Chemistry courses

CHE101 - College Chemistry
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.(4 credits)
CHE101SN - College Chemistry
(4 credits)(IGE option under Science and the Natural World) This course is an introduction toinorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on the health sciences. It is wellsuited for students whose programs require one year of chemistry. Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Open toall students.
CHE102 - College Chemistry
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.(4 credits)
CHE105 - Topics in Chemistry
CHE105SN - Topics in Chemistry
(4 credits) (IGE option under Science and the Natural World)This course offers an introductory level chemical exploration ofinterdisciplinary scientific, cultural, or theological topics. Possibletopics include energy and environment, forensic chemistry, chemistry andart, nanotechnology, and medicinal chemistry.
CHE108 - General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
Students in the Master of Arts in Education program complete their studieswith a Capstone Project that can take a variety of forms. Students willdemonstrate attainment of program outcomes by extensively exploring a topicwithin the student's area of specialization through application of theresearch topic to an educational setting. The capstone will culminate in aproject, following APA guidelines, prior to the student's graduation with amaster's degree in education from Northwestern College(4 credits) General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry (GOB) is a one-semester survey ofinorganic, organic and biological principles. Topics include atomic andmolecular structure, chemical reactions, organic and biological molecules,solutions, acid-base chemistry and metabolism. The treatment of topics ispredominantly descriptive and the course is recommended for programs thatrequire one semester of chemistry.Prerequisite: Admission to the RN to BSN degree completion program.Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. Does not count toward any biology, chemistry or biochemistrymajor or minor.
CHE111 - General Chemistry
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 and natural science scores above the 74th percentile.(4 credits)
CHE112 - General Chemistry
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.(4 credits)
CHE211 - Quantitative Analysis
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.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
CHE315 - Instrumental Analysis
A study of the theory and operation of common laboratory instruments. Topics include: infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectroscopy; atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; gas and liquid chromatography; electrochemical methods.Prerequisite: CHE211.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
CHE321 - Organic Chemistry
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.(4 credits)
CHE322 - Organic Chemistry
A continuation of the study of carbon compounds and their functional groups, including nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, structures, mechanisms and spectroscopic analysis.Prerequisite: CHE321.(4 credits)
CHE326 - Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism
A fundamental course surveying biomolecules, catabolism, bioenergetics and biosynthesis. Prerequisites: CHE321 and 322. (4 credits)
CHE398 - Directed Study
CHE411 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
A study of the chemistry of metals and nonmetals with an emphasis on periodicity, chemical bonding, structure and reaction mechanisms.Prerequisite:CHE322.(3 credits; alternate years, consult department)
CHE417 - Internship
(4 credits may apply toward the major)
CHE425 - Biology/Chemistry Research Seminar
A weekly research seminar of in- progress studies in chemistry and biology by Northwestern students, faculty and selected invited guests from other institutions. Featuchemistry: Proteins and Metabolism A fundamental course surveying biomolecres presentation, discussion, analysis and critique of original research.Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (1/4 credit; non-yearly, consult department)
CHE433WI - Introductory Physical Chemistry
(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)(Writing intensive) An introductory course in chemical thermodynamics, quantum chemistry and chemical kinetics. Note: Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week.Prerequisites: MAT112QR and MAT211; and CHE112 or PHY212.Cross-referenced in physics.
CHE436 - Intermediate Physical Chemistry
An intermediate course in chemical thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, and chemical kinetics.Prerequisite: CHE433x.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
CHE499 - Honors Research
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