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CHE 305 Applied Physical Chemistry

An introduction to principles and applications of physical chemistry. Topics include states and properties of matter, thermodynamics and its application to chemical and biochemical systems, phase and chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Lecture only.

Credit Hours: 3
(NS)

Prerequisites

MAT 260 (with a grade of "C" or better) and either PHY 200 or PHY 205. Pre- or corequisite: CHE 310 (with a grade of "C" or better).

CHE 310 Analytical Chemistry

An advanced treatment of chemical equilibrium and its application to the quantitative analysis of materials. Emphasizes gravimetric, volumetric, spectrophotometric and potentiometric methods of analysis. Lecture and laboratory.

Credit Hours: 4
(NS)

Prerequisites

CHE 154 and CHE 155L (both with a grade of "C" or better). Concurrent: CHE 310L

CHE 310L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratory component of CHE 310.
Credit Hours: 0

Prerequisites

Concurrent: CHE 310

CHE 315 Chemical Oceanography

The ocean is the largest aqueous mixture on the planet, and this course is an introduction to the chemistry of the seas. Chemical oceanography is one of the four major fields of oceanography and requires an interdisciplinary approach to understand the biological, chemical, geological and  physical processes that affect seawater constituents. The composition of seawater and its spatial and temporal variations will be the primary focus of the course. Interactions at the boundaries of the ocean with the atmosphere, sediments and seafloor that affect seawater chemistry will be explored.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

BIO 198, BIO 198L, CHE 234, CHE 235L, MAR 200, and MAT 260 (each with a grade of “C” or better).

CHE 320 Biochemistry

A study of the chemical properties and biological functions of the atoms, molecules, macromolecules and macromolecular complexes that contribute to living systems. Topics include pH; structure and function of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics; and the major metabolic cycles and their cellular control processes. Lecture only.

Credit Hours: 3
(NS)

Prerequisites

CHE 234 and CHE 235L (both with a grade of "C" or better).

CHE 320L Biochemistry Laboratory

This laboratory course is designed to supplement lecture material discussed in CHE 320 (Biochemistry). Topics to be discussed and experiments performed by students include buffer composition and analysis; protein purification and quantitation; enzyme kinetics and inhibition; nucleic acid purification and quantification; and ligand binding and equilibrium analysis.
CHE 320L is only required for Biochemistry and Forensic Science majors. Other students enrolled in or who have previously completed CHE 320 (lecture) with a grade of at least a C may register for the lab, but it is not required.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites

Pre- or corequisite: CHE 320 (with a grade of "C" or better).

CHE 325 Biochemistry of Metabolism

This course extends the basic biochemistry (CHE 320) curriculum and provides a more comprehensive foundation. Topics covered in the lecture component include: glycolysis and gluconeogenesis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis, the Calvin cycle and pentose phosphate pathway, glycogen and fatty acid metabolism, biosynthesis and catabolism of amino acids, nucleotide biosynthesis, biosynthesis of lipids, metabolism integration, metabolism of nucleic acids, and biochemical regulation of gene expression.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

CHE 320 (with a grade of "C" or better).

CHE 331 Forensic DNA Analysis

A hands-on training experience in modern methods for obtaining and interpreting DNA profiles in forensic applications. All aspects of the process are taught, including: sampling extraction, quantification, amplification, and acquisition of a DNA profile. The interpretation of results, including multiple-source mixed DNA samples, will be discussed. Students operate instrumentation relevant to modern forensic laboratories, including extraction robots, quantification instruments, thermal cyclers, and genetic analyzers. This course is conducted in collaboration with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Largo, FL. Periodic travel to the NFSTC facility is required.
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

BIO 200

CHE 352 Physical Chemistry I

Topics include gases and kinetic molecular theory, the laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibrium, ideal and non-ideal solutions, electrochemistry and surface phenomena. Lecture only.

Credit Hours: 3
(NS)

Prerequisites

CHE 310 (with a grade of "C" or better), MAT 261 (with a grade of "C" or better), and PHY 206.

CHE 353L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

Introduction to advanced chemical laboratory techniques.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites

Pre- or corequisite: CHE 352

CHE 354 Physical Chemistry II

A continuation of Physical Chemistry I. Topics include kinetics, photochemistry, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Lecture only.

Credit Hours: 3
(NS)

Prerequisites

CHE 352 and CHE 353L (both with a grade of "C" or better).

CHE 355L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Continuation of physical chemistry laboratory.

Credit Hours: 1

Prerequisites

Pre- or corequisite: CHE 354.

CHE 360 Chemical Inquiry

This course is designed for students to explore research in chemistry, biochemistry, forensic science or marine chemistry. Specifically this course is for students who are not yet eligible to take 400 level research courses and for students of any year whose major is outside the department. Students choose a project requiring experimental or computational research in consultation with a faculty member. An electronic or written record of the student's progress must be submitted to the faculty mentor who may set additional requirements. This class may be repeated for a total of 8 credit hours. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Credit Hours: 1-8
(NS)

Prerequisites

Permission of the instructor is required.

CHE 370 Chemistry or Forensic Science Internship (Lower-Level)

Provides practical experience in chemistry-related programs in an organization under the supervision of faculty and external representatives. May be taken by students who do not satisfy the prerequisites for CHE 453 Chemistry Internship or CHE 463 Forensic Science Internship or by students engaged in experiences that relate to scientific activities but that do not directly build scientific knowledge. May be accomplished on a part-time basis and may be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

consent of instructor and approval of department chair is required.