Course Listings

Accurate course listings and descriptions can be found in the catalog.

U = for undergraduate credit only, UG = for undergraduate or graduate credit, G = for graduate credit.
R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R.
Credits beyond this maximum do not count toward a degree.

Chemistry (CHMY)

U 101N Chemistry for the Consumer 3 cr. Offered spring. An introduction to chemistry that emphasizes the influence of chemistry on one's everyday life. Common household products, such as soap, aspirin, toothpaste, face cream and fertilizers are prepared in the lab.

U 104 Preparation for Chemistry 3 cr. Offered autumn. An introduction to chemistry for those who believe they have an inadequate background to enroll in CHMY 121N or 141N. Not appropriate toward chemistry requirement in any major.

U 121N Intro to General and Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. First semester of an introduction to general, inorganic, organic and biological chemistry.

U 122 General and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1Cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., Enrolled in the College of Technology ASRN program, Prereq. or coreg., CHMY 121 or equivalent. A laboratory course emphasizing inorganic chemistry, quantitative relations and synthesis of inorganic and organic compounds.

U 123N Intro to Organic and Biological Chemistry 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., "C–" or equiv. in CHMY 121N or consent of instr. Second semester of an introduction to general, inorganic, organic and biological chemistry.

U 124N Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory 2 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq. or coreq., CHMY 123N. Laboratory to accompany CHMY 123N.

U 141N College Chemistry 5 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., high school algebra. For science majors and other students intending to take more than one year of chemistry. Properties of elements, inorganic compounds, liquid solutions, chemical equilibria and chemical kinetics. Includes laboratory.

U 143N College Chemistry II 5 cr. Offered spring and summer. Prereq., "C–" or better in CHMY 141N or consent of instr. A continuation of CHMY 141N. Includes Laboratory.

U 191 Special Topics Variable cr. (R–6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offering of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offering of current topics.

U 221 Organic Chemistry I3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 123N or 143N. The chemical and physical properties of organic compounds.

U 222 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 221. Continuation of 221.

U 223 Organic Chemistry II 2cr. Offered autumn. Coreq., CHMY 221; prereq., one semester of 100–level laboratory. Microscale techniques are emphasized.

U 224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 223; prereq. or coreq., CHMY 222.

U 225 Organic Chemistry Laboratory for Chemistry Majors 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 223; coreq., CHMY 222. Second semester of organic chemistry laboratory for chemistry majors only. Incorporates larger–scale techniques and instrumental organic analysis.

U 291 Special Topics 1–6 cr. (R–6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one–time offerings of current topics.

U 292 Independent Study (R–10) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., one semester of chemistry and consent of instr. Laboratory investigations and research in the laboratory of a faculty member.

U 302 Chemistry Literature and Scientific Writing 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 222 and chemistry major. Presentation and discussion of current literature in chemistry. Use of library and search tools. Workshop for developing and improving skills in scientific writing and evaluation. Use of on–line data bases and the interface of these with PC–based word processing and scientific graphics programs.

U 311 Quantitative Analysis and Instrumental Methods 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., one year of college chemistry, including laboratory. Classroom and laboratory work in gravimetric, volumetric, colorimetric and electrochemical methods of analysis; theory of errors; ionic equilibria in aqueous solutions.

UG 360 Applied Physical Chemistry 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 123 or 143 and MATH 150. Basic thermodynamics and chemical kinetics with applications in the biological and environmental sciences. Credit not allowed for both 360 and 371.

UG 371 Physical Chemistry II 4 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 373 Systematic treatment of the laws and theories relating to chemical phenomena.

UG 373 Physical Chemistry I 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 143, MATH 251, PHYS 122 or 222. Systematic treatment of the laws and theories relating to chemical phenomena. Credit not allowed for both CHMY 360 and 371.

U 390 Teaching Chemistry Using Peer–Led Team Learning 1 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., CHMY 161N–143N with B or better and consent of instr. Methods of peer–led team learning as applied to general chemistry instruction. Review of concepts from general chemistry. Student leaders mentor a team of general chemistry students in working toward constructing chemistry knowledge and developing problem–solving skills.

U 391 Special Topics Variable cr. (R–9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one–time offerings of current topics.

