Chemistry and Biochemistry Courses Offered

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Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Courses

Chem 100: Chemical Science, 4 Credits
Introductory Course in general inorganic chemistry designed for the student with little or no previous science training.
3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week.

Prerequisite(s): A math placement score of 30 or better or a grade of C or better in Math 105.

Chem 101: Chemical Science, 4 Credits
Designed for students in nursing and related fields.
Introductory chemistry with an emphasis on organic chemistry and selected aspects of general chemistry.
3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory and 1 hour of discussion per week.

Prerequisite(s):
A score on the chemistry placement test of 1 and a math placement score of 30 or better or a grade of C or better in Math 105; or a grade of C or better in Chem 100.

Chem 102: General Chemistry, 5 Credits
Designed for students in science and related fields.
Introductory college chemistry - modern fundamental principles of chemistry, with emphasis on the chemistry of nonmetals.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory and 1 hour of discussion per week.

Prerequisite(s):A score on the chemistry placement test of 1 and a math placement score of 30 or better or a grade of C or better in Math 105; or a grade of C or better in Chem 100.

Chem 103: Survey of Biochemistry, 4 Credits
Designed for students in nursing and related fields.
The nature of materials of biological systems.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory and 1 hour of discussion per week.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 101.

 Chem 104: General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis, 5 Credits
Designed for students in science and related fields.
Continuation of Chemistry 102.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory and 1 hour of discussion per week.

Prerequisite(s):A grade C or better in Chem 102.

Chem 105: General Chemistry for Engineering, 5 Credits
Designed for students in engineering and related fields.
Modern principles of chemistry with emphasis on applications in engineering fields.
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory and 1 hour of discussion per week.

Prerequisite(s):A score on the chemistry placement test of 1 and a math placement score of 30 or better or a grade of C or better in Math 105; or a grade of C or better in Chem 100.

Chem 106: Chemistry in The World Around Us, 3 Credits
Intended for non-science majors and minors
An introduction to chemistry with an emphasis on outlining how chemistry affects our everyday lives.
3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s):none.

Chem 185: Basic Chemistry For Teachers, 3 Credits
Intended for elementary education majors
Chemistry in the scheme of things; chemical models, atoms and molecules; properties of elements; useful chemical reactions.
2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s):Math 176 or instructor consent.

Chem 194: Freshman Seminar (Subtitled), 3 Credits, Undergraduate
The specific topics are announced in the schedule of classes each time the class is offered.

Chem 221: Elementary Quantitative Analysis, 4 Credits
Introduction to modern chemical analysis, including volumetric, gravimetric, electrochemical, and chromatographic methods.
2 hours of lecture and 6 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 104.

Chem 289: Internship in Chemistry, Lower Division, 1-6 Credits
Application of basic principles of chemistry in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Prerequisite(s):Introductory course in chemistry; 2.25 GPA; consent of supervising faculty member.

Chem 297: Study Abroad (Subtitled), 1-12 Credits
Variable content. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored programs before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.

Prerequisite(s):Acceptance for Study Abroad Program.

Chem 311: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Inorganic chemistry; solid state chemistry, coordination chemistry, main-group chemistry.

Prerequisite(s):Grade of C or better in Chem 104.

Chem 341: Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Intended for students who expect to take only one semester of organic chemistry.

Prerequisite(s):Grade of C or better in Chem 104; concurrent registration in Chem 342 recommended.

Chem 342: Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 Credits
Laboratory component for students who expect to take only one semester of organic chemistry.
6 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 104; concurrent registration in Chem 341 recommended.

Chem 343: Organic Chemistry, 3 Credits
For students who intend to take more than one semester of organic chemistry.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 104.

Chem 344: Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 Credits
Laboratory component for students who expect to take
more than one semester of organic chemistry.
6 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 343; concurrent registration in Chem 345 recommended.

Chem 345: Organic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Continuation of Chem 343.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 343; concurrent registration in Chem 344 recommended.

Chem 381: Honors Seminar: (Subtitled), 3H. Credits
Discussion of aspects of the relationship of chemistry and society.

Prerequisite(s):Sophomore status; Honors 200; consent from the Honors College director; additional prerequisite possible depending on specific topic.

Chem 399: Special Chemical Problems (Subtitled), 1-4 Credits
Directed study or research on topics selected by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s):Chem 104; instructor consent.

Chem 489: Internship in Chemistry, Upper Division, 1-6 Credits
Application of advanced principles of chemistry in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Prerequisite(s):Junior status; 300-level or above course in Chemistry; 2.25 GPA; consent of supervising faculty member.

