Jan 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Courses


 

 

 

 

Biology

  
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    BIOL 460/4690 - Bioinformatics Capstone Seminar I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites or corequisites BIOL 3600  or BIOL 3601 
     

    Description
    Students complete a capstone proposal and major elements of the capstone project for the Minor in Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics Capstone Seminar I will focus on the development of the problem statement and the research questions that will be answered in the Capstone. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a sound rationale for the project, justified by a thorough literature review.

  
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    BIOL 461/4691 - Bioinformatics Capstone Seminar II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BIOL 4690 
     

    Description
    In this project-based course, the students tackle a real-life biological or biomedical problem using a computational approach where they utilize existing bioinformatics resources and/or develop novel tools. The students are required to deliver a written report and an oral presentation describing the problem, methodology/approach, contribution, and results. This course is available only for students enrolled in the Minor in Bioinformatics program.

  
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    BIOL 410/4910 - Guided Studies in Biology (1-4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Under the guidance of a faculty member and with the approval of the Chair, the student undertakes readings or research on a specific topic in biology. The student should demonstrate achievements by presenting results, submitting a report, or passing an examination as determined by the supervisor.

  
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    BIOL 408/4930 - Selected Topics in Biology (1-4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Topics in biology chosen according to the special interests of the student and faculty.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit more than once if the content changes.
  
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    BIOL 495/4980 - Senior Research Thesis (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing in biology.

    Description
    Students select a research topic according to their field of interest and the availability of advisers and facilities. A research proposal is submitted to include a literature review on the topic and the design of a laboratory and/or field investigation.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall
  
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    BIOL 496/4981 - Seminar in Biology (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The senior research thesis project is executed and presented in the form of an oral presentation and a poster session in the annual biology department senior thesis conference. A final report, written similar to an original research manuscript, to include the execution, results and conclusion of the project will be submitted.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

Biotechnology

  
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    BIOT 501/5201 - Biochemistry (3 cr.)



    Description
    A basic course introducing the student to chemical bonds, structure of biomolecules, the structure and function of cellular components, protein structure and folding, carbohydrates metabolism, fatty acids oxidation, the kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, cellular metabolism, energy production, cellular regulatory processes, signal transduction cascades, and photosynthesis.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    BIOT 502/5202 - Cell and Molecular Biology (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is designed to introduce the student to structure and function of the basic unit of life, the cell. This includes organelle biogenesis, cytoskeleton and cell motility, protein and lipid trafficking, membrane and ion transport, energy flow within the cell, cell cycle, division, and programmed cell death. In addition, to the passage of information from gene to protein will be addressed.

  
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    BIOT 503/5203 - Biotechnology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    This course, taught by a team of instructors, covers different areas of biotechnology. This course introduces students to the different aspects of the biotechnology revolution including principles of recombinant DNA technology, protein engineering, directed mutagenesis, manipulation of gene expression, microbial synthesis of biologics, biomass utilization, large scale production of proteins, transgenic animals, and the human genome project. In addition, this course introduces students to bioinformatics and bioengineering.

  
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    BIOT 504/5204 - Experimental Biotechnology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    This course consists of two class periods and one three-hour lab period. It introduces students to the experimental methods used in investigation and research in biotechnology applications. The laboratory section will provide students with hands-on experimentations in major techniques in molecular biology such as DNA and RNA isolation, protein purification, DNA and protein electrophoresis, nucleic acid hybridization and polymerase chain reaction.

  
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    BIOT 505/5205 - Basics of Bioentrepreneurship (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course covers four modules: business aspects of biotechnology, regulatory issues, patenting biotechnology inventions, and bioethics.

  
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    BIOT 521/5206 - Fundamentals of Bioinformatics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: Familiarity with molecular biology, calculus, basic probability and statistics.

    Description
    This course should introduce students to the fundamental theories and practices of bioinformatics. Lectures should focus on the basic knowledge required in this field, including the need for databases, access to genome information, sources of data, and tools for data mining. The course should also cover identification of both lower order and higher order informational patterns in DNA and approaches to linking genome data to information on gene function. Emphasis will be placed on how to use the databases and tools. Students should use the PERL programming language in this course.

