Feb 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Biology

A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required for any Biology course that serves as a prerequisite for another Biology course.

  
  • BIOL 3910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BIOL 3960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BIOL 3990 - Biology Research: Development and Practice

    1 to 2 credit hours
    Literature and laboratory investigation of a research problem in collaboration with a biology department faculty member or approved external adviser.

    Registration Restriction(s): Permission of department
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1630/1631
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
  
  • BIOL 4100 - Medical Microbiology

    5 credit hours
    Study of clinically significant bacterial and viral pathogens. Characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms and their mechanisms of pathogenesis at the cellular and molecular level will be emphasized. Epidemiological and immunological aspects of microbial diseases will also be considered. Two lectures per week. Requisites may be bypassed with permission of the department.

    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2220 or 3100 (either with C or better); CHEM 2500/2501
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • BIOL 4150 - Fundamentals of Immunology

    5 credit hours
    Humoral and cellular immune systems; clonal selection theory; antigen and antibody properties and interactions, immunological diversity; autoimmune diseases; AIDS; cancer immunology; monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapy. Three lecture hours and one discussion per week.

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631, 2700 (all with C or better); CHEM 2500/2501
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • BIOL 4600 - General Ecology

    5 credit hours
    Study of the interactions between organisms in biological communities and the relationship of biological communities to the environment. Topics include: population growth and regulation, competition and predation, community energetics and nutrient cycling, comparative ecosystem analysis, and the evolution of ecosystems. Laboratory exercises include: field sampling techniques, experimental population manipulations, and ecosystem modeling. Four lecture and three laboratory hours per week. One weekend field trip.

    Prerequisite Course(s): MATH 1021; BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 (all with C or better); Recommended: BIOL 2350 or 2520; MATH 1210
    Terms Typically Offered: Summer
  
  • BIOL 4620 - Marine Ecology

    5 credit hours
    Advanced, intense field course building on previous ecology, biology, and marine courses focusing on research methods, experimental design, and data analysis in marine ecology. Extensive field work and experimentation in multiple marine habitats, and examination of primary research literature.

    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 (all with C or better).
    Terms Typically Offered: Summer at Blakely Island Field Station
  
  • BIOL 4630 - Forest Ecology

    5 credit hours
    Advanced, intense field course building on previous ecology and biology courses focusing on research methods, experimental design, and data analysis in forest ecology. Extensive field work and experimentation in multiple freshwater habitats, and examination of primary research literature

    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 (all with C or better).
    Terms Typically Offered: Summer
  
  • BIOL 4640 - Aquatic Ecology

    5 credit hours
    Advanced, intense field course building on previous ecology and biology courses focusing on research methods, experimental design, and data analysis in aquatic ecology. Extensive field work and experimentation in multiple freshwater habitats, and examination of primary research literature.

    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 (all with C or better).
    Terms Typically Offered: Summer
  
  • BIOL 4650 - Conservation Biology

    5 credit hours
    Formerly - BIOL 3660
    Study of critical issues in conservation biology with stresses on urban ecology and human/ecosystem impacts. Independent study lab-based projects will include field work in critical ecosystems.

    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 (all with C or better)
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • BIOL 4660 - Tropical Ecology

    5 credit hours
    Intense course building on previous ecology-based courses focusing on concepts specific to tropical ecology. Topics include coral diversity, nesting preferences of tropical birds, how physical patterns on tropical fauna affect survivability, nutrient cycles in the tropics compared to other ecosystems.

    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 (all with C or better)
    Terms Typically Offered: Summer
  
  • BIOL 4700 - Molecular Genetics

    5 credit hours
    Study of heredity at the molecular level, including gene structure, transcription, mutation, DNA replication, recombinant DNA methodologies and their applications. Three lectures per week.

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631 (all with C or better); BIOL 2700 (with B or better); CHEM 2500/2501
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • BIOL 4750 - Cell Biology

    4 credit hours
    Cellular structure and function from a molecular approach. Topics include: membrane transport, cell division, protein synthesis and secretion, cell communication, the cytoskeleton, and cell motility. Emphasis on experimental approaches and analysis.