Chem 582: Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I, 2 Credits
Modern advanced chemical synthesis techniques.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 344.

Chem 584: Advanced Chemistry Laboratory II, 2 Credits
Advanced laboratory for analysis and characterization of chemical compounds.

Prerequisite(s):A grade of C or better in Chem 344, 524, and 563.

Chem 599: Special Projects in Chemistry, 3-5 Credits
Graduate Directed study or research on subjects selected by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s):Junior status; consent of supervising faculty member.

Chem 691: Senior Research, 1-4 Credits
Introduction to chemical research. Work involves independent and original study done under the direction of a staff member; communication of results.

Prerequisite(s):Senior status; consent of supervising faculty member.

Chem 692: Senior Thesis, 2-6 Credits
Introduction to chemical research. Work involves independent and original study done under the direction of a staff member staff.

Prerequisite(s):Senior status; grade of C or better in English 102 or score at level 4 on English placement test; consent of supervising faculty member.

Undergraduate/Graduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Courses

Chem 497: Study Abroad (Subtitled), 1-12 Credits
Variable content. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored programs before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; acceptance for Study Abroad Program.

Chem 501: Introduction to Biochemistry, 3 Credits
The chemistry of biological systems.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 341 or 345.
Chem 502: Development of Modern Chemistry, 2 Credits
Traces the development of chemistry from ancient to modern times.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; a grade of C or better in Chem 221 and Chem 341 or 343.

Chem 511: Inorganic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Introduction to theoretical principles and descriptive chemistry of the elements.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 562; or graduate status.

Chem 524: Intermediate Analytical Chemistry, 3-5 Credits
Chemical equilibria, separations, and theory and practice of instrumental measurements.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 221.

Chem 560: Biophysical Chemistry, 3 Credits
General course in physical chemistry designed for majors in fields other than chemistry.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 104; Math 211 or equivalent.

Chem 561: Physical Chemistry I, 3 Credits
Course content is largely chemical thermodynamics. does not count toward a graduate degree in chemistry.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grades of C or better in Chem 104, Physics 210 and 215, and Math 233; ElecEng 234 or Math 234 recommended.

Chem 562: Physical Chemistry II, 3 Credits
Continuation of chemistry 561: course content is largely kinetics, statistical mechanics, and quantum chemistry.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 561.

Chem 563: Physical Chemistry Laboratory, 1-2 Credits
Physical chemistry laboratory.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 221 and Chem 561.

Chem 601: Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function, 3 Credits,
Cellular synthesis of proteins, protein structure/function, enzyme mechanisms.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grades of C or better in Chem 345, 501, and either 560 or 562 (concurrent registration permitted for either).

Chem 602: Biochemistry: Cellular Processes, 3 Credits
Biosynthesis and metabolism of nucleic acids, structure and replication of DNA, control of gene expression, signal transduction.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 501 or instructor consent.

Chem 603: Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory, 2 Credits
Experiments in biological preparations, colorimetry, chromatography, and radioisotope techniques.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grades of C or better in Chem 221 and Chem 501.

Chem 604: Biochemistry: Metabolism, 3 Credits
Glycolysis, photosynthesis, biosynthesis, metabolism.
Prerequisite(s):Junior status; grade of C or better in Chem 501 or instructor consent.

Chem 611: Physical Inorganic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Physical and theoretical aspects of inorganic chemistry (spectroscopy, crystallography, kinetic and theoretical methods) are discussed.
Chem 612: Transition Metal and Organometallic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Advanced survey of elements, emphasizing transition elements and organometallic species. Main group organometallics and actinides and lanthanides briefly discussed.

Chem 613: Main Group Chemistry, 3 Credits

Chem 630: Computational Chemistry, 3 Credits
Computer modeling techniques for molecular systems.

Chem 640: Physical Methods of Organic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Application of modern instrumental methods to the separation, analysis, and identification of organic compounds.

Chem 661: Intermediate Chemical Thermodynamics, 3 Credits
Laws of thermodynamics equilibria between phases. Introductory statistical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties of gases, solids, and solution.

Chem 662: Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics, 3 Credits
Present understanding of reaction kinetics and dynamics. Topics range from experimental methods for kinetics measurements to microscopic theories of reaction rates.

Chem 697: Senior Seminar, 1 Credit


Graduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Courses

Chem 701: Topics in Biochemistry (Subtitled), 2-4 Credits
Selected topics in biochemistry. Two topics, each for 2 cr, will last 1/2 of the semester.

