Chemistry Major with Teacher Certification in Physical Science (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.S.) - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Physical Science must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook. Students majoring in chemistry have two teacher certification options to choose from–Physical Science or Chemistry–and should consult with an advisor to determine which certification program they wish to complete. Teacher Education Professional Sequence Departmental Methods Course: PHED 401 Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools. (Credits are counted in the professional sequence.)

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, see General Education Requirements).



CHEMISTRY MAJOR

Complete 81 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. CHEMISTRY (Physical Sci TeacEd) REQUIRED

    Complete 39 semester hours:

    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
    CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I 2
    CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II 2
    CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 5
    CHEM 311 Instrumental Analysis 4
    CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry II 3
    CHEM 343 Experimental Physical Chemistry 2
    CHEM 370 Biochemistry I 3
    CHEM 495 The Chemical Literature 1
  2. CHEMISTRY (Physical Sci TeacEd) ELECTIVE

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following:

    1. LAB ELECTIVES

      No more than 3 semester hours may be taken from the following:

      CHEM 320 Environmental Chemical Analysis 3
      CHEM 372 Experimental Biochemistry I 2
      CHEM 373 Experimental Biochemistry II 3
      CHEM 410 Advanced Quantitive Analysis 4
      CHEM 421 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry 3
      CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research 1-3
    2. NON-LAB ELECTIVES

      CHEM 371 Biochemistry II 3
      CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
      CHEM 430 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
      CHEM 440 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
      CHEM 490 Selected Topics in Chemistry 2-3
  3. MATH COLLATERALS

    Complete the following 2 requirements:

    1. Complete the following 3 courses:

      MATH 122 Calculus I 4
      MATH 221 Calculus II 4
      MATH 222 Calculus III 4
    2. Complete 1 course from the following:

      MATH 335 Linear Algebra 4
      MATH 420 Ordinary Differential Equations 4
  4. PHYSICS COLLATERALS

    Complete the following 2 requirements:

    1. Complete the following 4 courses:

      PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
      PHYS 192 University Physics II 4
      PHYS 210 Mechanics 4
      PHYS 240 Electricity and Magnetism 4
    2. Complete 1 course from the following:

      PHYS 280 Astronomy 4
      PHYS 350 Optics 4
      PHYS 460 Modern Physics 4

Course Descriptions:

CHEM120: General Chemistry I

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I

Structure and bonding in organic compounds: nomenclature, reactions, properties, and aromatic compounds: stereochemistry; structure analysis by IR, NMR, UV, and MS; introduction to molecular orbital theory. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II

Nomenclature, reactions, properties, and synthesis of ethers, epoxides, alcohols, amines, and carbonyl compounds; carbohydrates; amino acids, peptides and proteins; pericyclic reactions; synthetic polymers. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 230. Basic techniques for the separation, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds: recrystallization, distillation, extraction, GC, HPLC, TLC, GC/MS, IR, H/C13- NMR, chemical safety methods and regulations. (4 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM233: Experimental Organic Chemistry II

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 231 and after completion of CHEM 232. Basic techniques for organic synthesis, mechanistic studies, separation and analysis, and chemical safety: multistep syntheses, spectral data-base searching, phase-transfer catalysis, anhydrous procedures, analysis of unknowns by wet-chemical and spectral methods. (4 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 232 with a grade of C- or better. CHEM 231 may be taken as a corequisite.

CHEM310: Analytical Chemistry

Introduction to concepts of classical analytical chemistry including evaluation of data and apparatus, theory and application of volumetric and gravimetric methods and redox equilibrium, and introduction to electrical methods. (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab.) 5 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM311: Instrumental Analysis

Introduction to application of instrumental methods of analytical chemistry. Instrument techniques studied will include spectrophotometry, electroanalytical chemistry,chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry. Theory and application will be examined in lecture and laboratory. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 and CHEM 340 with a grade of C- or better in both courses.

CHEM320: Environmental Chemical Analysis

A study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the environment. Lecture and lab will stress the theory, methodology, techniques, and instrumentation for air, water and soil analysis for contaminants. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM340: Physical Chemistry I

Thermodynamics, homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria, gases, electrochemistry, solutions, colligative properties. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231, and PHYS 192, and MATH 221.

