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A seminar to engage first-year students in the academic culture of the University. Seminars will promote meaningful academic dialogue between students and faculty in a small class setting that encourages reflective thinking and learning to learn. Varied topics based on faculty scholarship.…

Seminar for first-year students with faculty members in topics of interest pertinent to research, academic life, and higher education at the University of Georgia.

Seminar for first-year students with faculty members in topics of interest pertinent to research, academic life, and higher education at the University of Georgia.

An introduction to physical science for education majors planning to teach science at the middle school level.

This is the Lab section for 1060: An introduction to physical science for education majors planning to teach science at the middle school level.

A one-semester, non-mathematical study of chemical principles with an emphasis on environmental issues.

This course is only offered in the Fall semester;  confirm the actual schedule in Athena.
 

Laboratory experiments performed to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Elementary Chemistry.

A broad and general examination of chemical principles involving matter, chemical and physical properties, stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

A broad and general examination of chemical principles involving matter, chemical and physical properties, stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

The chemical principles involved in stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Freshman Chemistry I.

Second semester of an in-depth study of the chemical principles involved in stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Freshman Chemistry II.

The chemical principles involved in stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Advanced Freshman Chemistry I.

Second semester of a rigorous in-depth study of the chemical principles involved in stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Advanced Modern Chemistry II.

First semester of a rigorous in-depth study of the chemical principles involved in stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Advanced Modern Chemistry I.

Second semester of a rigorous in-depth study of the chemical principles involved in stoichiometry, structure, bonding, and reactivity.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Advanced Modern Chemistry II.

Concepts of physics, chemistry, geology, and biology in an integrated fashion. The evolution of the universe from the primordial state to the present time, and considers human interaction with the environment.

A brief one-semester introduction to organic chemistry, covering elementary aspects of nomenclature, structures, and common reactions of organic compounds.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Elementary Organic Chemistry.

First semester of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for students majoring in sciences and for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmaceutical, and pre-veterinarial students.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Modern Organic Chemistry I.

Second semester of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for students majoring in sciences and for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmaceutical, and pre-veterinarial students.

Students will perform experiments to illustrate the reactions, principles, and techniques presented in Modern Organic Chemistry II.

Quantitative analysis using statistical evaluation of data, gravimetric, volumetric, and selected instrumental methods, including spectrophotometry and separations.

Selected quantitative analytical chemical topics, including gravimetric and volumetric methods, potentiometry, spectrophotometry, and separations.

First semester of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for honors students covering advanced aspects of nomenclature, structures, and reactions of organic compounds.

First semester of a two-semester laboratory sequence of organic chemistry for honors students to accompany Advanced Organic Chemistry I (Honors).

Second semester of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for honors students covering advanced aspects of nomenclature, structures, and reactions of organic compounds.

Second semester of a two-semester laboratory sequence of organic chemistry for honors students to accompany Advanced Organic Chemistry II (Honors).

First semester of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for chemistry majors covering advanced aspects of nomenclature, structures, and reactions of organic compounds.

First semester of a two-semester laboratory sequence of organic chemistry for chemistry majors to accompany Advanced Organic Chemistry I.

Second semester of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for chemistry majors covering advanced aspects of nomenclature, structures, and reactions of organic compounds.

Second semester of a two-semester laboratory sequence of organic chemistry for chemistry majors to accompany Advanced Organic Chemistry II.

The structure and function of biological molecules, enzymology, metabolism and bioenergetics, and molecular biology.

The structure and function of biological molecules, enzymology, metabolism and bioenergetics, and recombinant DNA technology.

The structure and function of biological molecules, enzymology, metabolism and bioenergetics, and molecular biology.

A one-semester course which covers the basic concepts and techniques of physical chemistry. This course is designed for non-professional chemistry majors.

The first semester of a two-semester sequence covering basic concepts and techniques of physical chemistry. The level of coverage is designed for chemistry majors.

The second semester of a two-semester sequence covering basic concepts and techniques of physical chemistry. The level of coverage is designed for chemistry majors.

Advanced topics in analytical chemistry. Fundamental principles of quantitative instrumental methods of analysis, including elementary aspects of instrumentation and signal processing; absorption, emission and scattering methods of optical spectrometry; mass spectrometry; electrochemistry; and…

Modern inorganic chemistry, including structure and bonding in solids, advanced concepts in periodicity, descriptive inorganic, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry.

