Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 



Course Offerings

Note: For each course for which laboratory is indicated, there is a laboratory fee unless otherwise stated.

CHEM 1101-Food Chemistry (3 credits)

A study of the nature of food and what happens to it when stored, processed, preserved, cooked, eaten and digested. The scientific foundation for our knowledge offood will be discussed. The course is intended for students who have never taken college or high school chemistry. There will be five or six laboratory experiments where the student will analyze foods. (No laboratory fee.)

CHEM 1104- The Chemistry of Art (3 credits)

An investigation into the chemical basis of color includes why color arises and how it is measured, as well as an introduction to the chemistry of dyes, pigments and glazes. Techniques in conservation and authentication of art will be discussed. Course requirements include several laboratory experiments. The course is intended for students with little or no background in chemistry. (No laboratory fee.)

CHEM 1109- Environmental Chemistry

An introductory lecture and laboratory course designed for non-science majors who have never taken high school or college chemistry. Includes applications of basic principles of chemistry to the environment. Topics include chemistry of paints, cosmetics, medicines, carcinogens and hazardous wastes. Several short lab experiments designed to illustrate chemical principles will be required. (No laboratory fee).

CHEM 1110-Forensic Science (3 credits)

An introductory lecture and laboratory course designed for non-science majors who have not taken chemistry. A study of the methods and techniques in forensic science. Topics include fires, explosions, drugs, forensic toxicology, glass and soil, paints, fibers, hair, blood, body fluids, fingerprints, toolmarks and firearms. Several short lab experiments will be required. (No laboratory fee.)

CHEM 1321-General Chemistry I (3-hour lecture and 1-hour recitation)(4 credits)

A course covering the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry including chemical equations, atomic structure, gas laws and chemical bonding.

Corequisite: CHRU 1311 (FCRH only), 1331.

CHEM 1322-General Chemistry II (3-hour lecture and 1-hour recitation) (4 credits)

A continuation of CHRU 1321, including kinetics, equilibrium, elementary thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHRU 1321;

Corequisite:CHRU 1312, 1332.


CHEM 1331-General Chemistry Lab I (4-hour laboratory) (2 credits)

A series of experiments selected to illustrate the topics covered in CHRU 1321.

Corequisite: CHRU 1321. Lab fee.

CHEM 1332-General Chemistry Lab 11 (4-hour laboratory) (2 credits)

A selection of experiments designed to correspond to the material covered in CHRU 1322. An abbreviated qualitative analysis is also included.

Prerequisites:CHRU 1321, 1331; corequisite: CHRU 1322. Lab fee.


CHEM 2521-0rganic Chemistry I (3-hour lecture, 1-hour recitation) (4 credits)

An introduction to bonding, structure and reactivity of organic compounds, including aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides and alcohols. Concepts include orbital hybridization, stereochemistry, equilibrium reactions, transition state theory and kinetics. Determination and discussion of reaction mechanisms will be emphasized. Chemical and spectral methods for structure elucidation, including NMR, IR, UV and MS will be discussed.

Prerequisite:CHRU 1321-1322 or equivalent; corequisite: CHRU 2531 or CHRU 2541.

CHEM 2522-0rganic Chemistry II (3-hourlecture, 1-hour recitation) (4 credits)

A continuation of CHRU 2521. Concentrates on the chemistry of aromatic, car-bonyl and amino compounds, with particular emphasis on reactive mechanisms and synthesis. Includes descriptive chemistry of biologically important molecules such as carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Aspects of synthetically important cycloaddition reactions will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: CHRU 2521; corequisite: CHRU 2532 or CHRU 2542.

CHEM 2531-0rganic Chemistry Lab I for Chem Majors (6-hour laboratory, 1-hour lecture) (2 credits)

A laboratory course introducing the student to the experimental techniques of organic chemistry. Corequisite: CHRU 2521. Lab fee.

CHEM 2532-0rganic Chemistry Lab II for Chem Majors (6-hour laboratory, 1-hour lecture) (2 credits)

A continuation of CHRU 2531. Corequisite: CHRU 2522. Lab fee.

CHEM 2541-0rganic Laboratory I (4-hour laboratory, 1-hour lecture) (2 credits)

A laboratory course introducing the students to the experimental techniques of organic chemistry.

