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     Required for Chemistry major

     Required for Biochemistry major

     Required for Chemical Science major

     Required for Chemical Science – FSU Teach major

     Required for Environmental Chemistry major

   Either/or within a particular major

 

  Credits (in parenthesis): Typically the # of "contact hours" per week in class, per semester

  Availability [in brackets]: Semesters–[F]all, [Sp]ring, or [Su]mmer–the course is offered

  Pre-requisite (in red): A course that must be passed prior to taking the listed course

  Co-requisite (in red): A course that can be taken the same semester as the listed course

 

 

 

General Chemistry Courses Back to top

 

CHM 1020C. Chemistry for Liberal Studies (4), [F, Sp]. This course introduces basic chemical principles without an extensive use of mathematics and illustrates with applications in health, energy, and the environment. This course strives to show chemistry as a human endeavor that provides insight into the natural world and informs our decisions as citizens and consumers. Specific topics vary by semester.

Note: CHM1020 is designed as a course for students who wish to fulfill the liberal studies science requirement with chemistry and will take no further chemistry courses, not as a preparatory course for CHM 1045. Credit is not allowed for CHM 1020 after taking CHM 1032, 1045, or equivalent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 1045. General Chemistry I (3), [F, Sp, Su]. Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a grade of “C–” or better or placement beyond MAC 1105. Lecture, three hours; recitation, one hour. This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. Students taking CHM 1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in the department’s policy on reduced credit.

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 1045L. General Chemistry I Laboratory (1), [F, Sp, Su]. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 1045. This laboratory offers an introduction to quantitative techniques and to the chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, as well as acids and bases. Safety goggles and a scientific calculator are required for every class. Lab meets three hours a week.

 

 

 

 

CHM 1046. General Chemistry II (3), [F, Sp, Su]. Prerequisite: CHM 1045 or CHM 1050 with a grade “C–” or better. Lecture, three hours; recitation, one hour. This course includes topics such as intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 1046L. General Chemistry II Laboratory (1), [F, Sp, Su]. Prerequisite: CHM 1045L or CHM 1050L. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 1046. This laboratory is a continuation to the introduction of quantitative techniques. Topics include solution equilibria; acid/base chemistry; as well as oxidation, reduction, and electrochemical cells. Safety goggles and a scientific calculator are required for every class. Lab meets three hours a week.

 

 
CHM 1050. Honors General Chemistry I (3), [F]. Prerequisites: MAC 1105 with a grade of “C–” or better or placement beyond MAC 1105. Corequisite: CHM 1050L. Lecture. This course is a first general chemistry course for honors students. Topics include kinetic theory, atomic theory of matter, atomic structure and the periodic chart, condensed phases, introductory chemical bonding.
 
 

CHM 1050L. Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory (1), [F]. Corequisite: CHM 1050. Laboratory, three hours. This laboratory is an introduction to quantitative techniques and chemical laboratory. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic spectra, gases, and acids and bases. Safety goggles and scientific calculator are required for every laboratory.

 

 

CHM 1051. Honors General Chemistry II (3), [Sp]. Prerequisites: CHM 1050 and 1050L, each with a grade of “C–” or better, or CHM 1045 and 1045L, each with a grade of “C–” or better and instructor permission. Corequisite: CHM 1051L. Lecture. This course is a continuation of general chemistry for honors students. Topics include solution equilibria; acid/base chemistry; oxidation, reduction, and electrochemical cells; chemical analysis; hydrides and oxides of the elements; kinetics; advanced bonding and structure.

 

 

CHM 1051L. Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory (2), [Sp]. Corequisite: CHM 1051. Laboratory conference, one hour; laboratory, five hours. This laboratory is an opportunity for research-based special projects. Safety goggles and scientific calculator are required for every laboratory.

 

 

CHM 3930r. Special Topics in Chemistry (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of three semester hours.

 

 

CHM 4090L. Science Glassblowing (1). Laboratory, one hour. Restricted to advanced science majors. This course is laboratory instruction of fundamental glassblowing techniques of greatest utility to the experimental scientist who may require custom glassware.

 

 

CHM 4905r. Directed Individual Study (3), [F, Sp, Su]. Prerequisites: Upper class standing, “B” average in chemistry courses, and approval of the faculty supervisor. May be repeated to a maximum of eighteen semester hours.

 

 

CHM 4906r. Honors Work (1–6), [F, Sp, Su]. This course is for Honors in the Major work only. May be repeated to a maximum of nine hours.

 

                     

 

 

 

 

ISC 3523C. Science, Technology, and Society (3), [Sp]. Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor permission. This course examines interrelations among science, technology, and society. Science is considered as an enterprise in modern society that produces technological advances and new perspectives on reality. This course cannot be used as credit toward a major or a minor in a science department.

 

 

PSC 2801C. Physical Science for EC/EE Teachers (4). This course is designed for prospective elementary and early childhood education majors. The course integrates physics and chemistry. The course includes laboratory exercises. Students will work in groups in a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning physical science.

