Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


The courses listed below are all active courses in the course inventory. Students should refer to the class schedule or the appropriate academic department to inquire about course offerings.

 
  
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    BIOL 510 - General Ecology


    Description
    Basic concepts pertaining to plants and animals in relation to their environment. Field trips may be required. Library research and a term paper are required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for BIOL 510 and BIOL 410.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 339 or permission of department head.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 2
  
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    BIOL 514 - Cell Biology


    Description
    Physiological interrelationships of the cell and cell organelles.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for BIOL 514 and BIOL 414.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head. 

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 525 - Ichthyology


    Description
    Systematics, evolution, ecology, and natural history of fishes of the world, with emphasis on forms occurring within Louisiana and nearby states. Field trips may be required. Directed readings and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for BIOL 525 and BIOL 425.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102 or NRCM 201.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
  
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    BIOL 527 - Mammalogy


    Description
    Systematics, evolution, ecology, and natural history of mammals of the world, with emphasis on forms occurring within Louisiana and nearby states. Field trips may be required. Directed readings and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for BIOL 527 and BIOL 427.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 102 or NRCM 201.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
  
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    BIOL 534 - Immunology


    Description
    Biological principles of the immune system in humans, including cells, organs, innate immunity, and B and T cell responses.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for BIOL 534 and BIOL 434.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 552 - Current Topics in Biology


    Description
    Formal lecture presentations and discussions of recent advances and issues in the biological sciences. Directed readings and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours. No duplicate credit for BIOL 552 and BIOL 452.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 563 - Emerging Diseases and Medical Virology


    Description
    Epidemiology, ecology, evolution and general medical pathology of emerging diseases throughout the world, particularly viruses and their structure, classification, and replication, with emphasis on the pathogenesis of human viral diseases. Directed readings and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for BIOL 563 and BIOL 463.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 101, BIOL 101L, BIOL 102, and BIOL 102L) or permission of department head.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
  
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    BIOL 601 - Graduate Seminar


    Description
    Understand the peer-review process, learn presentation skills, and participate in guest lectures on current topics in biology.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 1
    Lec 1
  
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    BIOL 602 - Research


    Description
    Orientation of the student to the process of developing a research project, including literature review, development of hypotheses, objectives, and methodological design.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 3 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 1-3
    Lab 3-9
  
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    BIOL 603 - Current Topics in Integrative Biology


    Description
    Provides in-depth coverage of contemporary applied and research areas in integrative biology, including formal lecture presentations and discussions of recent advances and issues in integrative biology.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 606 - Scientific Writing


    Description
    Orientation of the student to the principles of scientific communication and writing from a reader’s perspective.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 607 - Dynamics of Arthropod Evolution


    Description
    Exploration of the evolution and diversification of arthropods and their closest relatives from Cambrian explosion to the present, with an emphasis on terrestrial arthropods.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 615 - Advances in Applied and Environmental Microbiology


    Description
    Study of ecological principles as they apply to microorganisms and their environments. Discussions include such phenomena as impacts of climate change, bioremediation, genetic engineering, and bioterrorism.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 617 - Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques


    Description
    Review of modern laboratory techniques used in biomedical research through the development and implementation of hypothetical experimentation.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 401, BIOL 501, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 2
  
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    BIOL 623 - Dynamics of Global Health


    Description
    Biology-based interpretations, including biosocial and socioecological approaches, of global health concepts, emphasizing modern and post-modern ideas and models of today’s public health environment involving microbial and viral pathogens.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 626 - Global Diversity and Biogeography


    Description
    Designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the science of biogeography and global patterns of biodiversity. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 629 - Biodiversity in Deep Time: Extinction and Adaptive Radiation


    Description
    Exploration of the role of extinction and adaptive radiation in the history of life on earth.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 630 - A New Pangaea: Biological Invasion and the Homogenization of Global Biota


    Description
    Exploration of the impact of biological invasions on global biodiversity and ecology.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 635 - Advanced Genetics


    Description
    An exploration of advanced genetics, including recombination-based cloning in prokaryotes, model organisms, mutant screens, cancer genetics, developmental genetics, genome-wide association studies, epigenetics, pathways and gene networks, use of microarrays and next-generation sequencing, ChIP-chip, suppressors, regulation of eukaryotic gene expression, and biological noise.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 647 - Transgenics


    Description
    Focus on the principles of genetic manipulation and analysis in eukaryotic organisms. This course will cover a broad range of topics including forward genetics and reverse genetics, both from a historic and modern perspective.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 653 - Advances in Vector-borne Diseases and Public Health


    Description
    Current trends in biology, ecology and classification of arthropods of public health importance, with emphasis on global health impacts from vector-borne diseases; epidemiology of vector-borne diseases; tropical and preventive medicine; arthropod and vector-borne disease surveillance techniques and control measures.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    BIOL 699 - Thesis


    Description
    Student must register for Thesis during each semester the thesis is in progress. Student must be enrolled in Thesis the semester the thesis is completed and approved by the examining committee.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 12 credit hours, but only 6 credit hours may be applied toward an environmental and chemical sciences degree.

