Courses

Spring 2007

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105. Perspectives in Environmental Science
John Lichter Dharanija Vasudevan T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25 Druckenmiller-004
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.
109. General Chemistry
Elizabeth Stemmler M 10:30 - 11:25, W 10:30 - 11:25, F 10:30 - 11:25 Cleaveland-151
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. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the chemistry placement examination prior to registering for Chemistry 109.
109. General Chemistry
Amanda Mifflin M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Druckenmiller-016
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. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the chemistry placement examination prior to registering for Chemistry 109.
109. General Chemistry
Eric Peterson M 8:30 - 9:25, W 8:30 - 9:25, F 8:30 - 9:25 Hatch Library-012
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. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the chemistry placement examination prior to registering for Chemistry 109.
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Colleen McKenna Eric Peterson Elizabeth Stemmler 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. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the chemistry placement examination prior to registering for Chemistry 109.
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Eric Peterson Elizabeth Stemmler Amanda Mifflin 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. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the chemistry placement examination prior to registering for Chemistry 109.
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Colleen McKenna Eric Peterson Elizabeth Stemmler 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. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the chemistry placement examination prior to registering for Chemistry 109.
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Rene Bernier Eric Peterson Elizabeth Stemmler 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. To ensure proper placement, students are expected to have taken the chemistry placement examination prior to registering for Chemistry 109.
205. Environmental Chemistry
Dharanija Vasudevan M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Adams-208
Focuses on two key processes that influence human and wildlife exposure to potentially harmful substances – chemical speciation and transformation. Equilibrium principles as applied to acid-base, complexation, precipitation, and dissolution reactions are used to explore organic and inorganic compound speciation in natural and polluted waters; quantitative approaches are emphasized. The kinetics and mechanisms of organic compound transformation via hydrolysis, oxidation, reduction, and photochemical reactions are examined; environmental conditions and chemical structural criteria that influence reactivity are emphasized. Weekly laboratory sections are concerned with the detection and quantification of organic and inorganic compounds in air, water, and soils/sediments.
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Dharanija Vasudevan Martha Black M 1:00 - 4:55
Focuses on two key processes that influence human and wildlife exposure to potentially harmful substances – chemical speciation and transformation. Equilibrium principles as applied to acid-base, complexation, precipitation, and dissolution reactions are used to explore organic and inorganic compound speciation in natural and polluted waters; quantitative approaches are emphasized. The kinetics and mechanisms of organic compound transformation via hydrolysis, oxidation, reduction, and photochemical reactions are examined; environmental conditions and chemical structural criteria that influence reactivity are emphasized. Weekly laboratory sections are concerned with the detection and quantification of organic and inorganic compounds in air, water, and soils/sediments.
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Dharanija Vasudevan Martha Black T 1:00 - 4:55
Focuses on two key processes that influence human and wildlife exposure to potentially harmful substances – chemical speciation and transformation. Equilibrium principles as applied to acid-base, complexation, precipitation, and dissolution reactions are used to explore organic and inorganic compound speciation in natural and polluted waters; quantitative approaches are emphasized. The kinetics and mechanisms of organic compound transformation via hydrolysis, oxidation, reduction, and photochemical reactions are examined; environmental conditions and chemical structural criteria that influence reactivity are emphasized. Weekly laboratory sections are concerned with the detection and quantification of organic and inorganic compounds in air, water, and soils/sediments.
226. Organic Chemistry II
Richard Broene M 9:30 - 10:25, W 9:30 - 10:25, F 9:30 - 10:25 Druckenmiller-004
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 Druckenmiller-020
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 Brian Linton The Department 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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Richard Broene Brian Linton The Department 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 Brian Linton The Department 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 Brian Linton The Department 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. Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Bruce Kohorn T 8:30 - 9:55, TH 8:30 - 9:55 Druckenmiller-020
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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Bruce Kohorn Peter Schlax Jr 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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Bruce Kohorn Peter Schlax Jr 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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Bruce Kohorn Peter Schlax Jr 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 Druckenmiller-020
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.
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Judith Foster 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 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.
252. Physical Chemistry II
Amanda Mifflin T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25 Searles-126
Development and principles of quantum mechanics with applications to atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactivity, and molecular spectroscopy. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.
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Beverly DeCoster Amanda Mifflin
Development and principles of quantum mechanics with applications to atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactivity, and molecular spectroscopy. Lectures and four hours of laboratory work per week.
263. Laboratory in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Katherine Farnham M 2:30 - 3:55 Druckenmiller-110
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 man
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Katherine Farnham T 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 man
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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 man
310. Instrumental Analysis
Elizabeth Stemmler T 10:00 - 11:25, TH 10:00 - 11:25 Hatch Library-012
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 2:30 - 3:55, TH 2:30 - 3:55 Druckenmiller-241
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.
360. Molecular Medicine
Brian Linton M 2:30 - 3:55, W 2:30 - 3:55 Searles-116
Exploration of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease, with concurrent emphasis on the development of medicinal treatments. Specific topics may include metabolic disorders and treatment, activity of antibiotics, bacteriological resistance, HIV infection and antiviral treatment, cancer occurrence and treatment, and the pharmacology of brain activity. A significant portion of the covered material is derived from the primary literature. All medical conditions are framed in the context of pharmaceutical design and evaluation.