**Jacksonville University
**
2800 University Blvd North

Jacksonville, FL 32211

(904) 256-8000

web@ju.edu

Course Descriptions

Six hours integrated lecture/laboratory per week. This course cannot be used as a prerequisite for any other chemistry course. This course is an introduction to the study of chemistry and chemical principles with emphasis on the applications of chemistry to everyday life. Topics covered include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gases, solutions, equilibria, kinetics, and nuclear chemistry.

Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in both CHEM 103 and CHEM 104. Co-requisite: CHEM 301L. This is the first of a two-semester sequence covering the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. The course is geared towards science majors wishing to pursue graduate or professional studies. Topics to be covered include synthesis and reactivity of: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alcohols. Particular emphasis is placed on stereochemistry, mechanisms, and structure/reactivity effects.

Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in both CHEM 301 and CHEM 301L. Co-requisite: CHEM 302L. This is the second of a two-semester sequence covering the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. The course is geared towards science majors wishing to pursue graduate or professional studies. Topics to be covered include synthesis and reactivity of: aromatics, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, esters, acid chlorides, anhydrides, amides, and nitriles. Particular emphasis is placed on stereochemistry, mechanisms, and synthesis.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: A "C" or better in CHEM 104. The objective of this course is to provide an overview of (1) important chemical parameters relating to the environment and (2) important processes that affect the fates and effects of various pollutants. Basic principles of chemical behavior and assessment will be learned by application to the following topics: principles of environmental sampling and analysis, oxygen demand, nutrient enrichment, acidity and alkalinity, complexation, toxicology, partitioning behavior, and atmospheric oxidants. Major classes of contaminants will be addressed, with emphasis on aquatic pollutants. Students will gain elementary problem-solving skills and spreadsheet abilities. The course will consist of classroom lectures, field trips, group activities, and labs. It is geared toward students with a general chemistry background who are interested in chemical aspects of environmental issues.

Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in CHEM 104. This course is designed to enable students to speak effectively in various professional speaking situations. These include: interviews, professional introductions, and formal research presentations. Students will be required to make presentations in differing relevant formats and styles.

Three hours lecture and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in CHEM 104. A study of the theory and application of modern instrumentation methods of analysis. Emphasis will be placed on ultraviolet-visible, atomic absorption, infrared and Raman spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography, and solvent extraction.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in CHEM 104, MATH 300, and PHYS 152. This course is the first part of a two-semester physical chemistry sequence. This course covers thermodynamics and kinetics. Thermodynamics focuses on the gas laws, first law, second law, and third law of thermodynamics, internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, Gibb’s energy, chemical potential, and how to use these thermodynamic quantities to predict the feasibly of a chemical reaction under certain conditions. Kinetics focuses on the rate laws and reaction mechanisms.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in CHEM 104, MATH 300, and PHYS 152. This course is the second part of a two-semester physical chemistry sequence. This course covers quantum mechanics, atomic, molecular, and nuclear spectroscopic techniques. This course utilizes calculus based mathematical methods to characterize the quantum mechanical nature of atoms and molecules. A theoretical basis for atomic spectroscopy and a variety of molecular spectroscopy are developed by using quantum mechanical methods. The students are expected to gain a deep understanding of the atomic and various molecular spectroscopic methods, and be able to choose the appropriate method to solve specific problems.

Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in CHEM 301, CHEM 301L, and MATH 140. This course is designed to expose biochemistry students to physical chemistry. This course covers thermodynamics, kinetics and various spectroscopic methods. The emphasis is focused on how to apply principles to solve physical chemistry problems in biochemical science.

One hour seminar per week. Prerequisite: A “C” or better in CHEM 104 and consent of instructor. An interdisciplinary science seminar.

Cross-listed with BIOL 426WI. Three hour lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in BIOL 425 or CHEM 425. A continuation of modern recombinant DNA techniques, with emphasis on genetically modified organisms and transgenic expression systems. The background from these studies and the prerequisite course will then be used to examine the mechanisms and control of cellular energy metabolism. Formal scientific papers of research and/or laboratory results will be required with a minimum of 6,000 words.

