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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "CHEM-Chemistry"

CHEM - Chemistry

CHEM 105 Fundamental of Organic and Biochemistry (3) Prerequisite: CHEM103; or (CHEM131 and CHEM132). Corequisite: CHEM232, if lab is required. Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233, or CHEM237. Formerly: CHEM104. The chemistry of carbon: aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds, stereo chemistry, halides, amines, and amides, acids, esters, carbohydrates, and natural products. This course is intended for students in curricula requiring only one semester of organic chemistry. Students requiring two or more years of chemistry should register for CHEM231/232 or CHEM237.

CHEM 131 Chemistry I - Fundamentals of General Chemistry (3) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH220, MATH130, or MATH140. Corequisite: CHEM132. Recommended: For Science majors. Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM131, CHEM135, CHEM153 or CHEM146. Formerly: CHEM103. An overview of the Periodic Table, inorganic substances, ionic and covalent bonding, bulk properties of materials, chemical equilibrium, and quantitative chemistry. CHEM131 is the first course in a four-semester sequence for students majoring in the sciences, other than Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.

CHEM 132 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Corequisite: CHEM131. Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM143, or CHEM147. Formerly: CHEM103. Introduction to the quantification of chemical substances, including the concept of the mole and chemical stoichiometry. Additional work involves the synthesis of ionic substances and their qualitative characterization. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM131.

CHEM 135 General Chemistry for Engineers (3) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH220, MATH130, or MATH140. Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM113, CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146. The nature and composition of matter, solutions, chemical reactions, equilibria, and electrochemistry, with applications to various fields of engineering.

CHEM 136 General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers (1) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM135. Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering. A laboratory course for engineering majors intending to take CHEM231 and CHEM232.

CHEM 146 Principles of General Chemistry (3) Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH140 or higher. Corequisite: CHEM147. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry). Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM131, CHEM135, CHEM143, or CHEM146. Formerly: CHEM143. An overview of the Periodic Table, inorganic substances, ionic and covalent bonding, bulk properties of materials, chemical equilibrium, and quantitative chemistry. CHEM146 is the first course in a four-semester sequence for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.

CHEM 147 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (1) Corequisite: CHEM146. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry). Credit only granted for: CHEM103, CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM143, or CHEM147. Formerly: CHEM143. Introduction to the synthesis and characterization of inorganic substances. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM146.

CHEM 177 Introduction to Laboratory Practices and Research in the Chemical Sciences (2) Corequisite: CHEM146, CHEM131, or CHEM135. Restriction: Must be in a major within CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department; or permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department. Credit only granted for: CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM147, or CHEM177. First semester laboratory course required for CHEM and BCHM majors. Introduction to laboratory techniques, including safety practices, scientific ethics, and presentation of current research topics.

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I (3) Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146; and (CHEM132, CHEM136, CHEM147, or CHEM177); and a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required of College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Corequisite: CHEM232. Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233 or CHEM237. Formerly: CHEM233. The chemistry of carbon: aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, arenes, halides, alcohols, esters and spectroscopy.

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1) Prerequisite: CHEM131 and CHEM132; or (CHEM135 and CHEM136); or (CHEM146 and CHEM147). And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Corequisite: CHEM231. Credit only granted for: CHEM104, CHEM231, CHEM233 or CHEM237. Formerly: CHEM233. Provides experience in developing some basic laboratory techniques, recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography.

CHEM 237 Principles of Organic Chemistry I (4) Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146; and (CHEM132, CHEM136, or CHEM147); and a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required of College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Or permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry) ; or must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering. Credit only granted for: CHEM233, (CHEM231 and CHEM232), or CHEM237. The chemistry of carbons: aliphatic compounds, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, arenes, halides, alcohols, esters, and spectroscopy.

CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry II (3) Prerequisite: CHEM231 and CHEM232; or CHEM237. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Credit only granted for: CHEM241, CHEM243 or CHEM247. Formerly: CHEM243. A continuation of CHEM231 with emphasis on molecular structure; substitution reactions; carbonium ions; aromaticity; synthetic processes; macromolecules.

CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1) Prerequisite: CHEM231 and CHEM232; or CHEM237. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Corequisite: CHEM241. Credit only granted for: CHEM243 or CHEM247. Formerly: CHEM243. Synthetic organic chemistry through functional group manipulation, introduction to instrumentation essential to analysis and structure elucidation.

CHEM 247 Principles of Organic Chemistry II (4) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM237; or permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry) ; or must be an honors student. Credit only granted for: CHEM243 or CHEM247. A continuation of CHEM237 with emphasis on molecular structure, substitution reactions; carbonium ions; aromaticity; synthetic processes; macromolecules.

CHEM 271 General Chemistry and Energetics (2) Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Corequisite: CHEM272. Credit only granted for: CHEM113, CHEM153, CHEM271 or CHEM276. Formerly: CHEM113. An introduction to the physical aspects of chemistry; chemical kinetics, thermodynamics and electrochemistry in the context of current chemistry research.

CHEM 272 General Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247. And a grade of C- or better in the prerequisites is required for College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences majors and recommended for all students. Corequisite: CHEM271. Credit only granted for: CHEM227, CHEM272 or CHEM277. An introduction to analytical chemistry with an emphasis on bio-analytical instrumentation and techniques.

