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Chemistry
Course Code
CHEM 1020  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Introduction to Chemistry 
Description This course is intended as a broad introduction to chemistry for the non-science major. Topics covered include the scientific method, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, acids and bases, nomenclature, equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, and oxidation and reduction. The lecture/theory portion of this course is offered both on campus in the classroom and as a Web course. This course includes two hours of required lab per week, which must be taken on campus. The laboratory introduces students to safe handling of chemicals, appropriate use of lab ware, and transcription of observations and data. Concurrent registration in lab is required, and attendance in the first week lab safety session is mandatory. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into MATH 0080 or completion of MATH 0070 or MATH 0077 or MATH 0990. It is strongly recommended to have also placed into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200.



Course Code
CHEM 1140  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Chemistry in Your Life 
Description This course offers an introduction to chemistry and its applications in personal life and modern society. The chemistry concepts you will study include the structure of matter, elements and compounds, chemical bonding, reactions, energy changes, and an introduction to organic chemistry. You will consider and investigate the relevance of chemistry in everyday life - with a focus on many contemporary topics, such as, environmental issues, energy resource issues, medicine, food and health, as well as consumer chemistry. Concurrent registration in Chemistry In Your Life Lab is required.  
MnTC Goal 3| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

None

Co-requisites CHEM 1140, Chemistry In Your Life Lab 


Course Code
CHEM 1145  Credits 3.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Forensic Science 1 
Description This course uses an application-based approach to understand the basic theories and methods for scientific investigation of physical evidence found at the scene of a crime, with an emphasis on laboratory analysis methods currently in use. You will explore the scope of forensic science, services provided by forensic laboratories, the role of a forensic scientist, the processing of crime scene, and the importance as well as the types of physical evidence. You will learn how various kinds of physical evidence such as chemical substances, microscopic evidence, hair, fiber, paints, glass, soil, body fluids, DNA, fingerprints, etc. are collected and analyzed. You will perform several laboratory experiments to learn the methods used in such analyses. Concurrent registration in lab is required. Some lab sessions will be held off-campus. 
MnTC Goal 3| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051. It is also recommended to have successfully completed at least one science course in high school or college and to have placed into READ 1300 or have completed READ 0200 and to have placed into MATH 0070 or MATH 0077 or completed MATH 0060.



Course Code
CHEM 1151  Credits 4.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Principles of Chemistry 1 
Description This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence designed to give students a broad introduction to the field of chemistry. This course will cover a general introduction to the scientific method, basic stoichiometry, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure and bonding, gas laws, solution chemistry, and environmental topics. The required on-campus laboratory meets three hours per week. The laboratory experiments illustrate concepts covered in the lecture material, emphasize experimental techniques, and use computer-assisted data acquisition and manipulation. The lecture/theory portion of the course is offered on campus in the classroom and also as a Web course during some terms (check the term schedule). 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into MATH 1110 or completion of MATH 0080 or MATH 0088. It is strongly recommended to have had either CHEM 1020 or one full year of high school chemistry with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher.



Course Code
CHEM 1152  Credits 4.00 Lec 1.00 Lab View Details
Title Principles of Chemistry 2 
Description This course is a continuation of CHEM 1151: Principles of Chemistry I and covers more advanced inorganic chemistry topics including equilibria, acid/base/buffer equilibria, thermodynamics, oxidation/reduction, nuclear and organic chemistry. The required on-campus laboratory meets three hours per week. The laboratory experiments illustrate concepts covered in the lecture material, emphasize experimental techniques and use computer assisted data acquisition and manipulation. The lecture/theory portion of the course is currently offered only on-campus.  
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 1151.



