Chemistry Courses

Chemistry: CH

Lower-Division Courses

CH 301 (TCCN: CHEM 1311). Principles of Chemistry I.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester; some sections may also require one enrichment/discussion hour a week. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 301, 301C, 301H, 304K. Prerequisite: An appropriate score on the Department of Chemistry placement examination.

CH 301C, 401C. Foundations of Chemistry I.

An introduction to chemistry for chemistry majors. Includes gases, atomic theory, bonding, and thermodynamics. For 301C, three lecture hours a week for one semester; for 401C three lecture and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 301, 301C, 301H, or 304K.

CH 301H. Principles of Chemistry I: Honors.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 301, 301C, 301H, 304K. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for one of the following: Mathematics 408C, 408D, 408K, 308L, 408L, 408M, 408N, 408R, 408S.

CH 302 (TCCN: CHEM 1312). Principles of Chemistry II.

Development and application of concepts, theories, and laws underlying chemistry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Some sections also require one enrichment/discussion hour a week. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 302, 302C, 302H, 305. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301 or 301H with a grade of at least C-.

CH 302C, 402C. Foundations of Chemistry II.

An introduction to chemistry for chemistry majors. Includes equilibria, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and electrochemistry. For 301C, three lecture hours a week for one semester; for 401C three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 302, 302C, 302H, or 305. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301C with a grade of C- or higher.

CH 302H. Principles of Chemistry II: Honors.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 302, 302C, 302H, 305. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301H with a grade of at least C-; credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for one of the following: Mathematics 408C, 408D, 408K (or 308K), 308L, 408L, 408M, 408N, 408R, or 408S.

CH 303. Mathematical Introduction to Theories of Matter.

Introduction to the quantum theoretic description of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei, elementary particles, and cosmology. Matrix mechanics and group theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 303 may be used instead of either Chemistry 302 or Chemistry 301 and 302 in fulfilling the prerequisites of other chemistry courses, except by students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree. Chemistry 303 may be counted in addition to Chemistry 301 and 302. Not recommended by the Health Professions Office for Medical College Admission Test preparation.

CH 204. Introduction to Chemical Practice.

Introduction to the techniques of modern experimental chemistry. Designed to provide basic laboratory and analytical skills. May include organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, as well as materials science. Four laboratory hours and one hour of discussion a week for one semester. Some sections may also require one hour of computer laboratory a week. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Chemistry 302 or 302H.

CH 304K. Chemistry in Context I.

Designed for nonscience majors. Chemistry 304K and 305 form a two-semester sequence designed to fulfill the science requirement for students not majoring in science or engineering. Issues of contemporary interest and importance, such as ozone depletion and global warming, motivate the discussion; the underlying chemistry is developed as needed. Social, political, economic, and ethical implications of scientific developments and science policy are considered. Chemistry 304K addresses the nature of matter, energy, chemical reactions, and chemical thermodynamics. Not intended as preparation for Chemistry 301. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a degree in the College of Natural Sciences. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 301, 301C, 301H, 304K.

CH 104M (TCCN: CHEM 1111). Introduction to Chemical Practice I.

Introduction to the techniques of modern experimental chemistry. Designed to provide basic laboratory and analytical skills. May include organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, as well as materials science. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Chemistry 301 or 301H.

CH 104N (TCCN: CHEM 1112). Introduction to Chemical Practice II.

Introduction to the techniques of modern experimental chemistry. Designed to provide basic laboratory and analytical skills. May include organic, analytical, and physical chemistry, as well as materials science. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least a C- or registration for Chemistry 302 or 302H; and credit with a grade of at least C- in the following coursework: Chemistry 104M, and Chemistry 301 or 301H.

CH 305. Chemistry in Context II.

Designed for nonscience majors. Chemistry 304K and 305 form a two-semester sequence designed to fulfill the science requirement for students not majoring in science or engineering. Chemistry 305 addresses water chemistry, acids and bases, elementary organic chemistry, polymers, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, and genetics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward a degree in the College of Natural Sciences. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 302, 302C, 302H, 305. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301 or 304K.

CH 206K. Undergraduate Research.

