.) May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units.

695. Directed Reading (1)

Survey of information in chemical literature on a current research topic, under direction of a faculty member. Written report prepared from these readings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-6)

Prerequisite: Arrangement with instructor.
Laboratory work supervised on an individual basis. A written report will be required.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in diifferent semesters.

698. Research and Thesis (1-6)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for M.S. in Chemistry or M.S. in Biochemistry and arrangement with instructor.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis in chemistry or biochemistry.
Letter grade only (A-F).