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Fall 2007 Course Descriptions

All courses below are approved to be taught in Fall 2007; however, some (or all) may not be offered this term.  The course numbers that are offered this term link to the Schedule of Classes.  Class with alternative External Link delivery modes (Web based, cable TV, correspondence, etc) are noted in the Schedule at the section level.  The complete list below is a good indicator of what may be offered over the next few years (contact department about offerings).  For explanations of course elements see the Key to Course Descriptions.

Chemistry (CHEM)  Department Info

CHEM 101A -- Lectures in General Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to chemical principles designed for students with a minimal background in science and mathematics. This course is designed for nontechnical students and is not a prerequisite for higher level chemistry courses.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  algebra recommended.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 101B -- Lectures in General Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Application of chemical principles presented in CHEM 101A to problems of interest to prenursing and allied health majors, with an emphasis on organic and biochemical principles. This course is designed for nontechnical students and is not a prerequisite for higher level chemistry courses.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 101A
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 102 -- Laboratory in General Chemistry  (1 unit)
Description:  An introduction to the chemical laboratory with emphasis on problems of interest to the pre-nursing and allied health majors. This course is designed for non-technical students and is not a pre-requisite for higher chemistry courses.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Prerequisite(s):  passing grade in CHEM 101A. Concurrent registration, CHEM 101B
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 103A -- Fundamentals of Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Essential concepts and problem-solving techniques, with emphasis on chemical bonding, structure and properties, stoichiometry, kinetics, equilibria, and descriptive organic and inorganic topics. Credit is allowed for only one of these lecture/lab combinations: CHEM 101A-102A, or 103A-104A, or 105A-106A.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  MATH 110 or an equivalent level of proficiency as demonstrated by the Math Readiness Test score; Concurrent registration, CHEM 104A encouraged.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 103B -- Fundamentals of Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Essential concepts and problem-solving techniques, with emphasis on chemical bonding, structure and properties, stoichiometry, kinetics, equilibria, and descriptive organic and inorganic topics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103A. Credit is allowed for only one of the following lecture-lab combinations: 101B-102B, or 103B-104B, or 105B and 106B. Concurrent registration, CHEM 104B encouraged.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 104A -- Fundamental Techniques of Chemistry  (1 unit)
Description:  A hands-on introduction to the chemical laboratory with an emphasis on development of laboratory skills and techniques, observation of chemical phenomena, data collection, and the interpretation and reporting of results in formal laboratory reports. Strong emphasis on laboratory safety. Designed for science and engineering majors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 103A. Credit is allowed for only one of these lecture/lab combinations: CHEM 101A-102A, or 103A-104A, or 105A-106A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 104B -- Fundamental Techniques of Chemistry  (1 unit)
Description:  A hands-on introduction to the chemical laboratory with an emphasis on development of laboratory skills and techniques, observation of chemical phenomena, data collection, and the interpretation and reporting of results in formal laboratory reports. Strong emphasis on laboratory safety. Designed for science and engineering majors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 103B. Credit is allowed for only one of the following lecture-lab combinations: 101B-102B, or 103B-104B, or 105B-106B.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 105A -- Honors Fundamentals of Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental concepts of modern chemistry, with emphasis on theoretical and physical principles; atomic and molecular structure and quantum theory; chemical bonding properties go gases, liquids and solids; solutions; structure and bonding in organic molecules, organometallic complexes, and solids; thermochemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, MATH 124 or students who have had high school chemistry and physics and received acceptable scores on the ACT tests. Credit is allowed for only one of these lecture/lab combinations: CHEM 101A-102A, or 103A-104A, or 105A-106A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 105B -- Honors Fundamentals of Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental concepts of modern chemistry, with emphasis on theoretical and physical principles; thermodynamics and equilibria, acid-base chemistry; electochemistry; kinetics; nuclear chemistry; chemical processes; materials.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 105A or consent of instructor. Credit is allowed for only one of the following lecture-lab combinations: 101B-102B, or 103B-104B, or 105B-106B. Open to students who have had high school chemistry and received acceptable scores on the ACT tests.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 106B -- Honors Fundamental Techniques of Chemistry  (1-2 units)
Description:  Advanced techniques in college chemistry; measurements, separations; identification; purification and analysis of organic and inorganic substances. Lab stresses individual studies and library research.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 105B; CHEM106A. Credit is allowed for only one of the following lecture-lab combinations: 101B, or 103B-104B, or 105B and 106B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 107 -- Accelerated General Chemistry  (4 units)
Description:  This course is designed for students with a good background and knowledge of chemistry and mathematics. It offers a one-semester coverage of essential concepts in general chemistry, with special emphasis on chemical bonding and molecular structure, and the characterization of chemical reactions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Typical structure:  3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.
