Mount St. Joseph University

Behavioral & Natural Sciences: Chemistry Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2018-2019

CHE 104 General, Organic and Biochemistry (3) N/CN
Prerequisite(s): High school chemistry or equivalent; Math placement 3 or higher or Grade of "C" or better in MTH 098 or MTH 097
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 104A,CHE 104R
An overview of general, organic, and biochemistry. Emphasis will be on structure, bonding, and reactions of inorganic and organic compounds important in living systems.

CHE 104A General & Organic Chemistry LAB (1) N/CN
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 104,CHE 104A
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in CHE 104.

CHE 104R Gen & Organic Chem (Recitation) (0) N/CN
General & Organic Chem (Recitation)

CHE 105 Chem for Everyday Living (4) N/CN
Prerequisite(s): Math placement 3 or higher
The basic principles of chemistry will be introduced in the context of things that affect everyday living. The course is intended for non-science majors. Lecture, lab.

CHE 111 General Chemistry I (3) N/CN
Corequisite(s): MTH 099 or MTH Placement 4 or Higher
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 111A, CHE 111R
Fundamental principles of chemistry including dimensional analysis, atomic theory, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, thermodynamics, electronic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, and molecular geometry. For majors in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and several pre-health majors.

CHE 111A General Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 111, CHE 111R
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in Chemistry 111.

CHE 111R General Chem I (Recitation) (0) N/CN
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 111, CHE 111A
General Chemistry I (Recitation)

CHE 112 General Chemistry II (3) N/CN
Prerequisite(s): CHE 111A and a grade of "C" or better in CHE 111, a grade of "C" or better in MTH 099
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 112A, CHE 112R
A continuation of CHE 111. Topics include gases, intermolecular forces, solution properties, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and electrochemistry. For majors in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and several pre-health majors.

CHE 112A General Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N/CN
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 112, CHE 112R
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in CHE 112.

CHE 112R General Chemistry II-Recitation (0)
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 112, CHE 112A
General Chemistry II - Recitation

CHE 175 Scientific Literacy and Popular Media (4) N
New Course
This course is designed for non-science or science majors and asks students to explore the relationship between popular media news stories and the actual research upon which they are based. Emphasis will be placed on basic scientific literacy the scientific method data analysis, and critical interpretation of the way information is collected and presented to the public by the media.

CHE 200 Chemistry Sophomore Seminar (1)
Prerequisite(s): CHE 112
An introduction to scientific communication skills. Students will learn to search the scientific literature, properly cite references, write and present scientific information. The course includes chemistry seminars and a discussion of scientific ethics.

CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 112 with a Grade of "C" or Better
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 211A
Principles of organic chemistry; theories of bonding and mechanisms; typical carbon compounds, their preparation, properties and reactions.

CHE 211A Organic Chem I (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 211
Laboratory practice in the classical and instrumental techniques of organic chemistry; techniques for the safe preparation, purification and analysis of typical organic compounds.

CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 211A and a grade of "C" or better in CHE 211
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 212A
Laboratory practice in the classical and instrumental techniques of organic chemistry; application of techniques for the preparation, purification and characterization of organic compounds.

CHE 212A Organic Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 212
Laboratory practice in the classical and instrumental techniques of organic chemistry; application of techniques for the preparation, purification and characterization of organic compounds.

CHE 212H HON:Organic Chemistry II (0) N
Course description as stated in CHE 212 (Honors Course)

CHE 300 Chemistry Junior Seminar (1)
New Course
Prepares students to begin their independent research projects. Course will help student focus their research questions, and conceptualize their research problems on many levels from layman to specialist.

CHE 314 Intermediate Analytical Chem (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 112 or equivalent
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 314A
Theory and calculations involved in data treatment, equilibrium, volumetric analysis, and electroanalytical techniques. Introduction to instrumental analysis.

CHE 314A Intermediate Analy Chem (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 314
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in CHE 314

CHE 314H HON:Intermed Analytical Chem (0) N
Course description as stated in CHE 314 (Honors Course)

CHE 315 Instrumental Analysis (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 112/112A
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 315A
Theories on which modern instrumental techniques are based, including chromatography and separations; optical, atomic and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and radiochemical methods.

CHE 315A Instru Analysis (LAB) (1) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 112/112A
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 315
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in CHE 315.

CHE 317 Modern Methods of Structure Determination (4) N
New Course
Prerequisite(s): CHE 104 or CHE 111
Theory and practice of modern spectroscopic methods used to determine the structure of molecules.