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631, 2700 (all with C or better); CHEM 2500/2501
    Co-requisite Course(s): BIOL 4751
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
  
  • BIOL 4751 - Cell Biology Laboratory

    2 credit hours
    Cellular structure and function from a molecular approach. Emphasis on cellular and biochemical laboratory techniques and data analysis.

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1610/1611, 1620/1621, 1630/1631, 2700 (all with C or better); CHEM 2500/2501
    Co-requisite Course(s): BIOL 4750
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
  
  • BIOL 4910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BIOL 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BIOL 4990 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 5 credit hours
    Literature and laboratory investigation of a basic research problem. Preparation of a written report. N grade option approved for research project.

    Prerequisite Course(s): Permission of department.
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
  
  • BIOL 4991 - Senior Synthesis I

    2 to 4 credit hours
    Integrates the liberal arts background from the University Core with studies in the Biology major. Includes professional formation through job searches, resume honing, cover letter development, and preparation of a career prospectus. Each student will develop biology-based research project ideas, use online literature searches, refine the project direction with a mentor, and create an annotated bibliography and research abstract. Requisites may be bypassed with permission of the department.

    Registration Restriction(s): BS.BIOL, BA.BIOL, BS.CMOL, or BS.MCON majors only; senior standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 1630/1631
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • BIOL 4992 - Senior Synthesis II

    2 to 4 credit hours
    Integrates the liberal arts background from the University Core with studies in the Biology major. Includes professional and scholarly formation through the development and writing of a biology-based research proposal. Each student will work on a research proposal with a mentor from the Biology faculty, gain expertise in using library resources, learn to critically and analytically interpret published scientific research, and develop written communication skills. Requisites may be bypassed with permission of the department.

    Registration Restriction(s): BS.BIOL, BA.BIOL, BS.CMOL, or BS.MCON majors only; senior standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 4991
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • BIOL 4993 - Senior Synthesis III

    1 to 4 credit hours
    Integrates the liberal arts background from the University Core with studies in the Biology major. Each student will complete a written biology-based research proposal using critical thinking and analysis of scientific literature. Written projects will be edited and revised through interactions with a mentor. Students will present their research proposals as a talk to their peers. During the preparation for their talk, students will learn best practices in building and presenting scientific information. Requisites may be bypassed with permission of the department.

    Registration Restriction(s): BS.BIOL, BA.BIOL, BS.CMOL, or BS.MCON majors only; senior standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 4992
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • BIOL 4994 - Biology Senior Synthesis: Independent Experience

    1 to 4 credit hours
    Gives students the opportunity to integrate their liberal arts background from the core with studies in their major. Varying with individual the student’s needs, it may involve independent laboratory or field research, library research, or practical work experience. A written project proposal and final report are required.

    Registration Restriction(s): Biology major; senior standing; permission of department.
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
  
  • BIOL 4996 - Biology Senior Synthesis: Seminar

    1 credit hour
    Follows BIOL 4994. Each student orally presents the results of his/her independent experience to students and faculty in the Biology Department.

    Registration Restriction(s): Biology major; senior standing; permission of department.
    Prerequisite or Co-requisite Course(s): BIOL 4994
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring

Business Communication

  
  • BCOM 1120 - Business Editing

    2 credit hours
    Online, supervised, self study format. This course is designed for you to revise basic English grammar and mechanics so that you feel more confident detecting and correcting errors in business documents. You will learn the difference between everyday and professional English and sharpen your communication skills. Appropriate for native speakers of English at all levels and for international students who have completed any ELCB requirements.

  
  • BCOM 2800 - Business Communication

    5 credit hours
    The purpose of this course is to develop a required skill level in written and oral business presentations so that applications of those skills can be expected in all applicable business core and major courses, including a university-specific common format for written executive summaries, for short oral presentations, and for research reports. Registration restrictions can be bypassed by the department with permission of instructor.

    Registration Restriction(s): Business majors only
    Prerequisite Course(s): Completed at least 30 credits.

Business Administration

  
  • BUAD 1000 - Albers Essentials of Business Integration

    2 credit hours
    In this course students will develop an understanding of the Albers mission and values and how they apply to the business world. In addition students will be introduced to the integration of the functional areas of business and their relationship to the Albers Business Foundation curriculum as well as their connection to individuals’ interests and future career paths. Finally, students will learn what is required to work effectively in a team setting. Students should enroll in this course their first quarter at Seattle University.

