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**Attention: Take the Chemistry Placement Exam (CPE) before enrolling in CHEM 120A or CHEM 200.

NOTICE REGARDING THIS INFORMATION: The following chemistry course listing is for informational purposes only, as it may be subject to change. Students wishing to obtain the most current information regarding classes for the semester should also view the CSUF Catalog, especially when determining which courses are offered for any particular semester.

For assistance in determining what courses are needed for specific degree programs, please see the Degree Programs page or contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for advisement at (657) 278-3621.

100 Survey of Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: one year of high school algebra. The fundamental principles of chemistry; atomic and molecular structure and the application of these principles to contemporary problems. For the non science major. (3 hours lecture)

100L Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: concurrent or prior enrollment in Chemistry 100 or Chemistry 115. Experiments chosen to develop laboratory techniques; chemical principles and their application to environmental and societal problems. (3 hours laboratory).

102 Physical Science For Future Elementary Teachers (3)
Designed especially for the prospective elementary teacher, this activity-based course will examine physical science concepts in real world contexts such as global warming, kitchen science and the automobile. Lecture and laboratory is combined into a single unified learning experience. (Same as Physics 102)

105 Survey of the Molecules of Life (3)
An introduction to the biochemical processes of life, including metabolism, development, and disease. Recent scientific advances are discussed with emphasis placed on AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and cloning. Scientific methods and ethical issues in scientific research are also examined. For the non-science major. (Same as Biology 105)

111 Nutrition and Drugs (3)
The basics of nutrition; diet, food additives, vitamins, hormones, drugs, disease and related biochemical topics. Current controversies, popular practices, fads and fallacies. For the non-science major. (3 hours lecture)

115 Introductory General Chemistry (4)
Chemistry at the basic level. For students with limited background in chemistry who plan to take additional chemistry or other science courses. Does not fulfill chemistry requirements for majors or minors in the physical or biological sciences. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)

120A,120B General Chemistry (5,5)
Prerequisites: Passage of the chemistry placement examination (download details for placement exam) and exemption from or passage of the ELM examination or completion of Chemistry 115 with a grade of C or better. For majors and minors in the physical and biological sciences. (CAN CHEM SEQ A = Chemistry 120A and B)

A. The principles of chemistry: stoichiometry, acids, bases, redox reactions, gas laws, solid and liquid states, changes of state, modern atomic concepts, periodicity and chemical bonding. Laboratory: elementary physical chemistry and volumetric quantitative analysis. (3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory) (CAN CHEM 2)

B. Chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium (gaseous, aqueous, acid-base, solubility and complexion), elementary electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Laboratory: quantitative analysis and elementary physical chemistry; some qualitative analysis. (3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory). (CAN CHEM 4)

125 General Chemistry for Engineers (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 120A. The topics are the same as Chemistry 120B but without laboratory. Not open to students with credit in Chemistry 120B. (3 hours lecture)

200 Chemistry for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (5)
Prerequisites: Intermediate algebra with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better. One year of high school chemistry or a passing score on the placement test for general chemistry or completion of introductory general chemistry (Chemistry 115 or equivalent) with a "C" (2.0) or better strongly advised. A one-semester course that introduces the fundamental concepts of general, organic and biochemistry and their applications to the health sciences. Meets requirements for pre-nursing curriculum and can be applied to other allied health majors. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours activity)

210 Computational Tools for Chemical Sciences (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 120A,B and a major in chemistry or biochemistry. Introduction to the use of spreadsheets and higher level programming languages and molecular modeling for chemical problem solving and data management. Chemical algorithms; data analysis and interpretation; graphical preparation and analysis; search/retrieval of chemical data and literature; file transfers between programs and operating systems.