CHE 325 Biochemistry I (3) N
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or Better in CHE 212
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 325A
A study of the physical and chemical aspects of biological activity. Topics include: the structure and chemistry of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, enzyme cofactors, carbohydrates, DNA, and lipids; biological acid-base equilibria; enzyme kinetics; bioenergetics and carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism; oxidative phosphorylation; membranes and biosignalling.

CHE 325A Biochemistry I (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 325
Experiments will be performed which illustrate some common techniques used in biochemistry such as UV-VIS, buffers, determination of protein concentrations, SDS-PAGE, chromatographic separations, and enzyme kinetics. The course focuses on the chemical theories and principles underlying the experiments, proper laboratory techniques, obtaining accurate results, and oral/written communication skills related to biochemistry research.

CHE 325H HON:Biochemistry I (0) N
Course description as stated in CHE 325 (Honors Course)

CHE 326 Biochemistry II (3) N
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or Better in CHE 325
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 326A
A study of the physical and chemical aspects of biological activity. Topics include: nucleic acid structure/function; DNA packaging/organization, replication, recombination, and damage/repair; transcription and translation; regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; biosignalling; microRNA, fundamentals of recombinant DNA and modern biotechnology.

CHE 326A Biochemistry II (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 326
Experiments will be performed which illustrate common techniques used in biochemistry such as UV-VIS, determination of nucleic acid concentrations, agarose gel electrophoresis, PCR, and bioinformatics. The course focuses on the chemical theories and principles underlying the experiments, proper laboratory techniques, obtaining accurate results, and oral/written communication skills related to biochemistry research.

CHE 340 Special Topics in Chemistry (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 212
Two or more topics of current interest will be considered. Announcement of topics will be made when course is offered.

CHE 350 Physical Chemistry I (3) N
Prerequisite(s): A Grade of "C" or Better in CHE 112, a Grade of "C" or Better in MTH 192
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 350A
A calculus based problem-solving approach to the theories and principles of chemistry. Emphasis is on thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.

CHE 350A Physical Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 350
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in CHE 350

CHE 355 Physical Chemistry II (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 350
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 355A
A calculus based problem-solving approach to the theories and principles of chemistry. Emphasis is on quantum mechanics and kinetics

CHE 355A Phys Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 355
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in CHE 355.

CHE 360 Intermediate Inorganic Chem (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 212, CHE 350
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 360A
Models and theory of inorganic chemistry beyond that covered in general chemistry. Chemical bonding theory and a study of representative members of the Periodic System.

CHE 360A Int Inorganic (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): CHE 360
Laboratory practice in the classical and instrumental techniques of inorganic chemistry as well as laboratory application of the concepts introduced in CHE 360.

CHE 370 Organometallic Chemistry (3) N
Prerequisite(s): CHE 212
A study of the synthesis, structure, and reactions of compounds containing metal-carbon bonds. Applications in organic synthesis and catalysis will also be presented.

CHE 370H HON:Organometallic Chemistry (0) N
Course description as stated in CHE 370 (Honors Course)

CHE 390 Research Problems in Chemistry (1-4)
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
Problems in chemistry for selected students, pursued under the supervision of a faculty member. Variable credit, four credit maximum permitted toward degree.

CHE 396 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Parallel (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A chemistry related work experience supervised by a Chemistry Department faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation of a predetermined Learning Agreement and evaluation of work performance. The course may be repeated for a maximum total of six credits.

CHE 400 Chemistry Seminar & Capstone (1)
Prerequisite(s): 40 hour of Core completed
The senior seminar and capstone experience is the culmination of the students' college chemistry education. Students will attend professional scientific presentations, while at the same time preparing a presentation, both oral and written, of their own research. Students will also work with instructors and peers to put current or historical issues in chemistry into a wider social/ethical context.

CHE 401 Natural Science Seminar (1)
New Course
This course is designed to have students in the Natural Sciences program demonstrate their background and mastery in the areas of chemistry, biology and physics. Students will apply their knowledge in these areas to current and historical issues that face the scientific community and general population as a whole.

CHE 496 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Alternating (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A chemistry related work experience supervised by a Chemistry Department faculty coordinator in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Credit is awarded upon successful completion of the work experience, documentation of a predetermined Learning Agreement and evaluation of work performance. The course may be repeated for a maximum total of six credits.

GEO 115 Earth Science (L/L) (4) N/CN
Components of physical and historical geology are considered, including the earth, its materials, processes and history. Students will be introduced to responsible use of earth resources, the basics of map interpretation, rock, mineral and fossil identification, and recognition and interpretation of landforms.

