Courses

Courses by semester

Courses for Spring 2022

Complete Cornell University course descriptions are in the Courses of Study .

Course ID Title Offered
CHEM1008 Academic Support for CHEM 2080 CHEM 1008 reviews material presented in CHEM 2080 lectures and also provides problem-solving strategies and practice. This course is recommended for students who want to improve their chemistry problem-solving skills. CHEM 1008 is not a substitute for CHEM 2080 lectures and recitations.

Full details for CHEM 1008 - Academic Support for CHEM 2080

Spring.
CHEM1058 Academic Support for CHEM 3580 Reviews material presented in CHEM 3580 lectures and offers practice with CHEM 3580 material. Weekly review sessions focus on the most important topics covered in lecture and office hours held throughout the week are designed to help improve performance in CHEM 3580.

Full details for CHEM 1058 - Academic Support for CHEM 3580

Spring.
CHEM1080 Introduction to Critical Thinking for the Sciences This course centers on the critical reasoning skills required to solve freshmen chemistry problems.  Our Spring freshman chemistry class (CHEM 2080) presupposes an understanding of the basic quantitative reasoning skills required to solve chemistry problems and focus their limited lecture time instead on the teaching of chemistry knowledge.  This course compensates for the fast pace of CHEM 2080.

Full details for CHEM 1080 - Introduction to Critical Thinking for the Sciences

Spring.
CHEM1350 Modeling and Simulation of Real-World Scientific Problems Hands-on introduction to scientific modeling and numerical simulations relevant to computational science and engineering. Students will learn how real-world problems can be solved using models, algorithms, and statistical tools. The course is organized around a set of team-based scientific computing projects drawn from various engineering and life science fields, using actual research and/or industrial computational codes. Leveraging simplified and user-friendly software interfaces and tutorials, the course focuses on the inductive learning of key concepts and topics such as physical and computational model formulation, verification and validation, uncertainty analysis, post-processing and data mining, and a high-level introduction to high performance computing. The course culminates with a community-engaged project, in which students are introduced to the basics of engineering design and team management to develop and animate a scientific computing activity in collaboration with, and tailored for, the Sciencenter.  Future Science Leaders program for middle- and high-schoolers. No prior programming experience is necessary, and a high-school math level is assumed. Enthusiasm for computer-based activities and interest in community outreach is strongly recommended.

Full details for CHEM 1350 - Modeling and Simulation of Real-World Scientific Problems

Spring.
CHEM1570 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Introduction to organic chemistry concepts with emphasis on structure, reactivity, and mechanisms of carbon compounds relevant to the life sciences.

Full details for CHEM 1570 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

Spring, Summer.
CHEM2080 General Chemistry II Covers fundamental chemical principles, including reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium. These principles are presented quantitatively and explored in the laboratory. Considerable attention is given to the quantitative calculations and techniques important for further work in chemistry.

Full details for CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II

Spring, Summer.
CHEM2090 Engineering General Chemistry Covers basic chemical concepts, such as reactivity and bonding of molecules, introductory quantum mechanics, and intermolecular forces in liquids and solids and gases. Attention will be focused on aspects and applications of chemistry most pertinent to engineering.

Full details for CHEM 2090 - Engineering General Chemistry

Fall, Spring.
CHEM2510 Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry Introduction to the synthesis, separation, characterization, and handling of materials, including chromatography, extraction, crystallization, infrared spectroscopy, and others. An experiment is performed the first week of lab. Students need to enroll in the course Canvas site and complete the appropriate pre-lab assignments outlined on that site before coming to the first lab.

Full details for CHEM 2510 - Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM2880 Introductory Physical Chemistry This course extends subjects of physical chemistry with application oriented toward biological systems, including thermodynamics of solutions, electrochemistry, intermolecular forces and dynamics, and spectroscopy.

Full details for CHEM 2880 - Introductory Physical Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM2900 Introductory Physical Chemistry Laboratory Survey of the methods basic to the experimental study of physical chemistry, with a focus on the areas of chemical equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, and molecular spectroscopy.

