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.

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Fall 2022 CHEM

Course Title Schedule/Units Meeting Type Times/Days Location / Instruction Mode Instr(s)
CHEM B103-001 General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 180
In Person
Goldsmith,J., Goldsmith,J.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 180
In Person
CHEM B103-002 General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 300
In Person
Francl,M., Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 300
In Person
CHEM B103-003 General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 278
In Person
Department staff,T., Plummer,A.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 278
In Person
CHEM B103-00A General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM M Park 278
In Person
CHEM B103-00B General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 278
In Person
CHEM B103-00C General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 278
In Person
CHEM B103-00D General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
Laboratory: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM TH Park 278
In Person
CHEM B103-00Z General Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 In Person Watkins,L.
CHEM B211-001 Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 25
In Person
Malachowski,B., Malachowski,B.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 25
In Person
CHEM B213-001 Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 25
In Person
Cook,T., Cook,T., Hall,A.
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Park 25
In Person
CHEM B213-00A Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B213-00B Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B213-00C Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B213-00D Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B213-00E Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 9:40 AM- 1:00 PM T Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B213-00F Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TH Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B213-00Z Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B213-098 Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 LEC: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM F In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B213-099 Organic Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Pre-lab required: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-001 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-002 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-003 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-004 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM TH Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-005 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 9:40 AM- 1:00 PM T Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-006 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TH Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-00Z Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B216-098 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Pre-lab required: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM F Park 25
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B216-099 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B221-001 Physical Chemistry I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Park 300
In Person
Francl,M.
CHEM B242-001 Biological Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Park 278
In Person
Kung,Y.
CHEM B251-001 Research Methodology in Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM T Park 264
In Person
Department staff,T., Department staff,T., Goldsmith,J., Goldsmith,J., Goldsmith,J., Plummer,A.
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 264
In Person
Colloquia: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM F Park 264
In Person
CHEM B332-001 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 264
In Person
Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B345-001 Advanced Biological Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 278
In Person
Kung,Y.
CHEM B398-001 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B398-002 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B398-003 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B398-004 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B398-005 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B398-006 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B398-007 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B398-008 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research 0.5,1Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research 0.5,1Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B532-001 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH In Person Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B545-001 Advanced Biological Chemistry 1Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH In Person Plummer,A.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Francl,M.
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Kung,Y.
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Melvin,P.
MATH B101-001 Calculus I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 338
In Person
Kasius,P.
MATH B101-002 Calculus I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 338
In Person
Kasius,P.
MATH B102-001 Calculus II 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 300
In Person
Myer,Z.
MATH B102-002 Calculus II 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 300
In Person
Myer,Z.
MATH B201-001 Multivariable Calculus 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 338
In Person
Myers,A.
MATH B201-002 Multivariable Calculus 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Park 300
In Person
Donnay,V.

Spring 2023 CHEM

Course Title Schedule/Units Meeting Type Times/Days Location / Instruction Mode Instr(s)
CHEM B104-001 General Chemistry II: Enriched Section 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 278
In Person
Kung,Y., Kung,Y.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 278
In Person
CHEM B104-002 General Chemistry II 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 180
In Person
Francl,M., Francl,M.
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 180
In Person
CHEM B104-00A General Chemistry II 1Semester / 1 Lab/Lec: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
CHEM B104-00B General Chemistry II 1Semester / 1 Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
CHEM B104-00C General Chemistry II 1Semester / 1 Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
CHEM B104-00D General Chemistry II 1Semester / 1 Lab/Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Park 278
In Person
Watkins,L.
CHEM B104-00Z General Chemistry II 1Semester / 1 In Person Watkins,L.
CHEM B212-001 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 25
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
Recitation: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Park 25
In Person
CHEM B214-001 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF Park 25
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
Recitation: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM F Park 25
In Person
CHEM B214-00A Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B214-00B Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B214-00C Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B214-00E Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 9:40 AM- 1:00 PM T Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B214-00F Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:30 PM TH Park 179
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B214-00Z Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B214-098 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Pre-lab required: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM F Park 25
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B214-099 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Pre-lab required: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B217-001 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM M In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B217-002 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 2:10 PM- 5:30 PM T In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B217-003 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 4:30 PM W In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B217-004 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 9:40 AM- 1:00 PM T In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B217-005 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 Laboratory: 9:10 AM-12:00 PM TH In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B217-00Z Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 In Person Hall,A.
CHEM B217-098 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 Pre-lab required: 3:10 PM- 4:00 PM F Park 25
In Person
CHEM B217-099 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 0.5Semester / 0.5 Pre-lab required: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM T Park 25
In Person
Hall,A.
CHEM B222-001 Physical Chemistry II 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Park 180
In Person
Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B231-001 Inorganic Chemistry 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 278
In Person
Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B252-001 Research Methodology II 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM T Park 264
In Person
Burgmayer,S., Burgmayer,S., Burgmayer,S., Kung,Y., Kung,Y., Kung,Y.
Laboratory: 1:10 PM- 5:00 PM TH Park 274
In Person
Colloquia: 4:10 PM- 5:00 PM F Park 180
In Person
CHEM B377-001 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Park 278
In Person
Plummer,A.
CHEM B399-001 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-002 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-003 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-004 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-005 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-006 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-007 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B399-008 Senior Seminar 1Semester / 1 In Person Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research 0.5,1Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B403-001 Supervised Research 0.5,1Semester / 0.5,1 Dept. staff, TBA
CHEM B515-001 Topics in Organic Chemistry: Modern Medicinal Chemistry 1Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM TTH In Person Malachowski,B.
CHEM B577-001 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism 1Semester / 1 In Person Plummer,A.
CHEM B701-001 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Burgmayer,S.
CHEM B701-002 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Francl,M.
CHEM B701-003 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Goldsmith,J.
CHEM B701-004 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Kung,Y.
CHEM B701-005 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Malachowski,B.
CHEM B701-006 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 In Person Melvin,P.
MATH B101-001 Calculus I 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:00 PM MWF Park 338
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
MATH B102-001 Calculus II 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Park 338
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA
MATH B102-002 Calculus II 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM MWF Park 338
In Person
Dept. staff, TBA

Fall 2023 CHEM

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2022-23 Catalog Data: CHEM

CHEM B103 General Chemistry I

Fall 2022

This is an introductory course in chemistry, open to students with no previous chemistry experience. 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 include applications of the material to environmental sciences, material science and biological chemistry. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory three hours a week. Prerequisite: Quantitative Readiness Required.

Quantitative Methods (QM)

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B104 General Chemistry II

Section 001 (Spring 2022): Enriched Section
Section 001 (Spring 2023): Enriched Section

Spring 2023

For students who have completed General Chemistry I or have some previous work in chemistry. Topics include chemical kinetics; aqueous solutions and solubility; chemical equilibrium; electrochemistry; thermochemistry. Examples discussed in lecture and laboratory workshop include nuclear chemistry, geochemistry, environmental sciences, material sciences and biological chemistry. One section of the course is designed for students considering a major in the sciences and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the course topics. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour and laboratory three hours a week. Prerequisite: CHEM B103 with a grade of at least 2.0 or permission of the instructor.

Quantitative Methods (QM)

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B125 Writing Science

Not offered 2022-23

How does scientific research make its way out of the lab? Science translates from the laboratory and the field to journals written for the expert and is often translated again for more general audiences--appearing in venues such as Twitter, newspapers, essays, and memoirs. This course will explore the many ways in which science is translated. Students will experiment with different structures and genres, with weekly readings and writing exercises designed to help them be clearer, livelier writers of science. This is a half-semester, half-credit course.

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CHEM B208 Topics in Art Analysis

Not offered 2022-23

This is a topics course and topics will vary. All courses will cover a variety of methods of analysis of works of art centered around a specific theme. Using both completed case studies and their own analysis of objects in the Bryn Mawr College collection, students will investigate a number of instrumental methods of obtaining both quantitative and qualitative information about the manufacture, use and history of the objects. This course counts towards the major in History of Art.

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B211 Organic Chemistry I

Fall 2022

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. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour a week. There is no longer a laboratory portion of CHEM B211. Instead, students can enroll in CHEM B216 which is a half-credit laboratory course that introduces basic operations in the organic chemistry lab, spectroscopy, and reactions discussed CHEM B211. Students should consult with their deans/advisors about whether to enroll in CHEM B216. Students planning to major in STEM disciplines or intending to fulfill pre-health requirements will need to take CHEM B216 in addition to CHEM B211. Prerequisite: CHEM 104 with a grade of at least 2.0.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B212 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry

Spring 2023

The second semester of organic chemistry includes discussion of the reactivity of carbonyl carbons such as ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives, saccharides and enolate chemistry. This course also emphasizes biologically relevant topics. There is no longer a laboratory portion of CHEM B212. Instead, students can enroll in CHEM B217 which is a half-credit laboratory course that covers reactions discussed in CHEM B212, more advanced NMR spectroscopy and an extended total-synthesis project. Students should consult with their deans/advisors about whether to enroll in CHEM B217. Students planning to major in STEM disciplines or intending to fulfill pre-health requirements will need to take CHEM B217 in addition to CHEM B212. Lecture three hours, recitation one hour a week. Prerequisite: CHEM 211 with a grade of at least 2.0.

