Educating a diverse population in the liberal arts

For personal, professional and global responsibility

In the tradition of the Sisters of Notre Dame

Select Page

Courses

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
413
Course Credits:
3

The study of chemical bonding, structure and reaction mechanism in inorganic chemistry based on modern physical chemical concepts. Organometallic complexes are stressed. Prerequisite: CH 114. Recommended: CH 360.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
414
Course Credits:
1

Laboratory designed to apply principles of Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Advanced Topics in Biochemistry

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
407

This course is a study of contemporary topics of biochemistry through application of basic principles of biochemistry. Prerequisites: BI/CH 405 or the equivalent.

Analytical Chemistry I

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
344
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to the theory and practice of instrumental methods of analysis including electrochemistry, chromatography and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CH 211, 214, 310.

Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
345
Course Credits:
1

Laboratory practice using basic electrochemical, chromatographic and spectroscopic instrumentation.

Analytical Chemistry II

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
444
Course Credits:
2

Advanced theory and analytical techniques in electrochemistry, chromatography, and spectroscopy, including hyphenated techniques. Prerequisite: CH 344.

Analytical Chemistry II – Lab

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
445
Course Credits:
2

Laboratory practice in advanced analytical techniques using sophisticated chemical instrumentation and hyphenated methods, such as GC-MS and carbon-13 NMR. Prerequisites: CH 344, 345. Two three-hour laboratory periods weekly.

Biochemistry I

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
305
Course Credits:
3

This course is a study of the structure and function of biological important molecules from a chemistry perspective. Major topics will include carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides, proteins, and enzymes. Thermodynamic considerations and kinetic analysis of biochemical systems will be emphasized. Prerequisites: CH 211, 214. Recommended: BI 270, 271.

Biochemistry I Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
306
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly. This laboratory course will focus on the theory and application of basic biochemical techniques used in the study of proteins including biological buffers, chromatography, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis and centrifugation.

Biochemistry II

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
405
Course Credits:
3

This course is an in-depth study of the intermediary metabolic pathways responsible for life. Prerequisites: BI/CH 305 or the equivalent. Corequisite: CH/BI 405.

Biochemistry II Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
406
Course Credits:
1

This laboratory course will focus on theory and application of molecular biology techniques including the preparation and analysis of DNA and RNA and polymerase chain reaction. One three-hour laboratory period weekly. Corequisite CH/BI 405.

College Chemistry I

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
111
Course Credits:
4

An introduction to the principles of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on quantitative relationships, atomic and molecular structure, solutions, chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics. A weekly one-hour problem/recitation session is required. Prerequisites: One-year high school chemistry or CH 100, and MA 110 or equivalent.

College Chemistry I Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
113
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

College Chemistry II

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
114
Course Credits:
4

An introduction to the principles of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on quantitative relationships, atomic and molecular structure, solutions, chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics. A weekly one-hour problem/recitation session is required. Prerequisites: One-year high school chemistry or CH 100, and MA 110 or equivalent.

College Chemistry II – Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
115
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Cooperative Education

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
295, 395, 495
Course Credits:
1-6

Coordinating Seminar

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
428
Course Credits:
1

No Description

Coordinating Seminar – Chemistry

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
427
Course Credits:
1

No Description

Coordinating Seminar Environmental Science

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
432
Course Credits:
1

Earth Science

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
220
Course Credits:
3

Study of the structure of the earth, rocks and minerals, continents and ocean basins, weather and climate, and stars and planets.

Earth Science Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
221
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Environmental Chemistry

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
308
Course Credits:
3

A survey of chemical phenomena in the earth’s environment. The study of sources, reactions, transport, effects and fates of chemicals in the water, soil and air, and how humans influence these processes. Prerequisite: CH 211.

General Chemistry

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
100
Course Credits:
3

An introductory treatment of fundamental principles of chemistry, designed for non-science majors as well as preparation for CH 111.

