Upper-Division

CHEM 103 Biochemistry

Introduction to biochemistry including biochemical molecules, protein structure and function, membranes, bioenergetics, and regulation of biosynthesis. Provides students with basic essentials of modern biochemistry. Students who plan to do advanced work in biochemistry and molecular biology should take the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIOC) 100 series. Students cannot receive credit for this course after they have completed any two courses from the BIOC 100A, BIOC 100B, and BIOC 100C sequence.

Credits

5

Instructor

Sarah Loerch

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 109 Intermediate Organic Chemistry and Applications to Biology

Integrated study of fundamental organic chemistry, with emphasis on materials especially relevant to biological sciences.

Credits

3

Instructor

Lecturer TBD

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B or equivalent.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 110 Intermediate Organic Chemistry with Emphasis on Synthesis and Analytical Methods

An intermediate study of organic chemistry, including synthetic methods, reaction mechanisms, and application of synthetic chemistry techniques.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shaun McKinnie

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B. Enrollment is restricted to chemistry majors, minors and proposed majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 110L Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory experience in organic chemistry and associated principles. Experiments involve the preparation, purification, characterization, and identification of organic compounds, and make use of modern as well as classical techniques.

Credits

2

Instructor

Lecturer TBD

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8M and previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 110.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 110N Honors Organic Chemistry Lab

Honors laboratory experience in organic chemistry associated with CHEM 109 or CHEM 110. Designed to introduce the exceptional student to many of the techniques associated with organic chemistry while taking part in an active organic chemistry research experience. Laboratory: 6 hours per week minimum. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8A, CHEM 8B and CHEM 8L and either CHEM 8M or CHEM 8N and and previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 109 or CHEM 110 is required. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Students must pass safety training to begin research. Students may only receive credit for one of the following: CHEM 110L, or CHEM 110N. This class may only be taken as Pass/No Pass, which cannot be converted to a letter grade.

Credits

2

CHEM 122 Principles of Instrumental Analysis

A laboratory course designed to develop familiarity with techniques and instrumentation used in analytical chemistry, emphasizing determination of trace inorganic species. Primary emphasis on applications utilizing the absorption or emission of electromagnetic radiation and on voltammetry. Topics include molecular UV-visible absorption and fluorescence spectrometry; atomic absorption, emission and fluorescence spectrometry; and various forms of voltammetry. Lecture: 2 hours; laboratory: 8 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Pradip Mascharak

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior chemistry (B.S.) majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 124 Bioanalytical Chemistry

Introduces modern measurement science for biomolecules. DNA, proteins, and specialized metabolites and the methodologies for measuring them, both qualitative and quantitative, are covered. Techniques are presented with the basic framework and concepts, and modern applications are covered in lecture followed by a hands-on lab component. Provides students with the necessary framework to design and execute their own research-based bioanalytical experiments. Group lab reports are prepared as a "Letter" to Analytical Chemistry to report the findings from the laboratory-based experiments. Tests cover the material from the lecture prior to the test day and are not cumulative in nature, however, concepts may build on one another.

Credits

4

Cross Listed Courses

CHEM 224

Instructor

Laura Sanchez

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122. Enrollment is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 139 Chemical Problem Solving: Learning to Think Like a Scientist

Students actively develop the skills and strategies required to become proficient problem solvers in both upper-division science classes and in scientific research. The focus is on systematic problem solving and scientific creativity. (Formerly CHEM 139A, Chemical Problem Solving I: Learning to Think Like a Scientist.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Alex Ayzner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1C; and MATH 11A or MATH 19A.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 143 Organic Chemical Structure and Reactions

Advanced topics such as the chemistry of terpenes, steroids, synthetic polymers, alkaloids, reactive intermediates, and reaction mechanisms are treated. Lecture: 4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Jevgenij Raskatov

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 144 Catalysis In Organic Synthesis Using Metals and Metalloids Based Reagents