One hour lecture and eight hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: a minimum of 20 semester hours completed in chemistry, senior status, or consent of the instructor. Course content will include reviews of subject material by chemistry faculty, departmental assessment examinations, and an investigatory research project under the direction of a member of the faculty. An internship for which the student has not previously received course credit may be substituted for the research portion of CHEM 450RI if approved by the instructor. Each student is required to prepare a written report and an oral presentation on the research project. This course is research intensive and satisfies the experiential learning requirement.

This course may be taken more than once for a maximum of four credit hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Students will participate in research directed by a member of the faculty.

**MATH 140. Calculus I (4; F/S)**

Four hours per week. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in MATH 110. Rates
of change, polynomial and exponential functions, models of growth. Differential
calculus and its applications. Simple differential equations and initial value
problems. A graphing calculator is required.

Four hours per week. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in MATH 140. The definite integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, integral calculus and its applications. An introduction to series including Taylor series and its convergence. A graphing calculator is required.

**MATH 300. Calculus III (4;
F/S)**

Four hours per week. Prerequisite: A "C" or better in MATH 141.
Functions of several variables, vectors, partial derivatives, double and triple
integrals, non-Cartesian coordinate systems, vector fields and line integrals.
A graphing calculator is required.

**PHYS 151. General Physics: Mechanics
(4; F/S)**

Six hours of integrated lecture/laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MATH 140. A
calculus-based treatment of classical mechanics, including kinematics, dynamics
of translational and rotational motion, and simple harmonic motion.

Six hours of integrated lecture/laboratory per week. Prerequisites: PHYS 151 and MATH 141. A calculus-based treatment of electricity and magnetism, including electrostatics, magnetic fields, Maxwell’s equations, AC and DC circuits, magnetic properties of matter and electromagnetic oscillations.

Two and a half hours laboratory per week. Co-requisite: BIOL 170. Required co-requisite for BIOL 170. An introduction to applications of quantitative techniques in ecology and evolution.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A “C-” or better in CHEM103 and BIOL 170 or MSC 101. Co-requisite: CHEM 104 or equivalent. BIOL 208 is a prerequisite for select BIOL and MSC courses numbered 300 and above. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the molecular basis of life. The five attributes common to life (growth, division, specialization, movement and interaction) will be explored on a molecular level through the study of biochemical structure and function, metabolism and information storage and transmission. To be included are basic concepts of both transmission and molecular genetics.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: A “C-” or better in BIOL 170/170L or MSC 101 and BIOL 208, BIOL 223SI or CHEM 311SI, and CHEM 104. The course includes a detailed examination of the principles of microbiology, including the structure, function and growth of bacteria and viruses, with emphasis on health, environmental and industrial applications. Formal scientific papers of laboratory results and analysis of primary literature will be required with a minimum of 6,000 words. This course is research intensive and satisfies the experiential learning requirement.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: A “C-” or better in BIOL 208 and either BIOL 223SI or CHEM 311SI; additionally, BIOL 204 and 207 are required for biology majors with senior status. An in-depth introduction to cell structure and function using recent primary literature. Topics to be covered may include: plasma membrane, cytoskeleton, extracellular matrix, intracellular transport, differentiation, proliferation and cell cycle, receptor signaling and oncogenesis. The lab will introduce techniques used for examining cellular structure and function. Formal scientific papers of laboratory results will be required with a minimum of 6,000 words. This course is research intensive and satisfies the experiential learning requirement.

**PHYS 111. Principles of Physics I (4;
F)****
**Six hours of integrated lecture/laboratory per week.
Co-requisite: MATH 110 or MATH 112. Measurement and error analysis. An
algebra-based treatment of classical mechanics, including kinematics and
dynamics of translational and rotational motion, oscillations, waves and
fluids.

**PHYS 112. Principles of Physics II (4;
S)**

Six hours of integrated lecture/laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PHYS 111. An
algebra-based treatment of electricity and magnetism, AC and DC circuits and
geometrical optics.