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CHEM 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: CHEMISTRY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Chemistry Department

CHEM 101 - WORLD OF CHEMISTRY
This course is designed for non-science majors and has two goals. The first is to give the student an understanding of some of the current issues in chemistry. The second goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the basic principles of chemistry. These principles will be presented in contemporary context including applications of chemical theory and their effects on people and the environment.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

CHEM 110 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I: LECTURE AND LAB
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to chemistry for science majors. Chemistry is a mature science that continues to expand and evolve in step with recent developments in science and technology. This course introduces students to the language and theoretical foundations of chemistry. Students will learn to conceptualize abstract ideas about atoms and molecules and relate them to observations in the laboratory. Students will perform experiments that put into practice the ideas discussed in lecture. This course will provide a basic study of atomic structure, chemical measurements, chemical formulas, equations, chemical reactions, nomenclature, gas laws, quantum theory, periodicity, ionic and covalent bonding and chemical bonding theory. Required for Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Biology majors, and recommended for Physics majors. The depth and breadth of the topics covered meet or exceed the standards of the American Chemical Society.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

CHEM 112 - FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II: LECTURE AND LAB
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to chemistry for science majors. Chemistry is a mature science that continues to expand and evolve in step with recent developments in science and technology. This course introduces students to the language and theoretical foundations of chemistry. Students will learn to conceptualize abstract ideas about atoms and molecules and relate them to observations in the laboratory. Students will perform experiments that put into practice the ideas discussed in lecture. A continuation of Fundamentals of Chemistry I, some of the topics to be discussed include: States of Matter, Solutions, Rates of Reactions, Chemical Equilibria, Acids and Bases, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry and Nuclear Chemistry. The depth and breadth of the topics covered meet or exceed the standards of the American Chemical Society.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

CHEM 115 - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I: LECTURE AND LAB
Principles of Chemistry is a one semester course with lecture, recitation and laboratory experiences designed for students in the allied health fields. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of general chemistry integrated with the essential features of organic and biological chemistry. Topics covered include atomic structure, the periodic table, molecular and intermolecular bonding, chemical reactions, the structure, propoerties and behavior of simple organic molecules, molecular features of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. The relationship between molecular structure and macroscopic properties are emphasized. Radioactivity, its effects and uses in biological systems are briefly examined. Principles of physics are embedded in the course where appropriate. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

CHEM 120 - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II: LECTURE AND LAB
This course covers areas of biochemistry with a focus on health-related topics. These include the chemistry of food and metabolism, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, nucleic acids and body fluids. Recommended for Nursing majors. Three hours of lecture/discussion and four hours of lab/recitation. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: CHEMISTRY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Chemistry Department

CHEM 205 - BIO-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LEC/LAB
This 4-credit Lecture and Laboratory course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern organic chemistry. It will predominantly be of interest to students majoring in biology or bioinformatics who do not require the traditional 2-semester organic chemistry sequence. Therefore students who do not plan on applying to med-school or grad-school can take this course instead of the CHEM 210/212 sequence. This course will introduce students to the principles of organic structure and nomenclature, functional group chemistry and stereochemistry, providing the language and theoretical foundations of organic chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the synthesis of organic molecules, including the conversion of one class or organic compound to another. In addition, the properties of these organic compounds will be discussed. Organic chemistry is a multifaceted science that is central to other related sciences including biology, biochemistry and medicinal chemistry. The middle part of the course will build on the general principles and will include details on the synthesis and reactions of alcohols, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives and amines. In addition, the course will include sections determining structures of organic compounds using analytical techniques such as Infra-Red (IR) and NMR spectroscopy. The course will conclude with sections on carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, subjects closely related to biology and biochemistry. The co-requisite Laboratory will provide students with the required experiential component, where students will perform experiments that put into practice the ideas discussed in the Lecture. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 210 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I: LECTURE AND LAB
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern organic chemistry and will be of interest to students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and related sciences. This course will introduce students to the principles of organic structure (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, carbonyl compounds and stereochemisry), and will learn the basic principles of infrared (ir), spectroscopy. Emphasis will be placed on the synthesis of organic molecules; this will include the conversion of one class of organic compound to others. In addition, the properties of these organic compounds will be discussed. Organic chemistry is a multifaceted science that is central to other related sciences including biochemistry and medicinal chemistry. This course introduces students to the language and theoretical foundations of organic chemistry.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 212 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II: LECTURE AND LAB
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern organic chemistry and will be of interest to students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and related sciences. Students taking this course will already have been introduced to the principles of organic structure (alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, carbonyl compounds and stereochemistry), and the basic principles of infrared (ir), nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) and mass spectroscopy. This course will build on these general principles and will include details on the synthesis and reactions of alcohols, aromatic compounds, aldeydes, ketones amines, carboxylic acids and derivatives and phenols. In addition, the course will include sections on carbohydrates, amino acids and nucleic acids. Organic chemistry is a multifaceted science that is central to other related sciences including biochemistry and medicinal chemistry. This course introduces students to the language and theoretical foundations of organic chemistry.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Chemistry Department