U 397 (CHEM 380) Teaching Chemistry 1 cr. Offered every term. Prereq., CHMY 141N-143N (CHEM 161N-162N) with B or better and consent of instr. Methods of peer-led team learning as applied to general chemistry instruction. Review of concepts from general chemistry. Student leaders mentor a team of general chemistry students in working toward constructing chemistry knowledge and developing problem-solving skills.

U 398 Internship Variable cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of department. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

UG 401 Inorganic Chemistry 3cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 222 and 360 or 373 or consent of instr. Theory and princles of inorganic chemistry and a systematic coverage of descriptive inorganic chemistry in the context of the periodic table.

UG 402 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 224 and 360 or 373 and consent of instr. Preparation of inorganic and coordination compounds. Isolation and characterization by ion exchange, column chromatography, IR, UV-VI5, derivatives, MP, and BP.

UG 403 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 221-223, 360 or 371-373. A survey of the chemistry of the elements including transition metal reaction mechanisms, redox chemistry, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry.

UG 421 Advanced Instrumental Analysis 4cr.Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 331. Theory and use of instrumental methods in the study of analytical and physical chemistry.

UG 442 Aquatic Chemistry 3cr.Offered autumn odd–numbered years. Prereq., CHMY 311 of consent of instr. Application of chemical equilibria theory for understanding and modeling chemical processes in natural waters with an emphasis on spreadsheet computations. In depth examination of concepts such as pH, alkalinity, buffering, and solubility as they apply to natural waters.

UG 445 Industrial Chemistry and Its Impact on Society 3cr. Offered every other autumn semester. Prereq., CHMY 143N or CHMY123. A course based on local Montana chemical industries involving field trips to chemical plants, visits by company personnel and an overall evaluation of the company's economic and enviromental impact on the community.

UG 465 Organic Spectroscopy 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CHMY 360 or 373 and one year of organic chemistry or consent of instr. Theory and interpretation of the NMR, IR, UV, and mass spectra of organic compounds with the goal of structure identification.

U 466 FT–NMR Operation for Undergraduate Research 1 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CHMY 221–223; research project using NMR; consent of instr. Operation of the FT–NMR spectrometer and brief background of NMR spectroscopy.

UG 480 (BIOC 481) Advanced Biochemistry I 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 223 (CHEM 223), CHMY 360 (CHEM 370) or CHMY 373 (CHEM 371) or equiv. Primarily for science majors. The chemistry and metabolism of biomolecules, with emphasis on the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids and the associated bioenergetics. Credit not allowed for both BCH 380 and 480-482 (BIOC 380 and BIOC 481-482).

UG 485 Laboratory Safety 1 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., one year of college chemistry. Awareness of and methods of control of hazards encountered in laboratory work. Awareness of legal constraints on work with chemicals. Sources of information regarding chemical hazards.

U 488 Forensic Research 3 cr. Offered autumn, spring and summer. Prereq., consent of instr. Laboratory investigations and research on forensic chemistry topics under the direction of a faculty member.

U 489 Forensic Science Seminar 1 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 421 and ANTH 286N. Seminar speakers on forensic science topics in the areas of ethics, law, anthropology and criminology; tours of the Montana State Crime Laboratory.

UG 491 Special Topics Variable cr. (R–9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses or one–time offerings of current topics.

UG 492 Special Problems and Honors Research Variable cr. (R–9) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr. Laboratory investigations and research in the laboratory of a faculty member.

U 498 Internship 1–6 cr. Prereq., consent of department. Extended non–classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

U 499 Senior Thesis 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., CHMY 492 or consent of instr. and senior standing. Students complete and report on undergraduate research initiated as CHMY 492 or equivalent research experience. Reports are both oral and written.

G 501 Teaching University Chemistry 1 cr. Offered autumn. Preparation for teaching chemistry at the college level. A survey of teaching fundamentals and educational psychology as applied to chemistry instruction.

G 541 Environmental Chemistry 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CHMY 360 or 371. Chemical principles and reactions in natural systems: Fate of chemical contaminants in the environment; partitioning of contaminants between phases (air/water/soil); chemistry of atmospheric pollutants; computer modeling of equilibrium and kinetic processes; degradation and transformation of organic contaminants.