  
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    BIOT 531/5207 - Molecular Diagnosis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Topics include diagnosis of genetic disorders, infectious diseases, malignant diseases, and forensic applications such as paternity testing, DNA fingerprinting. Aspects of quality control, quality assurance, regulatory issues, and intellectual properties will be also covered.

  
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    BIOT 541/5208 - Molecular Genetics (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course introduces genetics studies in molecular biotechnology; introduction to Mendalian genetics, eukaryotic gene regulation, genome project and model organisms utilized in research studies, cytogenetics, cellular genomic instability in carcinogenesis and molecular genetic based therapeutic approaches.

  
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    BIOT 543/5210 - Microbial Biotechnology (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course introduces current advances in bacteriology, mycology and virology. This covers from medical applications, environmental application of microbes to microbial quality control and assurance in biotechnology products. In addition topics include the use of microbes in recombinant DNA technology, protein production in prokaryotes, fermentation technology, antimicrobial peptides and its applications in medical microbiology.

  
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    BIOT 511/5211 - Bioengineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    The application of the concepts and methods of the physical sciences and mathematics in an engineering approach to problems in the life sciences.

  
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    BIOT 571/5271 - Bionanotechnology (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course covers the use of various nanostructures for ultrasensitive detection of DNA, bacteria, and viruses. Recent techniques for detection of single biomolecules that offers superior advantages over the conventional bulk measurements will also be presented. This course will also cover the use of different nanoparticles such as nanocrystals and gold nanoparticles for optical imaging, as hyperthermia agents for cancer therapy, and the development of smart drug delivery nanocarriers.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as NANO 5271  
  
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    BIOT 580/5910 - Independent Study In Biotechnology (3 cr.)



    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of biotechnoloyg may be assigned to individual students or to groups. Readings assigned and frequent consultations held.

    Notes
    Students may sign up for up to 3 credits towards fulfilling M.Sc. requirements.

  
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    BIOT 551/5930 - Selected Topics in Biotechnology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisite: consent of instructor, graduate standing.

    Description
    Topics chosen according to special interests of faculty and students.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    BIOT 599/5980 - Research Guidance and Thesis (3 cr. + 3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    SCI 5940  

    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis.

    Notes
    Must be taken twice for a total of 6 credits.

  
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    BIOT 604/6204 - Model Systems in Cancer Research (2 cr. + 1 cr. lab)



    Prerequisites
    BIOT 5203  or BIOT 5204  .

    Description
    This course exposes graduate students to a powerful tool, cell lines, for research. Cell lines are commonly used in many fields of laboratory research mainly as in vitro models in cancer research. Topics covered in class include but not limited to the biology, epidemiology, and molecular mechanisms of cancer including genetic variants, role of microRNA and epigenetic gene deregulation. Students, throughout the semester, will develop an understanding of the molecular events underlying the development of human cancer through examining primary literature related to the current knowledge of cancer biology. The course includes a laboratory component exploring a range of techniques used in the study of cancer biology.

  
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    BIOT 620/6206 - Computational Genomics and Transcriptomics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The course is designed to provide graduate students with the essential concepts and skills for processing, analyzing, and visualizing biologcial data generated by modern high-throughput transcriptomic and genomic technologies such as microarray and next-generation sequencing. The open-source statistical platform R and the BioConductor package will be used throughout the course for the practical sessions. The course will focus on how to extract meaningful information from microarray and RNA-Seq data (e.g., differentially expressed genes, alternative splice forms, and polymorphism). Different data visualization methods will be covered from simple summarizing graphs to interaction networks of cellular elements. Practical exercises will use publically published data and simulated data with applications crossing from cancer genomics to environmental genomics. Target audience is biomedical and computational sciences graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    BIOT 621/6207 - Systems and Computational Biology (3 cr.)



    Description
    Systems biology is an interdisciplinary study field that focuses on complex interactions in biological systems. A major goal of systems biology is the modeling and discovery of emergent properties, properties of a system whose theoretical description is only possible using techniques, which fall under the remit of systems biology. The course targets graduate students from various scientific backgrounds. This course aims to provide hands-on experience in computational systems biology by combining experimental data and mathematical modeling with emphasis on modeling of cellular pathways. Potential biomedical and biotechnological applications are introduced.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    BIOT 601/6930 - Current Topics in Biotechnology (3 cr.)



