Chemistry
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The Nettie Marie Jones Chair of Chemistry was established to honor Mrs. Jones’ contribution to the total program of the college. Funding for this chair is provided by Mrs. Jones.

The objectives of the Chemistry major are as follows: 1) understand Chemistry from a broad point of view including its relationship to other sciences; 2) acquire a basic knowledge of Organic, Physical, Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry; 3) gain an understanding of the basic “tools” and techniques involved in industrial uses of chemistry as well as chemical research; 4) gain an understanding of how to collect, organize and interpret chemical data; 5) learn to organize chemical information to present in oral and written form.

Major in Chemistry
Required major courses: 39 hours  
CHE 114 General Chemistry I (F) 4
CHE 124 General Chemistry II WI (S) 4
CHE 215 Organic Chemistry I (F) 5
CHE 225 Organic Chemistry II WI (S) 5
CHE 314 Physical Chemistry I (F-E) 4
CHE 324 Physical Chemistry II (S-O) 4
CHE 334 Quantitative Chemical Analysis (F-O) 4
CHE 344 Instrumental Chemical Analysis WI (S-E) 4
CHE 352 Chemistry Research I WI (S) 2
CHE 442 Chemistry Research II (F) 2
CHE 451 Chemistry Research III WI (S) 1
Required collateral courses: 10 hours  
MAT 175 Calculus I (S) 5
PHY 225 General Physics I (F) 5
Recommended additional courses:  
MAT 205 Calculus II (F)  
CSC 113 Fundamentals of Computer Systems (F/S)  
PHY 235 General Physics II (S-E)  

Minor in Chemistry
Required minor courses: 20 hours  
CHE 114 General Chemistry I (F) 4
CHE 124 General Chemistry II WI (S) 4
CHE 334 Quantitative Chemical Analysis (F-O) 4
CHE additional courses 8

Chemistry/Secondary Education Options
Students interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary education level have two options. Both options (Chemistry Education/Secondary Education or Unified Science with a Chemistry Endorsement/Secondary Education) lead to certification.

Chemistry Education Major (Grades 9-12)
Core courses required of all Chemistry Education Majors: 37 hours
CHE 114 General Chemistry I (F) 4
CHE 124 General Chemistry II WI (S) 4
CHE 215 Organic Chemistry I (F) 5
CHE 225 Organic Chemistry II WI (S) 5
CHE 314 Physical Chemistry I (F-E) 4
CHE 334 Quantitative Chemical Analysis (F-O) 4
CHE 344 Instrumental Chemical Analysis WI (S-E) 4
CHE 424 Biochemistry (S-E) 4
SCE 333 The History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 3
General Education courses specified by the major:  
BIO 134 Environment and Society (F) 4
IDS 153 Changing Universe of Science 3
MAT 175 Calculus (S) 5
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 4
   PHY 114 Astronomy (F)  
   PHY 124 Geology (S)  
Recommended additional courses:  
CHE 324 Physical Chemistry II (S-O)  
CHE 352 Chemistry Research I WI (S)  
CHE 442 Chemistry Research II (F)  
CHE 451 Chemistry Research III WI (S)  
PHY 225 General Physics I (F)  
PHY 235 General Physics II (S)  
CSC 113 Fundamentals of Computer Systems (F/S)  
Secondary Education required courses: 34 hours includes SCE 423 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science

Double Major
Major in Unified Science/Secondary Education
Unified Science (Grades 9-12)
Core courses required of all Unified Science Majors: 39-41 hours
BIO 114 General Zoology (F) 4
BIO 124 General Botany (S) 4
BIO 314 Ecology (F) 4
CHE 114 General Chemistry I (F) 4
CHE 124 General Chemistry II WI (S) 4
PHY 114 Astronomy (F) 4
PHY 124 Introduction to Geology (S) 4
SCE 333 The History/Philosophy of Science and Technology 3
TWO OF THE FOLLOWING 8-10
   PHY 104 Fundamentals of Physical Science (F/S)  
   PHY 204 Physics for the Life Sciences (S-O)  
   PHY 225 General Physics I (F)  
   PHY 235 General Physics II (S)  
Secondary Education required courses: 34 hours includes SCE 423 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science
A major in Unified Science/Secondary Education must include a 31-semester hour endorsement in Chemistry.
Chemistry Endorsement Required courses: 31 hours  
CHE 215 Organic Chemistry I (F) 5
CHE 225 Organic Chemistry II WI (S) 5
CHE 314 Physical Chemistry I (F-E) 4
CHE 334 Quantitative Chemical Analysis (F-O) 4
CHE 344 Instrumental Chemical Analysis WI (S-E) 4
CHE 424 Biochemistry (S-E) 4
MAT 175 Calculus I (S) 5

COURSES IN CHEMISTRY (CHE)

104 Principles of Chemistry  A course designed for students who wish to use chemistry as a partial fulfillment of the general education requirement or as part of the chemistry requirements of an Agriculture major or Pre-nursing program. It is not acceptable as credit toward a chemistry or biology degree. Three hours of lecture per week and one two-hour laboratory each week. (F/S)

