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Spring 2006

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050. Topics in Chemistry
Peter Doan T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
An examination of the ways in which cultural and natural forces are changing our environment. Selected principles of science are developed in the context of examining how science works, properties of the Earth system, and the nature of global change. Presumes no background in science and is not open to students who have had a college-level chemistry course.
109. General Chemistry
Danton Nygaard M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25
Introduction to models for chemical bonding and intermolecular forces; characterization of systems at equilibrium and spontaneous processes, including oxidation and reduction; and the rates of chemical reactions. Lectures, conferences, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
109. General Chemistry
Elizabeth Stemmler M 11:30 - 12:25, W 11:30 - 12:25, F 11:30 - 12:25
Introduction to models for chemical bonding and intermolecular forces; characterization of systems at equilibrium and spontaneous processes, including oxidation and reduction; and the rates of chemical reactions. Lectures, conferences, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Elizabeth Stemmler Danton Nygaard Martha Black M 1:00 - 4:55
Introduction to models for chemical bonding and intermolecular forces; characterization of systems at equilibrium and spontaneous processes, including oxidation and reduction; and the rates of chemical reactions. Lectures, conferences, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Elizabeth Stemmler Danton Nygaard Martha Black T 1:00 - 4:55
Introduction to models for chemical bonding and intermolecular forces; characterization of systems at equilibrium and spontaneous processes, including oxidation and reduction; and the rates of chemical reactions. Lectures, conferences, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Elizabeth Stemmler Danton Nygaard Martha Black W 1:00 - 4:55
Introduction to models for chemical bonding and intermolecular forces; characterization of systems at equilibrium and spontaneous processes, including oxidation and reduction; and the rates of chemical reactions. Lectures, conferences, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Rene Bernier Elizabeth Stemmler Danton Nygaard TH 1:00 - 4:55
Introduction to models for chemical bonding and intermolecular forces; characterization of systems at equilibrium and spontaneous processes, including oxidation and reduction; and the rates of chemical reactions. Lectures, conferences, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
180. Perspectives in Environmental Science
John Lichter Dharanija Vasudevan T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
Functioning of the earth system is defined by the complex and fascinating interaction of processes within and between four principal spheres: land, air, water, and life. Leverages key principles of environmental chemistry and ecology to unravel the intricate connectedness of natural phenomena and ecosystem function. Fundamental biological and chemical concepts are used to understand the science behind the environmental dilemmas facing societies as a consequence of human activities. Laboratory sessions consist of local field trips, laboratory experiments, group research, case study exercises, and discussions of current and classic scientific literature.
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John Lichter Dharanija Vasudevan Nancy Olmstead W 1:00 - 4:55
Functioning of the earth system is defined by the complex and fascinating interaction of processes within and between four principal spheres: land, air, water, and life. Leverages key principles of environmental chemistry and ecology to unravel the intricate connectedness of natural phenomena and ecosystem function. Fundamental biological and chemical concepts are used to understand the science behind the environmental dilemmas facing societies as a consequence of human activities. Laboratory sessions consist of local field trips, laboratory experiments, group research, case study exercises, and discussions of current and classic scientific literature.
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John Lichter Dharanija Vasudevan Nancy Olmstead TH 1:00 - 4:55
Functioning of the earth system is defined by the complex and fascinating interaction of processes within and between four principal spheres: land, air, water, and life. Leverages key principles of environmental chemistry and ecology to unravel the intricate connectedness of natural phenomena and ecosystem function. Fundamental biological and chemical concepts are used to understand the science behind the environmental dilemmas facing societies as a consequence of human activities. Laboratory sessions consist of local field trips, laboratory experiments, group research, case study exercises, and discussions of current and classic scientific literature.
