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CHE 1XX - Chemistry Elective
Chemistry Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CHE 200 - Introductory Chemistry w/Lab
Introductory Chemistry With Lab
Prerequisite: None
NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course>

An academic core course covering the basic concepts of modern chemistry, including metric system, atomic structure, periodic chart, bonding reactions, nomenclature, and practical applications. 3 hour lecture, 3 hour lab.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIIB-Natural Sciences, Lab, LAC - Natural Science With Lab, LAC T1NS-Natural Science

CHE 205 - Chemistry of Life W/Lab
Chemistry Of Life W/Lab
Prerequisite: None
NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course>

An introductory couse about chemistry and the role it plays in our everyday lives. Topics include general chemistry, an introduction to chemical compounds, and introductory biological chemistry and how these areas of science relate to current societal issues such as pollution, food, and drug development. Laboratory exercises will provide experience in observation, experimentation, and analysis of data. Three hours lecutre, two and a half hours laboratory work per week.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
GER IIIB-Natural Sciences, Lab, LAC - Natural Science With Lab, LAC T1NS-Natural Science

CHE 210 - General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lecture
Prerequisite: High School Chemistry & placement in MAT 155 or 243; OR completion of a Tier I Math. Pre or Co-Requisite: CHE 212

Conceptual approach to modern chemistry. Topics include atomic theory, laws and theories concerning physical and chemical behavior. Emphasis given to structure of atoms and molecules and the nature of chemical bonding.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIIB-Natural Sciences

CHE 211 - General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lecture
Prerequisite: CHE 210, 212; Pre or Co-requisite: CHE 213, Placement in MAT 155, 155P, 243 or concurrent registration in MAT 155, 155P, or MAT 243, or completion of a T1M course.

Continuation of CHE 210.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIIB-Natural Sciences

CHE 212 - General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry I Lab
Co-Requisite: CHE 210

Laboratory offered simultaneously with CHE 210. NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course>



1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIIB-Natural Sciences

CHE 213 - General Chemistry II Lab
General Chemistry II Lab
Prerequisite: CHE 210, 212; Co-Requisite: CHE 211

Laboratory offered simultaneously with CHE 211.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IIIB-Natural Sciences

CHE 216 - Organic Chemistry I With Lab
Organic Chemistry I With Lab
Prerequisite: CHE 210-213

Study of the chemical compounds of carbon from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course>



0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

CHE 217 - Organic Chemistry II With Lab
Organic Chemistry II With Lab
Prereq: C- or better in CHE 216 or permission of instructor.

NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

CHE 2XX - Chemistry Elective
Chemistry Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CHE 310 - Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Prerequisite: CHE 210-213 or Consent Of The Instructor
A study of current environmental problems and practices related to chemistry and the chemical process industries. Biogeochemical cycling of elements in the context of air, water, food and land usage are discussed. Energy resources and the energy crisis are related to environmental restraint and pollution abatement policies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

CHE 316 - Biochemistry I
Biochemistry I
Prerequisite: CHE 216-217 or Consent of Instructor
Co-requisite: CHE 317

An in-depth study of the biosynthesis and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids; enzymes; biological oxidation; vitamins; hormones; and other topics of interest. *This course is not a substitution or equivalent to BIO 424 Biological Chemistry.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

CHE 317 - Biochemistry I Laboratory
Biochemistry I Lab
Co-requisite: CHE 316

NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course>

This introductory biochemistry laboratory course is designed for students requiring a broad overview of modern biochemical methodologies and techniques. Subjects covered in the course include buffers, spectrophotometry, use of radioisotopes and isolation, purification and characterization of enzymes. Four hour lab.

1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Physical Science Department

CHE 318 - Biochemistry II
Biochemistry II
Prerequisite: CHE 316

This second semester biochemistry course is designed for students requiring a thorough understanding and greater appreciation of metabolic control mechanisms. This course will explore in depth subjects covered in CHE 316 and several new topics. Subjects include metabolic regulation and abnormalities, intracellular signaling, apoptosis, and the extracellular matrix. Three hours lecture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

CHE 319 - Biochemistry II Laboratory
Biochemistry Laboratory II
Prerequisite: None

NOTE: There is a $50.00 lab fee for this course>

Continuation of CHE 317 Biochemistry Laboratory I. Designed for students requiring an overview of biochemical techniques. Subjects include instrumentation, food analyses radioisotopes, lipids, and ligand-binding quantitations. Three hours laboratory.

1.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

Physical Science Department

CHE 320 - Quantitative Chem Analys W/Lab
Quantitative Chemical Analysis With Lab
Prerequisite: CHE 210-213

NOTE: There is a $50 lab fee for this course.

Detailed study of practical methods used in determination of the quantity of constituents present in samples of matter. Methods and instruments needed to measure composition. Includes several samples, carefully analyzed, to develop necessary laboratory skills and to promote the ability to solve problems. Gravimetric, volumetric, and instrumental methods are included.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

CHE 322 - Physical Chem For Life Sci
Physical Chemistry For The Life Sciences
Prerequisite: CHE 210-213 or Consent of Instructor

One-semester course designed to meet the needs of those interested in the life sciences. Thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium (including buffer systems) and chemical kinetics are studied in greater detail than in CHE 210 and CHE 211. Calculus techniques developed as needed early in the course.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

CHE 323 - Physical Biochemistry
Physical Biochemistry
Prerequisite: Che 210-213 or Consent of Instructor.

