Course Descriptions - Biochemistry

BCH 194 Undergraduate Seminar

Credits: F, 1 Cr.
For the new student. Integration into the department and its research and educational program. Scientific communication and chemical literature searching skills.

BCH 292 Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 per semester; 6 Cr. max

Directed research and study on an individual basis.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of the department head

BCH 294 Undergraduate Seminar

Credits: S 1 Cr.

Introduction to faculty research through faculty mini seminars. Departmental research facilities. Research groups. Research planning decisions (MSU laboratory, summer internship, student exchange, REU, USP, etc).
Prerequisite(s): CHMY 194 or BCH 194

BCH 380 Biochemistry

Credits: F, S, Su 5 Cr. (Lecture 4, Lab 1)
Carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and nucleic acid structure and function; enzyme kinetics; energetics; major metabolic pathways for carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; photosynthesis; regulation of gene function.
Prerequisite(s): BIOB 160 or BIOB 260, and CHMY 211 or CHMY 323 or CHMY 333

BCH 394 Undergraduate Seminar

Research techniques, procedures, and reports. Seminar reporting and presentation skills. Career planning and resume preparation. May be repeated once.
Prerequisite(s): CHMY 294 or BCH 294.

BCH 441 Biochemistry of Macromolecules

Credits: F 3 Cr. (Lecture)

Biochemical basis of modern molecular biology; structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes; replication; transcription; translation; regulation of gene expression; and recombinant DNA.
Prerequisite: BIOB 160 or BIOB 260 and CHMY 323 or CHMY 333

BCH 442 Metabolic Regulation

Credits: S 3 Cr. (Lecture)

In-depth biochemical treatment of metabolism and its regulation in cellular processes.
Prerequisite(s): BCH 441

BCH 444R Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Methods

Credits: S 3 Cr.

This course focuses on molecular biology/biochemistry procedures integral to current research. Methods include PCR; gene cloning; DNA sequencing; and expression, isolation, purification, and characterization of the gene-encoded protein.
Prerequisite(s): BCH 441 and consent of instructor

BCH 490R Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1-6 per semester; 12 Cr. max

Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course may be repeated.

BCH 492 Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 per semester; 6 Cr. max

Directed research and study on an individual basis

Prerequisite: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head

BCH 494 Undergraduate Seminar

Senior capstone course. Taught in collaboration with departmental Honors Thesis, CHMY 499. The chemistry/biochemistry research undergraduate experience constitutes a synthesis of our (bio)chemistry class room and laboratory education. The projects are orally presented in seminar form, discussed on the basis of acquired knowledge, and analyzed using stringent scientific methods and criteria. A complete personal resume is prepared. May be repeated once.
Prerequisite: CHMY/BCH 394.

Course Descriptions - Chemistry

CHMY 102CS Applying Chemistry to Society

Credits: S, 3 Cr (Lecture)

An introduction to contemporary chemistry in the contextual framework of current issues including the effect of human impact on the air, water, and earth. This course will examine the scientific basis for current scientific and societal issues such as depletion of the ozone layer, water pollution, acid rain, genetic engineering and nuclear fission among other issues. Topics will be addressed from a scientific viewpoint to develop knowledge and understanding of the chemical concepts that underlie these contemporary issues. The goal is to inform non-science majors of chemical and scientific issues in order to help them to become well-informed, inquiring citizens.

CHMY 121IN Introduction to General Chemistry

Credits: F,S,SU 4Cr (Lecture 3, Lab 1, Recitation 0)

Introductory general chemistry. Measurement systems, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry.
Prerequisite(s): C- or above in M096 or M097 or placement in Math Level 3

CHMY 123 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

Credits: F,S,Su 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1, Recitation 0)

Chemistry 123 is the second semester of a two semester sequence (CHMY 121/CHMY 123) designed to introduce the basic concepts of traditional general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. This series is intended for students needing a breadth of chemistry without taking 2+ years required for a more intense coverage found in the curriculum for science, pre-med, and nursing majors. This course will focus on the reactivity of organic compounds and biological chemistry.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121, CHMY 143, or equivalent.

