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Course Descriptions

CHEMISTRY

 
CHEM-101   General Inorganic Chemistry I
4 Credits (Science Core)
Designed mainly for science majors and pre-pro- fessional students, this course will enable the student to solve problems and answer questions involving mole concept, gas laws and kinetic theory, stoichiometry and chemical equations, solutions, and atomic structure and electronic arrangement. Independent lab experiments will provide students with data they can appraise, use, and interpret  to identify  properties and/ or unknown  chemical substances. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in MATH-122 or higher. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CHEM-102   General Inorganic Chemistry II
4 Credits (Science Core)
This course, designed mainly for science ma- jors and pre-professional students, will enable students to solve problems involving chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, ionic and heterogeneous equilibria  in aqueous so- lutions, electrochemistr y, and  reaction  rates. Independent lab experiments will provide stu- dents with data that they can appraise, use, and interpret to identify unknowns in qualitative and quantitative  analysis. Prerequisite:  CHEM-101. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CHEM-103   Fundamentals of General Chemistry
4 Credits (Science Core)
This one semester course is designed mainly for students who are interested in the allied health field. This course will provide the student with an introduction to inorganic chemistry and general chemical principles. The student will be able to answer questions and solve problems involving measurement, atomic structure, chemical bond- ing, molecular structure, chemical reactions, stoichiometr y, gas laws,  solutions,   kinetics, equilibrium and nuclear reactions. Laboratory experiments will provide  the student with op- portunities to collect and analyze data and identify  unknown  chemical  substances from their properties. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in MATH-070. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
 
CHEM-104   Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry
4 Credits (Science Core)
This  one-semester course is designed mainly for pre-professional science students who  are interested in the allied health field. This course will provide the student with an introduction to organic and biochemistry. The student will be able to answer questions and solve problems involving nomenclature, physical properties, and the synthesis of aliphatic compounds such as alkanes, alcohols, carboxylic acids, aldehydes and ketones. The major organic biomolecules such as lipids, proteins and carbohydrates, including  their function  in cells and tissues, will be studied. The laboratory component will de- velop skills necessary to synthesize and analyze organic compounds.  Prerequisite: CHEM-101 or CHEM-103. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CHEM-105   Chemistry and Society
3 Credits (Science Core)
After successful completion  of this course, the student will have an understanding  of basic chemical concepts and knowledge of the ben- efits of chemical technology to the consumer. The student will also understand the complexity of the major environmental problems plaguing our nation and the planet. Corequisite: CHEM-
115. (3 hours weekly)
 
CHEM-115   Chemistry and Society Lab
1 Credit (Science Core)
After successful completion  of this laboratory, students will have an understanding of the met- ric system, basic laboratory measurements and instruments.  Students will investigate methods of recycling, separation, synthesis and chemical analysis using samples of common household substances.  Students will analyze labels  and claims from a consumer’s  point of view. Pre- or corequisite:  CHEM-105. (3 hours lab weekly)
 
CHEM-135   Chemistry for Engineers
3 Credits (Science Core)
Designed mainly for engineering students intend- ing to transfer to the University of Maryland, College Park, this course will enable the student to solve problems and answer questions involving atomic structure, electron arrangement, the mole concept, stoichiometry and chemical reactions, solutions,  gas laws and kinetic  theory, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and reaction rates. Prerequisite: MATH-143. (3 hours weekly)
 
CHEM-136   Chemistry for Engineers Lab
1 Credit (Science Core)
This course is designed mainly for engineering students intending to transfer to the University of Maryland College Park or Morgan State Universi- ty. In CHEM-136, students will investigate the fun- damental principles of chemistry using various techniques including  UV-VIS spectrophotometry, titrations,  chemical  analysis, electrochemical cells, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and gravimetric analysis. Lab experiments will pro- vide the student with data to collect and interpret in order to measure properties and/or identify chemical substances. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM-135. (3 hours lab weekly)
 
CHEM-201   Organic Chemistry I
4 Credits (Science Core)
CHEM-201, a course designed  mainly  for science majors and pre-professional students, will enable the student to answer questions and solve prob- lems involving nomenclature, physical properties and synthesis of aliphatic compounds,  such as alkanes, alcohols, carboxylic  acids, aldehydes and ketones. In the lab program, the student will acquire skills in laboratory techniques, prepare organic compounds, study their properties, and interpret data collected to identify unknowns. Prerequisite:  CHEM-101. (3 hours lecture,  3 hours lab weekly)
 
CHEM-202   Organic Chemistry II
4 Credits (Science Core)
A course designed mainly for science majors and  pre-professional  students, CHEM-202 will enable the student to answer questions and solve problems involving aromatic compounds and their derivatives, carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats. In the lab program, the student will acquire skills in laboratory techniques, prepare organic compounds, study their properties, and interpret data collected to identify unknowns. Prerequisite:  CHEM-201. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)
 
CHEM-290H   Chemistry Research - Honors
3 Credits
Chemistry Research is an honors course which provides students with an opportunity to engage in chemical research. The goal of this course is to develop chemical research skills. The in- structor will be working closely with students as they choose, develop, and carry out a research project. Students will learn how to use state-of- the-art research equipment that can be applied to their own research project. The instructor will provide assistance with the learning of laboratory techniques, statistical methods, library research, computer-assisted data analysis, and research paper writing. Prerequisite: A or B in CHEM-101 and consent of instructor. (3 hours weekly)
 

hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
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