An integrated course incorporating elements of instrumental analysis, physical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. Primary emphasis will be on fundamental aspects of each of the above disciplines.

An integrated laboratory incorporating elements of instrumental analysis, physical chemistry, and inorganic chemistry. Primary emphasis will be on fundamental aspects of each of the above disciplines.

Inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and instrumental analysis. Synthesis and modern physical and chemical methods of characterization.

Inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and instrumental analysis. Synthesis and modern physical and chemical methods of characterization.

Students will serve as Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) in a General Chemistry laboratory course. Working alongside the graduate laboratory assistant in charge of the laboratory section, PLAs will serve as resources to help students answer questions about experimental design and measurement, and…

Students will serve as Peer Learning Assistants (PLAs) in a 1000-level General Chemistry course. Working alongside the instructor and a graduate teaching assistant, PLAs will serve as a resource to help students learn chemical concepts and applications, solve theoretical and numerical problems,…

Weekly meetings with professors and their graduate and undergraduate students participating in laboratory research. The format is mixed lecture, discussion, and presentations by the students. The emphasis is on chemical theory related to the research, previous literature in the area, evaluation…

Students work off-campus, usually at industrial or government laboratories, to obtain practical experience with chemical techniques, skills, and tools, applying them to real-world problems. This is meant to be a full-time experience, lasting one semester.

Advanced concepts in organic chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

Advanced concepts in organic chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

The principles of physical chemistry applied to biological molecules and systems, including current approaches in structural biology.

The principles of physical chemistry applied to biological molecules and systems, including current approaches in structural biology

Builds on fundamental principles established in the first two semesters of organic chemistry. Topics include polymers and polymerization, catalysis, organometallic coupling reactions, pericyclic reactions, and the organic chemistry of carbohydrates, amino acids/peptides/proteins, lipids, and…

Builds on fundamental principles established in the first two semesters of organic chemistry. Topics include polymers and polymerization, catalysis, organometallic coupling reactions, pericyclic reactions, and the organic chemistry of carbohydrates, amino acids/peptides/proteins, lipids, and…

The rational basis for drug design, discovery, and development, as well as the chemical and physical basis for drug action will be discussed. Topics will include structure-activity relationships, organic synthesis, organic mechanisms, mechanisms of action, metabolism, toxicity, computer-assisted…

The rational basis for drug design, discovery, and development, as well as the chemical and physical basis for drug action will be discussed. Topics will include structure-activity relationships, organic synthesis, organic mechanisms, mechanisms of action, metabolism, toxicity, computer-assisted…

Principles and instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy, including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. Students also learn to operate NMR spectrometers in the Chemistry Department…

Advanced concepts in physical chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

Principles and instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy, including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. Students also learn to operate NMR spectrometers in the Chemistry Department…

Advanced concepts in physical chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

Advanced concepts in analytical chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

Advanced concepts in analytical chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

Introduction to the rapidly growing area of nanoscience, the study and manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular level. Will cover the formation (e.g., molecular self-assembly, photolithographic patterning, electrochemistry), and characterization of nanomaterials (e.g., UV-vis-near IR…

Advanced concepts in inorganic chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

Advanced concepts in inorganic chemistry will be presented, the detailed content varying from year to year.

Modern information technology and its uses in accessing the chemical scientific literature. Computer- and web-based databases and search engines will be demonstrated. Students will receive hands-on training in presentation skills. The final project involves a written report and oral presentation…

Modern information technology and its uses in accessing the chemical scientific literature. Computer- and web-based databases and search engines will be demonstrated. Students will receive hands-on training in presentation skills. The final project involves a written report, oral presentation,…

Introduction to soft condensed matter, including the general aspects of chemistry, physical properties, structure and dynamics, and applications of soft materials (including polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, amphiphiles, gels, and biomaterials). Emphasis is placed on the molecular forces…

Introduction to soft condensed matter, including the general aspects of chemistry, physical properties, structure and dynamics, and applications of soft materials (including polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, amphiphiles, gels, and biomaterials). Emphasis is placed on the molecular forces…

This course affords Honors students of senior division standing the opportunity to engage in individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

This course affords Honors students of senior division standing the opportunity to engage in individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

This course affords Honors students of senior division standing the opportunity to engage in individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

This course affords Honors students of senior division standing the opportunity to engage in individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

This course affords Honors students of senior division standing the opportunity to engage in individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

This course affords Honors students of senior division standing the opportunity to engage in individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.

