Primary literature based seminar/discussion course covering classical and contemporary papers in biophysical chemistry. Topics include: protein structure and stability, folding, single molecule fluorescence and force microscopy, simulations, ion channels, GPCRs, and ribosome structure/function. Course is restricted to undergraduates: required for majors on the Biological Chemistry track, but open to students from the regular track. Prerequisites: , and 181.
Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, the pentose phosphate pathway, and the metabolism of glycogen, fatty acids, amino acids, and nucleotides as well as the macromolecular machines that synthesize RNA, DNA, and proteins. Medical relevance is emphasized throughout. Satisfies Central Menu Area 1 for Bio majors. Prerequisite: or or /281.
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A one-semester chemistry course for engineering students covering the fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry important to engineering applications. Lecture topics include atomic and molecular structure, solution chemistry, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction, thermochemistry; intermolecular forces; electrochemistry; radiochemistry; polymers; metallic bonding and alloys; chemical diffusion and kinetics. Lecture three hours, Lab three hours.
All new graduate students must take two placement exams, in organic and physical chemistry, administered at the beginning of each semester. These exams cover topics commonly found in undergraduate courses. Exam results are used to determine undergraduate deficiencies in these areas of chemistry. All deficiencies must be removed by either taking and passing with a grade of "B" an appropriate undergraduate course or by taking again and passing the placement exam. A placement exam can be taken only twice; if the exam is not passed after the second attempt, the appropriate undergraduate course must be completed with a minimum grade of "B" in the first attempt.
Theories of electronic structure, stereochemistry, and symmetry properties of inorganic molecules. Topics: ionic and covalent interactions, electron-deficient bonding, and molecular orbital theories. Emphasis is on the chemistry of the metallic elements. An introduction to the Gaussian program will be covered in the discussion sections, used for electronic calculations in the computer and problem set exercises. Prerequisites: 35.
Positions are available to students in many disciplines, primarily engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business, agriculture, natural science and mathematics. Co-op students must be in good academic standing, must be at least 18 years of age, must be making normal progress toward a degree, and must meet the specific requirements of their college. (For example: the College of Engineering and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences require completion of the freshman year; Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences requires 45 credit hours and a 2.5 grade-point average; the Walton College of Business requires completion of pre-business program requirements; and the Fay Jones School of Architecture requires completion of the junior year.) In addition, employers may establish their own academic criteria for selecting students.
Introductory presentation of the theoretical and practical aspects of thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and kinetics. As time permits, other topics will be: solution chemistry, hydrodynamics, electrochemistry, and crystallography.
Development and practice of critical problem solving and study skills using wide variety of scientific examples that illustrate the broad yet integrated nature of current research. Student teams will have the opportunity to explore and present on topics revolving around five central issues: energy, climate change, water resources, medicine, and food & nutrition from a chemical perspective. Course offered in August prior to start of fall quarter.
Third lecture class in summer organic intensive focusing on the structure and reactivity of a class of larger molecules, the biomolecules. Topics covered of interest to biochemistry include aromatic compounds, amines and heterocycles, amino acids, proteins, polysaccharides, nucleic acids and polymers. Prerequisite: or or course equivalent.
Basic organic experimental techniques. Experimental topics include: melting points, purification of solids, distillation, chromatography, extraction, and functional group qualitative analysis. Specifically designed for Biological Sciences majors and others who want to meet the Chemistry minor requirements for a lower division organic laboratory. Laboratory three hours.
One-semester chemistry survey course for pre-nursing students, covering the areas of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. Major lecture topics include atomic and molecular structure and bonding, nomenclature of relevant inorganic and organic compounds, states of matter and intermolecular forces, solutions and solubility, reactions of inorganic, organic, and biological molecules, stereochemistry, structure and function of biological macromolecules, nutrition and metabolism. Emphasize chemistry as it appears in a practical nursing context. Lecture four hours, laboratory three hours.