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Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
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
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Dance 203
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Economics 220
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2018 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.
50:160:102 Chemistry of Nutrition (R) (3)* Introduction to the basic chemical concepts of human nutrition. Topics will include diet, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The issues of eating disorders and nutrition for sports fitness will be discussed.
For nonscience majors.
50:160:103 General, Organic, and Biochemistry I (4) This course is designed for students who plan to major in nursing or health sciences. It is an introduction to and survey of some of the fundamental principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry and their application to nursing and other health-related fields. This is accomplished using an integrated approach; that is, subject areas with similar themes are juxtaposed with chapters of related information. It is important for nursing and health sciences students to have an understanding of chemistry, its relationship to living things, and how it relates to their future careers.
Prerequisite: 50:640:041. Students should possess basic algebraic math skills.
50:160:104 General, Organic, and Biochemistry II (3) Lecture course designed for students who are majoring in health sciences or an allied health field. It will concentrate on some of the fundamental principles of chemistry introduced in General, Organic, and Biochemistry I and their application to health-related fields. Prerequisite: 50:160:103. Corequisite: 50:160:105.
50:160:105 General, Organic, and Biochemistry II Laboratory (1) General, Organic, and Biochemistry II Laboratory is designed to illustrate and complement the topics discussed in the General, Organic, and Biochemistry II lecture. Laboratory fee will be applied. Prerequisite: 50:160:103. Corequisite: 50:160:104.
50:160:115-116 Chemical Principles I,II (R) (4,4)* 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. Lec. 3 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Pre- or corequisites for 50:160:115: 50:160:125 and 50:640:115 (or appropriate score on the math placement examination). 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 will be applied. Lab. 3 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.
50:160:325 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.
50:160:327 Forensic: Methods and Techniques (3) Students will be introduced to a range of forensic techniques that cut across physical and life sciences. Each lecture will cover the basic science underlying each technique, as well as the practical application to criminal investigations.
50:160:328 Forensic: Methods and Techniques Laboratory (1) Students will perform a range of forensic examinations and analysis in a laboratory setting. Methods are derived from the physical and biological sciences. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre- or corequisite: 50:160:327.
50:160:329 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1) Laboratory experiments that demonstrate and explore the practical aspects of modern analytical chemistry. Laboratory fee will be applied. Corequisite: 50:160:325.
50:160:330 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1) Experiments that demonstrate the use of modern chemical instrumentation for qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses. Laboratory fee will be applied. 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 and 126. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:335: 50:160:339. Prerequisites for 50:160:336: 50:160:335 and 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 will be applied. Lab. 3 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Prerequisites for 50:160:339: 50:160:116 and 126. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:339: 50:160:335. Prerequisites for 50:160:340: 50:160:335 and 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; computer laboratory emphasizes the use of the latest graphics workstations in molecular modeling.
Prerequisites: 50:160:336, 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. Prerequisites for 50:160:345 include: Chemistry prerequisites: 50:160:116, 126. Math pre- or corequisites: 50:640:221, and 50:640:250 or 314. Physics prerequisites: 50:750:131-134 or 50:750:203-206. Prerequisite 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. Laboratory fee will be applied. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:347 is 50:160:345. Pre- or corequisite for 50:160:348 is 50:160:346.
50:160:412 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) Preparation and structural determination of inorganic compounds using a variety of techniques. Laboratory fee will be applied. 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.
50:160:420 Green Chemistry (3) Scientific fundamentals of green chemistry, chemical industry, and living in a sustainable society by the ten commandments of sustainability. This course includes interactions between anthrosphere and biosphere, sustainable agriculture, current and projected energy profile, industrial ecosystems and pollution prevention, carbon neutrality, major feedstock chemicals and processes of green technology, using plant biomass and platform compounds in industrial synthesis, catalysis as a major green chemistry approach, nanotechnology, green solvents, pharmaceutical industry, green chemistry to combat terrorism, and living a sustainable lifestyle. Prerequisites: 50:160:336, 340; 50:640:122.
50:160:429 Forensic Trace Evidence (3) Introduces students to the recovery and analysis of trace evidence which includes hair, fibers, glass, paint, pollen, soil, and other residues. Principles and techniques are derived from both the biological and physical sciences. Prerequisites: 50:160:327 and 328.
50:160:430 Forensic Pattern Evidence (3) Introduces students to the recovery and analysis of pattern evidence which includes fingerprints, footwear, tool and tire marks, blood spatter, and ballistics. Prerequisites: 50:160:327 and 328.
50:160:431 Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics (3) Provides a theoretical foundation of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Topics include absorption, distribution, pharmacological effects, metabolism, and excretion of foreign chemicals with an emphasis on drugs of abuse. Prerequisites: 50:160:327 and 328.
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 and 435, or permission of instructor.
50:160:446 Polymer Chemistry Laboratory (1) Synthesis and characterization of polymers to illustrate principles of polymer science. Laboratory fee will be applied. 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; 50:198:111; and 50:640:221; or permission of instructor.
50:160:450 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3) The objective of this course is to develop a solid and practical understanding of the chemistry of air, water, and soil and how anthropogenic activities affect the balance of this chemistry. Specifically, we will examine how chemicals move through the environment, their reaction, and transport phenomena. We evaluate public policy, study current remediation processes, measurements, and data interpretation. The students will be applying chemistry and mathematical concepts to solve remediation process design problems, and express and understand scientific models. Prerequisite: 50:160:336.
50:160:491,492 Competence in Chemistry (1,1) This course establishes the ability to apply and articulate the essential skills and knowledge that a chemistry graduate must possess. For graduating seniors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:493 Undergraduate Lab Assistant (1) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
50:160:494 Special Topics in Chemistry (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 toward the chemistry major.         
50:160:497,498 Honors Program in Chemistry (BA, BA) 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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