    Description
     

    This course provides a comprehensive and thorough understanding of recent trends in biotechnology research and development. Frontier areas in biotechnological applications as bioremediation, genetically modified organisms, molecular medicine and nano-biotechnology will be addressed.

  
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    BIOT 602/6931 - Reading and Conference Course (3 cr.)



    Description
    Contemporary biotechnology topics, addressed from current primary literature will be discussed. Dogmas and disputes in biological, medical and/or agricultural sciences will be addressed to generate student discussions.

  
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    BIOT 699/6980 - Research Guidance Dissertation (3 cr.)



    Description
     

    Consultation on problems related to student thesis. To be taken 11 times for credit.


Business Administration

  
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    BADM 203/2001 - Introduction to Business (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course is designed to be an introductory course for students with no prior knowledge in business. The course starts by defining the business organization and its role in society as well as entrepreneurship and its role in the economy. The course then covers some of the business functions including research and development, marketing, production, finance. The four basic functions of a manager, namely planning, organizing, leading and controlling are also introduced. The ethical and social responsibility if business if emphasized. The course is meant to give students who are considering majoring or minoring in Business or Entrepreneurship an introductory overview about the field , that gives a practical and integrated view of the profession and the field of study.

  
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    BADM 301/3002 - International Business (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MGMT 3201   or BADM 2001  along with   

    Description
    The social, cultural, political, legal, and technological environment of international business. The theoretical relationship underlying international business transactions and the integration of functional activities in international firms.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is limited. Priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students need it as collateral requirement in other major, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    BADM 300/3003 - Business Environment and Ethics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 2001  or MGMT 3201  

    Description
    Perspectives on the business environment and the ethical issues facing business. Organizational responses to environmental and ethical issues. Social responsibility of business firms.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is limited. Priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students need it as collateral requirement in other major, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    BADM 480/4001 - Business Planning and Strategy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    All BBA Business Core courses and graduating senior standing.

    Description
    A capstone course, which integrates all business functions. Emphasis is on developing business strategies, discussing different levels of strategies, and developing a business plan for organizations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in this course is limited. Priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students need it as collateral requirement in other major, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    BADM 000/4900 - Graduation Project (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    All Business Core courses and graduating senior standing

    Description
    The graduation project course will enable students to develop an extensive and comprehensive project relating to their field of study with professional benchmark. The course will be designed to integrate all business functions. It aims to provide students with a platform to apply and practice the multidisciplinary business competencies acquired throughout the program within a comprehensive and practical context. The graduation project will either be a consultancy project offering business solutions or marketing plans for real established companies or developing business plans for startups. Corporate and Social Partners’ representatives would be invited to participate in the projects and offer a platform for the students to work on a real-life case.

  
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    BADM 000/4999 - Internship and Assessment (0 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior standing

    Description
    This course offers business students an opportunity to complement their academic studies with practical application and demonstrate knowledge attained in areas of global awareness and responsible citizenship.

    Course will be graded on pass/fail basis.

  
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    BADM 000/5310 - Strategic Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    All MBA Foundation Courses

    Description
    This course provides a framework through which core business skills acquired from the foundational courses are integrated together. Such integration replicates how the different business functions are interrelated and ultimately reflected in the strategic development of the organization. The course addresses two central questions for any business entity; where to compete and how to compete. Participants learn effective means by which a business entity could harness its resources in order to translate a well designed strategy into superior performance at all organizational levels.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    This is the capstone course for the MBA program.

  
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    BADM 000/5370 - Business Seminar and Contemporary Topics in Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is used as a forum for discussion and debate of contemporary issues in Business management. Content will evolve around timely and relevant topics that relate to doing business in the region.

  
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    BADM 000/5401 - Business Consultancy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of Instructor.

    Description
    This course provides MBA students with a platform to apply and practice the multidisciplinary business competencies they acquired throughout the program within a comprehensive and practical context. A major component of the course will be a graduation consultancy project offering business solutions for real established companies or developing a business plan for a startup. Students will also be coached on how to professionally communicate their business solutions as consultants. Skills acquired through this course will be augmented by the extensive use of cases covering a variety of business problems, including but not limited to growth strategy, international and regional expansion, entrepreneurship, family business challenges, organizational restructuring, business transformation, mergers & acquisitions, and operational efficiency.


