Graduate Coursework | Chemistry & Biochemistry | Kent State University

Graduate Coursework

Graduate students in chemistry may not use the following courses to fulfill degree requirements for the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees:
5/70093: Variable Title Workshop in Chemistry
50795: Chemical Education
5/70556: Elementary Physical Chemistry II
5/70557: Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

No more than 4 hrs of CHEM 5/70093 Variable Title Workshop in Chemistry may be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Non-chemistry majors may take any of these courses for credit with the permission of their major department and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing.

CHEM 50093
VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN CHEMISTRY

1-6 Credit Hours (Repeatable for credit)
Variable titled workshop in chemistry.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.
Schedule Type: Workshop
Contact Hours: 1-6 other
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CHEM 70093
VARIABLE TITLE WORKSHOP IN CHEMISTRY

1-6 Credit Hours (Repeatable for credit)
Variable title workshop in Chemistry.
Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Workshop
Contact Hours: 1-6 other
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CHEM 50795
CURRENT TOPICS IN CHEMICAL EDUCATION

1-3 Credit Hours (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 40795)
Designed to present recent advances in chemical research, instrumentation and theory to chemistry educators.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and special approval.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CHEM 60894
COLLEGE TEACHING OF CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CHEM 70894) Experience in teaching of chemistry at college level.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 1 lecture
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

CHEM 70894
COLLEGE TEACHING OF CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 60894)
Experience in teaching of chemistry at college level.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 1 lecture
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory


Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 50109
BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40109 and CHEM 70109)
Covers traditional as well as newly emerging topics in the field of bioanalytical chemistry. The course will provide an overview of the fundamental biological targets for the bioanalytical assays, such as lipids, peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, and cells. The course will then briefly introduce traditional tools, such as chromatography, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, fluorescence techniques, immunoassays, and biosensors. Finally, the course will discuss approaches most recently developed in the field, which include lab-on-a-chip and single molecule techniques.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30105; and Graduate standing; and special approval.
Corequisite: CHEM 30284 or 40245 or 40261.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70109
BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40109 and CHEM 50109)
Covers traditional as well as newly emerging topics in the field of bioanalytical chemistry. The course will provide an overview of the fundamental biological targets for the bioanalytical assays, such as lipids, peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, and cells. The course will then briefly introduce traditional tools, such as chromatography, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, fluorescence techniques, immunoassays, and biosensors. Finally, the course will discuss approaches most recently developed in the field, which include lab-on-a-chip and single molecule techniques.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30105; and Doctoral standing; and special approval.
Corequisite: CHEM 30284 or CHEM 40245 or CHEM 40261.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50110
ANALYTICAL MASS SPECTROMETRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40110 and CHEM 70110)
Survey of modern techniques in and associated with mass spectrometry, including historical perspectives, strengths and weaknesses, detection and quantification of analytes, ionization source and mass analyzer design, as well as construction of associated technologies including vacuum systems, ion detection, and ion optics. Ion formation processes will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Chemistry.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70110
ANALYTICAL MASS SPECTROMETRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40110 and CHEM 50110)
Survey of modern techniques in and associated with mass spectrometry, including historical perspectives, strengths and weaknesses, detection and quantification of analytes, ionization source and mass analyzer design, as well as construction of associated technologies including vacuum systems, ion detection, and ion optics. Ion formation processes will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in chemistry.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50113
CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40113 and CHEM 70113)
Theory, instrumentation and applications of chemical separations for chemical analysis. Emphasis on gas and liquid chromatography.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30106 and Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70113
CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40113 and CHEM 50113)
Theory, instrumentation and applications of chemical separations for chemical analysis. Emphasis on gas and liquid chromatography.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30106 and Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50116
SPECTROCHEMICAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40116 and CHEM 70116)
Presented material is designed to familiarize students with fundamental concepts in spectrochemical analyses, mainly in the form of optical spectroscopic methods. Design and construction of spectroscopic instruments, detection and quantification of analytes, interaction of electromagnetic radiation with molecules, as well as collection and processing of analytical signals will be presented.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Chemistry.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70116
SPECTROCHEMICAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40116 and CHEM 50116)
Presented material is designed to familiarize students with fundamental concepts in spectrochemical analyses, mainly in the form of optical spectroscopic methods. Design and construction of spectroscopic instruments, detection and quantification of analytes, interaction of electromagnetic radiation with molecules, as well as collection and processing of analytical signals will be presented.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in chemistry.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 61191
SEMINAR:
PROBLEM SOLVING IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CHEM 71191)
Problem solving in analytical chemistry, including chemical analysis methods, instrumentation, sample preparation, and data handling.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 71191
SEMINAR
:PROBLEM SOLVING IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 61191)
Problem solving in analytical chemistry, including chemical analysis methods, instrumentation, sample preparation, and data handling.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 62191
SEMINAR: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CHEM 72191)
Student and faculty presentations on topics in analytical chemistry.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 72191
SEMINAR: ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 62191)
Student and faculty presentations on topics in analytical chemistry.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 70195
ADVANCED TOPICS, ANALYTICAL

