Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Course Type




Chemistry


This course is equivalent to Grade 12U Chemistry, studying the nature of scientific activity and the explanation of chemical reactions, modern atomic theory and molecular structure. This course is open only to students in the Preliminary Year.

Antirequisite(s): Grade 12U Chemistry.

Prerequisite(s): High school Chemistry at the advanced level.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course will explore the foundations of matter through atomic theory, investigate chemical reactions with stoichiometry, predict bonding and structure of compounds, and examine theproperties, reactions and structures of organic molecules. Chemistry 0011A/B and Chemistry 0012A/B in combination are equivalent to the Ontario Grade 12U level chemistry.

Antirequisite(s): Ontario High School SCH4U or equivalent, Chemistry 0010, any university-level Chemistry course.

Prerequisite(s): High School Chemistry (Grade 11 Advanced Level or equivalent) or permission of the Dean, and registration in a Preliminary Year program at Brescia University College.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course explores thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibrium of chemical reactions, behaviour of ideal gases, and interpretation of redox reactions. Students will engage in problem solving and apply laws and theories to analyze chemical reactions that support our society with heat, batteries, buffers, and important materials. Chemistry 0011A/B and Chemistry 0012A/B in combination are equivalent to the Ontario Grade 12U level chemistry.

Antirequisite(s): Ontario High School SCH4U or equivalent, Chemistry 0010, any university-level Chemistry course.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Preliminary Year program at Brescia University College.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course provides the background knowledge required to make informed decisions about how chemistry is presented to the public through various media. Topics will include environmental concerns, forensic chemistry, sources of energy, the chemistry of drugs. No chemistry background required; intended primarily for students from Faculties other than Science.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 1301A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, the former Chemistry 1100A/B, the former Chemistry 1200B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the foundational principles of chemical structure and properties, emphasizing their relevance to modern science. Topics include: atomic structure, theories of chemical bonding, structure and stereochemistry of organic molecules, and structure of coordination complexes.

Antirequisite(s): The former Chemistry 1024A/B, the former Chemistry 1100A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Grade 12U Chemistry (SCH4U) or equivalent.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours (3 hours every other week).

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of how the fundamentals of energetics influence chemical processes. Topics include: gases, thermodynamics and thermochemistry, chemical equilibria, solubility, weak acids and bases, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics.

Antirequisite(s): The former Chemistry 1024A/B, the former Chemistry 1200B.

Prerequisite(s): Grade 12U Chemistry (SCH4U) or equivalent. Grade 12U Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), or Mathematics 0110A/B or 0105A/B, is strongly recommended.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours (3 hours every other week).

Course Weight: 0.50
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An overview of the properties and common reactions of selected functional groups and biomolecules, including carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. Emphasis with be placed on the importance and application of organic chemistry in the food sciences.


Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B, or the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B, or the former Chemistry 1050.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours (3 hours every other week). Enrollment limited to students registered in Foods & Nutrition, Brescia University College, or by special permission of the Department of Chemistry.

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The environmental chemistry of air, water, and soil.

Antirequisite(s): CEE 2217A/B; Chemistry 4491E.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B), or (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X) or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B).

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Cannot be taken at the same time as Chemistry 4491E.

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A discussion of the diverse roles of inorganic elements in the chemistry of life processes, with an emphasis on the chemistry of hydrogen, oxygen, and the cations of Groups 1 and 2. Bioenergetic processes, biomineralization and photosynthesis. The uptake, transport and storage of iron.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2271A.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B), or (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X) or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B). (Grade 12U Biology, or a Year 1 University Biology course is highly recommended as preparation for this course.)

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the basic concepts of structure, stereochemistry and reactions in organic chemistry with an emphasis on its connections to the biological, health or medical sciences.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2273A.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B), or (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X) or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B).

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours (3 hours every other week). Note: The combination of Chemistry 2213A/B and Chemistry 2223B provides the equivalent of a full course in Organic Chemistry with a laboratory, which is a prerequisite for some professional programs.

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Basic thermodynamic concepts and relations and illustration of their relevance and applications to biological systems. In addition, some aspects of electrochemistry, and spectroscopic techniques will be introduced, again with emphasis on the role of these techniques in understanding the structure and nature of important biological molecules.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2374A, Chemistry 2384B.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B), or (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X) or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B); 0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, and 0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours (3 hours every other week).