CHMY 141 College Chemistry I

Credits: F,S,Su 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)

The first of a two-semester course sequence about the general principles of modern chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, equilibria, chemical reactivity, and kinetics.
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITE: C- or above M121Q or placement in a math level 4 course

CHMY 143 College Chemistry II

Credits: F,S,Su 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)

The second semester of the two-semester general chemistry sequence.
Prerequisite(s): C- or above in CHMY 141 or CHMY 151.

CHMY 151 Honors College Chemistry I

Credits: F 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)

Topic coverage parallels CHEM 141, with emphasis on critical and analytical thought and with a greater reliance on math skills. For departmental honors program.
Prerequisite(s): Placement in Level 5 Math. Recommended that students registering for this course either have taken calculus or are concurrently enrolled.  Also recommended that students registering in this course have taken high school chemistry and/or physics, preferably AP Chemistry and/or Physics.

CHMY 153 Honors College Chemistry II

Credits: S 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)

A general chemistry course for students enrolled on the Honors program with focus on atomic and molecular structure of molecules, gases, liquids, solids (Section I); general physical chemistry (Secton II); aqueous equilibria, electrochemistry (Section III). Critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem solving are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): A grade better than a C in CHMY 141 or CHMY 151.

CHMY 194 Undergraduate Seminar

Credits: F 1 Cr.

For the new student. Integration into the department and its research and educational program. Scientific communication and chemical literature searching skills.

CHMY 211 Elements of Organic Chemistry

Credits: F,S 5 Cr (Lecture 4, Lab 1)

A one-semester introduction to organic chemistry. The unique character of carbon: bonding, structure, nomenclature, and common reactions of hydrocarbons and functional organic compounds.
Prerequisite(s): C- or above in CHMY 121, CHMY 143, or CHMY 153.

CHMY 290R Special Topics

Credits: 1-6 per semester

Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a written work or other creative project.  Course will address responsible conduct of research.  May be repeated.

CHMY 291 Special Topics

Credits: 1-4 per semester; 12 Cr max

Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.
Prerequisite(s): None required, but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.

CHMY 292 Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 per semester; 6 cr max

Directed research and study on an individual basis.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and approval of department head.

CHMY 294 Undergraduate Seminar

Credits: S, 1 Cr.

Introduction to faculty research through faculty mini seminars. Departmental research facilities. Research groups. Research planning decisions (MSU laboratory, summer internship, student exchange, REU, USP, etc).
Prerequisite(s): CHMY/BCH 194

CHMY 311 Fundamental Analytical Chemistry

Credits: S, 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, 1 Lab)

Introduction to wet analytical chemistry with an emphasis on the systematic treatment of equilibria, acid-base chemistry, redox equilibria and titrations, complexometric equilibria and titrations, Beer's law, fundamental lab skills.
Prerequisite: CHMY 143 or CHMY 153.

CHMY 321 Organic Chemistry I

Credits: F,S,Su 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)

The first of a two-semester professional sequence in organic chemistry. In-depth coverage of stereochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and nomenclature. Students should plan to register for both semesters.                                Prerequisite: CHMY 143 or CHMY 153

CHMY 323 Organic Chemistry II

Credits: F, S, Su 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)
The second semester of the two-semester professional sequence in Organic Chemistry.
Prerequisite(s): CHMY 321 or CHMY 331

CHMY 331 Honors Organic Chemistry I

Credits: F 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)

The first of a two-semester honors sequence in organic chemistry. Topic coverage parallels CHMY 321, but at an accelerated pace with in-depth coverage of physical organic chemistry, stereochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and nomenclature.

Prerequisite: CHMY 151 and CHMY 153 or consent of instructor.

CHMY 333 Honors Organic Chemistry II

Credits: S 4 Cr. (Lecture 3, Lab 1)

The second semester of the two-semester honors sequence in organic chemistry. Topic coverage parallels CHMY 323, with more in-depth coverage of mechanisms and more emphasis on retrosynthetic analysis and on solving multi step synthesis problems.

Prerequisite: C or better in CHMY 331

CHMY 350 Astrobiology

Credits: F 3 Cr. (Lecture)

This course examines the science of Astrobiology focused on the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the universe.  Topics that will be discussed include planetary evolution, origin of life, habitability, evolution, intelligence, and the search for life beyond Earth.

