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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
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Teacher Certification in Chemistry
Courses (Biochemistry 115)
Courses (Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
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Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
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Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160) Courses (Chemistry 160)  

Courses (Chemistry 160)
50:160:101 Consumer Chemistry (R) (3)* Introduces areas of chemistry that are encountered in everyday living. Typical topics include nuclear chemistry, power plants, nuclear waste, radiation therapy, food chemistry, additives, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fermentation, consumer products, soaps, toothpaste, detergents, drugs, and pharmaceuticals from aspirin to vitamins. For nonscience majors.
50:160:105 Development of Modern Chemistry (R) (3)* A broad, descriptive view of the development of modern chemistry from the classical Greek arts to the chemical sciences of the 21st century. For nonscience majors.
50:160:107-108 General Chemistry I,II (R) (3,3)* First semester: introduction to the scope and method of chemistry, concepts of atomic and molecular structure, major theories of chemical change, and the development of fundamental laws governing chemical reactions. Second semester: largely devoted to an introduction to organic chemistry, with particular emphasis on biologically active compounds. Primarily for students majoring in nursing and other allied health professions. Lec. 3 hrs. Corequisite for 50:160:107: 50:160:109. Corequisite for 50:160:108: 50:160:110.
50:160:109-110 General Chemistry Laboratory I,II (R) (1,1)* Laboratory exercises to demonstrate the fundamental principles of chemistry. Laboratory fee: $40.
Rec. 1 hr., lab. 2 hrs. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:109: 50:160:107. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:110: 50:160:108.
50:160:115-116 Chemical Principles I,II (R) (3,3)* Introduction to fundamental principles of chemistry; atomic structure; bond characteristics of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; acids and bases; rates of chemical reactions; and chemical equilibria. Study of common elements and their compounds. Primarily for students planning to major in the natural sciences or engineering. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:115: 50:160:125. Prerequisites for 50:160:116: 50:160:115 and 125. Pre- or corequisites for 50:160:116: 50:160:126, and either 50:640:121 or 130. 50:160:116 is a prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses.
50:160:125-126 Chemical Principles Laboratory I,II (R) (1,1)* Demonstrates fundamental chemical principles and chemical properties of matter. Laboratory fee: $40.
Rec. 1 hr., lab. 2 hrs. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:125: 50:160:115. Prerequisites for 50:160:126: 50:160:115 and 125. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:126: 50:160:116. 50:160:126 is a prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses.
50:160:201 Environmental Chemistry (3)* Natural and human-made chemical compositions and chemical changes of the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the atmosphere and how they lead to the preservation and enhancement of life on earth.
Prerequisite: 50:160:116 or permission of instructor.
50:160:325 Analytical Chemistry (3) Introduction to the principles and practice of gravimetric, volumetric, spectrometric, and electroanalytical methods of measurement and precipitation, extraction, and chromatographic methods of separation.
Prerequisites: 50:160:116 and 126. Corequisite: 50:160:329.
50:160:326 Instrumental Analysis (3) Principles and practice of qualitative and quantitative analyses in the chemical sciences using modern instrumental methods, including electrochemistry; gas and high-performance liquid chromatography; and ultraviolet, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry. Prerequisites: 50:160:336, 340. Corequisite: 50:160:330.
50:160:329 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1) Laboratory experiments that demonstrate and explore the practical aspects of modern analytical chemistry. Laboratory fee: $40. Corequisite: 50:160:325.
50:160:330 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1) Experiments which demonstrate the use of modern chemical instrumentation for qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses.Laboratory fee: $40. Corequisite 50:160:326.
50:160:335-336 Organic Chemistry I,II (4,4) 50:160:335: Introduction, structure and properties, stereochemistry, alkyl halides, nucleophilic substitution and elimination, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, NMR, IR, and MS. 50:160:336: Ethers and epoxides, conjugated systems, MO theory, aromatic compounds, electrophilic aromatic substitution, aldehydes and ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and carboxylic acid derivatives.
Lec. 3 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Prerequisites for 50:160:335: 50:160:116, 126. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:335: 50:160:339. Prerequisites for 50:160:336: 50:160:335, 339. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:336: 50:160:340. Both courses must be completed to receive credit.
