The Department of Chemistry is proud to offer a full suite of summer course offerings for 2014 – including Summer Organic Chemistry and General Physics!

Have you been looking to fulfill for your Organic Chemistry sequence? Whether you want to get ahead of your studies, or you need to catch up on your medical school pre-requisites; we offer the full year of Organic Chemistry during the summer with lab in two 6-week sessions. The first summer Organic Chemistry session starts June 2, 2014 (the week after Memorial Day)! Our second summer Organic Chemistry course begins July 14th! Be sure to sign up with the registrar to register for summer Organic Chemistry. We have a limited number of openings available (24 spots)!

What about your General Physics sequence? We offer the full year of General Physics during the summer with lab in two 6-week sessions. The first summer Physics session (PSCI 130/L) starts June 2, 2014 (the week after Memorial Day)! Our second summer Physics course (PSCI 131/L) begins July 14th! Be sure to sign up with the registrar to register for summer General Physics. We have a limited number of openings available (12 spots)! If you are interested in calculus-based physics, please register for Mechanics and Heat (PSCI 223/L) and Electricity and Magnetism (PSCI 225/L).

IF you need a calc-based Physics course (preferred for Medical School, Math majors, science and engineering majors) register for PSCI 223/L and PSCI 225/L. If you are a Kinesiology major, Biological Sciences major or just need a trig-based physics course, register for PSCI 130/L and PSCI 131/L.

For the General Chemistry sequence we offer Chem 121/L – General Chemistry 2. We provide this course as a service to students who have started their General Chemistry sequence in the Spring and want to finish General Chemistry so that they can continue their educational journey with Organic Chemistry in the fall. Chem 121/L is offered May 12th – June 20th, 2014.

The schedule for Chemistry and Physics Courses during the summer are detailed below (along with representative samples of the appropriate syllabi). For more questions, please feel free to contact the Department Chair of Chemistry, Dr. Sirvent or the appropriate instructor below.

Course Dates Time Instructor Catalog Description Syllabus
Chem 121 – General Chemistry II May 7 – June 15, 2012 MWF 9:00am–12:00am in
SCI 2

Recitation
T 9:00am–10:30am
SCI 2

A. Rosengarth Prerequisite: CHEM 120. Co-requisite: CHEM 121L. Fundamental concepts including kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Special topics will include nuclear chemistry, transition metal periodicity and coordination compounds. Chem 121 Syllabus (Download)
Chem 121L – General Chemistry II LAB May 7 – June 15, 2012 TR 1:00pm–5:00pm
SCI 7
TBD Prerequisite: CHEM 120L. Co-requisite: CHEM 121. Students will continue their introduction to laboratory techniques including gravimetric and volumetric analysis, neutralization, and catalysis. Experiments will involve the concepts including: atomic structure, chemical bonding, changes in state, periodic table, oxidation, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Lab fee. Chem 121L Syllabus (Download)
Chem 304 – Organic Chemistry I June 2- July 11th, 2014 MWF 8:00am–11:00am
Heath 105
J. Terhorst Pre-requisites: CHEM 120/L, CHEM 121/L. Co-requisite: CHEM 304L. This course is designed to introduce students to organic chemistry. The following topics will be covered: bonding and atomic theory, nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, substitution reactions, elimination reactions, and both electrophilic addition and aromatic substitution reactions. Students will develop a mastery of organic functional groups and nomenclature, an understanding of basic organic reaction mechanisms, a familiarity with common organic reactions, and an appreciation for the importance of organic chemistry in other disciplines. The student will be prepared to continue their education in organic chemistry in the sequential course (CHEM 305). Chem 304 Syllabus (Download)
Chem 304L – Organic Chemistry Techniques I (LAB) June 2- July 11th, 2014 TR 8:00am–12:00am
SCI 7
or
MW 12:00pm–4:00pm
SCI 7
TBD Pre-requisites: CHEM 120/L, CHEM 121/L. Co-requisite: CHEM 304. This is the complementary laboratory course for CHEM 304. This course is designed to develop basic skills and techniques for practical application of the general principles of organic chemistry. The development of a safe approach to lab experimentation will be stressed. Lab fee. Chem 304L Syllabus (Download)
Chem 305 – Organic Chemistry II July 14–August 22, 2014 MWF 8:00am–11:00am
Heath 105
J. Terhorst Pre-requisite: CHEM 304/L. Co-requisite: CHEM 305L. This course is designed as a continuation of the study of organic chemistry. Students will be introduced to various topics in organic chemistry including: organic oxidations and reductions, carbonyl chemistry, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, organic mechanisms and various biological molecules and building blocks. Chem 305 Syllabus (Download)
Chem 305L – Organic Chemistry Techniques II (LAB) July 14–August 22, 2014 TR 8:00am–12:00am
SCI 7
or
MW 12:00pm–4:00pm
SCI 7
TBD Pre-requisites: CHEM 304/L. Co-requisite: CHEM 305. This is the complementary laboratory course for CHEM 305. This course is designed to develop basic skills and techniques for practical application of the general principles of organic chemistry including identification of unknowns and multistep synthesis. The development of a safe approach to lab experimentation Chem 305L Syllabus (Download)
Chem 485L – Undergraduate Chemistry Research May 8th – July 6th, 2012 TBD by your mentor J. Terhorst,

T. Lorance, &

T. Sirvent

Pre-requisites: Consent of the instructor. Problems in advanced laboratory research with emphasis on research techniques. Research is carried out under the supervision of the instructor with weekly conferences to discuss results and direction. Emphasis will be placed on project management, safety, instrumentation, solution preparation, and research documentation skills. A written proposal and report emphasizing the literature background of the problem and the experimental results are required. The results of the research project will also be presented in an oral format in CHEM 499C. This course is a variable credit course. At least two units are required for all chemistry and biochemistry majors. A minimum of 50 of laboratory work is required per unit. May be repeated. Lab fee. Link to SURP page
PSCI 223C – Mechanics and Heat June 2- July 11th, 2014 MWF 12:00am–3:00pm
SCI 1
H. Crogman Prerequisite: Math 180. Co-requisite: PSCI 223CL. Kinematics, Newton’s Laws, rotational motion, fluid mechanics, and laws of thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture.  
PSCI 223CL – Mechanics and Heat (LAB) June 2- July 11th, 2014 MW 3:30pm–6:30pm
SCI 1
H. Crogman Prerequisite: MATH 180. Co-requisite: PSCI 223C. Laboratory experiments will demonstrate principles studied during lecture sessions. These experiments demonstrate principles in the areas of rotational motion, momentum, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, friction and conservation of mechanical energy. Laboratory three hours. Lab fee.  
PSCI 225 – Electricity and Magnetism June 2- July 11th, 2014 MWF 12:00am–3:00pm
SCI 1
H. Crogman Prerequisite: PSCI 223C, MATH 181. Co-requisite: PSCI 225L. Mechanical waves, sound, Coulomb’s Law, electrostatics, electric circuits, introductory electronics, magnetic fields, induction, wave mechanics, geometrical optics, interference, diffraction and polarization. Three hours of lecture.  
PSCI 225L – Electricity and Magnetism (LAB) June 2- July 11th, 2014 MW 3:30pm–6:30pm
SCI 1
H. Crogman Prerequisites: PSCI 223C and MATH 181. Co-requisite: PSCI 225. Laboratory experiments will demonstrate principles studied during lecture sessions. These experiments demonstrate principles in the areas of electrical current, electrical potential, electrical circuits, magnetic fields, optics, wave motion, and optics. Laboratory three hours. Lab fee.