CPC 101-102 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry
Topics covered include nomenclature,
stoichiometric relationships, atomic structure, bonding and states of matter.
In addition, topics treated include chemical equilibria, free energy and
entropy, acid-base reactions, oxidation reduction and electro-chemistry,
complexions, reaction rates, radioactivity, and elementary concepts of
organic chemistry. Laboratory work deals with experiments illustrating
the principles taught in lecture and qualitative analysis.
4 credits each.
CPC 103 Chemistry for Health
Science I (annual)
This course is designed for students
in health-related fields such as nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and
physician's assistant. Lectures emphasize fundamental principles of chemistry.
Problems solving related to concepts in solution chemistry, acids, bases
and pH, equilibrium and kinetics. Laboratory sessions introduce students
to basic chemical laboratory techniques. Experiments reinforce concepts
discussed in the lectures.
CPC 104 Chemistry for Health
Science II (annual)
Chemistry of carbon compounds with
their transformations. Principles illustrated with examples, commonly encountered
organic compounds in the health-related fields. Laboratory sessions provide
training in the basic techniques of separation and purification of organic
compounds. These techniques are utilized also in synthesizing organic compounds.
CPC 201-202 Principles of Organic
Subjects covered include reactions,
synthetic procedures, and methods for differentiation and identification.
Mechanisms of reactions, stereochemistry and spectroscopy are emphasized.
Details of the characteristics of aliphatic, and aromatic compounds with
different functional groups are stressed. Laboratory work with the methodology
involved in synthetic and analytic procedures. (Lecture and laboratory
Prerequisites: CPC 101-102. 4 credits
CPC 203 Biological Chemistry
A one semester introductory course
for students preparing for professions in allied health sciences such as
nutrition, physical and occupational therapy and physicians assistant.
Topics include enzyme chemistry, function and structure of macromolecules,
metabolism and synthesis of proteins, and molecular biology. This course
will not count towards a major in biology, chemistry, and the interdisciplinary
Prerequisites: CPC 103-104. 3 credits.
CPC 222 Analytical Chemistry(bi-annual
Topics covered in this course include
the quantitative analysis of inorganic compounds by volumetric, gravimetric,
and calorimetric procedures. Emphasis is on the precision of instruments,
estimation of error, attainment of accuracy and development of sound laboratory
technique. (Lecture and laboratory course.)
Prerequisites: CPC 101-102 4 credits.
CPC 301 Advanced Organic Chemistry
A continuation and amplification
of the topics considered in 201-202. Among the subjects discussed are the
uses of spectroscopy in structure determination, organic reaction mechanisms,
and synthetic methods.
Prerequisites: CPC 201-202. 3 credits.
CPC 311-312 Biochemistry
Emphasis on the chemical descriptions
of the basic biological systems such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates,
and nucleic acids. Aspects dealt with are structure, metabolism, functions
in the cell, and control mechanisms.
Prerequisites: CPC 201-202. 3 credits
CPC 421-422 Principles of Physical
A complete introduction to physical
chemistry: the properties of gases, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics,
electrochemistry, theory of solutions, quantum theory, and wave mechanics.
Corequisite: MAT 201. 3 credits
CPC 481-482 Independent Study
Credits by arrangement.
CPC 493 Research Project in Chemistry
Prerequisite: Senior status or
departmental permission. 3 Credits.
CPC 494 Senior Honors Project
in Chemistry (upon request)
Prerequisites: CPC 493 and departmental
permission. 3 credits.