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    • CHEM-1000 Workshop for CHEM 1151K
      Description

      Workshop/discussion for Chemistry 1151.

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    • CHEM-1001 Workshop for CHEM 1211K
      Description

      Workshop/discussion for Chemistry 1211K.

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    • CHEM-1002 Workshop for CHEM 1152K
      Description

      Workshop/discussion for CHEM 1152K

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    • CHEM-1003 Workshop for CHEM 1212K
      Description

      Workshop/discussion for CHEM 1212K

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    • CHEM-1100 Introductory Chemistry
      Description

      A one semester course covering some basic concepts and applications of chemistry for non-science majors. There is an optional laboratory component.

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    • CHEM-1100L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
      Description

      Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1100.

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    • CHEM-1151K Survey of Chemistry I
      Description

      First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry for allied health professions and non-science majors. Topics to be covered include: elements and compounds, chemical equations, organic nomenclature, and molecular geometry. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. MATH 1111 may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-1152K Survey of Chemistry II
      Description

      Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry for allied health professions and non-science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

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    • CHEM-1211 Principles of Chemistry I
      Description

      First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. MATH 1113 and CHEM 1211L may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-1211K Principles of Chemistry I and Lab
      Description

      First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/ .

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    • CHEM-1211L Principles of Chemistry I Lab
      Description

      Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1211.

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    • CHEM-1212 Principles of Chemistry II
      Description

      Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include chemical bonding, properties of solids, liquids and gases, solutions, equilibria, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetics and electricity. Corequisite: CHEM 1212L

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    • CHEM-1212K Principles of Chemistry II and Lab
      Description

      Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

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    • CHEM-1212L Principles of Chemistry II Lab
      Description

      Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1212.

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    • CHEM-1230K Accelerated Principles of Chemistry
      Description

      Designed for the student with superior pre-college preparation. Principles of chemistry will be explored in an integrated class/laboratory setting. Topics will include reactions and reaction stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, properties of solids, liquids and gases, solutions, equilibria, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics and kinetics, and electrochemistry. May not be taken for credit after successful completion of CHEM 1212.

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    • CHEM-2083 Selected Projects in Chemistry
      Description

      Title and description of course to be specified at time of offering.

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    • CHEM-2130 Sophomore Chemistry Seminar
      Description

      A course designed to introduce Chemistry majors to current literature and career opportunities in Chemistry and allied fields. Faculty will present brief seminars pertaining to their research and topics of current interest. Students will carry out literature searches and make oral and/or written presentations on topics chosen in consultation with the instructor(s).

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    • CHEM-2411 Organic Chemistry I
      Description

      The first course of a two semester sequence which provides a broad introduction to the basic principles, theories and applications of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics will include modern structural theory, organic nomenclature, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and kinetics, and an introduction to functional group chemistry. Also covers the interpretation of IR, NMR, and mass spectroscopy for the structure determination of organic compounds. CHEM 2411L may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-2411L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
      Description

      Emphasis of this laboratory will be on fundamental techniques and will provide experience with purification, physical and spectroscopic characterization and synthesis of organic substances.

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    • CHEM-2422 Organic Chemistry II
      Description

      The second course will systematically explore reactions of carbon-containing compounds and the mechanistic pathways involved in these processes. Reactions that will be discussed include functional group transformations, oxidation, reductions, cyclo-additions and carbon-carbon bond formation. The course begins to teach the student how to systematically design a multi-step synthesis of complex organic compounds. CHEM 2422L may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-2422L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
      Description

      Emphasis of this laboratory will be on synthesis and characterization of organic substances will be included.

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    • CHEM-3010 Law and Administration of Chemicals
      Description

      Categories of hazardous chemicals, their origin, impact on society, state and federal regulations, handling, storage and disposal will be discussed. Case studies of hazardous chemicals will include asbestos, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, batteries. Regulations, particularly RCRA, CERCLA, OSHA, TSCA, SARA, NEPA, HMTA, CWA will be discussed.

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    • CHEM-3130 Modern Forensic Science
      Description

      Case-oriented approach will be used to explore selected topics of forensic science. These include: (1) the scientific and technological foundation for the examination of evidence; (2) the scope of expert qualifications and testimony, the legal status of scientific techniques, and the admissibility of the results in evidence; (3) the analysis of trace evidence including glass, soil, hair, fibers, gunpowder residues and bullet fragments; (4) forensic toxicology and pharmacology are applied to the analysis of alcohol, poisons, and drugs; and (5) the characterization of blood and other body fluids. The cases which stimulate the exploration of these areas include: the O.J. Simpson case, the John Kennedy assassination, the Jeffery Lindberg baby kidnapping, and the Tylenol poisonings. Not applicable as a Chemistry elective for students majoring or minoring in chemistry.