Introduction to research practices; supervised individual undergraduate research in chemistry. Six to ten laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit, but no more than four semester hours may be counted toward a degree in chemistry. Hours beyond four must be taken on the pass/fail basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate adviser in chemistry.

CH 107, 207. Conference Course.

Supervised study in chemistry. One discussion hour a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. May not be counted toward a major or minor in chemistry. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

CH 207K. Introduction to Science Outreach in Elementary Schools.

Developing and presenting level-appropriate science laboratories to students in local elementary schools. A hands-on, discovery learning approach to science is emphasized. The equivalent of five lecture hours a week for one semester, with field hours to be arranged. May be counted as an elective only.

CH 207L. Peer Teaching.

Students act as peer teaching assistants in other University chemistry courses, mainly large general chemistry lecture sections. Two hours of lecture and training a week for one semester, and two to three hours a week leading student group discussions. May not be counted toward any degree in chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301 and consent of the coordinator of the Peer Teaching Assistant Program.

CH 108, 208, 308, 408. Topics in Chemistry.

For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester; some topics may require additional discussion hours. May not be counted toward a major or minor in chemistry. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

CH 110K (TCCN: CHEM 2123). Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

Primarily for premedical, predental, life sciences, and pharmacy majors. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- in the following coursework: Chemistry 302 or 302H, 204, 317, or 104M and 104N; and credit or registration for one of the following: Chemistry 320M or 328M.

CH 110L (TCCN: CHEM 2125). Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

Primarily for premedical, predental, life sciences, and pharmacy majors. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 110K.

CH 317. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry.

Synthesis and properties of inorganic, bioinorganic, and organometallic compounds. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H.

CH 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Chemistry.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Chemistry. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

CH 220C. Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

One lecture hour and five laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 110L, 220C, 128L. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Chemistry 320N; and the following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N; and 320M or 328M.

CH 320M. Organic Chemistry I.

Primarily for premedical, predental, life sciences, and pharmacy majors. Development of organic chemical structure, nomenclature, and reactivity. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 320M and 328M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H with a grade of at least C-.

CH 320N. Organic Chemistry II.

Primarily for premedical, predental, life sciences, and pharmacy majors. The development of organic chemical functional group reactivity, reaction mechanics, with analogous aqueous transformations in biochemical settings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 320N and 328N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C-: Chemistry 320M, or 328M.

CH 128K. Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be counted by students with credit for Chemistry 220C. Chemistry 110K and 128K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Chemistry 328M; and the following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H; and 204, 317, or 104M and 104N.

CH 128L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be counted by students with credit for Chemistry 210C or 220C. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 110L, 118L, 128L. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Chemistry 318N or 328N; and the following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 118K or 128K; and 318M or 328M.

CH 328M. Organic Chemistry I.

Primarily for chemistry and chemical engineering majors. The development of organic chemical structure, nomenclature, and reactivity. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 320M and 328M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H with a grade of at least C-.

CH 328N. Organic Chemistry II.

Primarily for chemistry and chemical engineering majors. The development of organic chemical reactivity, with an emphasis on synthesis and polymers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 320N and 328N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 328M and 128K.

CH 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Chemistry.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Chemistry. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

CH 329W. Cooperative Chemistry/Biochemistry.

This course covers the work period of chemistry and biochemistry students in the Cooperative Education program, which provides supervised work experience by arrangement with the employer and the supervising instructor. Forty laboratory hours a week for one semester. The student must repeat the course each work period and must take it twice to receive credit toward the degree; at least one of these registrations must be during a long-session semester. No more than three semester hours may be counted toward the major requirement; no more than six semester hours may be counted toward the degree. The student's first registration must be on the pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Application to become a member of the Cooperative Chemistry/Biochemistry Program, and consent of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate adviser.

CH 431. Inorganic Chemistry.

Survey of the chemistry of the elements, incorporating both descriptive and theoretical aspects. Open-ended experiments designed to illustrate a variety of synthetic techniques. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H; Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N; and Chemistry 320M or 328M.

CH 341. Special Topics in Laboratory Chemistry.

Examples of topics are physical measurements techniques; electronics for scientists; advanced synthetic chemistry (organic or inorganic); separation techniques. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of coursework in organic chemistry and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

CH 644. Chemical Education: Secondary School.