Business School

  
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    BUSC 000/4000 - Experiential Learning : CO-OP (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior standing and consent of the course instructor.

    Description
    This is an experiential learning course whereby students are directly engaged, on a full-time basis for at least six months, with external entities including but not limited to multinational corporations, startups, financial institutions, governmental entities, professional services firms, think tanks, local/international economic and monetary bodies, and non-profit organizations. During this engagement, students will be assigned specific tasks relevant to their fields of study providing realistic on the job training. Students are co-evaluated on key learning objectives by an academic faculty and an external entity counterpart ultimately yielding a pass/ fail grade.

    Students enrolled in this course are not permitted to concurrently enroll in any other course.


Center For Arabic Studies Abroad

  
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    AIAS 411/4101 - Modern Standard Arabic (4 cr.)



    Description
    This course integrates the four language skills to help students develop their ability to produce and comprehend both oral and written discourse at the advanced/advanced high level. The material addresses linguistic needs at this level and provides students with opportunities to further develop their understanding of the various aspects of Egyptian culture.

    When Offered
    Offered in summer.
  
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    AIAS 401/4301 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (4 cr.)



    Description
    This course further develops students’ skills in Egyptian colloquial Arabic in general while emphasizing the shared features between ECA and MSA. The course concentrates on increasing students’ vocabulary and command of syntax, with a higher level of fluency. The material designed to train students to emulate the speech of educated native speakers in a wide range of social situations.

    When Offered
    Offered in summer.
  
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    AIAS 531/5121 - Reading, Writing And Vocabulary Building (5 cr.)



    Description
    This course fosters and further develops the student’s ability to read long, authentic texts on a wide range of topics with minimal dependency on the dictionary. Students are trained to extend their reading strategies and knowledge of different genres and styles. Special emphasis is placed upon vocabulary building and the idiomatic use Arabic. The writing component is integrated whereby students employ and manipulate syntactic and morphological structures studied in the reading component, in addition to various cohesive devices, to produce complex sentences at the paragraph and text level, according to the mores of connected Arabic written discourse.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    AIAS 521/5151 - Listening And Speaking (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course further develops students’ skill in comprehending large chunks of authentic spoken MSA in different forms of discourse (reports, interviews, debates, etc.). It integrates listening and speaking skills by training students to carry out discussion on various topics of general and personal interest. The course includes a number of live lectures given by specialists in different fields of interests.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    AIAS 522/5152 - Academic Listening and Speaking (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    This course fosters and further develops the students’ ability to understand the main ideas and most details of connected academic and discourse in a variety of fields. It does so by teaching strategies to sustain both comprehension and delivery of propositionally and linguistically complex extended aural/oral discourse. These include training students to recognize and use cohesive devices signaling the sequence of thought in a given text, enabling them to follow MSA-ECA code-switching and code-mixing patterns, as well as sensitizing them to the socio-cultural nuances embedded in the spoken message.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    AIAS 551/5201 - Advanced Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course fosters and develops students’ skills in translating written texts of different genres. Attention is given to points of contrast, idiomatic usage, and semantic fields of corresponding vocabulary in English and Arabic. Most work is done on translating from Arabic into English, with special attention given to developing the skills necessary for the preservation of the finer nuances of meaning when rendering a text from one language to another.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    AIAS 552/5261 - Advanced Media (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course further develops the students’ critical reading skills of linguistically and conceptually complex texts in Arabic printed media. It does so by exposing the students to different text types on a variety of topics, many outside their respective immediate spheres of interest or specialization. It encourages learners to make inferences based on comprehension of the facts presented in a text through sensitizing them to the socio-cultural nuances embedded in the written message. The course also focuses on vocabulary building and trains learners to recognize the special stylistics properties of media language.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    AIAS 541/5271 - Advanced Writing (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course fosters and develops students’ ability to write, with a high degree of precision and detail, on a variety of academic topics. It also trains them to observe the well-defined rules of Arabic letter-writing. The course teaches the students to write extended research papers, reports and essays, performing various language functions beyond descriptions, comparisons etc., such as argumentation, hypothesizing, refutation etc. Students are trained to appraise samples of authentic written material and model their own written production on them, demonstrating a solid command of grammar (syntax and morphology), vocabulary use, spelling, cohesive devices and general stylistic norms of Arabic discourse.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring
  