Special exam:  course may be taken by special exam for credit and grade.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 195D -- I Have a Chemistry Degree - Now What?  (1 unit)
Description:  This course will explore traditional and non-traditional careers in Chemistry including professional school admission, laboratory research, etc. as well as the barriers that many students face in the quest for a science degree.  This is a First-Year Colloquium Course.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 195G -- Safe and Effective Laboratory Practices  (1 unit)
Description:  Provides students with supplemental instruction on the safe and effective performance of experimental work in a laboratory setting  This is a First-Year Colloquium Course.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, CHEM 104A; consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 197A -- Med-Start Chemistry Lab  (1 unit)
Description:  A university level chemistry laboratory experience for Med-Start program students
Grading:  This course is offered for pass/fail only.
Prerequisite(s):  Students must be enrolled in the Med-Start Summer Program.
Usually offered:  Summer.

CHEM 197B -- Surviving General Chemistry  (1 unit)
Temporary course:  offered during Fall 2007 only.
Description:  This course is meant to accompany CHEM103A lecture and will aid students with acquiring problem solving skills, learning effective time management, and developing strong study and learning strategies in the context of university-level physical science courses.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  Concurrent registration, CHEM 103A.

CHEM 199 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 199H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 241A -- Lectures in Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  General principles of organic chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B and CHEM 104B or CHEM 105B and CHEM 106B. Concurrent registration, 243A encouraged.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 241B -- Lectures in Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  General principles of organic chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241A. Credit is allowed for only one course or sequence in each of the following groups:CHEM 101B or CHEM 241A/B or CHEM 242A/B or CHEM 246A/B, CHEM 243A/B or CHEM 244A/B or CHEM247A/B. Concurrent Registration, CHEM 243B encouraged.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 242A -- Honors Lectures in Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  General principles of organic chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B and CHEM 104B or CHEM 105B and CHEM 106B.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 242B -- Honors Lectures in Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  General principles of organic chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241A or CHEM 242A or CHEM 246A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 243A -- Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (1 unit)
Description:  An introduction to the organic chemistry laboratory with an emphasis on development of laboratory skills and techniques, observation of chemical phenomena, data collection, and the interpretation and reporting of results in formal laboratory reports. Heavy emphasis on microscale techniques, laboratory safety and waste disposal. The experiments are designed to complement the principles concurrently presented in the corresponding lecture class and require knowledge of the lecture material.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 241A. Open to non-majors only.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 243B -- Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (1 unit)
Description:  An introduction to the organic chemistry laboratory with an emphasis on development of laboratory skills and techniques, observation of chemical phenomena, data collection, and the interpretation and reporting of results in formal laboratory reports. Heavy emphasis on microscale techniques, laboratory safety and waste disposal. The experiments are designed to complement the principles concurrently presented in the corresponding lecture class and require knowledge of the lecture material.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 243A, or Concurrent Registration, CHEM 241B
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 244A -- Honors Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (2 units)
Description:  An introduction to the organic chemistry laboratory with an emphasis on development of laboratory skills and techniques, observation of chemical phenomena, data collection, and the interpretation and reporting of results in formal laboratory reports. Heavy emphasis on microscale techniques, laboratory safety, waste disposal and biochemical applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 241A or CHEM 242A or CHEM 246A. Open to non-majors only.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 244B -- Honors Organic Chemistry Lab  (2 units)
Description:  An introduction to the organic chemistry laboratory with an emphasis on development of laboratory skills and techniques, observation of chemical phenomena, data collection, and the interpretation and reporting of results in formal laboratory reports. Heavy emphasis on microscale techniques, laboratory safety, waste disposal and biomedical applications.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 244A or consent of instructor. Credit is allowed for only one course or sequence in each of the following groups: CHEM 101B or CHEM 241A-2241B or CHEM 242A-242B or CHEM 246A-246B, 243A-243B or CHEM 244A-244B or CHEM 247A-247B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 246A -- Lectures in Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  General principles of organic chemistry. Designed for students planning to take more advanced coursework in chemistry, especially chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering majors. Chemistry majors who take CHEM 241 instead of CHEM 246 are strongly encouraged to complete CHEM 402 prior to graduation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B and CHEM 104B or CHEM 105B and CHEM 106B. Credit is allowed for this course or CHEM241A or CHEM242A but not for both.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 246B -- Lectures in Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  General principles of organic chemistry. Designed for students planning to take more advanced coursework in chemistry, especially chemistry, biochemistry and chemical engineering majors. Chemistry majors who take CHEM 241 instead of CHEM 246 are strongly encouraged to complete CHEM 402 prior to graduation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 246A or consent of instructor. Credit is allowed for only one course or sequence from: CHEM 101B or CHEM 241A-241B or CHEM 242A-242B; CHEM 243A-243B or CHEM 246A-246B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 247A -- Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (2 units)
Description:  Similar to 243A. Designed for chemistry and biochemistry majors and chemical engineers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 241A, CHEM 246A or CHEM 242A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 247B -- Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (2 units)
Description:  Similar to 243B. Designed for chemistry and biochemistry majors and chemical engineers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 241B, CHEM 246B or CHEM 242B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 257A -- The Organic Chemistry and Materials Science of Art and Archaeological Objects  (3 units)
Description:  We explore the roles of organic chemistry and materials science in the formulation, ageing and conservation of art and archaeological objects. Topics include color and bonding theories, and the organic molecules in paints, paper, gels, dyes, textiles, adhesives and polymers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as:  General Education Tier Two - Natural Sciences.
