Chemistry

 CHEM 1000         Freshman Seminar for Chemistry Majors                                                       1 cr.
This course is required for all freshman chemistry majors and transfer students and is restricted to chemistry majors. Others may enroll only with permission of the department. Weekly discussion course to familiarize  freshman chemistry majors with career options, current research topics in the chemical sciences, chemical safety issues, scientific ethics, literature resources, and other topics related to the study of chemistry. Pass/Fail grading. One hour of seminar per week.

CHEM 1001         Lights, Camera, ACTION: The Chemistry of Movies and TV                        3 cr.
Not offered for credit to fulfill science requirements of students enrolled in the College of Sciences, Allied Health Program, or Science Education.  This course fulfills three credits of science requirement for non-science majors.  This course will explore how chemistry is portrayed in TV and movies.   Students will take basic chemistry principles and learn how to apply them to pop-culture references.

CHEM 1002         Life, The Universe and Everything: Chemistry of our Daily Lives               3 cr.
Not offered for credit to fulfill science requirements of students enrolled in the College of Sciences, Allied Health Program, or Science Educations. This course fulfills three credits of science requirement for non-science majors. This course will explore how chemistry affects our daily lives. Students will take basic chemistry principles and learn how to apply them to everyday phenomena such as cooking, energy, nuclear reactors and weapons, biochemical processes and many other chemistry related phenomena.

CHEM 1007         General Chemistry Laboratory I                                                                      1 cr.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 1125 OR C or Better in Math 1115 or Higher(The lab supplements and reinforces CHEM 1017 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1017 is recommended).   General chemistry laboratory covering basic principles of laboratory investigations and illustrations of the course content of general chemistry. Three hours of laboratory.

CHEM 1008         General Chemistry Laboratory II                                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1007 and CHEM 1017 (The lab supplements and reinforces CHEM 1018 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1018 is recommended). Second semester of general chemistry laboratory covering basic principles of laboratory investigations and illustrations of the course content of general chemistry.  Three hours of laboratory.

CHEM 1014         General Chemistry for Engineers                                                                    4 cr.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 1125. Students are expected to have had chemistry in high school. A course in the fundamentals of chemistry of particular interest to students in engineering programs. Credit cannot be earned for CHEM 1014 and either CHEM 1017 or 1018. Four hours of lecture.

CHEM 1017         General Chemistry I                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: Eligibility for Math 1125 or C or better in Math 1115 or higher (It is recommended that students who take this course also take CHEM 1007 concurrently). Chemistry 1017 is a course in the fundamentals of chemistry. Students whose curricula require only a year of college chemistry will normally take CHEM 1018 and CHEM 1008 following satisfactory completion of this course and CHEM 1007. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation.

CHEM 1018         General Chemistry II                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1017. (It is recommended that Students who take this course also take CHEM 1008 concurrently). A continuation of CHEM 1017. Inorganic chemistry with selected topics in organic chemistry. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation.

CHEM 1110         Introduction to Forensic Science                                                                    3 cr.
An overview of forensic science suitable for students in all majors. Topics include the crime scene, physical evidence, organic and inorganic analysis, fingerprints, firearms and toolmarks, and other relevant issues. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 2000         Sophomore Seminar for Chemistry Majors                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: Credit for CHEM 1000. Weekly discussion course to familiarize sophomore chemistry majors with oral and written communication skills relevant to chemistry. 1.5 hours of seminar per week.

CHEM 2017         Organic Synthesis Laboratory 1                                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1008 and CHEM 1018 (The lab supplements and reinforces CHEM 2217 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2217 is recommended).  Organic synthesis laboratory covering basic techniques of organic synthesis and organic reactions covered  in CHEM 2217. Three hours of laboratory.

CHEM 2025         Quantitative Analysis Laboratory                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 1008 and CHEM 1018 (The lab supplements and reinforces CHEM 2117 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2117 is recommended). Explorations of quantitative analysis with emphasis on separation procedures, chromotography, and spectroscopy. One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory.

