Chemistry

Division: Science/Engineering/Mathematics

Division Dean 

Dr. Richard Fee

Faculty

Robin De Roo
Torri Draganov
Allison Gotoh
Lenore Landis
Craig Tomooka

Counselor

Ernesto Heredia
Dr. Deidre Porter

Chemistry Transfer Program

Students should consult a counselor or www.assist.org for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to an independent college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.

CHEM 060 C Chemistry Review 1 Unit

Term hours: 18 lecture. This course is a review of the concepts and principles of general, inorganic, and organic chemistry, as taught in: Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM 101 C), Fundamentals of College Chemistry (CHEM 107 C), General Chemistry I (CHEM 111AC) and/or General Chemistry II (CHEM 111BC). It is recommended for students who have completed or are currently enrolled in one of the previously named courses. Pass/No Pass only.

CHEM 100 C Chemistry for Daily Life 4 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is designed for the non-science major seeking a laboratory science. The course will adopt a non-mathematical approach to explain the fundamental concepts of chemistry. From this foundation, the course will focus on topics that are related to the impact that chemistry has on our society. The laboratory section will provide hands-on experience with many of the lecture topics. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

CHEM 101 C  Chemistry for Health Science Majors l 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 020 C or MATH 041 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 101 C and CHEM 201 C). This course covers the basic principles of atomic structure, chemical bonding, the mole concept, states of matter, solutions, energy, and organic compounds. This course is designed for students majoring in health science. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: CHEM 101)

CHEM 103 C Chemistry and Society 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course introduces students to basic concepts of chemistry and requires analyses of the socio-cultural contexts within which chemistry plays a central role. This is a general education course in chemistry and is not recommended for science majors. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC).

CHEM 104 C Physical Science for Teachers 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 020 C or MATH 041 C with minimum grades of "C".

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This activity-based course introduces students to basic principles of physics and chemistry with emphasis on their practical importance and application in the real world. Some of the topics include: matter, physical and chemical properties, energy, motion, light, atomic structure, bonding, solutions and chemical reactions. This course is intended for students who want to become elementary school teachers. Duplicate credit not granted for PHSC 104 C. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: PHYS 140)

CHEM 107 C  Preparation for General Chemistry 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C or MATH 041 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 72 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course provides a general introduction to the basic concepts, principles and laws of modern chemistry. Topics include a study of atomic theory, molecular structure, chemical reactivity, and the properties of the various phases of matter. Laboratory experiments include both qualitative and quantitative analysis, with an emphasis on proper laboratory techniques. This course applies to the physical science requirement for general education and is not acceptable for credit for students majoring in physical science. CHEM 107 C is a recommended preparatory course for students planning to take CHEM 111AC and CHEM 111BC. No credit if taken after CHEM 111AC. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

CHEM 111AC General Chemistry I 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C or MATH 041 C and CHEM 107 C, with a grade if C ir better or a passing score on the Chemistry Proficiency Test.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 36 discussion and 72 laboratory. In this course, topics covered include the general principles of chemistry with associated laboratory analysis. This includes atomic structure, bonding, the mole concept, properties of solutions, gas laws, and thermochemistry. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: CHEM 120 S)

CHEM 111BC General Chemistry II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111AC with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 108 laboratory. In this course, topics covered include the general principles of chemistry with associated laboratory analysis. This includes kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: CHEM 120 S)

CHEM 112 C  General Chemistry II for Engineers 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111AC with a grade of C or better

Term hours: 72 lecture. In this course, topics covered include the general principles of chemistry. This includes kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

CHEM 201 C  Chemistry for Health Science Majors II 4.5 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 101 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 54 laboratory. This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 101 C and CHEM 201 C). Topics covered include the structures, nomenclature, reactions, and applications of organic and biochemical compounds, as well as cell structure, metabolism, biotechnology, vitamins and enzymes. This course is designed for students majoring in health science. (CSU/UC/AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

CHEM 211AC Organic Chemistry I 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111BC with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture and 36 discussion and 72 laboratory. This course is the first part of a two semester organic chemistry lecture and laboratory sequence. This course covers the study of functionalized compounds, stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions, alkenes, alkynes, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work includes the synthesis, isolation, and characterization of organic compounds by using modern techniques and instrumentation. This course is designed for students who plan to major in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and premedical/prepharmacy/predental programs. (UC/CSU/C-ID: CHEM 150)

CHEM 211BC Organic Chemistry II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHEM 211AC with a minimum grade of "C".

Term hours: 54 lecture and 36 discussion and 72 laboratory. This course is the second part of a two semester organic chemistry lecture and laboratory sequence. The course includes the study of radicals, aromatic compounds, carbonyl-containing compounds, amines, biologically important compounds, and strategy in organic synthesis. Laboratory work includes modern techniques required to synthesize organic compounds, and the isolation and analysis of these compounds. This course is designed primarily for students who plan to major in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and medical/prepharmacy/predental programs. (UC/CSU/C-ID: CHEM 160 S)

CHEM 298 C Chemistry Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and 0-864 laboratory depending on units attempted. This course seminar is designed to help students conceptualize and intensify knowledge in a variety of chemical topics. They may include lecture, discussions, and other activities at the discretion of the instructor. Actual seminar topics will be listed in the class schedule for a particular semester. Consult the class schedule to verify unit credit and prerequisites for a particular semester. Pass/No Pass or Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option or Standard Letter Grade. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

The courses taught by this department contribute to ISLO I - Associate Degree and/or CSU/IGETC Transfer Curriculum Competencies, including the following PSLOs:  IA2-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, IB1-Reading, IB2- Writing, IB3 – Communicating, IC1- Analysis, IC2- Computation, IC4 – Problem-solving, IC5 – Technology, and ID1 – Personal Responsibility.