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Chemistry



CHMY 102CS APPLYING CHEMISTRY TO SOCIETY

CHMY 121IN INTRO TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY

CHMY 123   INTRO TO ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY

CHMY 141   COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

CHMY 143   COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II

CHMY 151   HONORS COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

CHMY 153   HONORS COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II

CHMY 194   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

CHMY 211   ELEMENTS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHMY 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

CHMY 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

CHMY 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

CHMY 294   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

CHMY 311   ANALYTICAL CHEMISTY-QUANITATIVE ANALYSIS

CHMY 321   ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

CHMY 323   ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

CHMY 331   HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

CHMY 333   HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

CHMY 350   ASTOBIOLOGY

CHMY 361   ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

CHMY 362   ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

CHMY 371   PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY - QUANTUM CHEMISTRY AND SPECTROSCOPY

CHMY 372   PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

CHMY 373   PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY - KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS

CHMY 374   PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

CHMY 394   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

CHMY 401   ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHMY 417   SYNTHETIC CHEMISTRY

CHMY 421   ADVANCED INSTRUMENT ANALYSIS

CHMY 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

CHMY 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

CHMY 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

CHMY 494   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

CHMY 499   SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE

CHMY 505   CRITICAL CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY

CHMY 506   INTEGRATING COMPUTERS INTO LABORATORY INSTRUCTION

CHMY 507   MODERN ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY

CHMY 515   STRUCTURE AND BONDING IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHMY 516   MECHANISMS AND DYNAMICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHMY 523   ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISMS

CHMY 524   MASS SPECTROMETRY

CHMY 525   CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND TRANSPORT IN ANALYTICAL METHODS

CHMY 526   ADVANCED PROTEIN NMR SPECTROSCOPY

CHMY 527   OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY

CHMY 533   PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CHMY 535   REAGENT CHEMISTRY

CHMY 540   ORGANIC SYNTHESIS

CHMY 551   ORGANIC STRUCTURE ELUCIDATION

CHMY 554   ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY

CHMY 557   QUANTUM MECHANICS

CHMY 558   CLASSICAL & STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS

CHMY 559   KINETICS AND DYNAMICS

CHMY 560   SYMMETRY, ORBITALS AND SPECTROSCOPY

CHMY 564   ADVANCED QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

CHMY 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER

CHMY 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CHMY 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

CHMY 590   MASTER'S THESIS

CHMY 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

CHMY 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

CHMY 594   SEMINAR

CHMY 689   GRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY INSTRUCTION

CHMY 690   DOCTORAL THESIS



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

CHMY 102CS APPLYING CHEMISTRY TO SOCIETY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- 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 INTRO TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Passing a level 2 math course (Survey of Algebra) or placement in a math level 3 course (College Algebra).
-- Introductory general chemistry. Measurement systems, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry.

CHMY 123 INTRO TO ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY PRINCIPLES
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121, CHMY 141, or equivalent.
-- An introduction into functional group organic chemistry and important biochemical structures, concepts, and processes. The laboratory is closely integrated with lecture coverage.

CHMY 141 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Passing a level 3 math course (College Algebra) or placement in a math level 4 course (Survey of Calculus or Precalculus).
-- 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.

CHMY 143 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II
F,S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 141 or CHMY 151.
-- The second semester of the two-semester general chemistry sequence.

CHMY 151 HONORS COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I
F 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: High school chemistry and physics, high school algebra, and some additional mathematics.
-- Topic coverage parallels CHMY 141, with emphasis on critical and analytical thought and with a greater reliance on math skills. For departmental honors program.

CHMY 153 HONORS COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: A grade better than a C in CHMY 141 or CHMY 151.
-- Topic coverage parallels CHMY 143, with emphasis on critical and analytical thought and with a greater reliance on math skills. For departmental honors program.

CHMY 194 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
F 1 cr. SEM 1
-- 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
F,S 5 cr. LEC 4 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: One of the following: CHMY 121, CHMY 143, or CHMY 153.
-- A one-semester introduction to organic chemistry. The unique character of carbon: bonding, structure, nomenclature, and common reactions of hydrocarbons and functional organic compounds.

