CHM 503 Independent Study in Chemistry. This course is intended to provide an avenue for selected graduate students to engage in independent studies. Registration is on an individual basis and is restricted to students in residence. Prerequisite: approval of department chair. Credit 1-3.
CHM 510 Chemical Literature and Seminar. Students will participate in the departmental seminar program. This participation will require the preparation and presentation of current research material in a format acceptable to the American Chemical Society. Credit 1.
CHM 535 Trace Evidence and Microscopic Analysis. This course will review the classifications and characteristics of trace evidence and provide hands-on experience in trace evidence collection, analysis and microscopic examination techniques encountered in crime laboratories. A wide variety of chromatographic, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques used for the analysis of fibers, hair, gun shot residue (GSR), ink, paints, explosives and narcotics will be investigated. Four-hour laboratory. CHM 241 and CHM 440W are recommended. Prerequisite: CHM 239/219. Credit 3.
CHM 545 Forensic Instrumental Analysis. This course will provide a theoretical and practical overview of widely used chemical and analytical principles, methods and instrumentation involved in the forensic analysis of physical evidence. This course focuses on the application of modern instrumental techniques in forensic science, the interpretation of results, issues relating to forensic defensibility, quality assurance and accreditation standards. Four-hour laboratory. CHM 241 and CHM 440W are recommended. Prerequisite: CHM 239/219. Credit 4.
CHM 546 Forensic Toxicology and Drug Chemistry. This course will provide information on the origins, history, forms, physico-chemical characteristics and effects of drugs and poisons of forensic interest. The course also includes the qualitative and quantitative analysis of compounds from biological and non-biological matrices and provides hands-on experience with chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques that are widely accepted in forensic laboratories. Four-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 545. Credit 4.
CHM 561 Physical Organic Chemistry. This course consists of a study of the effect of structure upon reactivity of organic compounds. The qualitative and quantita tive relationship of structure to acidity and basicity in organic chemistry is developed. In addition, reactive intermediates (carbocations, carbanions and free radicals) are studied. Prerequisite: CHM 239/219. Credit 3.
CHM 562 Organic Reaction Mechanisims. Current models for mechanisms of organic reactions are discussed and applied. The mechanisms and applications of synthetically important reactions are also surveyed. Literature searching for less often utilized but historically important transformations are integral to the course. The methods of determining reaction mechanisms are surveyed along with applications to individual reactions. Prerequisite: CHM 239/219. Credit 3.
CHM 568 Analytical Spectroscopy. Theory and application of selected areas of spectroscopy commonly used in qualitative and quantitative analysis are covered. Topics include atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, laser analytical methods, fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence and their application to environmental, atmospheric, and bioanalytical problems. Prerequisite: CHM 440. Credit 3.
CHM 572 Advanced Biochemistry I. The chemical structure and the biological functions and controls of proteins are reviewed. Proteins to be considered include enzymes, transport proteins and structural proteins. Protein biosynthesis and recombinant DNA technology are also discussed. Credit 3.
CHM 574 Chemistry of Coordination Compounds. The chemistry of compounds containing metal ions is discussed. Emphasis is placed on the complex transition of metal compounds. The electronic configurations of these ions in various bonding environments are considered in interpreting their chemical and physical properties. Prerequisites: CHM 467 and 448. Credit 3.
CHM 581 Advanced Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics. Principles are stressed including the three laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry and statistical thermodynamics. Applications of the principles to gases, solution, mixtures, solids and interfaces are given. Prerequisites: CHM 448. Credit 3.
CHM 585 Selected Topics in Advanced Chemistry. This course is adaptable to the needs and interests of the individual graduate student majoring in Chemistry. Modern developments in specific subdivisions of the field of chemistry are considered. It may be repeated for credit, provided the repetition is not in the same subdivisional field. The subdivisional fields offered are: analytical, biochemistry, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Chemistry. Credit 3.