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Spring 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
1400 - 1515
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Alisha Ray

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, W, F
1000 - 1050
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

T
1230 - 1345
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Tyrel Bryan
002Lecture4M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

T
1400 - 1515
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Tyrel Bryan
003Lecture4M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

R
1230 - 1345
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Ezra Depperman
004Lecture4M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

R
1400 - 1515
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Ezra Depperman

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
002Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 328
Sushilla Knottenbelt
003Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Dane Smith Hall - 329
Sushilla Knottenbelt
004Lecture3M, W, F
0800 - 0850
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 330
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
002Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Anthropology - 163
Christine Smith
001Lecture3M, W, F
0800 - 0850
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Ezra Depperman
005Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Science Math Learning Center - 102
Brian Bartlett
003Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Mitchell Hall - 101
Ezra Depperman

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
1000 - 1050
Anthropology - 163
Shaorong Yang
002Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Diana Habel-Rodriguez
003Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300
Diana Habel-Rodriguez
005Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 330
Sushilla Knottenbelt
006Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250

132 - Principles of Chemistry

Chemical thermodynamics, equilibria and kinetics. Solutions. Electrochemistry. Continuation of Principles of Chemistry I. Strongly recommended for intended majors in chemical sciences and engineering. Three lectures per week. (Credit not allowed for both 122 and 132.) Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science. Prerequisite: (121 and 123L) or (131 and 123L). Pre- or corequisite: 124L. {Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Castetter Hall (Biology) - 57
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
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 300

T, R
1100 - 1215
Mitchell Hall - 202
Alisha Ray

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300 Level

301 - Organic Chemistry

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

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Mitchell Hall - 101
Donald Bellew
002Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Richard Holder
003Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Woodward Lecture Hall - 101
Fu-Sen Liang

302 - Organic Chemistry

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

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Lisa Whalen
002Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Castetter Hall (Biology) - 100
Patrick Mariano
003Lecture3T, R
1730 - 1845
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Lorraine Deck
004Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 224
Lisa Whalen

312 - Physical Chemistry

An introduction to chemical thermodynamics. Topics will include basic thermodynamic principles, phase diagrams, and solution phase thermodynamics. Prerequisite: ((122 or 132) and 124L)) and MATH 163 and (PHYC 152 or PHYC 161). Pre- or corequisite: MATH 264. {Spring}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M
1500 - 1600
Dane Smith Hall - 120

M, W, F
1400 - 1450
Dane Smith Hall - 120
Terefe Habteyes

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
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101

M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Mitchell Hall - 122
Deborah Evans

326 - Spec Top Undergrad

Possible topics are: chemical literature, environmental chemistry, photochemistry, stereochemistry, macromolecules, C-13-NMR, natural products. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
002Topics1F
1300 - 1500
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 166
Karen Smith

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400 Level

412 - Advanced Physical Chemistry

Advanced topics in physical chemistry, including statistical mechanics, reaction kinetics, chemical dynamics and transition state theory will be discussed. Prerequisite: **311 and **312. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 214A
David Keller

421 - Biological Chemistry

Brings the fundamentals of general and organic chemistry to bear on the complex array of structures and chemical processes that occur in living organisms. Prerequisite: **302 and (**312 or **315).

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Clark Hall (Chemistry) - 101
Lina Cui

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 - 328
Charles Melancon

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
002Topics3T, R
0800 - 0915
Mechanical Engineering - 214
Deborah Evans
001Topics3Lisa Whalen

496 - Undergrad Problems

{Offered upon demand}

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

498 - Senior Honors Resrch

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

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture1 TO 3Richard Kemp
002Lecture1 TO 3Jeffrey Rack
003Lecture1 TO 3Wei Wang

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