Identical to:  MSE 257A; MSE is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 299 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 299H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 302A -- Scientific Glassblowing  (1 unit)
Description:  Methods of design and construction of scientific glass apparatus.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $40.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 322 -- Principles of Analysis I  (2 units)
Description:  Principles of modern quantitative analysis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B, CHEM 104B or CHEM 105B, CHEM 106B. Concurrent registration: CHEM 323 encouraged. Open to non-majors only. Credit is allowed for only one course or sequence in each: CHEM 325 or 322; CHEM 326 or 323.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

CHEM 323 -- Principles of Analysis I Laboratory  (1 unit)
Description:  Experiments in modern quantitative analysis. Credit is allowed for only one course or sequence in each of the following groups: CHEM 325 or 322; CHEM 326 or 323.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  or concurrent registration, CHEM 322. Open to non-majors only.
Usually offered:  Spring, Summer.

CHEM 325 -- Analytical Chemistry  (2 units)
Description:  Principles of modern quantitative analysis, including consideration of stoichiometry, equilibrium principles, treatment of experimental data, titrimetric and photometric analysis, and analytical separation processes. Credit allowed for only one course or sequence in each group: CHEM 325 or 322; CHEM 326 or 323.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B, CHEM 104B or CHEM 105B, CHEM 106B; concurrent registration, CHEM 326 encouraged.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 326 -- Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  (2 units)
Description:  Experiments in modern quantitative analysis. Designed for chemistry majors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 391 -- Preceptorship  (1-3 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 391H -- Honors Preceptorship  (1-3 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 392 -- Directed Research  (1-6 units)
Description:  Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 396A -- Reports on Current Research  (1 unit)
Description:  This course is designed to introduce students to the research facilities in the Chemistry Department and to the research interests of the Chemistry faculty in anticipation of the students' participation in undergraduate research. It is recommended that students take this course in their sophomore year.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  or Concurrent registration, CHEM 241B, CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B. Open to majors and non-majors.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 399 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 399H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 400A -- Chemical Measurements Laboratory  (3 units)
Description:  Laboratory work in modern chemical measurements and instrumentation.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); satisfaction of the upper-division writing proficiency requirement, CHEM 323 or CHEM 326, or Concurrent registration, CHEM 401A
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 400B -- Chemical Measurements Laboratory  (3 units)
Description:  Laboratory work in modern chemical measurements and instrumentation.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); 480A, CHEM 480B or Concurrent registration, CHEM 480B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 401A -- Instrumental Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  A basic course in measurement science, intended to provide the student with an overalll veiw of modern analytical chemistry and the instrumental methods of analysis used throughout industrial laboratories and research environments.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B and CHEM 243B or CHEM 242B and CHEM 244B or CHEM 246B and CHEM 246B; CHEM 247B; CHEM 322; CHEM 323 or CHEM 325; CHEM 326.
May be convened with:  CHEM 501A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 402A -- Introduction to Organic Reaction Mechanisms  (3 units)
Description:  Presentation and discussion of organic reaction mechanisms.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B or CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B.
May be convened with:  CHEM 502A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 404 -- Inorganic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480A or consent of the instructor.
May be convened with:  CHEM 504.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 405 -- Chemical Safety  (1 unit)
Description:  Fundamental principles of the safe handling, use, storage and disposal of hazardous chemical substances. Survey of protective and emergency equipment, hazard evaluation, laws and regulatory statutes and liability.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B or CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B and CHEM 243B or CHEM 244B or CHEM 247B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 407 -- Chemistry of the Solar System  (3 units)
Description:  Abundance, origin, distribution, and chemical behavior of the chemical elements in the Solar System. Emphasis on applications of chemical equilibrium, photochemistry, and mineral phase equilibrium theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  PHYS 132, CHEM 104B, MATH 129 or their equivalents.