CHEM 2117         Quantitative Analysis                                                                                       3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1018 (It is recommended that students who take this course also take CHEM 2025 concurrently). A course in the theory of gravimetric, titrimetric, colorimetric, chromatographic, and spectrometric separations and analysis. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 2217         Organic Chemistry I                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1018. (It is recommended that students who take this course also take CHEM 2017 concurrently). CHEM 2217 is an introduction to the chemistry of carbon with  emphasis on the nomenclature and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes.  Emphasis is placed on the mechanistic interpretation and the stereochemical outcome of the major organic reaction pathways.  Infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are also introduced. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation.

CHEM 2310         Computing in Chemistry and Drug Discovery                                               3 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 1018 and MATH 1126 or eligibility for MATH 2107 (MATH 2107 is recommended but not required). The course surveys applications of computers to problems of importance in chemistry, including generation and visualization of 3D molecular structures and movies, 'virtual screening' for drug discovery, parameter fitting, working with large datasets, estimation of physical properties for molecules, and numerical solutions of differential equations. The course focuses on providing exposure to a range of techniques. Students gain additional exposure by selecting homework assignments from several different tracks depending on their interests. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 3018         Organic Synthesis Laboratory II                                                                     1 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 2017 and CHEM 2217 (The lab supplements and reinforces CHEM 2218 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2218 is recommended). Organic synthesis laboratory covering basic techniques of organic synthesis and organic reactions covered in CHEM 2218. Three hours of laboratory.

CHEM 3027         Advanced Synthesis Laboratory                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 3018 and 3218. (The lab supplements and reinforces CHEM 3411 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3411 is recommended). A Laboratory course of techniques and skills beyond those learned in CHEM 2017 and CHEM 3018 including an examination of principles and approaches used in the practice of synthetic chemistry. One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory.

CHEM 3091         Chemistry Internship                                                                            1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Off-campus laboratory or business activities at various commercial or government facilities and institutions that do not have undergraduate programs. Internships are designed to provide practical hands-on laboratory or workplace experience in Chemistry. Students must coordinate an agreement with an off-campus sponsor and are required to submit a written description of their proposed activities for approval by the department prior to enrolling. Requires commitment of a minimum of 3 contact hours per credit hour per week at the off-campus facility. May be used for university general elective credit. May be taken multiple times for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

CHEM 3092         Undergraduate Teaching Apprenticeship                                                      2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Students will spend a semester training and shadowing with an experienced TA. The training will consist of learning the chemistry involved in the teaching labs, along with safety and practical knowledge to teach either CHEM 1007 1008, 2017 or 2018. Student will shadow a TA for at least one section of their target lab. Student will spend another 3 hours per week in various activities that include a weekly meeting with all TA and instructors, and 1-2 hours work in the tutoring center. May be used for university general elective credit. May be taken up to 3 times for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

CHEM 3094         Undergraduate Research                                                                                 4 cr.
Prerequisites: consent of department and departmental approval of research arrangements prior to registration. Individual research under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. A written report and oral presentation of the work carried out will be submitted by the student to the faculty. May be taken two times for a maximum of 8 credit hours. 12 hours of research.

CHEM 3096         Directed Study in Advanced Chemical Topics                                  1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Directed study in topic areas selected by the student in consultation with faculty. The course will include advanced chemical topics or applications to specific fields. Either a research paper or final exam is required. Up to 3 credits may be used to fulfill the advanced chemistry requirements for a BS in chemistry. May be taken multiple times for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

CHEM 3099         Senior Honors Thesis                                                                         1 min. cr. - 8 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department and Honors Program director. Senior honors thesis research in chemistry under the direction of a faculty member. May be taken multiple times for a maximum of 8 credit hours. 3 hours of research per credit hour.

