Course descriptions

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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (CHE)

100. Introductory Chemistry. 4 hrs. A preparatory course (for CHE 106) in chemical fundamentals; does not satisfy core requirements in any academic college

104. Chemistry and Our Environment. 3 hrs. For nonscience majors. Emphasis on the impact of chemical discovery and technology on the individual and society; concurrent registration in CHE 104L is required

104L. Chemistry and Our Environment Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 104. Concurrent registration in CHE 104 is required

106. General Chemistry I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: High school chemistry AND a passing score on the placement exam. Alternately. a grade of C or higher in CHE 100 will satisfy all prerequisites. Molecular structure, stoichiometry, the mole concept, gases, types of solutions, energy-enthalpy; concurrent registration in CHE 106L is required (CC 1213, 1214, 1215)

106L. General Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 106. Concurrent registration in CHE 106 is required (CC 1211)

107. General Chemistry II. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 106, 106L. Kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination compounds. Concurrent registration in CHE 107L is required (CC 1223, 1224, 1225)

107L. General Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 107. Concurrent registration in CHE 107 is required (CC 1221)

110. Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Corequisite: CHE 110L. A one semester course covering selected topics from general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry from a health perspective. Concurrent registration in CHE 110L is required

110L. Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochem Lab. 1 hr. Corequisite: CHE 110. Laboratory to accompany CHE 110. Concurrent registration in CHE 110 is required.

251. Elementary Organic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 106, 106L. A course which includes nomenclature and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, acids, aldehydes, ketones, and amines and stereochemistry. Concurrent registration in CHE 251L is required (CC 2413, 2414)

251L. Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 251. Concurrent registration in CHE 251 is required (CC 2411)

255. Organic Chemistry I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 107, 107L. Aliphatic compounds: nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry; concurrent registration in CHE 255L is required (CC 2423, 2424, 2425)

255L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 255. Concurrent registration in CHE 255 is required (CC 2421, 2422)

256. Organic Chemistry II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 255, 255L. Aromatic compounds, acids, acid derivatives, aldehydes, ketones, amines, phenols and spectroscopic analysis. Concurrent registration in CHE 256L is required (CC 2433, 2434, 2435)

256L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory. 2 hrs. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 256. Concurrent registration in CHE 256 is required (CC 2431, 2432)

300. Chemical Safety. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 251, 251L or 256, 256L or permission of the instructor. Hazards of various commonly used chemicals. Includes three hours of laboratory per week

311. Analytical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 107, 107L. Statistics. Chemical Equilibria; methods of quantitative chemical analysis; should be taken as soon as possible after general chemistry; concurrent registration in CHE 311L required

311L. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. 2 hrs. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 311. Concurrent registration in CHE 311 required

331. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 256, 256L. Chemistry of the elements emphasizing the synthesis, structure, reactions and periodic trends of inorganic compounds

332. Natural Products Chemistry in the Caribbean. 4 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 251 or 255. Study of medicinal compounds found in Caribbean organisms

392. Introduction to Research. 1-3 hrs. A junior level research problem performed under the direction of a faculty advisor and terminated by a formal written report; may be repeated three times for credit. CHE 410 is highly recommended prior to taking this course.

400. Chemical Literature. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 256, 256L. The selection and use of the reference materials of chemistry (periodicals, journals, texts, patents, etc.), and the development of writing skills

404. Spectral Elucidation of Structure. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 256, 256L and 311, 311L. Applications of vibrational, electronic, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry to structure determination

409. Chemistry Laboratory Teaching. 1 hr. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Instruction and practice for teaching assistants in the academic chemistry laboratory

410. Safety Principles and Procedures in the Chemical Sciences. 1 hr. Common laboratory hazards and their remediation

411. Instrumental Analysis. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 461, 461L. Pre- or corequisite: CHE 462, 462L. Theory and practice of instrumental methods of analysis; absorption spectroscopy, chromatography, magnetic resonance, mass spectroscopy, electro-metric methods and fundamental electronics; concurrent registration in CHE 411L is required

411L. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 411. Concurrent registration in CHE 411 is required

420. Principles of Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 251, 251L or equivalent. A one-semester course covering the fundamentals of biochemistry

420L. Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 420. Concurrent registration in CHE 420 is required

421. Biochemistry I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 256, 256L. The properties of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; actions of enzymes and signal transduction

421L. Biochemistry I Laboratory. 2 hrs. An optional laboratory course to accompany CHE 421. Concurrent registration in CHE 421 is required

422. Biochemistry II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 421. Major metabolic pathways with emphasis on energy considerations and interrelationships of the pathways

422L. Biochemistry II Laboratory. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 421L. A continuation of CHE 421L. Concurrent registration in CHE 422 is required

423. Analytical Biochemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 421. A survey of methods used by biochemists to detect and characterize biologically important molecules

424. Biochemistry III. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 421. Biochemical principles underlying nucleic acid structure, functions and interactions with other biomolecules that mediate molecular changes in living systems

431. Inorganic Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 311/L, CHE 256/L, and PHY (202/L or 112/L). Electronic state transitions and spectra, coordination chemistry, reaction kinetics and mechanisms, special topics

431L. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 431. Concurrent registration in CHE 431 is required

451. Medicinal Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 256/L. This course will consist of topics relevant to medicinal chemistry. Organic chemistry will have relevance to the subject

460. Pharmacology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BSC 360 or CHE 420 or CHE 421. The response of living organisms to drugs.

461. Physical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 311/L, CHE 256/L, and PHY (202/L or 112/L) and MAT 168. Chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Concurrent registration in CHE 461L is required

461L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 461. Concurrent registration in CHE 461 is required

462. Physical Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 311/L, CHE 256/L, and PHY (202/L or 112/L) and MAT 169. Kinetics and quantum chemistry; concurrent registration in CHE 462L is required

462L. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 462; concurrent registration in CHE 462 is required

470. Survey of Toxicology. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 256/L. A one semester survey course in toxicology

471. Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHE 256, 256L, 311, 311L, CIS 313; Corequisite: SCE 460. Application of chemical knowledge to designing, developing, and assessing instruction; concurrent registration in CHE 471L is required

471L. Laboratory for Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School. 1 hr. A laboratory designed to accompany CHE 471. Concurrent registration in CHE 471 is required

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Supervised study in an area not covered by available courses; may be repeated once for credit.

494. Industrial Internship in Chemistry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty. Structured experience in chemical industry; includes final report

496. Research. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHE 410, senior standing and permission of instructor. A senior level research problem performed under the direction of a faculty adviser and terminated by a formal written report; may be repeated once for credit (Students undertaking a Senior Honors Project will enroll in CHE 496H)


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

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