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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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3.2.04
Chemistry


3.2.04.1

Program Overview

The mission of the Warren Wilson College Department of Chemistry is to provide a high quality liberal arts education in Chemistry promoting solid technical knowledge, reasoned discourse, creative thought, problem solving, and experiential learning framed within a triad of academics, service, and work.

This mission is accomplished with the following goals:

  1. To provide a supportive environment for students with convenient access to professors and peer tutors.
  2. To emphasize the connections between chemistry, biology, and environmental science.
  3. To encourage students to become life-long learners and scientifically responsible citizens.
  4. To promote creative collaborations and research between students, staff, and faculty.
  5. To maintain a collection of state-of-the-art instruments for use by chemistry students and faculty members as well as for use as a college-wide resource.
  6. To train and support students on the chemistry work crew, promoting a strong work ethic, professional demeanor, and safe laboratory practices.
  7. To promote collaborations between the department members and members of other academic departments.
  8. To provide service and outreach to various groups external to the College.
  9. To prepare students for meaningful careers as scientists, medical and health care professionals, and as science educators.
  10. To provide a productive and fulfilling environment for faculty and staff members.

Chemists have excellent employment opportunities. A carefully planned major in Chemistry prepares students for graduate school for medical, dental, pharmacy, or veterinary school, as well as for good jobs as a traditional "bench chemist." The Biochemistry concentration is suitable for students preparing for graduate programs in biochemical or biomedical fields, human or veterinary medicine, and all health areas. Opportunities for exciting careers in these areas should remain abundant in the future.


3.2.04.2.1

Major in Chemistry

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 57 credit hours, as follows, to fulfill the major requirements:

  1. CHM 116 General Chemistry I
  2. CHM 117 General Chemistry II
  3. CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I
  4. CHM 226 Organic Chemistry II
  5. CHM 240 Inorganic Chemistry
  6. CHM 321 Analytical Chemistry
  7. CHM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  8. CHM 332 Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy
  9. CHM 333 Thermodynamics Laboratory
  10. MAT 241 Calculus I
  11. MAT 242 Calculus II
  12. PHY 251 Physics I
  13. PHY 252 Physics II
  14. SCI 390 Research Design
  15. SCI 486-489 Natural Science Seminar Research
  16. SCI 493 Natural Science Research Communication

Students are strongly encouraged to take the following courses:

  1. SCI 319 Careers in Science
  2. CHM 407 Biochemistry I
  3. CHM 450 Advanced Environmental Chemistry

3.2.04.2.2 - Major in Chemistry - Biochemistry Concentration

The Biochemistry Concentration follows the curriculum recommended by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, stressing critical thinking, teamwork, and ethics in addition to solid knowledge and skills in the biological and chemical sciences. This concentration includes all academic requirements for admission to medical schools, veterinary schools, and graduate schools as well as strong preparation for a professional career.

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 69 credit hours, as follows, to fulfill the major requirements with a concentration in Biochemistry.

  1. CHM 116 General Chemistry I
  2. CHM 117 General Chemistry II
  3. CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I
  4. CHM 226 Organic Chemistry II
  5. CHM 321 Analytical Chemistry
  6. CHM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  7. CHM 333 Thermodynamics Laboratory
  8. CHM 407 Biochemistry I
  9. CHM 408 Biochemistry II
  10. CHM 409 Biochemistry Laboratory
  11. BIO 116 General Biology
  12. BIO 208 Cell Biology
  13. BIO 322 Genetics
  14. MAT 241 Calculus I
  15. MAT 242 Calculus II
  16. PHY 251 Physics I
  17. PHY 252 Physics II
  18. SCI 390 Research Design
  19. SCI 486-489 Natural Science Seminar Research
  20. SCI 493 Natural Science Seminar Communication

3.2.04.3

Honors Program

Graduation in Chemistry with honors is possible for qualified students. See description under "Honors Program Natural Sciences" (Section 3.2.08.2.2).


3.2.04.4

Minor in Chemistry

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C- or better to count toward fulfillment of the minor.

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 25 credit hours, as follows, to fulfill the minor requirements:

  1. CHM 116 General Chemistry I
  2. CHM 117 General Chemistry II
  3. CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I
  4. CHM 321 Analytical Chemistry *
  5. 	OR
  6. CHM 407 Biochemistry I *
  7. PHY 251 Physics I
  8. SCI 390 Research Design
  9. SCI 486-489 Natural Sciences Seminar Research
  10. SCI 493 Natural Sciences Research Communication

* Biology and Psychology majors seeking a Minor in Chemistry are encouraged to take CHM 407 Biochemistry I. All other majors seeking a Minor in Chemistry are encouraged to take CHM 321 Analytical Chemistry. Permission of Department Chair is required for student enrollment in either course towards fulfillment of Minor requirements.