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    AIAS 501/5301 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course further develops students’ skill to communicate in Egyptian colloquial. It concentrates on complex vocabulary and syntax and enables students to communicate with native speakers in a wide range of situations with high level of accuracy and fluency. Special emphasis is placed upon educated Egyptian Arabic as well as appropriateness of speech, and cultural competency.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    AIAS 502/5411 - Advanced Egyptian Colloquial Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course further develops students’ ability to communicate with native speakers in a wide range of situations with a higher degree of accuracy, fluency, and cultural appropriateness. The course trains students to comprehend and discuss topics of general and personal interest. The materials used reflect the dynamics of Egyptian society and focus on educated Egyptian Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered in Spring.
  
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    AIAS 555/5601 - CASA Students without Boarders (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course empowers students to engage in significant learning experiences, develop intercultural competence, work on superior level language proficiency skills, and establish social networks by engaging in the target language community through a project related to their academic and/or professional interests. Each student will design and complete a project related to their academic and/or professional interests that requires their engagment with the target language community. The project will span the fall and spring semesters. Each student will work with a supervising teacher with whom they will write a contract specifying the nature of their project. The project may include volunteer service in a local organization. Projects involving service to the community are highly encouraged.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    AIAS 553/5991 - Selected Topics in Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    Each course addresses a different topic of interest to advanced plus/superior Arabic language students. Topics covered are chosen by the students each semester. Some examples of topics include: Arab literature, politics in the Middle East, and religious studies.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

Chemistry

  
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    CHEM 103/1003 - Chemistry and Society (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Not for credit for Science, Engineering and Computer Science Majors

    Description
    Not for credit for Science, Engineering and Computer Science majors.  Introduction to basic chemical principles; examples of chemistry in context of daily life and impact on society : nutrition, polymers, colors and pigments, drug development, energy storage, environmental pollution and control, agro chemicals and other related issues

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Not for credit for Science, Engineering and Computer Science majors

  
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    CHEM 104/1004 - Man and the Environment (3 cr.)



    Description
    Chemistry of the environment. Principles of ecosystem structures, energy flow and elements cycles. Natural resources, Population and Development. Renewable energy. Pollution control and prevention: air pollution, global warming, the depletion of the ozone layer and water pollution. Hazardous substances. Solid waste and recycling. Pests and pest control. Sustainability.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring and occasionally in summer.
    Notes
    Not for credit for science, engineering and computer science majors.

  
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    CHEM 105/1005 - General Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Thanawiya Amma Science or equivalent.

    Description
    Chemical stoichiometry; atomic structure and periodicity; an overview of chemical bonding with a discussion of models and theories of covalent bonding; introduction to structure and chemistry of organic compounds.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring and occasionally in summer and winter.
  
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    CHEM 106/1006 - General Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Gases; thermochemistry; liquids and solids, properties of solutions; introduction to chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, environmental pollution.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CHEM 115L/1015 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Thanawiya Amma Science or equivalent

    Description
    Selected experiments in inorganic and organic chemistry.

    Hours
    One three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring and occasionally in summer and winter.
  
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    CHEM 116L/1016 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Semi-micro qualitative analysis of selected salts and mixtures

    Hours
    One three-hour laboratory period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CHEM 199/1930 - Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 000/2001 - Egypt Water Crisis: Challenges and Solutions (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    For science and non-science majors.

    Description
    Water scarcity may lead to conflicts between countries as they struggle to maintain sufficient water access for their populations. Dams on rivers are major threat for habitat since they change the Earth’s topography and underground river aquifers. Nowadays, political conflicts arise between countries that share the same water resources. Egypt, in particular, suffer from a major water threat as it shares the river Nile with nine other countries. Recently, sustainability of water resources in Egypt is challenged due to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). This course discusses the impact of this dam on the environmental, ecological, economic and political aspects of the Egyptian lives. It also evaluates the relevant international treaties and water policies.