Identical to:  PTYS 407; PTYS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 412 -- Inorganic Preparation  (3 units)
Description:  Standard inorganic laboratory preparations, including coordination compounds, isomeric, organometalic, bioinorganic, air sensitive compounds, and compounds typifying the groups of the periodic table. High temperature, inert atmosphere, materials synthesis, and characterization of products by various spectroscopic techniques.  This is a Writing Emphasis Course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  satisfaction of the Mid-Career Writing Assessment (MCWA) or the former upper-division writing proficiency requirement (UDWPE); or Concurrent registration, CHEM 404, two semesters of laboratory chemistry beyond the first year or consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  CHEM 512.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 432A -- Chemical Characterization for Cultural Material  (2 units)
Description:  The class combines lecture and laboratory sessions for hand-on practica in the preparation, testing and interpretation of results for a representative range of organic and inorganic materials. The course work includes the use of a variety of micro-sampling techniques with chemical spot testing methods and analytical instrumentation for the analysis of a range of artifact materials such as metals, proteins, cellulosics and plastics; analysis of contextual materials including surface deposits, soils and stains; and interpretation of results, chemical processes and the effects of interference materials.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Prerequisite(s):  consent of instructor.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 1 hour lecture.
Identical to:  ANTH 432A, MSE 432A.
May be convened with:  CHEM 532A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 436 -- Scientific and Ethical Aspects of Modifying Human Behavior  (3 units)
Description:  Scientific and Ethical Aspects of Modifying Human Behavior. Modern chemistry, biology and medicine in conjunction with the neuroscience revolution are providing tools which can modify basic human behaviors (learning, addictive, aggressive, feeding, etc.). An examination of the scientific, cultural, religious and ethical issues related to this emerging science will be examined. Basic knowledge of chemistry and biology (two years of each) and of social sciences (psychology, philosophy, religious studies, etc.) are useful prerequisites or consent of instructor.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  RELI 436.
May be convened with:  CHEM 536.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 437 -- Advanced Topics in Microelectronics Manufacturing  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid metal, semiconductor, insulator, and organic surfaces applied to selected gas/solid surface chemical reactions important in semiconductor processing and heterogeneous catalysis. This course is designed to introduce students to the chemistry and physics of solid surfaces and interfaces with an emphasis on the gas/solid interface. The first half of the course will be devoted to learning the fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid surfaces. The fundamentals will be applied in the second half of the course to topics in chemical catalysis and integrated circuit manufacture.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  senior or grad level standing in chemistry, physics, or engineering.
Identical to:  CHEE 437; CHEE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEM 537.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 439 -- Central Ideas in the Physical Sciences  (3 units)
Description:  This is a culminating course in the preparation of physical science, physics, and chemistry teachers. It is required for students in the College of Science Teacher Preparation Program who plan to teach physical science. The course focuses on the analysis and understanding of central ideas in the physical sciences traditionally included in the secondary school science curriculum. Additionally, the course helps students identify and assess physical-science concepts that secondary level students are likely to have difficulty understanding and evaluate the implications for teaching and learning science.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  STCH 250, STCH 310, 18 units of physics or chemistry major courses. Corequisite course, STCH 410, or have completed STCH 410 or STCH 420.
May be repeated:  for credit 2 times (maximum 3 enrollments).
Identical to:  PHYS 439; PHYS is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 446 -- Organic Preparations  (3 units)
Description:  Special experimental methods for the synthesis of organic compounds.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B or CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B or CHEM 402A and CHEM 243B or CHEM 244B or CHEM 247B.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 447 -- Organic Structural Analysis Laboratory  (3 units)
Description:  Determination of structure and composition of organic compounds and mixtures using modern spectroscopic and separation methods.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B or CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B or CHEM 402A and CHEM 243B or CHEM 244B or CHEM 247B.
May be convened with:  CHEM 547.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 460 -- General Protein and General Metabolic Biochemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of biochemistry, including proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids and their metabolic relationships.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  BIOC 181R, CHEM 241B (or equivalent). Open to non-majors only. Credit allowed for only BIOC 460 or BIOC 462A and/or BIOC 462B
Identical to:  BIOC 460; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 461 -- General Nucleic Acid Biochemistry  (2 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of nucleic acid biochemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  BIOC 181R; Concurrent registration, BIOC 460. Open to non-majors only. Credit allowed for only one of these courses: BIOC 461, BIOC 411 or BIOC 466.
