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Chemistry Course Descriptions

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CH 103
General Chemistry I (3)
Survey of inorganic chemistry and introduction to organic chemistry. Matter and energy, atomic structure, chemical reactions, gas laws, acids and bases, solutions, nuclear chemistry, structure of organic compounds and applications to the health sciences.
Prerequisite: one year high school algebra or equivalent. Ursuline Studies Stage I Science satellite.

CH 103L
Laboratory for General Chemistry I (1)
Selected experiments in chemistry.
Pre- or co-requisite: CH 103

CH 104
General Chemistry II (3)
Survey of organic and biochemistry. The chemistry of key functional groups in organic molecules is studied and then applied to carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, enzymes and hormones; the process of digestion and metabolism and the analysis of body fluids.
Prerequisite: CH 103 or equivalent

CH 104L
Laboratory for General Chemistry II (1)
Selected experiments in organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Pre- or co-requisite: CH 104 or equivalent

CH 105
Principles of Chemistry I (3)
Atomic theory, molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, states of matter, solutions, and applications to daily life, industry and life processes.
Prerequisite: one year of high school chemistry or CH 103. Ursuline Studies Stage I Science satellite.

CH 105L
Laboratory for Principles of Chemistry I (1)
Selected chemistry experiments.
Pre- or co-requisite: CH 105

CH 106
Principles of Chemistry II (3)
Chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, organic chemistry and nuclear chemistry.
Prerequisite: CH 105 or approval of department chair

CH 106L
Laboratory for Principles of Chemistry II (1)
Selected chemistry experiments.
Pre- or co-requisite: CH 106

CH 108
Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry (3)
A one-semester course designed to provide an integrated overview of inorganic, organic chemistry, and biochemistry for nursing and non-science majors.
Pre-requisite: completion of one year of high school chemistry with at least a C+ and one year of high school algebra or CH 103/L. Ursuline Studies Stage I Science satellite.

CH 108L
Laboratory for Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry (1)
Selected experiments in chemistry.
Pre- or co-requisite: CH 108

CH 221, 222
Organic Chemistry I, II (3, 3)
A two-semester course of study in organic chemistry. Coverage focuses on 1) structural theory of organic chemistry; 2) mechanistic theory of organic reactions; and 3) structure and reactivity profiles of organic compounds. Applications of organic reactions in synthesis and biological chemistry are highlighted.
Prerequisite: CH 106 or permission of instructor

CH 221L, 222L
Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I, II (1, 1)
Selected organic chemistry experiments.
Pre- or co-requisite: CH 221, 222

CH 288, 488

Special Topics (credit varies)

CH 422
Biochemistry (3)
Chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids; enzymes and biochemical genetics.
Prerequisite: CH 222

CH 422L
Laboratory for Biochemistry (1)
Selected experiments. Includes extensive computer spreadsheet analysis (graphing and regression) of lab data.
Pre- or co-requisite: CH 422

CH 423
Biochemistry II (3)
This course is designed to reinforce the structure of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates introduced in Biochemistry I and apply them to human metabolic cycles. This course will focus on metabolic chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Prerequisites: CH 422 and 422L. Co-requisite: CH 423L

CH 423L
Laboratory for Biochemistry II (1) 
Selected biochemistry experiments.  Co-requisite: CH 423

CH 461, 462

Independent Study (1-3, 1-3)
Study of special topics in chemistry. Approval of department chair required.

CH 475
Academic Internship (1-3)
An off-campus learning experience to provide the student with the opportunity to relate academic and educational goals to learning beyond the limits of the classroom.

CH 487
Undergraduate Research (1-3)
An independent laboratory research experience in chemistry.
Prerequisite: CH 106 and 106L and permission of instructor

CH 199, 299, 399, 499:
External Learning Assessment (credit varies)

Measurable and verifiable learning which has occurred outside of the traditional classroom. Numerical designation indicates level of proficiency in the topic. Courses for which there is an exact Ursuline College equivalent are listed by the appropriate numerical designation. "PL" is listed before all course titles for which credit is granted through external learning assessment.