Course Code
CHEM 2204  Credits 4.00 Lec View Details
Title Organic Chemistry 1 
Description This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence which covers the synthesis, reactions, nomenclature and structure of organic compounds. Topics include chemical structure, kinetics and enthalpy of reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry; the syntheses and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, conjugated systems, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, and ketones; as well as NMR, IR, UV, and mass spectroscopy. Molecular modeling software is used during instruction to assist in visualizing reactions and is available for student use outside of class. This course has an optional lab (CHEM 2224). Completion of both CHEM 2204 and CHEM 2224 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 1152. ("C" (2.0) grade or above). It is strongly recommended to have either completed CHEM 2224 or to take it concurrently with CHEM 2204.



Course Code
CHEM 2205  Credits 4.00 Lec View Details
Title Organic Chemistry 2 
Description This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence which covers the synthesis, reactions, nomenclature and structure of organic compounds, aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives, amines, heterocycles, acetoacetic and malonic acid syntheses, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, polymers, industrial chemistry, agrochemical, and pharmaceuticals. Molecular modeling software is used during the lecture to visualize molecules and reactions and is available for your use outside of class. This course has an optional lab (CHEM 2225). Completion of both CHEM 2205 and CHEM 2225 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3.  
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 2204.



Course Code
CHEM 2224  Credits 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Organic Chemistry 1 Lab 
Description This course is the laboratory component that accompanies CHEM 2204: Organic Chemistry 1. The laboratory work consists of separation, purification, and identification techniques, both with ordinary chemical methods and with IR spectroscopy, gas chromatography, column chromatography, and refractive index instrumentation. Completion of both CHEM 2204 and CHEM 2224 are required to count toward MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 1152. ("C" (2.0) grade or above). It is strongly recommended to have either completed CHEM 2204 or take CHEM 2224 concurrently with CHEM 2204. Both lecture (CHEM 2204) and lab (CHEM 2224) are required to satisfy MnTC Goal Area 3.

Pre/Co-requisites

CHEM 2204.

 


Course Code
CHEM 2225  Credits 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Organic Chemistry 2 Lab 
Description This course is the laboratory component that accompanies CHEM 2205: Organic Chemistry 2. The laboratory work consists of syntheses, purification, and reactions of organic compounds and unknown identification, both with ordinary chemical methods and with IR spectroscopy, gas chromatography, column chromatography, and refractive index instrumentation. Completion of both CHEM 2205 and CHEM 2225 are required to satisfy MnTC Goal Area 3. 
MnTC Goal 3 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 2224. Both lecture (CHEM 2205) and lab (CHEM 2225) are required to satisfy MnTC Goal Area 3.

Pre/Co-requisites

CHEM 2205.

 


Course Code
CHEM 2320  Credits 2.50 Lec 1.50 Lab View Details
Title Chemical and Biomedical Regulations and Lab Methods 
Description This course will address the federal regulations and global, ethical, and environmental considerations of bioscience products. You will learn to participate as a responsible stakeholder by following Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. You will gain an understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practices, Quality Control (QC), Good Laboratory Practices, Good Clinical Practices and current Good Tissue Practices. You will apply notions of civic responsibility through study of international regulations, global perspectives, intellectual property laws, and import/export considerations. Laboratory sessions will provide hands-on experience in QC procedures, scientific measurements and safety regulations. You will learn to prepare reagents and solutions; adopt aseptic techniques, sterilization procedures, and clean-room procedures; and use various instruments. You will practice critical documentation aspects and learn about standard operating procedures. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 1151.



Course Code
CHEM 2410  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Theory 
Description This lecture course introduces the principles of analytical methods and instrumentation. You will learn the theories of various chemical and biochemical methods of analyses. You will explore the principles of ionic equilibria, acid-base, complexometric, redox and electro analytical techniques. You will gain an understanding of various instruments including spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. You will appreciate the application of analytical chemistry in meeting the regulatory requirements of Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency in a variety of industrial and research applications. You will learn about HVAC requirements in clean-room environments and develop the necessary skills to document and statistically analyze data. 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 1152 or CHEM 2320.

