Chemistry Courses

Graduate courses are listed below.

Undergraduate Courses

CAS CH 101: General Chemistry 1
Undergraduate Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra.
For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Topics include: atoms and molecules; molecular connectivity, infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry; stoichiometry and introduction to reactions in aqueous solutions; thermochemistry and the first law of thermodynamics; quantum aspects of light and matter; and bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecules. Laboratory exercises include: the size of an atom, qualitative analysis, thermochemistry, and quantum aspects of light and matter. Students must register for the following four course components: lecture, discussion, pre-lab lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CAS CH 102: General Chemistry 2
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 101.
For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Topics include: properties of gases; solutions and solubility; equilibrium; acids, bases and buffers; electrochemistry; spontaneity; free energy and the second law of thermodynamics; and chemical kinetics. Students must have completed CAS CH 101 prior to enrolling in CAS CH 102. Students must register for the following four course components: lecture, discussion, pre-lab lecture, and laboratory.  Carriers natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CAS CH 109: General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry and two years of high school algebra.
First of two-semester sequence for students majoring in the sciences. Stoichiometry, acids, bases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, atomic structure, bonding, and selected chemical systems. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture, four hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CAS CH 110: General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 109.
Second of two-semester sequence for students majoring in the sciences. Stoichiometry, acids, bases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, atomic structure, bonding, and selected chemical systems. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture, four hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CAS CH 111: Intensive General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry, two years of high school algebra, and departmental chemistry placement exam.
First semester of intensive two-semester sequence for well-prepared students majoring in chemistry or other sciences. Priority given to chemistry majoring. Brief review of stoichiometry, gas laws; extensive consideration of equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CAS CH 131: General Chemistry for the Engineering Sciences
A one-semester, terminal general chemistry course for students who do not require a two-semester sequence. Stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, chemistry of solid state, chemical thermodynamics, and equilibrium. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three and a half hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CAS CH 171: Principles of General Chemistry
Introduction to chemistry: separation and purification of matter, atomic theory, structure of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, chemical formulas, equations, stoichiometry; water, solutions, concentration, acids, bases, pH and buffers; gases; reaction kinetics and equilibrium, and radioactivity. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.

CAS CH 172: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 171 or CAS CH 101 and CAS CH 102.
Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest: polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Biochemistry: structure and function of molecules of biological importance; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. CAS CH 171 combined with CAS CH 172 is intended as a terminal sequence.

CAS CH 174: Principles of Organic Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 171; or (CASCH101, CASCH102).
Structure, stereochemistry, functional groups, and reactions of carbon-containing compounds; spectroscopic techniques; emphasis on compounds and molecules of biochemical interest. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.

CAS CH 181: Intensive General and Physical Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: students in the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program only.
Brief review of stoichiometry, gas laws; extensive consideration of equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis. Meets with CAS CH 111. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.

CAS CH 182: Intensive General and Physical Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: students in the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program only.
Brief review of stoichiometry, gas laws; extensive consideration of equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis. Meets with CAS CH 112. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.

CAS CH 191: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman standing; consent of instructor.
Experimental or theoretical investigation of problems including the use of the literature. Attendance at weekly research seminars and the writing of a report at the end of each semester required. Application must be made through the Department of Chemistry office during the first two weeks of the semester.

CAS CH 192: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman standing; consent of instructor.
Experimental or theoretical investigation of problems including the use of the literature. Attendance at weekly research seminars and the writing of a report at the end of each semester required. Application must be made through the Department of Chemistry office during the first two weeks of the semester.

CAS CH 195: Freshman Seminar for Chemistry Majors
Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman chemistry major.
One-credit seminar for first-semester freshmen planning to major in chemistry. Explores special topics in chemistry that are of current public interest and relevance. Introduction to research and career opportunities; discussion of professional ethics and other characteristics of a good scientist.

CAS CH 201: Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102.
Principles of quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis. Introduction to error analysis, basic statistics, quantitative lab skills, chromatography, and spectroscopy (UV, AAS). Lab exercises apply concepts in redox chemistry, acid/base reactions, transition metal chemistry, and other general chemistry topics. Skills and topics covered are similar to the laboratory portion of the CAS CH 111/112 course sequence. One hour lecture, four hours lab. Offered in fall and summer, annually.

CAS CH 203: Organic Chemistry 1
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112.
Fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry, including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups. Laboratory includes extraction, distillation, and chromatography. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, three-and-a-half hours lab in alternate weeks.

