Chemistry Science Education Sample Schedule/Paradigm A 4-year plan to complete your Chemistry Science Education major+ More The paradigm below is one example of how this major may be completed. Students may use their elective credits to explore other majors or to enroll in skill-building courses in mathematics, reading, writing and/or study skills. With planning, students may use these credits to complete a minor, enroll in a practicum or internship, or study abroad. Freshman Year - Fall LCT140 First Year Seminar 3 E120 English Composition 3 C131/133 General Chemistry I & Lab I (Area NS) 4 M151 Calculus I (Area QS) 4 B110/111 Botany & Zoology I & Lab 4 ED250* K-12 Diversity 2 Credits: 20 Freshman Year - Spring C142/144 General Chemistry II & Lab 4 M152 Calculus II (Area QS) 4 B120/B121 Botany & Zoology II & Lab 4 COM101 Oral Communication 3 PY111 General Psychology (Area HS) 3 Credits: 18 Sophomore Year - Fall LCT225 Perspectives (may be taken spring semester) 3 ED301 School & Society 5 ED302 Substance Abuse Prevention & Community Health 1 C321/323 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4 P201/202 Introductory Physics I & Lab (Area NS) 4 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 20 Sophomore Year - Spring ED306 Learning, Development & Exceptionality 5 ED307 Educational Technology 1 C322 Organic Chemistry II 4 P211/212 Introductory Physics II & Lab 4 ID160 Artscore 2 General Education Content Area 3 Credits: 19 Junior Year - Fall ED350 Curriculum and Instruction: Grades 5-12 4 ED360 Reading: Grades 5-12 2 ED370 Educational Measurement: Grades 5-12 2 ED396 Physical Science Methods: Grades 5-12 2 C331 Physical Chemistry I 4 C341 Quantitative Chemical Analysis & Lab 4 C443 Chemistry Seminar 1 Credits: 19 Junior Year - Spring LCT375 Global Issues 3 C409 Biochemistry 4 P111 Earth & the Solar System 4 C332 Physical Chemistry II 4 C451 Inorganic Chemistry & Lab 4 C445 Chemistry Research: Planning 1 Credits: 20 Senior Year - Fall LCT475 Capstone 3 P311 or P314 or P350 3/4 C446 Chemistry Research: Experience 1 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3 General Education Content Area 3/4 Credits: 16-18 Senior Year - Spring ED480 Student Teaching: Secondary 13 ED455 Nature of the Exceptional Child 2 ED490 Professional Capstone Experience: Portfolio Assessment 1 C447 Chemistry Research: Thesis 1 Credits: 17 Please Note: Certification to teach at the secondary level may require students to carry an overload for several semesters. To avoid an overload of courses, students may choose to take courses during the summer with the approval of the department chair. Students who are required to take skill-building courses or who withdraw from courses may need more time to satisfy all requirements. * Chemistry Science Education majors can contact the School of Education to get special permission to take Ed 250 during the junior spring or senior fall to avoid a 20-credit freshman fall. This should be done before the junior year. It is the responsibility of the student to complete all major and university requirements. Please refer to the university catalog for additional information regarding this major. Course title and content is subject to change. Not all courses are offered each semester or year. Please consult with your major advisor for the most current information. Students enrolled in the Lasallian Honors Program should consult the program director for the appropriate sequence of courses. Course descriptions + More (From the 2011-13 Catalog) A. Chemistry Core All of the following: (Either M148 and M149 or M151) C131 - General Chemistry I (3 credits) This course covers the fundamental principles upon which the study of chemistry is based. Stoichiometry, atomic structure, molecular structure, chemical bonding, behavior of gases, kinetic molecular theory, properties of solutions, chemical reactivity and thermochemistry are included. Three hours of lecture per week. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: M151 placement, or M149, or minimum grade of C in M148 with concurrent enrollment in M149; concurrent with C133. Students who complete C131/C133 may not enroll in C110. C133 - General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit) This laboratory is an inquiry-based approach to understanding the process of doing chemistry. Each week, as a team member with a specific role working for a consulting company, the student receives a letter from a ﾓchemical clientﾔ requesting the solution to a chemical problem. It is the responsibility of the team to design a solution, collect data, and report the results to the client in report form. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: concurrent with C131 C142 - General Chemistry II (3 credits) This course includes the study of the chemistry of redox reactions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium theory, electrochemistry, chemical dynamics, organic chemistry, phase behavior and solution chemistry. Three hours of lecture per week. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: minimum grade of C in C131/133 and concurrent with C144. C144 - General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 credit) This laboratory is an inquiry-based approach to understanding the process of doing chemistry. Each week, as a team member with a specific role working for a consulting company, the student receives a letter from a ﾓchemical clientﾔ requesting the solution to a chemical problem. It is the responsibility of the team to design a solution, collect data, and report the results to the client in report form. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: minimum grade of C in C131/133 and concurrent with C142. C321 - Organic Chemistry I (3 credits) Organized by chemical functional groups and reaction mechanisms, this course presents both classical and modern theories of organic chemistry while rigorously exploring chemical structure reactivity relationships. The fundamentals of nomenclature, physical properties, chemical structure, stereochemistry, organic-reactions, mechanisms, synthesis, purification, and compound characterization are emphasized. Biological, medical, and familiar real-world examples are discussed in the context of organic chemistry. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C131/133 and C142/144; concurrent with C323 C322 - Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory (4 credits) A continuation of C321/323, this course builds upon the fundamentals presented in C321/323. It is organized by functional groups and reaction mechanisms, while integrating this knowledge into chemical synthesis. Additional topics include aromaticity, NMR and IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, carbonyl chemistry, synthetic strategy, and advanced C-C bond forming reactions. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in C321 and C323 C323 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit) This laboratory complements the lecture segment of the course by demonstrating and utilizing the concepts learned in the classroom to acquire, isolate, and characterize desired organic reaction products. In this laboratory, students become familiar with the equipment, glassware, techniques, and expertise required to implement the chemistry proposed on paper, to optimize it, and to communicate it to the chemical community. A practical context for the developed chemical intuition is provided. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C131/133 and C142/44; concurrent with C321 C331 - Physical Chemistry I with Laboratory (4 credits) This course involves chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and their applications. The following thermodynamic topics are considered: properties of gases, kinetic molecular theory, the laws of thermodynamics, thermochemistry, and chemical equilibrium. The following kinetic topics are considered: chemical reaction rates, determination of rate laws, reaction mechanisms, and theories of reaction rates. Three lectures and three hours of lab per week are required. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C142/144, M152, and P211/212. C341 - Quantitative Chemical Analysis with Laboratory (4 credits) This course introduces the student to the methods of quantitative analysis. Topics include: measurement uncertainty, statistical analysis of data, aqueous solution equilibria, titrimetry, electrochemistry, molecular spectroscopy (UV-visible and fluorescence), and chromatography. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C142/144 and C322. C443 - Chemistry Seminar (1 credit) Chemistry seminar provides chemistry majors experience with reading, discussing, and presenting articles from the current chemical literature. The seminar is a requirement for chemistry and biochemistry majors. It is intended to familiarize the students with the current chemical literature and with accepted writing styles in chemistry. It must be taken for credit during the studentﾒs junior year and before C445-447 Chemistry Research courses, since participating in the seminar may spark research ideas. Chemistry majors are encouraged to sit in on this course every semester to contribute to the ongoing chemistry conversation. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: consent of department chair. C445 - Chemistry Research: Planning (1 credit) This is the initial course of the three required research courses for chemistry and biochemistry majors. A faculty research advisor is chosen after consultation with and/or presentations by the relevant faculty. After the necessary literature search, a research proposal concerning a current chemical problem is developed and is written, revised, submitted and defended. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: C443; (or concurrently with consent of the department chair). C446 - Chemistry Research: Experience (1 credit) This is the second course of the three required research courses for chemistry and biochemistry majors. The independent laboratory and/or computational research proposed in C445 is performed under the direction and guidance of the faculty research advisor. Off-campus research experiences, such as a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), may serve to satisfy the course. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: C445. C447 - Chemistry Research: Thesis (1 credit) This is the third course of the three required research courses for chemistry and biochemistry majors. The independent computational and/or laboratory work is completed, if necessary. The thesis is written, with time for a writing revision cycle. A formal presentation of the research results is given at an undergraduate research symposium or its equivalent. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: C446. M148 - Calculus with Precalculus I (4 credits) This course, followed by M149, provides a two-semester sequence that covers the material of a traditional Calculus I course along with built-in coverage of precalculus topics. Topics in M148 include: solving equations, functions, classes of functions (polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic), right triangle trigonometry, angle measure, limits and continuity, derivatives, rules for derivatives. Credit is not granted for this course and M151 or courses equivalent to college algebra and college trigonometry. Prerequisite: mathematics competency satisfied. M149 - Calculus with Precalculus II (4 credits) This course completes the two-semester sequence that begins with M148, and together with M148 provides a two-semester sequence that covers the material of a traditional Calculus I course along with built-in coverage of precalculus topics. Topics in M149 include: trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, rules for derivatives, applications of derivatives, and definite and indefinite integrals. Credit is not granted for this course and M151. Prerequisite: M148. M151 - Calculus I (4 credits) This course provides an introduction to the differential and integral calculus. Topics include: the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, definite and indefinite integrals, and an introduction to transcendental functions. Credit is not granted for this course and M148 and M149. Prerequisites: departmental placement or courses equivalent to college algebra and college trigonometry. M152 - Calculus II (4 credits) This course is a continuation of M151. Some of the topics of M151 are revisited at a higher mathematical level. Topics include: applications of the definite integral, techniques of integration, improper integrals, introduction to differential equations, numerical methods for integration and approximation, curves in the plane given parametrically, polar coordinates, and vectors in 2-space and 3-space. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C in either M149 or M151 or departmental placement. P201 - Introductory Physics I (3 credits) This course is the first half of a two-semester introductory, calculus-based, physics course for all students planning to enter one of the scientific professions. It covers the fundamental principles of mechanics, oscillations, and fluid mechanics. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: M149 or M151 (M151 may be concurrent) and concurrent with P202. P202 - Introductory Physics I Laboratory (1 credit) One three-hour laboratory is held each week covering topics studied in the lectures. Offered fall semester. Concurrent with P201. P211 - Introductory Physics II (3 credits) This course is the second half of a two-semester introductory, calculus-based, physics course for all students planning to enter one of the scientific professions. It covers the fundamental principles of waves, physical and geometrical optics, and electricity and magnetism. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: P201/202; concurrent with P212. P212 - Introductory Physics II Laboratory (1 credit) One three-hour laboratory is held each week covering topics studied in the lectures. Offered spring semester. Concurrent with P211. B. The following courses: C409 - Biochemistry with Laboratory (4 credits) The principal concepts of biochemistry are the focus of this course. The major themes include the relationship between the three-dimensional structure of proteins and their biological function and the chemistry and metabolism of biologically important macromolecules including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: B110/111, B120/121, C321/C323, and C322 (or concurrently with consent of instructor). C451 - Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory (4 credits) This course investigates atomic structure, periodic properties, symmetry and group theory, molecular orbital theory, chemical bonding, coordination compounds, ligand field theory, reaction kinetics and mechanisms. Special topics include materials chemistry with an emphasis on solid state structures and theory, and bioinorganic chemistry focusing on the impact of metal ions in biological processes. The lab component serves to emphasize the lecture material while showing the wide variety of chemistry, techniques, and instrumentation that are considered inorganic. Topics such as main group chemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, materials chemistry, and more are included. Prerequisite: C332 (or concurrent with consent of instructor). C. Either: Two additional 400-level chemistry electives OR M251 and one additional 400-level chemistry elective D. Courses required to meet Minnesota content area standards: P111 - The Earth and the Solar System (3 credits) This course examines physical, geological, and astronomical processes involved in shaping the Earth and other planets. The geological processes acting on the Earth and the natural history of the Earth are studied first, and then