    Registration Restriction(s): BABA and PBUE students only (business majors and pre-business majors)
  
  • BUAD 2820 - Leadership Development for Business Students - I

    3 credit hours
    This course, a special opportunity for freshmen and sophomore Albers students, is the foundation for participation in the Albers Undergraduate Leadership Development Program. Students who enroll in this course are required to enroll in BUAD 2830 Leadership Development for Business Students II spring quarter. The two courses focus on personal foundations of leadership, leading change, and character development. Students work in teams on a Leadership Action Project that spans both quarters. The project is an assignment to identify a perceived problem or opportunity in Albers and/or SU and take action to solve the problem or implement at new campus initiative. Students in this course are required to join the Albers Undergraduate Leadership Club. Upon completion of the courses, students continue to receive personalized attention and opportunities for leadership development through a series of extracurricular requirements to be completed by graduation. An N grade will be assigned in 2820 until 2830 is complete.

    Prerequisite Course(s): Acceptance in Albers Undergraduate Leadership Program required
  
  • BUAD 2830 - Leadership Development for Business Students - II

    2 credit hours
    Undergraduate Leadership Development for Business Students is a special opportunity for freshmen and sophomore Albers students. The course and the related Undergraduate Leadership Development Program provide personalized attention to develop your leadership skills so that you can take a leadership role within Albers, jumpstart connections with the business community. You can earn special recognition upon graduation by fulfilling the continuing extracurricular requirements required as part of the related Undergraduate Leadership Development Program.

    Registration Restriction(s): Admission is restricted to students who have taken BUAD 2820 in the prior quarter

Business Analytics

  
  • BUAN 3210 - Data Visualization and Communication

    5 credit hours
    Introduces the data visualization and communication while teaching and applying statistical software, like R. Visualization will be taught for a variety of data types and visualizations using short business communications.

    Prerequisite Course(s): ECON 3100 with at least a B
  
  • BUAN 3280 - Law and Ethics for Business Analytics

    2 credit hours
    Introduces students to the legal and ethical dimensions of data analytics, data mining, predictive analytics and related techniques, collectively “big data”. Rapidly evolving technologies and the increasingly complex collection, aggregation, analysis and use of data creates opportunities for financial gain and social good, but also for dangers in areas such as privacy, discrimination, and violations of basic human dignity. This course will be framed as a contextual examination of what law exists to regulate the risks of big data at various stages of the data life-cycle, and to consider ethical responses that may be employed to address the related concerns where no law exists. This is a dynamic course which presents a rich basis for student contemplation and discussion of the central questions for “big data,” including the acquisition and use of data, professional and social responsibility in the application of modern information technologies; the efficacy of management by algorithm and the loss of human control in using artificial intelligence.

  
  • BUAN 4210 - Programming and Data Management for Business Analytics

    5 credit hours
    Introduces the modern concepts of application programming for business analytics, including data types, expressions, control structures, functional abstraction, object-oriented programming, data management, SQL, and application programming interfaces (APIs).

    Prerequisite Course(s): BUAN 3210
  
  • BUAN 4310 - Data Mining and Big Data Analytics

    5 credit hours
    Introduces the concepts and practices of data mining and analyzing a large amount of data, or big data, in business using data mining. It provides a review of supervised and unsupervised learning methods along with statistical theories for learning methods. Contemporary methods for data mining in statistical packages like R, and of working with big data, such as Hadoop and MapReduce, will also be taught.

    Prerequisite Course(s): BUAN 3210

Business and International Law

  
  • BLAW 2910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BLAW 2960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BLAW 3700 - Business and International Law

    5 credit hours
    Includes traditional legal issues, including nature and development of law, structure and functions of the courts, civil and criminal procedure, and contracts. The course will focus on the legal environment that exists for U.S. businesses because of increased international business activities.

    Prerequisite Course(s): Advanced standing in the Albers School; UCOR 2910
  
  • BLAW 3960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BLAW 4760 - Global Legal Issues

    5 credit hours
    Substantial focus on international contracts, specifically laws relating to international sales, commercial transactions, shipping, letters of credit, methods of payment and resolution of international disputes. Lectures include discussion of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, import duties, export restrictions and use of foreign representatives.

