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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 Descending order) Course TitleCourse Description
SCED 536
Chemistry
Lecture-laboratory course designed to give elementary, middle, and secondary teachers an understanding of basic chemistry. The chemistry of common experience in the public school is explored and the manipulation of chemical apparatus is given special, attention. Two laboratory hours. On demand.|
PHSC 320
Phy Sci Antiquity To 20th Cent
Focuses on the most important and influential theories that scientists have developed to explain the natural world and examines how those theories were conceived and refined. Considers both the process and the content of Western science and examine,s the progression of science from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia through the quantum revolution of the early 20th century. Explores how the work of scientists has been affected by the historical and cultural settings in which they lived. Prerequisite,s: PHSC 111 or 112 or permission of instructor|
PHSC 111
Physical Science Chem
Explores selected chemical principles with the purpose of providing a background that will enable students to understand issues involving the interaction of science and society. Intended for non-science majors and does not assume prior familiarity w,ith chemistry. Does not count toward requirements for science majors, but can be applied to fulfill the general education math-science requirements for non-science majors. Students who prefer a more traditional chemistry course may elect either CHEM,151 or 153 to fulfill their general education requirements. No prerequisites. Each semester.|
PHSC 110
Intro To Environ Chemistry
Provides a knowledge of basic chemical principles. Applies this knowledge to environmental issues such as water resources and water pollution, air quality, ozone depletion, and disposal of dangerous wastes. Three hours lecture. Open to all student,s in all academic areas. No prerequisites. Each semester.|
COOP 412
Intrn-Chemistry
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COOP 312
Co-Op Chemistry
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CHEM 485
Prob Chem Ed
In-depth exploration of a problem area in chemistry education according to the student's need or interest under the direction of a faculty member. Admission only by consent of instructor and approval of department chair. Prerequisite: Junior standing, or consent of the department. Not open to chemistry majors in the liberal arts or Bachelor of Science curriculum.|
CHEM 471
Advanced Topics In Chem
Presents topics of current interest. Topics vary from year to year. Discusses topics such as non-aqueous solvents, solid state chemistry, polymers, chemical physics, group theory, stereochemistry, organometallics, and recent developments in spectrosc,opy. Prerequisite: CHEM 355 (may be taken concurrently). Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 470
Chemistry Seminar
Search of the chemical literature on a topic of current interest, compilation of a bibliography, preparation of an abstract, and presentation of a seminar. Prerequisites: CHEM 252, 355. Spring annually.|
CHEM 466
Chemical Research
An independent laboratory problem in some field of chemistry of special interest to the student. Admission only by consent of the instructor and the approval of the department chair. Prerequisites: CHEM 355, 358. Each semester.|
CHEM 465
Chemical Research
An independent laboratory problem in some field of chemistry of special interest to the student. Admission only by consent of the instructor and the approval of the department chair. Prerequisites: CHEM 355, 358. Each semester.|
CHEM 461
Adv Inorg/Org Lab
Involves complex synthesis of inorganic and organic compounds. Uses sophisticated techniques and contemporary instrumentation in the synthesis, analysis, and characterization of these inorganic and organic compounds. Spring, alternate years.|
CHEM 459
Demos In Chemistry
Studies are made of various demonstration techniques with students devising and applying each with many examples. Emphasizes the study of material the Chem. Study Committee of the American Chemical Society prepared for the purpose of vitalizing high,school chemistry courses. Prerequisites: CHEM 151, 152, and at least one other major course. Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 456
Adv Inorganic Chem
Extends and compares various concepts of bonding and molecular structure, encountered in previous courses, to gain appreciation of their uses and shortcomings. Includes acid-base theory, nonaqueous solvents, and coordination chemistry. The descriptiv,e chemistry includes recently discovered compound types as well as classical periodicity and periodic anomalies. Prerequisite: CHEM 354 or consent of the department. Three hours lecture. Fall, alternate years.|
CHEM 455
Adv Physical Chem
Concerned primarily with statistical mechanics and additional aspects of quantum mechanics such as molecular modeling and potential energy surfaces. Prerequisite: CHEM 355. Offered occasionally.|
CHEM 400
Special Topics
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CHEM 368
Analy Chem Lab II
Laboratory exercises exemplify and augment topics included in CHEM 358 and the analytical techniques of nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 358 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Sp,ring, annually.|
CHEM 365
Phys Chem II Lab
Taken concurrently with CHEM 355. Involves experiments in the areas of quantum mechanics, molecular spectroscopy, and crystallography. Experiments include obtaining rotational-vibrational spectra of a diatomic molecule utilizing Fourier Transform Inf,rared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and analyzing a powdered crystalline sample using X-ray diffraction. Prerequisite: CHEM 355 and 364. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 364
Phys Chem I Lab
Involves experiments in the areas of thermodynamics and kinetics to reinforce what is taught in the lecture course. To be taken concurrently with CHEM 354. Experiments include bomb calorimetry, construction of a simple two-component phase diagram, an,d stopped-flow, fast-action kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 355. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 363
Analy Chem I Lab
Laboratory exercises exemplify and augment topics included in CHEM 353. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 353 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Fall, annually.|
CHEM 361
Intro Analy Chem Lab
Laboratory exercises exemplify and augment topics included in CHEM 351. Must be taken concurrently with CHEM 351 unless it is being repeated. Three hours laboratory. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 359
Adv Organic Chem
A study of reaction mechanism, synthetic methods, and structure elucidations. Emphasizes sterochemistry and the correlation of structure and reactivity. Prerequisites: CHEM 252 and 354 (may be taken concurrently). Spring or Fall, alternate years.|
CHEM 358
Analy Chem II
Includes separation procedures and electroanalytical and automated methods of chemical analysis. Students must concurrently schedule CHEM 368. Prerequisites: CHEM 354, 355; CHEM 355 concurrently, or consent of department. Three hours lecture. Spring,, annually.|
CHEM 355
Physical Chem II
Develops both the classical wave formulation and the concept of operators as approaches to the study of quantum mechanics. Students solve simple one-electron problems. Extends groundwork to molecular problems. Examines spectroscopy in detail, particu,larly as a tool in the determination of molecular structures. Discusses powder and single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques and investigates their use as research tools. Prerequisite: CHEM 354. Three hour lecture. Spring, annually.|
CHEM 354
Physical Chem I
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.|
CHEM 353
Analy Chem I
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 351
Intro Analy Chem
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 311
Drugs: From Discovery To Mkt
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 271
Intro Inorganic Chem
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 270
Chem Information
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.|