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UW TACOMA
DIVISION OF SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS
CHEMISTRY - TACOMA

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T CHEM 131 Chemistry and Society (6) NW
Provides students with a solid foundation in chemistry to aid in furthering their understanding of the natural world. Topics relate to past, current, and future environmental concerns. May not be taken for credit if student has achieved a minimum grade of 1.7 in TESC 141. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 131. Recommended: Serves as a preparatory course for the general chemistry sequence for those with little chemistry background in high school or college.
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T CHEM 139 Preparation for General Chemistry (3)
Introduces nomenclature, stoichiometry, and basic atomic structure to provide a solid foundation for the study of chemistry. Emphasizes practical quantitative skills and practice in calculations required for success in T CHEM 142. Strongly recommended before T CHEM 142 for students without high school chemistry or equivalent within five years. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 139.
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T CHEM 142 General Chemistry I (6) NW
Explores fundamental concepts about the structure of matter, quantum mechanics, chemical bonding, stoichiometry and chemical reactions as well as how these chemical processes affect biological mechanisms. First in a series of general chemistry courses for science majors. Includes required lab. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either TMATH 115, TMATH 120, TMATH 124, or MATH 124.
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T CHEM 152 General Chemistry II (6) NW
Explores fundamental concepts in thermodynamics, gas laws, phase changes, chemical kinetics, and nuclear chemistry. Second in a series of general chemistry courses for science majors. Includes required lab. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 1.7 in T CHEM 142; minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 116, TMATH 120, TMATH 124, or MATH 124.
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T CHEM 162 General Chemistry III (6) NW
Explores fundamental concepts about equilibrium, acid-base titrations, electrochemistry, colligative properties and bond theory. Third in a series of general chemistry courses for science majors. Includes required lab. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 1.7 in T CHEM 152; minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 116, TMATH 120, TMATH 124, or MATH 124.
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T CHEM 164 Chemistry Collaborative Learning Seminar (1, max. 3)
Enhances problem-solving skills for chemistry by having students work with a facilitator to strengthen their skills in critical thinking via group problem sessions in chemistry and its applications. Co-requisite: either T CHEM 142, T CHEM 152 or T CHEM 162. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 156. Prerequisite: Credit/no-credit only.
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T CHEM 245 Chemistry through History (5) NW
Examines the discovery and development of natural and man-made chemicals processes that has shaped history and impacted society and the environment. Connects chemistry with other scientific discoveries as well as linking to other academic disciplines such as politics, social science, and art.
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T CHEM 251 Organic Chemistry I (5/6) NW
Introduces organic chemistry, including principles on structure, classification, bonding, nomenclature, and reactions. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in TESC 161 or TCHEM 162. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 251.
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T CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry II (6) NW
Introduces spectroscopy and the reactions of alkenes, alkynes, conjugated species, and aromatics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in TESC 251 or TCHEM 251. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 261.
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T CHEM 271 Organic Chemistry III (6) NW
Emphasizes mechanisms and reactions of carbonyl species and polyfunctional compounds. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in TESC 261 or TCHEM 261. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 261.
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T CHEM 333 Environmental Chemistry (6) NW
Explores basic aquatic environmental chemistry, emphasizing practical applications and real-world problem solving. Includes coverage of acid/base reactions, gas exchange, alkalinity, and reduction/oxidation reactions through lectures, field and laboratory-based exercises, and student research presentations. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in TESC 140 or TBIOL 140; minimum grade of 1.7 in TESC 161 or TCHEM 162; minimum grade of 2.0 in TMATH 110; minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 116 or TMATH 120; TESC 310, which may be taken concurrently. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 333.
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T CHEM 405 Biochemistry I (5/6) NW
Covers structure and function of biologically relevant molecules such as proteins and carbohydrates. Also discusses metabolism and enzyme regulation. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in either TESC 130 or TBIOL 130; minimum grade of 1.7 in either TESC 251 or TCHEM 251. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 405.
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T CHEM 406 Biochemistry II (5/6) NW
Discusses the structure and function of lipids and nucleic acids. Covers the processes involved in the flow of information in biological systems. Prerequisite: TESC 405 or TCHEM 405. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 406.
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T CHEM 439 Analytical Chemistry with Environmental Applications (6)
Focuses on the measurement of pollutant concentrations in various environmental matrices, including soil, water, air, and biological tissues, emphasizing analytical theory, instrumentation, and methodology. Allows students to gain hands-on experience using modern analytical instrumentation. Prerequisite: TESC 161 or TCHEM 162; T MATH 110. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 439.
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T CHEM 510 Environmental Health and Toxicology (5)
Introduces concepts and applications in the field of toxicology. Emphasizes environmental contaminants in mammalian and human systems. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for TESC 510.
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