CHEM 6000 Fundamentals of Chemical Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 and MATH 2212 with grades of C or higher
Description

Two lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Chemical equilibria of acid-base systems, metal ion complexes and solubility, and their relationship to chemical analysis, using manual and semiautomatic methods of data collection.

CHEM 6010 Instrumental Methods I: Chromatography
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6000 with grade of B or higher
Corequisites CHEM 6110
Description

Two lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Modern methods, e.g., gas, liquid, thin layer, column, and ion exclusion chromatographic techniques, used to demonstrate the principles of chromatography.

CHEM 6015 Separation in Biosciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6000 and CHEM 6010 with grades of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Two lecture and three laboratory hours per week. Analytical chemistry applications of electrophoresis, gel chromatography precipitation, and ultracentrifugation to molecular recognition and separations in biological systems.

CHEM 6050 Introduction to Fourier-Transform NMR Spectroscopy
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites demonstrated research need and approval of the departmental chair
Description

Introduction to techniques of Fourier-Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

CHEM 6100 Chemical Literature
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3110 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

Introduction to the chemical literature. Emphasis on literature searching via database services.

CHEM 6110 Physical Chemistry I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410, MATH 2212, PHYS 2211K, and PHYS 2212K with grades of C or higher, or equivalents
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Principles of thermodynamics, transport, and kinetics, and how they serve as a basis for interpreting and interrelating the properties of matter.

CHEM 6120 Physical Chemistry II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410, MATH 2212, PHYS 2211K, and PHYS 2212K with grades of C or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, and how they serve as a basis for interpreting and interrelating the properties of matter.

CHEM 6150 Introduction to Biophysical Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites MATH 2212 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher
Description

Applied physical chemistry to biological systems. Elements of thermodynamics, kinetics, hydrodynamics, and spectroscopy are used to characterize biomacromolecules and their interactions with ligands.

CHEM 6190 Instrumental Methods III: Spectroscopy
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6000 and CHEM 6120 with grades of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Two lectures and three laboratory hours a week. Modern spectroscopic techniques including an introduction to Fourier-Transform theory and their application to chemical problems. The results of quantum mechanics will be used as a guide in the analysis of spectra.

CHEM 6210 Inorganic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6120 with grade of B or higher
Description

Periodic relationship of the elements and their compounds, including those less commonly encountered. Bonding, reaction mechanisms, complexes, and stereo-chemistry are among the topics discussed.

CHEM 6220 Biometallochemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) and one semester of biochemistry (CHEM 4600) with grade of B or higher
Description

An exploration of the structural and functional use of metals in biological systems including metalloproteins and metallocomplex interaction with nucleic acids.

CHEM 6230 Metals in Biology and Medicine
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6600 or equivalent, with B or higher
Description

Overview of the roles of metals in biology and medicine, focusing on the metal-binding ability of proteins and nucleic acids and their relations to various disease states. Emphasis will be on the mechanism of metal-dependent enzymes. Topics include oxygen activation by metal ions, production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in biological systems, metal uptake and toxicity, metal-assisted amino acid radical productions, metals in medicine, and biomineralization. An overview of bioinformatics and the key instrumental methods used in bioinorganic chemistry will be covered.

CHEM 6330 Advanced Synthesis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year organic chemistry with laboratory (CHEM 3110) with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Two lecture and four laboratory hours a week. Synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organic compounds by modern methodology.

CHEM 6370 Polymer Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 and CHEM 6110 with grades of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Introduction to polymer synthesis, properties and characterization. Topics include: reaction mechanisms, molecular weight determination, thermodynamics and chain statistics, rubber elasticity, and transport properties of dilute polymer solutions.

CHEM 6400 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) with grade of B or higher
Description

Experimental approaches to determining the mechanisms of chemical reactions in organic chemistry.

CHEM 6410 Bioorganic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) or a course in biochemistry with grade of C or higher
Description

Strategies for designing pharmaceutical agents to inhibit enzymes. This is a writing intensive course.

CHEM 6420 Drug Discovery: Theory and Practice
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 2400 and CHEM 3410 with grades of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Study of the principles of drug design, drug design methods, and tools commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry, and general strategies and common pitfalls in drug discovery.

CHEM 6430 Advanced Synthesis & Mechanism in Organic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

This course focuses on advanced synthetic methodologies and reactions mechanisms.

CHEM 6440 Practicum in Biotechnology
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor and the Biotechnology Committee
Description

Laboratory training and experience related to Biotechnology. Both technique and project-based rotations will be offered. May be repeated up to three times if projects or rotations change.

CHEM 6450 Molecular Modeling Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 and CHEM 6110 with grades of B or higher, or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

Molecular mechanics/dynamics methods to solve structural problems in organic, bioorganic, and biophysical chemistry. May be repeated if topics are different.