50:160:339-340 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I,II (1,1) 50:160:339: Introduction to the techniques used in the synthesis, isolation, and identification of organic compounds; stereochemistry. 50:160:340: Multistep synthesis; isolation, identification, and synthesis of natural products; instrumentation techniques. Laboratory fee: $40.
Lab. 3 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Prerequisites for 50:160:339: 50:160:116, 126. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:339: 50:160:335. Prerequisites for 50:160:340: 50:160:335, 339. Pre- or corequisite for 50: 160:340: 50:160:336.
50:160:343 Structure and Bonding (3) Introduction to the concepts of quantum chemistry as applied to the energetics and spectroscopy of the chemical bond; laboratory emphasizes the use of the latest graphics workstations in molecular modeling.
Prerequisites: 50:160:336 and 340, 345 and 347.
50:160:345-346 Physical Chemistry I,II (3,3) Thermodynamics with chemical applications, kinetics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, transport, and structure.
Prerequisite for 50:160:345: Chemistry prerequisite: 50:160:116, 126. Math pre- or corequisites: 50:640:221, and 50:640:250 or 314. Physics prerequisites: 50:750:131-132, 133-134 or 50:750:203-204, 205, 206. Prerequisites for 50:160:346: 50:160:345.
50:160:347-348 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I,II (1,1) Laboratory experiments that illustrate physical chemistry principles, including research-level equipment and simulations on state-of-the-art workstations.
Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:347: 50:160:345.   Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:348: 50:160:346.
50:160:396 Honors Program in Chemistry (4) See Departmental Honors Programs in the Degree Requirements chapter, and the chair of the department.
50:160:412 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) Preparation and structural determination of inorganic compounds using a variety of techniques. Laboratory fee: $40.
Lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 50:160:413. Pre- or corequisite: 50:160:414.
50:160:413 Inorganic Chemistry I (3) The fundamentals of inorganic chemistry including atomic and molecular structure bonding, modern concepts of acids and bases, solvent systems, redox, and coordination chemistry set against a background of the periodic system.
Prerequisite: 50:160:345.
50:160:414 Inorganic Chemistry II (3) Selected topics of inorganic chemistry, such as chemistry of the transition metal complexes and main group elements (structural, bonding, electronic, and magnetic properties; kinetics, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopy), organometallic, bioinorganic, or materials chemistry.
Prerequisite: 50:160:413.
50:160:415 Radioisotope Methodology (4) Introduction to the fundamental principles of radiation, its detection and measurement, and its application in chemistry, biology, and the medical sciences.
Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs.  Prerequisite: 50:160:336 or permission of instructor. Offered in alternate years.
50:160:435 Advanced Organic Chemistry I (3) Devoted largely to the structure and properties of organic molecules and their reactions; reaction mechanisms emphasized.
Prerequisites: 50:160:336, 345; 50:640:122 or 130.
50:160:436 Advanced Organic Chemistry II (3) Devoted largely to organic synthesis. Mechanisms stressed.
Prerequisite: 50:160:435 or permission of instructor.
50:160:437 Solid-State Chemistry (3) Experimental and theoretical aspects of solids. Topics include synthetic and crystal growth methods; crystal structures; structural characterizations; phase diagrams; chemical, physical, and electronic properties of solids.
Prerequisite: 50:160:345 or permission of instructor.
50:160:438 Solid-State Chemistry Laboratory (1) Experimental methods and techniques for the preparation of solid-state materials. Use of X-ray, optical, and thermal instruments for structural analysis and property studies.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:440 Kinetics (2) The classification and interpretation of chemical reactions through study of their kinetic behavior.
Lec. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: 50:160:443.
50:160:441 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2) The structure of organic compounds determined using spectrophotometric analytical techniques and calculated with molecular modeling programs. Breakage deposit: $25.
Lec. 1 hr., lab. 3 hrs. Corequisite: 50:160:435.
50:160:442 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1) Organic compounds synthesized using advanced techniques from the literature. Breakage deposit: $25.
Lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 50:160:435 and permission of instructor.
50:160:443 Thermodynamics (3) The principles of thermodynamics and their application to the study of homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria.