Full details for CHEM 2900 - Introductory Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Spring.
CHEM3010 Honors Experimental Chemistry I Introduction to the techniques of synthetic organic chemistry. A representative selection of the most important classes of organic reactions is explored in the first half of the semester, augmented by lectures on the reaction chemistry and the theory of separation and characterization techniques.

Full details for CHEM 3010 - Honors Experimental Chemistry I

Spring.
CHEM3030 Honors Experimental Chemistry III Introduction to experimental physical chemistry, including topics in spectroscopy and kinetics. The analysis and numerical simulation of experimental data is stressed.

Full details for CHEM 3030 - Honors Experimental Chemistry III

Spring.
CHEM3580 Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences The course emphasizes the important classes of organic compounds, with particular emphasis on their three-dimensional structures, mechanisms of their characteristic reactions, their synthesis, methods for their identification, and their applications in modern technology and medicine.

Full details for CHEM 3580 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Spring, Summer.
CHEM3590 Honors Organic Chemistry I The course provides an intensive introduction to organic chemistry as a solid foundation for subsequent study in the fields of chemical, biological, materials and physical sciences. Students will learn a set of important tools and concepts that will enable appreciation and powerful application of modern organic chemistry.

Full details for CHEM 3590 - Honors Organic Chemistry I

Spring.
CHEM3900 Honors Physical Chemistry II CHEM 3900 is a continuation of CHEM 3890 and discusses the thermodynamic behavior of macroscopic systems in the context of quantum and statistical mechanics. After an introduction to the behavior of ensembles of quantum mechanical particles, the laws of thermodynamics, concepts of equilibrium, and chemical kinetics are covered in detail.

Full details for CHEM 3900 - Honors Physical Chemistry II

Spring.
CHEM4040 Entrepreneurship in Chemical Enterprise This course will introduce STEM students to the challenges of planning, financing, launching, and managing a new scientifically oriented business venture. The course focusses on case studies together with presentations by entrepreneurs in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries. Topics include new technology evaluation, IP assessment and management, business formation, resource allocation, personnel development, as well as manufacturing and sales issues

Full details for CHEM 4040 - Entrepreneurship in Chemical Enterprise

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CHEM4100 Inorganic Chemistry Discussion of chemical bonding and reactivity with an emphasis on the transition metals. A "ground up" approach will be taken, building bonding models from atomic electronic structure to molecular orbital theory. Course will also introduce concepts germane to solid state chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and organometallic catalysis.

Full details for CHEM 4100 - Inorganic Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM4210 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Research Research in inorganic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4210 - Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4330 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Research Research in analytical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4330 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4610 Introduction to Organic Chemistry Research Research in organic chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4610 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4770 Introduction to Physical Chemistry Research Research in physical chemistry involving both laboratory and library work, planned in consultation with a faculty member.

Full details for CHEM 4770 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry Research

Fall, Spring.
CHEM4810 Computational Methods in Chemistry This course provides a broad overview of modern computational methods in Chemistry. Topics covered will include investigating the statistical mechanics of condensed phase chemical systems using Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics, quantum mechanical characterization of molecular energetics and structure using Electronic Structure Theory (Hartree Fock, Perturbation Theory, and Density Functional Theory), and time-dependent approaches to investigate chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics.

Full details for CHEM 4810 - Computational Methods in Chemistry

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CHEM4980 Honors Seminar In the Chemistry Honors Seminar students will present their research in written and oral form. The course will also include a broader discussion of professional issues and life skills in the world of chemistry.

Full details for CHEM 4980 - Honors Seminar

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CHEM5110 Chemical Facilities Boot Camp Discussion of and demonstration of facilities relevant to modern chemical research.

Full details for CHEM 5110 - Chemical Facilities Boot Camp

Fall.
CHEM5120 Capstone Research Project Supervision of Capstone Research Project.