CHMY 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

CHMY 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required, but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- 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.

CHMY 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

CHMY 294 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
S 1 cr. SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 194 or BCH 194.
-- 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).

CHMY 311 FUNDAMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 143 or CHMY 153.
-- 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 and chromatography.

CHMY 321 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
F,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 143 or CHMY 153.
-- 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 register for both semesters.

CHMY 323 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
S,Su 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 321.
-- The second semester of the two-semester professional sequence in organic chemistry.

CHMY 331 HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
F 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 151 and CHMY 153 or consent of instructor.
-- CHMY 331 is 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.

CHMY 333 HONORS ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: A grade of better than a C in CHMY 331.
-- CHMY 333 is 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.

CHMY 350 ASTROBIOLOGY
F 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 170, CHMY 121, and ASTR 110 (or equivalent) and junior standing.
-- 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.

CHMY 361 ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
F 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: M 170, PHSX 207, and CHMY 211 or CHMY 323.
-- A physical chemistry course directed toward the life sciences, health professions, and agricultural sciences.

CHMY 362 ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: or COREQUISITE: CHMY 361.
-- The laboratory to accompany CHMY 361.

CHMY 371 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY-QUANTUM CHEMISTRY AND SPECTROSCOPY I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 143 or CHMY 153, PHSX 207, M 172.
COREQUISITE: M 273.
-- The first semester of a two-course sequence for science and engineering majors on quantum chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy, classical thermodynamics and kinetics.

CHMY 372 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
F 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CHMY 371 or CHMY 373.
-- Laboratory to accompany CHMY 371 or 373. Fundamental experiments in thermodynamics and kinetics.

CHMY 373 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY-KINETICS AND THERMODYNAMICS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 371.
-- The second semester of a two-course physical chemistry sequence for science/engineering majors. Students should take both semesters of the sequence.

CHMY 374 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
S 2 cr. LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 372.
COREQUISITE: CHMY 323.
-- The advanced laboratory to accompany CHMY 373. In-depth experiments and data analysis. Required of all chemistry majors who take CHMY 373.

CHMY 394 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP II
F 1 cr. SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 294 or BCH 294.
-- Research techniques, procedures, and reports. Seminar reporting and presentation skills. Career planning and resume preparation. May be repeated once.

CHMY 401 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
COREQUISITE: CHMY 361 or CHMY 373.
-- 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.

CHMY 417 SYNTHETIC CHEMISTRY
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 323.
-- Organic and inorganic reaction chemistry for advanced students. Modern reagents and transformations are treated in detail, along with relevant theoretical and mechanistic considerations.

CHMY 421 ADVANCED INSTRUMENT ANALYSIS
F, alternate years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 361 or CHMY 371.
-- An advanced analytical chemistry course which covers modern instrumental methods based on spectroChemical and electrochemical principles.

CHMY 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

CHMY 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- 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.

CHMY 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

CHMY 494 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
S 1 cr. SEM 1
PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CHMY 394 or BCH 394.
-- 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.

CHMY 499 SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE
S 1 cr. LEC 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 490 or BCH 490 (minimum of 3 cr.)
-- 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.

CHMY 505 CRITICAL CONCEPTS IN CHEMISTRY
Su 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 121 or equivalent.
-- Course explores new learning strategies that encourage discovery-based learning. Class will explore ways to use computer technology to engage students in discovery-based learning.

CHMY 506 INTEGRATING COMPUTERS INTO LABORATORY INSTRUCTION
Su 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: Secondary teacher certification and 2 years teaching experience. One year introductory chemistry course (CHMY 142 and 143) and coursework or experience equivalent to one semester physical chemistry (CHMY 361). A baccalaureate degree and experience teaching science at the secondary level are required.
-- The course will examine and discuss fundamental and critical concepts in chemistry. A practical laboratory component will enable students to develop laboratory and/or demonstration projects for each concept. Individual student-generated presentations are a key course component.

