COURSES OF STUDY
Courses in Chemistry
CH 101 Introductory Chemistry (1)
An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry and the
importance of chemistry in modern life. Three lectures and one three-
hour laboratory per week. Summer.
CH 110 Chemistry Skills (½)
An introduction to the fundamental skills in chemistry including
terminology, stoichiometry, balancing chemical equations, classifying
reactions, and gas laws. This course is designed for students who
need to improve their background in chemistry before taking General
Chemistry. One lecture per week. Fall, Spring.
CH 120 General Chemistry (1)
A study of atomic theory, chemical bonding, periodic trends, molecular
shapes, thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. Three lectures and
one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CH 110 or passing
score on chemistry placement exam. Fall, Spring
CH 149 Chemical Principles (1)
A course covering advanced topics in atomic theory, equilibria,
thermodynamics, and kinetics, as well as an introduction to organic
and biochemistry. Three lectures and one three‑hour laboratory per
week. Prerequisite: AP score of 4 or placement. Fall.
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I (1)
An introduction to structure and modern theory of organic compounds.
Laboratory work includes preparation, purification, and structure
determination of these compounds. Three lectures and one three-hour
laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CH 120 or 149. Fall.
CH 212 Organic Chemistry II (1)
A continuation of CH 211 with emphasis on aromatic organic
compounds, spectroscopy, and carbonyl chemistry. Three lectures and
one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CH 211. Spring.
CH 220 Equilibrium and Analysis (1)
An examination of properties of mixtures, oxidation-reduction,
electrochemistry, and advanced equilibria. In addition, the theory and
practice of volumetric, gravimetric, and spectroscopic chemical analyses
will be studied. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: CH 120 or 149. Spring.
CH 293, 393, 493 Independent Study in Chemistry (½ or 1)
Directed study for advanced students in the major. Specific guidelines
concerning independent study projects appear in the Individualized
Study section of this catalog.