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CHEM Chemistry and Biochemistry



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100 Chemical Science. 4 cr. U. Introductory course in general inorganic chemistry designed for the student with little or no previous science training. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.|Not open for cr to students who have cr in Chem 102(ER), 111(ER), or 117(ER). Prereq: a math placement score of 30 or a grade of C or better in Math 105(P).
101 Chemical Science. 4 cr. U. Introductory chemistry with an emphasis on organic chemistry and selected aspects of general chemistry. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab, 1 hr dis.|Designed for students in nursing and related fields. Not open for cr to students who have cr in Chem 341 or 343; may not serve as prereq for Chem 341 or 343. Prereq: a suitable score on the chem placement test, & a math placement score of 30 or a grade of C or better in Math 105(P); or a grade of C or better in Chem 100(P).
102 General Chemistry. 5 cr. U. Introductory college chemistry. Modern fundamental principles of chemistry, with emphasis on the chemistry of nonmetals. 3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab, 1 hr dis.|4 cr count as repeat of Chem 117. Not open to those w/cr in Chem 105(ER) or 111(ER). Prereq: 1 yr H.S. algebra, 1 yr H.S. chem, suitable score on chem placement test, & math placement score 30 or min grade C in Math 105(P); or min grade C in Chem 100(P).
103 (201) Survey of Biochemistry. 4 cr. U. The nature of materials of biological systems. 3 hrs lec, 1 hr dis, 3 hrs lab.|Designed for students in nursing and related fields. Not open for cr to chem majors or to students who have cr in Chem 341 or 343; may not serve as a prereq for Chem 341 or 343. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 101(P).
104 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis. 5 cr. U. Continuation of Chem 102. 3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab, 1 hr dis.|4 of 5 cr count as repeat of Chem 118. Not open for cr to those w/cr in Chem 111(ER). Prereq: grade C or better in Chem 102(P).
105 General Chemistry for Engineering. 5 cr. U. Modern principles of chemistry with emphasis on applications in engineering fields.|Not open to those w/cr in Chem 104(ER) or 118(ER). Not a prereq for Chem 221, 223, 341, 343. Prereq: 1 yr H.S. chem, 1 yr H.S. algebra, suitable score on chem placement test, math placement score 30 or min grade C in Math 105(P); or min grade C in Chem 100(P).
106 Chemistry in the World Around Us--Chemistry for the Non-Science Major. 3 cr. U. An introduction to chemistry with an emphasis on outlining how chemistry affects our everyday lives. 3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab/dis.|Intended for non-science majors and minors; does not carry cr toward chem or biochem majors or chem minor. Not open for cr to students who have cr in Chem 100-120. Prereq: none.
185 Basic Chemistry for Teachers. 3 cr. U. Chemistry in the scheme of things; chemical models, atoms and molecules; properties of elements; useful chemical reactions. 2 hrs lec; 2 hrs lab/dis.|Not open for cr to students who have cr in Chem courses 100-120. Prereq: Math 176(P) or cons instr.
194 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
221 Elementary Quantitative Analysis. 4 cr. U. Introduction to modern chemical analysis, including volumetric, gravimetric, electrochemical, and chromatographic methods. 2 hrs lec, 6 hrs lab.|Prereq: a grade of C or better in Chem 104(P).
281 Dead Men Do Tell Tales: An Introduction to Forensic Science. 3 cr. U. A multidisciplinary view of how forensic scientists contribute to the many ways that physical evidence is collected, analyzed, and evaluated.|Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of Anthro/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281. Prereq: none.
285 Medicolegal Death Investigation. 3 cr. U. Lectures on the fundamentals of death investigation as outlined by national guidelines for death investigators.|Jointly-offered with & counts as repeat of Anthro/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 285. Prereq: none.
289 Internship in Chemistry, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of chemistry in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in chem; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic.|Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
311 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry. 3 cr. U. Inorganic chemistry; solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main-group chemistry.|Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 104(P).
341 Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry. 3 cr. U. Intended for students who expect to take only one semester of organic chemistry.|Not open for cr to students who have credit in Chem 343. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 104(P); conc reg in Chem 342(R).
342 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 2 cr. U. 6 hrs lab.|Prereq: a grade of C or better in Chem 104(P); conc reg in 341(R).
343 Organic Chemistry. 3 cr. U. For students who intend to take more than one semester of organic chemistry.|Not open for cr to students who have credit in Chem 341. Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 104(P).
344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 2 cr. U. 6 hr lab.|Not open for cr to students who have credit in Chem 342. Prereq: grade C or better Chem 343(P); conc reg Chem 345(R).
345 Organic Chemistry. 3 cr. U. Continuation of Chem 343.|Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 343(P); conc reg Chem 344(R).
381 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Discussion of aspects of the relationship of chemistry and society.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir; add'l prereq possible depending on specific topic.
399 Special Chemical Problems: (Subtitled). 1-4 cr. U. Directed study or research on topics selected by the instructor.|Retakable to 7 cr max. Prereq: Chem 104(P); cons instr.
481 Criminalistics. 3 cr. U. Instruction on collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence from crime scenes. Instruction on the rules of evidence and expert testimony.|Anthro 481, Chem 481, BMS(C L Sci) 481, & Crm Jst 481 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci cert prog; Anthro/Chem/C L Sci/Crm Jst 281(P); Crm Jst 480(P).
489 Internship in Chemistry, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of chemistry in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in Chem; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st.
501 Introduction to Biochemistry. 3 cr. U/G. The chemistry of biological systems.|Does not count toward graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 341(P) or 345(P).