Issues and techniques in secondary school teaching of chemical sciences. Three lecture hours a week for two semesters. For students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: Teaching Option degree. May not be counted toward any other degree in chemistry or biochemistry. Prerequisite: For 644A, eight semester hours of coursework in organic chemistry and credit or registration for Chemistry 144K; for 644B, Chemistry 644A, 144K, and credit or registration for Chemistry 144L.

CH 144K. Chemical Education Laboratory I.

Development of classroom demonstrations, laboratory experiments, and teaching aids for secondary school teaching of the chemical sciences. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester. For students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: Teaching Option degree. May not be counted toward any other degree in chemistry. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Chemistry 644A.

CH 144L. Chemical Education Laboratory II.

Development of classroom demonstrations, laboratory experiments, and teaching aids for secondary school teaching of the chemical sciences. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester. For students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: Teaching Option degree. May not be counted toward any other degree in chemistry. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Chemistry 644B.

CH 352D. Chemical Data Analysis.

An introduction to the analysis and interpretation of data gathered from chemical instrumentation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D or 408M. Credit with a grade of at least C- in Physics 316 and 116L, or Physics 303L and 103N.

CH 353. Physical Chemistry I.

For chemistry and chemical engineering majors. Equations of state, laws of thermodynamics, ideal and nonideal solutions, phase equilibria, thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 353 and 353M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408C and 408D, or two of the following: Mathematics 408K, 408L, 408M, 408N, 408S; Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H with a grade of at least C-; and Physics 316 and 116L, 303L and 103N, or 317L and 117N.

CH 153K. Physical Chemistry Laboratory.

Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 353 or 353M with a grade of at least C-.

CH 353M. Physical Chemistry I for Life Sciences.

For biochemistry and biology majors. Thermochemistry and kinetics of reactions in cells, enzyme catalysis, electrical and transport properties of membranes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 353 and 353M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H with a grade of at least C-; credit with a grade of at least C- in one of the following: Mathematics 408C, 408K, 408M, or 408R; Physics 316 and 116L, 303L and 103N, or 317L and 117N.

CH 354. Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy.

Fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, exactly soluble model problems, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, spectroscopy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 353 or 353M with a grade of at least C-.

CH 354C. Statistical Mechanics.

An introduction to statistical mechanics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 354C and 354L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Chemistry 354 with a grade of at least C-.

CH 154K. Physical Chemistry Laboratory.

Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 153K, and 353 or 353M with a grade of at least C-; and credit or registration for Chemistry 354 or 354L.

CH 354L. Physical Chemistry II.

Molecular energy levels, statistical thermodynamics (macroscopic thermodynamic functions from molecular input), and physical and chemical kinetics, with emphasis on the molecular viewpoint. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 354C and 354L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Chemistry 354 with a grade of at least C-.

CH 354M. Introduction to Computational Methods in Chemistry.

Construction and implementation of numerical algorithms for solving differential equations which are common in chemistry. Subjects include chemical reaction rates, quantum mechanics, molecular dynamics, normal modes of vibration, and Monte Carlo methods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemistry 354M, 368 (Topic: Applied Math and Computation in Chemistry), 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry), 368 (Topic: Intro to Computational Methods in Chemistry). Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 302 or 302H, and Chemistry 353 or 353M.

CH 354S. Elements of Spectroscopy.

Primarily for chemistry and biochemistry majors. Fundamentals of spectroscopy, with knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics. Separation of electronic, vibrational, rotational and spin quantum states; interaction of radiation and matter; theory and application of different types of spectroscopy including photoelectron, electronic absorption and emission, vibrational (infrared and Raman), rotational and magnetic resonance. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 353 or 353M, and 354 or 354L.

CH 455. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry.

For biochemistry, engineering, and clinical laboratory science majors. Chemical and instrumental methods in analytical chemistry. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 455 and 456 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H; and Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N.

CH 456. Analytical Chemistry.

For chemistry majors. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 455 and 456 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 302, 302C, 402C, or 302H; and Chemistry 204, 317, or 104M and 104N.

CH 366C. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: Organometallics & Catalysis.