  
  • BLAW 4910 - Special Topics

    2 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BLAW 4940 - International Study Tour: Business Law

    5 credit hours
    The study of international law in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

  
  • BLAW 4950 - Internship

    0 to 5 credit hours
    Mandatory CR/F and will not satisfy a major requirement.

    Registration Restriction(s): Open to junior and senior business majors with adviser’s approval
  
  • BLAW 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BLAW 4990 - Directed Research

    1 to 5 credit hours
    Supervised individual work. Will not satisfy a major requirement.

    Registration Restriction(s): Open to senior business majors with the approval of the student’s adviser

Business Ethics

  
  • BETH 3510 - Business Ethics

    5 credit hours
    Application of general ethical theory to those problems directly related to the business world.

    Prerequisite Course(s): ECON 2130
  
  • BETH 3960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • BETH 4940 - International Study Tour: Business Ethics

    5 credit hours
    The study of ethical issues in business in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

  
  • BETH 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours

Chemistry

  
  • CHEM 1200 - Chemistry of Life

    5 credit hours
    This course develops an understanding of atoms and molecules, their properties, structure and how they interact. The course requires a working knowledge of ratios percentages and proportional reasoning.

    Registration Restriction(s): Nursing majors only
    Prerequisite or Co-requisite Course(s): High school chemistry and placement into MATH 1010 or 1021
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • CHEM 1500 - General Chemistry I

    4 credit hours
    Atomic and molecular structure, oxidation-reduction reactions, mass relationships, periodic properties, acids, bases ionic reactions, Five lectures per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): high school chemistry and placement into MATH 1021 (Formerly MATH 1321) or higher
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 1501
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
  
  • CHEM 1501 - General Chemistry Laboratory I

    1 credit hour
    Introduction to basic laboratory procedures and safety, practice in modes of scientific inquiry, including observation, measurement, data collection, interpretation and evaluation of results, and reporting. Three hours per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): high school chemistry and placement into MATH 1021 (Formerly 1321) or higher
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 1500
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
  
  • CHEM 1510 - General Chemistry II

    4 credit hours
    Thermochemistry, gases, solutions, equilibria. Four lectures per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): C- or better in CHEM 1500/1501 and MATH 1021 or placement at a higher math level
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 1511
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
  
  • CHEM 1511 - General Chemistry Laboratory II

    2 credit hours
    Introduction to basic laboratory procedures and safety, practice in modes of scientific inquiry, including observation, measurement, data collection, interpretation and evaluation of results, and reporting. Three hours per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): C- or better in CHEM 1501
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 1510
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
  
  • CHEM 1520 - General Chemistry III

    4 credit hours
    Thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, chemistry of metals and nonmetals. Four lectures per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): C- or better in CHEM 1510/1511
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  
  • CHEM 1910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 1960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 2100 - Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry

    3 credit hours
    Foundational topics in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on coordination chemistry, solid state chemistry, inorganic descriptive chemistry and bioinorganic chemistry.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 1511, 1520
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • CHEM 2500 - Organic Chemistry: Structure and Reactivity

    4 credit hours
    Structure and bonding, acid/base, reactions of alkanes, isomerism, stereochemisty, substitution, elimination, and NMR spectroscopy.

    Prerequisite Course(s): C- or better in CHEM 1520
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
  
  • CHEM 2501 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Techniques

    2 credit hours
    Laboratory safety; theory and practice of organic laboratory techniques; scientific writing.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 1511
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 2500
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
  
  • CHEM 2510 - Organic Chemistry: Functional Group Interconversions

    4 credit hours
    Alcohols, ethers, alkenes, aldehydes, ketones, carbohydrates, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, and proteins.

    Prerequisite Course(s): C- or better in CHEM 2500
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
  
  • CHEM 2511 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Applications

    2 credit hours
    Application of laboratory techniques to investigate the outcome of reactions and to synthesize organic compounds; scientific writing.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2501
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 2510
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter, Spring
  
  • CHEM 2520 - Organic Chemistry: Reactions of Pi-Systems

    3 credit hours
    Alkynes, conjugated systems, aromaticity, electrophilic aromatic substitution, enolate chemistry, dicarbonyl compounds.