CHEM 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: CHEMISTRY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Chemistry Department

CHEM 311 - TECHNIQUES OF CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
In analytical chemistry, fundamental chemical principles are utilized for the characterization (both qualitative and quantitative) of various substances. It is, arguably, the most widely practiced area of chemistry, and one that students should be introduced to early in their chemical education. Analytical chemistry is used by the forensic scientist to solve crime, and by the environmental scientist to monitor the quality of water, air, and soil. Chemists who specialize in analysis contribute to all parts of the chemical enterprise. They support research projects, help optimize manufacturing processes, and assure the quality of important products such as materials, foods, and pharmaceuticals. This course teaches the fundamentals underlying modern techniques for chemical analysis. It is intended for those who want an overview of chemical analysis, particularly for those interested in chemical education. It will cover the topics needed for the Chemistry Praxis examination. This course does not satisfy degree requirements for the chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental science major, nor does it apply to the chemistry minor. The lecture begins with a discussion of the principles of measurement and the statistical treatment of data. Once these fundamental themes have been covered, several techniques--classical ("wet"), gravimetric, volumetric--will be explained in detail. Discussions of electrochemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography will also be provided. The laboratory introduces "real-world" applications of these principles to a variety of sample types. Students will develop facility with standard laboratory report formats and with the use of spreadsheets for data analysis.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 312 - CHEMISTRY IN CURRENT TOPICS
Chemistry touches many areas of our lives, and this course will focus on three particular topics: (1) Environmental Chemistry. This segment focuses on the application of fundamental principles of organic, physical, and analytical chemistry to issues of environmental quality, including air, water, soil, and climate; (2) Food Chemistry. This segment addresses the biochemistry of food and nutrition; and (3) Forensic Chemistry. In this segment, chemical approaches and techniques related to forensic science and homeland security will be discussed. This course relates all areas of chemistry (organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry) to issues important in today's world. It is particularly intended for those students interested in chemical education. It will relate to the topics covered in the Chemistry Praxis examination. This course does not satisfy degree requirements for the chemistry, biochemistry, or environmental science major, nor does it apply to the chemistry minor. Students will independently develop laboratory activities suitable for young (high school or earlier) students or the general public relating to each segment of the course. These can be designed for a laboratory or public setting. In this course, students will learn: (1) Basic principles and concepts of environmental chemistry; (2) Basic principles and concepts of food chemistry and biochemistry; (3) Basic principles and concepts of forensic chemistry; (4) How to relate the fundamentals of organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry to each of these topics; and (5) How to develop hands-on activities that illustrate important topics in environmental, food, and forensic chemistry.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 323 - ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY: LECTURE AND LAB
A study of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, with an introductin to spectroscopy and separations. The course will cover the statistical evaluation of analytical results, precipitation mechanisms, titrimetry (acid/base, redox, complexation), absorption spectrophotometry, and basic chromatography. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 340 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I: LECTURE
Physical Chemistry is the branch of chemistry that is concerned with the physical and mathematical foundations that underlie all chemical systems and processes. Physical chemistry attempts to explain the laws of nature in a quantitative manner. Mathematical equations are derived from observations of natural processes in order to describe how and why these processes occur. The field of Physical Chemistry can be subdivided into five branches: thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. This semester, we will restrict our study to the study of thermodynamics and kinetics. Thermodynamics is concerned with the macroscopic world and was developed before knowledge of the existence of the atom. Typically, thermodynamic quantities such as heat, enthalpy, entropy, and the Gibbs energy are measured from large numbers of molecules in different states and under different environmental conditions. Anslyses of thermodynamic quanitites allow chemists to determine if physical processes are spontaneous and the direction of chemical reactions. Kinetics is concerned with the measurement of reaction rates. Information about the speed with which reactants transform into products in a chemical raction can lead to the elucidation of the detailed reaction mechanism. This course is designed to provide you with a foundation on selected topics of physical chemistry so that you will be thoroughly prepared to take the standardized American Chemical Society (ACS) examination. ACS exams are often used as entrance examinatins in graduate programs in chemistry in the United States. If you are interested in pursuing an industrial/institutional career in chemistry with a B.S. degree, this course will prepare you to tackle practical and theoretical problems in chemistry by developing your quanititative and critical thinking skills.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 341 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I: LAB
In this course, you will put into practice the principles and theories that were introduced in the lecture portion of Physical Chemistry I. You will conduct experiments in which macroscopic properties of condensed phases are studied. Experiments in this course involve the following physical concepts: thermochemistry, surface tension, ionic conductivity, the relationship between viscosity and molecular weights of polymers, solid-liquid phase diagrams, partial molar volume, kinetics of vesicle formation, kinetics of a diol formation reaction, and equilibrium constants of a weak base. Careful attention is devoted to proper measurement of chemical and physical properties. Experimental results are interpreted with respect to the underlying theory that governs the system. Statistical anslysis of data is performed for all experiments as a means to characterize measurement uncertainty. This is a writing intensive course. You will write formal lab reports in the format of journal articles in the field of physical chemistry. You will also assume the role of a journal referee by reviewing completed lab reports of peers and offering constructive criticism.
0.000 TO 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