CHEM 6460 Modern Synthetic Methods and Their Applications in Biomedical Sciences
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisites minimum grades of B in both CHEM 4400/6400 and CHEM 4430/6430 or consent of instructor. This course will introduce the most widely used modern synthetic chemistry methods (developed in recent 10 years) and their applications in biomedical sciences to higher level undergraduates (chemistry major) and entry-level graduate students. The main purpose of this course is to build a bridge between classic Advanced Organic Chemistry knowledge and cotemporary research of synthetic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

CHEM 6490 Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

May be repeated if topics are different. Advanced topics in organic chemistry as may fit the needs and interests of the students and faculty. Such topics might be stereoisomerism, heterocycles, alkaloids, organic mechanisms, structure-activity relationships.

CHEM 6590 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6120 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

May be repeated if topics are different. Advanced topics in physical chemistry as may fit the needs and interests of the students and faculty. Such topics might be chemical kinetics, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, molecular spectra, phase equilibrium.

CHEM 6600 Biochemistry I
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Five lecture hours a week. Introduction to biochemical phenomena: proteins, enzymes, vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, DNA, RNA, and metabolism.

CHEM 6610 Biochemistry II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 with grade or B or higher
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Introduction to biochemical phenomena: proteins, enzymes, vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, DNA, RNA, and metabolism.

CHEM 6630 Enzymology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites one year of organic chemistry (CHEM 3410) with grade of C or higher and one semester of biochemistry (CHEM 6600) with grade of B or higher, or equivalents
Description

(Same as BIOL 6630.) Introduction to enzyme catalysis, with emphasis on the general concepts of enzyme kinetics and the common tools for studying enzymes.

CHEM 6640 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3800 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent, or written approval of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 6640 and CSC 6640.) Four lecture hours per week. A “hands-on” approach to bioinformatics using PCs, the internet, and computer graphics to analyze, correlate, and extract information from biological databases, emphasizing sequence and structure databases for proteins and nucleic acids, and introducing the computing skills necessary for bioinformatics. Topics include: sequences and three- dimensional structures of proteins and nucleic acids, the major databases, algorithms for sequence comparison, data mining, and prediction of structure and function.

CHEM 6650 Nucleic Acid Synthesis and Drug Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Lectures on nucleic acid synthesis, mechanism, therapeutics, and detection. Course may be repeated.

CHEM 6670 Principles and Techniques of Practical Biochemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites One semester of biochemistry (CHEM 4600/6600) with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

This course is cross listed with BIOL 4670/6670. A comprehensive and integrated review of principles and modern techniques found in day-to-day biochemical research laboratories. Topics include, but are not limited to: general principles of biochemical investigations, molecular biology and basic techniques, molecular cloning and gene analysis, protein structure, purification and characterization, biomolecular interactions, basic enzyme analysis, spectroscopic techniques, mass spectrometric techniques, centrifugation, electrophoretic, chromatographic, radioisotope and electrochemical techniques.

CHEM 6780 Biomolecular Simulations
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 3410 and CHEM 4120 or equivalents with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as CHEM 6780.) This is an introductory self-contained course on the application of molecular dynamics and related methodologies by which student with a relatively limited background in chemistry, biology, and computer literacy can learn the fundamentals of research in these areas. In this course, students will learn to do computer calculations that quantify biomolecular interaction concepts discussed in lectures in biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.

CHEM 6800 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Advanced theories and methods of analytical chemistry. May be repeated if topics are different.

CHEM 6820 Analytical Laboratory
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

One lecture and three laboratory hours a week. Fundamental principles of analytical chemistry as applied to modern analytical problems.

CHEM 6850 Bioanalytical Chemistry I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6190 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Basic concepts of analytical chemistry as applied to biologically-oriented problems.

CHEM 6860 Bioanalytical Chemistry II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6850 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent or consent of instructor
Description

Basic principles underlying instrumentation, automation, and laboratory computers used in solving bioanalysis problems.

CHEM 6871 Electrochemical Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 4110 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Fundamentals of electrochemistry and application to chemical problems. Special emphasis on electrode reaction mechanisms and interpretation of electrochemical results for organic, inorganic, and biological systems.

CHEM 6890 Responsible Conduct of Research in Chemistry
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Responsible conduct of research in chemistry with emphasis on ethics of conducting research, data analysis, conformance to federal and community guidelines, and safety in the chemistry laboratory.

CHEM 6900 Advanced Research Methods
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites concurrent enrollment in CHEM 8910, CHEM 8999, or CHEM 9999
Description

Two lecture hours a week. Student learning of interdisciplinary experimental strategies and laboratory procedures in chemistry.

CHEM 6905 Theme-Based Chemistry Laboratory
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 3810 with grade of C or higher
Description

Students will work in small groups to develop specific biological or chemical hypotheses, design and carry out experiments to test these hypotheses, and analyze the results they obtain. Topics will vary.

