CCPS Chemistry Course Descriptions

100 Level Courses
CHEM 101: Chemistry – A Human Concern. 3 hours.

This basic course is designed for students with major interests in areas that include topics such as energy and the environment; food, people and chemistry; metals and life; etc. Three lecture hours per week.

CHEM 103: Fundamentals of Chemistry. 3 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 100. 
A terminal course dealing with fundamentals and basic concepts of chemistry primarily designed for general college students, as well as those in specialized programs such as nursing. Three lecture hours per week.

CHEM 103-L: Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hour.

Co-requisite: CHEM 103
A laboratory to complement Fundamentals of Chemistry.

CHEM 107: General Chemistry I. 4 hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 109. 
Development of the modern concepts dealing with the behavior of matter, kinetic theory, atomic theory, chemical bonding and periodic classification. Three lectures and one laboratory period. Held only on Springfield campus and St. Robert campus.

CHEM 108: General Chemistry II. 4 hours.

Prerequisite: CHEM 107 & MATH 109.
A continuation of CHEM 107, solutions, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium. Laboratory devoted to solution phenomena including semi-micro qualitative analysis. Three lectures and one laboratory period.

200 Level Courses
CHEM 212: Elementary Organic Chemistry. 3 hours.

A terminal course on the chemistry of carbon compounds designed for students in geology, medical technology programs or others who require an introductory course covering the entire field of organic chemistry. Three lecture hours per week.

CHEM 212-L: Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hour.

Co-requisite: CHEM 212. 
A laboratory to complement Elementary Organic Chemistry.