    Core Curriculum: 2nd Level.

  
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    CHEM 203/2003 - Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, stereochemistry and conformational analysis, ionic and free-radical substitution and addition reactions.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 205/2005 - Environmental Analytical Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduction; analytical environmental data: assessment and interpretation, titrimetry, chromatography, atomic spectrometry, mass spectrometry, potentiometric techniques, thermal techniques. Specific applications to the environment.

    Notes
    This course is not available for credit for students who take   . Some laboratory demonstrations will be provided.

  
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    CHEM 206/2006 - Analytical Chemistry I (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and to be taken concurrently with  

     

    Description
    Ionic equilibria: solubility, activity and ionic strength. Gravimetry: nucleation and crystal growth, methodology, colloids. Acid-base, complexation, oxidation-reduction and precipitation equilibria and titrations. Introduction to separations in analytical chemistry.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

  
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    CHEM 207/2007 - Chemical Industries (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of major chemical industries, global and local production, major products and their production, selected from: metals petrochemicals, agrochemicals, dyes, pharmaceuticals, plastics, glass, ceramics, cement. Quality assurance.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Notes
    Field trips to local industries.

  
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    CHEM 216L/2016 - Volumetric and Gravimetric Analysis (2 cr)



    Prerequisites
       and concurrent with  

     

    Description
    Acid-base, oxidation-reduction, complexometric and precipitation titrations; gravimetric analysis; potentiometric titrations.

    Hours
    Two three-hour periods.
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

  
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    CHEM 220/2020 - Introduction to Food Science and Technology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of the interdisciplinary nature of food science. The chemical and physical properties of foods. An overview of food regulation. Concepts and applications of food chemistry, food analysis, food processing, biotechnology, sensory evaluation, food packaging, food product development and food engineering. Global food situation with an emphasis on the Egyptian context.

  
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    CHEM 312/3002 - Archaeological Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Characterization of metals, minerals, pigments, glass, stone, dyes. Dating techniques: thermoluminescence, radiocarbon, amino-acid, Obsedian hydration and potassium/argon. Introduction to Mossbauer spectroscopy and neutron activation analysis.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 303/3003 - Thermodynamics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and CHEM 1005 .

    Description
    Gas laws, state variables and equations of state, energy and the first law, thermochemistry; entropy and the second and third laws; spontaneity and equilibrium; physical transformation of pure substances, phase rule, phase equilibria.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 304/3004 - Physical Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Chemical potential and equilibria, solutions and colligative properties, electrochemical systems.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 000/3005 - Principles of Chemical Modeling (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CHEM 3003  and CSCE 1001  .

     

     

    Description
    Introduction to computational chemistry techniques and their applications to chemical and biochemical areas; Principles of Density Functional Theory; Thermochemistry modeling in Chemistry; Generating and Analyzing a Molecular Dynamics Trajectory; Mass transport in material science; Basics of Monte Carlo Sampling Techniques; Binding Energies in Biochemistry; Combined QM/MM Simulation; Enzyme Reaction Mechanism.

  
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    CHEM 306/3006 - Organic Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Stereochemistry, aromaticity, electrophilic aromatic substitution; spectroscopy and structure; SN1, SN2, E1, and E2 reactions.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 309/3009 - Inorganic Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Basic principles of quantum mechanics as applied to hydrogenic and polyelectron atoms, atomic orbitals, electron-electron interactions, atomic parameters. Molecular orbital theory as applied to diatomic and polyatomic molecules and to solids, bond properties, molecular shape and symmetry, introduction to applications of molecular symmetry in chemistry. The structures of simple solids; acids & bases; oxidation-reduction. Overview of methods of molecular structure determination.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 310L/3010 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Characterization of organic compounds by classification tests.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 311/3011 - Analytical Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  .