502 Development of Modern Chemistry. 2 cr. U/G. Traces the development of chemistry from ancient to modern times.|Prereq: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P), & Chem 341(P) or 343(P).
511 Inorganic Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to theoretical principles and descriptive chemistry of the elements.|Does not count toward graduate degree in Chemistry. Prereq: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 562(P); or grad st.
524 Instrumental Analysis. 3 cr. U/G. Chemical equilibria, separations, and theory and practice of instrumental measurements.|Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P).
560 Biophysical Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. General course designed for majors in fields other than chemistry.|Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 104(P); Math 211(P) or equiv.
561 Physical Chemistry I. 3 cr. U/G. Primary focus on chemical thermodynamics.|Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 104(P), Physics 210(P) & 215(P), & Math 233(P); ElecEng 234(R) or Math 234(R).
562 Physical Chemistry II. 3 cr. U/G. Continuation of Chem 561; course content is largely kinetics, statistical mechanics, and quantum chemistry.|Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 561(P).
563 Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1-2 cr. U/G. |Carries grad cr for students other than chem students. Prereq: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P) & Chem 561(P).
582 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I. 2 cr. U. Modern advanced chemical synthesis techniques.|Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 344(P).
584 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory II. 2 cr. U. Advanced laboratory for analysis and characterization of chemical compounds.|Prereq: grade of C or better in Chem 344(P), 524(P), & 563(P).
585 Internship in Forensic Toxicology. 1-3 cr. U. Practical experience in a forensic toxicology laboratory under the supervision of a toxicologist.|Anthro 585, Chem 585, BMS(C L Sci) 585, & Crm Jst 585 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci cert prog; Anthro/Chem/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281(P) & 285(P); Chem 221(P) or 223(P); Crm Jst 480(P); Hepatitis B vaccine series or waiver.
589 Internship in Death Investigation. 1-3 cr. U. Practical experience in death investigation under the supervision of a death investigator and forensic pathologist.|Anthro 589, Chem 589, BMS(C L Sci) 589, & Crm Jst 589 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci certif prog; Anthro/Chem/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281(P); Crm Jst 480(P); BMS(C L Sci) 620(R); Hepatitis B vaccine series or waiver.
594 Internship in Forensic Science. 1-3 cr. U. On-site shadowing of evidence analyst at State Crime Laboratory.|Anthro 594, Chem 594, BMS(C L Sci) 594, & Crm Jst 594 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; admis to Forensic Sci cert prog; Anthro/Chem/BMS(C L Sci)/Crm Jst 281(P); Chem 221(P) or 223(P); Crm Jst 480(P); Hepatitis B vaccine series or waiver.
599 Special Projects in Chemistry. 3-5 cr. U/G. Directed study or research on subjects selected by the instructor. For further information consult dept chair.|Retakable to 7 cr max. Does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
601 Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function. 3 cr. U/G. Cellular synthesis of proteins, protein structure/function, enzyme mechanisms.|Prereq: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 345(P), 501(P), & either 560(C) or 562(C).
602 Biochemistry: Cellular Processes. 3 cr. U/G. Biosynthesis and metabolism of nucleic acids, structure and replication of DNA, control of gene expression, signal transduction.|Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or cons instr.
603 Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory. 2 cr. U/G. Experiments in biological preparations, colorimetry, chromatography, and radioisotope techniques.|Prereq: jr st; grades of C or better in Chem 221(P) or 223(P) & in Chem 501(P).
604 Biochemistry: Metabolism. 3 cr. U/G. Glycolysis, photosynthesis, biosynthesis, metabolism.|Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 501(P) or cons instr.
611 Physical Inorganic Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Physical and theoretical aspects of inorganic chemistry (spectroscopy, crystallography, kinetic and theoretical methods) are discussed.|Prereq: Chem 511(P) or cons instr.
612 Transition Metal and Organometallic Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Advanced survey of elements, emphasizing transition elements and organometallic species. Main group organometallics and actinides and lanthanides briefly discussed.|Prereq: Chem 511(P) or cons instr.
613 Main Group Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Advanced survey of metallic and non-metallic main group elements.|Prereq: jr st & grade of C or better in Chem 511(P); or grad st.
614 Bio-Inorganic Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Inorganic chemistry for biological systems; metaloproteins; coordination chemistry in enzymes.|Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 511(P).
630 Computational Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Computer modeling techniques for molecular systems.|Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in Chem 562(P) or cons instr.
640 Advanced Survey of Organic Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. |Prereq: jr st; a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P).
647 Physical Methods of Organic Chemistry. 3 cr. U/G. Application of modern instrumental methods to the separation, analysis, and identification of organic compounds.|Prereq: jr st, a grade of C or better in Chem 345(P), 346(P), 524(P).
661 Intermediate Chemical Thermodynamics. 3 cr. U/G. Laws of thermodynamics equilibria between phases. Introductory statistical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of gases, solids, and solutions.|Prereq: sr st, a grade of C or better in Chem 562(P).
662 Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics. 3 cr. U/G. Present understanding of reaction kinetics and dynamics. Topics range from experimental methods for kinetics measurements to microscopic theories of reaction rates.|Prereq: sr st; grade of C or better in Chem 562(P).
691 Senior Research. 1-4 cr. U. Introduction to chemical research. Independent and original study done under the direction of a staff member; communication of results. Recom for Chem majors.|Chem 691 & 692 retakable to combined 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; cons instr.
692 Senior Thesis. 2-6 cr. U. Introduction to chemical research. Independent and original study done under the direction of a staff member. Recom for chem majors.|Chem 691 & 692 retakable to combined 6 cr max. Prereq: sr st; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT; cons instr.
697 Senior Seminar. 1 cr. U. |Prereq: sr st.

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