CHEM 276 General Chemistry and Energetics - Majors (2) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM241 and CHEM242; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM247. Corequisite: CHEM277. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry). Credit only granted for: CHEM113, CHEM153, CHEM271 or CHEM276. Formerly: CHEM153. An introduction to the physical aspects of chemistry for Biochemistry and Chemistry majors. Chemical kinetics, thermodynamics and electrochemistry in the context of current chemistry research.

CHEM 277 Fundamentals of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM241 and CHEM242; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM247. Corequisite: CHEM276. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry). Credit only granted for: CHEM153, CHEM227, CHEM272 or CHEM277. Quantitative analysis, inorganic analytical chemistry, and an introduction to bio-analytical instrumentation and techniques.

CHEM 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

CHEM 395 Professional Issues in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in one of the following programs (Chemistry; Biochemistry). Seminar on professional issues. Professional responsibilities, ethics, interview techniques, career opportunities, graduate/professional school, race and gender issues.

CHEM 398 Special Projects (2) Honors projects for undergraduate students.

CHEM 399 Introduction to Chemical Research (1-3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Basic (chemical) research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member.

CHEM 401 Inorganic Chemistry (3) Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247; or must have completed CHEM243. An overview of basic concepts of the electronic structure of the elements, chemical bonding and reactivity, from simple diatomic molecules to coordination compounds. These are viewed from simple (Lewis) to the most comprehensive molecular orbital theory. Symmetry and group theory are used throughout the course.

CHEM 403 Radiochemistry (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed one year of college chemistry and one year of college physics. Radioactive decay; introduction to properties of atomic nuclei; nuclear processes in cosmology; chemical, biomedical and environmental applications of radioactivity; nuclear processes as chemical tools; interaction of radiation with matter.

CHEM 425 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4) Prerequisite: CHEM272 and CHEM271; or (CHEM276 and CHEM277). Modern instrumentation in analytical chemistry. Electronics, spectroscopy, chromatography and electrochemistry.

CHEM 433 Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate (3) Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146. And MATH241; or permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department. Also offered as: AOSC433. Credit only granted for: AOSC433, AOSC633, CHEM433, or CHEM633. Formerly: CHEM434. The effects of human activity on atmospheric composition, focused on global warming, the carbon cycle, air pollution, and the ozone layer. Fundamentals of atmosphereic chemistry (spectroscopy, kinetics, isotopic analysis, and biogeochemical cycles) are related to the modern understanding of climate change, air quality, and ozone depletion, based on resources such as satellite missions, field campaigns, and scientific assessments published by international agencies. We also examine how society's energy needs could be met, in the future, in a manner with less impact on atmospheric composition than the present heavy reliance on combusion of fossil fuels.

CHEM 441 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3) Prerequisite: CHEM481. Also offered as: CHEM641. An advanced study of the compounds of carbon, with special emphasis on molecular orbital theory and organic reaction mechanisms.

CHEM 460 Structure Determination Using Spectroscopic Methods (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed CHEM243; or CHEM247; or (CHEM241 and CHEM242). Formerly: CHEM660. The use of infrared, ultraviolet-visible, proton and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy for structure determination in organic chemistry.

CHEM 471 Techniques in Pulse NMR (1) Prerequisite: CHEM241 and CHEM242; or CHEM247. Recommended: CHEM460. Restriction: Senior standing or higher. Additional information: Persons with heart pacemakers and/or metal implants cannot take the course due to potential health hazards. NMR techniques to operate, adjust, and calibrate the spectrometers and acquire and process NMR data in one and two dimensional NMR applications.

CHEM 474 Environmental Chemistry (3) Prerequisite: CHEM481. The sources of various elements and chemical reactions between them in the atmosphere and hydrosphere are treated. Causes and biological effects of air and water pollution by certain elements are discussed.

CHEM 481 Physical Chemistry I (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM135; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM272 and CHEM271; or minimum grade of C- in CHEM276 and CHEM277. And (PHYS142 and MATH141). A course primarily for chemists and chemical engineers.

CHEM 482 Physical Chemistry II (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHEM481. A course primarily for chemists and chemical engineers.

CHEM 483 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (2) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM481. An introduction to the principles and application of quantitative techniques in physical chemical measurements. Experiments will be coordinated with topics in CHEM481.

CHEM 484 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (2) Prerequisite: CHEM481 and CHEM483; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHEM482. A continuation of CHEM 483. Advanced quantitative techniques necessary in physical chemical measurements. Experiments will be coordinated with topics in CHEM 482.

CHEM 498 Special Topics in Chemistry (3) Prerequisite: Prerequisite varies with the nature of the topic being considered.

CHEM 633 Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate (3) Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146. And MATH241; or permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department. Also offered as: AOSC633. Credit only granted for: AOSC433, AOSC633, CHEM433, or CHEM633. Formerly: CHEM678A. The effects of human activity on atmospheric composition, focused on global warming, the carbon cycle, air pollution, and the ozone layer. Fundamentals of atmosphereic chemistry (spectroscopy, kinetics, isotopic analysis, and biogeochemical cycles) are related to the modern understanding of climate chane, air quality, and ozone depletion, based on resources such as satellite missions, field campaigns, and scientific assessments published by international agencies. We also examine how society's energy needs could be met, in the future, in a manner with less impact on atmospheric composition than the present heavy reliance on combusion of fossil fuels.

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