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Table of Contents: 2014-2015 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Licensure 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 The Triad 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Return of Aid Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library 1.09 Educational Resources and Services 1.10 Academic Advising 2.1 Triad Education Program 2.1.1 Academics 2.1.2 Work Program 2.1.3 Service Program 2.2 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Africana Studies 3.2.02 Art 3.2.03 Biology 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 Theatre 3.2.25 Women's Studies 3.2.26 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 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 Languages (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 2014 - 2015 Undergraduate Faculty 5.3 Graduate Faculty 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships

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3.2.04
Chemistry


Chemistry (CHM) Courses of Study

Link to Chemistry Courses

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.

The B.S. track 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 B.A. track in Chemistry is a suitable track for those students who have an interest in careers that emphasize teaching or technical work. It is also an excellent track for students who wish to double-major, or who desire flexibility for taking a wider-variety of liberal arts courses. The B.A. provides the knowledge-base to enter the workforce as an entry-level "bench chemist," teach math or science at the secondary level or pursue post-graduate studies in the health sciences at the bachelors or masters level. 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.


3.2.04.1

Major in Chemistry, B.A.

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

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 48 credit hours, as follows, to fulfill the major requirements.

  1. Core Requirements: all of the following courses (43 credit hours):
    1. CHM 116 General Chemistry I
    2. CHM 117 General Chemistry II
    3. CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I
    4. CHM 321 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
    5. CHM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
    6. 	OR
    7. CHM 332 Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy
    8. MAT 241 Calculus I
    9. MAT 242 Calculus II
    10. PHY 251 Physics I
    11. PHY 252 Physics II
    12. SCI 390 Research Design
    13. SCI 486-489 Natural Science Research (minimum 2 credit hours)
    14. SCI 493 Natural Science Presentation
  2. Elective Credits: minimum of 5 credit hours from the following list:
    1. CHM 226 Organic Chemistry II
    2. CHM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics **
    3. 	OR
    4. CHM 332 Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy **
    5. CHM 333 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
    6. CHM 407 Biochemistry I
    7. ENS 431 Toxicology
    8. MAT 243 Multivariable Calculus *
    9. MAT 250 Linear Algebra *
    10. MAT 251 Differential Equations *
    11. Any physics (PHY) course, level 290 or above
    12. Select special topics courses in chemistry (400 level)

* Only one mathematics (MAT) course may be counted toward the elective credits requirement.

** CHM 331 Thermodynamics or Kinetics and CHM 332 Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy may be taken to fulfill the elective requirements only if not taken to fulfill the core requirements.


3.2.04.2.1

Major in Chemistry, B.S.

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

Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 58 credit hours, as follows, to fulfill the major requirements.

  1. Core Requirements: all of the following courses (52 credit hours):
    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 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
    6. CHM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
    7. CHM 332 Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy
    8. CHM 333 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
    9. MAT 241 Calculus I
    10. MAT 242 Calculus II
    11. PHY 251 Physics I
    12. PHY 252 Physics II
    13. SCI 390 Research Design
    14. SCI 486-489 Natural Science Research (minimum 2 credit hours)
    15. SCI 493 Natural Science Presentation
  2. Elective Credits: minimum of 6 credit hours from the following list:
    1. CHM 407 Biochemistry I
    2. MAT 243 Multivariable Calculus *
    3. MAT 250 Linear Algebra *
    4. MAT 251 Differential Equations *
    5. Any physics (PHY) course, level 290 or above
    6. Selected special topics courses in chemistry (400 level)

* Only one mathematics (MAT) course may be counted toward the elective credits requirement.


3.2.04.2.2 - Major in Chemistry, B.S. - 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 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
  6. CHM 331 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  7. CHM 333 Physical Chemistry 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 Research (minimum 2 credit hours)
  20. SCI 493 Natural Science Presentation

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 27 credit hours, as follows, to fulfill the minor requirements:

  1. Core Requirements (23 minimum credit hours):
    1. CHM 116 General Chemistry I
    2. CHM 117 General Chemistry II
    3. CHM 225 Organic Chemistry I
    4. PHY 251 Physics I
    5. SCI 390 Research Design
    6. SCI 486-489 Natural Science Research (minimum 2 credit hours)
    7. SCI 493 Natural Science Presentation
  2. Elective Credits: 4 minimum credit hours from the following list:
    1. CHM 321 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
    2. CHM 407 Biochemistry I

Note: 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 Quantitative Chemical Analysis. Permission of Department Chair is required for student enrollment in either course towards fulfillment of Minor requirements.