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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course Description
BCHM 453
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BCHM 454
This course is a continuation of CHEM 453. Topics will include carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism, bioenergetics, vitamins and minerals, control and regulation of metabolic pathways, and the nature of genetic diseases. Prerequisite: CHE,M 453. Spring annually.|
BCHM 463
Experiments involving the major techniques in modern biochemistry. Emphasizes separation and purification techniques, kinetic studies, quantitative determinations, and analytical instrumentation in biochemistry and biotechnology. Must be taken concur,rently with CHEM 453. Prerequisite: CHEM 251 or 254. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 50
Emphasizes development of verbal, mathematical, and abstract reasoning skills, and a basic scientific vocabulary needed to more fully explore the science of chemistry. Designed for students who may not have sufficient background for college chemistry,. Placement is recommended by the Department of Chemistry or it may be taken by students who feel a need to strengthen their skills prior to entering the normal sequence of chemistry courses. Course credits do not count toward graduation or general e,ducation science requirement. Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 141
Required of all freshman chemistry majors, this course provides an orientation to the university, to the faculty, and to the programs within the chemistry department including, among other topics, advisement, opportunities, curriculum and scheduling,, faculty expectations, laboratory safety procedures, facilities, career options, professional societies. The academic component, involving common readings, assignments, discussions, and attendance at seminars, is part of the course requirements.|
CHEM 145
This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence covering the main topics in general, organic, and biological chemistry as they relate to the health sciences field. Topics include atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, bonding, energy,in chemical reactions, phases of matter, kinetics and equilibrium, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to hydrocarbons and organic chemistry.|
CHEM 146
This course is the continuation of CHEM 145. CHEM 146 covers the principles of organic chemistry by functional groups plus the biochemistry of proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, neurotransmitters and hormones. All topics are taught with an e,mphasis on health-related topics. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 151
Explores atomic theory, gases, solids, liquids, chemical bonding, and molecular structure. Intended for chemistry majors, pre-medical students, and others who desire a rigorous introductory course. CHEM 151 and 152 comprise the foundation for all sub,sequent courses in the major sequence. A strong background is desirable but not required. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 161. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 152
Includes second law, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, kinetics, and coordination chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 151. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 162. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 153
Initial course in the fundamental concepts of chemistry for students not majoring in chemistry; it can serve as a preparation for CHEM 254 or as a general education elective. Includes atomic theory and structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, and,the physical states of matter. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 163. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 154
Continuation of CHEM 153. Includes a discussion of solutions, thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction.. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 164. Prerequisite: CHEM 153. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 161
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 151. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 151 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 162
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 152. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 152 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 163
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 153. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 153 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 164
Laboratory exercises to exemplify and augment the material in CHEM 154. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 154 unless it is being repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 153, 163. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 205
Introduces the basic principles of human nutrition. Explores the structure of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals and their role in metabolism. Analyzes nutritional needs of various age groups, nutrition and disease, and recent rese,arch in nutritional problems. Prerequisite: One semester of general chemistry or consent of instructor.|
CHEM 211
Describes the process of science as an ongoing and continuously developing means of describing the natural world. Examines what science is and how it is done. Promotes science literacy. Emphasizes written and oral communication skills as well as the,ability to understand important topics in science, along with the policy and ethical questions raised. Open to students in all academic areas.|
CHEM 251
Examines bonding, structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and the mechanisms of free radical substitution, nucleophilic substitution, electrophilic addition and electrophilic aromatic substitution. Emphasizes organic syntheses, reactions, and metho,ds. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 261. Prerequisites: CHEM 151, 152 or 153, 154. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 252
Continuation of CHEM 251. A discussion of functional groups, their preparation and reactions. Emphasizes synthesis and mechanisms. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 262. Prerequisite: CHEM 251. Three hours lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 254
Surveys the field of elementary organic chemistry, emphasizing nomenclature, simple reactions and mechanisms, and the structure of organic compounds, together with their relation to biology. Does not count toward the requirements for a major in chemi,stry and must be taken concurrently with CHEM 264 unless it is being repeated. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 or 154. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 257
Applies modern spectroscopic techniques to the determination of the structures of organic compounds. Discusses the techniques of infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy, emphasizing their application toward the elucidation of stru,ctures of organic compounds. Presents necessary theoretical background and applications. Required of all chemistry majors. Prerequisites CHEM 252 or consent of instructor.|
CHEM 261
Consists of experiments using important techniques, natural product isolation, and synthesis using modern instrumental methods. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 251 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 262
Complex synthesis and organic qualitative analysis using modern instrumentation. Emphasizes the important spectroscopic methods of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Must be taken with CHEM 252 unless it is be,ing repeated. Prerequisite: CHEM 261. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 264
Introduces important techniques, synthesis, and functional group analyses of organic compounds. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 254 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 270
Covers sources, organization, and the effective use of chemical information. Includes working safely with chemicals, regulatory agencies and their role in ensuring safety and environmental quality, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.,Discusses aspects of both printed and computer-based chemical information sources. Problem assignments provide illustration and practice in effective searching of the chemical literature. Co-requisites: CHEM 251, 261. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 271
Introduces coordination and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory focuses on the properties and reaction chemistry of the elements and inorganic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 152/162. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 311
A study of the drug development and the pharmaceutical industry. The course will, follow the path that new drugs take from their discovery in the laboratory, through in vitro testing, clinical trails, to final Food and Drug Administration (FDA) appro,val and post-market survellance. Attention will be paid to the role of the FDA, and ethical issues at every step along the path to market. Students will also examine drugs as molecules and how they function physiologically, as well as a look at the, major in vivo targets of drugs. Prerequisite: PHSC 111 or BIOL 111 or equivalent. Spring annually|
CHEM 351
Explores the theory and applied techniques and instrumentation of analytical chemistry for majors in the allied health and other biological professions. Includes separation procedures and spectrophotometric, volumetric, and electroanalytical methods., Geared toward the analytical chemistry needs of the allied health and biological professions. Does not count toward the requirements for a major in chemistry. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 361. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 or 154. Three hours l,ecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 353
Serves students both in chemistry and in related fields. Includes spectrophotometric and volumetric methods of chemical analysis. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 363. Prerequisite: CHEM 152 or 154. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 354
Concerned primarily with the principles of thermodynamics. Discusses kinetics in the latter portion of the term. Applies the laws of thermodynamics to many problem-solving situations. Uses calculus heavily, and requires a basic familiarity with the h,andling of simple differentials and integrals. Kinetics is treated from experimental and mechanistic points of view. Prerequisites: CHEM 152, 162; PH 252 or 259; MATH 271. Three hours lecture. Fall, annually.|