Bettie Obi Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
101 Fundamental Chemistry 1
A science elective surveying inorganic and solution
chemistry. It is the first of a terminal two-semester
sequence (CHEM 101 and 102). The course meets for three
lecture, one recitation, and two laboratory hours per
week. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
105 Chemistry and Modern Society with Lab
A conceptual and qualitative approach to chemistry,
its evolution, achievements, and goals and its impact
on technology, the environment, and modern life and
thought. (Specifically designed for non-science majors.)
Chemistry with Lab
This 4 credit hour course surveys the chemical
aspects of criminal investigation and adjudication
including drug, arson, DNA, paint, and fiber identification.
Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week.
(For non-science majors)
111 General Chemistry I
is a four-credit hour laboratory science course
that surveys the principles underlying all of
chemistry with applications illustrating these
is primarily intended for students majoring in
chemistry, biology, engineering, and pre-professional
fields and requires a pre-requisite of Math 111
or Math 115.
112 General Chemistry II (Lecture)
112 General Chemistry II Lab
This four-credit hour laboratory science course is a continuation of CHEM 111, surveying the principles underlying all of chemistry with special emphasis on chemical equilibrium, kinetics, and qualitative inorganic analysis. It is primarily intended for students majoring in chemistry, biology, engineering, and pre-professional fields and requires a pre-requisite of Chem 111.
321 Quantitative Analysis Lecture
This three credit hour course covers gravimetric, volumetric,
and introductory instrumental analysis. It meets for
three lecture hours per week.
321L Quantitative Analysis Lab
This one credit hour laboratory course accompanies
the Chem321 lecture, but the grading and credits are
independent. It meets for three laboratory hours per
331L Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
This one credit hour laboratory course includes
laboratory safety, syntheses, separation, and purification
of carbon compounds. It is designed for students
majoring in biology and pre-professional fields. The
pre-requisite for this course is CHEM 112 and it
is typically taken with CHEM 333 lecture.
333 Organic Chemistry I
This three credit hour lecture course
is designed for students majoring in chemistry, biology,
and pre-professional fields. It includes the contemporary
theories, nomenclature, reactions, mechanisms,
and syntheses of carbon compounds. The course
pre-requisite is CHEM 112.
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