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An examination of the chemistry of naturally occurring molecules, emphasizing organic compounds of importance in the Biological and Health Sciences.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2283G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours, 1.5 laboratory hours (3 hours every other week). Intended primarily for students in Biology, and students interested in the Health or Medical Sciences. Note: The combination of Chemistry 2213A/B and Chemistry 2223B provides the equivalent of a full course in Organic Chemistry with a laboratory, which is a prerequisite for some professional programs.

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An overview of the Periodic Table, stressing trends in properties of the elements and their compounds; principles of ionic and covalent bonding; molecular orbital theory of simple molecules; solution and solid state chemistry of Group 1 and 2 compounds, with examples relevant to biology and everyday life.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2211A/B.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B with a minimum mark of 60% in each), or (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X with a minimum mark of 60% in each) or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B with a minimum mark of 60% in each).

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours per week, 1.5 tutorial hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course emphasizes the quantitative aspects of chemistry. Starting with classical measurements of volumes and masses, the course will develop statistical tools of estimation, confidence, accuracy, and precision in treating experimental data. This includes an introduction to instrumental methods of analysis.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B), or (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X) or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B).

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to 3D structure, spectroscopy and chemical reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, benzene, and alkyl halides. Introduction to reaction mechanisms and the interpretation of IR and NMR spectra. Laboratory: techniques of experimental organic chemistry; illustrative preparations of organic compounds.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2213A/B.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B with a minimum mark of 60% in each), or (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X with a minimum mark of 60% in each) or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B with a minimum mark of 60% in each).

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours/week (3 hours every other week).

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Comparison of the structure and solution chemistry of the main group elements and their oxides, halides and hydrides; examples of these compounds in the world around us, with a discussion of the chemical principles involved; Molecular Orbital Theory of polyatomic molecules; metallic bonding and semiconductors.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2271A; or Chemistry 2211A/B with a minimum mark of 80%.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours; 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to structure, spectroscopy and reactions of alcohols and derivatives, aromatic compounds and carbonyl compounds with an emphasis on reaction mechanisms and synthesis. Techniques of experimental organic chemistry will be introduced in the laboratory; illustrative preparations.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2273A, or Chemistry 2213A/B with a minimum mark of 80%.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to classical thermodynamics. Topics to be covered include: Zeroth law of thermodynamics, first law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, entropy, second and third law of thermodynamics, Helmholtz and Gibbs energies, chemical potential, non-ideal gases, phase diagrams, ideal and real solutions, properties of ionizing solvents, electrolyte solutions, electrochemical cells.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2214A/B.

Prerequisite(s): (Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B with a minimum mark of 60% in each), (Chemistry 1301A/B and Integrated Science 1001X) with a minimum mark of 60% in each or (the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B with a minimum mark of 60% in each); Calculus 1000A/B, the former Calculus 1100A/B, or Calculus 1500A/B and 0.5 course from Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, with a minimum mark of 60% in each of the two 0.5 courses.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Aspects of microscopic chemistry are covered including the introduction to statistical mechanics and its connection with thermodynamics, description of the kinetic theory in gas and liquid phases, chemical dynamics, kinetics, diffusion, and transport processes.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2214A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2374A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours/week (3 hours every other week).

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the use of computer based tools available in Chemistry. Topics include: molecular modeling, electronic data bases and data mining in chemistry, data analysis and presentation and computational mathematical tools for chemistry.


Extra Information: 6 lecture/laboratory hours.

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A comprehensive treatment of the preparation and uses of polymers, and their chemical and physical properties in the solid state and in solution.

Antirequisite(s): CBE 4493A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours (4 lab hours every other week).

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Industrial applications of chemistry including a survey of the chemical industry and its principal products; mass and energy balances as applied to chemical processes and the comparative economics of chemical processes will be discussed.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the physical properties and application of materials of interest in modern physical chemistry.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2214A/B or Chemistry 2384B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Structure determination using common spectroscopic methods including vibrational and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy as well as mass spectrometry and x-ray crystallography.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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The study of the effects of the electronic structure of transition metals on their properties, including coordination chemistry, electronic spectra, magnetic properties, and reactions. Introduction to organometallic chemistry. The laboratory experiments illustrate and amplify concepts discussed in the lectures.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2271A and Chemistry 2281G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course deals with the principles and fundamentals of modern instrumentation in chemical analysis. The content involves quantitative analytical separation and spectroscopy, theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental techniques, and determination of metals and small molecules.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2272F.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An intermediate level course in organic chemistry designed to complete the core requirements in organic chemistry. The major topics include: concepts of organic synthesis, radical chemistry, the chemistry of beta-dicarbonyls, amines, heterocycles, cycloadditions and pericyclic reactions.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2273A and Chemistry 2283G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Basic concepts of quantum mechanics are introduced and applied to a variety of problems in chemistry and spectroscopy. Topics include quantum behavior of microscopic particles, principles of vibrational, rotational, and electronic spectroscopy, and the foundations of the quantum theory of chemical bonding.