Prerequisite: 50:160:346.
50:160:444 Polymer Chemistry (3) Topics include synthesis, characterization, and thermodynamics of conventional organic and inorganic polymers as well as conducting polymers and biopolymers.
Prerequisites: 50:160:345, 435, or permission of instructor.
50:160:446 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory (1) Synthesis and characterization of polymers to illustrate principles of polymer science.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:447 Computational Chemistry (3) Application of numerical and graphical techniques to data acquisition and presentation in chemistry, including molecular modeling and microprocessor control in spectroscopy. Prerequisites: 50:160:326, 336; 50&64:198:111; and 50&64:640:221; or permission of instructor.
50:160:448 Quantum Chemistry and Pharmacology (4) Topics include molecular orbital theory and electron correlation methods that are applied to the study of states and configuration in spectroscopy, and reaction mechanisms. Calculation of the properties of polymers and molecules of organic and pharmacological interest. The laboratory introduces computer programs in parallel with the chemical theory. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 50:160:346 and permission of instructor.
50:160:451,452 Electroactive Materials I,II (BA,BA) Preparation (both chemical and electrochemical) of materials on electrode surfaces; structural and spectroscopic analysis of the materials.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:453,454 Synthesis and Characterization of Conducting Polymers I,II (BA,BA) Preparation and analysis of conducting polymers. Characterization techniques such as 4-probe conductivity and spectroscopic analysis emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:455,456 Quantum Computational Laboratory I,II (BA,BA) Introduction to advanced quantum mechanics. Numerical methods in quantum chemistry. Original research.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:457,458 Density-Functional Thermochemistry I,II (BA,BA) Introduction to density-functional theory; calculation techniques; development of functionals. Original research.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:459,460 Molecular Modeling I,II (BA,BA) Methods for the calculation and display of chemical and physical properties explored through the use of supercomputers and high-end graphics workstations.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:461,462 Reaction Mechanisms I,II (BA,BA) Theoretical calculations using molecular orbital, electron correlation, and density functional theories performed and studied in relation to experimental quantities.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:463,464 Research in Bioinorganic Chemistry I,II (BA,BA) Identification and quantification of biologically active forms of metals by spectrometry and chromatography from both nutritional and toxicological perspectives.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:465,466 Research in Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry I,II (BA,BA) Characterization of recoil reactions associated with 50Cr nuclei in hexavalent chromium compounds and/or 55Mn nuclei in heptavalent manganese compounds undergoing specific processes. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:467,468 Crystalline Structures and Synthesis I,II (BA,BA) Introduction to a variety of synthetic routes for the crystal growth of novel inorganic materials, such as carbides, pnictides, oxides, and chalcogenides.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:469,470 Preparation and Characterization of Inorganic Materials I,II (BA,BA) Application of low and high temperature techniques for preparation, purification, and identification of inorganic compounds with molecular, chain, layered, and extended three-dimensional structures. Investigation of their structural, electronic, optical, and thermal properties.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:471,472 Research in Analytical Chemistry I,II (BA,BA) Topics include applications of atomic spectrometry and voltammetric techniques to the speciation of trace elements in environmental and biological systems; the development of isolation procedures for microcomponents of environmental and biological systems; the development of biomarkers for retrospective assessments of dose and the development of biosensors for pollutants and contaminants. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:491,492 Chemistry Seminar (1,1) Members of the seminar prepare and present papers on topics of current interest in chemistry. Graduating seniors are required to pass a brieforal exit examination. Sem. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:493,494 Special Topics in Chemistry (BA,BA) The subject matter varies according to the interests of the instructor and is drawn from areas of current chemical interest.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:495,496 Research in Chemistry (BA,BA) For the student interested in cooperating in research with a member of the faculty. The student should work out a research project with the instructor before registering for the course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. In certain exceptional cases, with approval from the chair, these credits can replace up to 3 laboratory credits and up to 4 lecture course credits towards the chemistry major.     
50:160:497,498 Honors Program in Chemistry (4,4) See Departmental Honors Programs in the Degree Requirements chapter, and the chair of the department.
* No more than 8 credits toward the chemistry major may be earned in 100- and 200-level courses.
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