    Cr 1-6
  
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    CHEM 100 - Orientation to Forensics


    Description
    Introduction to forensics. On site surveys of forensic crime labs, interviews with and attendance of seminars by forensic personnel in the aspects of forensic work, visits to crime scenes, and introduction to roles of forensic scientists in the investigation of crime and the justice system.

    Cr 1
  
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    CHEM 101 - General Chemistry I


    LCCN CCEM 1124, Chemistry I Lec + Lab (Science Majors)

    Description
    Laws and principles of inorganic chemistry including, but not limited to, nomenclature. Atomic and molecular structure. Chemical equations and stoichiometry; gas laws; bonding. Quantitative problem solving. Introduction to periodicity, energy relationships, and solutions.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 101 and CHEM 121.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 113 (with a grade of C or better), MATH 170 (with a grade of C or better), minimum ACT Mathematics score of 22, or permission of department head.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
    Course Fee $10.00

    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Natural Sciences
    • NYF
  
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    CHEM 102 - General Chemistry II


    LCCN CCEM 1134, Chemistry II Lec + Lab (Science Majors)

    Description
    Study of the metals and their compounds, Intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, general and heterogeneous equilibria, kinetics, more solution chemistry; acid/base equilibria and properties, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 or permission of department head.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
    Course Fee $10.00

    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Natural Sciences
  
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    CHEM 103L - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I


    LCCN CCEM 1121, Chemistry I Lab (Science Majors); CCEM 1132, Chemistry I + II Lab (Science Majors) (with CHEM 104L)

    Description
    Introduction to general laboratory skills and methods including safety; basic laboratory techniques (to include data collection and interpretation; introduction to laboratory reporting/record keeping) as related to the topics in CHEM 101.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 or permission of department head.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
    Course Fee $10.00

  
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    CHEM 104L - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory II


    LCCN CCEM 1131, Chemistry II Lab (Science Majors); CCEM 1132, Chemistry I + II Lab (Science Majors) (with CHEM 103L)

    Description
    Introduction to general laboratory skills and methods including safety; basic laboratory techniques (to include data collection and interpretation; introduction to laboratory reporting/record keeping) as related to the topics in CHEM 102.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102 or permission of department head.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
    Course Fee $10.00

  
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    CHEM 120 - Integrated Chemistry


    LCCN CCEM 1003, General, Organic & Biochemistry

    Description
    Survey of general, organic, and biochemistry, primarily for nursing and allied health majors.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 120 and CHEM 121.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 113 (with a grade of C or better), MATH 170 (with a grade of C or better), minimum ACT Mathematics score of 22, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Natural Sciences
  
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    CHEM 135 - Applications of Chemistry to Modern Lifestyles


    LCCN CCEM 1013, General Chemistry Survey

    Description
    Survey of chemistry’s role in modern lifestyles. Includes general chemistry concepts and principles, for teachers and non-science majors.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 136 - Chemical Issues in the Environment


    Description
    Role of chemistry in creating and solving environmental problems. Chemistry as it relates to modern consumers. Includes general chemistry concepts and principles, for teachers and non-science majors.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 203 - Quantitative Chemical Analysis


    Description
    Gravimetric and volumetric analyses and an introduction to instrumental analyses.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102 (with a grade of C or better) or CHEM 245 (with a grade of C or better).

    Cr 2
    Lec 2
  
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    CHEM 203L - Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory


    Description
    Application of the theory and procedures of gravimetric, volumetric, and instrumental analysis; safety and basic laboratory techniques related to CHEM 203.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 203.

    Cr 2
    Lab 6
  
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    CHEM 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry


    LCCN CCEM 2203, Organic Chemistry, Survey

    Description
    One-semester terminal survey of organic chemistry. Introduction to nomenclature, chemical reactions, functional groups, stereochemistry.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 251 - Introduction to Chemical Research


    Description
    Introduction to the conception, execution and refinement of chemical research and to the written communication of research findings. Requires written research report.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (CHEM 101, CHEM 120, or CHEM 121), permission of department head, and completion of five-hour departmental safety training program.

