Course Information

This information was taken from Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013

Chemistry (CH)

The principles governing the systematic behavior of matter, with applications to life and living. One may not receive credit for both CH 180 and CH 181. Two lectures and three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: MA 101 or MA 102 or equivalent. (University Studies course) (3)

A one semester survey of the fundamental principles and systematic behavior of matter. Three lecture hours (CH 181), one recitation hour (CH 001), two lab hours (CH 081) must be taken concurrently. One may not receive credit for both CH 181 and CH 185. Pre or corequisite: MA 101 or MA 102 or equivalent. (University Studies course) (5)

A study of atomic structure, chemical bonding, properties of matter and chemical reactions. Four lectures and two hours laboratory. One may not receive credit for both CH 181/001/081 and CH 185/005/085. Prerequisite: MA 102 or equivalent. (University Studies course) (5)

A one semester foundational course in inorganic and general chemistry, including nuclear chemistry, bonding theory, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallics, the crystalline solid state, thermodynamics, and bioinorganic chemistry.  Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: a grade of 'C' in CH 185/005/085 or 'B' in CH 181/001/081. (3)

Focus primarily on the synthesis and purification of inorganic and coordination compounds, molecular modeling, the characterization of inorganic materials, and qualitative analysis.  Supplements topics discussed in CH 186.  Four lab hours. Pre or Co-requisite: CH 186. (2)

A survey designed for non-chemistry majors or minors covering basic organic chemistry and introductory biochemistry. This course will not satisfy the requirement of CH234 in any program. Prerequisite: CH 180 or CH 181 or consent of instructor. (3)

A survey designed for non chemistry majors or minors covering basic organic chemistry and biochemistry. Two lectures and two-hour lab. Prerequisite: CH 180 or CH 181/081/001 or consent of instructor. (3)

Theory and techniques of analytical chemistry. Three lectures and a four-hour lab. Prerequisites: CH 186; CH 187; or consent of instructor. (5)

Survey of the basic concepts of physical chemistry including their application to understanding chemical and physical phenomena. Prerequisites: CH 271; MA 139; PH 120 or PH 230. (3)

A study of the gaseous state, thermodynamics and thermochemistry, non-electrolyte solutions, electrolyte solutions, and chemical kinetics. Four lecture hours. Prerequisites: CH 271; PH 121 or PH 231; MA 139 for BA Chemistry majors; MA 140 for BS Chemistry majors. (4)

A systematic study of quantum mechanics, group theory, chemical bonding, molecular spectroscopy, and chemical kinetics. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 311; MA 145. (3)

Experimental application of principles of physical chemistry in calorimetry, electrochemistry, molecular spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, and study of gases and liquids. Six lab hours. Pre or Corequisite: CH 312. (3)

A systematic study of the chemistry of the major functional groups of organic compounds.  Course emphasizes reaction mechanisms and synthesis.  An introduction to NMR and IR is included. Four lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 186 and CH 187 with a grade of 'C' or consent of instructor. (4)

Acquaints students with basic organic laboratory techniques. Chemistry and properties of selected functional groups will be explored.  Three lab hours. Pre or Co-requisite: CH 341. (1)

A continuation of Foundations of Organic Chemistry focusing on synthesis, mechanisms of reactions, and spectroscopy of organic molecules. Three lecture hours. Pre or corequisite: CH 342. (3)

Students will perform selected organic syntheses and develop skills in semi-micro qualitative organic chemistry. Four lab hours. Pre or corequisites: CH 343 or consent of instructor. (2)

Original research for students with demonstrated superior ability. On demand. Pre or corequisites: UI 443; consent of department. (1-9)

Special topics in chemistry unavailable in the department curriculum such as electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry, and surface chemistry. On demand. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (1)

Directed individual study of problems in chemistry. On demand. Prerequisite: departmental approval of study plan and compliance with university guidelines for independent studies. (1-3)

Engineering education for K-12. Pedagogies, resources, assessments of engineering concepts and skills, lesson development, incorporation with existing content, peer teaching. Four hours lab. Prerequisite: Level 2 pedagogy course. (1)

Applications of the principles, methods, and instrumentation of chemistry to forensic problems. Covers topics most commonly applicable to the everyday functions of a crime laboratory professional. Three lectures and two hours lab. Prerequisites: CH 271; CH 342. (4)

Advanced NMR techniques applied to structure determination. This course will provide theoretical and hands-on-training of various 1D and 2D NMR techniques. Typically taken in final semester of degree program. Two lecture hours and two lab hours. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (3)

A study of the sources, reactions, transport, and fate of chemical entities in the air, water, and soil environments.  Two lectures and two hours lab.  Prerequisites: CH 341; and CH 342; or consent of instructor. (3)

Students presentation of work done as part of experiential learning activities. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: UI 443. (1)

Structure and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Generation and utilization of energy. Three lecture hours. May be taken as UI 331. Prerequisite: CH 342 or consent of instructor. (3)

Metabolism and biosynthesis of amino acids, lipids, and nucleic acids. Transmission and expression of genetic information. Two lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 531 or UI 331. (2)

Laboratory course dealing with selected biochemical techniques. Major areas of study include amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Four hour laboratory. Pre or corequisite: CH 531 or UI331. (2)

Preparation and characterization of organic compounds, including formulation of an organic reaction sequence, developing experimental procedures, and characterizing intermediates and products. One lecture and four lab hours. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (3)

A course dealing with theoretical and descriptive inorganic and organo-metallic chemistry. Includes inorganic synthesis and characterization. Three lectures and one 2-hour lab. Pre- or corequisite: CH 312 or consent of instructor. (4)

Acquaints students with advanced techniques of inorganic synthesis. On demand. Prerequisite: CH 563 (2)

Offered summer only at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Department advisors have additional details. (4)

The theory and practice of modern instrumental methods of analysis: molecular and atomic spectroscopy, electrochemical techniques, and separation science. Two lecture and four lab hours. Pre or corequisite: CH 312 or consent of instructor. (4)

University Studies (UI) listings

Structure and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Generation and utilization of energy in living organisms. Prerequisites: CH 342 or consent of instructor. (3) (University Studies course)

Individualized study of and experience with the effective and appropriate design, execution, and reporting of chemical investigations. Two lecture hours and 2 lab hours. Prerequisites: H 180, CH181, or CH 185. (3) (University Studies course)

Forensic Science (FS)

Introduction to the techniques of forensic microscopy in the analysis of physical evidence. Four hours lab. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (2)

Introduction to the techniques of forensic serology in the analysis of biological evidence. Four hour lab. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (2)

One-semester introduction to the chemical and physical techniques used in the collection, preservation, documentation, analysis, and interpretation of pattern evidence. Prerequisite: CJ 350 or consent of instructor. (3)


Rhodes Hall 201
Department of Chemistry
One University Plaza, MS 6400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701