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B213 Organic Chemistry I

Fall 2022

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. For students enrolled in the postbaccalaureate premedical program only

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B214 Organic Chemistry II: Biological Organic Chemistry

Section 002 (Spring 2022): Biological Organic Chemistry

Spring 2023

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 213 with a grade of at least 2.0. For students enrolled in the postbaccalaureate premedical program only.

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B216 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

Fall 2022

This is a half-credit laboratory course that introduces basic operations in the organic chemistry lab, spectroscopy, and reactions discussed CHEM B211. 1 hour of lecture and 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Either concurrent enrollment in CHEM B211 or prior completion of CHEM B211 with a grade of at least 2.0.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B217 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Spring 2023

This is a half-credit laboratory course that covers reactions discussed in CHEM B212, more advanced NMR spectroscopy and an extended total-synthesis project.. 1 hour of lecture and 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM B216 with a grade of at least 2.0 and either concurrent enrollment in CHEM B212 or prior completion of CHEM B212 with a grade of at least 2.0.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Scientific Investigation (SI)

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CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I

Fall 2022

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.

Quantitative Methods (QM)

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CHEM B222 Physical Chemistry II

Spring 2023

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 201. May be taken concurrently with CHEM B212, with permission of instructor.

Quantitative Methods (QM)

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CHEM B231 Inorganic Chemistry

Spring 2023

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.

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CHEM B242 Biological Chemistry

Fall 2022

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

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CHEM B251 Research Methodology in Chemistry

Fall 2022

This is a laboratory topics course integrating 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. Prerequisite CHEM B212. Co-requisite: CHEM B221 or B231 or B242. Attendance at departmental colloquia is expected of all students.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Counts Toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B252 Research Methodology II

Spring 2023

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.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Counts Toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B311 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Not offered 2022-23

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 2022-23

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 CHEM B211/B212), and some coursework in physical chemistry.

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CHEM B332 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Fall 2022

This is a topics course covering topics in advanced inorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM B334 Organometallic Chemistry

Not offered 2022-23

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 or permission of instructor.

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CHEM B345 Advanced Biological Chemistry

Fall 2022

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or BIOL B375.

Counts Toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B377 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism

Spring 2023

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. Prerequisite: BIO 375 or CHEM 242, or permission of instructor.

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 B511 Advanced Organic Chemistry I

Not offered 2022-23

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 2022-23

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 2023): Modern Medicinal Chemistry

Spring 2023

This is a topics course. Topics may vary. Prerequisite: CHEM B242 or permission of instructor.

Counts Toward Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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CHEM B532 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Fall 2022

This is a topics course covering topics in advanced inorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 242 or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM B534 Organometallic Chemistry

Not offered 2022-23

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 B545 Advanced Biological Chemistry

Fall 2022

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: Any course in Biochemistry.

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CHEM B577 Biochemistry II: Biochemical Pathways and Metabolism

Spring 2023

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. Prerequisite: BIO 375 or CHEM 375, or permission of instructor.

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CHEM B701 Supervised Work

Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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MATH B101 Calculus I

Fall 2022, Spring 2023

This is the first in a sequence of two courses that covers single-variable calculus. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation formulas, applications of derivatives, integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: proficiency in high-school mathematics (including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry).

Quantitative Methods (QM)

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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MATH B102 Calculus II

Fall 2022, Spring 2023

This is the second in a sequence of two courses that covers single-variable calculus. Topics include techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, tests of convergence for series, and power series. Prerequisite: a merit grade in Math 101 (or an equivalent experience).

Quantitative Methods (QM)

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MATH B201 Multivariable Calculus

Fall 2022

This course extends calculus to functions of multiple variables. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, vectors, directional derivatives, optimization problems, multiple integrals, parametric curves, vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, and the theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. Prerequisite: a merit grade in Math 102 (or an equivalent experience).

Quantitative Methods (QM)

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