Energetics and kinetics of metabolic reactions. Inter- actions of electromagnetic radiation and biolocial macro- molecules. Formation and energetics of supramolecular structures. The basis of selected techniques of molecular biology. DNA melting and thermal transitions in polymers, thermodynamics, analysis of reactions, binding theory, cooperative interactions. reactions, binding theory, and cooperative interactions. Three hour lecture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

CHE 336 - Applied Hydrogeochemisty w/Lab
Applied Hydrogeochemistry With Laboratory
Prerequisite: EES 322, CHE 211

An introduction to aqueous geochemistry and isotope hydrology. Emphasis is placed on using the chemical and isotope properties of water, and their spatial distribution, as a means of investigating water transport on and below the earth's surface.

0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 2.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Environmental Earth Science Department

CHE 360 - Topics In Chemistry
Topics In Chemistry
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Variable credits and topics in chemistry as interest warrants. May be repeated for credit.

1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

CHE 370 - Organic Qualtv Analysis W/Lab
Organic Qualitative Analysis
Prerequisite: CHE 216-217 or Consent of Instructor

NOTE: There is a $50 lab fee for this course.

Laboratory course in the identification of unknown organic materials by classic wet methods and modern instrumental techniques. Designed to give exposure to a wide variety of organic lab methods. Three hours lecture per week with four lab hours.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

CHE 380 - Tutorial In Chemistry
Tutorial In Chemistry
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Small group or individualized study of advanced topics in chemistry. May be repeated for credit.

1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physical Science Department

CHE 3XX - Chemistry Elective
Chemistry Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

CHE 410 - Physical BiochemTechniques
Physical Biochemistry Techniques
Prerequisite: CHE 210-213, CHE 323

One-semester course that will examine biophysical methods used to characterize chemical reactions and macromolecules. The areas covered will include topics such as: interactions of biological macromolecules, techniques for characterization of macromolecular folding, and techniques to characterize macromolecular size, shape and quaternary structure. Three Hour Lecture.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Physical Science Department

CHE 425 - Chemical Instrumentation W/Lab
Chemical Instrumentation W/Lab
Prerequisite: CHE 216 - 217 and stage 2 university writing requirement completed.
Pre or Corequisite: CHE 316

NOTE: There is a $50 lab fee for this course.

One semester course that will examine theory and applicaton of optical and electrical instruments to solve chemical and biochemical problems. The areas covered will include techniques and data analysis in: spectroscopy, separations, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, and surface analysis. Emhasis will be placed on theoretical and practical considerations of instrumental components, operation, data interpretation, and statistical analysis. The advantages as well as the practical limitations of each technique will be discussed and applied to the solution of problems in chemical and biochemical analysis. Three hour lecture; Four hour lab.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive

CHE 430 - Nanosystems Laboratory
Nanosystems Laboratory
Pre-req: Permission of Instructor and CHE 216 & 217

This course applies the theory and practice of basic chemical instrumentation to nanomaterials. The scope is limited to the analysis of metal, metal oxide, and semiconductor nanoparticle samples using electronic and fluorescence spectrscopy, chromatography and centrifugation separations, and electrochemical methods of analysis.

3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture and Lab

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts Work

CHE 450 - The Biochemistry Profession
The Biochemistry Profession
Pre-req: LAC student with two Tier II courses or GER student

This course is designed as a capstone experience (LAC Tier III) its purpose both to unify and provide a broader context for knowledge of biochemistry acquired throughout the proceeding undergraduate years within the biochemistry program. Consisting of a weekly 3 hours lecture period. This course will explore current biochemical investigations, techniques, and the key roles of scientific discovery processes both on our current and potential future societies. Students will be expected to gain the skills, competencies, and ethical character of a professional in the biochemistry field. Topics covered will promote discussion relative to the basic principles learned during fundamental scientific academic course offerings, and require critical analysis of the scientific research in terms of scientific competency and societal merit.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Physical Science Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience

CHE 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Written Consent of Instructor



1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physical Science Department

CHE 490 - Internship: Teaching Chemistry
Internship: Teaching Chemistry
Prerequisites: CHE 210-213 with grade of 'B' or better and Consent of Instructor

Provides opportunity to gain experience in teaching laboratory and discussion section of general chemistry.

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Physical Science Department

CHE 491 - Internship: Env.Protect Agency
Internship: Environmental Protection Agency
Prerequisite: Major in one of the Sciences with at least two years of Chemistry including CHE 310.

Student will work directly under the supervision of the Region I Laboratory Director of the Environmental Protection Agency. The program will involve one semester of laboratory and field work. Projects may involve studies of chemical and biological pollution problems and assisting other agencies in abatement of such problems. Students wishing to participate in the program will be screened by a committee of the science faculty.

1.000 TO 16.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 32.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Physical Science Department

CHE 492 - Directed Research
Directed Research
Prerequisite: Written Consent of Instructor

For students who wish to work under supervision of a chemistry faculty member on a current research project. Students should have had advanced chemistry courses and a 'B' average in their courses.

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Physical Science Department

CHE 4XX - Chemistry Elective
Chemistry Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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