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    • CHEM-3140 Drugs and Drug Abuse
      Description

      An examination of the current and historical patterns of alcohol, drug use, abuse, and control. Emphasis will be given to the patterns of usage, way these drugs affect body and types of rehabilitation centers. See CRIM 3242. Not applicable as a Chemistry elective for students majoring or minoring in Chemistry.

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    • CHEM-3310K Analytical Chemistry
      Description

      This course emphasizes skills needed for a student to function as a professional analytical chemist. The student will be firmly grounded in the areas of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, equilibria, quantitative spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography. Special emphases will be placed on writing skills.

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    • CHEM-3422 Organic Chemistry II
      Description

      The second course will systematically explore reactions of carbon-containing compounds and the mechanistic pathways involved in these processes. Reactions that will be discussed include functional group transformations, oxidation, reductions, cyclo-additions and carbon-carbon bond formation. The course begins to teach the student how to systematically design a multi-step synthesis of complex organic compounds. CHEM 3422L may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-3422L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
      Description

      Emphasis of this laboratory will be on synthesis and characterization of organic substances will be included.

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    • CHEM-3510 Survey of Physical Chemistry
      Description

      This course is a survey course for students who do not need the more rigorous full-year sequence in physical chemistry. The course includes thermodynamics, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics and other topics in physical chemistry.

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    • CHEM-3521 Quantum Chemistry
      Description

      This course is an introduction to elementary quantum mechanics and its applications to selected chemical systems. Topics include an introduction to operators, 'particle in a box', harmonic oscillator, atomic structure, chemical bonding, atomic spectroscopy, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy of small molecules, and elementary statistical mechanics. MATH 2664 or MATH 3303 may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-3522 Chemical Thermodynamics
      Description

      This course develops standard topics in classical physical chemistry, with primary emphasis on chemical thermodynamics. The course includes physical and chemical properties of real and ideal gases, the law of thermodynamics and their application to physical and chemical systems, chemical and phase equilibria, kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics, transport properties, and the application of quantum mechanics to thermodynamics in statistical mechanics. MATH 2654 or MATH 3303 may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-3550L Physical Chemistry Laboratory
      Description

      In this course, students will demonstrate their understanding of the physical basis and general applications of experimental techniques in physical chemistry. In particular, they will demonstrate their ability in applying the theories from thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy to interpret experimental data. They will also learn how to maintain a laboratory notebook - collect data in a professionally acceptable way. Finally, they will demonstrate their ability to communicate their data and results to others. CHEM 3521 or CHEM 3522 may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-3810 Chemical Process Principles
      Description

      An introductory engineering approach to material and energy balance for physical and chemical processes are developed. Gas behavior, systems of units, material properties, thermophysical and thermochemical concepts are discussed. Emphasis is on the application of material and energy balances to steady and unsteady state physical and chemical processes.

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    • CHEM-3825 Research Methods
      Description

      Specially designed to meet the needs of future teachers, students design and carry out four independent inquiries, which they write up and present in the manner that is common in the scientific community. Course is restricted to UTEACH students.

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    • CHEM-3830 Engineering Thermodynamics
      Description

      An introductory engineering approach to thermodynamics for physical and chemical processes is developed. Applications of first and second laws, engines, refrigeration and compression cycles, equations of states, fluid properties, corresponding states will be emphasized.

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    • CHEM-3885 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
      Description

      Title and description of course to be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.

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    • CHEM-4003 History and Philosophy of Science
      Description

      A study of the historical development of major areas of science and the philosophical examinations of scientific methods and results.

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    • CHEM-4081 Independent Study
      Description

      A topic is chosen in consultation with a faculty member.

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    • CHEM-4083 Faculty Directed Research
      Description

      A research project carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Discussion of research areas with the faculty and preliminary work involving literature searching and planning should be completed before the senior year. Both a formal oral and written report of the results of the research must be presented to the faculty of the Department of Chemistry. ACS track students cannot use this as a Chemistry elective. Non-ACS track students can use up to 3 credit hours as a Chemistry elective.

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    • CHEM-4084 Senior Seminar
      Description

      Restricted to senior chemistry majors. This course is designed to prepare students for oral presentation of chemical research. An oral defense of the students senior research project is required.

