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  • BUS 494 - Off-Campus Study Preparation


    BBA admission, HON 155  or HON 355 , and consent of Honors Director and SOM advisor. (1-3)

    Independent study course designed for the development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal, carried out in close consultation with the both the Department Advisor and the Honors Director. Involves development of the project and/or the necessary skills to undertake  the off-campus study experience. Grade assigned by the department advisor when the off-campus study proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the department advisor and the Honors Director. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • BUS 499 - Special Topics Seminar


    BBA admission, junior or senior standing. (3)

    Specific topic announced in advance of registration. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CAS 120 - Making Sense of the Numbers


    (3) FQ

    A “survival guide” to the many sources of economic, social and political data that can overwhelm us, with a focus on understanding how statistics can be both used and abused to make specific claims. Students learn to utilize an array of data sources and become educated consumers of statistics, as they learn to critique numerical claims made by politicians, economists and other social researchers.  Graded ABCDE Offered Infrequently.
  
  • CAS 298 - Coursework for International Exchange Programs


    (1-5)

    Study abroad course open to UM-Flint College of Arts and Science students participating in established UM-Flint international exchange programs. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CDR 330 - Crisis Intervention


    (3)

    Foundations of crisis intervention.  Definition and developmental stages of crisis situations; personal and social consequences of crises.  Developmental of crisis intervention techniques; utilization of helping networks. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CDR 430 - Community Disaster Response


    CDR 330 . (3)

    Impacts of natural or human-caused disaster on people, property and infrastructure. Characteristics of disasters involving mass casualties or widespread destruction. Focus on developing and enhancing community response capabilities.  Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • CDR 432 - Emergency Response in Social Services Agencies


    CDR 330 . (3)

    Examination of agency considerations for all phases of emergency response. Impact of an agency disaster or community disaster on staff and consumers; business continuity plans for social service agencies; ethical responsibilities to consumers in disaster. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • CDR 435 - Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


    CDR 330 . (3)

    Foundational overview of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its personal and social impacts. Diagnostic criteria, recognition, assessment and intervention strategies. Strategies for preventing PTSD following a traumatic incident. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CDR 438 - Crisis Intervention with Children and Schools


    CDR 330 (3)

    Student and faculty adjustment following traumatic loss or disaster within the school of neighboring community, including issues specific to developmental stages of students. Strategies for developing and using a crisis intervention team. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • CDR 490 - Independent Study in Crisis Intervention & Disaster Response


    CDR 430  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Literature review and analysis on a topic of interest chosen by the student and approved by the faculty. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • CDR 530 - Community Disaster Response


    Graduate standing; consent of instructor. (3)

    Impacts of natural or human-caused disaster on people, property and infrastructure. Characteristics of disasters involving mass casualties or widespread destruction. Focus on developing and enhancing community response capabilities.  Not open to students with credit forCDR 430.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • CDR 532 - Emergency Response in Social Services Agencies


    Graduate standing;  CDR 530  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Examination of agency considerations for three phases of emergency response. Impact of an agency or community disaster on staff and consumers; business continuity plans for social service agencies; ethical responsibilities to consumers in disaster.  Not open to student with credit for CDR 432. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CDR 535 - Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


    Graduate standing; CDR 530  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Foundational overview of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its personal and social impacts. Diagnostic criteria, recognition, assessment and intervention strategies. Strategies for preventing PTSD following a traumatic incident.  Not open to students with credit forCDR 435. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CDR 538 - Crisis Intervention with Children and Schools


    Graduate standing; CDR 530  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Student and faculty adjustment following traumatic loss or disaster within the school of neighboring community, including issues specific to developmental stages of students. Strategies for developing and using a crisis intervention team.  Not open to students with credit forCDR 438. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CDR 590 - Independent Study in Crisis Intervention & Disaster Response


    Graduate standing; CDR 530  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Literature review and analysis on a topic of interest chosen by the student and approved by the faculty.  Not open to students with credit forCDR 490. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 135 - Chemistry and Society


    (Formerly CHM 130 and 131). (4) N, NL

    Principles of chemistry and how they relate to such diverse topics as climate change, natural resources, and nutrition.   Designed for the non-science student.  Applies neither as a CHM 260 prerequisite nor toward a major in chemistryor biochemistry. Graded ABCDN
  
  • CHM 140 - Fundamentals of Chemistry


    MTH 111   with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Not open to students with credit for CHM 260  (160). (3)

    Introduction to basic theories and methods of chemistry.  Three hours lecture weekly. For students in fields not requiring CHM 260-CHM 262, and to prepare for CHM 260. Does not apply to a concentration in chemistry. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 150 - General Chemistry for Health Sciences


    MTH 111  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3) N

    Principles of chemistry with an emphasis on application to health sciences.  Topics include bonding, molecular structure, reactions, nuclear chemistry and its applications in medicine, gases and solutions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and introduction to organic chemistry. CHM 150 and 151 together, are applicable for the natural sciences distribution requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 151 - Chemistry Laboratory for Health Sciences


    Prior or concurrent election of CHM 150 . (1) N, NL

    Laboratory experiments to demonstrate chemical principles and scientific reasoning with emphasis on application to health sciences. One three-hour laboratory weekly. CHM 150 and 151, together, are applicable to the natural science distribution requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 220 - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry


    CHM 150  or CHM 262 ; with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Fundamentals of organic chemistry with emphasis on nomenclature and class reactions. Minimal use of organic reaction theory. Does not meet the organic chemistry requirements of any chemistry concentration option or of medical, dental, and pharmacy schools, graduate and other programs. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 252 - Biological Chemistry for Health Sciences


    CHM 150 , CHM 151  with grades of C (2.0) or better; or CHM 260 , CHM 261  with grades of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Integrated organic chemistry and biochemistry with emphasis on health and disease applications. Designed specifically for students in pre-PT and other health science programs. Does not meet requirements for chemistry programs, professional schools such as medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary science, nor other chemistry-related graduate programs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 253 - Biochemistry Laboratory for Health Sciences


    CHM 150 , CHM 151 ; or CHM 260  , CHM 261   prior or concurrent election of CHM 252  . (1)

    Laboratory experiments illustrating concepts of organic and biological chemistry and their correlation with health and medicine. Designed for students in physical therapy, and other health science programs. Does not meet requirements for chemistry programs, professional schools, such as medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary science, nor other chemistry related graduate programs. Graded ABCDE. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 260 - Principles of Chemistry I


    1-year high school chemistry with a grade of C (2.0) or better or CHM 140  or higher with a grade of C (2.0) or better; prior or concurrent election of   or placement into   or higher on math placement exam. (4) N

    Introduction to principles and theories, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, solutions and the solid state. 4 hours lecture weekly. *CHM 260 and 261 , together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 261 - General Chemistry Laboratory


    Prior or concurrent election of CHM 260 . (1) N, NL

    Experiments and procedures to illustrate principles of chemistry.  Four hours lecture and laboratory weekly. CHM 260 and 261, together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 262 - Principles of Chemistry II


    CHM 260  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; MTH 120  with a grade of C (2.0) or better or placement into MTH 121  or higher on math placement exam. (4) N

    Selected principles and theories, including chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base theories, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.  CHM 262 and CHM 263, together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement. Four hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 263 - Introductory Quantitative Analysis Laboratory


    CHM 261 , prior or concurrent election of CHM 262 . (1) N, NL

    Gravimetric, titrimetric and introductory instrumental methods of analysis.  One hour lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. CHM 262 and 263, together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 265 - Introductory Quantitative Analysis Laboratory Honors


    Honors CHM 261 , CHM 262 ; consent of instructor. (1) N, NL

    Honors intermediate quantitative analysis. Introduction to instrumental analysis. Spectrophotometry; electrochemical methods; synthesis; kinetics measurements.  One hour lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. CHM 262 and 265, together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 299 - Supervised Chemical Research


    CHM 262 ; CHM 263  or CHM 265 ; consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Original chemical research problems for sophomore and junior level students. Problems are pursued in consultation with the directing faculty member. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHM 310 - Junior Seminar


    CHM 332 , at least junior standing, declared concentration in Chemistry or Biochemistry. (3) CAP

    Introduction to scientific writing; oral presentation; chemical literature and scientific ethics and professionalism. Students present several oral seminars and evaluate peers. Three hours of lecture/discussion weekly. Comprises one portion of the general education capstone requirement for chemistry and biochemistry programs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 330 - Organic Chemistry I


    CHM 262  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (4)

    Preparation and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alkyl halides; isomers; stereochemistry; structure and reactivity of other major functional groups. Appropriate for chemistry majors, students concentrating in the natural sciences, and pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and pre-pharmacy students. Four hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 331 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I


    CHM 263  or CHM 265 , prior or concurrent election of CHM 220  or CHM 330 . (1)

    Elementary organic synthetic methods; introduction to separation and analysis by thin layer, column and gas-liquid chromatography. For chemistry majors, students concentrating in the natural sciences, and pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and pre-pharmacy students. Four hours recitation/laboratory weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 332 - Organic Chemistry II


    CHM 330  with grade of C (2.0) or better. (4)

    Preparation and reactions of aromatic compounds, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, and acyl groups; spectroscopy; structure and reactivity of major functional groups. Appropriate for chemistry majors, students concentrating in the natural sciences, and pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and pre-pharmacy students. Four hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 333 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II


    CHM 331 , prior or concurrent election of CHM 332 . (1)

    Intermediate organic synthesis methods; introduction to spectroscopy. For chemistry majors, students concentrating in the natural sciences, and pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and pre-pharmacy students. Four hours laboratory weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 340 - Physical Chemistry I


    CHM 262 ; PHY 145  or PHY 245 ; prior or concurrent election of CHM 344  or MTH 222 . (3)

    First of two-term sequenceCHM 340/CHM 440 building on CHM 260/CHM 262. Rigorous mathematical theory of classical thermodynamics; applications to non-electrolyte and electrolyte solutions, phase equlibria and chemical equilibria; introduction to modern statistical thermodynamics. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 341 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory


    CHM 263  or CHM 265 ; prior or concurrent election of CHM 340 . (1)

    Measurements of physical properties of solids, liquids, gases; phase equilibria; molecular spectra; intermediate kinetic measurement; calorimetry. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 344 - Applications of Mathematics in Physical Chemistry


    MTH 122 . (1)

    Focus on applications of mathematics in Physical Chemistry courses at the undergraduate level, as a supplement to CHM 340 and CHM 442. Includes applications of coordinate systems, differential calculus, integral calculus, and differential equations in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and kinetics. One hour lecture/discussion weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 350 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry


    Prior election of CHM 220  or CHM 330 ; BIO 113 . (3) HW

    Biomolecules - proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids - structure and function; structure, properties and forces in aqueous solutions, buffers; enzyme kinetics, regulation, mechanisms; energetics - thermodynamics, electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation; metabolism. Three hours lecture weekly. Intended for science or engineering students who need an introduction to biochemistry. Cannot be used to fulfill requirement for second semester of organic chemistry, but appropriate for medical, dental and veterinary schools. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 366 - Analytical Chemistry


    CHM 332  with a grade of C (2.0) or better or consent of instructor. (3)

    Ionic equilibria, electrochemistry, and their application to chemical analysis through titrations and gravimetric analysis.  Introduction to advanced analysis techniques such as UV-vis, ICP, GC/MS, HPLC, Electrochemistry. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 367 - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory


    Grades of C (2.0) or better in CHM 333  and CHM 366  or concurrent election of CHM 366 ; or consent of instructor. (1)

    Advanced quantitative analysis: electrochemical methods of end point determination; gravimetric; various titration analyses; practical quantitative lab skills including calibration curves, standard addition and internal standard methods; in-depth diluting and pipetting skills; intermediate level use of chromatographic and spectroscopic methods of analysis. One four-hour laboratories weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 372 - Green Chemistry


    CHM 332  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Green Chemistry is the design of chemicals and processes while minimizing or eliminating the use or generation of hazardous materials. This course will provide an introduction to topics in green chemistry, including the 12 principles of green chemistry. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 380 - Environmental Chemistry


    CHM 262 ; a course in organic chemistry. (3)

    Chemistry of air and natural water systems. Atmospheric origin and reactions; photochemical reactions of small molecules; solubility in natural water; pH of natural water; oxidation-reduction reactions.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • CHM 382 - Environmental Toxicology


     CHM 350  or CHM 450 . (3)

    Strategies used to assess chemical toxicity. Assessment of toxicity. Common test systems. Factors influencing the fate of chemicals in the environment, including chemical and physical factors, partitioning and metabolism by organisms. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 390 - Independent Study


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Directed study of a topic in chemistry under the supervision of a faculty member. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHM 391 - Co-op Experience


    Acceptance into Chemistry Department’s Co-op Program; CHM 332 , CHM 333 . (0-4)

    Project-oriented workplace experience, designed by both the company and the department to further the education of the student. Written report of activities required at the end of each semester of enrollment. May be reelected to a total of 8 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHM 394 - Clinical Chemistry


    CHM 262  . (3)

    Introduction to analytes, pathophysiology, assay methodologies, and interpretation of clinical chemistry diagnostic data. Case study approach demonstrates correlation of diagnostic data to disease states. Also listed as MTP 394 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 410 - Senior Seminar in Chemistry


    CHM 310 , senior standing, declared concentration in chemistry. (1) CAP

    Each student makes an in-depth presentation of a topic of current activity in chemistry, presents a poster of the seminar, attends presentations made by other speakers, and takes a test covering general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and the particular option of concentration at the end of the semester. One 90-minute presentation/discussion weekly. Comprises one-third of the general education capstone requirement for chemistry and biochemistry programs. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 430 - Advanced Organic Chemistry


     CHM 332  with grade of C- (1.7) or better. (3)

    Advanced topics in organic chemistry, including reactive intermediates, heterocycles, advanced stereochemistry, organometallic chemistry, and the investigation of reaction mechanisms. Structure and reactivity discussed in terms of molecular orbital theory. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 432 - Polymers


    CHM 330 , CHM 332  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Polymers and polymeric materials, both natural and man-made; their preparation, structure, uses, and chemical and physical properties. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 440 - Physical Chemistry II


    CHM 262 ; PHY 145  or PHY 245 ; prior or concurrent election of CHM 344  or MTH 222 (3)

    Second of two-term sequence CHM 340/440, building on CHM 260/CHM 262. Use of the Schrodinger Equation to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the hydrogen atom, the rigid rotor, and the harmonic oscillator. Valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding; introduction to group theory. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies introduced and used to deduce molecular structure; modern theories of fundamental reaction rates. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 442 - Biophysical Chemistry


    CHM 262 , CHM 344 PHY 145 . (3)

    Chemical kinetics, including gas and solution phases, enzyme and surface reaction kinetics. Principles of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Biochemical spectroscopy and physical chemistry of macromolecules. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • CHM 443 - Introduction to Computational Chemistry


    Prior or concurrent election of CHM 440  or CHM 442 . (1)

    Introduction to use of computational chemistry software packages. Topics include the introduction to common quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics methods, elementary computational procedures, graphical methods, basic molecular modeling. No computer programming experience is required. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 450 - Biochemistry I


    CHM 332  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or CHM 330  with a grade of C (2.0) or better and concurrent election of  CHM 332 (3)

    Exploration of a myriad of topics around the chemistry of living systems and the biomolecules that constitute such systems, with a common focus on human health and disease. Topics include, but are not limited to: the chemistry of water and buffers; thermodynamics of biochemical reactions; structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleotides; enzyme kinetics, regulation, and inhibition; biotechnology; and signal transduction. Three hours lecture and group work weekly.  CHM 450 in combination with CHM 452 will meet the biochemistry requirements of most veterinary, medical, dental and pharmacy schools. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 451 - Biochemistry Laboratory I


    Major in Biochemistry or Chemistry (BA), CHM 331  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, prior or concurrent election of CHM 450  or consent of instructor. (2)

    Project-oriented laboratory in which students select their own procedures from standard biochemical techniques to purify an enzyme from a bacterial source and characterize its molecular weight and kinetic parameters. Eight hours recitation/laboratory weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 452 - Biochemistry II


    CHM 450  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Continuation of CHM 450. Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acid - both catabolism and biosynthesis. Expression and transmission of genetic information. Three hours lecture and group work weekly, plus Friday exam dates. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 453 - Biochemistry Laboratory II


    CHM 451  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; prior or concurrent election of CHM 452 . (2)

    Project-oriented laboratory in which students attempt to do a site-directed mutagenesis of a gene that codes for an enzyme, compare the physical and kinetic parameters of the mutated and wild type enzymes, and propose and test a hypothesis about how the mutation will affect the rate of enzymatic catalysis. Eight hours recitation/laboratory weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 455 - Enzymology


    CHM 350  or CHM 450 . (3)

    Study of the physical and chemical attributes of enzymatic reactions.  Discussion of enzymatic kinetics, how enzymes function to catalyze reactions, and how enzymes are regulated and inhibited, using resources from the primary scientific literature. Three hours discussion weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 458 - Proteomics


    CHM 350  or CHM 450 . (3)

    Study of the proteome. Discussion of methods of proteome analysis, including labeling techniques, 2D gel electrophoresis, and various mass spectrometry techniques. Course materials are derived from the primary literature in proteomics. Three hours lecture weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 460 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry


      with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Theory of spectroscopic analyses, chromatographic separations, mass spectrometry and advanced electrochemical techniques. In depth analysis of instrumentation and theory for techniques, including NMR, electron paramagnetic resonance, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and Raman, mass spectroscopy, gas/liquid chromatography, voltammetry, potentiometry and coulometry. Three hours lecture and discussion weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 461 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry Laboratory


    CHM 367  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; prior or concurrent election of CHM 460 . (1)

    Advanced methods of instrumental, spectroscopic, and chromatographic methods of analysis. Students take ownership over a true capstone level laboratory while they independently learn and trouble-shoot experimental design on novel analytical chemistry research-level topics. Four-hour laboratory weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 468 - Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds


    CHM 332 ,  . (3)

    1 H NMR, 13 C NMR, infrared, and mass spectra of organic compounds. Use of spectra to identify compounds; using instrumentation to identify unknown compounds. Three hours of lecture/lab weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 472 - Inorganic Chemistry


    CHM 332  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; prior or concurrent election of CHM 440 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Detailed examination of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on symmetry and group theory, chemical bonding and structure, including atomic and molecular orbital theory, and reactivity. Application of these principles to acid-base, coordination, organometallic, bioinorganic and materials chemistry are selectively covered. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 473 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory


    CHM 333  with a grade of C- (1.7) or better; prior or concurrent election of CHM 472 . (1)

    Modern series of chemical experiments involving syntheses and characterization of inorganic materials. Experimental procedures may include instruction in maintaining anaerobic environments and use of nonaqueous solvent systems. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 492 - Advanced Special Topics in Chemistry


    One from:  CHM 430 , CHM 440 , CHM 442 , CHM 452 , CHM 460 , CHM 472 . (1-3)

    Special topics in analytical, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry or biochemistry, based on recent advances in chemistry or biochemistry. Three hours lecture weekly. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Consent of Department Chair. Open only to Honors Program students in chemistry. (4)

    Credit and grade for CHM 495 is not given until successful completion of CHM 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHM 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Prior or concurrent election of CHM 495 , consent of Department Chair. Open only to Honors Program students in chemistry. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHM 499 - Chemical Research


    Minimum GPA of 2.5 in all chemistry courses taken at UM-Flint; consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Original chemical research problems chosen and pursued in consultation with the directing faculty member. Written report required. One credit required for all CHM majors. May be reelected to a total of 4 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHM 510 - Graduate Seminar


    Graduate standing. (1)

    Each student prepares and gives and in-depth presentation on a topic in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry or physical chemistry, as determined in conjunction with the thesis advisor and course coordinator.  Attendance at all registered students’ presentations required.  One presentation with discussion per class meeting, one meeting per week . Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 550 - Advanced Biochemistry I


    Graduate standing, CHM 332  with grade of C (2.0) or better; BIO 326  recommended. (3)

    Chemistry of water and buffers.  Structure and function of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates.  Introduction to biotechnology.  Signal transduction. Three hours lecture and group work weekly, plus Friday test dates.  CHM 550 in combination with CHM 552  will meet the biochemistry requirements of most veterinary, medical, dental and pharmacy schools.  Not open to students with credit forCHM 450. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 552 - Advanced Biochemistry II


    CHM 550  with a grade of C (2.0) or better, graduate standing. (3)

    Continuation of CHM 550.  Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids - both catabolism and biosynthesis.  Expression and transmission of genetic information.  Not open to students with credit forCHM 452. Three hours lecture and group work weekly, plus Friday exam dates. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 555 - Enzymology


    Prior or concurrent election of CHM 452 ; graduate standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of the physical and chemical attributes of enzymatic reactions.  Discussions of enzymatic kinetics, how enzymes function to catalyze reactions, and how enzymes are regulated and inhibited, using resources from primary scientific literature. Three hours discussion weekly. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 558 - Proteomics


    Prior election of CHM 350  or CHM 450 ; graduate standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of the proteome. Discussion of methods of proteome analysis, including labeling techniques, 2D gel electrophoresis, and various mass spectrometry techniques. Course materials derived from the primary literature in proteomics.  Three hours lecture weekly. Not open to students with credit forCHM 458. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 568 - Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds


    Graduate standing; CHM 332 , CHM 333 . (3)

    1H NMR,  13C NMR, infrared, and mass spectra of organic compounds. Use of spectra to identify compounds; using instrumentation to identify unknown compounds.  Not open to students with credit forCHM 468. Three hours of lecture/lab weekly. Additional paper due for CHM 568. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 592 - Advanced Special Topics in Chemistry


    One of CHM 430 , CHM 440 , CHM 442 CHM 452 , CHM 460 , CHM 472 ; admission to BS/MS program; graduate standing or consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Special topics in analytical, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry or biochemistry, based on recent advances in chemistry or biochemistry. Three hours lecture weekly. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 599 - Graduate Research


    CHM 499  (4 credits); enrollment in BS/MS program, graduate standing; consent of instructor. (2-9)

    Original research in chemistry or biochemistry in conjunction with a faculty member from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Written progress report required. May be reelected to a total of 12 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHM 600 - Graduate Thesis


    CHM 599  (12 credits), enrollment in BS/MS program, graduate standing, consent of instructor. (1)

    Development of written thesis on student’s research, in consultation with faculty advisor and graduate committee. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHM 610 - Thesis Defense


    Prior or concurrent election of CHM 600 ; consent of instructor. (1)

    Oral defense of written thesis on student’s research, in consultation with faculty advisor and graduate committee. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • CHN 109 - Introduction to Basic Chinese Language and Culture


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school Mandarin Chinese except by departmental consent. (3) GS

    Introductory course for beginning students of Chinese to develop basic knowledge of Chinese geography, history, language and culture. Online reading materials/media about Chinese history, geography, cultures and language. Course conducted in English; however, some basic Chinese pronunciations and characters will be taught. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • CHN 110 - Understanding the Chinese-Speaking World: the United States


    At least sophomore standing. (3) GS, US

    Study of Sinophone society, art and culture in the United States as viewed through literary and popular genres and the media in translation. Includes discussion and analysis of short stories, essays, newspapers and magazines, as well as visual texts and film. Course conducted in English; however, some basic Chinese words may be introduced. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHN 111 - Beginning Mandarin Chinese I


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school Mandarin Chinese except by departmental consent. (4) FL, GS

    Basic structures and patterns the student must know to understand written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. Active use of the language limited to oral and written exercises used to enhance knowledge of grammar as well as develop listening and reading comprehension skills. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • CHN 112 - Beginning Mandarin Chinese II


    CHN 111  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Continuation of CHN 111. Introduction of more complex structures and more active use of Mandarin Chinese. Further practice in reading texts adapted from newspapers, magazines and literature. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • CHN 120 - Basic Mandarin Chinese for Educators


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school Mandarin Chinese except by departmental consent. (3)

    Development of basic functional skills in Mandarin Chinese for individuals working in the education field. Focus on vocabulary, structures and patterns needed for practical situations such as communicating with students and parents, reading and writing reports, etc., at an elementary level. Discussion of Chinese cultural topics to promote awareness and understanding of the Chinese-speaking community. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N Offered Infrequently.
  
  • CHN 130 - Chinese Business Culture


    (3)

    Study of China’s business history and the differences between Chinese and western business cultures, with an overview of major perspectives of culture and business etiquettes. Topics include Chinese culture, business language and culture, business etiquettes, and current trends. Students gain an understanding of the interaction of culture and doing business in China. Taught in English. Does not fulfill the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHN 205 - Reading Mandarin Chinese


    CHN 112  with a grade of B (3.0) or better, or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Language Department. (1)

    Reading of representative modern prose for general comprehension. Designed to develop skills needed to read Mandarin Chinese at sight. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • CHN 206 - Mandarin Chinese Conversation


    CHN 112 , or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Languages Department. (1)

    Development of speaking skills through oral presentations and class discussions of readings and cultural materials from other media such as films, newspapers, and relevant online resources. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • CHN 211 - Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I


    CHN 112  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Intensive practice in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese complemented by review of structures and vocabulary. Emphasis on development of skills in conversational Mandarin Chinese together with reading of texts. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDN Offered infrequently.
  
  • CHN 212 - Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II


    CHN 211  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Continued review of grammar topics. Reading of texts in Mandarin Chinese for an understanding of the cultural values of the Chinese-speaking world. Discussions conducted in Mandarin Chinese to increase the student’s level of fluency. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDN Offered infrequently.
  
  • CHN 221/321 - Chinese Study Abroad


    At least CHN 112  or placement; concentration in Mandarin Chinese. (3-8)

    Intensive study of Mandarin Chinese language, literature and/or culture through class work, conversation and travel conducted in an independent study abroad program. Credit is assigned at the 200 or 300 level, depending upon previous language experience and on-site placement. Up to eight credits of these courses may fulfill minor requirements. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CHN 310 - Understanding the Chinese-Speaking World


    CHN 212 . (3) GS

    Comprehensive look at China, the Chinese, and the Chinese-speaking world outside China. Short stories, essays, newspapers, magazines, slides and films dealing with all aspects of Chinese and Chinese-speaking societies’ culture, customs and values.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 128 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems I


    (3) T

    Introduction to fundamentals of computer hardware and software, and end-user computing in the form of hands-on experience with e-mail, the Internet, networks, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation graphics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 151 - Spreadsheet Software


    Familiarity with a computer system. (2)

    Comprehensive overview of the use of a spreadsheet package such as Microsoft Excel. Formulas, functions, charting, formatting of worksheets, cell references, what-if analysis, data tables, amortization, interaction with databases, pivot mechanisms, multiple worksheets and large worksheets, security. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 152 - Database Management Software


    Familiarity with a computer system. (2)

    Comprehensive overview of database management software such as Microsoft Access. Data analysis, relationships between data, structure of database files, relational database development, data entry control, joining tables, flexible queries, creating macros, and customizing reports and forms. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 170 - COBOL Programming


    Prior programming experience recommended. (3) T

    Computer solutions to business problems. Use of a high-level language such as COBOL. Understanding algorithms, program construction, documentation, file processing, input-output systems, applications. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 173 - Visual BASIC for Windows


    Prior programming experience recommended. (3) T

    Introduction to Visual BASIC for the Windows environment, including communication and/or sharing data with other Windows applications. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 200 - Foundations of Information Systems


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Introduction to information systems in organizations.  The use and impact of information and communication technologies, and examination of their key components, including people, software, hardware, data and contexts.  Use of information technology to transform organizational processes, foster and maintain competitive advantage, and improve organizational and social agility.  Introduction of the systems approach to critical thinking and problem solving. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 250 - Fundamentals of Systems Analysis and Design


    CIS 200 . (3)

    Foundational aspects of information system development emphasizing the role of systems analysts/programmers.  Technical and social aspects of information systems requirements identification and their translation into the systems development life cycle. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 263 - Introduction to Web Design


    CSC 121  competency or consent of instructor. (3) T

    Creation of web pages using HTML, including formatting text, lists, tables, frames, forms, hyperlinks, pictures and image maps. Students create simple image objects to embed in a web page and learn to log onto a UNIX account, create files, directories and publish web pages to the Internet. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • CIS 300 - Enterprise Architecture


    CIS 200 , CSC 275  or CSC 276 . (3)

    Design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions; the fit of applications and infrastructure within an organization.  Infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, cost calculation, investment analysis, emerging technologies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 314 - Computer Ethics


     At least junior standing. (3) H

    Historical, theoretical and practical components of ethics, with focus on applicability to information technology.  Helps the individual to develop ability to assess origins and consequences of ethical constructs, gain deeper understanding of self, and grow academically and professionally. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 350 - Information Systems Strategy, Management and Acquisition


    CIS 200 , CSC 275  or CSC 276 . (3)

    Exploration of issues and approaches toward acquisition, development and implementation of plans and policies to achieve efficient/effective information systems.  Defining high-level IS infrastructure; supporting operational, administrative, and strategic organizational needs; assessing IS infrastructures and emerging technologies; effects on organizational strategy. Graded ABCDE
  
  • CIS 360 - Information Technology Hardware and Software


    CSC 275  or CSC 276  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3)

    Review of control and interaction of computer hardware and software within the context of a computer operating system. Topics include the CPU, memory architecture and addressing, instruction sets, peripheral devices, and their interaction and control within an operating system, including operating system modules, process management, memory and file system management, and interrupt processing. Concepts reinforced through multiple examples of uniprocessor and multiprocessor architectures and operating systems, as well as installation and configuration of basic multiuser operating systems.  Not open to students with credit forCSC 365 or CSC 377. Graded ABCDE
 

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