Identical to:  BIOC 461; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 462A -- Biochemistry  (4-5 units)
Description:  Introduction to the properties and metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids. Designed primarily for majors and minors in chemistry, biochemistry and biology. For honors credit register for 5 units.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  BIOC 181R, CHEM 241B, one semester of calculus. Honors section available for 5 honors credits. Credit allowed for either BIOC462A or BIOC460, not both
Identical to:  BIOC 462A; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 462B -- Biochemistry  (4-5 units)
Description:  Introduction to the properties and metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids. Designed primarily for majors and minors in chemistry, biochemistry and biology. For honors credit register for 5 units.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  BIOC 462A. Credit allowed for either BIOC 462B or BIOC 460, but not for both.
Identical to:  BIOC 462B; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 480A -- Physical Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental principles of physical chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 103B and CHEM 104B or CHEM 105B and CHEM 106B; MATH 129. Prerequisite or Concurrent registration, PHYS 103 or PHYS 132 or PHYS 241.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 480B -- Physical Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental principles of physical chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480A.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 481 -- Biophysical Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Topics in physical chemistry pertinent to the biological sciences, including chemical dynamics, transport processes, thermodynamics, bonding, and spectroscopy.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E. Available to qualified students for Pass/Fail Option.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 491 -- Preceptorship  (3 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 491B -- Chemistry Course Development  (1 unit)
Description:  A combination of CHEM 491B and CHEM 491C may be taken up to a total of 4 units.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
May be convened with:  CHEM 591B.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 491C -- Professional Services  (1 unit)
Description:  A combination of CHEM 491B and CHEM 491C may be taken up to a total of 4 units.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
May be convened with:  CHEM 591C.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 492 -- Directed Research  (1-6 units)
Description:  Individual or small group research under the guidance of faculty.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 12 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 493 -- Internship  (1-3 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 493L -- Legislative Internship  (1-12 units)
Description:  Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 494 -- Practicum  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 495C -- College Teaching  (1 unit)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
May be convened with:  CHEM 595C.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 495D -- Advanced College Teaching  (1 unit)
Description:  This course provides students with an interest in a teaching career the opportunity to continue to develop their understanding of current chemical educational theory and practice.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 2 units of credit.
May be convened with:  CHEM 595D.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 498 -- Senior Capstone  (1-3 units)
Description:  A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 498H -- Honors Thesis  (3 units)
Description:  An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 9 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 499 -- Independent Study  (1-5 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 499H -- Honors Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 501A -- Instrumental Analysis  (3 units)
Description:  A basic course in measurement science, intended to provide the student with an overalll veiw of modern analytical chemistry and the instrumental methods of analysis used throughout industrial laboratories and research environments. Graduate-level requirements include a separate discussion section and separate exams.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEM 401A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 502A -- Introduction to Organic Reaction Mechanisms  (3 units)
Description:  Presentation and discussion of organic reaction mechanisms. Graduate level requirements include a research paper and/or presentation focusing on current research in a major area covered by the course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEM 402A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 503 -- Intermediate Physical Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  General survey of physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, structure, kinetics, electrochemistry, quantum theory and spectroscopy.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 504 -- Inorganic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth research paper focusing on current research in a major area covered by the course.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be convened with:  CHEM 404.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 510 -- Advanced Inorganic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Aspects of modern inorganic chemistry: Structure and bonding, magnetic and spectroscopic properties, and reactions and reaction mechanisms of transition metal compounds. Catalytic properties of transition metal complexes. Selected topics of main group elements and new directions in inorganic chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 404 or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 511A -- Designer Inorganic Materials  (3 units)
Description:  Concepts and practice of molecule-based materials with emphasis on metal-ligand interactions and synthetic methods for selected classes of inorganic and organometallic materials. Interrelationship of structure and bonding to properties and functions of designed materials. Recent developments in materials chemistry, synthetic techniques and self-assembled supramolecualar materials.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 404 or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 512 -- Inorganic Preparations  (3 units)
Description:  Standard inorganic laboratory preparations, including coordination compounds, isomeric, organometalic, bioinorganic, air sensitive compounds, and compounds typifying the groups of the periodic table. High temperature, inert atmosphere, materials synthesis, and characterization of products by various spectroscopic techniques. Graduate level requirements include an individual synthesis project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