G 542 Separation Science 3 cr. Offered autumn odd–numbered years. Prereq., CHMY 421, CHMY 360 or 373. Theory, method development, and application of analytical separations; solvent extraction; solid phase extraction; various forms of chromatography; electrophoresis.

G 544 Applied Spectroscopy 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CHMY 421 or consent of instr. The function and application of optical (ultraviolet to infrared) chemical instrumentation. Specific topics include optics, light sources, detectors and a wide variety of spectrochemical methods with an emphasis on methods not typically covered in undergraduate instrumental analysis courses.

G 553 Inorganic Chemistry and Current Literature 4 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 401. A survey of the elements including transition metal reaction mechanisms, redox chemistry, organomatallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry. Oral and written presentations on primary literature.

G 561 Bioorganic Chemistry of Antibiotic and Natural Product Biosynthesis 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., one year of organic chemistry; preferred prereq. or coreq., biochemistry. Comprehensive study of the bioorganic chemistry of antibiotic and natural product production in bacteria, plants, and higher animals, focusing on polyketide, shikimate, alkaloid, terpene, and nitrogen–containing/non–alkaloid compounds. Natural product diversity, drug screening and dereplication, combinatorial biochemistry, and pathway manipulation to produce "non–natural" products.

G 562 Organic Structure and Mechanism 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., one year of organic chemistry. Topics may include: stereochemistry, conformational analysis, aromaticity, transition sate theory, isotope effects, solvent effects, substitution and elimination reactions, and mechanisms that involve carbocations, carbanions, radicals and carbenes as reactive intermediates.

G 563 Organic Synthesis 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CHMY 221, 222. Theoretical treatise of the common methods used in organic synthesis including: oxidation, reduction, organometallics, C–C bond forming reactions, synthetic strategies and total synthesis.

G 564 Organic Reactions 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., one year of organic chemistry. Reactions such as alkylation of nucleophilic carbons, reactions of carbon nucleophiles with carbonyl groups, functional group interconversions by nucleophilic substitution reactions, electrophilic additions to carbon–carbon multiple bonds, and select oxidations/reductions.

G 566 FT–NMR Operation for Graduate Researchers 1 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CHMY 221–223; research project using NMR; consent of instr. Operation of the FT–NMR spectrometer and brief background of NMR spectroscopy.

G 568 Organometallic Chemistry 3 cr. Offered intermittently in autumn. Prereq., CHMY 221, 222, 401, 403. Survey of the reactivity and structure of main group and transition metal organometallic compounds with an emphasis on applications to organic synthesis and catalysis.

G 569 Medicinal Chemistry 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., CHMY 221, 22; BIOC 380 or equiv. Same as BMED 621. Introduction to the historical and contemporary discoveries in medicinal chemistry.

G 573 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 371–373. Fundamental principles of physical chemistry and special applications.

G 580 Advanced Graduate Student Research Seminars 1 cr. (R–10) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Formal oral and written presentations of research results and selected literature topics in a designated area.

G 581 Chemical Biology 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Synthesis and structure of native and modified biomolecules such as antisense phosphothioate oligonucleotides, modified nucleosides and nucleotides designed for antiviral activity, and PNAs (protein nucleaic acids). Emphasis on the interaction of biomolecules and Asmall@ organic and inorganic molecules and their chemical impact on native structure and function.

G 593 Professional Project 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr.

G 595 Special Topics Variable cr. (R–9) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instr. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one–time offerings of current topics.

G 596 Independent Study Variable cr. (R–9) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr.

G 597 Research Variable cr. (R–open) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr.

G 598 Cooperative Education Experience Variable cr. (R–8) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of department. Extended non–classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office.

G 599 Thesis Variable cr. (R–6) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr.

G 630 Seminar 1 cr. (R–open) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., graduate standing in chemistry or biochemistry, or consent of instr.

G 640 Introductory Graduate Seminar 1 cr. (R–open) Offered autumn. Prereq., graduate standing in chemistry or biochemistry or consent of instr. Seminar to acquaint new graduate students with departmental research.

G 650 Graduate Chemistry Seminar 1 cr. (R–open) Offered spring. Prereq., graduate standing.

G 697 Research Variable cr. (R–open) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., consent of instr.

G 699 Dissertation Variable cr. (R–10) Offered autumn and spring.