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    • CHEM-4086 Internship in Chemistry
      Description

      Students will secure a position with a company for field experience. May be used for a chemistry elective only by consent of the department.

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    • CHEM-4185 Selected Topics for Teachers
      Description

      Course is designed for pre- and in-service teachers. Title and description of course to be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit. May be used for major or minor in chemistry only by consent of department.

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    • CHEM-4330K Instrumental Analysis
      Description

      This is a course designed for chemistry majors that covers the use of instrumentation for chemical analysis. Topics will include optical spectroscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry and selected topics in polarimetry, voltammetry and chromatography. In this class, we will discuss the theory behind the analysis (with a strong emphasis on quantum mechanics and spectroscopy), instrumental operation (that covers the electronics and optical components of instruments), and the data analysis and interpretation (which includes signal processing, Fourier transformation, and statistical analysis). There is a three hour laboratory component to the course. Laboratory exercises will familiarize students with electronics, applications of spectroscopy, chemical instrumentation and data analysis.

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    • CHEM-4340 Surface Chemistry
      Description

      This course introduces elementary concepts of modern surface chemistry. Considerations of thermodynamics, kinetics, surface structure, electronic structure, and catalysis and reactivity will be explored using examples from the current literature. Surface chemistry, draws upon all areas of chemistry; therefore, a solid background in calculus, physics, and chemistry is assumed.

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    • CHEM-4350L Techniques of Surface Chemistry Laboratory
      Description

      This laboratory course is designed to familiarize a student to modern techniques of surface science. The technique includes scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, low energy electron diffraction, auger electron spectroscopy, thermal desorption spectroscopy, and ion sputtering. Design considerations of vacuum systems will be explored. Since all techniques are on-site, this will be a interactive hands on experience.

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    • CHEM-4385 Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry
      Description

      Advanced topics in analytical chemistry provides the student exposure to current topics and problems unique to the field of analytical chemistry. This course will be offered periodically with the topics announced by the faculty involved.

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    • CHEM-4410 Organic Medicinal Chemistry
      Description

      This course covers a wide variety of medicinal drugs, their actions in the body, and ultimately their metabolism and excretion.

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    • CHEM-4485 Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry
      Description

      Building upon the students' background in organic chemistry, these courses will explore in greater depth selected advanced topics in organic chemistry. Selected topics such as advanced synthesis, reaction mechanism, molecular orbital theory, spectroscopy, stereochemistry and physical organic chemistry will be offered.

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    • CHEM-4585 Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry
      Description

      Building upon the students' background in required courses in physical chemistry, this course will explore in greater depth selected topics in physical chemistry. These will be chosen from atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, and dynamics of chemical reactions.

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    • CHEM-4610 Inorganic Chemistry
      Description

      The wave nature of electrons is applied to atomic structure and periodic trends. Inter and intramolecular bonding models are used to interpret the chemical and physical properties of various materials, from simplistic diatomic molecules to structurally complex molecular and ionic systems. Thermodynamic principles are used to determine the relative stability of inorganic compounds.

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    • CHEM-4611 Structure and Bonding
      Description

      Fundamental quantum mechanical principles are applied to atomic structure and the periodic properties of the elements. The structure and reactivity of ionic and molecular systems are qualitatively analyzed by using bonding models such as valence bond theory, group symmetry and molecular orbital theory. The Band Theory is used to investigate the insulating/conducting properties of solids.

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    • CHEM-4612 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
      Description

      The thermodynamic, kinetic, and quantum mechanical properties of inorganic compounds are investigated. Bonding models are used to explain the physical and chemical properties of organometallic, main group, and heavy metal systems. Nuclear properties of the elements are explored and nuclear models are compared.

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    • CHEM-4685 Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
      Description

      Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry exposes the students to current topics and problems in the field of inorganic chemistry.

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    • CHEM-4711 Biochemistry
      Description

      The first of two semester sequence in biochemistry covering the general physical and chemical properties of biomolecules and the metabolism. Topics will include biomolecular structure and function, first-order enzyme kinetics, glycolysis and carbohydrate metabolism, Kreb's cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, fatty acid catabolism and biosynthesis, metabolism and utilization of amino acids, biologically important amines and regulation of metabolism.

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    • CHEM-4712 Physical Biochemistry
      Description

      Covers bio- chemistry and spectroscopy of biomolecules. Topics include protein folding, protein stability, protein-DNA interactions, physical chemistry of biomembranes, kinetics (beyond first order), molecular mechanics and dynamics, NMR spectroscopy (fluorescence, circular dicroism, laser spectroscopy), mass spectrometry and xray crystallograph.