General Chemistry – Lab

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
101
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Independent Study

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
491, 492, 493, 494
Course Credits:
1-3

An opportunity for qualified and capable students to do independent work in chemistry. Hours and credit arranged by the instructor.

Introduction to Polymers

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
417
Course Credits:
3

The study of synthesis, analysis, properties and uses of polymers. Prerequisites: CH 211, 214.

Organic & Biological Chem – Lab

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
117
Course Credits:
1

A one, three-hour laboratory period weekly. Corequisite: CH 116.

Organic Chemistry I

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
211
Course Credits:
3

Treatment of fundamental concepts of aliphatic and aromatic organic chemistry, structural theory, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic methods. An introduction to structure determination using spectroscopic methods. Prerequisites: CH 111 and 114 or their equivalent.

Organic Chemistry I – Lab

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
213
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Organic Chemistry II

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
214
Course Credits:
3

Treatment of fundamental concepts of aliphatic and aromatic organic chemistry, structural theory, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic methods. An introduction to structure determination using spectroscopic methods. Prerequisites: CH 111 and 114 or their equivalent.

Organic Chemistry II – Lab

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
215
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Physical Chemistry I

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
360
Course Credits:
3

An integrated classical and quantum approach to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, dynamics, atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisites: PS 200, 202; MA 175.

Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
361
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Physical Chemistry II

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
362
Course Credits:
3

An integrated classical and quantum approach to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, dynamics, atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisite: CH 360.

Physical Chemistry II – Lab

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
363
Course Credits:
1

One three-hour laboratory period weekly.

Principles of Inorganic Chemistry

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
106
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to inorganic chemistry, including fundamental concepts, tools and techniques. The course content will include: atomic structure, bonding, reactions, solutions, reaction dynamics, equilibrium and gases. This course is not designed for students majoring in chemistry, biology or environmental science. Prerequisites: MA 100, high school chemistry.

Principles of Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
107
Course Credits:
1

A one, three-hour laboratory period weekly. Corequisite: CH 106.

Principles of Organic and Biological Chemistry

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
116
Course Credits:
3

Continuation of the introduction to chemistry with emphasis on organic and biological chemistry. The course content will include: hydrocarbons, alcohols, carbonyls, organic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, hormones, vitamins, metabolism, and body fluids. This course is not designed for students majoring in chemistry, biology or environmental science. Prerequisite: CH 106/107.

Quantitative Analysis

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
310
Course Credits:
3

A study of the quantitative and statistical aspects of chemical analysis. Prerequisite: CH 114.

Quantitative Analysis Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
311
Course Credits:
1

Laboratory will focus on volumetric and gravimetric techniques, some use of instrumentation and computer treatment of data.

Research Methods

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
465
Course Credits:
1

Lecture covering critical topics in the proper design and execution of scientific research.

Research Methods Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
466
Course Credits:
2

Laboratory course covering application of research design, execution, data analysis and presentation.

Research Topics

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
473, 474
Course Credits:
1-3

Science for Living

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
225
Course Credits:
3

Presentation of physical and life science discoveries which impact our way of life and their application in today’s world. Intended to fulfill the General Education Requirement in Science.

Science for Living Laboratory

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
226
Course Credits:
1

Development of an understanding of the experimental nature of science and an introduction to data analysis and scientific reporting.

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
191, 192, 193, 194
Course Credits:
1-3

Special Topics

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426
Course Credits:
1-3

Advanced topics in Chemistry to be arranged by the instructor and students. Hours and credits arranged by the instructor.

Technical Writing

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
381

Development of organizational and writing techniques for preparing technical communications, scientific research papers, publications, grant proposals, etc.

Toxicology

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
410
Course Credits:
3

The study of clinical and pharmacological aspects of toxins, their biochemical action and interaction with the body. Prerequisite: CH 305.

Vitamins and Minerals

Course Prefix:
CH
Course Number:
480
Course Credits:
3