    Description
    Instrumental methods of chemical analysis: visible, ultraviolet, and infrared absorption spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission spectrometry, fluorimetry, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence; mass spectrometry, gas chromatography, thermometric and electrochemical methods.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 313L/3013 - Thermodynamics Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments in physical chemistry, thermodynamics and error analyses.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 314L/3014 - Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments in electrochemistry. One three-hour lab period.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 315/3015 - Biochemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The living cell, structure of biomolecules and their relationship to biological functions; biochemical energetics; metabolism of major cellular components and their relationship to clinical conditions.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    Hours
    Two class periods and one three hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 316L/3016 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Systematic identification of organic compounds, analysis of mixtures (qualitative and quantitative).

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 318L/3018 - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Preparations, reactions, and characterization of some inorganic compounds; ion-exchange; chromatography; measurements of stability constants.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 320/3020 - Food Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    This course covers the chemistry of food constituents, the changes these constituents undergo during processing, the chemistry and technology of meat and meat products, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, cereal products and alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages. It also covers the basic chemistry of color, odor and taste (sensory properties of foodstuffs).

     

  
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    CHEM 325/3025 - Clinical Chemistry I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or concurrently,   or consent of instructor

    Description
    Module 1: Principles of laboratory techniques: spectrophotometry, chromatography, mass spectrometry, radioisotopes, electrophoresis, immunochemical techniques, electrochemistry, point-of-care devices, and lab automation. Module 2: Chemometrics: statistical procedures, selection and interpretation of lab procedures, reference intervals, clinical decision limits, quality control and method evaluation. Module 3: Laboratory management, quality and informatics.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 307/3522 - Production Basics for Chemical Industries (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of planning scale-up from laboratory to pilot plant, to production plant, with a focus on models for determining profitability of new projects, new products and new processes. Selected topics from: process design, plant layout and flowsheets, material and energy balances, mass and heat transfer, reactor kinetics, chemical economics, process design strategies and waste management.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 000/3523 - Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CHEM 3003  

    Description
    Crude oil processing and production of basic, intermediate, and final petrochemicals; ethylene, propylene, butenes, benzene, toluene, xylene; non-hydrocarbon intermediates; higher paraffin-based chemicals; C4 olefins and diolefin-based chemicals; process technologies in petrochemical industries including thermal and catalytic cracking, reforming, dehydrogenation

    When Offered
    Offered in Spring
  
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    CHEM 399/3910 - Guided Studies in Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)



    Description
    Under faculty guidance, the student(s) will carry out a group individual project on an environmental related topic. The student(s) will present their results by submitting a common/individual report or by passing an examination, as determined by the supervisor.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    CHEM 301/3940 - Seminar in Science and Technology (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     Junior standing

    Description
    Weekly one-hour seminars in different areas of science and technology with emphasis on chemistry to be given by faculty and invited speakers from industries and other scientific communities.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
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    CHEM 402/4003 - Physical Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and concurrent with   .

    Description
    The kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics and dynamics, photochemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, surface chemistry including adsorption.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 403/4004 - Physical Chemistry III (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       (or concurrent) and   .

    Description
    Basic concepts and theory of quantum mechanics, applications to atomic and molecular spectroscopy; introduction to statistical thermodynamics.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 406/4006 - Organic Chemistry III (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A continuation of the chemistry of monofunctional and polyfunctional compounds, including the chemistry of carbanions, condensation reactions, nucleophiic addition and multistep syntheses.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 407/4007 - Food Processing and Preservation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    An overview of fruit, vegetable, cereal, dairy, seafood and meat science and technology. The principles of food processes, including refrigeration, freezing, heat processing, dehydration, fermentation, high pressure, irradiation, pulsed electric field and packaging. Commercial preservation technologies used in the preservation of minimally processed and processed foods.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 408/4008 - Inorganic Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Coordination chemistry, transition metals and their complexes, theories of metal-ligand bonding, complexes of pi-acceptor ligands and organometallic compounds, reaction mechanisms of d-block complexes. Selected topics in nanochemistry, solid state chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry and/ or catalysis.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    CHEM 412L/4013 - Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments in physical chemistry emphasizing chemical kinetics.