Weekly meetings with professors and their graduate and undergraduate students participating in laboratory research. The format is mixed lecture, discussion, and presentations by the students. The emphasis is on chemical theory related to the research, previous literature in the area, evaluation…

The principles of physical chemistry applied to biological molecules and systems, including current approaches in structural biology.

Principles and instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy, including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. Students also learn to operate NMR spectrometers in the Chemistry Department…

Principles and instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy, including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. Students also learn to operate NMR spectrometers in the Chemistry Department…

Instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. The focus is on the operation of NMR spectrometers presently available in the University of…

Modern theories of bonding, structure, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic methods in inorganic, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistry.

Introduction to soft condensed matter, including the general aspects of chemistry, physical properties, structure and dynamics, and applications of soft materials (including polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, amphiphiles, gels, and biomaterials). Emphasis is placed on the molecular forces…

Special Topics Course.

Introduction to soft condensed matter, including the general aspects of chemistry, physical properties, structure and dynamics, and applications of soft materials (including polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, amphiphiles, gels, and biomaterials). Emphasis is placed on the molecular forces…

Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry.

Fundamental principles of physical chemistry. Reaction kinetics, quantum mechanics, and molecular spectroscopy.

Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research and thesis preparation.

The fundamentals of scientific glass-blowing. 1 lab period of 2 hours. Students will work 'hands-on' developing skills and techniques useful in constructing many glass laboratory items. Bending, sealing, blowing, and cutting Pyrex glass will be covered. Students will also be introduced to…

Provides graduate teaching assistants with knowledge of pedagogical approaches and available support systems. Special sections are reserved for international students, with focus on use of language, pedagogy, and cultural aspects of teaching in this country. 

Seminar course for first-semester chemistry graduate students. Introduction to the Department of Chemistry seminar program. Overview of current research areas in the Chemistry Department.

The relationship of protein structure to biological function, including protein folding, conformation, stability, and enzyme mechanisms.

Current topics in inorganic or bioinorganic chemistry. Training in oral and visual presentation of inorganic and bioinorganic chemical research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S is required. Normally S/U grades are given for attendance and participation in discussion. A/F…

Current topics in organic chemistry. Presentations are given by visiting scientists, UGA faculty and students. Training is given in oral and visual presentations of organic chemistry research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S is required. Normally S/U grades are given for…

Current topics in physical chemistry and chemical physics. Presentations will be given by visiting speakers, by UGA chemistry faculty, and by students. Training will be provided in oral and visual presentations of physical chemistry research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S…

Current topics in analytical chemistry. Presentations by visiting speakers, UGA faculty and students. Training in oral and visual presentations of analytical chemical research.
Non-Traditional Format: Grading system of A/S is required. Normally S/U grades are given for attendance and…

The basic principles of x-ray crystallography with major application to protein structure determination, including laboratories on crystallization techniques and data collection.

Instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. The focus is on the operation of NMR spectrometers presently available in the University of…

NMR spectroscopy with applications to proteins and other biopolymers. Special attention will be given to methods of structure determination.

Modern biomolecular modeling and structure computations with emphasis on the application of molecular dynamics simulations to proteins, carbohydrates, and protein-ligand complexes. Lectures will be complemented with laboratory sections on the use of modeling software and computer hardware.

The description of chemical bonding and other properties of organic and inorganic molecules in terms of group theory and symmetry. Topics include molecular symmetry and point groups, group theory and quantum mechanics, and symmetry aspects of molecular orbital theory, chemical reactions, ligand…

Physical methods used in inorganic and bioinorganic chemical research including UV/visible/near IR absorption spectroscopy, (magnetic) circular dichroism, electron paramagnetic resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, Mossbauer and X-ray absorption spectroscopies, single crystal x-ray diffraction…

Descriptive and theoretical aspects of the structure and reactivity of the main group elements.

Descriptive and theoretical aspects of the structure and reactivity of transition metal compounds, including coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry.