CHEM341: Physical Chemistry II

Kinetics, photochemistry, molecular physical chemistry. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM343: Experimental Physical Chemistry

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 341. Application and experience with experimental techniques of physical chemistry. Students will perform experiments in calorimetry, measurement of thermodynamic variables, electro-chemical phenomena and kinetics. Analysis of experimental data, statistics and applications of microcomputers will be included. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Chemistry. (4 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM370: Biochemistry I

Organization of the living cell; structure, function and chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; bioenergetics and oxidation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM371: Biochemistry II

The second semester of a two semester course in biochemistry. The course continues the coverage of the chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, and their role in cellular function and processes. Topics such as the chemistry of hormones, recombinat DNA, mechanisms of enzyme action, protein synthesis, immunoglobulins and membranes are included. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM372: Experimental Biochemistry I

A lecture and laboratory course of experimental methods in biochemistry. Biochemical applications of spectroscopy, chromatographic methods, enzyme kinetics, DNA and protein purification and electrophoretic techniques. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 232. Starting Summer 2011: CHEM 231 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better in both courses. CHEM 370 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM373: Experimental Biochemistry II

A second-semester laboratory in modern techniques in experimental biochemistry to include important applications of major instrumentation. Primarily intended for Biochemistry majors. (6 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 and CHEM 372 with a grade of C- or better in both courses.

CHEM410: Advanced Quantitive Analysis

Extends methods of analysis in CHEM 311. Absorption and emission spectroscopy, photometry, NMR, ESR, GC, thermoanalysis, polarography, amperometry and principles of automatic analysis. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 311 and CHEM 341 with a grade of C- or better in both courses.

CHEM420: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Physical basis of bonding and reactivity of inorganic compounds. Electronic structure of atoms, ionic and covalent bonding, symmetry properties, chemistry and structure of transition metal compounds, organometallic chemistry, introduction to solid-state structures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM421: Experimental Inorganic Chemistry

Experience utilizing a broad selection of modern techniques for the synthesis, characterization and chemistry of inorganic compounds. Subjects covered will include catalysis, reaction mechanisms, and use in organic synthesis. (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310.

CHEM430: Advanced Organic Chemistry

Consideration of structural and electronic theories which form the basis of organic chemistry. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM440: Advanced Physical Chemistry

Quantum mechanics, bonding theory, atomic structure, statistical thermodynamical calculations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 420 and CHEM 341.

CHEM490: Selected Topics in Chemistry

In-depth study of a modern aspect of chemistry. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. () 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM495: The Chemical Literature

Introduction to web-based searching of the chemical and biochemical literature databases, including Scifinder Sholar, Science Citation Index, Science Direct, and ACS Search. Course requirements include a literature search paper and a brief seminar. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Chemistry. (3 hours lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or CHEM 340 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM499: Undergraduate Research

Laboratory research on a specific problem in chemistry under guidance of a faculty mentor. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 233, Experimental Chemistry II, and departmental approval.

MATH122: Calculus I

Limits, continuity; derivative and differentiation; applications of the derivative, maxima, minima, and extreme considerations; antiderivatives; Riemann integral. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Readiness Test.)

MATH221: Calculus II

Riemann integral applications, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hospital's rule, infinite series. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

MATH222: Calculus III

Vector algebra; partial differentiation, and extreme considerations; polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, multiple integration; introduction to line integrals. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221.

MATH335: Linear Algebra

The course content will cover the foundations of the algebra of vector spaces, matrix operations, matrix invertibility theorems, linear independence, span, basis, linear transformations, finite dimensional Hilbert Spaces, Gram-Schmidt process, projections, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications. The focus of the course will be to develop advanced mathematical skills in reading and understanding abstract mathematical definitions, constructing examples, and developing mathematical proofs. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Mathematics. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 222 or equivalent.

MATH420: Ordinary Differential Equations

A course in the theory and applications of ordinary differential equations which emphasizes qualitative aspects of the subject. Topics include analytic and numerical solution techniques for linear and nonlinear systems, graphical analysis, existence-uniqueness theory, bifurcation analysis, and advanced topics. Prerequisite: MATH 335. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 335.

PHYS191: University Physics I

This one-semester calculus-based course including laboratory is a study of the principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, and harmonic motion. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II

Calculus-based course. Study of some principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics include: wave motion, sound and noise pollution, optics, electricity, lasers, nuclear theory, radiation, nuclear reactors, waste disposal. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS210: Mechanics

Classical mechanics: Kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, statics, work and energy, oscillations, general motion, central force motion, non-inertial frames, system of particles, methods of handling data. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 191.

PHYS240: Electricity and Magnetism

Basic principles of electromagnetism: Coulomb's law and general techniques in electrostatics, currents and their associated magnetic field, electromagnetic induction and magnetic properties of materials. Foundations of Maxwell's equations (without detailed solutions). Laboratory experiments. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 192. MATH 222 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS280: Astronomy

Application of physical laws to the earth as a planet; nature of the other planets; orbital motion and space flight; origin of the solar system; the birth, life and death of a star galactic structure; and cosmology. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Physics. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 191, 192 or PHYS 193, 194.

PHYS350: Optics

Propagation of light, optical components, instruments and photometry. Interference, diffraction and polarization with elements of spectroscopy. (Offered alternate years.) Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Physics. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 240.

PHYS460: Modern Physics

Special relativity, kinetic theory of matter; quantization of electricity, light and energy; nuclear atom; elementary quantum mechanics and topics on solid state. (Offered alternate years.) (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 210, 240.