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New Classes for Fall 2020!

This Fall, we will be offering several new courses including: CHE 501E (Computational Chemistry) and CHE 895 (Chemistry Independent Research). In addition, we are also offering several recently added courses, CHE 250 and CHE 502/CHE 702 (Polymers and Particles).  FMT 140 (Introduction to Fermentation) will also be returning. FMT 140 will fulfill the science general education requirement for element 4. Please read the course desciptions below for more information: 

CHE 250 (2 credits) - This class will cover the basic principles of inorganic chemistry including the discovery of the elements, their properties, and the significance of the Periodic table; atomic structure, bonding models, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction chemistry, and coordination chemistry. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in both CHE 112 and CHE 112L .

CHE 501E/701E (3 credits) - A special topic course that explores the field of computational chemistry. Both theoretical backgrounds and practical applications will be presented.

CHE 502/702 (2 credits) - This course is organized around two material systems. The first half of the course will focus on polymers – their syntheses, relevant characterizations, and their properties – with particular emphasis on polymer properties that go beyond structural and properties observed in small molecules (thermomechanical, morphological, electrical). The second half of the course will focus on (nano)particles and nano/mesoscale systems such as semiconducting nanocrystals and quantum dots, metal organic frameworks, polymer/nanoparticle composites. The laboratory component prioritizes hands-on student experiences, while Polymers & Particles in the News assignments expose students to emerging
materials and their societally relevant applications. Pre requisities: A "C" or better in CHE 361.

CHE 895 (1 - 3 credits)  - Objectives and techniques of chemical research. Problems in all fields of chemistry. May be retaken to a maximum of three hours. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and departmental chair prior to enrollment.

FMT 140 (4 credits) - This course will provide an introduction to chemical and biological concepts as it relates to the production of desirable beverages and other products through the biochemical pathways of microorganisms typically used (for fermentation process). Prerequisites: developmental courses.

Published on February 26, 2020

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