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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections

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4.06 Chemistry (CHM)

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.


CHM 103 - Principles of Chemistry 2cr

This course serves students needing additional preparation for CHM 116 General Chemistry I and introduces most of the major areas of chemistry with emphasis on the chemical basis of earth systems and biological organisms. These emphases make chemistry understandable, applicable, and fun. This includes group and laboratory activities. This course does NOT fulfill the Natural Science triad requirement. A lab fee is required.


CHM 115 - General Chemistry I Laboratory 0cr

This laboratory course explores reaction types, chemical formulas, stoichiometry, molecular modeling, atomic structure, and spectroscopy. The material complements and reinforces the lecture class. A lab fee is required.

Corequisite: This laboratory course must be taken concurrently with CHM 116 General Chemistry I.


CHM 116 - General Chemistry I 5cr

This course provides a solid background in the fundamental principles of chemistry for science majors (including Environmental Studies majors). This course assumes a working knowledge of high school algebra and chemistry. Subject areas include thermodynamics, acid-base chemistry, stoichiometry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and chemical bonding.

Natural Science

Corequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with CHM 115 General Chemistry I Laboratory.

Prerequisite: CHM 103 Principles of Chemistry or permission of instructor based on score on a placement test.


CHM 117 - General Chemistry II 5cr

This course provides a solid background in the fundamental principles of chemistry for science majors and assumes a working knowledge of high school algebra and chemistry. Subject areas include atomic and molecular structure, solutions, gases, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction reactions, reaction rates, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and equilibria.

Natural Science

Corequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with CHM 118 General Chemistry II Laboratory.

Prerequisite: CHM 116 General Chemistry I with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.


CHM 118 - General Chemistry II Laboratory 0cr

This laboratory course explores kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, and acid-base topics. The material complements and reinforces the lecture class. A lab fee is required.

Corequisite: This laboratory course must be taken concurrently with CHM 117 General Chemistry II.

Prerequisites: CHM 116 General Chemistry I and CHM 115 General Chemistry I Laboratory.


CHM 225 - Organic Chemistry I 4cr

This course provides a basic understanding of the structure and function of organic molecules with emphasis on biological implications. Topics include principles of structure and bonding, organic nomenclature, stereochemistry, and substitution and elimination reactions. The lab includes purification, extraction of natural products, synthesis, chromatography and spectroscopy. Modern instrumentation is used extensively. A lab fee is required.

Natural Science or College Composition II

Prerequisite: CHM 117 General Chemistry II with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.


CHM 226 - Organic Chemistry II 4cr

In this course, common organic mechanisms are carefully explored. The chemistry of alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, and aromatic substances is discussed. In the laboratory, standard organic preparations will be carried out including the Grignard Reaction, the Fischer esterification, and electrophilic aromatic substitutions. Students will determine the structures of unknowns. Modern instrumentation is used extensively. A lab fee is required.

Natural Science

Prerequisite: CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I with a grade of C- or better.


CHM 240 - Inorganic Chemistry 4cr

This course covers the chemistry of the transition metals, emphasizing the practical and the biological implications of this knowledge. The nomenclature of the transition metals is studied, as are the three bonding theories. Laboratory exercises will involve the preparation and characterization of transition metal complexes. A lab fee is required.

Natural Science

Prerequisites: CHM 117 General Chemistry II and MAT 241 Calculus I or permission of the instructor.


CHM 321 - Analytical Chemistry 5cr

Students in this course and integrated laboratory apply chemical principles like statistics, experimental design, and instrumental concepts to solve practical real world problems. Students perform laboratory and field experiments to examine caffeine levels in beverages, the fatty acid composition of food oils, and dissolved oxygen in freshwater lakes. This course requires a considerable amount of writing lab reports. A lab fee is required.

Natural Science

Prerequisites: CHM 117 General Chemistry II, and either MAT 150 Precalculus or both MAT 151 Precalculus I and MAT 152 Precalculus II, all with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.


CHM 331 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics 4cr

In this course, the first and second laws of thermodynamics are treated in detail from a molecular perspective. The thermodynamic functions of internal energy, enthalpy, Gibbs energy, Helmholtz energy and entropy are interpreted and applied in studying chemical equilibrium, colligative properties of solutions, phase equilibria in multi-component systems, and ionic equilibria in electrochemical systems. The rates and mechanisms (kinetics) of reactions occurring on surfaces, in solution, and in the gas phase will also be explored from a microscopic perspective.

Natural Science

Corequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with CHM 333 Thermodynamics Laboratory.

Prerequisites: CHM117 General Chemistry II, MAT 242 Calculus II, and PHY 251 Physics I, all with a grade of C- or better or permission of instructor.


CHM 332 - Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy 4cr

The topics covered in this course include quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and spectroscopy. The goal of the course will be to interpret and explain the fundamental principles governing the observed spectroscopic behavior of a quantum mechanical system as predicted by statistical mechanics. The quantum mechanics of translation, vibration, rotation, and nuclear states will be thoroughly explored. These concepts will then be applied in understanding atomic and molecular structure and in interpreting the spectroscopic manifestation of quantum mechanical behavior on an atomic, molecular, and nuclear level.

Natural Science

Prerequisites: CHM General Chemistry II, MAT 242 Calculus II, and PHY 252 Physics II, with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.


CHM 333 - Thermodynamics Laboratory 1cr

Thermodynamic behavior, spectroscopy, phase equilibria for pure substances and mixtures, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and molecular modeling are explored. A lab fee is required.

Corequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with CHM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CHM 331 or permission of instructor.


CHM 407 - Biochemistry I 3 cr

In this course, the molecular logic of living things and the background necessary for understanding, at the molecular level, the life processes encountered in veterinary science, medicine, biotechnology, ecology, animal behavior, and botany are explored. A detailed understanding of the structure, chemistry, function and metabolism of the major classes of biological macromolecules are presented. An extensive study is made of enzyme systems in bioenergetics and metabolism. Photosynthesis, nutrition, and medical applications are also reviewed.

Prerequisites: CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I and BIO 116 General Biology, with a C- or better or permission of instructor.


CHM 408 - Biochemistry II 3cr

This course continues the goals of Biochemistry I: understanding the anabolic and catabolic reactions of lipids and proteins. The course also explores the mechanisms of signaling across cell membranes and regulation of processes across the whole organism. Students will investigate nucleic acid chemistry and the chemistry of the processes involved in translating the genetic code into proteins. Students should enroll in CHM 409 Biochemistry Laboratory concurrently.

Corequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with CHM 409 Biochemistry Laboratory.

Prerequisite: CHM 407 Biochemistry I with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.


CHM 409 - Biochemistry Laboratory 2cr

This course introduces students to biochemical laboratory techniques including protein purification, ion exchange and gel permeation chromatography, electrophoresis, immunoassay, enzyme kinetics, and genetic manipulation. Experiments illustrate concepts in the lecture course. Report writing and critical examination of the literature are stressed. A lab fee is required.

Corequisite: This laboratory course must be taken concurrently with CHM 408 Biochemistry II.

Prerequisite: CHM 407 Biochemistry I with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.


CHM 450 - Advanced Environmental Chemistry 4cr

This course introduces advanced concepts in atmospheric chemistry, hydrological chemistry, and geochemistry. One-half of the course will focus on atmospheric topics such as evolution of the atmosphere, photochemical smog, combustion, particles, and remediation. A laboratory project and topic paper are required. A lab fee is required.

Natural Science

Prerequisites: MAT 241 Calculus I and CHM 321 Analytical Chemistry with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.