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Adiel Coca, Chairperson
Academic Science and Laboratory Building, 108D
Tel: (203) 392-6982 
ChemistryGrad@southernct.edu

Denina Harris, Secretary
Tel: (203) 392-6260
Fax: (203) 392-6396
harrisd6@southernct.edu 

Barnes, Ericka C., Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Coca, Adiel, Associate Professor
Hwang, Candy S., Assistant Professor
Kearns, James K., Associate Professor
Lesley, M.J. Gerald, Professor
Pang, Jiongdong, Associate Professor
Ryder, Todd, Associate Professor
Webb, Jeffrey A., Associate Professor

CHE 500 - Advanced Organic Chemistry I

The theoretical basis of the mechanistic pathways followed by the common organic reactions is given in the first part. The second part organizes the variety of organic reactions into logical patterns and applies these to synthetic pathways and methods of synthesizing other organic compounds.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 261.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2019

CHE 501 - Advanced Organic Chemistry II

This second part organizes the variety of organic reactions into logical patterns and applies these to synthetic pathways and methods of synthesizing other organic compounds.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 261.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CHE 510 - Polymer Chemistry I

Systematic study of the nature and properties of polymers. Scheduled irregularly.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 261

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2019

CHE 520 - Advanced Physical Chemistry

Elementary principles of quantum and statistical mechanics as applied to chemical systems. Applications of group theory to molecular symmetry and molecular spectroscopy.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 370, CHE 371, and MAT 252.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

CHE 532 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I

Presentation of the theoretical and descriptive aspects of the chemical elements given at an advanced level. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical basis for physical and chemical properties of the elements.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 435.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

CHE 537 - Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Selected topics of current interest in inorganic chemistry. Scheduled irregularly.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 532 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

CHE 540 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry

An advanced course in the use of modern instrumentation involving both spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for the solution of chemical problems. The emphasis will be on the applications of each instrumental method.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 240.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

CHE 550 - Advanced Biochemistry I

Structure and functioning of organisms, tissues, and cells from a chemical point of view. The physical-chemical basis for modern understanding of the structure of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, and the general metabolism of biological compounds.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 261.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

CHE 553 - Biochemistry of Signal Transduction

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

CHE 555 - Advanced Medicinal Chemistry

An advanced survey of the main classes of drugs with emphasis upon their origins, structures, targets, structure-activity relationships, effects, side effects, routes of absorption, distributions, metabolisms and excretions.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 261

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter Session 2019

CHE 556 - Pharmacology

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2019

CHE 560 - Advanced Environmental Chemistry

Study of natural and anthropogenic sources of chemicals on the aquatic, atmospheric, and soil chemistry in the environment.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 240.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

CHE 586 - Chemistry Research I

Experimental Research supervised by a member of the chemistry department.

Prerequisite(s): Senior status in B.S. in Chemistry (Concentration: M.S. Pathway Program) and permission of research adviser.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

CHE 587 - Chemistry Research II

Experimental research supervised by a member of the chemistry department.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 586, Senior status in B.S. in Chemistry (Concentration: M.S. Pathway Program), and permission of research adviser.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

CHE 588 - Scientific Writing and Research Methods

Developing research methods and skills for the interpretation of the chemical literature for the preparation of scientific documents and presentations. Hands-on computer training using current online literature resources and recent discipline-specific computer programs.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

CHE 589 - Research Thesis Proposal

Develop a thesis proposal according to accepted style guidelines including a current literature review of the thesis topic and a description of the experimental design.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 588. Special conditions: completion in one semester.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

CHE 590 - Research

Laboratory investigation conducted under the supervision of a member of the chemistry department.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

CHE 591 - Research Thesis

Completion of the written thesis and an oral defense of the research completed in the thesis.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 590.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

CHE 592 - Chemical Education

This class will discuss various issues, activities, and research in chemical education, including history of curricula, student and teacher knowledge and beliefs, epistemological and cognitive bases of science learning, and related instructional approaches. This class will involve extensive reading, writing, discussion, and reflection on the current issues and trends in chemical education.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 121.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

CHE 599 - Special Topics

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter 2020-21

CHE 600 - Independent Study in Chemistry

Independent research under faculty supervision.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020