CHEM 342 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II: LECTURE
Physical Chemistry is the branch of chemistry that is concerned with the theoretical and experimental aspects that underlie all chemical processes. Physical chemistry attempts to develop an understanding of the laws of nature in a quantitative manner. Mathematical equations are derived from observations of natural processes in order to describe how and why these processes occur. Physical chemistry can be subdivided into five branches: thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. This semester we will restrict our attention to the study of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Quantum mechanics examines the atomic and molecular structure and energy of single atomic and molecular species, as opposed to the states of matter and energy of large collections of atoms and molecules which we dealt with when we studied thermodynamics. Spectroscopy is the experimental application of quantum chemistry; spectroscopy deals with measuring the electronic, vibrational, and rotational energies of atomic and molecular species. This course is designed to provide students with a broad foundation in topics of physical chemistry and to provide students with a thorough preparation to take the standardized American Chemical Society examination. These exams are often used as entrance examinations in graduate programs in chemistry in the United States. For those students interested in pursuing a career in chemistry with a B.S.degree, this course will prepare them by developing their skills in interpreting chemical data and providing them with the ability to understand why certain reactions and processes occur as they do.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

CHEM 343 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II: LAB
In this laboratory course, you will put into practice the principles and theories that were introduced in Physical Chemistry II lecture. You will independently conduct experiments which illustrate the theories and concepts associated with the structure and dynamics of atoms and molecules. You will investigate aspects of molecular structure and reactivity using spectroscopic methods. Careful attention is devoted to proper measurement and the use of statistical analysis of data as a means to characterize measurement uncertainty. This is a writing intensive course. You will write formal lab reports in the format of journal articles in the field of physical chemistry. You will also assume the role of a journal referee by reviewing completed lab reports of peers and offering constructive criticism.
0.000 TO 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

