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LS422 Senior Capstone (1)

Designed to review major concepts that are foundational to the life sciences. It also serves as a prelude to the major

field exam given toward the end of the semester.

LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Library and laboratory study on various topics in contemporary biology to be selected. Report required. (Lab fee: $75.)

CHEMISTRY

CH151 General Chemistry I (4)

A course covering fundamental chemical principles and theories. Topics include properties and states of matter,

development of atomic theory, atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, inorganic

nomenclature, gas laws, and chemical reactions. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $75.)

CH152 General Chemistry II (4)

A continuation of CH151: Introduction to solution equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, chemical thermodynamics,

organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry and environmental chemical applications. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory

.

(Lab fee $75.)

Prerequisite: CH151 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better.

CH351 Organic Chemistry I (4)

Introduction to the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. Particular emphasis is given to Lewis acid-base theory

and structure-reactivity relationships as predictive tools. The chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, stereochemistry,

substitution and elimination reactions, radicals, alcohols, and ethers is discussed. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory.

(Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: CH152 or its equivalent with a C or better.

CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

A continuation of CH351: conjugated systems, aromatic compounds and their reactions, spectroscopy, synthesis, and

reactions of carbonyl compounds, including carboxylic acids, esters, amides, beta-dicarbonyl compounds, phenols,

amines, and carbohydrates. The philosophy of organic synthesis and a brief introduction to natural products and

biochemistry are included. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: CH351 or its equivalent with a

grade of C or better.

CH461 Biochemistry (4)

Investigates proteins (structures and functions), enzymes (kinetics and regulation), biological oxidation-reduction, and

thermodynamics of living systems. Particular attention is given to the integration and regulation of intermediary

metabolism. In the laboratory students learn the theory underlying many common biochemical techniques. Students

also gain practical, hands-on experience for several of these techniques, such as gel filtration chromatography, ion

exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography, thin-layer chromatography techniques in enzyme kinetic assays,

determination of the binding specificity of proteins, protein fingerprinting, SDS-PAGE and molecular weight

determination, agarose gel electrophoresis, peptide mapping, and Western blotting. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour lab. (Lab

fee: $75.)

Concurrent laboratory registration required. Prerequisite: CH352.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

PS222 Earth Science for Elementary Teachers (2)

A general survey of the Earth as a planet in the Solar System, its interior, and a study of its crust and atmosphere. This

course is designed to meet the requirements of liberal studies students seeking a teaching credential. 2-hour lecture.

Prerequisite: approval of instructor or Liberal Studies and Education Department.

PS231 Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (2)

A survey of topics from the physical sciences including areas of study relating to modern problems and advances in

science and technology. This course is designed to meet the requirements of liberal studies students seeking a teaching

credential. 2-hour lecture.

Prerequisite: approval of instructor or Liberal Studies and Education Department.