226. Organic Chemistry II
Richard Broene M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25
Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Chemistry 225 and 226 cover the material of the usual course in organic chemistry and form a foundation for further work in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures, conference, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
226. Organic Chemistry II
Brian Linton M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25
Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Chemistry 225 and 226 cover the material of the usual course in organic chemistry and form a foundation for further work in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures, conference, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Richard Broene Paulette Messier Brian Linton M 1:00 - 4:55
Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Chemistry 225 and 226 cover the material of the usual course in organic chemistry and form a foundation for further work in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures, conference, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Paulette Messier Brian Linton T 1:00 - 4:55
Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Chemistry 225 and 226 cover the material of the usual course in organic chemistry and form a foundation for further work in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures, conference, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Richard Broene Colleen McKenna Brian Linton W 1:00 - 4:55
Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Chemistry 225 and 226 cover the material of the usual course in organic chemistry and form a foundation for further work in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures, conference, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Richard Broene Colleen McKenna Brian Linton TH 1:00 - 4:55
Continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon. Chemistry 225 and 226 cover the material of the usual course in organic chemistry and form a foundation for further work in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures, conference, and four hours of laboratory work per week.
231. Cell and Molecular Biology
Jennifer Morgan T 8:30 - 9:55, TH 8:30 - 9:55
Focuses on the structure and function of cells as we have come to know them through the interpretation of direct observations and experimental results. Emphasis is on the scientific (thought) processes that have allowed us to understand what we know today, emphasizing the use of genetic, biochemical, and optical analysis to understand fundamental biological processes. Covers details of the organization and expression of genetic information, and the biosynthesis, sorting, and function of cellular components within the cell. Concludes with examples of how cells perceive signals from other cells within cell populations, tissues, organisms, and the environment. Three hours of lab each week.
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Peter Schlax Jr Jennifer Morgan T 1:00 - 3:55
Focuses on the structure and function of cells as we have come to know them through the interpretation of direct observations and experimental results. Emphasis is on the scientific (thought) processes that have allowed us to understand what we know today, emphasizing the use of genetic, biochemical, and optical analysis to understand fundamental biological processes. Covers details of the organization and expression of genetic information, and the biosynthesis, sorting, and function of cellular components within the cell. Concludes with examples of how cells perceive signals from other cells within cell populations, tissues, organisms, and the environment. Three hours of lab each week.
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Peter Schlax Jr Jennifer Morgan W 1:00 - 3:55
Focuses on the structure and function of cells as we have come to know them through the interpretation of direct observations and experimental results. Emphasis is on the scientific (thought) processes that have allowed us to understand what we know today, emphasizing the use of genetic, biochemical, and optical analysis to understand fundamental biological processes. Covers details of the organization and expression of genetic information, and the biosynthesis, sorting, and function of cellular components within the cell. Concludes with examples of how cells perceive signals from other cells within cell populations, tissues, organisms, and the environment. Three hours of lab each week.
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Peter Schlax Jr Jennifer Morgan TH 1:00 - 3:55
Focuses on the structure and function of cells as we have come to know them through the interpretation of direct observations and experimental results. Emphasis is on the scientific (thought) processes that have allowed us to understand what we know today, emphasizing the use of genetic, biochemical, and optical analysis to understand fundamental biological processes. Covers details of the organization and expression of genetic information, and the biosynthesis, sorting, and function of cellular components within the cell. Concludes with examples of how cells perceive signals from other cells within cell populations, tissues, organisms, and the environment. Three hours of lab each week.
240. Inorganic Chemistry
Jeffrey Nagle M 8:30 - 9:25, W 8:30 - 9:25, F 8:30 - 9:25
An introduction to the chemistry of the elements with a focus on chemical bonding, periodic properties, and coordination compounds. Topics in solid state, bioinorganic, and environmental inorganic chemistry also are included. Provides a foundation for further work in chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Judith Foster Jeffrey Nagle T 1:00 - 4:55
An introduction to the chemistry of the elements with a focus on chemical bonding, periodic properties, and coordination compounds. Topics in solid state, bioinorganic, and environmental inorganic chemistry also are included. Provides a foundation for further work in chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Judith Foster Jeffrey Nagle W 1:00 - 4:55
An introduction to the chemistry of the elements with a focus on chemical bonding, periodic properties, and coordination compounds. Topics in solid state, bioinorganic, and environmental inorganic chemistry also are included. Provides a foundation for further work in chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Judith Foster Jeffrey Nagle M 1:00 - 4:55
An introduction to the chemistry of the elements with a focus on chemical bonding, periodic properties, and coordination compounds. Topics in solid state, bioinorganic, and environmental inorganic chemistry also are included. Provides a foundation for further work in chemistry and biochemistry. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.