    Prerequisite Course(s): C- or better in CHEM 2510
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring, Fall
  
  • CHEM 2521 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Projects

    1 credit hour
    Application of laboratory techniques toward interdisciplinary projects; scientific writing.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2511
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 2520
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring, Fall
  
  • CHEM 2700 - Laboratory Safety

    2 credit hours
    Important aspects of hazardous chemicals and laboratory safety, including pertinent laws and regulations. Establishing and maintaining a safe working environment in the laboratory.

    Prerequisite Course(s): One quarter of General Chemistry
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • CHEM 2800 - Forensic Science

    5 credit hours
    Study of the application of science to law and the criminal justice system. Overview of disciplines, theories, techniques and practices of which the field of forensic science is comprised. Cross-listed with CRJS 4800 (Formerly CRJS 480).

    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • CHEM 2910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 2960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 3000 - Quantitative Analysis

    5 credit hours
    Theory, methods, and techniques of volumetric, electro-analytical, spectrophotometric, chromatographic and micro-analytical procedures in quantitative analysis; introductory statistics. Two lecture and six laboratory hours per week. Registration restrictions may be bypassed by the department with permission of chair.

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior level standing
    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 1511, 1520
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
  
  • CHEM 3500 - Physical Chemistry: Quantum Theory, Spectroscopy and Molecular Bonding

    3 credit hours
    Quantum chemistry and spectroscopy. Three lectures per week. 1 may be taken either before or after 2 and 3.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 1520, MATH 2330; PHYS 1230 or PHYS 1070
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • CHEM 3510 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics

    3 credit hours
    States of matter, thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics. Three lectures per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 1520, MATH 1336; PHYS 1230 or 1070
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • CHEM 3511 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Techniques and Analysis

    2 credit hours
    Quantitative measurements of physical chemical phenomena, detailed data analysis, and evaluation. Four laboratory hours per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 3000
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 3510
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • CHEM 3520 - Physical Chemistry: Photochemistry, Mixtures and Statistical Thermodynamics

    3 credit hours
    Theory of reaction rates, thermodynamics of solutions, phase equilibrium, eletrochemistry, photochemistry and statistical thermodynamics. Three lectures per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 3510
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • CHEM 3521 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Applications and Modeling

    2 credit hours
    Quantitative measurements of physical chemical phenomena, detailed data analysis, and evaluation. Four laboratory hours per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 3511
    Prerequisite or Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 3520
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • CHEM 3600 - Introductory Biochemistry

    5 credit hours
    Structure and function of amino acids, proteins, and lipids. Kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme action. Overview of reactions and regulation of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2510, BIOL 1610/1611
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
  
  • CHEM 3910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 3960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 4000 - Instrumental Analysis

    5 credit hours
    Theory and techniques of instrumental methods representative of spectrometric, electroanalytical and chromatographic techniques. Two lecture and two four-hour laboratory periods per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 3000
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • CHEM 4600 - Advanced Enzymology

    4 credit hours
    Advanced laboratory investigation of enzyme mechanisms driven by analysis of the primary literature. Emphasis on development of research skills and critical thinking through independent design and execution of an enzyme purification scheme and functional assay.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 3600
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • CHEM 4610 - Theory and Methods for DNA Analysis

    3 credit hours
    Formerly - CHEM 4510/4511
    Theory, methods, and techniques for analysis of DNA and genomes using student-directed experiments and discussion of primary literature.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 3600
    Terms Typically Offered: Winter
  
  • CHEM 4700 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

    3 credit hours
    Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry, with particular attention to the transition metals, including their compounds, properties and biochemistry.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2100
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • CHEM 4701 - Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

    2 credit hours
    Synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds involving a variety of laboratory techniques and instrumentation, including, high temperature, vacuum line or inert atmosphere and nonaqueous solvent syntheses and characterization by NMR, FTIR, conductivity, GC, magnetic susceptibility and UV-Vis spectroscopy. Four laboratory hours per week.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2100
    Co-requisite Course(s): CHEM 4700
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring
  
  • CHEM 4800 - Advanced Organic Chemistry

    3 credit hours
    Advanced topics in organic chemistry. Directed reading and/or lectures.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2520
  