1-3 Credit Hours (Repeatable for credit)
Advanced topics in analytical chemistry.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and special approval.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter


Biochemistry

CHEM 50245
BIOCHEMICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE

4 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40245)
Introduction to chemistry and metabolism of important compounds in biological systems; enzymes and characteristics of enzyme catalysis; regulation of metabolism at molecular, cellular and organism levels; inborn and induced errors of metabolism. Designed and scheduled for and priority given to students in integrated life sciences program.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30481 and Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 4 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50248
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40248 and CHEM 70248)
Chemistry of biologically important molecules. Advanced topics in: metabolic and enzyme regulation; enzyme kinetics and mechanism; DNA replication, recombination and repair; gene transcription and translation; recombinant DNA technology; selected areas in molecular physiology. Three hours weekly.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30284 or CHEM 40245 or CHEM 40247 and Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70248
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40248 and CHEM 50248)
Chemistry of biologically important molecules. Advanced topics in: metabolic and enzyme regulation; enzyme kinetics and mechanism; DNA replication; recombination and repair; gene transcription and translation; recombinant DNA technology; selected areas in molecular physiology. Three hours weekly.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30284 or CHEM 40245 or CHEM 40247 and Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50261
PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY I

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40261 and CHEM 70261)
Introduction to biochemical principles regarding the structure and function of biomolecules including water, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; emphases on enzymes, membranes and bioenergetics.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70261
PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY I

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40261 and CHEM 50261)
Introduction to biochemical principles regarding the structure and function of biomolecules including water, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; emphases on enzymes, membranes and bioenergetics.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50262
PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY II

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40262 and CHEM 70262)
Aspects of biochemistry focusing on information, chemical and energy flow, including: integration of metablic pathways; DNA replication, repair, recombination and modification; transcription and translation; signal transduction, and post-translational modification.
Prerequisites: CHEM 50261 or CHEM 70261 and Graduate standing
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70262
PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY II

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40262 and CHEM 50262)
Aspects of biochemistry focusing on information, chemical and energy flow, including: integration of metablic pathways; DNA replication, repair, recombination and modification; transcription and translation; signal transduction, and post-translational modification.
Prerequisite: CHEM 50261 or CHEM 70261; and Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50263
PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40263 and CHEM 70263)
Principles and techniques of physical chemistry used in studying biomacro-molecules and biological systems. Topics covered are thermodynamics, spectroscopy, structure and properties of biological molecules.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70263
PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40263 and CHEM 50263)
Principles and techniques of physical chemistry used in studying biomacro-molecules and biological systems. Topics covered are thermodynamics, spectroscopy, structure and properties of biological molecules.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in chemistry.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 60254
BIOMEMBRANES

2 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 70254)
Biological membranes; composition, structure, dynamics and biogenesis; structure/function of protein mediated membrane transport.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 2 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70254
BIOMEMBRANES

2 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 60254)
Biological membranes; composition, structure, dynamics and biogenesis; structure/function of protein mediated membrane transport.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 2 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 60291
SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 70291)
Presentation and discussion of research papers from current biochemistry literature. Participation by students and faculty.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 70291
SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit)
Presentation and discussion of research papers from current biochemistry literature. Participation by students and faculty.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 62291
SEMINAR: BIOCHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CHEM 72291)
Student and faculty presentations on topics in biochemistry
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 72291
SEMINAR: BIOCHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 62291)
Student and faculty presentations on topics in biochemistry.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 70295
ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

1-3 Credit Hours (Repeatable for credit)
Advanced topics in biochemistry.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and special approval.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter


Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 50302
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

2 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40302)
Physical techniques in inorganic chemistry, molecular structure and bonding, metallic and ionic solids, organometallic chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; solid-state and materials chemistry, nanomaterials, nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30301 and Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 2 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50303
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY III