An in-depth and mostly chronological study of the evolution of organometallic and inorganic coordination chemistry, and its continued critical importance in a range of industrial processes. Covers a range of topical catalytic processes, paying particular attention to how chemical bonding and kinetics can be exploited to affect the relative rates of reaction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 366C and 368 (Topic: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- in Chemistry 431.

CH 366D. Bio-inorganic Chemistry and Spectroscopy.

Covers the roles of transition metals in biology, mostly with respect to protein structure, function, and catalysis. Also covers methods of spectroscopy that are used to probe the geometrical and electronic structure of metal ions in proteins. Exposure to modern areas of study in bio-inorganic chemistry. Explores the principles of transition metal chemistry in the context of biological systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester Chemistry 366D and 368 (Topic: Bio-inorganic Chemistry) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Chemistry 431 with a grade of at least C-.

CH 366E. Chemistry of the s-, p-, d-, and f-Block Elements.

Focuses on the electronic structure of molecules and complexes, and how such information can predict important properties such as chemical reactivity, spectroscopy, and magnetism. Intended for upper-division chemistry majors with a basic understanding of concepts in inorganic chemistry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 366E and 368 (Topic: Inorganic Reactions and Structures) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- for Chemistry 431.

CH 367C. Materials Chemistry.

Restricted to chemistry majors. Introduction to structural and physical properties of materials and synthetic strategies for making new materials in the nanoscale and mesoscale regimes, in addition to covering instrumental methods used to probe materials properties. Some aspects of applications (semiconductor devices, solar and fuel cells, smart and responsive materials) will be covered to illustrate the kinds of material properties that need to be considered in designing novel materials of specific function. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 431 with a grade of at least C-.

CH 367L. Macromolecular Chemistry.

Designed for chemistry and chemical engineering students. Occurrence, preparation, structure, and properties of macromolecular substances. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- in the following coursework: Chemistry 320M and 320N, or 328M and 328N; Chemistry 220C, or 128K and 128L; and Chemistry 353 or 353M.

CH 368. Advanced Topics in Chemistry.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Chemistry 320M and 320N, or Chemistry 328M and 328N; credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Chemistry 353 or 353M.

Topic 1: Research Methods: UTeach. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Natural Sciences program. Students use mathematics and science skills to solve research problems.
Topic 2: Advanced Topic in Analytical Chemistry.
Topic 3: Advanced Topic in Inorganic Chemistry.
Topic 4: Advanced Topic in Organic Chemistry.
Topic 5: Advanced Topic in Physical Chemistry.

CH 368L. Peer Teaching.

Equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Peer Teaching) and 368L may not both be counted.

CH 369K. Techniques of Research.

Advanced laboratory practice and introduction to research. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be taken for a letter grade no more than twice. No more than six semester hours may be counted toward a degree in chemistry or biochemistry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of coursework in organic chemistry; and six semester hours of upper-division chemistry courses approved by the undergraduate adviser's office, or consent of the undergraduate adviser in chemistry.

CH 371K. Science Outreach in Elementary Schools.

Students develop and present level-appropriate science laboratories to students in local elementary schools. Students also plan and create the infrastructure needed to administer the science program in concert with the science curriculum at a specific elementary school. A hands-on, discovery learning approach to science is emphasized. One class hour and six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be taken for a letter grade no more than twice. No more than six semester hours may be counted toward a degree in chemistry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and at least 30 hours in residence.

CH 372C. Chemistry Peer Mentors in Research and Teaching.

Students work as peer mentors and assistants in the teaching of chemistry, with emphasis on developing instructional materials and laboratories that teach fundamental chemistry with real world data. Students mentor students for at least six hours a week in addition to other weekly meetings. Hours to be arranged. May be taken for a letter grade no more than twice. No more than six semester hours may be counted toward a degree in chemistry. Biology 372C and Chemistry 372C may not both be counted. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301 or 301H, and 302 or 302H with a grade of at least B in each; and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

CH 372S. Study and Research Abroad: Austin International Framework.

Designed specifically for students participating in the AIF program. Facilitates student-led mini-seminars and video conference call discussions. Explores student research and wider learning and cultural experiences in Austin and abroad. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Austin International Framework (AIF) program and consent of the instructor.

CH 375K, 475K. Individual Study in Chemistry.