295 Directed Study (1)
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Research in chemistry under the supervision of a chemistry department faculty member. Credit/no credit only. May be repeated for credit. Does not count towards major. (3 hours laboratory per unit)

301A Organic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 120A,B. Properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, theories of structure, and reaction mechanisms. For the non chemistry major or for a B. A. in Chemistry, B.S. in Chemistry or B.S. in Biochemistry major. (3 hours lecture)

301B Organic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 120A,B and 301A. Properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, theories of structure, and reaction mechanisms. For the non chemistry major or for a B. A. in Chemistry, B.S. in Chemistry or B.S. in Biochemistry major. (3 hours lecture)

302 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 301A. Corequisite: Chemistry 301B. Techniques for the synthesis, characterization and isolation of typical aliphatic and aromatic compounds. For the non-chemistry major or the B.S. in Biochemistry major. (6 hours laboratory)

303A,B,C Biotechnology: Science, Business, and Society (1-3)
Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Categories I, II, and III.A.1 and 2. Chemistry 303A is a prerequisite Chemistry 303B and 303C. Major applications of modern biotechnology will be explored in a lecture/discussion/presentation format that includes guest speakers from industry. (3 hours lecture/discussion for 5 weeks)

303A Biotechnology: Business and Society (1)
Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Categories I, II, and III.A.1 and 2. Major applications of modern biotechnology will be explored in a lecture/discussion/presentation format that includes guest speakers from industry. (3 hours lecture/discussion for 5 weeks)

303B Biotechnology: Medical Biotechnology (1)
Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Categories I, II, and III.A.1 and 2 and Chemistry 303A. Major applications of modern biotechnology will be explored in a lecture/discussion/presentation format that includes guest speakers from industry. (3 hours lecture/discussion for 5 weeks)

303C Biotechnology: Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology (1)
Prerequisites: Completion of General Education Categories I, II, and III.A.1 and 2 and Chemistry 303A. Major applications of modern biotechnology will be explored in a lecture/discussion/presentation format that includes guest speakers from industry. (3 hours lecture/discussion for 5 weeks)

306A Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 120 A,B. Corequisite: Chemistry 301A. Techniques for synthesis, isolation and characterization of typical aliphatic and aromatic compounds, with applications of instrumental and spectroscopic methods. For the B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry major. (6 hours laboratory)

306B Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 301A, 306A. Corequisite: Chemistry 301B. Continuation of Chemistry 306A. For the B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry major.

311 Nutrition and Disease (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 111 or Biology 101. Relationship between nutrients and disease, with an emphasis on cancer, atherosclerosis and infectious illness. Dietary factors that modify and/or contribute to the disease process from the viewpoints of physiology, biochemistry and immunology. Not applicable to the major or minor. (3 hours lecture)

313A Environmental Pollution and Solutions: Air Pollution (1)
Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Categories I, II, and III.A. Human pollution of the Earth's atmosphere and means to ameliorate this pollution. Historical examples, current cases, and future prospects. Not applicable to the major or minor. (3 hours lecture/discussion for 5 weeks)

313B Environmental Pollution and Solutions: Water Pollution (1)
Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. I, II, and III.A. Human pollution of the Earth's aqueous environment and means to ameliorate this pollution. Historical examples, current cases, and future prospects. Not applicable to the major or minor. (3 hours lecture/discussion for 5 weeks)

313C Environmental Pollution and Solutions: Land Pollution (1)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE I, II, and III.A. Human pollution of the terrestrial environment and means to ameliorate this pollution. Historical examples, current cases, and future prospects. Not applicable to the major or minor. (3 hours lecture/discussion for 5 weeks)

315 Theory of Quantitative Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 120B. Physics 211, 212 or Physics 225, 226 strongly recommended. Modern analytical chemistry; aqueous and non-aqueous equilibrium calculations, electrochemistry, spectrometry, and contemporary separation methods with emphasis on chromatography. (3 hours lecture)

315W Quantitative Chemistry Workshop (1)
Corequisite: Chemistry 315. Designed to enhance knowledge and skills needed for success in Chemistry 315. Emphasis on review of general chemistry, problem-solving skills, study and exam skills, and their application to quantitative chemistry. Credit/No Credit only. (2 hours activity)

316 Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory (1)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 315, Chemistry 210. Modern analytical chemistry laboratory: polyprotic acids, liquid chromatography, electrochemistry, absorption spectroscopy (ultraviolet/visible, infrared, atomic). (3 hours laboratory)

325 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301B. The chemistry of the main group elements and an introduction to transition metal chemistry. (3 hours lecture)

340 Writing for the Chemical Sciences (3)
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, English 101 and two semesters of chemistry beyond general chemistry. Design and preparation of scientific manuscripts and presentations. Emphasizes practice in writing, American Chemical Society writing guidelines, peer-review and critical analysis of scientific literature.(English 301 or English 360 may be substituted).