May be convened with:  CHEM 412.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 513 -- Current Topics in Inorganic Research  (1-4 units)
Description:  In-depth treatment of advanced topics in inorganic chemistry. Examples include kinetics and mechanisms of inorganic reactions, bioinorganic chemistry, EPR spectroscopy, solid state materials chemistry, chemistry of particular elements or families of elements, and other topics characterized by faculty expertise. Topics will vary each semester.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 510 or consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 514 -- Organometallic Compounds  (3 units)
Description:  Compounds containing carbon-metal bonds, with emphasis on those of the transition elements, their reactivity, and the determination of their structure.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 404 or CHEM 504 or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 515 -- Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Selected topics in the area of physical characterization of inorganic molecules and materials, with particular emphasis on ligand field theory, symmetry aspects, spectral properties and magnetic behavior of transition metal complexes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 510.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 518 -- Computational Chemistry  (2-4 units)
Description:  State of the art computational methods in chemical research including approximate abinito electronic structure methods, molecular mechanics, and modeling graphics; the course is designed to guide students through the application of computers to their own research.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 520 -- Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry  (2-3 units)
Description:  Special topics in modern analytical chemistry. Recent offerings have included principles of bioanalytical chemistry and mass spectrometry. Students enrolled for 3 units are required to complete an additional research project including a written paper and an oral presentation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 401A or consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for a total of 6 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 521A -- Advanced Analytical Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of electronics, principles of signal processing hardware and software, instrumental principles of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, statistical treatment of data, chemometrics.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 325, CHEM 401A, CHEM 480B.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 521B -- Advanced Analytical Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced fundamentals of equilibrium chemistry, principles of analytical separations including chromatography, principles of electroanalysis including ion selective electrodes and chemical sensors.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 325, CHEM 401A, CHEM 480B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 522 -- Electroanalytical Chemistry  (2-3 units)
Description:  Principles of electrochemistry and electroanalysis, including topics on electrochemical equilibria, electrode kinetics, potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry. Students enrolled in 3 units are required to complete an additional research project including a written paper and an oral presentation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 401A or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 526B -- Analytical Spectroscopy  (2-3 units)
Description:  Principles of molecular absorption, emission and scattering spectroscopies for chemical analysis. Students enrolled for 3 units are required to complete an additional research project including a written paper and an oral presentation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 401A or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 527 -- Analytical Separations  (2-3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of separation processes including single and multistage analytical chromatographic methods. Students enrolled for 3 units are required to complete an additional research project including a written paper and an oral presentation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 401A or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 528 -- Advanced Analytical Chemistry Laboratory  (2 units)
Description:  Advanced laboratory experiments in analytical instrumentation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 401A4, CHEM 480B; Concurrent registration, CHEM 521A.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 529 -- Methods of Surface and Materials Analysis  (2-3 units)
Description:  Fundamentals of electron, atomic and molecular spectroscopies for surface and materials analysis. This course is suitable for enrollment by advanced undergraduates. Students enrolled for 3 units are required to complete an additional research project with paper and oral presentation.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 401A or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 530 -- Proteins and Nucleic Acids as Drug Targets  (3 units)
Description:  [Taught alternate years beginning Spring 2005]. The course will be coordinated through the Medicinal Chemistry Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology and will be Team Taught. Each semester four to five topics will be chosen for which the core areas of (chemistry, biochemistry, and medicinal chemistry) have been brought to bear on a specific biological question. Faculty, from the core areas, will lecture on each topic and lead discussions. Students will present material and lead discussions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PHSC 530; PHSC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 532A -- Chemical Characterization for Cultural Material  (2 units)
Description:  The class combines lecture and laboratory sessions for hand-on practica in the preparation, testing and interpretation of results for a representative range of organic and inorganic materials. The course work includes the use of a variety of micro-sampling techniques with chemical spot testing methods and analytical instrumentation for the analysis of a range of artifact materials such as metals, proteins, cellulosics and plastics; analysis of contextual materials including surface deposits, soils and stains; and interpretation of results, chemical processes and the effects of interference materials. Graduate -level requirements include a presentation of their Materials Characterization Project.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $50.
Typical structure:  3 hours laboratory, 1 hour lecture.
Identical to:  ANTH 532A, MSE 532A.
