Chemistry Undergraduate Courses

It is possible to register separately for the lecture component (3 cr) and the laboratory (1 cr) of several 4-credit courses that have both components. These courses include MET CH 101, CH 102, CH 203, and CH 204. However, separate registration is not permitted if the student is taking the lecture and laboratory components simultaneously.

Click on any course title below to read its description. Courses offered in the upcoming semester include a schedule, and are indicated by a label to the right of the title.

For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Stoichiometry, states of matter, acids and bases, equilibrium, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab per week, and one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A3 LEC Abrams SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A3 Abrams ARR M 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
D5 DIS Bassina PSY 212 R 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LX LAB Golger SCI 268A W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Keyes COM 101 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
B2 DIS Golger SCI 115 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
L3 LAB Golger SCI 268D F 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
L5 LAB Golger SCI 268B W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Covers thermodynamics, atomic structure and bonding, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab, and one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 4 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Keyes LSE B01 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
B2 DIS Golger SCI 115 R 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
D1 PLB Golger ARR
L3 LAB Golger SCI 268C W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A3 LEC Tullius SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
A3 Tullius ROOM M 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
F4 DIS Bassina SCI 294 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
H1 PLB Golger ARR
LJ LAB Golger SCI 268D W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Lecture component of MET CH 101. See CH 101 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion per week.   [ 3 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A3 LEC Chen SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
A3 Chen ARR M 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
D5 DIS Bassina PSY 212 R 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Keyes COM 101 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
B2 DIS Keyes SCI 115 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm

Lecture component of MET CH 102. See CH 102 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.   [ 3 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Keyes LSE B01 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
B2 DIS Golger SCI 115 R 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A3 LEC Dill SCI 109 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
A3 Dill ROOM M 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
F4 DIS Bassina SCI 294 R 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm

For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 101. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 1 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
LX LAB Golger SCI 268A W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
L5 LAB Golger SCI 268B W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Laboratory component of MET CH 102. For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 102. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.   [ 1 cr. ]

Fall 2016
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
L3 LAB Golger SCI 268C W 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spring 2017
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
LJ LAB Golger SCI 268D W 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Lamanna KCB 101 MWF 10:00 am – 11:00 am
B7 DIS Lamanna PSY B33 R 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
L6 LAB Lamanna SCI 153 F 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
P1 PLB Lamanna SCI 109 M 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Lamanna SCI 113 MWF 10:10 am – 11:00 am
B1 DIS Lamanna PRB 148 T 11:15 am – 12:05 pm
B5 DIS Lamanna SOC B57 R 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
C3 LAB Rubio SCI 160 F 11:15 am – 2:00 pm
D1 PLB Rubio SCI 109 M 3:35 pm – 4:25 pm

Prereq: MET CH 171 or CH 101, 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.  [ 3 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Lamanna SCI 113 MWF 10:10 am – 11:00 am
B1 DIS Lamanna PRB 148 T 11:15 am – 12:05 pm
B5 DIS Lamanna SOC B57 R 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm

Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest. Structure and function of -molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Rubio CAS 326 MWF 10:10 am – 11:00 am
B1 DIS Rubio CAS 322 T 3:35 pm – 4:25 pm
C3 LAB Rubio SCI 160 F 11:15 am – 2:00 pm
C9 LAB Rubio SCI 160 F 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
D1 PLB Rubio SCI 109 M 3:35 pm – 4:25 pm

Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C2 DIS Rubio SCI 115 T 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
C9 DIS Rubio PSY B51 R 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CA LEC Rubio STO B50 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
F2 LAB Rubio SCI ARR M 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
F6 LAB Loy SCI 348 W 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
P2 PLB Loy SCI 109 W 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C2 DIS Beeler CAS 223 T 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
CA LEC Beeler STO B50 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
D1 PLB Loy SCI 109 W 4:40 pm – 5:30 pm
E4 LAB Loy SCI 348 W 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Lecture component of MET CH 203, 204. Structure and reactivity of organic compounds, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, and stereochemistry. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly.   [ 3 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C2 DIS Rubio SCI 115 T 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
C9 DIS Rubio PSY B51 R 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CA LEC Rubio STO B50 TR 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Lecture component of MET CH 203, 204. Structure and reactivity of organic compounds, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, and stereochemistry. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly.   [ 3 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C2 DIS Beeler CAS 223 T 6:30 pm – 7:20 pm
CA LEC Beeler STO B50 TR 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Laboratory component of MET CH 203, 204. An introduction to laboratory techniques, including experiments in distillation, extraction, chromatography, purification, derivitization, and synthesis. Laboratory course. One hour prelab lecture and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
F6 LAB Loy SCI 109 W 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
F6 Loy SCI 109 W 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Laboratory component of MET CH 203, 204. An introduction to laboratory techniques, including experiments in distillation, extraction, chromatography, purification, derivitization, and synthesis. Laboratory course. One hour prelab lecture and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
E4 LAB Loy SCI 348 W 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Primarily for students in allied health professions. Structure and function of biological macromolecules: polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids; lipids; enzymes and metabolism; bioenergetics, control mechanisms; hormones; body fluids; nutrition; and biochemical pathology. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Allen SCI 109 TR 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A1 DIS Allen SOC B59 R 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Quantum Theory, atomic and molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, solid state chemistry. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.  [ 4 cr. ]

Introduction to thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics. Applications include electrochemistry, phase transitions, catalysts, aqueous solutions and polymers. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.  [ 4 cr. ]

Prereq: CAS CH 204, CH 212, CH 214, or CH 282. 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. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Meets with CAS CH 421.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Tolan PHO 206 MWF 9:00 am – 10:00 am
A1 Tolan PHO 206 M 8:00 am – 9:00 am
A2 LEC Perlstein CAS 224 TR 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A2 Perlstein CAS ARR M 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
B2 LAB Tolan SCI 162 W 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
B3 LAB Tolan SCI 162 W 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
B4 LAB Tolan SCI 162 R 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
B5 LAB Tolan SCI 162 R 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
B7 LAB Tolan SCI 162 F 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
B8 LAB Tolan SCI 162 F 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
C1 DIS Tolan SCI 117 M 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
C2 DIS Tolan COM 101 M 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
C3 DIS Tolan CAS 216 R 10:00 am – 11:00 am
C4 DIS Tolan PSY B33 R 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Prereq:(METCH421) 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.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 LEC Kornberg SCI 113 MWF 9:05 am – 9:55 am
A1 LAB Kornberg SCI 162 W 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A1 DIS Kornberg CGS 111B F 10:10 am – 11:00 am