355 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 316, Chemistry 361A or Chemistry 371A. Corequisite: Chemistry 361B or 371B. Experiments in chemical synthesis, instrumental analysis and physical chemistry. Laboratory training and written presentation of theory, data and results are emphasized. (1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory)

361A, 361B Introduction to Physical Chemistry (3,3)
Prerequisites: Mathematics 150A,B; Physics 211, 212 or 225, 226, Chemistry 301A,B. Thermodynamics and kinetics; properties of gases and solutions; molecular structure and energies and application to spectroscopic techniques; liquids, phase equilibria, thermodynamics of multicomponent systems with application to the life sciences. (3 hours lecture)

371A, 371B Physical Chemistry (3,3)
Prerequisites: Mathematics 250A, Physics 225, 226 and Chemistry 301A. Corequisite: Mathematics 250B and Chemistry 315. Thermodynamics, solutions, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry, transport phenomena, introduction to atomic and molecular structure, rotation and vibration spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, kinetics. The use of fundamental principles to solve problems. (3 hours lecture). For B.S. Chemistry degree or in place of 361A, 361B for other degrees.

390 Careers in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 120B. Career options in chemistry. Credit/no credit only. (1 hour lecture)

395 Undergraduate Research (1-3)
Prerequisites: completion of one upper-division course in chemistry, one semester of experience working in a research laboratory, and consent of instructor. Independent research in chemistry or biochemistry under the guidance of a department faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Does not count toward major. (3 hours per week per unit) (4 units maximum)

410A Introduction to Computational Genomics (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 361A; 421 or 423A; 210. Co-requisite, 361B or 371B or 423B. Introduction to protein and DNA sequence analysis and molecular evolution, probabilistic models of sequences, gene identification, comparative genomics (algorithms and statistics), brief review of structure and evolution of genes and proteins. (2.5 hours lecture/activity for 5 weeks)

410B Advanced Computational Biochemistry (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 361A; 421 or 423A; 210. Co-requisite, 361B or 371B or 423B. Principles of protein folding and structure; methods for determining protein structure; protein structure prediction and modeling, contents of structural databases, structure visualization, structure validation and analysis, structure-based drug design, rational mutagenesis, computational biochemistry tools. (2.5 hours lecture/activity for 5 weeks)

410C Introduction to Computational Chemistry (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 210, Chemistry 361A or Chemistry 371A. Co-requisite, 361B or 371B. Basic theory of molecular electronic structure, common methods for chemical computation, visualizing molecular structure and understanding calculated properties, predicting molecular spectra and other experimental data, applying molecular computation to practical problems in research. (2.5 hours lecture/activity for 5 weeks)

410D Advanced Computational Chemistry (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 210; Chemistry 361A or Chemistry 371A; 410C. Co-requisite: 361B or 371B. High level methods of molecular computation, theory of reaction rates, methods for transition state computations, tools and techniques for exploring reaction mechanisms and pathways, prediction of reaction kinetics data, applications of molecular computations in research. (2.5 hours lecture/activity for 5 weeks)

411A Instrumental Analysis - Optical Spectroscopy (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 315 and 316. Co-requisite: Chemistry 361B or 371B. UV/visible, infrared, atomic absorption, flame emission. Students wishing an ACS certified degree must take three units of Chemistry 411 courses. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory for 5 weeks)

411B Instrumental Analysis - Magnetic Resonance (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 315 and 316. (nuclear magnetic resonance, electron spin resonance) Students wishing an ACS certified degree must take three units. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory for 5 weeks).

411C Instrumental Analysis - Separations (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 315 and 316. (high performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography) Students wishing an ACS certified degree must take three units. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory for 5 weeks). Instructional fee required (refundable).

411E Instrumental Analysis - Radiochemistry (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 315 and 316. Students wishing an ACS certified degree must take three units. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory for 5 weeks). Instructional fee required (refundable).

411G Instrumental Analysis - Mass Spectrometry (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 315 and 316. Conventional magnetic sector, quadruple, fourier transform, tandem, and time-of-flight; hyphenated techniques including gas chromatography (GC-MS), liquid chromatography (LC-MS). Students wishing an ACS certified degree must take three units. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory for 5 weeks). Instructional fee required (refundable).

421 Biological Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301A. Survey of biochemistry designed for non-biochemistry majors. This course will cover major areas of biochemistry, including intermediary metabolism and compounds of biochemical interest. The focus of this one semester course will be on the application of biochemistry and the biochemical foundation of health science. (3 hours lecture)

422 General Biochemistry Laboratory (2)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 302 or 306A and 316. Corequisite: Chemistry 421 or 423A. The chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids and proteins; techniques of enzyme chemistry and isolation; research methods. (6 hours laboratory)

423A, 423B General Biochemistry (3,3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301B. Corequisite: Chemistry 315 and Biology 312. Survey of biochemistry; structural chemistry and function of biomolecules, bioenergetics and intermediary metabolism; replication and expression of the genetic material. Designed for biochemistry majors. (3 hours lecture)

425 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 325 and 361A,B or 371A,B. The bonding, structure and reactivity of transition and lanthanide elements. Molecular orbital and ligand field theory, classical metal complexes and organometallic chemistry of the transition elements. (3 hours lecture)

431 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301B and 361A,B or 371A. Theoretical and physical aspects of organic chemistry. The modern concepts of structure, and reaction mechanisms. (3 hours lecture)

435 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301B. An in-depth examination of hazardous chemicals; organic and inorganic air-and-moisture-sensitive compounds, reactive metals; chemical reactivity patterns; chemical compatibilities; storage and handling; methods of disposal and waste containment; Federal and local regulations; case histories. (3 hours lecture)

436 Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 315 or consent of instructor. Chemistry and photochemistry of the troposphere and stratosphere, both natural and polluted. Includes fundamental reaction kinetics and mechanisms, monitoring techniques, smog chamber, field and modeling studies. (3 hours lecture)

437 Environmental Water Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 315. Chemical characteristics of fresh and oceanic water; major water pollutant classes, origins, environmental chemical transformations, effects, abatement, and fates; chemical methods for determining water quality, large scale processes for water treatment. (3 hours lecture)

438 Environmental Biochemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301B. Effects of current agricultural, industrial and mechanical practices on the composition, metabolism and health of soil, plants, animals and man, from a biochemical perspective; mechanism of action and degradation of common agricultural chemicals and industrial pollutants. (3 hours lecture)

445 Nutritional Biochemistry (3)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 423A or Chemistry 421. Nutrition, metabolism and excretion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, major minerals and trace elements from a biochemical perspective. Relevant variations in dietary practices related to life stages and specific illnesses. (3 hours lecture)

472A Advances in Biotechnology Laboratory (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of Biology lower-division core or Chemistry 477. Corequisite: Biology 412. Explores biotechnology techniques for DNA cloning and analysis: restriction enzyme action, DNA sequencing, sequence analysis by computer, plasmid cloning, genomic library production and screening, DNA probe hybridization. (6 hours of laboratory, 1 hour of lecture/discussion) (Same as Biology 472A)

472B Advances in Biotechnology Laboratory (3)
(Same as Biology 472B)

473 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)
(Same as Biology 473)

477 Advances in Biotechnology (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of Biology lower-division core. Corequisite: Biology 412 or Chemistry 421 or 423B. Current topics in biotechnology centering on techniques for molecular cloning and DNA sequencing of genes. Medical breakthroughs for diagnosis of mutations and gene therapy. Role of biotechnology in agriculture, energy and environment. Bioethical issues. (Same as Biology 477) (3 hours lecture)

480A Topics in Contemporary Chemistry (1)
Prerequisite: upper-division standing in chemistry. Research seminar dealing with topics of current interest in chemistry such as photochemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and organometallic chemistry. Credit/no credit only. Not applicable toward master's degree. May be repeated for credit.

480M MARC Proseminar (1)
Same as Biology and Psychology 480M

480T Topics in Contemporary Chemistry (2-3)
New Course Offering for Spring 2012: CHEM 480T Green Chemistry
Course Description
Prerequisite: upper-division standing in chemistry. Special lecture topics of current interest in chemistry. May be repeated for credit. (1 hour lecture per unit)

490 Internship in Chemistry and Biochemistry (1-2)
Prerequisites: upper-division standing in chemistry and consent of instructor. Internship in chemistry. Work on projects in industrial, governmental or medical laboratories. May count as career breadth requirement units for chemistry majors. May be repeated once. Does not count toward M.S. degree.

495 Senior Research (1-3)
Prerequisites: three one-year courses in chemistry, Chemistry 390 and consent of instructor. Corequisite: Chemistry 340. The methods of chemical research through a research project under the supervision of one of the Department faculty. May be repeated for credit. Only 6 units may apply toward B.A. or B.S. degree (6 hours per week per unit)

496 Student-to-Student Tutorials (1-3)
Supervised experience in chemistry teaching through tutoring or assisting in laboratory or field classes. Consult "Student-to-Student Tutorials" in this catalog for prerequisites and a more complete course description.

498 Senior Thesis (2)
(Same as Biology 498)

499 Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisites: upper-division standing and completion of two one-year courses in chemistry. Special topics in chemistry selected in consultation with the instructor and approval of department chair. May be repeated for credit. Only six units may apply toward B.A. or B.S. degree. In some cases, 499 can be substituted for 495, Senior Research, to meet degree requirements.

505A Seminar (Participation) (1)
Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of department. Student attendance at presentations by invited scientists on topics of current interest in chemistry. May not be repeated for credit. (1 hour seminar)

505B Seminar (Presentation) (1)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 505A, graduate standing and consent of the department. Student presentation of recent contributions to the chemical literature. May not be repeated for credit. (1 hour seminar)

511 Theory of Separations (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 355 and 361A,B or 371A,B. The theory, application and limitations of physical and chemical separation techniques; chromatography. (3 hours lecture)

512 Advanced Instrumentation (3)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 315. Spectroscopic instrumentation components and systems. Includes laser spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, chemical sensor, process control, surface science, and microscopy methods; vacuum technology, optics, electro-optics, and electronics components; design and repair of instrumentation.

535 Organic Synthesis (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 361A,B or 371A,B and 301B. Methods of synthetic organic chemistry and their application to construction of organic molecules. (3 hours lecture)

537 Organic Synthesis (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301B/302 or 301B/306B, Chemistry 361A,B. Chemistry 431 recommended. Theory and use of infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as methods for the identification of organic compounds.

539 Chemistry of Natural Products (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 301B. The biosynthesis of the alkaloids, terpenes, steroids and other natural products of plant and animal origin. (3 hours lecture)

541 Protein Biochemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 423A,B or equivalent. Protein isolation strategies and techniques; chemical/physical characterization and modeling; functional characterization (kinetics, binding, chemical modification); molecular biology, including cloning, expression, sequencing and engineering.

542 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 423A,B or equivalent, and a biochemistry lab course (Chemistry 422 or equivalent). The course covers biochemistry of nucleic acids in living systems at the molecular level. Advances and techniques used in nucleic acid research are also covered. A strong emphasis is placed on critical reading, analysis, and presentation of primary literature.

543 Physical Biochemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 361A,B or 371A,B, 421 or 423A,B. Methods for measuring physical properties of proteins and nucleic acids. Thermodynamic and hydrodynamic aspects. (3 hours lecture)

546 Metabolism and Catalysis (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 421 or 423A,B or consent of instructor. Regulation of biosynthetic and degradative reactions in living systems. The control of enzyme activity and concentration. Mechanisms of hormone action. (3 hours lecture)

551 Quantum Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Chemistry 371A,B. Postulates and theories of approximation methods in quantum chemistry, the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, chemical bonds, group theory and applications. (3 hours lecture)

552 Kinetics and Spectroscopy (3)
Prerequisite: Chemistry 361B or 371B. Kinetics and spectroscopy of chemical and biochemical systems in the gas phase, in the liquid phase, and on surfaces.

580T Topics in Advanced Chemistry (1-6)
New Course Offering for Spring 2012: 580T Polymer Chemistry
Prerequisite: graduate standing in chemistry. Current research topics in chemistry in the areas of analytical, organic, inorganic, physical chemistry and biochemistry. May be repeated for credit. (1 hour seminar per unit)

597 Project (1-6)
Prerequisites: an officially appointed project committee and consent of the department chair. Guidance in the preparation for a project for the master's degree.

598 Thesis for the Master's degree(1-6)
Prerequisite: an officially appointed thesis committee. Guidance in the preparation of a thesis for the master's degree.

599 Independent Graduate Research (1-6)
Prerequisite: graduate standing in chemistry. May be repeated for credit.