Supervised reading or individual tutorial sessions on advanced topics in chemistry. Three or four class hours a week for one semester. No more than six semester hours may be counted toward a degree in chemistry. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of coursework in organic chemistry, Chemistry 353, and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

CH 376K. Advanced Analytical Chemistry.

Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 353 and 456 with a grade of at least C- in each.

CH 378L. Capstone Research and Thesis.

Develop a capstone project with a faculty adviser, with a focus on advanced laboratory techniques and experimental design. One lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

CH 379H. Chemistry Honors Tutorial Course.

Laboratory research project in a specific field of chemistry under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Conference course. May be taken twice for credit. Must be taken in addition to the required hours for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree. Students must enter no later than the first semester of the year of graduation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the student's research supervisor and the departmental honors adviser.

Graduate Courses

CH 380L. Inorganic Reactions and Structures.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 380M. Advanced Study in Chemistry.

For nonchemistry majors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, a bachelor's degree with a major in science or mathematics, and consent of the graduate adviser in chemistry.

CH 380N. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: Spectroscopy and Structure.

Advanced inorganic chemistry, with emphasis on structure, spectroscopy, and ligand field theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 080R. Dual MD/PhD Program with UT Medical Branch.

Preclinical medical study at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. May not be taken concurrently with another course at the University of Texas at Austin. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to the MD/PhD dual degree program in chemistry.

CH 380T. Current Concepts in Chemistry and Biochemistry: UTeach.

Designed for beginning graduate students seeking a review of modern chemical concepts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

CH 381M. Advanced Analytical Chemistry.

Theory and application of special methods and recent advances. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry and consent of instructor.

CH 382J. Survey of Physical Chemistry.

Surface chemistry and catalysis, transport properties, macromolecules, electrochemistry and electrolyte solutions, molecular thermodynamics, solution kinetics, and photochemistry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 382K. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Chemistry 354 or the equivalent.

CH 382L. Advanced Physical Chemistry: Statistical Mechanics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 382M. Advanced Physical Chemistry.

Quantum chemistry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Chemistry 354, 382K, or consent of instructor.

CH 182T, 282T, 382T, 682T. Advanced Study and Research: UTeach.

Designed for beginning graduate students seeking review of modern chemical concepts. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

CH 386J. Advanced Organic Chemistry.

Advanced organic chemistry, with emphasis on theory and reaction mechanisms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of coursework in organic chemistry, and six semester hours of coursework in physical chemistry.

CH 386K. Advanced Organic Chemistry.

Advanced organic chemistry, with emphasis on synthetic methods. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of coursework in organic chemistry, and six semester hours of coursework in physical chemistry.

CH 387K. Biochemical Techniques.

Discussion of procedures and equipment used in modern biochemical investigation, with laboratory work to provide experience in techniques of general importance. Two lecture hours and seven laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of undergraduate coursework in biochemistry, and consent of instructor.

CH 190. Seminar in Chemistry.

The equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry.

Topic 1: Analytical-Physical Chemistry. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.
Topic 2: Organic Chemistry. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.
Topic 4: Inorganic Chemistry. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.

CH 390K. Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry.

Topics include magnetic resonance; organometallic, main-group, and transition metal chemistry; nonaqueous solvents; high-temperature superconductors; new developments in synthetic chemistry; and aspects of inorganic chemistry relevant to material science. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry, Chemistry 380L, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: Organometallics & Catalysis. Explores the evolution of organometallic and inorganic coordination chemistry, and its importance in a range of industrial processes; and covers a range of topical catalytic processes. Chemistry 390K (Topic 1) and 390K (Topic: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: Bio-Inorganic Chemistry. Explores the roles of transition metals in biology, mostly with respect to protein structure, function and catalysis. Examines established and developing methods of spectroscopy used to probe the geometrical and electronic structure of metal ions in proteins. Analyzes modern areas of study in bio-inorganic chemistry, especially relating to the roles of metals in metalloenzymes, but also including emerging topics such as metallodrugs, metal-based imaging agents, and molecular sensors. The principles of transition metal chemistry will be explored, expanded and demonstrated in the context of biological systems. Chemistry 390K (Topic: Bio-Inorganic Chemistry) and 390K (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

CH 390L. Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry.

