CHM 111: GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (F)
General Chemistry I provides a firm basis for understanding the fundamentals of chemistry. This course covers atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and the periodic table. The descriptive chemistry is principally concerned with the reactions of nonmetals and of ions in solution. The class consists of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.
CHM 112: GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (S)
General Chemistry II builds on the concepts of General Chemistry I and focuses on gasses, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and electrochemistry. The laboratory experiments reinforce the concepts covered in lecture. A C- or better in CHM 111 is a prerequisite for this course. The class consists of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.
CHM 150: CONSUMER CHEMISTRY (F, S)
3 credits/ Core: Frameworks of Scientific Understanding
Consumer Chemistry is a non-mathematical examination of the development of fact and theory in chemistry and the utilization of chemistry by society. Topics may include energy, pharmaceuticals, environmental effects, food additives, or synthetic materials. No prior knowledge of chemistry required. The course consists of three hours of lecture/laboratory sessions.
CHM 152: CRIMINALISTICS FOR NON-PHYSICAL-SCIENCE MAJORS (F, S)
This course is for non-science majors who are interested in learning more about how evidence from a crime scene is collected, analyzed, and evaluated. Of necessity, the course will be numerical in nature, but not math-intensive. As a multidisciplinary area of study, the course will use concepts from chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, toxicology, statistics, and other fields and will employ hands-on learning activities and laboratories, group work, and the traditional lecture format to convey the course material. Four hours lecture/laboratory sessions.
CHM 161: CHEMISTRY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES (F)
Chemistry for the Life Sciences is a course for students typically majoring in nursing or nutrition. The course gives a general knowledge of chemistry (mostly inorganic) with an emphasis on health-related topics and problem-solving strategies. Descriptive and quantitative principles are discussed. The only prerequisite is high school algebra. This course consists of three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.