252. Physical Chemistry II
Peter Doan M 11:30 - 12:55, W 11:30 - 12:55
Development and principles of quantum mechanics with applications to atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactivity, and molecular spectroscopy.Prerequisite: Chemistry 109, 119, or 159; Physics 104; and Mathematics 171, or permission of the instructor. Mathematics 181 is recommended.
254. Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Eric Peterson T 8:30 - 9:55, TH 8:30 - 9:55
Experiments in thermodynamics, kinetics, spectroscopy, and quantum chemistry. Modern methods, such as vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, calorimetry, and time-resolved kinetics measurements, are used to verify and explore fundamental concepts in physical chemistry. In addition, instrumental topics are discussed. These include computer-based data acquisition, nuclear magnetic resonance, and the use of pulsed and continuous wave lasers. Emphasis is placed on understanding concepts, on a modular approach to experimental design, and on the development of scientific writing skills. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.
263. Laboratory in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Katherine Farnham M 2:30 - 3:25
Comprehensive laboratory course in molecular biology and biochemistry that reflects how research is conducted and communicated. Includes sequential weekly experiments, resulting in a cohesive, semester-long research project. Begins with genetic engineering to produce a recombinant protein, continues with its purification, and finishes with functional and structural characterization. Emphasis is on cloning strategy, controlling protein expression, and protein characterization using techniques such as polymerase chain reaction, affinity chromatography, isoelectric focusing and high-performance liquid chromatography. Students also learn to manipulate data using structural and image analysis software.
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Katherine Farnham W 1:00 - 4:55
Comprehensive laboratory course in molecular biology and biochemistry that reflects how research is conducted and communicated. Includes sequential weekly experiments, resulting in a cohesive, semester-long research project. Begins with genetic engineering to produce a recombinant protein, continues with its purification, and finishes with functional and structural characterization. Emphasis is on cloning strategy, controlling protein expression, and protein characterization using techniques such as polymerase chain reaction, affinity chromatography, isoelectric focusing and high-performance liquid chromatography. Students also learn to manipulate data using structural and image analysis software.
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Katherine Farnham TH 1:00 - 4:55
Comprehensive laboratory course in molecular biology and biochemistry that reflects how research is conducted and communicated. Includes sequential weekly experiments, resulting in a cohesive, semester-long research project. Begins with genetic engineering to produce a recombinant protein, continues with its purification, and finishes with functional and structural characterization. Emphasis is on cloning strategy, controlling protein expression, and protein characterization using techniques such as polymerase chain reaction, affinity chromatography, isoelectric focusing and high-performance liquid chromatography. Students also learn to manipulate data using structural and image analysis software.
310. Instrumental Analysis
Elizabeth Stemmler T 11:30 - 12:55, TH 11:30 - 12:55
Theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental techniques, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry are covered, in conjunction with advanced chromatographic methods. Applications of instrumental techniques to the analysis of biological and environmental samples are covered. Lectures and two hours of laboratory work per week.
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Elizabeth Stemmler
Theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental techniques, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry are covered, in conjunction with advanced chromatographic methods. Applications of instrumental techniques to the analysis of biological and environmental samples are covered. Lectures and two hours of laboratory work per week.
330. Biochemical Toxicology
David Page T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25
Provides an explanation of dose-response relationships, disposition and metabolism of toxic substances, and toxic responses of organisms to foreign compounds. Examples illustrating mechanisms of toxicity will be discussed. Concepts and mechanisms from organic chemistry and biochemistry are applied to understanding the biochemical effects of toxic substances. Case studies will include a discussion of the mechanisms of the acute toxicity of pesticides and the possible relationships between environmental exposures to pesticides and human health.
332. Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
Brian Linton M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55
An in-depth coverage of classical synthetic and physical approaches to problem solving is discussed in terms of modern organic chemistry. Topics include molecular orbital theory, orbital symmetry, conformer analysis, stereochemistry, and synthesis. Instrumental techniques--NMR, IR, MS--and computational methods--molecular mechanics, semi-empirical and ab initio--for the determination of organic molecular structure are utilized extensively as part of a weekly laboratory program. Builds on the concepts learned in Chemistry 226.

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