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A general introduction to the field of forensic science, covering crime scenes, comparisons of soil, glass, hair, fiber, and paint samples. There will be an analysis of blood, hair, and bodily fluids as well as firearm and tool identification. Introductions into many of the subfields of forensics will be discussed. The included lab portion will provide hands-on experience in the analysis of evidence. 

CHEM 115     INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY L/L     (4 credits)
Prerequisite: High school algebra. An introductory non-majors course covering topics in measurement, atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, gas laws and acid/bases.  Includes lab.

CHEM 116     INTRO TO ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY L/L     (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM 115 or CHEM 121. Non-majors course that includes topics on functional groups, nomenclature, organic reactions, proteins, enzyme action, carbohydrates, lipids and metabolism. Course is directed toward nursing and allied health majors.  Includes lab.

CHEM 121     GENERAL CHEMISTRY I L/L     (5 credits)
Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and concurrent enrollment in college algebra or higher math recommended. Topics include atomic structure, stoichiometric relationships, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, bonding, and molecular geometry. Course required for science, pre-med, allied health, agriculture, and engineering majors.  Includes lab.

CHEM 122     GENERAL CHEMISTRY II L/L     (5 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Topics include solutions, physical states, reaction rates and mechanisms, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and thermochemistry,  Includes lab.

CHEM 240       SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY L/L     (5 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM 121.  A one semester survey course that includes topics on nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, reaction types, properties of functional groups and stereochemistry. Directed toward majors in dietetics, medical technology, allied health, agriculture and natural science.

CHEM 241     ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I L/L     (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM 122. First semester of a two-semester sequence designed for science and pre-professional students. Required for chemistry majors. Structure and bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, and spectroscopy.

CHEM 242     ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II L/L    (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM 241. Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Structure and reactivity, name reactions, carbon-carbon bond formation reactions, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry, multi-step synthesis, and polymers.

CHEM 260     ELEMENTS OF BIOCHEMISTRY L/L     (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHEM 240 or CHEM 241. Survey course on the dynamic nature of the chemistry of life. Includes topics on cellular structure, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and metabolism. Directed toward majors in dietetics, health fields, agriculture, and bio-technology.

CHEM 299     SPECIAL TOPICS     (1-4 credits)
Designed to meet student needs or interests; offered to utilize particular faculty resources; topics will be selected on interest and relevancy to students' need.