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Courses

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

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Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CHEM B104-001 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 180 White,S.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 180
CHEM B104-002 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 180 Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 243
CHEM B104-00A General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Park 278 Lukacs,K.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM M Park 182
CHEM B104-00B General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 278 Lukacs,K.
LEC: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 182
CHEM B104-00C General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Park 278 Lukacs,K.
LEC: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 182
CHEM B104-00D General Chemistry II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Park 278 Lukacs,K.
LEC: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TH Park 182
CHEM B104-00E General Chemistry II Semester / 1
CHEM B212-001 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 180 Malachowski,B.
Recitation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM F Park 180
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Pre-Lab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
CHEM B212-002 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 25 Schmink,J.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Park 25
Prelab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 180
Prelab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
CHEM B212-00A Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00B Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00C Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00D Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00E Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 LEC: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM T Park 179 Nerz-Stormes,M., Porello,S.
CHEM B212-00Z Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1
CHEM B222-001 Physical Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Park 354 Francl,M.
CHEM B231-001 Inorganic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 278 Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B252-001 Research Methodology II Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 264 Broadrup,R., Kung,Y.
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 274
Alternative Location: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 264
CHEM B399-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-002 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-003 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-004 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-005 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-006 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-007 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-008 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-009 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B515-001 Topics in Organic Chemistry: Medicinal Chemistry Semester / 1 LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 278 Kung,Y., Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA White,S.
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Schmink,J.
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Kung,Y.

Fall 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CHEM B103-001 General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 349 White,S.
CHEM B103-002 General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 180 Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B103-00A General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Park 278 Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM M Park 182
CHEM B103-00B General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 278 Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 182
CHEM B103-00C General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Park 278 Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 182
CHEM B103-00D General Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Park 278 Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TH Park 182
CHEM B103-00Z General Chemistry I Semester / 1
CHEM B211-001 Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 180 Nerz-Stormes,M.
Recitiation: 2:10 PM- 3:00 PM F Park 243
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 243
Pre-Lab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B211-002 Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 180 Nerz-Stormes,M.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Park 243
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M Park 243
Pre-Lab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 180
CHEM B211-00A Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Park 179 Krasley,A.
CHEM B211-00B Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T Park 179 Krasley,A.
CHEM B211-00C Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Park 179 Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00D Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Park 179 Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B211-00E Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM T Park 179 Krasley,A.
CHEM B211-00F Organic Chemistry I Semester / 1 Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TH Park 179 Karagiaridi,O.
CHEM B222-001 Physical Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Park 264 Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B242-001 Biological Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 278 Kung,Y.
CHEM B251-001 Research Methodology in Chemistry I Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM T Park 264 Burgmayer,S., White,S.
Lab: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 274
Colloquium: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM F Park 180
CHEM B334-001 Organometallic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 278 Malachowski,B.
CHEM B345-001 Advanced Biological Chemistry: Biochemical Pathways Semester / 1 LEC: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MW Park 278 Kung,Y.
CHEM B398-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-002 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-003 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-004 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-005 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B398-006 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B534-001 Organometallic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 278 Malachowski,B.
CHEM B545-001 Advanced Biological Chemistry: Biochemical Pathways Semester / 1 LEC: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MW Park 278 Kung,Y.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Kung,Y.
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Schmink,J.
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA White,S.

Spring 2016

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CHEM B104-001 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F
CHEM B104-002 General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Kung,Y.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F
CHEM B104-00A General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM M Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM M
CHEM B104-00B General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM T
CHEM B104-00C General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM W
CHEM B104-00D General Chemistry II Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TH
CHEM B104-00Z General Chemistry II Semester / 1
CHEM B212-001 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Malachowski,B.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M
Pre-Lab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T
CHEM B212-002 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Malachowski,B.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F
Pre-Lab: 8:10 AM- 9:00 AM M
Pre-Lab: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T
CHEM B212-00A Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00B Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00C Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Nerz-Stormes,M.
CHEM B212-00D Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Porello,S.
CHEM B212-00E Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Semester / 1 Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM T Porello,S.
CHEM B221-001 Physical Chemistry I Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Francl,M.
CHEM B231-001 Inorganic Chemistry Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B252-001 Research Methodology II Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM T Goldsmith,J., Porello,S.
LEC: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH
CHEM B321-001 Topics: Advanced Physical Chemistry: Chemistry of Food Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B350-001 Selected Topics in Current Chemical Research: Physical Chemistry of Food Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Francl,M.
CHEM B377-001 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH White,S.
CHEM B399-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-002 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-003 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-004 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-005 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B399-006 Senior Seminar Semester / 1
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B521-001 Advanced Physical Chemistry: Chemistry of Food Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B550-001 Selected Topics in Current Chemical Research: Physical Chemistry of Food Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Francl,M.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Laboratory: Date/Time TBA Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Laboratory: Date/Time TBA Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Laboratory: Date/Time TBA Kung,Y.
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Laboratory: Date/Time TBA Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Laboratory: Date/Time TBA Schmink,J.
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Laboratory: Date/Time TBA White,S.