CAS CH 204: Organic Chemistry 2
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 203.
Fundamentals of contemporary chemistry, including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups. Laboratory includes extraction, distillation, and chromatography. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, three-and-a-half hours lab in alternate weeks.

CAS CH 211: Intensive Organic Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112.
Recommended for Chemistry majors. Organic compounds and their reactions; functional groups, stereochemistry, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and laboratory methods including qualitative organic analysis. Industrial applications and relevance to biological systems. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.

CAS CH 212: Intensive Organic Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 211.
Recommended for Chemistry majors. Organic compounds and their reactions; functional groups, stereochemistry, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and laboratory methods including qualitative organic analysis. Industrial applications and relevance to biological systems. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.

CAS CH 214: Organic Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 203.
Lecture and discussion shared with CAS CH 204. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.

CAS CH 220: Organic Chemistry Laboratory with Qualitative Analysis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204.
Laboratory methods in organic chemistry including multistep synthesis, organic qualitative analysis, and instrumental analysis. Eqiuvalent to the laboratory part of CAS CH212. One hour lecture, four hours lab.

CAS CH 232: Inorganic Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112; ; CASCH211 or CASCH214; or consent of instructor.
The relation of atomic and molecular structure to chemical properties. Bronsted and Lewis acid/base behavior; redox reactions; bonding and reactions of main group elements; d-metal complexes, including bonding, spectra, and reaction mechanisms; and organometallic chemistry. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.

CAS CH 273: Principles of Biochemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 174.
Biomolecules in aqueous systems. Composition, structure, and function of proteins, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Information transfer from DNA to RNA and proteins. Bioenergetic principles in glycolysis, oxidative energy metabolism, and selected biosynthetic paths. Applications to medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.

CAS CH 291: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.

CAS CH 292: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.

CAS CH 301: Chemical Synthesis and Analysis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 220.
Combined lecture/laboratory course that introduces fundamental methods of synthesis and analysis current in chemical research. Applications include topics in organocatalysis, asymmetric synthesis and organometallic chemistry, and spectroscopy. Eight hours lab plus three hours lecture.

CAS CH 303: Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CASCH110 or CASCH112 or CASCH102, and CASCH201; and CASMA124.
Fundamental theoretical principles, capabilities, applications, and limitations of modern analytical instrumentation with laboratory in spectroscopy and analytical chromatography. One hour lecture, six hours lab (single session).

CAS CH 351: Physical Chemistry I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112; and CASPY212 and CASMA124.
Quantum Theory, atomic and molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, solid state chemistry. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.

CAS CH 352: Physical Chemistry II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112; AND CASPY212 AND CASMA124.
Thermodynamics, equilibrium, chemical kinetics. Applications include electrochemistry, phase transitions, catalysis, aqueous solutions, and polymers. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.

CAS CH 354: Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CASCH102/201, CASCH110, CASCH112 or CASCH351.
Experiments in thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and spectroscopy. Applications and principles of electronics and instrumental design and applications of computers. Statistics and error analysis of laboratory data. Six hours lab plus prelab lecture.

CAS CH 391: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry III
Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.
See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.

CAS CH 392: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry III
Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.
See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.

CAS CH 401: Honors Research in Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: 3.0 overall GPA, 3.2 GPA in required major courses, and approval of Honors application by Chemistry Department Undergraduate Programs Committee.
Minimum 16 hours per week of experimental or theoretical research, within a chemistry department research group or in another approved research group (outside the department) that is undertaking research in the chemical sciences. An Honors thesis is submitted at the end of the spring semester and defended before a committee of three faculty members. A grade of B or higher is required in both CAS CH 401 and CAS CH 402 in order to graduate with Honors in the Major in Chemistry. An oral presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the spring semester is also required.

CAS CH 402: Honors Research in Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: 3.0 overall GPA, 3.2 GPA in required major courses, and approval of Honors application by Chemistry Department Undergraduate Programs Committee.
Minimum 16 hours per week of experimental or theoretical research, within a chemistry department research group or in another approved research group (outside the department) that is undertaking research in the chemical sciences. An Honors thesis is submitted at the end of the spring semester and defended before a committee of three faculty members. A grade of B or higher is required in both CAS CH 401 and CAS CH 402 in order to graduate with Honors in the Major in Chemistry. An oral presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the spring semester is also required.

CAS CH 421: Biochemistry I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214.
Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; lipids and membrane structure; bioenergetics; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.

CAS CH 422: Biochemistry II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 421; or equivalent.
Polysaccharides, energy storage and recognition; intermediary metabolism; lipid and isoprene metabolism; nitrogen metabolism; nucleotide metabolism, macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity in the mechanisms of RNA, DNA, and protein synthesis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.