May be convened with:  CHEM 432A.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 534A -- Practical NMR Spectroscopy Laboratory  (3 units)
Description:  This laboratory course will cover a wide variety of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods useful in organic chemistry research. Both one-dimensional and two-dimensional methods will be covered, with hands-on access to state-of-the-art instruments. Students will have 2 hours of instrument time and a 90 minute lecture each week, covering the practical aspects of setting up each experiment and interpreting the
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Typical structure:  6 hours laboratory, 1 hour lecture.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 534B -- Practical NMR Spectroscopy Lecture  (3 units)
Description:  The course will cover the theory and interpretation of a wide variety of NMR methods useful in organic chemistry research, at a level appropriate for organic chemists. Both one-dimensional and two-dimensional methods will be covered, with emphasis on up-to-date methods with practical application to research problems. A coherent theoretical basis for understanding NMR experiments will be presented, without a rigorous basis in physics and mathematics, starting with the classical spinning-top model and adding just enough of the quantum picture to provide an accurate description.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 535A -- Chemistry of Electronic and Photonic Materials - Part A  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to the basic chemical and physical concepts impacting the properties of organic and inorganic materials with specific electronic and optical response. The course is designed to provide a broad perspective with discussion going from synthetic aspects to electronic-structure characteristics and device fabrication aspects. Materials under scrutiny include e.g. high-Tc superconductors, conducting polymers, nonlinear optical compounds, liquid crystals, optical fibers, luminescent and photochromic compounds.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 536 -- Scientific and Ethical Aspects of Modifying Human Behavior  (3 units)
Description:  Scientific and Ethical Aspects of Modifying Human Behavior. Modern chemistry, biology and medicine in conjunction with the neuroscience revolution are providing tools which can modify basic human behaviors (learning, addictive, aggressive, feeding, etc.). An examination of the scientific, cultural, religious and ethical issues related to this emerging science will be examined. Basic knowledge of chemistry and biology (two years of each) and of social sciences (psychology, philosophy, religious studies, etc.) are useful prerequisites or consent of instructor. Graduate-level requirements include a more extensive term paper.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  RELI 536.
May be convened with:  CHEM 436.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 537 -- Advanced Topics in Microelectronics Manufacturing  (3 units)
Description:  Fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid metal, semiconductor, insulator, and organic surfaces applied to selected gas/solid surface chemical reactions important in semiconductor processing and heterogeneous catalysis. This course is designed to introduce students to the chemistry and physics of solid surfaces and interfaces with an emphasis on the gas/solid interface. The first half of the course will be devoted to learning the fundamental material, electrical, and chemical properties of solid surfaces. The fundamentals will be applied in the second half of the course to topics in chemical catalysis and integrated circuit manufacture. Graduate-level requirements include completion of two projects of their choice with the approval of the instructor.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  CHEE 537; CHEE is home department.
May be convened with:  CHEM 437.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 540 -- Organic Synthesis  (3 units)
Description:  Organic reactions and the methods by which they are applied to synthetic problems in organic chemistry.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B or CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B and CHEM 480B or consent of instuctor.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 541 -- Mechanisms of Organic Reactions  (3 units)
Description:  Detailed analysis of the factors which influence the rates and courses of organic processes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B or CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B and CHEM 480B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 542A -- Polymer Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Synthesis, stereochemistry, and mechanisms of formation of high polymers. Condensation and ring-opening polymers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 542B -- Polymer Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Synthesis, stereochemistry, and mechanisms of formation of high polymers. Vinyl polymers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 542A is not prerequisite to CHEM 542B.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 543 -- Structural Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Structure determination of organic molecules.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 241B or CHEM 242B or CHEM 246B and CHEM 480B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 544 -- Heterocyclic Compounds  (3 units)
Description:  The behavior of the more important heterocyclic systems.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 546 -- Advanced Organic Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced topics in organic chemistry, such as peptide chemistry, computer simulations, bio-organic chemistry, and other topics characterized by faculty expertise. Topics will vary each semester.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  consult department before enrolling.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 547 -- Organic Structural Analysis Laboratory  (3 units)
Description:  Determination of structure and composition of organic compounds and mixtures using modern spectroscopic and separation methods. Graduate-level requirements include additional laboratory experiments.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Special course fee required:  $70.
Prerequisite(s):  consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  CHEM 447.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 549 -- Chemistry of Natural Products  (3 units)
Description:  Chemical, biochemical and genetic survey of secondary metabolic pathways leading to biologically active natural products. Combinatorial biosynthesis of hybrid "unnatural" natural products.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:  PCOL 549, PHSC 549.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 565 -- Proteins and Enzymes  (3 units)
Description:  Advanced consideration of enzyme structure and function.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  BIOC 462A, CHEM 480B.