    Hours
    One three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 416L/4016 - Organic Syntheses (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Organic Synthesis of compounds through one step or multistep, using different techniques for separation and purification. Several spectroscopic tools, (MS, IR, NMR & C13) are used to confirm the structure of synthesized compounds.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 425/4025 - Clinical Chemistry II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Module 1. Clinical analytes: amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, electrolytes, clinical enzymology, clinical toxicology, tumor markers, therapeutic drug monitoring, and vitamins. Module 2. Pathophysiology: hepatic, cardiac, renal, gastric, and pancreatic diseases, acid-base disorders, endocrine function, bone disease, organ transplantation, pregnancy and fetal development, and biochemical aspects of hematology.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    CHEM 430L/4030 - Advanced Practical Organic Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and consent of instructor.

    Description
    Advanced organic multistep syntheses, identification of products by spectroscopy, semimicro quantitative determination of organic compounds.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 435/4035 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       consent of instructor.

    Description
    Specialized topics in the field of organic chemistry chosen according to specific interests; e.g. polynuclear aromatic compounds, heterocyclic compounds, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, physical organic chemistry.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 440/4040 - Molecular Symmetry and Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and consent of instructor.

    Description
    Molecular symmetry: basic principles and applications, molecular vibrations, construction of hybrid orbitals, delocalized molecular orbitals with emphasis on pi orbitals, ligand field spectra and construction of energy-level diagrams.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    CHEM 000/4524 - Polymer Chemistry and Technology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    (CHEM 3003  and CHEM 3522 ) or equivalent

     

    Description
    Mechanisms and kinetics of polymerization reactions of monomers; principles, limitations and advantages of various methods for molecular weight characterization; structure - physical properties relationship; specific catalysis for the control of polymeric stereo-specificity and morphology; polymer production and processing techniques

    When Offered
    Offered in Fall

  
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    CHEM 000/4900 - Industrial Internship (0 credits)



    Prerequisites
    Senior Standing

    Description
    Each student is required to spend a minimum of four weeks in Petrochemical Industrial Training in Egypt or abroad. A complete account of the experience is reported, presented and evaluated.

  
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    CHEM 444/4910 - Independent Study ( 1-3cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor, senior standing.

    Description
    In exceptional circumstances some senior Chemistry students, with departmental approval, may arrange to study a selected topic outside of the regular course offerings. The student and faculty member will select a topic of mutual interest and the student will be guided in research and readings. The student would demonstrate achievement either by submitting a report or passing an examination, according to the decision of the supervisor.

    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once if content changes.
    Notes
    A student may earn up to a total of three credits.

  
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    CHEM 414/4930 - Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Topics chosen according to special interests of faculty and students..

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes
  
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    CHEM 495/4980 - Senior Thesis I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing.

    Description
    A capstone course. Each student selects a topic in his/her field of interest under the supervision of a faculty member. In this course, the student prepares an outline, assembles a bibliography, and develops a study plan under the supervision of the faculty advisor to be followed in preparing his/her project. The students are also expected to compose a theoretical background section that illustrates his/her knowledge of the range of equipment and techniques that will be used in obtaining and reporting the results of research. Each student is expected to deliver a seminar by the end of the semester that provides an overview of the research topic, anticipated outcomes and evaluation criteria.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    May be substituted by a 400-level course in chemistry or other sciences with the approval of the department.

  
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    CHEM 496/4981 - Senior Thesis II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    A capstone course. Students will embark in this course on performing the actual work on the project topics selected in CHEM 4980  . After completion of this research study, the students are expected to compose in accordance with the departmental guidelines, a full thesis and give an oral presentation of the main results achieved.

  
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    CHEM 000/5200 - Environmental Physical Chemistry (3 cr.)



    Description
    Catalytic processes of ozone destruction; rates of free-radical reactions; supercritical gas pressure; fossil fuels and CO2; molecular vibrations and energy absorption by greenhouse gases; petroleum refining and fractional distillation; thermochemical production of fuels; environmental problems of nuclear fuel; acid rain; long-range transport of atmospheric pollutants; toxic metals and compounds; oxidation-reduction chemistry in natural waters; water disinfection; activated carbon; the desalination of salty water

  
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    CHEM 501/5201 - Biochemistry (3 cr.)



    Description
    A basic course introducing the student to chemical bonds, structure of biomolecules, the structure and function of cellular components, protein structure and folding, carbohydrates metabolism, fatty acids oxidation, the kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, cellular metabolism, energy production, cellular regulatory processes, signal transduction cascades, and photosynthesis.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
 

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