CAS CH 491: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry IV
Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.
See CAS CH 191, 192 for description.

CAS CH 492: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry IV
Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing and consent of instructor.
See CAS CH 191, 192 for description. Presentation at departmental “Undergraduate Research Symposium” at the end of the semester is required for CH 492.

CAS CH 525: Physical Biochemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: (CASCH421 OR CASBI421); (CASMA121 OR CASMA123); (CASPY106 OR CASPY212).
Cannot be taken as advanced course for chemistry majors or in addition to CAS CH351/352. Introduction to physical chemical principles with topics in biochemistry, solution and solid phase chemistry of biomolecules as studied by equilibrium, hydrodynamics, and spectroscopic/quantum mechanical methods.

CAS CH 527: Biochemistry Laboratory I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214.
First semester emphasizes the purification and characterization of proteins and DNA. Second semester emphasizes protein, carbohydrate, and lipid chemistry. Development and use of modern instrumentation and techniques. Same as CAS BI 527 and the laboratory portion of CAS CH/BI 421. Four hours lab, one hour discussion.

CAS CH 528: Biochemistry Laboratory II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 282.
For students enrolled concurrently in GMS BI 555, 556. First semester emphasizes the purification and characterization of proteins and DNA. Second semester emphasizes protein, carbohydrate, and lipid chemistry. Development and use of modern instrumentation and techniques. Same as CAS BI 528 and the laboratory portion of CAS CH/BI 422. Four hours lab, one hour discussion.

541: Natural Products Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214.
Chemical and biosynthetic pathways leading to important natural products derived from fatty acids, terpenes, amino acids, poluketides, shikimic acid, and other biosynthetic intermediates. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.

Graduate Courses

A wide variety of graduate courses are offered, including basic courses and advanced courses (which are italicized below):

CH 651, 652, 654, 655; CH 653, 656, 751, and 752

GRS CH 621: Biochemistry I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204 and CAS CH 212; or equivalent.
Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; lipids and membrane structure; bioenergetics; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory, one hour discussion. Same as GRS BI 621. Lecture and laboratory meet with CAS BI/CH 421.

GRS CH 622: Biochemistry II
Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 621; or equivalent.

Polysaccharides, energy storage and recognition; intermediary metabolism; lipid and isoprene metabolism; nitrogen metabolism; nucleotide metabolism; macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity in the mechanisms of RNA, DNA, and proteins synthesis. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory, one hour discussion. Same as GRS BI 622. Lecture and laboratory meet with CAS BI/CH 422

GRS CH 625: Enzymology: Mechanisms of Enzymatic Reactions
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 421; or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Covers enzyme structure-function relationships. A tool-box of methods is presented, including kinetics (steady state and pre-steady state methods), isotope effects, stereo-chemical methods, site-directed mutagenesis, methods to replace natural with unnatural amino acids, mechanism based inhibitors.

GRS CH 626: Epigenetics
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 421; or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Surveys protein post-translational modifications and DNA/RNA processing, including mechanistic enzymology of protein and DNA modifications, signal transduction induced by the modifications, and related practical applications.

GRS CH 627: RNA Structure and Function
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 421; or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Chemical and structural biology of natural RNA molecules, including ribosomal RNA, catalytic RNA (ribozymes), siRNA (small interfering RNA), and other small transcribed RNA molecules. Some attention to biological function, but main focus is not RNA cell and molecular biology.

GRS CH 629: DNA Nanotechnology
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 412; or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Structural biology of DNA. Synthetic DNA objects, DNA templated synthesis, DNAzymes. While biological function is mentioned, the main focus is DNA in nanotechnology, not the involvement of DNA in cell and molecular biology.

GRS CH 631: Advanced Coordination Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 232; or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

The interdependence of chemical bonding, spectroscopic characteristics, and reactivity properties of coordination compounds and complexes are described and formalized using the fundamental concept of symmetry, as applied to inorganic coordination complexes.

GRS CH 632: Advanced Coordination Chemistry II: Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 232 and CAS CH 214; or consent of instructor.

The mechanistic study of ligand substitution and electron transfer processes in coordination compounds are discussed in the context of basic molecular orbital theory. The connections between small molecule inorganic and biological macromolecular metal-catalyzed processes are presented.

GRS CH 633: Physical Methods for Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 232 and CAS CH 352 or GRS CH 631; or equivalents, or consent of instructor.