    Cr 1-3
    Lab 3-9
  
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    CHEM 265 - Basic Biochemistry


    Description
    Nature, digestion and metabolism of biomolecules as they apply to health-related fields.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 265 and CHEM 275.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 211.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 275 - Introductory Biochemistry


    Description
    Basic principles of biochemistry; chemical properties of biomolecules; digestion and metabolism of the major cell constituents as they apply to health-related fields of study.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 275 and CHEM 265.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 211, CHEM 301, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 301 - Organic Chemistry I


    Description
    Nomenclature, chemical reactions, synthesis, functional groups, structure/property relationships, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and mechanistic theory. Interplay of steric, electronic and orbital interactions.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • NYF
  
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    CHEM 301L - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory


    Description
    Safety; basic laboratory techniques related to the topics in Organic Chemistry I.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 301.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
    Course Fee $10.00

  
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    CHEM 302 - Organic Chemistry II


    Description
    Continuation of CHEM 301. Reinforcement of structure/property relationships, curved arrow convention, and the marriage of electronic, steric and orbital interactions. Properties, preparations, reactions, and interconversions of the various families of organic compounds as well as the mechanistic details of those transformations.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 302 and CHEM 310.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 302L - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory


    Description
    Project-based experimental course employing standard organic techniques for the synthesis, and/or isolation, purification, and characterization of target organic compounds. Characterization techniques will be drawn from wet chemistry, chromatography, IR, NMR, and MS spectroscopy. Students work individually and in teams and are required to write ACS-style lab reports.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301 and CHEM 301L.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 302.

    Cr 2
    Lab 6
    Course Fee $10.00

  
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    CHEM 303 - Chemical and Instrumental Analyses


    Description
    Gravimetry and volumetry; operating principles and uses of modern chemical instrumentation including optical atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, separation science and electrochemistry. Sample preparation and analysis, data acquisition and interpretation, troubleshooting of instruments.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 203 and CHEM 301.

    Cr 3
    Lec 1
    Lab 6
  
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    CHEM 310 - Reactions and Theory of Organic Chemistry


    Description
    Theory and reactions of organic chemistry with emphasis on industrial processes and applications.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 310 and CHEM 302 or CHEM 311.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 361 - Theory of Inorganic Chemistry


    Description
    Laws of chemistry as applied to inorganic chemistry. Atomic structure, bonding theories, acid-base theories, oxidation-reduction, instrumental techniques in inorganic chemistry, electronic spectra, magnetic properties, coordination chemistry and mechanism and kinetics in inorganic chemistry.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 302 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 361L - Inorganic Preparations Lab


    Description
    Integrates synthetic and characterization techniques commonly used in inorganic chemistry, including temperature control and Schlenk techniques.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 302 and CHEM 361.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEM 380 - Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences


    Description
    Principles of physical chemistry and their application in the biological sciences. Areas covered include thermodynamics, chemical and biochemical equilibrium, redox chemistry, kinetics, and spectroscopy. Through, illustration will be made of how these principles are applied to fundamental problems in biochemistry.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (BIOL 101, CHEM 301, MATH 190, and [PHYS 151, PHYS 201, or PHYS 211]) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 390 - Physical Chemistry I


    Description
    Chemico-physical foundations of thermodynamics and their applications to chemistry. Derivations of chemical principles and problem solving.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 390 and CHEM 401.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 102, MATH 291, and PHYS 211) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 391 - Physical Chemistry II


    Description
    Chemico-physical systems of kinetics and their application to chemistry. Derivations of chemical principles and problem solving.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 390 or permission of department head.
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 391L.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 391L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory


    Description
    Sixteen experiments covering chemico-physical systems.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 391.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEM 415 - Green Chemistry and Sustainability


    Description
    Health, environmental, and fiscal consequences of the current approach to chemical manufacture involving use of solvents, reagents and monomers, additives and fossil fuels and of the current “command & control” approach to handling side products and waste. Examination of the 12 principles of “Green Chemistry”, case studies, alternative sources of energy, and research in developing “green” solutions to the energy crisis.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 415 and CHEM 515.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 302 or CHEM 310.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 421 - Biochemistry I


    LCCN CBIO 3403, Biochemistry I (Upper Level)