CHEM 7000 Essentials of General Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Essentials of mass relationships, solutions, gas laws, calorimetry, atomic structure, oxidation/reduction, and chemical nomenclature. For secondary school science teachers not teaching chemistry.

CHEM 7010 Foundations of General Chemistry I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 7000 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Principles of atomic structure, chemical bonding, and molecular structure. For secondary school teachers. Cannot be used for a graduate degree in chemistry.

CHEM 7020 Foundations of General Chemistry II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 7010 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Three lecture hours a week. Principles of chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry, acid/base theories, and electro-chemistry. For secondary school chemistry teachers. Cannot be used for a graduate degree in chemistry.

CHEM 7900 Directed Study in Chemistry
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 5.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor and advisor
Description

Laboratory and recitations to be arranged. Directed study in areas of special interest to teachers or teacher candidates. May be repeated if topics vary.

CHEM 7910 Directed Research in Chemical Education
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 5.0
Description

Combined credit received for CHEM 7900 and CHEM 7910 must not exceed fourteen hours. May be repeated if topics vary.

CHEM 8360 Protein Structure and Function
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as NEUR 8200.) Discussion of the structure and function of proteins and of enzyme mechanisms. Topics include protein folding and motions, descriptions of enzyme catalysis at a molecular level, consideration of the energetics of biological processes, and enzyme kinetics.

CHEM 8370 Nucleic Acid Structure and Function
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6610 with grade of B or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8637 and NEUR 8210.) Topics include the structure of nucleic acids, mechanism and control of DNA and RNA synthesis, and interaction of proteins and drugs with nucleic acids.

CHEM 8400 Medicinal Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Study of the isolation, characterization, and elucidation of structure and synthesis of medicinally important compounds. The relationship between chemical structure and biological activity of selected drugs, vitamins, hormones, and proteins is reviewed.

CHEM 8440 NMR Spectroscopy for Organic Chemists
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6050 or the consent of the instructor
Description

Theory and application of NMR spectroscopy for characterization and structure elucidation of organic molecules.

CHEM 8450 NMR Spectroscopy
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6050 or consent of the instructor
Description

Theory and application of NMR spectroscopy for the characterization and elucidation of organic and biological molecules.

CHEM 8500 Interaction of Electromagnetic Radiation with Matter
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Magnetic resonance, infrared, Raman, visible, and ultraviolet spectral phenomena.

CHEM 8510 Biophysical Chemistry
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6110 and CHEM 6120 or CHEM 6190 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent, or consent of instructor
Description

Applications of quantitative physical techniques to biomolecules, especially proteins and nucleic acids.

CHEM 8520 Computational Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6110 and CHEM 6120 with grades of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week. Application of current computational chemistry programs to research problems or projects.

CHEM 8540 Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites introductory courses in spectroscopy, such as CHEM 4050/6050 and CHEM 4190/6190 with grade of B or higher, or equivalent
Description

Some experience in the application of quantum mechanics in spectroscopy is useful, but not essential. Experimental design and interpretation of nuclear magnet resonance data, particulary with respect to applications in structural biology.

CHEM 8620 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Biochemical areas emphasized may include carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, enzymes, immunochemistry, electron transport, and oxidative and photosynthetic phosphorylation. May be repeated if topics vary.

CHEM 8630 Advanced Bioinformatics
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites CHEM 6640 or equivalent, ability to program in Java or C++ or equivalent, and consent of instructor
Description

(Same as BIOL 8630 and CSC 8630.) Advanced topics in bioinformatics, computer and internet tools, and their applications. Computer skills for the analysis and extraction of functional information from biological databases for sequence and structure of nucleic acids and proteins. Students will complete a computer-based bioinformatics project.

CHEM 8800 Seminar in Chemistry
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites departmental consent
Description

Discussion of current research areas in chemistry.

CHEM 8850 Graduate Seminar in Chemistry
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Graduate standing in the Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University
Description

This course deals with the process of giving a scientific seminar. Focus is on production of professional slides, the details of the oral presentation, and development of the ability to answer questions on the material. The course may be repeated.

CHEM 8888 Non-Thesis Paper Writing
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor and the Biotechnology Committee
Description

Students will write a non-thesis paper based on a review of the literature.

CHEM 8900 Directed Study in Chemistry
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 5.0
Prerequisites departmental consent
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

CHEM 8910 Directed Research in Chemistry
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 15.0
Description

May be repeated if topics vary.

CHEM 8960 Practicum in Chemistry: Laboratory Supervision
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Introduces graduate students to the techniques of good laboratory supervision. This course or its equivalent is required of all chemistry graduate students who serve as laboratory assistants. Credit does not count toward graduation.

CHEM 8970 Topics in Molecular Biological Sciences
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 2.0
Description

(Same as BIOL 8970.) May be repeated if topics vary. May be taken for one or two credit hours.

CHEM 8999 Thesis Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 18.0
Description
CHEM 9999 Dissertation Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 18.0
Description