Chemistry Major with Teacher Certification in Chemistry (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.S.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Chemistry must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program Web site for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also 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 61 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. CHEMISTRY TEACHER ED REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 39 semester hours:

    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab) 2
    CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II (4 hours lab) 2
    CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 5
    CHEM 311 Instrumental Analysis (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 343 Experimental Physical Chemistry (4 hours lab) 2
    CHEM 370 Biochemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 495 The Chemical Literature (3 hours lab) 1
  2. CHEMISTRY TEACHER ED ELECTIVE COURSES

    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 (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 372 Experimental Biochemistry I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2
      CHEM 373 Experimental Biochemistry II (6 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 410 Advanced Quantitive Analysis (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
      CHEM 421 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research 1-3
    2. NON-LAB ELECTIVES

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

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    MATH 122 Calculus I (4 hours lecture) 4
    MATH 221 Calculus II (4 hours lecture) 4
  4. PHYSICS COLLATERALS

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    PHYS 191 University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    PHYS 192 University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4

Course Descriptions:

CHEM120: General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the Mathematics readiness test OR MATH 100 with a grade of C- or better. Satisfactory score on the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department readiness test OR CHEM 113 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

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

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab)

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. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM233: Experimental Organic Chemistry II (4 hours lab)

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. 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 (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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. 5 sh.

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

CHEM311: Instrumental Analysis (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

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

CHEM320: Environmental Chemical Analysis (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 3 sh.

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

CHEM340: Physical Chemistry I (3 hours lecture)

Thermodynamics, homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria, gases, electrochemistry, solutions, colligative properties. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and PHYS 192 and MATH 221 with a grade of C- or better in all courses.

CHEM341: Physical Chemistry II (3 hours lecture)

Kinetics, photochemistry, molecular physical chemistry. 3 sh.

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

CHEM343: Experimental Physical Chemistry (4 hours lab)

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. 2 sh.

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

CHEM370: Biochemistry I (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CHEM371: Biochemistry II (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CHEM372: Experimental Biochemistry I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better in both courses. CHEM 370 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM373: Experimental Biochemistry II (6 hours lab)

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

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

CHEM410: Advanced Quantitive Analysis (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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

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

CHEM420: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM421: Experimental Inorganic Chemistry (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab)

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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310.

CHEM430: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Consideration of structural and electronic theories which form the basis of organic chemistry. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM440: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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

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. 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 (4 hours lecture)

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

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

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

PHYS191: University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.