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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Chemistry

Courses - CHEM Upper Division

302. Survey of Biochemistry (3) F,S

Prerequisites: A minimum of 3 units of university-level general and organic chemistry with grade of "C" or better.
Study of the chemistry, structures, metabolic reactions and functions of the major classes of biochemical compounds. Does not meet the requirements of medical or dental schools.
Letter grade only (A-F). Does not count for General Education credit. (Lecture 2 hrs., discussion 1 hr.)

320A. Organic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. CHEM 251 is recommended.
First semester of two-semester sequence (CHEM 320A and 320B). Sequence meets requirements for medical and dental schools. Emphasis is upon application of modern principles of structure, reactivity, methods of synthesis, physical properties and spectroscopy.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., discussion 1 hr.)

320B. Organic Chemistry (5)

Prerequisite: CHEM 320A with a grade of "C" or better.
Second semester of two-semester sequence (CHEM 320A and 320B). Continuation of study of organic chemistry including chemistry of compounds containing more than one functional group, bioorganic molecules, and special topics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

320L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2) F,S

Prerequisites: Completion at an accredited institution of coursework equivalent to CHEM 322B, and consent of the Department.
CHEM 320L is identical to the laboratory component of CHEM 320B. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 320B. Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

322A. Organic Chemistry (3) F,S

Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 323A required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 323A.
First of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 322A,B) for biological sciences majors. Sequence meets requirements for medical and dental schools. Emphasizes concepts of organic chemistry necessary to understand structures and transformations of biomolecules. Not applicable to a degree in chemistry.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

322B. Organic Chemistry (3) F,S

Prerequisites: CHEM 322A and CHEM 323A, both with a grade of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 323B required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 323B.
Second semester of two-semester sequence (CHEM 322A and 322B) for biological sciences majors. Continuation of the study of organic reactions with emphasis on the chemistry of metabolism. Not applicable to a degree in chemistry.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

323A. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 322A required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 322A.
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques. Not applicable to a degree in chemistry.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. (Laboratory 3 hrs.)

323B. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) F,S

Prerequisites: CHEM 322A and CHEM 323A, both with a grade of "C" or better. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 322B required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 322B.
Synthesis and characterization of organic and bioorganic compounds. Not applicable to a degree in chemistry.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hrs.)

327. Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3) F,S

Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.
Lecture course in chemistry of the carbon compounds.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not applicable to a degree in chemistry. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

331. Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, 251 both with a grade of "C" or better.
Introduction to coordination chemistry, solid-state chemistry, and reactions of transition metals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

332. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: CHEM 331 (may be taken concurrently).
Synthesis, characterization, and manipulation of inorganic compounds and materials.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hrs).

361. Chemical Communications (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 320A.
Using the chemical literature. Writing technical reports for various purposes. Oral presentation of chemical information. Includes extensive writing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hrs.)

371A. Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3) F

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, MATH 123, PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better), MATH 224 (may be taken concurrently).
Half of the two semester physical chemistry package. The two courses, CHEM 371A,B, may be taken in either order. Principles and applications of classical thermodynamics; introduction to chemical kinetics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

371B. Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (3) S

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, MATH 123, PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better), and MATH 224 (may be taken concurrently).
Half of the two semester physical chemistry package. The two courses CHEM 371A,B may be taken in either order. Principles and applications of quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

373. Physical Chemistry Laboratory (3) S

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, CHEM 371A or CHEM 377A or 377B, all with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHEM 371B.
Introduction to basic physico-chemical experimental techniques with applications to principles discussed in CHEM 371A,B and CHEM 377A,B.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hr., laboratory 6 hrs.)

377A. Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (3) F,S

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, MATH 123, and PHYS 100B or 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
Half of the two semester physical chemistry package with a biochemical emphasis. The two courses CHEM 377A,B may be taken in either order. Principles of physical chemistry emphasizing thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Biological and environmental science examples used to illustrate principles.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

377B. Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (3) F,S

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, MATH 122, PHYS 100B or 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better, MATH 123 (may be taken concurrently).
Half of the two semester physical chemistry package with a biochemical emphasis. The two courses CHEM 377 A,B may be taken in either order. Principles of physical chemistry with emphasis on molecular structure and spectroscopy.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

420. Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, 320B, and either CHEM 361 or 466.
Synthesis and characterization of organic compounds. Organic structures analyzed through interpretation of spectral data. Emphasis on use of high field NMR, mass spectrometry, IR, and UV. Applications of modern separation techniques.
In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students are expected to attend three hours of lecture on use of chemical literature. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hr., laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

421./521. 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 organic 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.)

431. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3) F

Prerequisites: CHEM 331, 371B, both with a grade of "C" or better.
Quantitative study of chemical bonding in inorganic molecules emphasizing on molecular orbital theory. Transition metal chemistry including coordination chemistry, ligand field theory, spectroscopy applications to structural analysis of inorganic molecules, and review of properties and reactivities of elements and their compounds.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

441A. Biological Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: Either CHEM 320B or both CHEM 322B and 323B with a grade of "C" or better; a biology or microbiology course is recommended.
First semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 441A and 441B) in biochemistry. Chemical and mathematical treatment of energetics and kinetics of reactions in living systems, including chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates and chemistry of proteins.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours)

441B. Biological Chemistry (3)

Prereuaisite: CHEM 441A with a grade of "C" or better.
Second semester of two-semester sequence (CHEM 441A and 441B) in biochemistry. Metabolism of lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and other advanced topics in metabolism.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours)

443. Biological Chemistry Laboratory (4)

Prerequisites: CHEM 251, 441A; and either CHEM 361 or 466; all with a grade of "C" or better.
Theory and practice of laboratory techniques used in biochemical research.
Letter grading only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hr., laboratory 9 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

448. Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 327 or 322B either with a grade of "C" or better.
Major principles of biochemistry including metabolic processes, biological control and regulatory processes, nutrition and chemical energetics and kinetics of animals, plants and microorganisms. Emphasis on major concepts and problem solving.
Not open to chemistry majors. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHEM 441A,B.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

449. Nutritional Biochemistry Laboratory (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 448 with a grade of "C" or better.
Analytical and biochemical analyses of foodstuffs and other compounds of biochemical interest.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 1 hr., laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

451. Instrumental Methods of Analysis (5)

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 152, CHEM 251; 361; 371B or 377B; all with a grade of "C" or better.
Theory and application of instrumental methods to chemical problems. Includes measurement basics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electroanalytical chemistry, separation methods, surface analysis, and statistical evaluation of analytical data.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

466. Research Design and Methods (3) S

Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212, 213, either BIOL 260 or CHEM 251, CHEM 320A,B or CHEM 322A,B and CHEM 323A,B all with a grade of "C" or better; GE Foundation requirement; a GPA of at least 3.0 in the major; and consent of the instructor. At least one unit of BIOL 496 or CHEM 496.
Corequisites: At least one unit of BIOL 496 or CHEM 496.
Introduction to hypothesis testing, experimental design, methodological and technical procedures for experimentation, grant writing, and techniques for written and oral presentation of research results. Research paper and oral presentation required.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as BIOL 466. (Lecture 3 hours). Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 466, BIOL 466H or CHEM 466H.

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 320A or 322A, MATH 123 (may be taken concurrently), and 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.)

496. Undergraduate Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Research in a specific topic in chemistry or biochemistry approved and directed by faculty. Written report required.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. May be repeated for a letter grade to a maximum of three units. Units beyond the three must be taken Credit/No Credit. (Independent Study)

498H. Senior Thesis – Honors (1-3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 466; at least one unit of CHEM 496 with a grade of "A"; admission into the Honors in Chemistry program, and consent of instructor.
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis based on a research project in chemistry or biochemistry.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not available to graduate students.

499. Directed Reading (1)

Survey of chemical literature on some topic of current interest under supervision of a faculty member. Preparation of a written report based on readings.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to graduate students.

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