1. ACHM216A [Organic Chemistry I]: This is a three credit
course in which students are introduced to nomenclature, structure,
and bonding in organic compounds. Synthesis and reactions
of representative classes of organic compounds, with stress
on underlying principles of organic reaction mechanisms and
stereochemistry are also covered. ACHM120N, ACHM121N, ACHM122A
and ACHM122B (i.e. General chemistry lectures I and II, and
their corresponding labs) are prerequisites to this course.
2. ACHM321 [Introduction to Experimental Physical Chemistry]:
This is a team-taught course in which experimental illustration
of physical principles and introduction to instrumentation
is emphasized. Techniques of physical measurements, treatment
of experimental data and generalization of results to illustrate
fundamental principles is also emphasized. ACHM320 (i.e Introduction
to Physical Chemistry) is a co-/prerequisite to this course.
3. ACHM440A/540A [Comprehensive Biochemistry]: This is three
credit upper level undergraduate/graduate course in which
the chemical characteristics of living matter, amino acids,
polypeptides and proteins, enzyme mechanisms and kinetics,
bioenergetics and the chemistry of metabolism are emphasized.
Electron transport, biosynthesis and storage is also covered.
Prerequisites of this course are ACHM216B or permission of
4. CHM526 [Experimental Methods of Organic Structure Determination]:
This is a two credit course in which modern methods of organic
structure determination such as multinuclear NMR, 2D-NMR techniques,
mass spectrometry and infrared spectroscopy are emphasized.
There is also a focus on interpretation of spectral results
5. CHM626 [Special Topics in Organic Chemistry—Pharmacognosy]:
This is a variable credit course in which the process by which
pharmacologically active natural products are discovered,
isolated and characterized is emphasized. An additional goal
is to impart an understanding of natural product structures
and the mechanisms of their biosynthesis.