2 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40303)
Molecular symmetry, molecular orbital theory of polyatomic molecules and octahedral complexes, electronic spectra and reaction mechanisms of d-block complexes, periodic trends Groups 1 and 2 and d-block, bioinorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 50302 and Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 2 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50352
INORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40352 and CHEM 70352)
Broad survey of the synthesis, properties, characterization and applications of inorganic materials.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70352
INORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40352 and CHEM 50352)
Broad survey of the synthesis, properties, characterization and applications of inorganic materials.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50365
BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40365 and CHEM 70365)
Physical methods, s-block metals, metal-induced stabilization, electron transfer proteins, oxidoreductases, hydrolases and lyases, metal transport and storage, nitrogenases, group-atom transfer and metals in medicine.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30360 and Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70365
BIOLOGICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40365 and CHEM 50365)
Physical methods, s-block metals, metal-induced stabilization, electron transfer proteins, oxidoreductases, hydrolases and lyases, metal transport and storage, nitrogenases, group-atom transfer and metals in medicine.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30360 and Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 60327
MODERN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 70327)
Synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds including transition metal and organometallic complexes.
Prerequisite: CHEM 40362 and Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70327
MODERN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 60327)
Synthesis, structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds including transition metal and organometallic complexes.
Prerequisite: CHEM 40362 and Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 60347
CHEMICAL CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 70347)
Structure solution and refinement methods of X-ray diffraction data. Emphasis will be placed on single crystal techniques.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70347
CHEMICAL CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 60347)
Structure solution and refinement methods of X-ray diffraction data. Emphasis will be placed on single-crystal techniques.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 60391
SEMINAR: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 70391)
Presentation and discussion of research papers from current inorganic chemistry literature. Participation by students and faculty.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 70391
SEMINAR:RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CHEM 60391)
Presentation and discussion of research papers from current inorganic chemistry literature. Participation by students and faculty.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 62391
SEMINAR: INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 72391)
Student and faculty presentations on topics in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 72391
SEMINAR:INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Cross-listed with CHEM 62391)
Student and faculty presentations on topics in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Contact Hours: 1 other
Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 70395
ADVANCED TOPICS, INORGANIC

1-3 Credit Hours (Repeatable for credit)
Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing and special approval.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter


Organic Chemistry

CHEM 50451
ORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40451 and CHEM 70451)
Broad survey of the synthesis, properties, characterization and applications of organic and polymeric materials.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 70451
ORGANIC MATERIALS CHEMISTRY

3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 40451 and CHEM 50451)
Broad survey of the synthesis, properties characterization and applications of organic and polymeric materials.
Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 3 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50476
SPECTROSCOPIC IDENTIFICATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

2 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40476 and CHEM 70476)
Strategies for structural elucidation of organic compounds from analysis of infrared, proton and carbon NMR and mass spectrometric data through lectures and problem solving.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30482 and graduate standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Contact Hours: 2 lecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 50478/70478
Synthesis of Organic Liquid Crystals (3)
Synthesis of organic thermotropic liquid crystals including nematic, smectic and discotic variants. Evaluation of the phase types using polarizing microscopy and DSC. Brief introduction into their use in display devices. Prerequisite: CHEM 30482; graduate standing.

CHEM 50478 SYNTHESIS OF ORGANIC LIQUID CRYSTALS 3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 40478 and CHEM 70478) Synthesis of organic thermotropic liquid crystals including nematic, smectic and discotic variants. Evaluation of the phase types using polarizing microscopy and DSC. Brief introduction into their use in display devices. Prerequisite: CHEM 30482;graduate standing. Schedule Type: Lecture Contact Hours: 3 lecture Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 60471/70471
Advanced Organic Chemistry - Mechanistic Aspects (3)
Discussion of organic reaction mechanisms. Chemistry of reactive intermediates, aromaticity, addition/elimination, nucleophilic/electrophilic substitution, bonding theories and other fundamental topics governing organic reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 30482.  Graduate standing.

CHEM 60472/70472
Advanced Organic Chemistry - Synthetic Aspects (3)
Disconnection approach to organic synthesis. Modern methods for carbon-carbon bond formation and functional group interconversion, and their application to natural product synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 30482.  Graduate standing.