Biological processes and molecules, mainly proteins and nucleic acids, which incorporate metal ions. Topics include metal binding to biopolymers, the roles of metal ions in biological processes such as electron transfer, atom or group transfer, and the use of metal complexes as therapeutic…

A selected specialized area of inorganic, organometallic or bioinorganic chemistry. Examples include photochemistry, organometallic chemistry, kinetics and mechanisms, etc. 

Structures of organic molecules in terms of molecular orbitals, stereochemistry and conformational analysis. Three dimensional structures, isomeric structures and optical activity.

Selected organic reactions are discussed in terms of modern electronic structure and bonding theories. Important mechanisms are presented in the context of modern mechanistic theories. Isotope effects and reaction rates.

Established organic chemistry synthetic procedures as applied in selected important reactions. Synthetic strategies and methodologies and retrosynthetic analysis.

Computational studies to calculate the structures of organic molecules. Specific training is given in the application of the molecular mechanics method and the MM-3 software package, ab initio calculations using the Gaussian software package, and other computational schemes. Evaluation of…

Ultraviolet, infrared, H- and C- nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry as tools for the characterization of the structure of organic molecules, with particular emphasis on identifying structures for representative sets of spectra.

Topics at the interface of biological and organic chemistry, with emphasis on physical methods of characterization. Proteins and enzymes, with attention to reaction kinetics, structural characterization, and structure-function relationships.

The application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the determination of the structure of organic molecules. Specific training in instrumental operation, studies of various nuclei, measurement of spectra and interpretation of spectra.

Specialized research topics in organic chemistry. Emphasis is given to recent literature descriptions of cutting edge research. Topics include X-ray crystallography, natural products, and heterocyclic chemistry.

Modern methods of mass spectrometry covering fundamental principles, instrumentation, and data interpretation. New techniques for the structural analysis of biomolecules.

Analog and digital electronic circuit design and construction, as well as the interfacing of computers to laboratory instrumentation. 
Offered fall semester.

Surfaces and thin films, including the construction and use of ultra-high vacuum apparatus. Various microscopy and elemental analysis techniques are investigated, including XRD, SEM, STM, AFM, LEED, Auger spectroscopy, XPS, EPMA and others.

Instrumentation and methods used for spectrometric measurements with particular emphasis on vibrational spectroscopy (infrared and Raman). Physical theory, optical principles, experimental methodology, modern instrumental design, and numerical data processing are covered.

Selected principles of analytical chemistry such as: techniques of analytical separations, including liquid and gas chromatography and electrophoresis; sampling theory; and chemometrics, including experimental design, statistics and data evaluation.

Nanobiotechnology is an emerging research area. It harnesses recent developments on nanomaterials to solve challenging issues in the areas of diagnosis, imaging, therapy, and drug delivery. This course covers basics of nanoparticle synthesis, surface…

A selected specialized area of analytical chemistry. Emphasis is on current topics in cutting edge research, as presented in recent journal literature. Representative topics include Fourier transform methods, etc.

Classical and statistical thermodynamics applied to chemical reactions, phase equilibria and solutions. The thermodynamic properties of macroscopic matter in terms of the molecular properties. Boltzman, Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions and their applications to physical and chemical…

The principles of quantum mechanics and their application to chemical systems. The Schrodinger equation and strategies for solving it. Studies of exactly soluble model systems such as the particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom.

Mechanisms and rates of chemical reactions in the gas phase and in solution. Fast time-resolved experimental techniques to measure reaction rates and reaction intermediates. Photochemical and crossed molecular beam studies of elementary reactions. Energy transfer and state-specific disposal of…

Topics in quantum and computational chemistry including detailed studies of atomic and molecular electronic structure and bonding. Various strategies and methodologies for computations of molecular structure and bonding, including the evaluation of these strategies in the context of experimental…

Optical absorption and emission spectroscopy of diatomic and polyatomic molecules and how the details of spectra can be used to determine molecular structure and intramolecular dynamics. Microwave, infrared, UV-visible, and photoelectron spectroscopy are studied with emphasis on the high…

A selected specialized area of physical chemistry or chemical physics. Typical areas include interstellar chemistry, laser technology, ion chemistry, etc. The focus is on current literature and ongoing research in cutting edge areas.

Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-Traditional Format: Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

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