114 General Chemistry I—Prerequisite: 2 years high school math or MAT 113 or MPT score of 25 or greater, or Math ACT score of 21 or greater, and high school chemistry or CHE 104. This course is designed for a college freshman who plans to major in a field of science. General Chemistry I and II will give the student the necessary fundamental concepts of chemistry for continued studies in the sciences. The course will include a theoretical treatment of the nature of matter and a logical problem solving approach. There will be emphasis on stoichiometry, atomic theory and bonding. There are three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory each week. (F)

124 General Chemistry II—Prerequisite: CHE 114 with a grade of C or better. This course is a continuation of CHE 114. Topics included in the course will be equilibrium, reduction-oxidation, kinetics, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry and semimicro qualitative analysis. Topics and examples from organic chemistry and biochemistry are utilized throughout the General Chemistry I and II sequence. There are three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory each week. Writing Intensive. (S)

204 Elementary Organic Chemistry—Prerequisite: CHE 104 or CHE 114. A one semester course which surveys the chemistry of carbon compounds. Designed for students who need a working knowledge of organic chemistry without the theoretical detail of a full year course. Not open to students majoring in chemistry. There are three lectures and one three hour laboratory period each week. (S-odd)

215 Organic Chemistry I—Prerequisite: CHE 124 with a grade of C or better. This course presents organic chemistry with sufficient depth and emphasis on theory for the science major. The material will include nomenclature, properties, reactions, mechanisms and synthesis of organic compounds. Applications of organic chemistry to biological systems are stressed throughout the course. The lab course will introduce the student to basic techniques in organic chemistry and to keeping scientific notebooks. There are three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory period each week. (F)

225 Organic Chemistry II—Prerequisite: CHE 215 with a grade of C or better. CHE 225 is a continuation of CHE 215. This course will emphasize spectroscopy, multistep synthesis, natural products, polymers, chemical literature and research in organic chemistry. There are three lectures and one four-hour laboratory period each week. Writing Intensive. (S)

314 Physical Chemistry I—Prerequisite: CHE 225 or CHE 334 and MAT 175. This course presents a theoretical study of the basic principles of chemistry and their quantitative interpretation. Topics covered include properties of gases, liquids and solids; solutions; thermodynamics and thermo­chemistry; chemical kinetics; electro-chemistry; atomic and molecular structure. There are three class meetings and one three-hour laboratory period per week. (F–even)

324 Physical Chemistry II—Prerequisite: CHE 314. This course is a continuation of CHE 314. There are three class meetings and one three-hour laboratory period per week. (S–odd)

334 Quantitative Chemical Analysis—Prerequisite: CHE 124 with a grade of C or better. This course presents the principles of analytical chemistry and includes laboratory operations, statistics, volumetric and gravimetric analysis, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and an introduction to instrumental analysis. There are three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period per week. (F–odd)

344 Instrumental Chemical Analysis—Prerequisite: CHE 334 or permission. This course presents advanced topics in analytical chemistry primarily focusing on applications of instrumental methods for chemical analysis. The topics covered include spectroscopic, electrometric, and chromato­graphic methods of analysis, as well as the types of instruments that are currently available, and the limitations and advantages of these instruments. There are two lectures and one four-hour laboratory period per week. Writing Intensive. (S–even)

352 Chemistry Research I—Prerequisite: permission. This course introduces the concepts of scientific research, and is the first of three courses in the chemistry research series, Students will choose a research topic, conduct appropriate literature search, discuss methods of data analysis, and write a research proposal outlining methodology needed to complete the project. Writing Intensive. (S)

413 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry—Prerequisite: permission. This course presents atomic and molecular shape and symmetry, function, bonding, and periodic relationships of the elements. There are three lectures per week.

424 Biochemistry—Prerequisite: CHE 215. A study of the chemical composition of living matter and the chemistry of life processes. The course includes theory as well as laboratory practices. There are three one hour lectures and one three hour laboratory per week. (S–even)

442 Chemistry Research II—Prerequisite: CHE 351 and senior status or permission. This course is the second in the chemistry research series. Students will complete most of the laboratory work for the project chosen in CHE 352. Topics covered will include laboratory and spectroscopic methods as well as data handling, analysis and statistics. (F)

451 Chemistry Research III—Prerequisite: CHE 442 and senior status or permission. This course is the final one in the chemistry research series. Students will complete their laboratory work during this semester. A written lab report as well as oral and poster presentations of the results will also be completed. Writing Intensive. (S)

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: permission. This course is designed for practical and supervised work experience in chemistry. The student needs to be accepted by a company, university or college, or a state or federal agency in some area of chemical work.

49V (1-4) Special Topics and Techniques—Prerequisite: permission. This course is designed for further study in an area of chemistry. These areas may included polymers, material science, computational chemistry, nuclear chemistry, genetic engineering, advanced organic synthesis, or other topics. Students are suggested to talk to the chemistry faculty about their specific interests and desires for offering the course.

COURSES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION (SCE)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

333 The History and Philosophy of Science and Technology—Prerequisite: At least one 300 or 400 level science course. The course is designed to provide the student with a knowledge of the historical development of science and its impact on society. The major branches (Physics,Chemistry, Biology and Geology) will be covered and their interactions emphasized when possible.

423 Methods of Teaching Secondary Science Techniques of science instruction at the secondary school level. For education credit only.

 

2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog