Spring 2021

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CHEM 132-01 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Cindy Samet
Course Description:
This class will retain its normal Dickinson College quality as I teach from my home classroom just as I would on campus. Classes will meet synchronously at the scheduled time via ZOOM and all students are expected to join with cameras on so that the active learning classroom environment can be achieved. Features such as screen-sharing and annotation will aid in visualizing textbook figures that would normally be projected on the screen in class. Material will be presented in a casual lecture/discussion style with me writing on a whiteboard and ensuring full view of the board. In addition, screen shots of the whiteboard will be posted on Moodle and all sessions will be recorded. Supplemental material for this course will be presented in whiteboard video format using Educreations and posted on Moodle. There will be regular, informal in-person gatherings such as discussions, office hours, and social gatherings throughout the semester! A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
0930:MWF   DIST
CHEM 132-02 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Katie Barker
Course Description:
Synchronous required attendance at the scheduled class time. Office hours and study/review sessions may be offered with an in-person option. A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
1030:MWF   DIST
CHEM 132-03 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Christine O'Neill
Course Description:
Classes will meet synchronously at the scheduled time via ZOOM and all students are expected to join with cameras on so that the classroom environment can be achieved. Material will be presented in several formats including seeing me writing on a whiteboard and screen sharing with annotated documents. In addition, screen shots of the whiteboard will be posted on Moodle and all sessions will be recorded. Pre-Lecture work for each class session will be required and is posted on Moodle. It will consist of watching videos, completing lessons, and an assessment of understanding. A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
0900:TR   DIST
CHEM 132-L1 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Mary Jo Boylan
Course Description:
This section is for students who will be on campus for part of the semester. During the weeks that students are on-campus, students in each section will be split into two groups scheduled to meet either during the first two hours of the lab session or during the last two hours of the lab session. When in the laboratory, students perform hands-on experiments individually during their assigned two-hour period. Prelab and post lab instruction will be on-line. During the weeks that students are remote, they will complete an on-line experiment during the lab period with the guidance of the instructor. A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
1230:M   STUART 1113
1230:M   STUART 1121
CHEM 132-L2 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Katie Barker
Course Description:
This section is for students who will be on campus for part of the semester. During the weeks that students are on-campus, students in each section will be split into two groups scheduled to meet either during the first two hours of the lab session or during the last two hours of the lab session. When in the laboratory, students perform hands-on experiments individually during their assigned two-hour period. Prelab and post lab instruction will be on-line. During the weeks that students are remote, they will complete an on-line experiment during the lab period with the guidance of the instructor. A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
1315:T   STUART 1113
1315:T   STUART 1121
CHEM 132-L3 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Cindy Samet
Course Description:
During the remote, weekly laboratory sessions (all are required), students will meet synchronously on ZOOM and complete an on-line experiment during the lab period with the guidance of the instructor. There will be an online prelab assignment as well as a post lab assignment. Because this section is fully remote, the instructor will provide more live instruction and extra context for the experiments and related concepts. A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
1330:W   DIST
CHEM 132-L4 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Mary Jo Boylan
Course Description:
This section is for students who will be on campus for part of the semester. During the weeks that students are on-campus, students in each section will be split into two groups scheduled to meet either during the first two hours of the lab session or during the last two hours of the lab session. When in the laboratory, students perform hands-on experiments individually during their assigned two-hour period. Prelab and post lab instruction will be on-line. During the weeks that students are remote, they will complete an on-line experiment during the lab period with the guidance of the instructor. A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
1315:R   STUART 1113
1315:R   STUART 1121
CHEM 132-L5 General Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Mary Jo Boylan
Course Description:
This section is for students who will be on campus for part of the semester. During the weeks that students are on-campus, students in each section will be split into two groups scheduled to meet either during the first two hours of the lab session or during the last two hours of the lab session. When in the laboratory, students perform hands-on experiments individually during their assigned two-hour period. Prelab and post lab instruction will be on-line. During the weeks that students are remote, they will complete an on-line experiment during the lab period with the guidance of the instructor. A continuation of Chemistry 131. Topics covered in the second semester will include: kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, and buffers, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and transition metal chemistry. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 131.