    Description
    Detailed survey of protein, carbohydrate, lipid and nucleic acid structure and function. Fundamental principles of water chemistry, enzyme kinetics, gene expression, protein synthesis and transport are also included.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 421 and CHEM 431, CHEM 521, or CHEM 533.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 301.
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 302 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 421L - Biochemistry I Laboratory


    LCCN CBIO 3401, Biochemistry I Lab (Upper Level)

    Description
    Laboratory to reinforce CHEM 421. Experiments in buffer titration, enzymes kinetics, protein purification, carbohydrate isolation, saponification of fats, and DNA amplification and analysis.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 421L and CHEM 431L, CHEM 521L, or CHEM 533L.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 302 and CHEM 421.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
    Course Fee $10.00

  
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    CHEM 422 - Biochemistry II


    LCCN CBIO 4413, Biochemistry II (Upper Level)

    Description
    Detailed survey of vertebrate biochemical metabolism. Enzyme mechanisms and regulation of pathways. Glycolysis, citric acid cycle, electron transport, pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen synthesis and degradation, fatty acid synthesis, and beta-oxidation.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 422 and CHEM 432, CHEM 522, or CHEM 534.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 421.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 423 - Quantitative Instrumental Analysis


    Description
    Basic operating principles of modern instrumental analysis. Theoretical studies and applications of atomic emission and absorption, molecular absorption, and molecular fluorescence spectroscopy, and separation methods such as gas and liquid chromatography and electrophoresis.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 423 and CHEM 433, CHEM 523, or CHEM 538.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 203 and CHEM 203L.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 424 - Organic Mechanisms


    Description
    Classical and modern methods of determining the mechanisms of organic reactions. Organic intermediates, activation parameters and reaction profiles. Roles of electronic, steric and orbital interactions in chemistry. Curved arrow convention and orbital symmetry. Selected name reactions.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 424 and CHEM 524.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302 and CHEM 390.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 426 - Special Topics in Computational Chemistry


    Description
    Application of computational methods (molecular mechanics, semiempirical, abinitio and DFT) to solve chemical problems ranging from stabilities of carbocations to structures of biological molecules and environmental processes.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 426 and CHEM 526.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 390 and MATH 291.
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 391 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 428 - Lasers in Chemical Analysis


    Description
    Basic principles and properties of lasers. Applications of laser-based techniques in chemical analysis. Survey of instrumentation and types of lasers.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 428 and CHEM 528.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 203 and PHSC 300.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 429 - Bioinorganic Chemistry


    Description
    Elements of inorganic chemistry found in biological systems, with a primary focus upon transition metals.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 429 and CHEM 529.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (CHEM 361 and CHEM 421) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 441 - Seminar


    Description
    Written and oral report of research completed in undergraduate research. Component of the capstone experience.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 2 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

    Cr 1
  
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    CHEM 442 - Forensic Testimony


    Description
    Dynamics of courtroom presentation of forensic evidence including the burden on and role of the “expert witness.” Issues concerning chain-of-custody, forensic findings and their implications. Mock trials based upon students’ CHEM 451 research projects.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 451 and Junior standing.
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 465 or permission of department head.

    Cr 1
    Lec 1
  
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    CHEM 450 - Industrial Chemistry


    Description
    Analysis of the major industrial chemical processes including production of bulk chemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, industrial gases, fertilizers, and explosives. Economic, environmental, and global consequences of industrial activity. Environmental vs. green chemistry principles, water recycling, and alternative fuels.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 450 or CHEM 550.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302 and CHEM 361.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 451 - Undergraduate Research


    Description
    Independent experimental research directed by a faculty member specializing in the field of interest to the student. A component of the capstone experience. Written research report is required.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, permission of department head, and completion of five-hour departmental safety training program.

    Cr 1-3
    Lab 3-9
    Course Designation(s)
    • CAP
    • NYF
  
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    CHEM 465 - Forensic Chemistry


    Description
    Chain of custody, drug classifications based upon pharmacological similarity and U.S. federal law, drug analyses, toxicology, forensic analysis of physical evidence associated with combustion and explosives, and introduction to modern forensic biology.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 465 and CHEM 565.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 303, CHEM 421, and CHEM 421L) or permission of department head.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEM 475 - Applied Forensic Chemistry


    Description
    Application of chemical instrumentation and methodologies to the separation, identification, and comparison of trace analyses, the microscopic identification, and characterization of crime scene samples.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 421, CHEM 421L, and CHEM 423.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Lab 1
  
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    CHEM 481 - Polymer Chemistry