Full details for CHEM 5120 - Capstone Research Project

Fall, Spring.
CHEM5810 Computational Methods in Chemistry This course provides a broad overview of modern computational methods in Chemistry. Topics covered will include investigating the statistical mechanics of condensed phase chemical systems using Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics, quantum mechanical characterization of molecular energetics and structure using Electronic Structure Theory (Hartree Fock, Perturbation Theory, and Density Functional Theory), and time-dependent approaches to investigate chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics.

Full details for CHEM 5810 - Computational Methods in Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM6070 Solid State Chemistry This course is aimed at the broad community of chemists and engineers interested in the synthesis, structure, characterization, and application of extended solids. We will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in materials chemistry, starting with the construction (how do we make it?) and characterization (how do we know?) of organic, hybrid, and inorganic materials. We will then explore the relationship between a material's properties and its potential applications (what can we use it for?). Special topics including porous materials, metal-organic frameworks, conductivity, and defects.

Full details for CHEM 6070 - Solid State Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM6250 Advanced Analytical Chemistry I Application of high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy in metabolomics, chemical biology, synthetic organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and polymer chemistry problems. Some practical experience in NMR and MS is offered.

Full details for CHEM 6250 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry I

Spring.
CHEM6290 Electrochemistry Fundamentals and applications of electrochemistry. Topics include the fundamentals of electrode kinetics, electron transfer theory, the electrical double layer, diffusion, and other modes of mass transport. A broad range of electrochemical methods, techniques and instrumentation will also be covered. Additional subjects may be covered depending on class interest.

Full details for CHEM 6290 - Electrochemistry

Spring.
CHEM6660 Synthetic Organic Chemistry Modern techniques of organic synthesis; applications of organic reaction mechanisms and retrosynthetic analysis to the problems encountered in rational multistep synthesis, with particular emphasis on modern developments in synthesis design.

Full details for CHEM 6660 - Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Spring.
CHEM6900 Honors Physical Chemistry II

Full details for CHEM 6900 - Honors Physical Chemistry II

CHEM7880 Modern Methods in Structural Biology Course will cover: 1) the physics of scattering and image formation, 2) macromolecular crystallography, 3) small-angle X-ray scattering, and 4) cryo-electron microscopy. Students will learn the theoretical principles of structural biology and gain practical experience with modern methods in data processing, structure determination, refinement, validation, and interpretation.

Full details for CHEM 7880 - Modern Methods in Structural Biology

Spring.
CHEM7910 Advanced Spectroscopy The chief aim of this course is to provide an understanding of how the tools of modern spectroscopy can be applied to unravel the structural and dynamical properties of molecular systems, with a focus on optical techniques. The course will cover the theoretical basis of light-matter interactions and factors governing the rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra of diatomic and polyatomic molecules. It will conclude with a consideration of what can be learned when cutting-edge spectroscopic techniques are applied to large, complex systems.

Full details for CHEM 7910 - Advanced Spectroscopy

Spring.
CHEM7940 Quantum Mechanics II This is a course in time-dependent quantum mechanics that is concerned with the interaction of molecules with continuous-wave and pulsed irradiation.  The concepts covered in the course are an excellent starting point for a first principles understanding quantum computing.  Topics include: the density matrix; unitary time evolution, the evolution operator, two-level systems; non-unitary evolution, correlation functions, relaxation, dephasing processes, Bloch equations; time-dependent perturbation theory, average Hamiltonian theory, Fermi's Golden rule; multi-dimensional time-domain spectroscopy; Marcus-Jortner theory of electron transfer; electromagnetic radiation interacting with matter, Einstein coefficients, second quantization, stimulated emission, spontaneous emission, quantum optics.

Full details for CHEM 7940 - Quantum Mechanics II

Spring.
CHEM7960 Statistical Mechanics Introduces the fundamentals of statistical mechanics: ensembles, distributions, averages, and fluctuations, building to the treatment of systems of interacting molecules. Topics from equilibrium statistical mechanics include structure and thermodynamics of molecular liquids, critical phenomena, and computational statistical mechanics. Topics from nonequilibrium statistical mechanics include spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, transport, and the microscopic origins of irreversibility.

Full details for CHEM 7960 - Statistical Mechanics

Spring.
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