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    • CHEM-4720L Biochemistry Laboratory
      Description

      The laboratory course will emphasize the principles discussed in the lecture courses Biochemistry I and Biochemistry II. Half of the course will place emphasis on experiments that introduce students to the practices of protein separation, purification, quantification and assays. The other half of the course will emphasize principles from physical biochemistry and spectroscopy of biomolecules. Experiments will examine macromolecular structure and stability; protein folding; lipid bilayer structure and dynamics and enzyme kinetics. This course will provide students with experience in instrumental techniques that are used in research and industrial facilities.

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    • CHEM-4910L Tools and Applications in Chemical Research and Practice
      Description

      Tools and Applications in Chemical Research and Practice is a 3 credit hour laboratory based course that introduces students to a research experience using a series of small-scale, multi-week research modules. This capstone course capitalizes on previous knowledge and skills from multidisciplinary chemistry courses and focuses on a narrow problem in a practical application. Each module begins with skill building activities followed by and in-depth exploration of one aspect of the problem allowing students access to research experiences as part of the mainstream curriculum.

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    • CHEM-4913L Advanced Synthesis Laboratory
      Description

      This laboratory course involves non-trivial synthesis of organic and inorganic molecules by a variety of advanced techniques (vacuum line, inert atmosphere, high/low temperature, etc.). Spectroscopic (FT-NMR, IR, UV, etc.) and computational methods are used to investigate characterize, and compare experimental and theoretical properties of the synthesized molecules. Special emphasis will be placed on writing skills. CHEM 4611 or CHEM 4612 may be taken concurrently.

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    • CHEM-4920 Environmental Chemistry
      Description

      This course is an introduction to the practice of modern environmental chemistry. Topics include pollutants in water, soil, and the atmosphere; equilibria in aqueous systems; experimental methods in environmental analyses; toxicological chemistry; current environmental problems. The laboratory will consist of EPA-approved methods of analyses.

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    • CHEM-4930 Chemical Kinetics
      Description

      This course focuses on macroscopic rates of chemical reactions as a tool to a molecular level understanding. The emphasis is on an integrated approach to view examples drawn from various subdisciplines within chemistry, namely organic, inorganic and biological. Topics include integrated rate laws, experimental techniques in chemical kinetics, steady state approximation, mechanisms of organic, inorganic, and enzyme reactions, catalysis, collision theory, and elementary activated complex theory.

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    • CHEM-4940 Industrial Chemistry
      Description

      Commercial production of everyday and specialty chemicals will be discussed with emphasis on raw materials, chemistry, equipment, environmental impact. Typical industries: inorganic acids/bases, hydrocarbon derivatives, aromatics, petroleum refining, polymers, pesticides/fertilizers, paper/pulp, pharmaceuticals, soaps/detergents.

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    • CHEM-4985 Selected Topics in Chemistry: An Integrated Approach
      Description

      This course focuses on selected topics in chemistry which may consist of spectroscopy, magnetic resonance or stereo chemistry. The emphasis is on an integrated approach to view examples that transcend sub-disciplines within chemistry, namely inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry.

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    • ENGR-3810 Chemical Process Principles
      Description

      An introductory engineering approach to material and energy balance for physical and chemical processes is developed. Gas behavior, systems of units, material properties, and thermophysical and thermochemical concepts are discussed. Emphasis is on the application of material and energy balances to steady and unsteady state physical and chemical processes. Same as CHEM 3810.

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    • ENGR-3830 Engineering Thermodynamics
      Description

      An introductory engineering approach to thermodynamics for physical and chemical processes is developed. Applications of first and second laws, engines, refrigeration and compression cycles, equations of states, fluid properties, corresponding states will be emphasized.

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    • ENGR-3885 Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
      Description

      On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand and apply specific principles of science and engineering to chemical engineering problems.

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    • ENVS-2202 Environmental Science
      Description

      This course is an interdisciplinary course integrating principles from biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, and non-science disciplines as related to the interactions of humans and their environment. Issues of local, regional, and global concern will be used to help students explain scientific concepts and analyze practical solutions to complex environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on the study of ecosystems, human population growth, energy, pollution, and other environmental issues and important environmental regulations. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/

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    • STEM-3815 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
      Description

      Specially designed to meet the needs of future teachers, students design and carry out two lesson plans which they write up and present in the manner that is common in the scientific community. Course is restricted to UTEACH students.

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