Chemistry

  • GRS CH 677: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
    Online course with in-person faculty-led sessions. Participants learn about effective teaching strategies and the research that supports them, and apply approaches to lesson design and assignments for future teaching opportunities. Also offered as GRS BI 677 and GRS PY 677.
  • GRS CH 699: Teaching College Chemistry I
    The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in chemistry. General teaching-learning issues. Required of all teaching fellows.
  • GRS CH 721: Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 352 and GRS CH 621.
    Principles of enzyme structure catalysis; steady-state and transition-state kinetics; detection and characterization of intermediates; enzyme inhibition; allosteric and other regulatory phenomena; case studies of well-characterized mechanisms.
  • GRS CH 722: Protein Chemistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 621; or equivalent.
    Methods for determining the structure of noncrystalline proteins, including protein sequence analysis, chemical modification, NMR spectroscopy and site-specific mutagenesis; case studies of the structure and function of selected proteins.
  • GRS CH 723: Physical Chemistry of Biological Macromolecules
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 352.
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 352 ; GRS CH 651 ; GRS CH 652 ; GRS CH 621; or consent of instructor.
    Physical properties and structures of proteins and related biological macromolecules. Size and shape of macromolecules; denaturation and cohesive forces in proteins; protein folding methods for studying biological macromolecules in solution and in the crystalline state.
  • GRS CH 724: Special Topics in Biochmeistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 621; or consent of instructor.
    Detailed analysis of special topics of research in biochemistry. Topics are determined by the instructor depending on interest and expertise. Subjects covered include protein analysis, mechanistic enzymology, nucleic acid research, protein/nucleic acid interactions, and spectroscopic methods.
  • GRS CH 741: Organic Spectroscopy and Structure Determination
    Graduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 212 and CAS CH 351; or equivalent.
    Spectroscopic methods in organic structure determination, with main emphasis on nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry.
  • GRS CH 743: Organometallic Chemistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 631; ; recommended: GRSCH641, GRSCH642, and GRSCH643; or consent of instructor.
    Structure and bonding in transition metal organometallic compounds; descriptive chemistry of organometallic compounds; fundamental organometallic reaction mechanisms; important industrial catalytic processes; organometallic compounds in organic synthesis.
  • GRS CH 744: Current Topics in Organic Chemistry
    Graduate Prerequisites: (CASCH212 OR CASCH214 and CH 301).
    Current topics in advanced organic chemistry. Content varies with instructor, and may include "The Chemistry of Biotechnology," "Drug Discovery," "Organic Chemistry of Soft Materials," "Biomimetic Total Synthesis" and other themes related to the instructor's research interests.
  • GRS CH 752: Advanced Topics in Chemical Physics
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 651.
    Current topics of research in chemical physics. Content varies with the instructor but may include material from such areas as advanced methods in molecular spectroscopy and magnetic resonance, non-linear laser-induced phenomena, and photoionization and electron-molecule scattering. Topic for Spring 2015: Advanced Computational Chemistry.
  • GRS CH 801: Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: doctoral student or consent of instructor.
    Introduces beginning graduate students to the fundamental methods of research, presentation, and scholarship necessary for a successful career as a graduate student, a teacher, and an independent research scientist. Includes RCR (responsible conduct of research) training.
  • GRS CH 802: Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 801; and good standing as a doctoral student.
    Continues subject material of GRS CH 801 with more emphasis on writing.
  • GRS CH 901: PhD Research in Chemistry
  • GRS CH 902: PhD Research in Chemistry
  • GRS CH 903: MA Research in Chemistry
    A written report at the end of each semester is required.
  • GRS CH 904: MA Research in Chemistry
    A written report at the end of each semester is required.