Course Topics

Chem 151: Chemical Principles I

General course with laboratory intended primarily for students concentrating in the science area. Algebra skills are assumed.

Chem 152: Chemical Principles II

General course with laboratory intended primarily for students concentrating in the science area. Algebra skills are assumed.

Chem 301: Biochemistry I

An introduction to the chemistry of the four major classes of biological molecules: proteins, sugars, lipids, and nucleic acids. The relationship between the functional roles of these molecules and their structure and reactivity will be examined using the chemical principles mastered in the prerequisite courses of general chemistry and two semesters of organic chemistry. This course will fulfill the one-semester biochemistry prerequisite of typical health professional programs.

Sci 127: The Science of Science Fiction

An examination of the scientific principles contained in a number of popular science fiction books and movies. Designed to acquaint the student with many of the major principles of the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, and biology), while examining the relationship between science and fantasy. In addition, the ways in which popular science fiction affects how the public views science will be examined.

J-Term Courses

Chem 349: Biochemistry Laboratory

A laboratory introduction to the isolation and analysis of biological molecules. Techniques employed will include cell culture, protein purification, use of fluorescent tags, and immunochemical methods of analysis. Prerequisites: Required, Chem 241 (Organic I) and one of the following, Chem 301 (Biochem Lecture), Bio 243 (Micro), Bio 248 (Genetics), Bio 363 (Molecular), or Bio 364 Cell Biology). Recommended Chem 202 (Analytical) and Chem 365 (Spectroscopy and Separations Lab).