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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Designed for non-science majors, this course will examine contemporary science issues and use this context to provide an understanding of the basic chemical processes that govern our lives. Students will learn how scientists study chemical processes, decipher them, and develop them to meet our needs. The importance of the relationship between science and technology and the public's understanding of these issues will also be explored. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (001819)
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
A survey of the principles of chemistry, primarily for students in agriculture, industry and technology, and pre-nursing. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001826)
Corequisites: CHEM 107.
Designed to supplement CHEM 107 with additional applications of general chemistry for applied sciences. Provides the student with the opportunity for additional assistance in developing problem-solving abilities. 2 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading. (001827)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
A survey of organic chemistry primarily for agriculture, industry and technology, and pre-nursing students. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001828)
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
Principles of chemistry for students in science, medical, and related professions. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, periodic table, gases, solids, liquids, solutions, and equilibrium. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001816)
Corequisites: CHEM 111.
Designed to supplement CHEM 111 with additional applications of general chemistry. Provides the student with the opportunity for additional assistance in developing problem-solving abilities. 2 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading. (001830)
Prerequisites: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better.
A continuation of CHEM 111. Chemical energetics, rates of reaction, acids and bases, solubility, oxidation-reduction, and nuclear chemistry. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001817)
Corequisites: CHEM 112.
Designed to supplement CHEM 112 with additional applications of general chemistry. Provides the student with the opportunity for additional assistance in developing problem-solving abilities. 2 hours activity. Credit/no credit grading. (001832)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
Instruction and practice in scientific glass-blowing. 3 hours laboratory. Credit/no credit grading. (001839)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001844)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (001846)
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.
An introduction to the theory and mechanism of organic reactions. To be followed by CHEM 370, which completes the two-semester sequence for science majors. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001840)
Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a grade of C- or higher.
Precision and accuracy in measurements, interpretation of data by statistical analysis, and development of good quantitative techniques. Analysis by gravimetry, titrimetry, potentiometry, chromatography, and spectrometry. 2 hours discussion, 6 hours laboratory. (001847)
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, MATH 220; PHYS 202A & PHYS 202B or PHYS 204A, PHYS 204B, & PHYS 204C.
Thermodynamics of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; electrochemistry, kinetics, chemical equilibria, introduction to quantum mechanics, and chemical statistics. 3 hours discussion. (001882)
Prerequisites: CHEM 331.
A continuation of CHEM 331. 3 hours discussion. (001883)
Prerequisites: CHEM 108 or CHEM 270.
A brief introduction to the principles of toxicology and presentation of facts about current issues related to toxic substances. 1 hour discussion. (001879)
Prerequisites: CHEM 108.
A survey of biochemistry, principally for agriculture, child development, and nursing students. Normally not open to chemistry or biological sciences majors. 3 hours discussion. (001849)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 350.
Fundamental laboratory studies and examination of the major classes of biological compounds. Principally for agriculture, child development, and nursing students. Normally not open to chemistry or biological sciences majors. 3 hours laboratory. (001850)
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, MATH 220; PHYS 202A & PHYS 202B or PHYS 204A, PHYS 204B, & PHYS 204C.
Emphasis on description and theory of inorganic substances: atomic structure; ionic and covalent bonding; acid-base concepts of inorganic substances; structure, bonding, thermodynamics, and reaction mechanisms of transition metal complexes; and bioinorganic chemistry. 3 hours lecture. (001887)
Prerequisites: CHEM 361.
A continuation of CHEM 361. 2 hours lecture. (001888)
Prerequisites: CHEM 270 with a grade of C- or higher.
Lecture continuation of the theory and mechanisms of organic reaction. 3 hours discussion. (001852)
Prerequisites: CHEM 370 may be taken as a prerequisite or concurrently with CHEM 370L.
Laboratory continuation of the theory and mechanisms of organic reactions. Completes the two-semester sequence for science majors. 3 hours laboratory. (001856)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 370.
Laboratory continuation of the theory and mechanisms of organic reactions. Completes the two-semester sequence for chemistry majors. 6 hours laboratory. (001853)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 270, CHEM 331 (may be taken concurrently), CHEM 361 (may be taken concurrently).
Integrated application of concepts and techniques in analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry with supervised studies in individual literature searches, including the use of Chemical Abstracts, Patent Indexes, and other reference compilations. 2 hours activity, 6 hours laboratory. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (001885)
Prerequisites: CHEM 331, CHEM 361, CHEM 381; concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 331.
A continuation of CHEM 381. 6 hours laboratory. (001886)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001865)
Prerequisites: CHEM 111, faculty permission.
