Chemistry

Courses and Description 

  • Recommended for students preparing to take General Chemistry I.
  • Curriculum is similar to high school chemistry courses with more rigorous homework and exams.
  • Recommended prerequisite: one year high school algebra or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1011. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
  • Students attend small, hands-on lecture (MWF), and work in groups on discovery learning exercises, assisted by undergraduate assistants (TTh).
  • Lab is included in the course. Students have a choice of three different lab sections.

      
  • Intended for first-semester students whose academic plans require advanced work in chemistry.
  • Curriculum includes components of matter, stoichiometry, classes of reactions, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, electron configuration, chemical bonding, molecular shapes, covalent bonding, organic compounds, intermolecular forces, equilibrium.
  • Department enforced prerequisite: one year high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (min grade C-). Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
  • Students attend small, hands-on lecture (MWF), and work in groups on discovery learning exercises, assisted by undergraduate assistants (TTh).
  • Students must enroll in CHEM 1114, the laboratory course; they have a choice of three different lab sections

  • Designed to supplement and strengthen student experiences while attending the large lecture chemistry courses.
  • Students work in groups on discovery learning exercises, assisted by undergraduate assistants (2.5 hours/week).
  • Activities include preparation for midterms, weekly quizzes, re-writing exam questions and compiling review sheets.
  • Co-seminar instructors are typically graduate students completing a PhD in CHEM; they are very familiar with the course structure and the large lecture style of teaching. 

  • Designed to supplement and strengthen student experiences while attending the large lecture organic chemistry courses.
  • Students work in groups on discovery learning exercises, assisted by undergraduate assistants (2.5 hours/week).
  • Activities include preparation for midterms, weekly quizzes, synthesis problems, re-writing exam questions and compiling review sheets.
  • Co-seminar instructors are typically graduate students completing a PhD in CHEM; they are very familiar with the course structure and the large lecture style of teaching.