GEO 115H HON:Earth Science (L/L) (0) N/CN
Course description as stated in GEO 115H (Honors Course)

GEO 120 Geology of Cincinnati (4) N/CN
Geology of Cincinnati provides students with an overview of introductory topics in geology with an emphasis on the glacier and fossil history of Southwest Ohio. The course emphasizes the area's present-day minerals, rocks, plant and animal communities, landforms, topography, and geological structures as legacies of its geological past. The course also relates the geological processes acting in the past and present with the cultural development of Cincinnati. Geology of Cincinnati is designed to accommodate students with no college-level science background. Field trips will be scheduled. Lecture, lab.

GEO 120A Geology/Cincinnati (LAB) (0) N
Concurrent requisite(s): GEO 120
Course description as stated in GEO 120

GEO 120H HON:Geology of Cincinnati (L/L) (0) CN
Course description as stated in GEO 120 (Honors Course)

GEO 120S Serv Lrng:Geology of Cincinnati (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): GEO 120
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

GEO 130 Oceanography (L/L) (4) N/CN
A study of the past, present and possible futures of the largest component of earth's hydrosphere the world's oceans, beginning with the formation of earth and tracing the coevolution of the hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. The immense changes in ocean distribution and circulation and the global impacts forced by plate tectonics and continental drift serve as a starting point for a study of wind and density driven circulations and how the ocean controls and is controlled by the atmosphere producing world climates. The emphasis is on the physical features of the oceans and compliments course work in marine biology. Lecture and laboratory.

GEO 135 Environmental Geology (L/L) (4) N/CN
An introductory course in geology as it relates to human activities. The student will be given an overview of geologic materials and processes followed by an introduction to natural and unnatural hazards, consumption of natural resources, problems of waste disposal and pollution, and other related problems. Required field trips may be scheduled.

GEO 140 Environmental Science (4) N/CN
Crosslisted BIO 140. An introduction to the basic principles and issues in Environmental Science. Topics include: physical and biological environments, and their intra-dependencies and inter-dependencies, resources and resource management, pollution, world-view, social justice, population and development --- global and local perspectives included. Scientific concepts necessary to understand these issues and to make informed decisions on environmental matters will be included. Fieldtrips required, during class/lab time.

GEO 140S Serv Lrng:Environmental Science (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): GEO 140
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

GEO 165 Meteorology (L/L) (4) N/CN
A study of the conditions of the atmosphere that produce weather, i.e., air temperature, humidity, clouds, precipitation, pressure and winds. The course will include an introduction to weather prediction and interpretation of satellite imagery. Lecture and Laboratory.

PHY 105 Physical Science L/L (4) CN
Prerequisite(s): MTH 098 or equivalent
Basic laws and principles governing the nature of matter and forms of energy are considered with an emphasis given to astronomy. Concepts are related to the student's environment. This course is designed primarily for the non-science student. Lecture, lab.

PHY 105S Serv Lrng:Physical Science (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): PHY 105
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

PHY 130 Astronomy Lecture & LAB (4) N/CN
Prerequisite(s): MTH 098 or MTH 097 or equivalent
Introduction to astronomy including: observations of the sky and how they are effected by Earth's motion; the evolution of astronomical thought; the tools that astronomers use; the Solar System; the nature and evolution of stars and galaxies; and the evolution of the universe. Lecture and laboratory.

PHY 201 General Physics I (3) N
Prerequisite(s): MTH 185 or equivalent
Concurrent requisite(s): PHY 201A
Fundamental principles, laws, and theories of mechanics, energy, and momentum. Lecture.

PHY 201A Gen Physics I (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): PHY 201
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in PHY 201.

PHY 202 General Physics II (3) N
Prerequisite(s): PHY 201, PHY 201A
Concurrent requisite(s): PHY 202A
Fundamental principles, laws, and theories of heat, sound, light, electricity, and relativity. Lecture.

PHY 202A Gen Physics II (LAB) (1) N
Concurrent requisite(s): PHY 202
Laboratory applications of the concepts introduced in PHY 202.

PHY 202H General Physics II (0)
Course description as stated in PHY 202 (Honors Course)

SST 400 Environmental Sustainability Studies Seminar (1)
Prerequisite(s): GEO/BIO 140,ECO 211,ETH:PHI 203 and Additional 9 Credit Hours
This one hour seminar course offers the students an opportunity to hear from guest speakers who are employed in various areas related to sustainability. The course will also feature a requirement for a final integrative paper that demonstrates an understanding and integration of sustainability concepts.

SST 400S Serv Lrng:Environmental Sustainability Studies Seminar (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SST 400
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.