Identical to:  BIOC 565; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 580 -- Introduction to Quantum Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  An introduction to quantum mechanics, with applications to atomic structure and spectra, the nature of chemical bonding and molecular structure.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 582 -- Statistical Thermodynamics  (3 units)
Description:  Introduction to classical and quantum statistical thermodynamics with application to ideal gases and simple solids; equations of state and elementary solution theory.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 583 -- Chemical Kinetics  (3 units)
Description:  Classical and modern techniques in studies of chemical reactions.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480B or consent of instructor.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 584 -- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy  (3 units)
Description:  Basic theory and interpretation of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods from a multidisciplinary perspective. The course covers experimental NMR methods; nuclear spin interactions; relaxation and dynamics; solid state NMR; liquid state NMR; and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Emphasis is placed on a unified description of magnetic resonance phenomena at a level appropriate for chemists, physicists, biochemists, and engineers.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480B or CHEM 481; or PHYS 371 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
Identical to:  BIOC 584, PHYS 584.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 585 -- Biological Structure I  (4 units)
Description:  Introduction to the current understanding and methods used for study of the structure, thermodynamics, and dynamics of proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  BIOC 462A; BIOC 565, CHEM 480B, or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  BIOC 585; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 587 -- Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy  (3 units)
Description:  Modern molecular spectroscopy including rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy and their various combinations.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 480A, CHEM 480B or consult department before enrolling.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 588A -- Astrochemistry  (3 units)
Temporary course:  offered during Fall 2007 only.
Description:  This course is about the arising and preservation of complex organization in the universe. It has a special focus on the combination of atoms into molecular form and appearance of molecules in outflows from stars, in space and in our planetary system.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  undergraduate degree in chemistry, physics, astronomy, planetary science, or geology or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  ASTR 588A, PTYS 588A.

CHEM 591B -- Chemistry Course Development  (1 unit)
Description:  A combination of CHEM 491B and CHEM 491C may be taken up to a total of 4 units. Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
May be convened with:  CHEM 491B.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 591C -- Professional Services  (1 unit)
Description:  A combination of CHEM 491B and CHEM 491C may be taken up to a total of 4 units. Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
May be convened with:  CHEM 491C.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 593 -- Internship  (1-3 units)
Description:  Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 595B -- Journal Club  (1 unit)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 5 times (maximum 6 enrollments).
Identical to:  BIOC 595B; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 595C -- College Teaching  (1 unit)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for credit 1 time (maximum 2 enrollments).
May be convened with:  CHEM 495C.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 595D -- Advanced College Teaching  (1 unit)
Description:  This course provides students with an interest in a teaching career the opportunity to continue to develop their understanding of current chemical educational theory and practice. Graduate-level requirements include four additional reading assignments and one additional evaluation.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 2 units of credit.
May be convened with:  CHEM 495D.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 599 -- Independent Study  (1-3 units)
Description:  Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 640 -- Advanced Organic Synthesis  (3 units)
Description:  Theory and practice of molecular design and construction as applied to synthesis of complex organic molecules.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 540 or consult department before enrolling.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 680 -- Quantum Chemistry  (3 units)
Description:  Principles of quantum mechanics with applications to the properties of molecules.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 580.
Usually offered:  Spring.

CHEM 687 -- Molecular Spectroscopy  (3 units)
Description:  Applications of quantum mechanics to the interpretation of the spectra of molecules of chemical and biological interest.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 580.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 694 -- Practicum  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 695A -- Chemical Research Opportunities  (1 unit)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Usually offered:  Fall.

CHEM 695B -- Exchange of Chemical Information  (1-3 units)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 696A -- Analytical Chemistry  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 696B -- Inorganic Chemistry  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 696C -- Organic Chemistry  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 696D -- Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 696E -- Advanced Seminar  (1-3 units)
Description:  The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 697A -- Chemical Instruments  (1-3 units)
Description:  The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
May be repeated:  for a total of 8 units of credit.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 795A -- Introduction to Research  (1-6 units)
Description:  The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.
Grading:  Regular or alternative grades can be awarded for this course: A B C D E or S P C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  open to MCB, CHEM, PHSC, and BIOC majors only.
May be repeated:  for a total of 10 units of credit.
Identical to:  BIOC 795A; BIOC is home department.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring.

CHEM 900 -- Research  (1-5 units)
Description:  Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P C D E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 908 -- Case Studies  (3 units)
Description:  Individual study of a particular case, or report thereof.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 909 -- Master's Report  (1-5 units)
Description:  Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 910 -- Thesis  (1-8 units)
Description:  Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 920 -- Dissertation  (1-9 units)
Description:  Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).
Grading:  Alternative grades are awarded for this course: S P E K.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

CHEM 930 -- Supplementary Registration  (1-9 units)
Description:  For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.
Grading:  a Grade of K is awarded for this course except for the final term.
May be repeated:  an unlimited number of times, consult your department for details and possible restrictions.
Usually offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

 

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