  • CHEM 4802 - Physical Organic Chemistry

    3 credit hours
    An exploration of the relationship between structure and reactivity in organic molecules. Possible themes include valence bond theory, molecular orbital theory, stereoelectronic effects, and pericyclic reactions.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2520
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • CHEM 4804 - Environmental Organic Chemistry

    3 credit hours
    An examination of reaction pathways controlling the fates of organic contaminants in aquatic systems. Common reaction pathways such as hydrolysis, photolysis, and oxidation/reduction will be explored and rates of contaminant degradation will be predicted based on chemical structures and environmental conditions.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2520
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • CHEM 4910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 4950 - Internship

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHEM 4985 - Senior Synthesis Seminar I

    1 credit hour
    Initiation of a research project. Includes online chemical literature search, project formulation, annotated bibliography and preparation of a brief research proposal. Required as part of the senior synthesis core requirement for chemistry and biochemisty majors. Requisites may be bypassed by the department with permission of chair.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 2510
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • CHEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 6 credit hours
    Literature and laboratory investigation of a research problem in collaboration with a chemistry department faculty member or approved external adviser. A minimum of four hours per week per credit.

    Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
  
  • CHEM 4995 - Senior Synthesis Seminar II

    1 credit hour
    Presentation of the senior synthesis project. Includes oral and written presentation of the senior synthesis project according to the American Chemical Society guidelines for undergraduate research presentations. Required as part of the senior synthesis core requirement for chemistry and biochemistry majors.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHEM 4985
    Terms Typically Offered: Spring

Chinese

  
  • CHIN 1150 - Chinese Language I

    5 credit hours
    An integrated approach to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese and culture. These courses constitute a systematic study of Mandarin in the Romanized Pinyin and Chinese character systems.

  
  • CHIN 1250 - Chinese Language II

    5 credit hours
    An integrated approach to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese and culture. These courses constitute a systematic study of Mandarin in the Romanized Pinyin and Chinese character systems.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHIN 1150
  
  • CHIN 1350 - Chinese Language III

    5 credit hours
    An integrated approach to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese and culture. These courses constitute a systematic study of Mandarin in the Romanized Pinyin and Chinese character systems.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHIN 1250
  
  • CHIN 2150 - Chinese Language IV

    5 credit hours
    An integrated approach to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese and culture. These courses constitute a systematic study of Mandarin in the Romanized Pinyin and Chinese character systems.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHIN 1350
  
  • CHIN 2250 - Chinese Language V

    5 credit hours
    An integrated approach to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese and culture. These courses constitute a systematic study of Mandarin in the Romanized Pinyin and Chinese character systems.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHIN 2150
  
  • CHIN 2350 - Chinese Language VI

    5 credit hours
    An integrated approach to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in Mandarin Chinese and culture. These courses constitute a systematic study of Mandarin in the Romanized Pinyin and Chinese character systems.

    Prerequisite Course(s): CHIN 2250
  
  • CHIN 2910 - Special Topics

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHIN 2960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHIN 3150 - Chinese Culture and Civilization

    5 credit hours
    An introduction to Chinese culture and civilization with emphasis on the impact of the cultural traditions on the Chinese contemporary lifestyles and cross-cultural comparisons.

  
  • CHIN 3960 - Directed Study

    1 to 5 credit hours
  
  • CHIN 4960 - Independent Study

    1 to 5 credit hours

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  
  • CEEGR 1000 - Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering

    1 credit hour
    Investigation of some major branches of civil and environmental engineering at the introductory level. Introduction to the profession through lectures from faculty and practicing civil engineers, field trips to construction sites and design offices and hands-on demonstrations. Research of contemporary and significant civil engineering projects. Recommended for students majoring in civil and environmental engineering. Open to all students wishing to explore the possibilities of civil and environmental engineering as a career.

    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
  
  • CEEGR 1050 - Civil Engineering Graphics and Communication

    3 credit hours
    An introduction into the drawing production and communication process in civil engineering. Sketching, drawing interpretation, plan views, sections, elevations, dimensioning, abbreviations, and professional written communication. Development of drawing packages using AutoCAD and Revit with emphasis on professional drawing production. Two three-hour sessions per week. Laboratory.

    Registration Restriction(s): Majors Only or Permission of Department
    Terms Typically Offered: Fall
 

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