A discussion of the physical techniques for the study of structural, magnetic, and redox-active properties of transitional metal complexes. Techniques discussed include x-ray crystallography; x-ray absorption; vibrational, NMR, EPR, and Mossbauer spectroscopies; and electrochemistry.

GRS CH 635: Synthetic Methodology in Inorganic Chemistry
Graduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 232; or equivalent.

The descriptive chemistries of the metallic elements are surveyed to develop a broad knowledge of these elements and how to prepare their compounds and understand the resultant reactivities. Case studies are taken from older and recent literature sources.

GRS CH 641: Physical Organic Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 352 or GRS CH 651; CAS CH 352 or equivalent or GRS CH 651 or consent of instructor.

Graduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 352; or consent of instructor.
Physical fundamentals of organic chemistry. Thermodynamics, kinetics, molecular orbital theory, and theory of concerted reactions. Isotope effects, aromaticity, linear free energy relationships, acidity functions, photo- and free-radical chemistry.

GRS CH 642: Organic Reaction Mechanisms
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 212 and CAS CH 301; or consent of instructor.

Graduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 212; or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of organic reaction mechanisms. Techniques used to study reaction mechanisms. Reactive intermediates: carbonium ions, radicals, carbenes, and nitrenes. Acid/base catalysis, reactions for the carbonyl group, cycloaddition, nucleophilic displacement reactions, and redox chemistry.

GRS CH 643: Synthetic Methods of Organic Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 641 and GRS CH 642.

Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 641 and GRS CH 642.
Organic synthesis strategies for total synthesis. Various approaches for organic molecules whose synthesis constitutes major contributions to organic chemistry.

GRS CH 644: Medicinal Chemistry
Graduate Prerequisites: strong background in organic chemistry.

Synthetic organic chemistry and pharmacology as applied to development, testing, and production of medically useful agents. Lectures and discussions by research chemists affiliated with leading pharmaceutical companies. A research paper is required.

GRS CH 645: Transition Metal Chemistry
Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and CAS CH 203/204 (or CH 203/214 or CH 211/212) and CH 232; recommended corequisite: CH 301.

Introduction to the concepts of transition metal-mediated reactions and mechanisms, including electronic structure and properties, reaction mechanisms, kinetics, organometallic compounds, catalytic reactions, and aspects of asymmetric catalysis.

GRS CH 651: Molecular Quantum Mechanics I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 351 and CAS CH 352; or equivalent.

Postulates of quantum mechanics with emphasis on chemical applications; application to model systems: particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, hydrogen atom; tunneling; angular momentum theory, spin; ladder operators, computational methods.

GRS CH 652: Molecular Quantum Mechanics II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 651; or equivalent.

Graduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 351 and CAS CH 352; Suggested coreq: GRS CH 654.
The chemical bond; Huckel, molecular orbital, and valence bond theories; ab initio methods, density functional theory; Born-Oppenheimer approximation/breakdown; time-dependent processes; Fermi’s golden rule; non-adiabaticity; time-dependent perturbation theory; computational methods.

GRS CH 654: Methods of Chemical Physics
Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
Vector calculus with applications. Fourier series and Fourier integral with applications and function of a complex variable with applications. Also Green’s function methods, theory of linear vector spaces, and solutions of eigenfunction problems.

GRS CH 655: Statistical Mechanics I
Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 352; or equivalent

Introduction to statistical mechanical fundamentals; ensemble theory, Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, Gibbs-Boltzmann statistics; computational methods, Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, many-body quantum mechanical simulations, normal mode analysis; ergodic hypothesis, modern theories of liquids and biomolecules, thermodynamic perturbation theory, integral equations, Debye-Huckel theory.

GRS CH 658: Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
Chemical kinetics and reaction dynamics. Rate theory. Theoretical models of reaction dynamics: transition state theory, collision theory, statistical methods. Transport theory. Modern experimental approaches. Photochemical and photophysical dynamics, energy transfer, condensed phase and atmospheric reaction processes.

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 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 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 731: Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 631.

Selected topics of current research interest in inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry.

GRS CH 741: Organic Spectroscopy and Structure Determination
Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 641 and GRS CH 651; or equivalent.

Spectroscopic methods in organic structure determination, with main emphasis on nuclear magnetic resonance.

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: Curr Top Org C
Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 621; and at least two semesters of undergraduate organic chemistry.

This course description is currently under construction.

GRS CH 751: Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry
Graduate Prerequisites: GRS CH 652.

Current topics of research in physical chemistry. The course content varies with instructor.

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.