CHEM 3110         Forensic Chemistry                                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 2217. The application of chemical knowledge and analysis techniques to crimes and crime scenes.  Includes topics such as sampling, data quality, calibration, sample preparation, and analytical techniques.  Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 3218         Organic Chemistry II                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 2217. (It is recommended that students who take this course also take CHEM 2018 concurrently). CHEM 2218 is the continuation of CHEM 2217.  Emphasis is placed on the reactivity of the major functional groups encountered in organic chemistry.  Topics will include the reactions of aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds and amines.  The course will also inroduce the organic chemistry of amino acids and proteins, lipids carbonhydrates, and nucleic acids. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation.

CHEM 3310         Principles of Physical Chemistry                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1018, and C or better in MATH 2114 or MATH 2111 or MATH 2108(It is recommended that students who take this course also have a C or better or take PHYS 1061 concurrently). An introduction to the principles and techniques of physical chemistry including thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, and atmoic and molecular spectroscopy. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 3411         Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1018. (It is recommended that students who take this course also take CHEM 3027 concurrently. Credit for CHEM 3218 is also recommended).  A survey of modern inorganic chemistry as it relates to the periodic table in general, emphasizing the reactivity, mechanisms, and structure of elements and their compounds. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 3610         Materials Chemistry                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 1018. Physical and chemical properties of solids are explored with respect to chemical bonding. Topics include: microstructures; classes of materials; magnetic, electronic, optical, and thermal properties. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 3710         Medicinal Chemistry                                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in BIOS 2114 and CHEM 3218. An introduction to modern medicinal chemistry with a focus on the fundamental chemical principles used for drug discovery and design. The course will cover various aspects of drug structure, synthesis, pharmacology, physiology, and biology. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 4000         Senior Comprehensive Examination                                                               0 cr.
Prerequisite: Open to Chemistry majors with senior standing only. Students must complete a departmental checkout along with taking the ETS Major Field Test, Chemistry.  The purpose of the Senior Comprehensive Examination is to assess student learning outcomes associated with the undergraduate degree in Chemistry.

CHEM 4028         Physical Chemistry Laboratory                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 1008 and CHEM 3310. A laboratory course concentrating on the experimental study of thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, as well as spectroscopic, magnetic, and electric properties of substances. One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory.

CHEM 4030         Laboratory Methods in Instrumental Analysis                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 2025, 2117 and C or better or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4110. A laboratory class concentrating on modern instrumentation techniques focusing on ICP, HPLC, GC-MS and other techniques. One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory.

CHEM 4110         Instrumental Analysis                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 2117 and 3310. An introduction to physiochemical and industrial methods of analysis. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 4210         Intermediate Organic Chemistry                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 3218. A broad selection of topics such as stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, spectroscopy, literature searching, and nomenclature. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 4310         Physical Chemistry                                                                                           4 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 3310, PHYS 1062 and MATH 2124 or MATH 2112 or MATH 2109. Principles of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Four hours of lecture.

CHEM 4311         Physical Chemistry                                                                                           4 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 3310, PHYS 1062 and MATH 2124 or MATH 2112 or MATH 2109. Principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Four hours of lecture.

CHEM 4410         Advanced Physical Inorganic Chemistry                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 3310. A study of the fundamental physical concepts and theory of atomic structure, group theory, bonding, magnetism, and spectroscopy essential to a concrete understanding of modern inorganic chemistry.

CHEM 4510         Biochemistry I                                                                                                   3 cr.
(CHEM 4510 and BIOS 4103 are cross-listed) Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 3218 and BIOS 2114. This class examines major classes of biologically important molecules, including their chemical and physical properties, how simple precursors are used to make complex macromolecules, and the function of these macromolecules. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 4510 and BIOS 4103. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 4511         Biochemistry II                                                                                                  3 cr.
(CHEM 4511 and BIOS 4113 are cross-listed). Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 4510 or BIOS 4103. A survey of important biochemical pathways with special emphasis on regulation and integration of metabolism. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 4511 and BIOS 4113. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 5028         Physical Chemistry Laboratory                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 1008 and CHEM 3310. A laboratory course concentrating on the experimental study of thermodynamics and kinetics of chemical reactions, as well as spectroscopic, magnetic, and electric properties of substances. One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory.