    Description
    Macromolecules, including their preparations, structures, and properties.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 481 and CHEM 580.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 302, CHEM 390, and Senior standing) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 490 - Chemistry Internship


    Description
    Supervised practical experience in a professional chemistry field such as quality control, process development, synthesis, sample analyses, consulting, and forensics. Internships require 80-120 hours of work experience under approved professional supervision and must culminate in a written report of activities and findings.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 490 and CHEM 590.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

    Cr 2-3
    Course Designation(s)
    • INT
  
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    CHEM 515 - Green Chemistry and Sustainability


    Description
    Health, environmental, and fiscal consequences of current approaches to chemical manufacturing and the “command and control” model for handling side products and waste. Principles of, and cases studies in “Green Chemistry”. Investigation of alternative energy.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 515 and CHEM 415.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302, CHEM 310, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 521 - Biochemistry I


    Description
    Detailed survey of protein, carbohydrate, lipid and nucleic acid structure and function. Fundamental principles of water chemistry, enzyme kinetics, gene expression, protein synthesis and transport are also included.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 521 and CHEM 421.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302.
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 521L.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 521L - Biochemistry I Laboratory


    Description
    Laboratory science designed to reinforce the CHEM 521 classroom lecture. Experiments in buffer titration, enzyme kinetics, protein purification, carbohydrate isolation, saponification of fats, and DNA amplification and analysis.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 521L and CHEM 421L.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302.
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 521.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
    Course Fee $10.00

  
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    CHEM 522 - Biochemistry II


    Description
    Detailed survey of vertebrate biochemical metabolism. Enzyme mechanisms and regulation of pathways. Glycolysis, citric acid cycle, electron transport, pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen synthesis and degradation, fatty acid synthesis, and beta-oxidation.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 522 and CHEM 422.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 521.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 523 - Quantitative Instrumental Analysis


    Description
    Basic operating principles of modern instrumental analysis. Theoretical studies and applications of atomic emission and absorption, molecular absorption, and molecular fluorescence spectroscopy, and separation methods such as gas and liquid chromatography and electrophoresis.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 523 and CHEM 423.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 203 and CHEM 203L.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 524 - Organic Mechanisms


    Description
    Mechanisms of organic reactions. Directed reading required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 524 and CHEM 424.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302 and CHEM 390.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 526 - Special Topics in Computational Chemistry


    Description
    Application of computational methods (molecular mechanics, semiempirical, abinitio and DFT) to solve chemical problems ranging from stabilities of carbocations to structures of biological molecules and environmental processes. Directed reading and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 526 and CHEM 426.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 390 and MATH 291) or permission of department head.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEM 391.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 550 - Industrial Chemistry


    Description
    Analysis of the major industrial chemical processes including production of bulk chemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, industrial gases, fertilizers, and explosives. Economic, environmental, and global consequences of industrial activity. Environment vs. green chemistry principles, water recycling and alternative fuels.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEM 550 and CHEM 450.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302 and CHEM 361.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 610 - Selected Topics in Biochemistry


    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 613 - Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry


    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 391 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 631 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry


    Description
    Comprehensive study of the underlying principles and applications of analytical chemistry.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 641 - Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry


    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 651 - Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry


    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 660 - Selected Topics in Industrial Chemistry


    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEM 690 - Research in Chemical Sciences


    Description
    Independent experimental research in the chemical sciences directed by the student’s research advisor. Requires written research report.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 6 credit hours, but only 3 credit hours may be applied toward an environmental and chemical sciences degree.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head and completion of five-hour departmental safety training program.

    Cr 3
    Lab 9
  
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    CHEM 695 - Seminar


    Description
    Audio-visual seminars on current topical research in chemistry and an oral presentation on a research topic of the student.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 3 credit hours, but only 1 credit hour may be applied toward an environmental and chemical sciences degree.

    Cr 1
  
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    CHEM 699 - Thesis


    Description
    Student must register for the thesis course during each regular semester the thesis is in progress. Student must be enrolled in Thesis the semester the thesis is completed and approved by the examining committee.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated to accrue a total of 12 credit hours, but only 6 credit hours may be applied toward an environmental and chemical sciences degree.

