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Name: CHEM 10: Chemistry Calculations

Transfer Acceptability: Non-degree applicable

Prerequisites: None

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos

Description: The basic calculation skill needed for successful performance in CHEM 100, 110, and 115. Areas such as significant figures, exponential numbers, and basic chemical problems are discussed. Emphasizes student practice of chemistry problems.

Name: CHEM 100: Fundamentals of Chemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC — no credit if taken after C110

Prerequisites: One year of high school algebra

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook

Description: Introductory study of the principles and laboratory techniques of general chemistry. Laboratory must be taken concurrently with lecture.

Name: CHEM 104: General Organic and Biochemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: none

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook; Summer @ San Marcos

Description: This course will cover the basic principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry as needed to understand the biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology or the human body. This course is intended mainly for students pursuing health professions.

Name: CHEM 105: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 100, or CHEM110 and 110L

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall @ San Marcos

Description: An introduction to the study of organic chemistry with an emphasis on classification, reactions, and application to allied fields. Laboratory includes techniques of isolation, identification, and synthesis of organic compounds.

Name: CHEM 110: General Chemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 100 or high school chemistry with laboratory, and two years of high school algebra or MATH 60

Corequisite: CHEM 110L

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook; Summer @ San Marcos, Fallbrook

Description: Principles of, and calculations in areas such as atomic structure, solutions, chemical bonding, chemicals formulas and equations, gases, energy transformations accompanying chemical changes, and descriptive chemistry.

Name: CHEM 110L: General Chemistry Laboratory

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum of grade “C” in CHEM 110, or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 110

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook; Summer @ San Marcos, Fallbrook

Description: Qualitative and quantitative investigations designed to accompany CHEM 110.

Name: CHEM 115: General Chemistry 

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum of grade “C” in CHEM 110 and 110L

Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 115L

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook; Summer @ San Marcos

Description: A continuation of general principles of chemistry with emphasis on chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. The course includes an overview of coordination chemistry and organic chemistry.

Name: CHEM 115L: General Chemistry Laboratory

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 110 and 110L; A minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 115, or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 115

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook; Summer @ San Marcos

Description: Qualitative and quantitative investigations designed to accompany CHEM 115.

Name: CHEM 197: Chemistry Topics

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC — Credit determined by UC open review of course syllabus

Prerequisites: varied

Semesters & Campuses Offered: varied

Description: Varied topics in chemistry. See Class Schedule for specific topic covered.

Name: CHEM 205: Introductory Biochemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum of grade “C” in CHEM 105

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Spring @ San Marcos

Description: Fundamental principles of the chemistry of living systems, including structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Emphasis on metabolism, energy storage and utilization.

Name: CHEM 220: Organic Chemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum of grade “C” in CHEM 115 and 115L

Semesters & Campuses Offered:  Fall, Spring @ San Marcos

Description: Integrated treatment of organic chemistry including electronic and orbital theory with applications to carbon bonding, stereo chemistry, resonance theory, and reaction mechanisms of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Strong emphasis on organic nomenclature, reactions, preparations, and synthesis of organic compounds. Laboratory: Techniques and theories involved in organic reactions and preparations, qualitative organic analysis, and instrumental methods.

Name: CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC

Prerequisites: A minimum of grade “C” in CHEM 220

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos

Description: Continuation of the integrated treatment of organic chemistry including electronic and orbital theory with applications to carbon bonding, stereo chemistry, resonance theory, and reaction mechanisms of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Strong emphasis on organic nomenclature, reactions, preparations, and synthesis of organic compounds. Laboratory: Techniques and theories involved in organic reactions and preparations, qualitative organic analysis, and instrumental methods.

Name: CHEM 295: Directed Study in Chemistry

Transfer Acceptability: CSU, UC — Credit determined by UC open review of course syllabus

Prerequisites: Approval of project or research by department chairperson

Semesters & Campuses Offered: varied

Description: Independent study for students who have demonstrated skills and/or proficiencies in chemistry subjects and have the initiative to work independently on projects or research outside the context of regularly scheduled classes. Students will work under the personal supervision of an instructor.