Chemistry - Courses

See the current class schedule for current classes and course descriptions

CH 104/105/106 - Introductory Chemistry (CH 105 / CH 106 not currently offered)
It is designed for students who are in the health care fields and other non-science major programs and who need only an introduction to chemistry. This sequence acquaints students with the quantitative aspects of chemistry, and the foundation concepts/practices of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. The laboratory part of the course supports concepts addressed in the classroom and introduces standard laboratory procedures, safety considerations, and conservation principles.

CH 110 - Chemistry in Everyday Life (not currently offered)
Applies chemical concepts to societal aspects of all or part of the following: environmental concerns for air and water quality, herbicides, pesticides, metal poisoning, conventional and nuclear energy sources, and the greenhouse effect; chemical concepts of acids and bases, polymers, detergents, and cosmetics, biochemistry of food and energy production, nutrition, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and disease.

CH 112 - Chemistry for Health Occupations
This course will introduce Health Occupations students to the chemistry of human cells and their components. Organic and biochemistry concepts will be explored to develop and support understanding of cellular structure, function, and genetics, including cell reproduction and specialization within tissues of the human body.

CH 221/222/223 - General Chemistry
The classes are designed to prepare the student for further work in chemistry, biology, physics, many engineering fields, pre-medicine, and some allied health fields. General Chemistry focuses on inorganic chemistry and provides a basic understanding of the structure of matter, the changes matter undergoes, and the energy associated with those changes.

CH 241/242/243 - Organic Chemistry
It is a systematic coverage of aliphatic and aromatic chemistry. A survey of selected biologically important compounds is included during part of CH 243. There are three main areas of study.1) Structure determination by use of spectroscopic data and characteristic reactions of functional groups. 2) Reaction mechanisms, wherein reaction feasibility and rates are related to molecular structure. 3) Synthetic sequences in which complex molecules are built up from simple precursors.