1230:F   STUART 1113
1230:F   STUART 1121
CHEM 133-01 General Chemistry with Lab, Condensed
Instructor: Christine O'Neill
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. During the weeks that students are on-campus, students in each section will be split into two groups scheduled to meet either during the first two hours of the lab session or during the second last two hours of the lab session. When in the laboratory, students perform hands-on experiments individually during their assigned two-hour period. Prelab and post lab instruction will be on-line. During the weeks that students are remote, they will complete an on-line experiment during the lab period with the guidance of the instructor. Condensed, Chem 133, is a one-time offering to support students who needed to defer for the fall semester of 2020 due to COVID-19. This course will allow affected students to stay on schedule with their coursework that requires chemistry. As a combined offering of Chem 131/132, this one-semester course will cover the major introductory topics in chemistry including (but not limited to) atomic structure, theories of bonding, periodic trends, ionic compounds, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. Laboratory activities will include developing foundational skills in designing and performing experiments as well as analyzing data. This is course is fast-paced and requires a significant amount of asynchronous learning outside of class time for both the lecture and the lab. It will cover a similar amount of material as the two-semester General Chemistry sequence, Chem 131/132, so students may enroll in Organic Chemistry in fall 2021 after successfully completing Chem 133. Students pursuing pre-med should check with their advisors regarding additional chemistry coursework. This one-time offering of a condensed one-semester version of general chemistry will cover foundational ideas in chemistry necessary for continued study. 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory, weekly.
1230:W   STUART 1113
1030:TR   DIST
1230:W   STUART 1121
CHEM 242-01 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Michael Holden
Course Description:
Completely remote, partially asynchronous. This course continues the study of the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules started in 241. Particular emphasis is placed on unsaturated systems. Laboratory work continues investigations into the synthesis, analysis, and identification of organic and inorganic molecules begun in 241. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 241.
0830:MWF   DIST
CHEM 242-02 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Jason Gavenonis
Course Description:
This course continues the study of the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules started in 241. Particular emphasis is placed on unsaturated systems. Laboratory work continues investigations into the synthesis, analysis, and identification of organic and inorganic molecules begun in 241. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 241.
1130:MWF   STUART 1104
CHEM 242-L1 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Katie Barker, Michael Holden
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. This course continues the study of the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules started in 241. Particular emphasis is placed on unsaturated systems. Laboratory work continues investigations into the synthesis, analysis, and identification of organic and inorganic molecules begun in 241. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 241.
1230:M   STUART 1118
CHEM 242-L2 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Colin Rathbun, Michael Holden
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.Alternating weeks in lab and online. This course continues the study of the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules started in 241. Particular emphasis is placed on unsaturated systems. Laboratory work continues investigations into the synthesis, analysis, and identification of organic and inorganic molecules begun in 241. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 241.
1315:T   STUART 1118
CHEM 242-L3 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Michael Holden, Colin Rathbun
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. This course continues the study of the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules started in 241. Particular emphasis is placed on unsaturated systems. Laboratory work continues investigations into the synthesis, analysis, and identification of organic and inorganic molecules begun in 241. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 241.
1230:W   STUART 1118
CHEM 242-L4 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
Instructor: Michael Holden, Katie Barker
Course Description:
Alternating weeks in lab and online. This course continues the study of the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules started in 241. Particular emphasis is placed on unsaturated systems. Laboratory work continues investigations into the synthesis, analysis, and identification of organic and inorganic molecules begun in 241. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 241.
1315:R   STUART 1118
CHEM 243-01 Modern Chemical Analysis w/Lab
Instructor: Amy Witter
Course Description:
Synchronous required attendance. Lab is synchronous/asynchronous with required in person component. The theory of chemical equilibrium as it pertains to acid-base, metal-ligand, redox, and EDTA titrations. Topics such as experimental design, sampling, calibration strategies, standardization, and the optimization and validation of experimental results will be covered. Statistical analysis of data will also be included. This class is meant to aid students in developing both a sound knowledge of experimental protocols (i.e. How many samples do we need to collect? How do we extract our analyte from the matrix? How much sample must be extracted in order to obtain a measurable result? How do we measure what's present? and in the critical evaluation of experimental results (How much confidence do we have that our results are representative of the system under study?). Three hours classroom and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
1230:W   STUART 2112
0900:TR   STUART 1113
CHEM 244-01 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Instructor: Sarah St. Angelo
Course Description:
Synchronous required attendance. Lab is synchronous/asynchronous with required in person component. The fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics will be presented with a view towards providing an understanding of the concept of chemical equilibrium. Introductory concepts in chemical kinetics will also be discussed. Laboratory will focus on experiments illustrating the principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 132 or 141, MATH 171 or concurrent enrollment.