CHEM 60472 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-SYNTHETIC ASPECTS 3 Credit Hours (Cross-listed with CHEM 70472) Disconnection approach to organic synthesis. Modern methods for carbon-carbon bond formation and functional group interconversion, and their application to natural product synthesis. Graduate standing. Prerequisite: CHEM 30482. Schedule Type: Lecture Contact Hours: 3 lecture Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 60473/70473
Stereoselective Organic Synthesis (3)
Modern methods of asymmetric synthesis; introduction to selected methods for stereoselective N-heterocycle synthesis; application of these methods in natural product synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 30482; graduate standing.

CHEM 60473 STEREOSELECTIVE ORGANIC SYNTHESIS 3 Credit Hours (Slashed with CHEM 70473) Modern methods of asymmetric synthesis; introduction to selected methods for stereoselective N-heterocycle synthesis; application of these methods in natural product synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 30482 and Graduate standing. Schedule Type: Lecture Contact Hours: 3 lecture Grade Mode: Standard Letter

CHEM 61491/71491
Seminar: Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry (1)
Practical experience in solution of current problems of structure, synthesis and mechanism in organic chemistry. Participation extends throughout nine-month academic year. Repeat registration permitted.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHEM 61491 SEMINAR: PROBLEM SOLVING IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CHEM 71491) Practical experience in the solving of current problems of synthesis, spectroscopy, and mechanism in organic chemistry. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Schedule Type: Seminar Contact Hours: 1 other Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 62491/72491
Seminar: Organic Chemistry (1)
Students register once each year. Participation extends throughout the academic year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHEM 62491 SEMINAR: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 Credit Hour (Repeatable for credit) (Slashed with CHEM 72491) Presentation of topics from the recent literature on aspects of organic chemistry including synthesis, spectroscopy, mechanism, and materials properties. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Schedule Type: Seminar Contact Hours: 1 other Grade Mode: Standard Letter-IP

CHEM 70495
Advanced Topics, Organic (1-3)
Advanced topics in organic chemistry. Prerequisite: Permission.


 

Physical Chemistry

CHEM 50556/70556
Elementary Physical Chemistry (3)
A continuation of CHEM 50555. Areas covered are chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry and the solid state. Prerequisite: CHEM 50555 or PHY 45301; graduate standing.

CHEM 50571/70571
Surface Chemistry (2)
Treatment of basic principles and concepts in surface and colloid chemistry. Relationship to practical systems emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 40555 or 40567.  Graduate standing.

CHEM 50575/70575
Molecular Spectroscopy (3)
Survey of the fundamental principles of the interaction of radiation with matter, with an emphasios on the interpretation of microwave, infrared and ultraviolet-visible spectra. Introduction to group theory and its application to spectroscopic interpretation. Description of modern experimental techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 40556 and graduate standing.

CHEM 60541/70541
Advanced Physical Chemistry (3)
Covers basic materials of modern physical chemistry in two broad areas: thermodynamics and introductory quantum mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 50556.  Graduate standing.

CHEM 60591/70591
Seminar: Recent Developments in Physical Chemistry (1)
Presentation and discussion of original papers from current literature. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHEM 62591/72591
Seminar: Physical Chemistry (1)
Students register once each year. Participation extends throughout the academic year. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHEM 70595
Advanced Topics, Physical (1-3)
Advanced topics in physical chemistry.  Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.


 

Research, Thesis & Dissertation

CHEM 60050/70050
Chemistry Research Proposal (3)
The student will prepare an independent and original research proposal that is completely distinct from the thesis project.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHEM 60199
Thesis I (2-6)
Thesis students must register for a total of 6 hours, 2 to 6 hours in a single semester, distributed over several semesters if desired. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHEM 60299
Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration until all degree requirements are met. Prerequisite: CHEM 60199 and graduate standing.

CHEM 60898
Master's Research (1-15)
Research for master's students. Credits earned may be applied toward degree if department approves. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHEM 80199
Dissertation I (15)
Doctoral dissertation, for which registration in two semesters is required, first of which will be semester in which dissertation work is begun and continuing until the completion of 30 hours. Prerequisite: Special approval and doctoral standing.

CHEM 80299
Dissertation II (15)
Continuing registration required of doctoral students who have completed the initial 30 hours of dissertation and continuing until all degree requirements are met. Prerequisite: CHEM 80199 and doctoral standing.

CHEM 80898
Research (1-15)
Research for doctoral students. Credits earned may be applied toward degree if department approves. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.