Chemistry (CH)

CH 001A  General Chemistry I Units: 5

This is the first course of a two-semester sequence covering the basic principles and concepts of chemistry with emphasis on chemical calculations. Inorganic chemistry is stressed, and the material includes a discussion of atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecules, reaction types, states of matter, and the properties of solutions. The laboratory part of the course complements the lectures and includes qualitative analysis. (C-ID CHEM 120S)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH-003 or one year high school chemistry and MATH-040
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

CH 001B  General Chemistry II Units: 5

This is the second course of a two-semester sequence covering the basic principles and concepts of chemistry with emphasis on chemical calculations. Inorganic chemistry is stressed, and the material includes a discussion of thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, equilibria, electrochemistry and a detailed study of the chemistry of selected elements. There is a brief introduction to organic, biological and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory part of the course complements the lectures and includes half a semester of ion properties and qualitative analysis. (C-ID CHEM 120S)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH-001A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

CH 003  Introductory General Chemistry Units: 4

This course is the study of the principles of inorganic chemistry. Instruction is given in calculations, atomic theory, Periodic Law, bonding and compounds, nomenclature, states of matter, reaction types, composition, stoichiometry, and acids, bases & pH. Laboratory is a hands-on experience stressing manipulation, procedure, data and outcome calculations. Business/Management Note: This course should be taken by Liberal Studies majors on the Education track to satisfy the chemistry requirement. It should also be taken as a prerequisite for CH-001A for students who have not had high school chemistry within the past 5 years. (C-ID CHEM 101)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH-054
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC*                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

CH 004  Fundamentals Of Chemistry Units: 4

This course is a survey of basic principles of inorganic, organic and bio-organic chemistry presented on a level for the general student. Note: This course, in conjunction with CH-005, meets the requirements for bachelor degrees in nursing, dental hygiene and allied health programs. The course is transferable as a physical science with laboratory.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: MATH-054
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: None

CH 005  Bio-organic Chemistry Units: 4

This course is a survey of organic chemistry and biochemistry with an emphasis on the health sciences. It covers the major functional groups of organic compounds. The biologically active macromolecules and their components are discussed. Bioenergetics and metabolism are a substantial part of this course. The course is intended for health sciences students in dental hygiene, physician assistant, and related programs. Note: This course, in conjunction with CH-003 or CH-004, satisfies the requirements for those Health Sciences programs that require one year of chemistry other than general chemistry. (C-ID CHEM 102)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH-003 or CH-004
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

CH 010A  Organic Chemistry I Units: 5

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence covering the basic principles and concepts of organic chemistry. An in-depth study is made of the bonding of carbon, stereochemistry, and the reactivity of alkanes,alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes and alcohols. Addition, elimination, substitution and free radical reactions are discussed. Infrared Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy are being covered in detail. The course is designed for chemistry, biology and pre-professional majors. (C-ID CHEM 160S)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH-001B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

CH 010B  Organic Chemistry II Units: 5

This course is the second of a two-semester sequence covering the basic principles and concepts of organic chemistry. Ethers, epoxides, sulfides, conjugated systems, UV spectroscopy, aromatic compounds, ketones and aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids and carboxylic acid derivatives and synthetic polymers are being covered. An introduction is made to biochemical compounds: carbohydrates, nucleic acids, amino acids, peptides, proteins and lipids. Condensation and Alpha substitution reactions are introduced. Review from the first semester of Organic Chemistry I, of IR, Mass Spectroscopy, NMR Spectroscopy. The course is designed for chemistry, biology and pre-professional majors. (C-ID CHEM 160S)
Lecture Hours: 72         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH-010A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C1                 CSU GE: B1, B3                 IGETC: 5A, 5C

CH 031  Undergraduate Research Experience Units: 2

Under the supervision of STEM faculty, students will select a project to be completed during the semester. Topics will include information retrieval, computer skills applied to laboratory research, time management and organizational skills, application of modern research methods, experimental design, data collection and analysis, presentation skills (written and oral), and applying for summer internship opportunities. This course is intended for students pursuing a STEM degree and who have completed a minimum of 35 college level units.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 54          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CH-001B
Advisory: LIS-001
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None