CHEM 345 - MATERIALS SCIENCE
A study of the preparation, modification, and characterization of ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials. Synthetic methods that are used to prepare polymers and ceramic materials will be reviewed. Atomic structure and bonding and structure property relationships will be emphasized. Methods of characterization and novel applications of materials will be surveyed.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 388 - CO-OP/INTERNSHIP CHEMISTRY
An academic program in which students are placed in work positions relevant to their academic majors and career goals. The program integrates academic work on-campus with supervised off-campus work experience in both the public and private sectors. Students may take up to two Co-ops in their academic career at Ramapo College. Students must be at least a Sophomore and have a 2.0 or better average to be eligible. Transfer students must have completed at least 16 credits at Ramapo.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Co-Op

Chemistry Department

CHEM 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: CHEMISTRY
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Chemistry Department

CHEM 411 - CHEMISTRY TEACHING ASSISTANT
This part of a series of four courses (CHEM 411, 412, 421, and 422) will be offered every semester. Each course will be worth 1 credit. TAs must have obtained a B or better in previous lecture/lab courses and must fill out an application, which includes a written statement of support from a chemistry professor. TAs will enroll in the course and be assigned to a professor during a specific day and time. The student TA must have the 3 hours of class time free in their schedule to be in the lab class. Special permission of the instructor is required. This is a program that will allow the students to participate in a teaching assistant program. TAs will help to make sure the students are working safely, using equipment properly, and performing lab techniques correctly. The obligations of the TAs include, but are not limited to: holding tutoring sessions, aiding in enforcement of labortory rules and safety practices; notifying instructors or lab personnel or errors or problems with labortory equipment. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 421 - ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
This course is a study of modern organic chemistry theories, mechanisms, and synthesis. Some of the areas to be covered are reaction kinetics and mechanisms, scope and planning or organic syntheses, and instrumental and chromatographic methods of structure determination of organic compounds. In addition, literature searching using STN-Express will be covered. Students will write and present a paper on an advanced organic topic of interest. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 424 - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
The theory and practice of chemical analysis by instrumental methods are discussed. The techniques include spectroscopy (ultraviolet, visible, atomic, NMR, and mass) and chromatography (gas and liquid). The physical principles underlying these measurements will be covered, along with basic electronics and signal processing. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