 

 

SCE 4939r. Seminar in Contemporary Science, Mathematics, and Science Education (1). This course includes presentations of contemporary and interesting issues in science, mathematics, or teaching methods. Content varies from semester to semester. May be repeated to a maximum of four semester hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analytical Chemistry Courses Back to top

 

 

 

CHM 3120. Analytical Chemistry I (3), [F, Sp, Su]. Prerequisite: CHM 1046 and CHM 1046L, each with a grade of “C–” or better. Lecture three hours per week. This first course in analytical chemistry covers statistical analysis of analytical data, acid-base equilibria, acid-base titrations, electrochemistry, analytical separations, as well as atomic and molecular optical spectroscopy.

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 3120L. Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory (1), [F, Sp, Su].  Corequisite: CHM 3120. This course is the laboratory portion of Analytical Chemistry I. Experiments include: potentiometric titration of acid mixtures, spectrophotometric determination of pH, spectrophotometric determination of iron in drinking water, lithium by flame emission, fluoride ion-selective electrodes, copper in metal alloys by liquid-liquid extraction, and quantitative analysis of hydrocarbons by gas chromatography.

 

 

CHM 4080. Environmental Chemistry I (3), [bi-annually]. Prerequisites: CHM 1046, CHM 1046L, and CHM 3120, each with a grade of “C–” or better. This course focuses on the application of geologic and geochemical principles to environmental issues. Topics include: an evaluation of contaminants in surface and ground water; hydrocarbon geochemistry and petroleum contamination; waste management, including solid, toxic and nuclear waste; air quality issues, including radon and asbestos; geologic hazards in upland and coastal areas; environmental methods and instrumentation, quality assurance and quality control in environmental analysis; principles of toxicology; risk assessment and risk management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 4081. Environmental Chemistry II (3), [bi-annually]. Prerequisite: CHM 2211 with a grade of “C–” or better. This course studies the organic geochemistry of natural waters and sediments. It offers an overview of the sources of organic matter in aquatic systems, the important reactions and transport mechanisms that control the biochemical cycling of organic carbon in these systems, and the impact of naturally-occurring organic carbon on environmental and ecological processes. Attention is also devoted to anthropogenic (xenobiotic) organic molecules. It also discusses how analytical techniques such as 13C NMR, mass spectroscopy, and capillary electrophoresis provide useful organic biogeochemical information.

 

     

 

 

 

 

CHM 4130. Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3), [F, Sp]. Prerequisites: CHM 3120 and CHM 3120L, each with a grade of “C–” or better, as well as PHY 2048C or PHY 2053C with a grade of “C–” or better. Corequisite: CHM 4410. This course covers data analysis, laboratory computers, atomic and molecular optical spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, chromatography and electrophoresis, electrochemistry, and mass spectrometry.

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 4130L. Advanced Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1), [F, Sp, Su]. Corequisite: CHM 4130 (recommended before CHM 4130L). This course is the laboratory portion of CHM 4130, Advanced Analytical Chemistry. Experiments include: signal enhancement by filtering and ensemble averaging, flame spectroscopy determination of Li and Mg, spectroflurometric determination of quinine, UV-visible spectroscopy, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPCL) simulations, Raman spectroscopy, solvent extraction and gas chromatography, as well as HPLC determination of analgesics. It is recommended that students complete CHM 4130 with a grade of “C–” or better before taking CHM 4130L, although the courses can be taken simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biochemistry Courses Back to top

                    

 

 

 

 

BCH 3023C. Introduction to Biochemistry (3), [Su, F]. Prerequisites: CHM 2200 and CHM 2200L, both with a grade of “C–” or better, or CHM 2211 and CHM 2211L, both with a grade of “C–” or better. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, three hours, alternating with one hour recitation. This course is a survey of modern biochemistry with special emphasis on those concepts that might be of use to nutrition and food scientists.

 

              

 

           

 

 

BCH 4053. General Biochemistry I (3), [F, Sp]. Prerequisite: CHM 2211 with a grade of “C–” or better. This course is the first course required for biochemistry majors; it is also recommended for other majors who intend to study advanced biochemistry. Topics to be covered include protein structure, protein function, membranes, enzyme catalysis, bioenergetics, carbohydrate metabolism, and lipid metabolism. This lecture-based course meets three hours a week.

 

 

 

BCH 4053L. General Biochemistry I Laboratory (3), [Sp]. Corequisite or Prerequisite: BCH 4053. Laboratory conference, one hour; laboratory, six hours. This lab explores laboratory methods in biochemistry including electrophoresis, chromatography, cell fractionation, enzyme assays, ligand interactions, and recombinant DNA technology.

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

BCH 4054. General Biochemistry II (3), [Sp]. Prerequisite: BCH 4053 with a grade of “C–” or better. This course is the second course required for biochemistry majors; it is also recommended for other majors who intend to study advanced biochemistry. Topics include quantitative analysis of assembly and mechanisms of molecular machines involved in metabolic and information transfer processes, how proteins bind proteins, nucleic acids, and ligands, as well as the methods for characterizing structures and interactions. This lecture-based course meets three hours a week.