Corequisite: CHRU 2521. Lab fee.

CHEM 2542-0rganic Laboratory II (4-hour laboratory, 1-hour lecture) (2 credits)

A continuation of CHRU 2541. Corequisite: CHRU 2522. Lab fee.

CHEM 3031-Seminar & Research 1 (1 credit)

Approval of mentor and of department chairperson required. Open to juniors only.

CHEM 3032-Seminar & Research 2 (1 credit)

Approval of mentor and of department chairperson required. Open to juniors only.

CHEM 3621-Physical Chemistry I (4 hours) (4 credits)

Outlines of physio-chemical principles, including introductions to quantum and statistical mechanics, reaction rates and the solid state.

Prerequisites:CHRU 1321-1322 or equivalent, MTRU 1206-1207 or equivalent, PYRU 1701-1511 and PYRU 1702-1512. Multivariable calculus recommended.

CHEM 3622-Physical Chemistry II (4 hour) (4 credit)

A continuation of CHRU 3621, including classical thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHRU 3621

CHEM 3631-Physical Chemistry Lab I (4 hour) (2 credits)


A laboratory course that includes experimental determination of reaction rates and spectroscopic observations of quantum phenomena.

Prerequisite: CHRU 1332; corequisite: CHRU 3621. Lab fee.

CHEM 3632-Physical Chemistry Lab II (4 hour) (2 credits)

A laboratory course in experimental thermodynamics and electrochemistry.

Prerequisites: CHRU 3621,CHRU 3631; corequisite: CHRU 3622. Lab fee.

CHEM 3721-Quantitative Analysis (3-hour lecture, 3-hour laboratory) (4 credits)

Fundamental theory of analytical chemistry including volumetric, gravimetric and spectrophotometric methods.

Prerequisites: CHRU 1321-1322, 1331-1332. Lab fee.

CHEM 3722-lnstrumental Analysis (3-hour lecture, 3-hour laboratory) (4 credits)

A lecture/laboratory course introducing the principles of chemical instrumentation, including instrument design and instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Topics include data generation, spectroscopic methods of analysis and separation techniques.

Prerequisites: CHRU 1321-1322,1331-1332 and CHRU3721, or equivalent. Lab fee.

CHEM 4O31-Seminar & Research 3 (1 credit)


Approval of mentor and of department chairperson required. Open to seniors only.

CHEM 4032-Seminar & Research 4 (1 credit)

Approval of mentor and of department chairperson required. Open to seniors only.

CHEM 4221-Biochemistry I(3 credits)

An introduction to the chemistry of biological polymers (carbohydrates, proteins, polynucleic acid), their monomeric constituents and lipids, emphasizingtheirbiosynthesis and role as biostructural building blocks. Other specialized topics to be covered include enzyme kinetics, mechanism and regulation; energy conversion and dynamics; pre-biotic chemistry and theories of life's origin.

CHEM 4222-Biochemistry II (4 credits)

CHEM 4231-Biochemistry Lab I (1 credit)
 
A laboratory course covering techniques used in quantification, isolation and characterization of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids.  Exercises include spectrophotometry, chromatography, gel electrophoresis, protein assays, enzyme purification and kinetics, thermodynamic measurements and DNA manipulations.


CHEM 4340 Environmental Chemistry (4 credits)

CHEM 4422-lnorganic Chemistry (3 credits)


A comprehensive course dealing with the chemistry, preparation and proper-ties of common elements. Prerequisites: CHFC 1321-1322 or equivalent, CHRU 2521-2522, CHRU 3621-3622 (or corequisites: CHRU 3621-3622).

CHEM 4432-lnorganic Chemistry Lab (1 credit)


A laboratory course to accompany CHRU 4422, includingsynthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds. Required of those students seeking ACS certification. Corequisite: CHRU 4422. Lab fee.


The following courses are offered for qualified students with the permission of the department chairperson.

CHEM 4523-0rganic Stereochemistry (4 credits)

CHEM 4525-0rganic Synthesis (4 credits)

CHEM 4526- Topics in Organic Chemistry (4 credits)

CHEM 4527-Advanced Practical Organic Spectroscopy (4 credits)

CHEM 4241-Biomimetic Chemistry (4 credits)