used to examine the other bodies of the solar system, studying how the physical characteristics of the planets influence and are influenced by the same basic processes operating in different ways. Topics include: the properties of Earth materials, the evolution of the Earth and geological structures, matter and energy in the Earth system, the Earth in the solar system and the universe, fundamental issues of planetary science, and fundamentals of observational astronomy and objects in the sky (moon phases, properties of orbits, etc.). Offered every spring. Prerequisite: mathematics competency. E. Required education course work Other Chemistry Elective Courses C110 - World of Materials with Laboratory (3 credits) This science course is intended for non-science majors. It discusses the chemical makeup, physical properties, historical development, and economic impact of materials encountered in daily life. Examples of the materials covered include: metals, ceramics, leather, plastics, concrete, paper, and a variety of others. The course details a ﾓbiographyﾔ of each of these materials from its primary source in the animal, vegetable, or mineral world, through the various transformations in its production and fabrication into usable products, to its ultimate fate and impact on the environment when it has lived its useful life. The course involves two lectures and one lab per week. Offered every semester. Students who complete C110 may not enroll in C131/C133 C332 - Physical Chemistry II with Laboratory (4 credits) This course involves an introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. The following quantum topics are considered: quantum theory and applications to simple systems of particles, approximation methods for complex systems of particles and spectroscopic verification of quantum results. The following statistical mechanics topics are considered: the Boltzmann distribution, statistics of large populations, the partition function and thermodynamic functions from statistical mechanics results. Three lectures and three hours of lab per week are required. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: C142/144, M152, and P211/P212. C400-405 - Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3 credits) The topics for these courses vary according to the needs and interests of chemistry majors. Topics may include: chemistry education, industrial chemistry, natural product chemistry, and advanced laboratory methods. Offered as needed. C412 - Molecular Biology with Laboratory (3 credits) An analysis of the regulation of cellular metabolism at the molecular level is the core of this study. The major themes include biochemistry of DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and the regulation of gene expression in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The laboratory component incorporates genetic engineering techniques. The class meets for two lectures and one three-hour lab weekly. Offered fall semester. Also offered as B412. Prerequisites: B110/111, B120/121, C321, and C409. C428 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 credits) Building upon the content and skills learned in C321 and C322, this course revisits familiar topics in greater detail and explores new areas of organic chemistry with an emphasis on physical organic methods and natural product synthesis. Topics include asymmetric synthesis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and reaction energetics and dynamics. A primary objective of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge to understand current research papers published in scientific journals. Offered spring semester as needed. Prerequisite: C322. C432 - Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 credits) This course provides an in-depth study of the concepts of quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, theoretical kinetics and spectroscopy. Three lectures per week. Offered as needed. Prerequisite: C332. C441 - Instrumental Analysis with Laboratory (4 credits) This course explores the theory and applications of chemical instrumentation. Topics include instrumental noise, atomic spectroscopy (FAA, FAE, ICP), molecular spectroscopy (UV-visible, IR, fluorescence, NMR), mass spectrometry, chromatography, as well as selected advanced spectroscopic techniques. The laboratory emphasizes the collection, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data in real world applications. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: C341 C448 - Chemistry Research: Experience II (1 credit) This course is a continuation of C446 Chemistry Research: Experience for students who wish to carry out a more extensive research project. Prerequisite: C446. C460 - Polymer Chemistry (3 credits) This course surveys the fields of polymer chemistry and materials science. Topics include macromolecular properties, polymer synthesis, reaction mechanisms, kinetics of polymerization, and instrumentation for polymer characterization. Modern applications are highlighted, including the use of polymeric materials as adhesives, coating, textiles, packaging, foams, biomedical devices, electronic components, and engineering plastics. Offered as needed. Prerequisites: C322 and C331 (or concurrently with consent of instructor).