Co-requisites CHEM 2420


Course Code
CHEM 2420  Credits 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Analytical Chemistry and Instrumentation Laboratory 
Description This laboratory course will use an applications-based approach to chemical and biochemical methods of analyses. You will carry out classical analytical techniques, as well as instrumental methods of analysis. You will incorporate mathematical calculations, statistical analysis of data and computational methods. You will apply aqueous ionic equilibria principles, explore compendium of methods, and adopt various instrumentation methods including chromatography and spectrometry. You will explore analytical methods and standards important in quality control in regulatory environments. You will learn to do detailed work with precision and accuracy. You will incorporate documentation procedures and validation principles according to regulatory affairs standards. 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 2410 or instructor approval to take CHEM 2420 concurrently.

 



Course Code
CHEM 2610  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Biochemistry-Theory and Principles 
Description This course introduces the fundamental principles in biochemistry. You will learn the structure and function of biomolecules, kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, major metabolic pathways that synthesize and degrade biomolecules, and the storage and transmission of genetic information in organisms. 
Prerequisites  

BIOL 2200 and CHEM 2204.

Co-requisites CHEM 2620 


Course Code
CHEM 2620  Credits 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Biochemistry Laboratory 
Description This laboratory course will use an applications-based approach to biochemical techniques. You will apply the concepts learned in the biochemistry lecture course to gain experience in protein purification and characterization, modern molecular biology techniques, enzyme kinetics and immunological techniques. You will extensively utilize biochemical techniques and instrumentation widely used in academic and industry laboratories. You will apply the regulatory affairs standards and document your work as per these standards. 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 2224 or CHEM 2320 or CHEM 2420 and have successfully completed CHEM 2610 or register for it concurrently.

Co-requisites CHEM 2610 


Course Code
CHEM 2722  Credits 2.00 Lec View Details
Title Undergraduate Research Methods 
Description This lecture course will provide students with opportunity to learn the methods and processes in scientific research and is writing-intensive. You will learn about how to pursue research in the sciences, funding sources, and various approval processes. You will understand the importance of ethics in research in science and engineering, and responsible conduct of research and reporting of results. You will learn about the types of literature and use library resources and authentic literature databases. You will write a synopsis proposing your research topic. You will find and retrieve primary scientific literature effectively and efficiently. You will have an understanding of embargos, copyrights and other intellectual property aspects. You will learn about patents and related aspects. You will effectively read, synthesize and analyze primary scholarly articles from peer-reviewed primary scientific literature on your chosen topic. You will evaluate the information and its sources critically and use the information effectively to write a scientific review report on the chosen topic. You will understand the different styles of citing references and incorporate the style relevant to your discipline. You will participate in peer review and editing. You will attend research seminars and participate in a field trip to the University of Minnesota libraries. You will learn the processes involved in publishing scientific work. You will present your research work in the annual poster symposium at MCTC. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

CHEM 1152 or BIOL 2200.



Course Code
CHEM 2723  Credits 2.00 Lec 2.00 Lab View Details
Title Undergraduate Research Lab 
Description This course will provide students opportunities to carry out undergraduate research in the sciences in approved topics by the instructors. You will learn the scientific research methods and processes. You will write a literature review evaluating information and its sources critically and use the information effectively to write a research proposal on a chosen project approved by the instructor. You will design a scientific method for the project and carry out the proposed project under the supervision of the instructor. You will learn to do detailed laboratory work accurately with precision and incorporate good laboratory practices, documentation procedures, and quality-control standards. You will develop analytical ability and data analysis and management skills. Upon completion of the project, you will write a thesis and defend your thesis. You will explore the possibilities of publishing the results and do a poster presentation. Must be taken A-F. 
Prerequisites  

BIOT 2722 and BIOL 2231; or BIOT 2722 and BIOT 2320; or CHEM 2722 and CHEM 2320; or CHEM 2722 and BIOT 2320; Instructor approval to take BIOL 2231 or BIOT/CHEM 2320 concurrently.