This course is a supervised study in science outreach to K-14 schools and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001866)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (001872)
Prerequisites: CHEM 112, faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001873)
Presentation and discussion of topics from chemical literature. 2 hours activity. (001869)
Prerequisites: CHEM 112, CHEM 270. CHEM 320 is recommended.
This is a special course for science majors and minors who plan on pursuing a career in chemistry education at the secondary school level. Topics include laboratory and stockroom management, planning and running high school-level chemistry laboratory experiments, and mastery of chemistry content related to the high school curriculum. Students also have the opportunity to function as teaching assistants in lower-division chemistry laboratories. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (020153)
Prerequisites: CHEM 332, CHEM 382.
Corequisites: CHEM 483.
Theory and procedures used in separations and instrumental analysis. 2 hours discussion. (001892)
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.
A general study of the chemistry of the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere; special focus on the sources and fates of inorganic environmental pollutants. 3 hours discussion. (001881)
Prerequisites: CHEM 108 or CHEM 270.
A brief introduction to the principles of toxicology and presentation of facts about current issues related to toxic substances, with special expanded emphasis on environmental aspects of topics presented in CHEM 345. 2 hours discussion. (001880)
Prerequisites: CHEM 370 with a grade of C- or higher.
A general study of the chemistry of biomolecules. Conformation and function of enzymes and other proteins; metabolism, energy generation, and storage; brief discussion of chemistry of DNA replication, transcription and translation, and of important physiological processes. 3 hours discussion. (001900)
Prerequisites: CHEM 451.
Advanced topics in biochemistry. Biosynthesis of lipids, steroids, amino acids, and nucleotides. Comprehensive study of the chemical role of DNA and RNA in replication, transcription, protein synthesis, and viral activity. 3 hours discussion. (001901)
Prerequisite: CHEM 451 (may be taken concurrently). Recommended: CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M.
Separation, identification, and/or analysis of biological materials by modern procedures, such as spectrophotometry, chromatography (gas, TLC, column, ion exchange), electrophoresis, enzymology, fluorimetry, and high-speed centrifugation. Fulfills laboratory requirement for certain biological science majors. Does not fulfill requirement for biochemistry major. 3 hours laboratory. (021067)
Prerequisite: CHEM 320, CHEM 370M, CHEM 451.
Separation, identification, and/or analysis of biological materials by modern procedures, such as spectrophotometry, chromatography (gas, TLC, column, ion exchange), electrophoresis, enzymology, fluorimetry, and high-speed centrifugation. This course fulfills laboratory requirements for biochemistry majors. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (021068)
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, CHEM 451; CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M; or faculty permission.
Separation, identification, and/or analysis of biological materials by modern procedures, such as spectrophotometry, chromatography (gas, paper, TLC, column, ion exchange), electrophoresis, enzymology, fluorimetry, and high-speed centrifugation. 6 hours laboratory. (001902)
Prerequisites: CHEM 370; CHEM 370L or CHEM 370M.
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Modern synthetic reactions and processes, with emphasis on rearrangement reactions, stereospecific methods, and synthetic design. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (001895)
Prerequisites: CHEM 332, CHEM 370.
Resonance and orbital theory; mechanisms, kinetics, and thermodynamics of organic reactions. 3 hours discussion. (001893)
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 370.
Solving problems in organic chemistry using NMR, IR, UV, and mass spectral analysis. 1 hour seminar. (001905)
Prerequisites: CHEM 381, CHEM 382.
Corequisites: CHEM 420.
A continuation of CHEM 382 with a special emphasis on special projects and instrumentation. 6 hours laboratory. (001889)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001923)
Prerequisites: CHEM 332.
This course is an independent study offered for 1.0-2.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Original laboratory or library investigation under individual faculty supervision. 6 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (001875)
Prerequisites: Open by invitation to chemistry majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; faculty permission.
A research project within chemistry or an interdisciplinary project which involves chemistry. Students will be involved with design, library, laboratory, and data analysis aspects of a research problem. 9 hours supervision. (001921)
Prerequisites: CHEM 491.
Not open to students who have completed CHEM 499H; faculty permission. A continuation of CHEM 491. 9 hours supervision. (001922)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (001925)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001926)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 320, CHEM 331, CHEM 332, CHEM 370M, MATH 220, PHYS 204A, PHYS 204B, PHYS 204C; faculty permission.
Open by invitation to chemistry majors who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Not open to students who have credit for CHEM 491 or CHEM 492. This is an "Honors in the Major" course. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. ABC/no credit grading. (001927)
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