Prerequisite: BIOB 170, CHMY 121, and ASTR 110 (or equivalent) and junior standing

CHMY 361 Elements of Physical Chemistry

Credits: F 4 Cr. (Lecture)

A physical chemistry course directed toward the life sciences, health professions, and agricultural sciences.

Prerequisite: M 161Q or M 172Q, and PHSX 207, and CHMY 211 or CHMY 323 or CHMY 333

CHMY 362 Elements of Physical Chemistry Lab

Credits: F 1 Cr. (Lab)

The laboratory to accompany CHMY 361

Prerequisite: CHMY 311, CHMY 361 can be a prerequisite or co-requisite.

CHMY 371 Physical Chemistry-Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy I

Credits: F 3 Cr. (Lecture)

The first semester of a two-course sequence for science and engineering majors on quantum chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy, classical thermodynamics and kinetics.  Students should plan on registering for the both courses of the sequence.

Prerequisite: CHMY 143 or CHMY 153, and M 172Q and PHSX 222 Co-requisite M 273

CHMY 372 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

Credits: F 1 Cr. (Lab)

Laboratory to accompany CHMY 371 or CHMY 373. Fundamental experiments in thermodynamics and kinetics.

Prerequisite: CHMY 311 Co-requisite: CHMY 371 or CHMY 373

CHMY 373 Physical Chemistry - Kinetics and Thermodynamics

Credits: S 3 Cr. (Lecture)

The second semester of a two-course physical chemistry sequence for science/engineering majors.  Students should plan on registering for the both courses of the sequence.

Prerequisite: CHMY 371

CHMY 374 Physical Chemistry Lab II

Credits: S 2 Cr. (Lab)

The advanced laboratory to accompany CHMY 373.  In-depth experiments and data analysis.  Required of all majors who take who take CHMY 373.

CHMY 394 Undergraduate Seminar

Credits: F 1 Cr.

Research techniques, procedures, and reports.  Seminar reporting and presentation skills.  Career planning and resume preparation.  May be repeated once.

Prerequisite: CHMY/BCH 294

CHMY 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: S 3 Cr. (Lecture)

A systematic presentation of atomic structure and chemical bonding with emphasis on properties, structure, and the reactions of representative members of the various families of the periodic table.

Co-requisite: CHMY 361 or CHMY 373

CHMY 417 Synthetic Chemistry

Credits: F alternate years, to be offered odd years. 3 Cr. (Lecture)

Organic and inorganic reaction chemistry for advanced students.  Modern reagents and transformations are treated in detail, alon with relevant theoretical and mechanistic considerations.

Prerequisite: CHMY 323

CHMY 421 Advanced Instrument Analysis

Credits: F, alternate years 3 Cr. ( Lecture 2, Lab 1)

An advanced analytical chemistry course which covers modern instrumental methods based on spectrochemical and eletrochemical principles.

Prerequisite: CHMY 311 and CHMY 361 or CHMY 371

CHMY 490R Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1-6 per semester: 12 Cr. max

Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis.  May be repeated.

CHMY 491 Special Topics

Credits: 1-4 per semester: 12 Cr. max

Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

Prerequisite: Determined on a course by course basis.

CHMY 492 Independent Study

Credits: 1-3 per semester; 6 Cr max

Directed research and study on an individual basis

Prerequisite: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.

CHMY 494 Undergraduate Seminar

Credits: S 1 Cr.

Senior capstone course.  Taught in collaboration with departmental Honors Thesis, CHMY 499.  The chemistry/biochemistry research undergraduate experience constitutes a synthesis of our (bio)chemistry class room and laboratory education.  The projects are orally presented in seminar form, discussed on the basis of acquired knowledge, and analyzed using stringent scientific methods an criteria.  A complete personal resume is prepared. May be repeated once.

Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHMY/BCH 394

CHMY 499 SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE

Credits: F, S 1Cr

Thesis format and style will be illustrated, discussed, and monitored. Draft portions of manuscripts are to be completed on a regular schedule. Required of all candidates for departmental honors.

Prerequisite: CHMY/BCH 490R minimum of 3 credits