 

 

BCH 4624. Human Biochemistry (4). Prerequisites: CHM 2211 or consent of instructor. This course is intended for pre-professional students who are not majoring in biochemistry; it covers the main concepts of biochemistry at same level as BCH 4053/4 but presents them at an accelerated pace. Topics include molecular structure, bioenergetics, enzymology and enzyme regulation, metabolism, as well as gene expression and regulation. This lecture-based course meets four hours a week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inorganic Chemistry Courses Back to top

              

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 4610. Inorganic Chemistry (3), [F]. Prerequisites: CHM 2211 and CHM 2211L, each with a grade of “C–” or better. Corequisite: CHM 4410 or instructor permission. Lecture, three hours. This course explores physical principles, systematics in the chemistry of periodic groups, descriptive chemistry of the inorganic elements. Topics include atomic structure and the periodic classification of the elements, chemical bonding and reactivity, acid-base chemistry, chemistry of main group elements, and coordination chemistry of the transitional metal elements.

 

                    

 

           

 

CHM 4610L. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1), [Sp]. Prerequisite: CHM 4610 with a grade of “C–” or better. Laboratory conference, one hour; laboratory, three hours. This lab covers synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Chemistry Courses Back to top

              

 

           

CHM 4714. Chemistry of Materials (3) [Sp]. Prerequisites: CHM 1045 or CHM 1046; CHM 2210 or CHM 2211; or instructor permission. This course is an introduction to materials chemistry, focusing on the structure, properties, and functional applications of molecular materials, polymers, glasses and ceramics, metals and alloys, and bio- and nanomaterials.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Chemistry Courses Back to top

                    

 

           

 

CHM 2200. Survey of Organic Chemistry (3) [Sp, Su]. Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and 1045L and CHM 1046 and 1046L, each with a grade of “C–” or better. Lecture, three hours; recitation, one hour. This course is a one-semester survey of organic chemistry intended for students in nutrition and fitness (fitness option), or for students needing an overview of organic compounds, functional groups, and reactions.

 

 

CHM 2200L. Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1), [F, Sp, Su]. Corequisite: CHM 2200. Laboratory, four hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 2210. Organic Chemistry I (3), [F, Sp, Su].  Prerequisite: CHM 1046 and CHM 1046L, each with a grade of “C–” or better. Students who complete CHM 1045 or CHM 1050 with a grade of “B” or better and have instructor permission may take this course simultaneously with either CHM 1046 or CHM 1051. Lecture, three hours; recitation, one hour. This course is the first in a sequence of courses for chemistry majors, premedicine students, biologists, or any other majors requiring a good background in organic chemistry, this course covers the fundamentals of structure and chemical behavior of organic molecules. This lecture-based course meets three hours a week.

 


 

CHM 2211. Organic Chemistry II (3), [F, Sp, Su]. Prerequisite: CHM 2210 with a grade of “C–” or better or instructor permission. Lecture, three hours; recitation, one hour.

 

 

 

CHM 2211L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3), [F, Sp, Su].  Prerequisite: CHM 2210 with a grade of “C–” or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHM 2211. Laboratory conference, one hour; laboratory, seven hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Chemistry Courses Back to top

              

 

           

 

 

CHM 3400. General Physical Chemistry (4), [Sp]. Prerequisites: CHM 1046, CHM 1046L, and MAC 2311, each with a grade of “C–” or better. Lecture, three hours; recitation, one hour. This course focuses on an elementary treatment of general physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, equilibrium, electromotive force, kinetics, atomic structure, and an introduction to quantum theory. For the chemical science major and interested nonmajors.

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 4410. Physical Chemistry I (3), [F]. Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and CHM 1045L with a grade of “C–” or better or instructor permission; MAC 2312 with a grade of “C–” or better; MAC 2313 with a grade of “C–” or better recommended. Corequisite: PHY 2049C. This course covers thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, reaction kinetics, as well as introductions to quantum mechanics and to statistical mechanics. This lecture-based course meets three hours a week.

 

 

 

 

 

CHM 4411. Physical Chemistry II (3), [Sp]. Prerequisites: CHM 1045 and CHM 1045L and CHM 4410 with a grade of “C–” or better or instructor permission; MAC 2312 with a grade of “C–” or better; MAC 2313 with a grade of “C–” or better recommended. Corequisite: PHY 2049C. This course covers thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, reaction kinetics, as well as introductions to quantum mechanics and to statistical mechanics. This lecture-based course meets three hours a week.

 

               

 

 

CHM 4410L. Physicochemical Measurements and Techniques I (1), [F]. Corequisite: CHM 4410. Laboratory, three hours. Satisfaction of the University’s requirement for computer skills is recommended before attempting this course.

 

               

 

 

CHM 4411L. Physicochemical Measurements and Techniques II (2), [Sp]. Prerequisite: CHM 4410L with a grade of “C–” or better. Corequisite: CHM 4411. Laboratory, six hours. Satisfaction of the University’s requirement for computer skills is recommended before attempting this course.