1230:M   STUART 2117
1030:TR   TOME 122
CHEM 342-01 Structure and Function of Biomolecules w/Lab
Instructor: Rebecca Connor
Course Description:
Cross-listed with BIOL 342-01.The lecture will be hybrid with both synchronous and asynchronous components.. Will consider remote only students on case-by-case as situation evolves. Labs will alternate in person and remote, with students being in person every other week. Off-week labs will involve online laboratory activities. This course is an introductory biochemistry course focused on the chemistry of the major molecules that compose living matter. The structure and function of the major classes of biomolecules (nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates) are addressed along with other topics including bioenergetics, enzyme catalysis, and information transfer at the molecular level. The laboratory portion of the course focuses on methods used to study the properties and behavior of biological molecules and their functions in the cell. Three hours lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite 242; an introductory biology course is highly recommended. This course is cross-listed as BIOL 342.
1030:TR   STUART 1113
1315:R   STUART 2112
CHEM 343-01 Metabolism
Instructor: Thomas Arnold
Course Description:
Cross-listed with BIOL 343-01. A survey of the metabolic processes in animals and plants, including signal transduction, aerobic and anaerobic respiration, and photosynthesis, as well as the biosynthesis of the major types of biomolecules. For each metabolic pathway, we will examine the regulation of enzymes and related genes, their energetic requirements, and the function of pathway end products. Both the normal functioning of metabolic pathways and common metabolic malfunctions, e.g., human inborn errors of metabolism, will be considered. Selected readings from the primary literature and the popular press are required. Students will complete detailed case studies focusing on human metabolism and metabolic disorders. Three hours classroom per week. Prerequisite: 242. This course is cross-listed as BIOL 343.
0830:MWF   DIST
CHEM 490-01 Drug Discovery and Development
Instructor: Jason Gavenonis
Course Description:
Partially asynchronous. This course will provide a broad overview of the history of pharmaceutical industry, from the initial development of antibiotics such as sulfanilamide as an offshoot of the dye industry to the advent of structure-based drug design and post-genomic approaches to target identification. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of small-molecule drugs. We will explore each step of the drug-discovery process, and students will present an overview of a particular drug's journey through this process, including in the context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to their peers. Prerequisites: CHEM 342.
0930:MWF   STUART 1113
CHEM 490-02 Chemical Biology
Instructor: Colin Rathbun
Course Description:
Course will be synchronous for those able to attend and also recorded. This course will approach biological research and biotechnology through the lens of fundamental organic chemistry principles. Topics will include synthetic strategies to produce major biomolecules, chemistries developed to study and perturb the cell, and revolutionary biotechnologies. A large emphasis will be placed on the reading of primary scientific literature and experimental design. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this course, an introductory-level understanding of organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular & cell biology is recommended, though not required.
1130:MWF   DIST
CHEM 560-01 Bioluminescent Tools for Measuring Cellular Interactions
Instructor: Colin Rathbun
Course Description:
 
CHEM 560-02 Bioluminescent Tools for Measuring Cellular Interactions
Instructor: Colin Rathbun
Course Description:
 
CHEM 560-03 Galvanic Replacement for Synthesis of Mixed Metal Catalytic Nanoparticles
Instructor: Sarah St. Angelo
Course Description:
 
CHEM 560-04 Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Photocatalytic Metal-ZnO Hybrid Nanomaterials
Instructor: Sarah St. Angelo
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CHEM 560-05 Synthesis of Water Soluble Perfluoroarenes
Instructor: Jason Gavenonis
Course Description: