THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE
Senate Document Number 8011S
Date of Senate Approval 04/28/11
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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:
Document 64: Delete CHEM 144, 234, 235 and
Adjust major requirements based on deletion of CHEM 415
Effective Date: Fall 2011
1. Delete: On page 93, the entry for CHEM 144:
144 Introductory Quantitative Chemistry (4)
A general chemistry course with topical coverage including but not necessarily restricted to chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction concepts, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms, and aspects of chemical thermodynamics. Emphasis on quantitative problem solving. Prerequisite: CHEM 111; 132. A satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Examination may substitute for taking CHEM 132. Fall and Spring.
None. CHEM 144 was last offered Fall 2006 and has been replaced by CHEM 236
In 2006, the chemistry department made a curricular change to a “GOOG” (General I, Organic I, Organic II, General II) model and CHEM 144 was replaced with CHEM 236 for majors in chemistry, biology, mathematics, IEM, and environmental studies.
2. Delete: On page 94, entries for CHEM 234 and 235:
234 Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules (4)
An introduction to modern organic chemistry that deals primarily with the three-dimensional structures of various organic functional groups and the relationship between structure and reactivity from both a thermodynamic and kinetic point of view. Spectroscopic analysis and identification is also covered in detail to facilitate work in the laboratory. The laboratory experience will expose students to isolation, purification, and characterization techniques that are essential to synthetic success. Prerequisite: CHEM 144. Fall.
235 Introductory Synthetic Organic Chemistry (4)
An introduction to specific organic reactions, organized by common mechanisms, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of multistep syntheses. The laboratory experience will center on the students using the laboratory techniques and skills from CHEM 234 along with lecture concepts to design and implement a synthetic scheme. Prerequisite: CHEM 234. Spring.
None. Neither course has been offered since Spring semester 2007.
In 2006 these two courses were replaced with two three-hour lecture classes (CHEM 231 and 232) and a two-hour laboratory class (CHEM 222). Neither CHEM 234 nor CHEM 235 are required for any major on campus.
3a. Delete: On page 96, entry for CHEM 415:
415 Chemistry Seminar (1)
The student will attend a series of scheduled seminars to introduce oral presentation of chemical information. These seminars will be analyzed for technique and performance. The student will give one seminar as a demonstration of oral competency. Prerequisite: CHEM 380. Fall.
3b. Delete: On page 91, under Chemistry majors must fulfill the following requirements:
I. Required course in the major – 31 hours, including CHEM 145, 222, 231, 232, 236, 237, 314, 328, 332, 334, 336, 380, 415, 436
Add : On page 91, in place of deleted entry:
I. Required courses in the major – 30 hours including CHEM 145, 222, 231, 232, 236, 237, 314, 328, 332, 334, 336, 380, 436.
There will be little impact on the staffing and resources in the Department of Chemistry. CHEM 415 was last offered Fall 2008, and the requirement has been routinely waived. Aspects of successful seminars have been incorporated into CHEM 380 for all Chemistry majors, and into CHEM 406/416, CHEM 407/417, and CHEM 408/418 for BA/BS recipients, respectively.
CHEM 415, designed and taught by a now retired faculty member, is a course in which students give oral presentations of chemical information. Majors in chemistry are required to make presentations at the end of the research courses CHEM 406/416, CHEM 407/417 and CHEM 408/418, and instruction and guidance into presentation techniques have been incorporated into these courses, and introduced as a part of CHEM 380, Chemistry Research Methods.