CHMY 507 MODERN ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Secondary teaching certification and 2 years teaching experience. One year introductory chemistry course (CHMY 141,144) and coursework or experience equivalent to one semester physical chemistry (CHMY 361). A baccalaureate degree and experience teaching science at the secondary level are required.
-- The course will examine/discuss fundamental information and concepts in organic chemistry and biochemistry. A module based on drug development will exemplify major topics. Information acquired via the internet will be a significant course component. (A distance learning course)

CHMY 515 STRUCTURE AND BONDING IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 401.
-- Spectroscopy, structure, and bonding of coordination and organometallic compounds.

CHMY 516 MECHANISMS AND DYNAMICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 401.
-- Mechanisms and dynamics of the reactions of coordination and organometallic compounds.

CHMY 523 ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISMS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 323.
COREQUISITE: CHMY 533.
-- A problem solving course concentrating on analyzing organic reactions and transformations via electron-pushing mechanisms. Problems chosen will be from the current chemical literature. Designed for incoming graduate students and upper-class undergraduates who want to learn or brush up on their electron-pushing skills.

CHMY 524 MASS SPECTROMETRY
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 371 or CHMY 361.
-- Mass spectrometric methods of analysis. Methods for ionization of samples in the gas, liquid and solid phases. Proteomics applications. Cross-listed with BCHM 524.

CHMY 525 Chemical REACTIONS AND TRANSPORT IN ANALYTICAL METHODS
S alternate years, to be offered even years cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 373.
-- Treatment of complex chemical equilibria, kinetics, and mass transport in the solution and gas phases with respect to their effects on methods of chemical analysis.

CHMY 526 ADVANCED PROTEIN NMR SPECTROSCOPY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 371.
-- This lecture-based course is designed to teach the fundamental principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy as it applies to the structural elucidations of proteins in solution. Pre-requisites include familiarity with linear algebra and basic trigonometric functions and CHMY 323. Cross-referenced with BCHM 526.

CHMY 527 OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 371.
-- Use of optical spectroscopic methods for chemical analysis.

CHMY 533 PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 417.
-- A semi-quantitative description of the mechanisms of organic reactions. Topics include M.O. theory, orbital symmetry, addition and elimination reactions, the kinetics and thermodynamics of organic reactions, solvent effects, etc.

CHMY 535 REAGENT CHEMISTRY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 417.
-- A thorough study of synthetic processes, methodologies and reagents.

CHMY 540 ORGANIC SYNTHESIS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 533 and CHMY 535.
-- A thorough study of strategies for the synthesis of complex natural products.

CHMY 551 ORGANIC STRUCTURE ELUCIDATION
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 417.
-- Spectroscopic structure elucidation of small organic molecules. Techniques to be discussed include 1-D and 2-D NMR spectroscopy, UV, IR, MS, and Raman spectroscopies. Emphasis will be on interpreting spectra to deduce the structure of the compound in question.

CHMY 554 ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 321, CHMY 323 and CHMY 553.
-- Application of organometallic chemistry to organic transformations.

CHMY 557 QUANTUM MECHANICS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 373 or equivalent.
-- Applications of quantum mechanics to molecules and spin systems.

CHMY 558 CLASSICAL & STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 373 or equivalent.
-- Classical & statistical thermodynamics applied to chemical systems.

CHMY 559 KINETICS AND DYNAMICS
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 373 or equivalent
-- Chemical kinetics, theories of reaction rates, molecular reaction dynamics, with applications to Chemical reactions in the gas phase, on surfaces, and in solution.

CHMY 560 SYMMETRY, ORBITALS AND SPECTROSCOPY
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 373.
-- Group theory with applications, semi-empirical and ab initio calculations, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and their interrelationship will be covered.

CHMY 564 ADVANCED QUANTUM CHEMISTRY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 557 or equivalent.
-- Time independent and time dependent quantum mechanics with application to chemical bonding and molecular spectroscopy.

CHMY 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
F,S Maximum 6 credits.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

CHMY 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing; teaching experience and/or current employment in a school or organization; and consent of instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

CHMY 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. TUT
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

CHMY 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

CHMY 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1-4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- 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.

CHMY 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

CHMY 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

CHMY 689 GRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY INSTRUCTION
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. RCT
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
COREQUISITE: CHMY 590 or CHMY 690.
-- Classroom instruction associated with directed graduate research/creative activity projects.

CHMY 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.

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