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Alternative Secondary Teaching Endorsement Program in Chemistry
|Related natural science courses: 14-16 credits*
|CHE 211 - Quantitative Analysis
(4 credits; alternate years, consult department) The theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric analysis, including the use of oxidation-reduction reactions and spectrophotometry. Prerequisite: CHE112 or CHE102 and permission of instructor.
|CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry
(4 credits) The study of carbon compounds and their functional groups, including nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, structures, mechanisms and spectroscopic analysis. Prerequisites: CHE102 or 112 or permission of instructor.
|Choose one sequence:
|CHE 101 - College Chemistry|
(4 credits) (IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An introductory course in inorganic chemistry. The treatment of topics is predominantly descriptive and the content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry.
|CHE 102 - College Chemistry|
(4 credits) An introductory course in organic and biological chemistry. The content is especially suited to meet the needs of students whose programs require only one year of chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE101.
|CHE 111 - General Chemistry|
(4 credits) (IGE option under Science and the Natural World) An introductory course in chemistry that emphasizes physical and inorganic concepts, problems and calculations. Topics include chemical reactions, stoichiometry, properties of gases, thermochemistry, theories of atomic structure, and chemical bonding. The general chemistry sequence (Chemistry 111 and Chemistry 112) is recommended for students with good math / science preparations who intend to proceed to advanced courses in chemistry, the biological sciences or engineering. Prerequisites: high school chemistry and ACT math score of at least 24 (SAT 550 or above).
|CHE 112 - General Chemistry|
(4 credits) A continuation of Chemistry 111. Topics covered include kinetics, thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: CHE111 or consent of the instructor.
|Total credits required: 30-32
*Related courses may be taken from biology or physics. If at least 15 credits are taken in one of these related areas, then teaching endorsement requirements are satisfied in that second area, (in addition to endorsement in chemistry).