CHEM 425 - BIOCHEMISTRY
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern biochemistry and will be of interest to students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and related sciences. This course will introduce students to the principles of protein structure (amino acid chemistry, peptide and protein structure and protein folding), introduction to enzymes (mechanisms, enzyme kinetics and inhibition), introduction to nucleic acids (nucleotides and nucleic acid chemistry, DNA sequencing, protein and genetic engineering) and metabolism (carbohydrate structure, glucose catabolism, citric acid cycle). This course introduces students to the language and theoretical foundations of biochemistry. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 426 - BIOCHEMISTRY I LECTURE AND LAB
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern biochemistry. The lecture course will introduce students to the biochemical principles of protein and nucleic acids (structure and function of protein and nucleic acids), enzymes (enzyme kinetics and mechanisms), carbohydrates, lipids and biological membranes. The basic biochemical topics discussed in this course will be expanded further and discussed in depth during Biochemistry II (CHEM 446) course. The lab course will introduce students to basic biochemical laboratory techniques such as computing techniques in biochemical research, separation and identification of amino acids, structural analysis of peptides, protein purification including column chromatography, purification of lipids, carbohydrate analysis, DNA and protein analysis. This course is required for Biochemistry majors and recommended for Chemistry and Biology majors. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 443 - ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY: LECTURE
This 4-credit Lecture and Laboratory course is designed to expose students to a deeper understanding of the theoretical concepts of Inorganic Chemistry. The course will progress beyond the descriptive chemical concepts that are introduced in Fundamentals of Chemistry, and will address questions of structure and reactivity in this oldest branch of chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the study of structure and bonding, inorganic and organometallic complexes, and reaction mechanisms. The course begins with a recap of the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, including models of the atom, quantum numbers, shapes of atomic orbitals and the atomic orbital energy level diagram. Lewis structures, VSEPR and Hybridization Theory provide an introduction to simple models of structure. The symmetry of molecules is investigated using Group Theory. Molecular Orbital Theory is then introduced, as applied to diatomic, polyatomic and cyclic molecules and Walsh's diagrams. The Introduction to Coordination chemistry includes definitions, nomenclature, electron configurations and oxidation states. A more detailed study involves the application of Valence Bond Theory, Crystal Field/Ligand Field Theory and the Spectrochemical series. A Molecular Orbital approach to Coordination Compounds is then discussed, followed by a review of Coordination Numbers, types of Ligands and molecular geometries. The stereochemistry and isomerism of coordination compounds is then discussed, including a look at denticity and the Chelate Effect. The principles of Organometallic Chemistry are then introduced, including the application of the 18-electron rule and a review of Metal-Ligand bonding. This is followed by a study of the synthesis and reactivity of transition metal complexes, a review of important stoichiometric reactions of organometallic complexes and a survey of selected catalytic reactions. The course will conclude with a review of the role that metals and metal complexes play in biological systems.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Chemistry Department

CHEM 445 - MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to basic modern medicinal chemistry and will be of interest to students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, bioinformatics and related sciences. This course will introduce students to the principles of how drugs are discovered and their mechanism of biological activity. Areas to be covered include amino acid chemistry, peptide and protein structure, introduction to biological membranes, enzymes (mechanism of action), receptors, drug metabolism, viruses, vaccines and pharmacokinetics of drugs. In addition, the course will include chemical synthesis of relevant drugs including peptide synthesis and combinatorial libraries. Sections on holistic medicine and marketing new drugs will be included. Students will also be required to present a seminar on a therapeutic topic to be arranged with the instructor. The seminar will be a power point presentation on the latest findings of the therapeutic and will include a discussion on the background, recent results and discussion on the therapeutic potential of the drug. Medicinal chemistry is a rapidly developing area at the crossroads of chemistry, biology and biochemistry that continues to expand and evolve. This course introduces students to the language and theoretical foundations of medicinal chemistry.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 446 - BIOCHEMISTRY II LECTURE
The course offers the studies and discussions of the advanced biochemical topics including proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids and biological membranes, membrane transport, biochemical signaling, central dogma of life (replication, transcription and translation) and metabolism (glycolysis, citric acid cycle, lipid metabolism, photosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism). The advanced knowledge of the biochemical, structural and functional studies of the various bio-molecules will provide understanding of biochemical processes in depth and the molecular level approach to medicine. This course is required for Biochemistry majors and recommended for Chemistry and Biology majors.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

CHEM 448 - CHEMICAL RESEARCH
A course designed to give chemistry students an introduction to the research experience. The student will select a project supervisor from among the chemistry and biochemistry faculty and will commence working on a research project at the beginning of the fall semester. The project continues throughout the spring semester. The student officially registers for this course during the spring semester. The project will consist of experimental or theoretical work, a written research report and an oral presentation. Approximately 4-5 hours per week of laboratory experimentation over the period of the academic year. Offered annually. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 450 - SPECIAL TOPICS
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered. CHEM 450 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY. This course will introduce students to the language and theoretical foundations of Medicinal Chemistry. Students will learn the historical origins of therapeutics. Some of the topics that will be discussed in this course include: Drug Discovery, Combinatorial Libraries, Receptors, Enzymes, DNA Interactions, Drug Metabolism, Prodrugs and Drug Delivery Systems. Lab Fee.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department

CHEM 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry Department


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