Chem 726: Topics in Analytical Chemistry (Subtitled), 3 Credits
Selected topics which reflect current advances in analytical chemistry.

Chem 740: Advanced Organic Chemistry-Methods in Synthetic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Discussion of name reactions and other synthetic methods of preparative significance used in organic syntheses. Introduction and modification of functional groups. Recent examples of application from modern organic chemistry.

Chem 741: Topics in Organic Chemistry (Subtitled), 3 Credits
A selected topic in organic chemistry is discussed each semester. likely topics include aromatic substitution, organic photochemistry, organometallics, or nuclear magnetic resonance.

Chem 748: Physical Organic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Application of kinetics and other physical principles to the determination of reaction mechanisms.

Chem 762: Topics in Physical Chemistry (Subtitled), 3 Credits
In-depth discussion of selected topics of current interest in modern physical chemistry.

Chem 765: Statistical Thermodynamics, 3 Credits
Fundamental principles of statistical mechanics, with applications to topics of physiochemical interest.

Chem 767: Basic Quantum Chemistry, 3 Credits
Basic postulates of quantum mechanics and consequences. Exact solutions for simple systems. Approximation methods for complex systems. Group theory and applications in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.

Chem 768: Surface Chemistry I, 3 Credits
Physical and chemical aspects of solid surfaces, adsorption theories, kinetics of heterogeneous systems. Approximation methods for complex systems. Group theory and applications in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry.

Chem 769: Surface Chemistry II, 3 Credits
Discussion of kinetic methods of studying reaction mechanisms with particular emphasis on catalytic reactions.

Chem 780: Modern Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3 Credits
Organic chemical processes-comprehensive emphasis on chemistry, polymers (preparation, properties, application), energy aspects, raw material supplies, impact on nation's and world's economics.

Chem 781: Pulsed NMR Spectroscopy Theory and Practice, 2 Credits
Discussion of Modern FT-NMR Approaches to Analysis of Chemical Structure and Dynamics, Including Spin Relaxation, Polarization Transfer, Two-dimensional, and Imaging Experiments.

Chem 798: Scientific Glassblowing, 1 Credit
Techniques in Design and Maintenance of Scientific Glassware, Including Low Pressure Systems Together with Consideration of the Chemical Structure and Properties of Common Glasses.

Chem 862: Topics in Theoretical Chemistry (Subtitled), 3 Credits
Discussions of topics in theoretical chemistry. Subjects include atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy, chemical dynamics, intermolecular forces, relativistic effects, theories of electronic structure.

Chem 900: Chemistry Colloquium, 0 Credits
Weekly Lectures on Current Research by Members of the Department and Visiting Scientists.

Chem 912: Graduate Seminar, 1 Credit
Research Problems in Chemistry.

Chem 904: Seminar in Surface Chemistry: (Subtitled), 1-3 Credits
Special topics in surface chemistry. Credits determined by instructor each time course is offered.

Chem 931: Advanced Seminar in Analytical Chemistry, 1 Credit

Chem 932: Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry, 1 Credit

Chem 934: Advanced Seminar in Organic Chemistry, 1 Credit

Chem 935: Advanced Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 1 Credit

Chem 990: Research: Organic, 1-9 Credits

Chem 993: Research: Analytical, 1-9 Credits

Chem 992: Research: Physical, 1-9 Credits

Chem 996: Research: Biochemical, 1-9 Credits


Certificate Programs in Forensic Science (Undergraduate)

Chem 281: Dead Men Do Tell Tales: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 3 Credits,
A multidisiplinary view of how forensic scientists contribute to the many ways that physical evidence is collected, analyzed, an evaluated.

Chem 285: Medicolegal Death Investigation, 3 Credits
Lectures on the fundamentals of death investigation as outlined by national guidelines for death investigators.

Chem 481: Criminalistics, 3. Credits
Instruction on collection, preservation and analysis of physical evidence from crime scenes. Instruction on the rules of evidence and expert testimony.

Chem 585: Internship in Forensic Toxicology, 1-3 Credits
Practical experience in forensic toxicology laboratory under the supervision of a toxicologist.

Chem 585: Internship in Death Investigation, 1-3 Credits
Practical experience in death investigation under the supervision of a death investigator and forensic pathologist.

Chem 594: Internship in Forensic Science, 1-3 Credits
On-site shadowing of evidence analyst at State Crime Laboratory.