## Chemistry Department

### Course Descriptions

There are eight basic courses in the sciences required for the natural science major.

**151.
Principles of Biology II: Cells & Organisms (S)
**The second course in the introductory biology sequence
for majors is a study of the relationship of structure and
function in plants and animals. Laboratories emphasize
the scientific method as a way of knowing. Three class
hours and three laboratory hours per week.

Prerequisite: BIO 150

**152.
Principles of Biology III: Molecules & Cells (S)
**The third course in the introductory biology sequence is
a study of the relationship of structure and function at the
molecular and cellular level, molecular and Mendelian
genetics and microbiology. Three class hours and three
laboratory hours per week.

Prerequisite: BIO 151, CHM 104

**103.
General Chemistry I (S)
**Designed as a basic course for students majoring in the
physical or biological sciences. A study of the
fundamental principles of chemistry and of the important
elements and their compounds. Lecture-demonstrations
and computer-assisted instruction are employed to illustrate
concepts. Weekly recitations provide a small group
setting for discussions and problem-solving. A
laboratory component introduces students to a variety of
fundamental techniques with emphasis on volumetric analysis,
chemical equilibrium and descriptive chemistry of selected
elements. Three hours of lecture, one hour of
recitation, and one three hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: High School chemistry

**104.
General Chemistry II (S)
**A continuation of Chemistry 103. One Chemistry 104
lab section is reserved for a small number of students,
enrolled by invitation. This group engages in project
work designed as an introduction to methods of scientific
research. Three hours of lecture, one hour of
recitation, and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: CHM 103

**121. Calculus I (G)
**Differentiation of algebraic and transcendental
functions, application of the derivative to related rates,
max-min problems, and graphing. Introduction to
integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Four
meetings per week.

Prerequisite: 3.5 years of high school mathematics

**122. Calculus II (G)**

A continuation of MTH 121 Calculus I. Applications of
the integral, integration techniques, infinite sequences and
series, L'Hopital's Rule, improper integrals. Four
meetings per week.

Prerequisite: MTH 121 Calculus I

**144. Introduction to
Statistical Analysis (G)**

Fundamental problems and principles of probability, discrete
and continuous distributions and random variables, sampling
distributions, parameter estimation and confidence
intervals, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, analysis
of variance, and non-parametric statistics. Students
may not receive credit for both MTH 104 Statistical Methods
and MTH 144 Introduction to Statistical Analysis.
Three meetings and one laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: MTH 121 Calculus I

**211. General Physics I
(S)**

An introductory, calculus-based physics course. This
activity-based course meets for two two-hour sessions in the
laboratory where concepts are introduced through
experimentation and other hands-on activities.
Follow-up discussions, demonstrations, and problem solving
are emphasized during lecture periods. Topics covered
include one- and two-dimensional kinematics, and dynamics,
momentum, energy, rotational kinematics, and dynamics.

Prerequisite: MTH 121 Calculus I should be previously
completed or enrolled concurrently.

**212. General Physics II
(S)**

Extends the energy ideas introduced in PHY 211 General
Physics I into the ideas of thermodynamics. It also
introduces electrostatics, dc circuits, magnetism and
electromagnetic induction, and some topics from modern
physics. This course follows the same weekly format as
General Physics I.

Prerequisite: PHY 211 General Physics I