Chemistry (CHE)

CHE 101   Introduction to Chemistry   4 Units

This course will cover the systematic exploration of basic chemical principles including matter, atoms, ions, moles, molecular and iconic compounds, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and solutions. Scientific method and epistemology in the context of the interface between the Christian faith and the chemical sciences will be introduced and developed. A lab fee is required. Lab time is included in the schedule.

CHE 221   Chemistry I   4 Units

A systematic exploration of fundamental chemical principles including matter, energy, electromagnetic radiation, atomic structure, periodicity, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, and structure will be examined in this course, including the introduction to the scientific method and epistemology in the context of the interface between the Christian faith and the chemical sciences. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: CHE 101 or consent of department chair.

CHE 222   Chemistry II   4 Units

The major topics of this course will include solubility products, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and qualitative analysis. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in CHE 221.

CHE 321   Organic Chemistry I   4 Units

This course will examine the fundamental concepts relating to organic compounds with an emphasis on structure, nomenclature, theory, bonding, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and physical and chemical properties of the principle classes of compounds. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: CHE 222.

CHE 322   Organic Chemistry II   4 Units

This course will focus on aromaticity, advanced synthesis and reaction mechanisms, kinetics, organometallic chemistry, and bio-organic chemistry. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: CHE 321.

CHE 354   Inorganic Chemistry   4 Units

Through a systematic exposition of major trends in structure, bonding, reactivity, and spectroscopy across the periodic table, this course will include main group chemistry, transition metal and coordination chemistry, lanthanide/actinide chemistry, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, electron transfer processes, and generalized concepts of acidity. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: CHE 222 or consent of instructor.

CHE 371   Chemistry For Healthcare and Nursing   4 Units

An introductory chemistry course organized into three parts: general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. The topics covered are those needed to describe some of the chemical processes that occur in the human body and understand various advances in medical terminology. The topics include the metric system, atoms, molecules, bonding, reactions, heat, equilibrium, organic reactions, and biomolecules. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required.

CHE 401   Chemical Education for the Secondary Teacher   3 Units

Development of practical, hands-on, cost effective, and safe strategies for teaching modern chemical concepts, imparting rigor, standards, and conducting exciting, pedagogically effective chemistry laboratory experiments in the secondary school setting will be the focus of this course which meets California K-12 content standards. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

CHE 418   Molecular Spectroscopy   4 Units

An advanced exposition of theoretical concepts with experimental aspects of atomic and molecular spectroscopy on electronic absorption, electronic luminescence, Raman, and infrared spectroscopes within a group theoretical and symmetry-based conceptual framework. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: CHE 431, CHE 432 (concurrent enrollment allowed) or consent of instructor.

CHE 421   Introduction to Biochemistry   4 Units

This course will provide an introduction to the principles of chemistry that govern life systems including topics in pH and buffers, enzymes, amino acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and metabolic pathways with exercises emphasizing protein purification and characterization techniques, plus kinetic modeling. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: CHE 321 and CHE 322 (concurrent enrollment allowed for CHE 322) or consent of instructor.

CHE 424   Analytical Chemistry   4 Units

Theory and fundamental techniques of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis via classical and advanced instrumental methods will be the focus of this course. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: CHE 222 and 3.0 GPA in chemistry or consent of instructor.

CHE 431   Physical Chemistry I   4 Units

This course will cover classical thermodynamics: 0th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd laws, gas laws, and kinetic molecular theory of gases, colligative properties, solubility's, equilibria, phases and phase transitions, and electrochemistry. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: CHE 222, MTH 272, and PHY 211 or PHY 221; MTH 373 (concurrent enrollment allowed) or consent of instructor.

CHE 432   Physical Chemistry II   4 Units

This course will examine quantum mechanics; atomic and molecular orbital theory; symmetry, atomic, and molecular spectroscopy; statistical thermodynamics; and philosophical/scientific implications of quantum mechanics. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: CHE 431 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.

CHE 490   Internship: Chemistry   8 Units

This course is an intense, practical, full- or part-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program, contributing significantly to the student's preparation for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty (40) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limit the maximum number of internship credit.

CHE 496   Research in Chemistry   2 Units

As a hands-on introduction to chemical research, this course will emphasize research process, skills, and methods including lab research, library research, peer reviewed chemical abstracts and journals, electronic chemical databases, professional journal manuscript style guides, and statistical analysis which will be used in writing research manuscripts and making research presentations. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: SCI 495.

CHE 499   Senior Thesis   1 Unit

This course will be a culmination of original student-conducted scientific research resulting in a paper and presentation. Prerequisites: CHE 496, SCI 495; restricted to seniors.