Topics include electrochemistry, electronics, mathematical methods, mass spectrometry, and optical methods. For most topics, three lecture hours a week for one semester; for topics on electronics and optical methods, two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Electrochemistry. Designed to introduce the fundamental principles of electrochemistry. An overview of the structure and properties of the electrode/solution interface is presented, and followed by a more detailed discussion of how thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass transfer affect electrochemical processes. Includes specific electrochemical methods, including potential step and sweep techniques, pulse voltammetry, impedance spectroscopy, and hydrodynamic methods. Focuses on specialized electrochemical phenomena, including: photoelectrochemistry, coupled electrochemical and homogeneous reactions, and bulk electrolysis. Introduces the use of digital simulations to solve electrochemical problems. Chemistry 390L (Topic: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Electrochemistry) and 390L (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Mass Spectrometry. Overview of the instrumentation, methods, and theory of mass spectrometry and gas-phase ion chemistry. Subjects include ionization methods, mass analyzers, vacuum components and pressure measurement, ion activation methods, analytical figures of merit, and integration of mass spectrometry with separation methods. Other subjects include gas-phase thermochemistry, kinetic theory of ion fragmentation, interpretation of mass spectra, and special subjects that may include ion mobility, proteomics, imaging, and elemental analysis, among others. Chemistry 390L (Topic: Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Mass Spectrometry) and 390L (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

CH 391. Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry.

Topics include organic photochemistry; molecular orbital theory; free radical chemistry; organometallic compounds; nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry; organic synthesis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 392H. Biomolecular Structure by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

Theory and application of modern nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy methods. Emphasis on applications to biological macromolecules, including protein and nucleic acid structure determination. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 392J. Molecular Biology of the Yeast Saccharomyces.

The use of yeast as a tool for the study of important areas of eukaryotic biology; the use of classical and molecular genetic techniques in the study of gene expression, DNA replication and repair, development and growth control, protein targeting, and metabolism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and Chemistry 329D or the equivalent or consent of instructor.

CH 392N. Physical Chemistry of Macromolecular Systems.

Theory of macromolecular solutions and methods for characterization of macromolecular systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and undergraduate coursework in physical chemistry or consent of instructor.

CH 392T. Biotransformations of Drugs and Other Nonnutritive Compounds.

Absorption and metabolism of naturally occurring and synthetic nonnutritive compounds. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and consent of instructor.

CH 392U. Comparative Biochemistry.

Comparative aspects of protein structure, metabolism, respiration, and cellular regulation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and consent of instructor.

CH 192W. Analytical Student Seminar.

Student seminar presentations covering current research topics. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 393L. Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry and consent of instructor.

CH 395F. Genetics.

Same as Biology 395F and Molecular Biology 395F. Basic principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics, and an exploration of the genetic toolbox using examples of analytic methods and modern genetic manipulations. Focus on the genetic analysis of model organisms. Use of genetic tools in dissecting complex biological pathways, developmental processes, and regulatory systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. An introductory course in genetics, such as Biology 325, is strongly recommended.

CH 395H. Cell Biology.

Same as Biology 395H and Molecular Biology 395H. Detailed consideration of mechanisms of growth control, cell cycle regulation, mitosis, cell signaling, protein targeting, and the integration of these processes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and consent of instructor or Biology 395F and 395G, Chemistry 395F, Molecular Biology 395F and 395G.

CH 395K, 695K. Advanced Individual Study in Chemistry.

Supervised reading or individual tutorial sessions on advanced topics in chemistry. For each semester hour of credit earned, one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry and consent of the graduate adviser.

CH 197C, 297C, 397C, 597C, 697C. Problems in Chemistry.

Conference course with laboratory work. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

CH 197P, 297P, 397P, 597P, 697P. Problems in Chemistry.

Conference course with laboratory. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in chemistry and consent of instructor.

CH 397S. Advanced Topics in Chemistry.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

CH 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in chemistry and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Chemistry 698A.

CH 398T. Professional Development for Graduate Students in Chemistry.

Restricted to graduate students in chemistry. Provides professional development skills to graduate students in chemistry. Subjects include excellence in teaching, scientific communication, grantsmanship, ethics, and career planning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CH 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

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