2015-16 Catalog Data

CHEM B103 General Chemistry I Fall 2015 For students with some back ground in chemistry. Topics include aqueous solutions and solubility; the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; chemical reactions and energy; intermolecular forces. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours and Chemistry workshop three hours a week. The laboratory workshop period will be used for traditional chemical experimentation or related problem solving. The course may include individual conferences, evening problem or peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: Quantitative Readiness Required; Quantitative Methods (QM) Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Scientific Investigation (SI) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B104 General Chemistry II Spring 2016 A continuation of CHEM B103. Enriched section for students interested in science. Topics include chemical reactions; introduction to thermodynamics and chemical equilibria; acid-base chemistry; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory three hours a week. May include individual conferences, evening problem or peer-led instruction sessions. Prerequisite: CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 2.0 or chemistry department placement or permission of the instructor. Students interested in the intensive section of CHEM B104 must have earned at least a 3.7 in CHEM B103. Quantitative Methods (QM) Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Scientific Investigation (SI) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B206 The Science of Renewable Energy Not offered 2015-16 In this course the chemistry and physics of renewable energy, including solar, wind, geothermal and others, will be explored. Methodologies for energy storage will also be discussed. Quantitative tools will be developed to enable students to make effective and accurate comparisons between various types of energy generation processes. Prerequisites: completion of CHEM 103 and CHEM 104 with merit grades in both, or permission of instructor. Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CHEM B211 Organic Chemistry I Fall 2015 An introduction to the basic concepts of organic chemistry, including acid-base principles; functional groups; alkane and cycloalkane structures; alkene reactions; alkynes; dienes and aromatic structures; substitution and elimination reactions; alcohol reactivity; and radical reactions. The laboratory course introduces basic operations in the organic chemistry lab, spectroscopy, and reactions discussed in lecture. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 104 with a grade of at least 2.0. Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Scientific Investigation (SI) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B212 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry Spring 2016 The second semester (biological organic chemistry) is broken into two modules. In the first module, the reactivity of carbonyl carbon is discussed, including ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. Traditional biochemistry coverage begins with the second module. Amino acids (pI, electrophoresis, side chain pKa), protein structure (1°, 2°, 3°, 4°), and enzymatic catalysis, kinetics and inhibition are introduced. The reactivity of the co-enzymes (vitamins) is also covered as individual case studies in bio-organic reactivity. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory five hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 with a grade of at least 2.0. Scientific Investigation (SI) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I Spring 2016 Introduction to quantum theory and spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular structure; molecular modeling; rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM B104 and MATH B201. May be taken concurrently with CHEM B211 or B212. Quantitative Methods (QM) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B222 Physical Chemistry II Fall 2015 Modern thermodynamics, with application to phase equilibria, interfacial phenomena and chemical equilibria; statistical mechanics; chemical dynamics. Kinetic theory of gases; chemical kinetics. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM B104 and MATH B201. May be taken concurrently with CHEM B211 or B212. Quantitative Methods (QM) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B231 Inorganic Chemistry Spring 2016 Bonding theory; structures and properties of ionic solids; symmetry; crystal field theory; structures, spectroscopy, stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms of coordination compounds; acid-base concepts; descriptive chemistry of main group elements. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 212. Course does not meet an Approach Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B242 Biological Chemistry Fall 2015 The structure, chemistry and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, polysaccharides and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; metabolic relationships of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids, and the control of various pathways. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM B212 or CHEM H222. Course does not meet an Approach Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Counts toward Health Studies

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CHEM B251 Research Methodology in Chemistry I Fall 2015 This laboratory course integrates advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record-keeping and writing. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students. Prerequisite: CHEM B212. Co-Requisite: CHEM B221 or B231 or B242. Writing Attentive Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B252 Research Methodology II Spring 2016 This laboratory course integrates advanced concepts in chemistry from biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students will gain experience in the use of departmental research instruments and in scientific literature searches, quantitative data analysis, record-keeping, and writing. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students. Course Prerequisites: CHEM B212. Course Co-requisites: CHEM B222 or CHEM B231 or CHEM B242. Writing Attentive Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B311 Advanced Organic Chemistry Not offered 2015-16 A survey of the methods and concepts used in the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: CHEM 212 and 222.

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CHEM B312 Advanced Organic Chemistry Not offered 2015-16 Principles of physical organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, and qualitative molecular orbital theory reasoning. Prerequisites: a standard two-semester course in organic chemistry (such as BMC Chemistry 211/212), and some coursework in physical chemistry.

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CHEM B321 Topics: Advanced Physical Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Chemistry of Food Spring 2016 This is a topics course, course content varies. Lecture/seminar /laboratory three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and 222 or permission of the instructor.
Current topic description: Spring 2016 focus will be on the physical/analytical chemistry of food with emphasis on advanced laboratory techniques.