CHEM 5030         Laboratory Methods in Instrumental Analysis                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 2025, 2117 and C or better or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4110. A laboratory class concentrating on modern instrumentation techniques focusing on ICP, HPLC, GC-MS and other techniques. One hour of lecture and six hours of laboratory.

CHEM 5110         Instrumental Analysis                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 2117 and 3310. An introduction to physiochemical and industrial methods of analysis. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 5210         Intermediate Organic Chemistry                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 3218. A broad selection of topics such as stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, spectroscopy, literature searching, and nomenclature. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 5310         Physical Chemistry                                                                                           4 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 3310, PHYS 1062 and MATH 2124 or MATH 2112 or MATH 2109. Principles of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Four hours of lecture.

CHEM 5311         Physical Chemistry                                                                                           4 cr.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 3310, PHYS 1062 and MATH 2124 or MATH 2112 or MATH 2109. Principles of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Four hours of lecture.

CHEM 5410         Advanced Physical Inorganic Chemistry                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 3310. A study of the fundamental physical concepts and theory of atomic structure, group theory, bonding, magnetism, and spectroscopy essential to a concrete understanding of modern inorganic chemistry.

CHEM 5510         Biochemistry I                                                                                                   3 cr.
(CHEM 4510 and BIOS 4103 are cross-listed) Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 3218 and BIOS 2114. This class examines major classes of biologically important molecules, including their chemical and physical properties, how simple precursors are used to make complex macromolecules, and the function of these macromolecules. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 4510 and BIOS 4103. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 5511         Biochemistry II                                                                                                  3 cr.
(CHEM 4511 and BIOS 4113 are cross-listed). Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 4510 or BIOS 4103. A survey of important biochemical pathways with special emphasis on regulation and integration of metabolism. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 4511 and BIOS 4113. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 6007         Experimental Chemistry for Teachers III                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. A course for science teachers that provides an opportunity to participate in contemporary scientific research in chemistry and materials science.  Includes individual laboratory research under the guidance of a UNO faculty member and teaching resource meetings which develop methods of incorporating modern research concepts into classroom curricula.  A written report and seminar presentation are required.  With departmental consent, this course may be taken twice for credit.

CHEM 6090         Specialized Readings in Advanced Chemistry                                              1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: consent of department. Individually directed readings in specialized areas of chemistry with frequent consultations with the instructor. When sufficient enrollment permits a seminar and/or lecture format may be utilized. Credit for this course is not acceptable toward an M.S. degree in chemistry. A maximum of four credits may be obtained but no more than two credits per semester.

CHEM 6091         Specialized Readings in Advanced Chemistry                                              1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: consent of department. Individually directed readings in specialized areas of chemistry with frequent consultations with the instructor. When sufficient enrollment permits a seminar and/or lecture format may be utilized. Credit for this course is not acceptable toward an M.S. degree in chemistry. A maximum of four credits may be obtained but no more than two credits per semester.

CHEM 6092         Specialized Readings in Advanced Chemistry                                              1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: consent of department. Individually directed readings in specialized areas of chemistry with frequent consultations with the instructor. When sufficient enrollment permits a seminar and/or lecture format may be utilized. Credit for this course is not acceptable toward an M.S. degree in chemistry. A maximum of four credits may be obtained but no more than two credits per semester.

CHEM 6093         Specialized Readings in Advanced Chemistry                                              1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: consent of department. Individually directed readings in specialized areas of chemistry with frequent consultations with the instructor. When sufficient enrollment permits a seminar and/or lecture format may be utilized. Credit for this course is not acceptable toward an M.S. degree in chemistry. A maximum of four credits may be obtained but no more than two credits per semester.