Antirequisite(s): Physics 3200A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2384B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The role of the chemical elements and their compounds in biology. The emphasis will be on the functional and mechanistic aspects of the biological chemistry of the metallic elements. The toxicology and medicinal chemistry of metal ions will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3371F.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Ideas of enzyme action and metabolic patterns provide a framework for understanding the origins of medicinally useful natural products and the rationale for proceeding from natural lead compounds to pharmaceuticals. Chemical and biological constraints on drug structure. Drug discovery process. Classes of medicinal chemicals.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selected topics of current interest in Chemistry.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course covers the chemical effects produced in a system by absorption of ionizing radiation such as alpha and beta particles and gamma and X-rays. Interaction of radiation with matter leading to formation of ions and radicals is described at an introductory level. Nuclear reactors, accelerators, medical radioisotopes and other applications of nuclear technologies are also covered.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3374A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will explore how metabolic pathways are currently being re-engineered in microorganisms to produce drugs that are otherwise difficult to manufacture. We will also investigate how drug targets are being identified using newly developed chemical genetic screening methods. The impact of both approaches on medicine will be evaluated.

Antirequisite(s): Biochemistry 4415B.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours per week, 1 hr bi-weekly tutorial session.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The importance of inorganic and organometallic complexes in macromolecular science. The emphasis will be on the role metal complexes play in controlling the properties of macromolecules, the design of specialty polymers incorporating metal centres in the polymer chain, and the numerous roles of (non-carbon based) main-group polymers.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3371F.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Computer simulations using methods based on the theory of statistical mechanics allow computations of physical properties of any state of matter and study of chemical transformations. In the course, applications of Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo techniques will be discussed as well as the underlying theory of Statistical Mechanics.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3374A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course covers the fundamental basis of homogeneous catalysis using transition metal complex catalysts, illustrated by important industrial processes. It also treats heterogeneous and hybrid catalysts.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3371F.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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This course encompasses selected topics at the advanced level of analytical sciences. They include an introduction to chemometrics; advanced theory and practice of high-resolution separation techniques; recent advances in analytical electrochemistry, spectroscopy and microscopy; instrumentation and its applications in research.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3372F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The tools and insight needed to design successful synthetic routes to complex organic molecules. The student will identify and design synthetic routes for key structural elements and be introduced to synthetic methods in a setting of problem solving and discussion.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3373F.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Applications of quantum mechanics to atomic and molecular spectroscopy, including magnetic resonance, rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopies of molecules.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3374A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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A discussion of the structures and bonding in inorganic solids as well as of their physical and chemical properties. Links to practically important inorganic materials and solid-state devices will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3371F.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

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Techniques for diagnosing and testing mechanisms of chemical reactions, with an emphasis on organic and bioorganic examples: kinetics, activation parameters, Bronsted catalysis law, Hammett and Taft relations, Marcus Theory, kinetic isotope effects, solvent effects. An introduction to pericyclic reactions with a discussion of aromaticity and orbital symmetry.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 3373F.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This is the signature course in chemistry. Under the supervision of a faculty member students will work on an independent research project, submit reports, write a thesis describing research findings and present and defend their findings in an oral seminar. Professional development activities include: skills for critical analysis of research, writing technical reports, ethics.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the courses required for a Major in Chemistry and registration in a Specialization in Chemistry, Honors Specialization in Chemistry, or Honors Specialization in Biochemistry and Chemistry.

Extra Information: 15 laboratory hours/week, 1.5 course. Typically taken in the final year. Permission of the Department is required.

Course Weight: 1.50
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A survey of the chemistry of monosaccharides, amino acid and nucleosides with modern synthetic methods to oligosaccharides, polypeptides and polynucleotides.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2283G or Chemistry 2223B. Chemistry 3373F is advantageous, but not required.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An overview of the physical principles underlying the structure, function, and dynamics of biological systems, with focus on proteins and biomembranes. Topics to be covered include: Selected applications of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; inter- and intramolecular (noncovalent) interactions; protein folding; spectroscopic properties of biopolymers.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2374A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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