Designed to introduce Junior/Senior undergraduates to the field of catalysis in organic synthesis. Course acquaints students with the chemistry, with relevant techniques of metals and metalloid chemistry, and focuses on new advancements in organoborane field. Also provides knowledge of the methods to use chemistry to address synthetic challenges in organic chemistry. Students become familiar with the concepts and approaches in the current field of chemical biology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Bakthan Singaram

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110

CHEM 146A Advanced Laboratory in Organic Chemistry

Exposes students to advanced laboratory techniques in organic chemistry. Designed for students without previous research background in organic chemistry. Experiments carry a research-like format and cover the areas of natural products and reaction chemistry. Modern methods of organic analysis are emphasized including chromatographic methods and organic structure determination by spectroscopy. Laboratory: 8 hours.

Credits

3

Instructor

Lecturer TBD

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 110 and CHEM 110L; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to chemistry majors. Minors by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 146B Advanced Laboratory in Inorganic Chemistry

Designed to expose students to advanced synthetic and spectroscopic techniques in inorganic chemistry. Examples include anaerobic manipulations, characterization of inorganic materials through spectral assignments and synthesis of coordination and organometallic complexes. Lecture: 1-1/4 hours; laboratory: 8 hours. Students billed a materials fee of $240.

Credits

3

Instructor

Ted Holman

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 151A and CHEM 151L; CHEM 163A; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to chemistry majors. Minors by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 146C Advanced Laboratory in Physical Chemistry

Provides advanced laboratory experience in the areas of nanomaterial synthesis and characterization; spectroscopy; fabrication and measurements energy-conversion devices; and soft lithography techniques and instrumentation. Lecture: 1-1/4 hours; laboratory: 4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yat Li

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 163B and CHEM 164; satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to chemistry majors. Minors by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 151A Chemistry of Metals

Fundamental topics of inorganic chemistry are presented at the level of the standard texts of field. Special emphasis is given to maintain breadth in the areas of metallic, nonmetallic, and biological aspects of inorganic chemistry. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours; discussion: 1-1/4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Tim Johnstone

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B and CHEM 8M and CHEM 163A. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 151L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 151B Chemistry of the Main Group Elements

Fundamental aspects of inorganic chemistry of main group elements are discussed. The emphasis is placed on the chemistry of nontransition elements including noble gases and halogens. In addition, students are exposed to the concepts of extended structures, new materials, and solid-state chemistry. Lecture: 3-3/4 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Oliver

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8B and CHEM 8M and CHEM 163A. Recommended for chemistry majors.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 151L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory experience in inorganic chemistry. Experiments involve the preparation, purification, and characterization of inorganic compounds. In addition, experiments are designed to illustrate fundamental principles in inorganic chemistry and are coordinated with lectures in CHEM 151A. Laboratory: 4 hours per week. Laboratory lecture: 1 1/4 hours per week.

Credits

2

Instructor

Tim Johnstone

Requirements

Prerequisite(s):CHEM 8B and CHEM 8M and CHEM 163A. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 151A is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 156C Materials Chemistry

Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry and an introduction to solid-state chemistry. Synthesis and structure of materials discussed as well as their influence on properties for modern devices and applications. Recent developments in area of material science also explored. Taught in conjunction with CHEM 256C.

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Oliver

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 151A. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

CHEM 160J Biochemistry Research Laboratory

Introduction to hypothesis-driven laboratory research. Students collectively design and execute a novel research project that addresses a question about macromolecular structure, function, or regulation. Working individually and in small groups, students learn aspects of experimental design, literature and public data base research, data analysis and interpretation, and scientific collaboration. Learned laboratory techniques include molecular cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification, and biochemical assay implementation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Seth Rubin

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 8L and completion of or enrollment in BIOC 100A, BIOL 100, or CHEM 103.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 160K Biochemistry Research Laboratory

Introduction to hypothesis-driven laboratory research. Students collectively design and execute a novel research project that addresses a question about macromolecular structure, function, or regulation. Working individually and in small groups, students learn aspects of experimental design, literature and public data base research, data analysis and interpretation, and scientific collaboration. Learned laboratory techniques include molecular cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification, and biochemical assay implementation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Seth Rubin

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM160J.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 160L Biochemistry Research Laboratory

Introduction to hypothesis-driven laboratory research. Students collectively design and execute a novel research project that addresses a question about macromolecular structure, function, or regulation. Working individually and in small groups, students learn aspects of experimental design, literature and public data base research, data analysis and interpretation, and scientific collaboration. Learned laboratory techniques include molecular cloning, recombinant protein expression and purification, and biochemical assay implementation.

Credits

5

Instructor

Seth Rubin

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 160K, satisfaction the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 163A Quantum Mechanics and Basic Spectroscopy

A detailed introduction to quantum theory and the application of wave mechanics to problems of atomic structure, bonding in molecules, and fundamentals of spectroscopy. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOC 163A.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yuan Ping

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C; PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B, and PHYS 5C or PHYS 6A, PHYS 6B, and PHYS 6C; and MATH 22 or MATH 23B. PHYS 6C can be taken concurrently.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 163B Chemical Thermodynamics

Fundamentals of thermodynamics and applications to chemical and biochemical equilibria. Students cannot receive credit for this course and BIOC 163B.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shaowei Chen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C, PHYS 6A or PHYS 5A, and MATH 22 or MATH 23B.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 163C Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, and reaction kinetics and topics in spectroscopy. (Formerly Kinetic Theory and Reaction Kinetics, Statistical Mechanics, Spectroscopic Applications.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Alex Ayzner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 163A and CHEM 163B, or BIOC 163A and BIOC 163B.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 164 Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Provides laboratory experience and data analysis in the areas of thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy. Lecture: 1.75 hours; experimental laboratory: 4 hours; computer laboratory: 2 hours.

Credits

5

Instructor

Yat Li

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1B and CHEM 1C; and PHYS 5A and PHYS 5B and PHYS 5C, or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6B and PHYS 6C; and MATH 22 or MATH 23B. CHEM 163A is recommended.

Quarter offered

Winter

CHEM 169 Chemistry and Biology of Drug Design and Discovery

An overview of the central elements of drug discovery, including target selection and validation; computational or virtual screening; high-throughput screening; fragment-based methods; and pharmacokinetics.

Credits

5

Instructor

Scott Lokey

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 103 or BIOC 100A.

Quarter offered

Spring

CHEM 171 Chemical Biology

Covers methods and techniques for the field of chemical biology. Brings together methods in chemistry, biochemistry, and genetics to study the interaction of small molecules with biological systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course CHEM 271.

Credits

5

Instructor

Shaun McKinnie

Requirements

Prerequisites: CHEM 8B, and CHEM 103 or BIOC 100A. Enrollment is restricted to senior chemistry, biochemistry or related life science majors and minors. BIOL 101 and CHEM 110 recommended but not required.

Quarter offered

Fall

CHEM 192 Dir Stu Teach

Dir Stu Teach

Credits

5

CHEM 194 Senior Essay

An individually supervised course with emphasis on reviewing the current scientific literature. Students are required to submit a summary and a critique of a scientific paper in the form of a senior essay. Students submit a petition to the sponsoring agency. This course may not be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 195A Senior Research

An individually supervised course with emphasis on independent research. Multiple-term course extending over two or three quarters; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to all previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency; may not be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 195B Senior Research

An individually supervised course with emphasis on independent research. Multiple-term course extending over two or three quarters; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to all previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency; may not be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 195C Senior Thesis

An individually supervised course with emphasis on independent research. Multiple-term course extending over two or three quarters; the grade and evaluation submitted for the final quarter apply to all previous quarters. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency; may not be repeated for credit.

 

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 199 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CHEM 199F Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring