CHM100 TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (3-4). A study of the areas of chemistry that are most relevant to today’s students. (Intended for general education.) May be repeated if the content varies. Four-hour courses include a lab. Offered at branch campuses.
CHM107 CHEMISTRY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (4). Chemical principles are explained with applications to environmental concerns. (Intended for general education.) Laboratory. Each Spring.
CHM211PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I (4). An introductory course for those with high school chemistry. Atomic structure and bonding, balancing equations, mole relationship, and basic concepts of physical and descriptive chemistry. Laboratories teach basic chemical techniques, data analysis, laboratory safety, and preparation of laboratory reports. Each Fall.
CHM212 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (4). A continuation of CHM 211. Particular emphasis on equilibrium and properties of aqueous solutions. Prerequisite: CHM211. Each Spring.
CHM295 RESEARCH PARTICIPATION (1-6). Directed projects designed with the aid of the chemistry faculty. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Offered as needed (Course by appointment).
CHM301 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (4). The properties of carbon compounds as related to the structure and bonding of the molecules. Laboratory includes the synthesis and indentification of organic compounds of various classes. Prerequisite: CHM212. Each Fall.
CHM302 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (4). A continuation of CHM301. Prerequisite: CHM301. Each Spring.
CHM304 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (4). Gravimetric, volumetric, and some instrumental analysis as practiced in industry, agriculture, and the life sciences. Laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM212. Alternate years. Fall 2010, 2012.
CHM305 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (4). A continuation of CHM304. Emphasis on instrumental and chromatographic techniques of analysis. Laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM212. Alternate years. Spring 2011, 2013.
CHM395 RESEARCH PARTICIPATION (1-6). Directed projects designed with the aid of the chemistry faculty. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Offered as needed (Course by appointment).
CHM401 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (4). Thermodynamics applied to chemical and biochemical systems. Laboratory. Prerequisites: MTH171, PHY201, and CHM212. Alternate years. Fall 2011, 2013.
CHM402 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (3). A continuation of CHM401. Emphasis on quantum mechanics, bonding theory, and reactions rates. Prerequisites: CHM401, MTH172, and PHY202. Alternate years. Spring 2012, 2014.
BIO408 BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY (4). See Biology, BIO408.
CHM410 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (4). The study of coordination chemistry, including structures of transition metal complexes, group theory, ligand field theory, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and analytical applications. Prerequisite: CHM212. Each Spring.
CHM495 RESEARCH PARTICIPATION (1-2). Limited to seniors. Students must complete two consecutive semesters. May be repeated for a total of six hours. Prerequisite: 24 hours of chemistry toward the major and permission of instructor. Each Fall/Each Spring.
No major or minor is offered in Physics.
GEO111 GEOLOGY I (4). A description of physical geology through lectures, laboratory investigation, and field observation. Topics include: minerals, volcanism, sedimentation, metamorphosis, plate tectonics, earthquakes, weathering, rivers, groundwater, glaciers, shorelines, environmental, and extraterrestrial geology. Offered irregularly.
PHY101 BASICS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (4). Students investigate properties of matter, motion and force, temperature and heat, electricity and magnetism, and light and optics using guided inquiry. The course work stresses cooperative learning and is designed to model inquiry teaching for Early Childhood and Middle School education majors. Alternate years. Fall.
PHY102 BASICS OF EARTH SCIENCE (4). Students investigate the basic concepts and principles of geology, meteorology, and astronomy using guided-inquiry. The work stresses cooperative learning and is designed to model teaching for Early Childhood and Middle School education majors. Alternate years. Spring.
PHY110 SOLAR ASTRONOMY (4). A conceptual description of the solar system based on lecture and laboratory experience. Intended for education majors and liberal arts students. Topics include: a brief history of astronomy, tools and measurements in astronomy, planets, satellites, comets, asteroids, meteorites, and the sun. Alternate years. Fall.
PHY115 ENERGY (4). Students investigate the basic concepts and principles of energy technology using guided-inquiry. The physics of energy transactions and production are considered. The class focuses on the history, development, and current application of energy technologies from a global perspective. Course work stresses cooperative learning and is designed to model teaching for Early Childhood and Middle School education majors. Alternate years. Spring.
PHY116 METEOROLOGY (4). A conceptual description and study of the atmosphere through lecture and laboratory observation and activities. Topics include: causes of climate, climate changes, temperature, pressure, humidity, condensation, cloud formation, winds, and severe weather. Current perspectives on topics such as global warming are studied. Alternate years. Spring.
PHY120 STELLAR ASTRONOMY (4). A conceptual description of the stellar systems and universe through lectures and laboratory observations and activities. This course is suitable for education majors and liberal arts students. Topics include: stars and star formation, stellar systems, evolution of stars, galaxies, cosmology, and life in the universe. Alternate years. Fall.
PHY201 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I (4). An algebra-based course in which students learn to mathematically describe mechanics, waves, and fluids through lectures, laboratory investigations and problem assignments. Topics include: motion, forces, energy momentum, traveling waves, oscillations, sound waves, and fluid mechanics. Prerequisite: MTH150. Each Fall.
PHY202 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS II (4). A continuation of PHY201. Topics include: thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and basic modern physics. Prerequisite: PHY201. Each Spring.
PHY310 FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN PHYSICS (4). A calculus-based course in which students study the elements of modern physics through lecture, demonstrations, laboratory investigations, and problem assignments. Topics include: relativity, kinetic theory of matter, quantum effects, wave mechanics, atomic structure, and elementary particles. Prerequisites: PHY202 and MTH172. Offered as needed.