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Chemistry

Course Outlines

The outlines listed on this page are general descriptions of courses offered by Lourdes. For specific information regarding this semester's courses, including textbooks and schedules, please consult the Course Syllabi page. All outlines are provided in PDF format.

CHM 099: Basic Chemistry
Introduces atomic structure, formulas, equations, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, gas laws, solution chemistry, and the basic concepts of mathematics used in chemistry to students who have had no high school chemistry. Credit is not applicable to science concentration. Three hours lecture. Successful completion is a "C or better. Grades are not calculated in the G.P.A. Credit does not apply toward graduation. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C* (2.0) in MTH 098, a Math Placement Test score into MTH 110 or higher, or a passing grade in MTH 110 or higher.

CHM/CHL 121: An Introduction to General Chemistry
Introduces atomic structure, chemical reactions, and solutions. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisites: High School Chemistry or a minimum grade of C* (2.0) in CHM 099; a minimum grade of C* (2.0) or higher in MTH 098 or equivalent placement test score. CHM/CHL 122 must be taken in the future in order to fulfill general education requirements.

CHM/CHL 122: An Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Applies the general chemistry topics learned in CHM/CHL 121 to organic chemistry reactions. Nomenclature, structure, formulas, and reactions of organic compounds are introduced. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM/CHL 121.

CHM 163: Societal Issues and Chemistry
Designed for non-science majors. Introduces students to basic chemical principles through discussions related to societal issues. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed and minimal math skills are required.

CHM 165: The Chemistry of Art
This introductory chemistry course for non-science majors explores the intersection of chemistry with the visual arts. Basic principles of chemistry will be applied to topics of color, paint, paper, clay, glass, metals, photography, and art restoration. No prior knowledge chemistry is assumed and minimal math skills are required. Three hours lecture with integrated lab/studio activities.

CHM 167: CSI: An Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
Introduces students to the techniques of forensic chemistry, particularly as they relate to crime scene investigation and ongoing analysis of evidence. Involves the basic chemistry concepts needed to solve problems in forensic science and illustrates the specialized applications of forensic science through case studies and laboratory methods. Three hours combined lecture and laboratory.

CHM/CHL 181: General College Chemistry I
Deals with the principles of inorganic chemistry including formulas, equations, reaction principles, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, thermochemistry, states of matter, stoichiometry, and the periodic table. Three hours lecture, three hours lab, one hour problem-solving and quiz session. Prerequisites: Sufficient score based on the chemistry placement test or CHM 099 with a minimum grade of C*, MTH 120 or MTH 122 or equivalent math placement test score.

CHM/CHL 182: General College Chemistry II
Continues the study of General College chemistry I (CHM/CHL 181). Includes chemical equilibria, kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, complex ions and coordination compounds, redox reactions, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, and brief introduction to organic chemistry and qualitative analysis. Three hours lecture, three hours lab, one hour problem-solving and quiz session. Prerequisite: CHM/CHL 181.

CHM/CHL 221: An Introduction to Biochemistry
Introduces the student to the structure and function of biomolecules; metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins is included. Three hours lecture, two hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM/CHL 122. CHM/CHL 222 must be taken in the future in order to fulfill the general education requirements for Natural Science.

CHM/CHL 222: Nutritional Chemistry
Includes fundamental principles of foods, vitamins, minerals, and water; energy balance and specifics of food labeling and additives; and special needs of varying age groups. Three hours lecture, two hours lab/ recitation and problem solving session. Prerequisite: CHM/CHL 22l.

CHM/CHL 301: Organic Chemistry I
Studies the structure, preparation, and mechanisms of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives; stereochemistry and spectra of carbon compounds. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisites: CHM/CHL 181/182.

CHM/CHL 302: Organic Chemistry II
Continues the study of Organic Chemistry I (CHM/CHL 301). Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM/CHL 301.

CHM/CHL 304: Physical Chemistry
Considers the basic concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics with emphasis on applications in the life sciences. Designed for pre-medical or pre-dental students, or those with a concentration in biology. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Prerequisite: CHM/CHL 182. Corequisites: MTH 135/136 and PHS/PLA 202/302.

CHM 305: Basic Biochemistry
Includes the chemistry of living systems, considers carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Three hours lecture, optional three hours CHL 305 Basic Biochemistry lab. Prerequisite: CHM/CHL 302 or permission of the instructor.

CHL 305: Basic Biochemistry Lab
Provides students with a laboratory experience to enhance the learning of concepts covered in CHM 305 Basic Biochemistry lecture. Three hours lab per week.

CHM 306 Environmental Chemistry
A study of the origin of specific chemical species and their interaction with the environment. Topics include air and water quality, the interaction of chemical pollutants with the biosphere.

CHL 306 Environmental Chemistry Lab
Covers the chemical and physical measurements used in water quality and soil quality studies. Investigates sample material from the field and conducts analysis both in the field and in the lab. Three hour lab per week.

CHM 320: Toxicology
Introduces students to the basic principles of toxicology and the application of toxicology to the environment, food, forensics and occupational settings. Three hour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM/CHL 302, BIO 201 or permission of the instructor.

 

PHS 111: Intro to Astronomy
Reveals to the student the workings of our universe from ancient beliefs to modern discoveries. Helps the student to understand the evolution of our Earth, solar system, and the universe, with emphasis divided between theoretical and observational astronomy.

PHS 112: An Introduction to Earth Sciences
Presents an overview of earth Science with application to the environment. Integrates the fundamentals of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and related concepts of astronomy.

PHS 114: An Introduction to Geology
Presents an overview of geology with application to the environment. Topics include geologic cycles, rocks, soil, water, earthquakes, volcanoes, pollution, fossil fuels and alternative energy. Designed as an introductory course for non-science majors.

PHS/PLA 201 College Physics I
Presents an algebra-based approach to physics. Includes an in-depth, mathematically-based presentation of physics, emphasizing physical principles, problem solving, and laboratory experiences. Involves a study of classical mechanics of solids and fluids, waves, and sound. Three hour lecture, three hour lab, one hour problem solving and quiz session.

PHS/PLA 202: College Physics II
Presents an algebra-based approach to physics. Continues the study of College Physics I. Presents a thorough study of waves, sound, light and optics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Three hours lecture, three hours lab, one-hour problem solving and quiz session. Prerequisite: PHS/PLA 201/301.

PHS/PLA 301 University Physics I
Presents a calculus-based approach to physics. Includes an in-depth, mathematically-based presentation of physics, emphasizing physical principles, problem solving, and laboratory experiences. Involves a study of classical mechanics of solids and fluids, waves, and sound. Three hour lecture, three hour lab, one hour problem solving and quiz session.

PHS/PLA 302: University Physics II
Presents a calculus-based approach to physics. Continues the study of College Physics I. Presents a thorough study of waves, sound, light and optics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and nuclear physics. Three hours lecture, three hours lab, one-hour problem solving and quiz session. Prerequisite: PHS/PLA 201/301.

SCI 150: Lake Erie: A Microcosm of environmental Issues
Studies Lake Erie as a microcosm of local, national, and global environmental concerns. Meets for two hours of lecture and one hour of lab each week.

SCI 170: Survey of Science
Entails a brief overview of the major science disciplines of biological science, earth science, physics and chemistry. Prerequisite: Participants must be enrolled education students of Lourdes University.

SCI 370: Integrated Science for Teachers
An interdisciplinary science course for education majors designed to provide content knowledge in areas outlined in the National Science Standards and Science for All Americans. The course will demonstrate, through praxis, theme/project based approaches to teaching and learning science. Prerequisite: Participants must be enrolled as Education students of Lourdes University.

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