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NOTE: This data is offered for your convenience only. The schedule data is updated regularly and may not reflect recent changes to the Schedule of Classes. For full, up-to-date course information please contact the Registrar's office.

Fall 2017

100 Level

101 - Chemistry in Our Community

Introduction for non-science majors to the basic chemistry required to understand scientific topics affecting our community, such as global warming, acid rain, nuclear power, plastics, drugs, and genetic engineering. {Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 230
Julia Fulghum

111 - Elem of General Chemistry

One-semester course in general chemistry, especially for non-science majors in the health sciences except premedicine and medical technology. (Credit not allowed for both CHEM 111 and CHEM 121L.) Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1114). Prerequisite: MATH 103 or MATH 121 or MATH 150 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264 or ACT Math =>22 or SAT Math Section =>540. {Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture4M
1400 - 1515
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 330

M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Alisha Ray
003Lecture4M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

R
1100 - 1215
Dane Smith Hall - 224
Alisha Ray
002Lecture4M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

W
1400 - 1515
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 330
Alisha Ray
004Lecture4M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

T
1100 - 1215
Dane Smith Hall - 224
Alisha Ray

120 - Foundations of Chemistry

This course is available to students initially enrolled in CHEM 121 who find themselves unprepared. Designed for science majors, it provides foundational chemical concepts and prepares students to return and succeed in CHEM 121. {Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
0800 - 0850
Bandelier Hall East - 105
Sushilla Knottenbelt
002Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Bandelier Hall East - 105
Sushilla Knottenbelt
004Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Mitchell Hall - 221
Sushilla Knottenbelt

121 - General Chemistry I

Introduction to the chemical and physical behavior of matter. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1214). Prerequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264 or ACT Math =>25 or SAT Math Section =>590. Pre- or corequisite: 123L. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Centennial Engineering Center - 1041
Christine Smith
002Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Mitchell Hall - 101
Christine Smith
003Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 330
Sushilla Knottenbelt
005Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Sushilla Knottenbelt
006Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 125
Shaorong Yang
007Lecture3M, W, F
0800 - 0850
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Ezra Depperman
008Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Castetter Hall (Biology) - 51
Ezra Depperman
601Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Sushilla Knottenbelt

122 - General Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM 121. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science (NMCCN 1224). Prerequisite: ((121 and 123L) or (131 and 123L)) and (MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264 or ACT Math =>25 or SAT Math Section =>590). Pre- or corequisite: 124L. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Science Math Learning Center - 102
Brian Bartlett
003Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Diana Habel-Rodriguez
004Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Diana Habel-Rodriguez

131 - Principles of Chemistry

Chemical and physical behavior of matter. Atomic and molecular structure and chemical periodicity. Chemical bonds, reactions and thermochemistry. Gas, liquids, solids, and materials. Organic and biochemistry. Strongly recommended for intended majors in chemical sciences and engineering. Three lectures per week. (Credit not allowed for both 121 and 131.) Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science. Prerequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 123 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 163 or MATH 180 or MATH 181 or MATH 264 or ACT Math =>28 or SAT Math Section =>660. Pre- or corequisite: 123L. {Fall}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Centennial Engineering Center - 1028
Hua Guo

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200 Level

212 - Integ Org Chem+Bioch

Survey interrelating the major principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry with special emphasis toward interests of students in the health sciences. (Credit not allowed for both 212 and **301.) Prerequisite: 111L or 122. {Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture4W
1100 - 1150
Mitchell Hall - 102

T, R
1100 - 1215
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Rina Saksena

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300 Level

301 - Organic Chemistry

Chemistry of the compounds of carbon. Prerequisite: 122 or 132. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
002Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Dane Smith Hall - 125
Ezra Depperman
005Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 224
Lisa Whalen
006Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Mitchell Hall - 122
Ezra Depperman
007Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Lisa Whalen
009Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 214A

302 - Organic Chemistry

Continuation of **301. Prerequisite: **301. {Summer, Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
002Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Mitchell Hall - 101
Donald Bellew
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Donald Bellew
003Lecture3T, R
1700 - 1815
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Lorraine Deck

311 - Physical Chemistry

Introduction to quantum chemistry that starts from the postulates of quantum mechanics and simple models and covers structure of polyatomic molecules. Prerequisite: ((122 or 132) and 124L)) and MATH 163 and (PHYC 152 or PHYC 161). Pre- or corequisite: MATH 264. {Fall}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M
1500 - 1550
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

M, W, F
1400 - 1450
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
John Grey

315 - Intro Physical Chem

Fundamentals of physical chemistry with primary emphasis upon biological and biochemical applications. Cannot be used for credit toward BS. Credit not allowed for both (CHEM **311 or **312) and **315. Prerequisite: ((122 and 124L) or 132) and (MATH 163 or MATH 181) and (PHYC 152 or PHYC 161). {Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture4M
1400 - 1450
Castetter Hall (Biology) - 55

M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Castetter Hall (Biology) - 55
Jeremy Edwards

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400 Level

425 - Organic Chem of Bio Pathways

Covers basic principles of mechanisms, acidity, stereochemistry; structures; properties of biomolecules; reactions in lipid, carbohydrate, amino acid, nucleotide metabolic pathways. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: **302. {Fall, Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Dane Smith Hall - 229
Tyrel Bryan

431 - Adv Inorganic Chem

Atomic theory and molecular structure, the fundamentals of symmetry, point groups, bonding concepts, acid-based chemistry, periodic trends, and reaction chemistry of both transition metals and non-metals. Prerequisite: **311 or **315. {Fall}.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Castetter Hall (Biology) - 51
Jeffrey Rack

469 - Charac Methods Nanostructures

(Also offered as CBE, NSMS 412/512) Nanostructure characterization methods. Examine principles underlying techniques and limitations, and how to interpret data from each method: electron beam, scanning probe, x-ray, neutron scattering, optical and near field optical. Lab demonstrations and projects provide experience. {Fall}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M
1600 - 1830
Woodward Lecture Hall - 149
Abhaya Datye

471 - Adv Topics in Chem

Current topics requiring a background in physical chemistry such as spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, advanced synthesis, polymer chemistry and materials chemistry. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Topics3T, R
1630 - 1745
Mechanical Engineering - 220
Plamen Atanassov
008Topics3T, R
0930 - 1045
Science Math Learning Center - 352
Ramesh Giri
007Topics3T, R
1100 - 1215
Woodward Lecture Hall - 147
Yang Qin

495 - Undergrad Problems

{Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Independent Study1 TO 3Plamen Atanassov
002Independent Study1 TO 3Stephen Cabaniss
003Independent Study1 TO 3Lina Cui
004Independent Study1 TO 3Philip Watje
005Independent Study1 TO 3Jeremy Edwards
006Independent Study1 TO 3Ramesh Giri
007Independent Study1 TO 3John Grey
008Independent Study1 TO 3Hua Guo
009Independent Study1 TO 3Terefe Habteyes
010Independent Study1 TO 3Kuang-Chiu Ho
011Independent Study1 TO 3David Keller
013Independent Study1 TO 3Richard Kemp
014Independent Study1 TO 3Martin Kirk
015Independent Study1 TO 3Fu-Sen Liang
016Independent Study1 TO 3Yang Qin
017Independent Study1 TO 3Jeffrey Rack
018Independent Study1 TO 3Wei Wang
012Independent Study1 TO 3

497 - Senior Honors Resrch

Senior paper based on independent research. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture1 TO 3Richard Kemp
002Lecture1 TO 3
003Lecture1 TO 3
004Lecture1 TO 3

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