CHEM 6095         Seminar                                                                                                              1 cr.
Offered each semester. All graduate students will be expected to participate in a report and discussion group in the field of chemistry of particular interest to them. May be taken for credit a maximum of six times.

CHEM 6096         Directed Studies in Advanced Chemistry                                          1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department.

Directed study in topic areas selected by the student in consultation with faculty. The course will include advanced chemical topics or applications to specific fields. Either a research paper or final exam is required. Up to 3 credits may be used to fulfill the advanced chemistry course requirements for either the MS or PhD in chemistry. A maximum of 6 credits can be used toward degree requirements. Details of the course expectations must be agreed upon by the student and the supervising professor with departmental approval and included in the signed Course Contract.

CHEM 6112         Physical Methods in Analytical Chemistry                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4110 or consent of department. Recent advances in physiochemical methods of analysis. CHEM 6112 covers electroanalytical techniques, including discussion of polarography, chronopotentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, amperometry, electrode reactions, and electrode processes.

CHEM 6113         Physical Methods in Analytical Chemistry                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 4110 or consent of department. Recent advances in physiochemical methods of analysis. CHEM 6113 includes a discussion of spectroscopic methods, such as IR, UV, Visible, X-rays, Mass Spectrometry, Mossbauer, EPR, NMR, Fluorescence, and Atomic Absorption.

CHEM 6115         Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry                                              1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
In-depth study of various topics of current importance in Analytical Chemistry. Hours of credit will be specified each semester. A student may accumulate a maximum of six credit hours for this course.

CHEM 6117         Advanced Mass Spectrometry                                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4110 or consent of department. A detailed examination of the theory, principles, and instrumentation of modern mass spectrometry. Three hours of lecture.

CHEM 6210         Advanced Organic Chemistry                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4210 or equivalent. An advanced treatment of selected areas of organic chemistry, including the literature of organic chemistry, structural concepts, analysis, reactions, and theory.

CHEM 6211         Synthetic Organic Chemistry                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 6210 or equivalent. A study of the scope and limitations of useful reactions, including strategy for the design of multistep syntheses of complex molecules.

CHEM 6212         Structural Organic Chemistry                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 6210 or equivalent. The elucidation of the three-dimensional structure of organic compounds; theory and practice.

CHEM 6214         Advances in Organic Chemistry                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 6210 or equivalent. An examination of recent trends in various areas of organic chemistry.

CHEM 6310         Advanced Thermodynamics and Kinetics                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4311 or equivalent. An advanced treatment of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.

CHEM 6311         Statistical Mechanics                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: CHEM 6310 and 6312 or equivalent. Methods of statistical mechanics and the application of these methods to the theoretical treatment of chemical problems.

CHEM 6312         Chemical Bonding and Molecular Spectroscopy                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4310 or equivalent. Introduction to quantum chemistry, theoretical and applied treatment of rotational, vibrational, electronic, and resonance spectroscopy.

CHEM 6316         Special Topics in Physical Chemistry                                                             3 cr.
Various topics of current interest will be presented each semester. Three credits per semester; may be taken twice for credit.

CHEM 6410         Advanced Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry                                           3 cr.
Prerequisites: CHEM 4310, 4311 and 4410 or equivalents approved by department. A comprehensive treatment of general bonding theory, the chemistry of the nontransitional elements, and the chemistry of the transition elements including the chemistry and theoretical aspects of coordination compounds.

CHEM 6411         Advanced Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry                                           3 cr.
Prerequisites: CHEM 4310, 4311 and 4410 or equivalents approved by department. A comprehensive treatment of general bonding theory, the chemistry of the nontransitional elements, and the chemistry of the transition elements including the chemistry and theoretical aspects of coordination compounds.

CHEM 6496         Special Topics in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry                            1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Various topics of special interest will be presented each semester. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned. A student may accumulate a total of six credit hours for various offerings of this course.

CHEM 6510         Structural Biochemistry                                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite:  Chemistry 4510 or Biological Sciences 3104, or equivalents approved by the department of chemistry.  A comprehensive treatment of protein/enzyme structure and function, including catalysis, mechanisms of regulation, sequence/function relationships, and structural determination.

CHEM 6513         Physical Biochemistry                                                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4310 and either CHEM 4510 or BIOS 4103 or equivalents approved by the Department of Chemistry. This course will cover the physical properties of biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. The course will examine the relation of physical principles to structure and function as well as methods used to analyze biomolecules.

CHEM 6610         Characterization of Materials                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites:  4310 and 4410 or with consent of the department.  Comprehensive treatment of the various characterization methods used in modern materials chemistry including crystallography, diffraction methods, electron and probe microscopies, bulk magnetic, transport, optical and thermal properties, surface characterization, and methods for compositional analysis.

CHEM 6611         Materials Processing                                                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites:  2218, 3411, and 4410 or with consent of the department.  Comprehensive treatment of the various synthetic methods used in modern materials chemistry including coprecipitation, microemulsions, sol-gel processing, electrochemical deposition, hydrothermal technique, organic solution growth, surfactant template technique, molten salt method, VLS growth and other methods for the preparation of advanced materials.

CHEM 6620         Introduction to Electron Microscopy for Materials Characterization          3 cr.
Prerequisites: MATH 2111, CHEM 4310, and CHEM 4410, or consent of department. This course is designed to give students an introduction to the fundamental principles of electron diffraction theory and electron microscopy imaging. The course aims to teach the principles of external and internal characterization of materials by presenting the theory and operating principles of scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and x-ray chemical microanalysis. It will include in-class lectures and laboratory experiments to give students hands-on experience of operating SEM and TEM. The content will cover atomic theory, electron optics, vacuum physics, crystallography, diffraction physics, magnetism, and imaging techniques.

CHEM 6621         Advanced Electron Microscopy for Materials Characterization                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: CHEM 6620 or consent of department. This course is designed to teach the principles of Advanced Scanning Electron Microscopy, such as low kV SEM, backscatter scanning electron microscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), dual beam, e-beam nanolithography, electron dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) mapping, etc., and advanced transmission electron microscopy, such as crystal reconstruction through electron diffractions, convergent beam diffraction and nano-diffraction, two beam, central dark field, and weak beam imaging, high resolution electron microscopy imaging (HREM), electron energy loss spectrometer, etc. The course will include in-class lectures and laboratory experiments to give students hands-on experience of operating TEM and SEM at advanced level.

CHEM 6696         Special Topics in Materials Chemistry                                               1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisites:  CHEM 6610 or with consent of the department.  In-depth study of various topics of current importance to Materials Chemistry.

CHEM 6710         Medicinal Chemistry                                                                                         3 cr.
Offered Fall Semester. Prerequisites: Chemistry 4210 or equivalent. An introduction to modern medicinal chemistry with a focus on fundamental chemical principles used for drug discovery and design covering various aspects of drug synthesis, pharmacology, physiology and biology.

CHEM 7000         Thesis Research                                                                                   1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Offered each semester. To be repeated for credit until thesis is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

CHEM 7025         Procedures and Problems in Chemical Research                             1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Offered each semester. Students who receive six hours of credit in Chemistry 7000 cannot obtain more than nine hours credit in this course. Open only to students of proven ability or exceptional potential. A study of experimental research methods, the design and execution of experiments, and the analysis of experimental data. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

CHEM 7040         Examination or Thesis Only                                                                            0 cr.
No credit. Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.

CHEM 7050         Dissertation Research                                                                        1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: six credits in CHEM 7000 or 7025. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned. To be repeated for credit until dissertation is accepted.