    Cr 1-6
  
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    CHEN 210 - Mass and Energy Balances


    Description
    Mass and energy balances on reactive and non-reactive systems. Determination of physical and thermodynamic properties and relationships. Introduction to use of spreadsheets in chemical engineering calculations.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 210 and CHEG 210.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 102 and MATH 190.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 305 - Chemical Reactor Engineering


    Description
    Chemical and engineering principles for the design and operation of chemical reactors. Kinetics of simple homogeneous systems and introduction to heterogeneous catalysis. Oral and written reports are required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 305 and CHEG 305.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 210, CHEN 311, and ENGR 207.
    Corequisite(s): MATH 301.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 307 - Introduction to Chemical Process Safety


    Description
    Introduction to chemical process safety and process safety management.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 and CHEN 314.

    Cr 2
    Lec 2
  
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    CHEN 311 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


    Description
    Thermodynamic properties of fluids, phase equilibria, chemical reaction equilibria, applications of thermodynamics to chemical engineering process and operations.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 311 and CHEG 311.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 210 (with a grade of C or better) and ENGR 207 (with a grade of C or better).
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 292.

    Cr 4
    Lec 3
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 312 - Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers


    Description
    Introduction to macroscopic fluid mechanics, including physical properties, hydrostatics, basic rate laws, and fundamental principles of flow through equipment.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 312 and ENGR 311.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 211.
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEN 210.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 314 - Stagewise Operations


    Description
    Energy balances, mass balances and phase equilibria applied to analysis and design of stagewise operations.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 314 and CHEG 314.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 210 and ENGR 207.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 323 - Chemical Engineering Analysis


    Description
    Energy balances, mass balances, and phase equilibria applied to analysis and design of stagewise operations.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 and CHEN 314.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 403 - Process Evaluation and Design I


    Description
    Chemical engineering principles applied to the design of chemical process equipment used in the synthesis of chemical processes and chemical plants. Design includes cost optimization; economics; equipment design, and material selection; alternative courses of action; and evaluation of safety, health, and environmental aspects of processing systems.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 403 and CHEG 403.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEN 305, CHEN 311, CHEN 314, ENGR 242, and ENGR 315) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 407 - Process Evaluation and Design II


    Description
    Chemical Engineering principles applied to the design of chemical process equipment used in the synthesis of chemical processes and chemical plants. Design includes cost optimization; economics; equipment design and materials selection; alternative courses of action; and evaluation of safety, health, and environmental aspects of processing systems.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 407 and CHEG 407.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 403 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 409 - Chemical Process Control


    Description
    Dynamic modeling of chemical process systems; principles of feed-back and feed-forward control; components of control systems.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 409 and CHEG 409.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 305.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 411 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I


    Description
    Laboratory studies of chemical engineering principles and operations. Development, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of chemical engineering laboratory data. Oral and written reports are required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 411 and CHEG 411.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 305, CHEN 314, and ENGR 315.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 412 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II


    Description
    Continuation of CHEG 411. Oral and written reports are required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 412 and CHEG 412.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 411.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 413 - Mass Transfer Operations


    Description
    Molecular diffusion and estimation of diffusivity. Mass transfer coefficients and their correlations. Analysis, design, and performance of continuous contact equipment. Gas absorption operations.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 413 and CHEG 313 or CHEG 413.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEN 312 or ENGR 311) and CHEN 314.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 447 - Petroleum Refining Engineering


    Description
    Major petroleum refining processes and economic principles to the design of refinery equipment. Residual oil processing, heavy and light distillate processing, oxygenates, blending, and other auxiliary processes. Environmental issues and regulations.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 447 and CHEG 447, CHEG 547, CHEN 547, or ENGR 447.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 451 - Renewable Energy


    Description
    Production of renewable energy and its economic and technological challenges.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 451 and CHEN 551.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 and CHEN 314.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 452 - Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing


    Description
    Introduction to natural gas processing, field operations, compression, gas treating, gas dehydration, hydrocarbon recovery, nitrogen rejection, sulfur recovery, and liquified natural gas.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 452 and CHEN 552.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 and CHEN 314.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 455 - Bioprocess Engineering


    Description
    Bio-based technologies, unit operations. Fundamental biological sciences: microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry. Fundamental engineering sciences: mass transfer, enzymatic-reaction kinetics, microbial growth. Design, scale-up and operation of biological unit operations including fermentors and bioreactors, heat exchangers, air compressors, dryers, homogenizers, and solvent-based extraction systems.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 455 and CHEG 455, CHEG 555, or CHEN 555.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEN 305 and CHEN 413) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 474 - Process Dynamics


    Description
    Dynamic response of chemical processes with an emphasis on multivariate response. Linear and nonlinear systems analysis including bifurcation behavior and chaos.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 474 and CHEG 474, CHEG 574, or CHEN 574.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEN 305 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
 

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