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CHEM B332 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Not offered 2015-16 A survey of metals in biology illustrating structural, enzymatic and pharmaceutical applications of transition metals in biological chemistry and including discussion of structural themes and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM B334 Organometallic Chemistry Fall 2015 Fundamental concepts in organometallic chemistry, including structure and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis, and applications to current problems in organic synthesis. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 212 and 231.

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CHEM B345 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Biochemical Pathways
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Biochemical Pathways Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or BIOL B375.
Current topic description: Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism and natural product biosynthesis are explored in molecular detail, including fatty acid metabolism and biosynthesis of antibiotics, anticancer agents, vitamins, and other secondary metabolites. Attention paid to biochemical mechanisms employed, the role of cofactors, coenzymes, and metals, and emerging applications to biotechnology and medicine. Prerequisites: CHEM B242 or BIOL 375 or BIOL H200 with instructor permission.
Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B350 Selected Topics in Current Chemical Research
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Physical Chemistry of Food Spring 2016 This is a topics course, course content varies. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: CHEM 221-222 or permission of instructor.
Current topic description: The physical chemistry of food. Topics will include chemical equilibrium, phase behavior of multi-component systems, and polymer chemistry. Lecture three hours a week.

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CHEM B377 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism Spring 2016 This course is a continuation of CHEM B242 or BIOL B375. Biochemical pathways involved in cellular metabolism will be explored in molecular detail. Energy producing, degradation, and biosynthetic pathways involving sugars, fats, amino acids, and nucleotides will be discussed with an emphasis on structures and mechanisms, experimental methods, regulation, and integration. Additional topics, drawn from the primary research literature, may be covered. Readings will be drawn from textbooks and from the primary literature and assessments may include oral presentations, problem sets, written examinations, and writing assignments. This is a second course in Biochemistry and assumes a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Biochemistry. Cross-listed as BIOL B377 Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B398 Senior Seminar

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CHEM B399 Senior Seminar

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CHEM B403 Supervised Research Many individual research projects are available, each under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Laboratory at least 10 hours a week. Oral or written presentations are required at the end of each semester. Suggested Preparation: student must seek permission of faculty supervisor.

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CHEM B403 Supervised Research Many individual research projects are available, each under the supervision of a member of the faculty. Laboratory at least 10 hours a week. Oral or written presentations are required at the end of each semester. Suggested Preparation: student must seek permission of faculty supervisor.

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CHEM B425 Praxis III: Independent Study Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community. Counts toward Praxis Program

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CHEM B511 Advanced Organic Chemistry I Not offered 2015-16 A survey of the methods and concepts used in the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Lecture three hours a week.

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CHEM B512 Advanced Organic Chemistry Not offered 2015-16 Principles of physical organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, and qualitative molecular orbital theory reasoning. Prerequisites: a standard two-semester course in organic chemistry (such as BMC Chemistry 211/212), and some coursework in physical chemistry.

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CHEM B515 Topics in Organic Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Medicinal Chemistry Not offered 2015-16 This is a topics course. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or equivalent. Counts toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B521 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Chemistry of Food Spring 2016 Quantum mechanics and its application to problems in chemistry. Topics will include molecular orbital theory, density functional theory. Readings and problem sets will be supplemented with material from the current research literature. Students will gain experience with programming in Mathematica. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and 222 or permission of the instructor. Lecture/seminar three hours per week.
Current topic description: Spring 2016 focus will be on the physical/analytical chemistry of food with emphasis on advanced laboratory techniques. Lecture/seminar/laboratory three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and 222 or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM B532 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Not offered 2015-16 A survey of metals in biology illustrating structural, enzymatic and pharmaceutical applications of transition metals in biological chemistry and including discussion of structural themes and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM B534 Organometallic Chemistry Fall 2015 Fundamental concepts in organometallic chemistry, including structure and bonding, reaction types, and catalysis, and applications to current problems in organic synthesis. Lecture three hours a week. Course is open to graduate students and those undergraduates with CHEM B231 or permission from the instructor.

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CHEM B535 Inorganic Seminar: Group Theory Not offered 2015-16 Fundamental concepts of mathematical groups, their derivation and their application to problems in bonding, spectroscopy and chemical reactivity.

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CHEM B545 Advanced Biological Chemistry
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Biochemical Pathways
Section 001 (Fall 2015): Biochemical Pathways Fall 2015 This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: Any course in Biochemistry.

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CHEM B550 Selected Topics in Current Chemical Research
Section 001 (Spring 2016): Physical Chemistry of Food Spring 2016 This is a topics course, content varies. A combination lecture/seminar course on physical, structural and spectroscopic properties of organic compounds, including oral presentations by students on very recently published research articles. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 and CHEM222 or Graduate Standing in Chemistry or permission of the instructor
Current topic description: The physical chemistry of food. Topics will include chemical equilibrium, phase behavior of multi-component systems, and polymer chemistry. Lecture three hours a week.

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CHEM B701 Supervised Work Fall 2015, Spring 2016

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BMC Chem Graduate Student