List of courses offered in the Department of Chemistry for the 2020/2021 academic year.

SEMESTER 1

Course Code and Title

 

Credits

CHEM 1062 Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences

Core

3

CHEM 1066 Introduction to Chemistry I

Core

3

CHEM 1070 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (Yearlong – credits applied in Semester 2)

Core

 

CHEM 2170 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry I

Core

3

CHEM 2270 Organic Chemistry I

Core

3

CHEM 2370 Physical Chemistry I

Core

3

CHEM 2470 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Core

3

CHEM 2471 Analytical Methods in Chemistry

Elective

3

CHEM 2672 Core Chemistry Laboratory I

Core

3

CHEM 2770 Introduction into Research in Chemistry Learning (not offered in 2020/2021)

Elective

3

CHEM 3162 Chemistry of Metal-Catalyzed Transformations

Elective

3

CHEM 3268 Chemistry of Natural Products

Elective

3

CHEM 3273 Synthesis of Blockbuster Drugs*

Core

3

CHEM 3564 Principles of Polymer Chemistry

Elective

3

CHEM 3570 Chemistry of the Environment 

Elective

3

CHEM 3573 Contemporary Chemistry*

Core

3

CHEM 3575 Chemistry and Industry

Elective

3

CHEM 3577 Green Chemistry

Elective

3

CHEM 3670 Research Project for Chemistry Majors

Core

3

CHEM 3671 Research Project for BSc Chemistry (Year-long)

Core

 

CHEM 3870 Principles of Chemical Biology

Elective

3

 *This is a core course for the BSc Chemistry degree but can also be used as an Elective for other programmes.

 

 

SEMESTER 2

Course Code and Title

 

Credits

CHEM 1067 Introduction to Chemistry II

Core

3

CHEM 1068 Introduction to Chemistry III

Core

3

CHEM 1070 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (Yearlong)

Core

3

CHEM 2472 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Elective

3

CHEM 2673 Core Chemistry Laboratory II

Core

3

CHEM 3163 Chemistry of Technologically Important Materials

Elective

3

CHEM 3170 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry II

Core

3

CHEM 3172 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry *

Core

3

CHEM 3270 Organic Chemistry II

Core

3

CHEM 3370 Physical Chemistry II

Core

3

CHEM 3373 Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry *

Core

3

CHEM 3470 Analytical Methods in Chemistry II

Elective

3

CHEM 3471 Quality Assurance for Laboratories

Core

3

CHEM 3563 Environmental Degradation of Materials

Elective

3

CHEM 3576 Chemistry of Medicines

Elective

3

CHEM 3578 Energy for a Sustainable Future

Elective

3

CHEM 3579 Chemistry and Industry II 

Elective

3

CHEM 3670 Research Project for Chemistry Majors

Core

3

CHEM 3671 Research Project for BSc Chemistry (Yearlong)

Core

6

CHEM 3871 Methods in Chemical Biology

Elective

3

*This is a core course for the BSc Chemistry degree but can also be used as an Elective for other programmes.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. N1 Chemistry I (CHEM 0100) and N1 Chemistry II (CHEM 0200) are offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology. These courses are not counted towards a student’s credit requirements for the BSc degree. However, they can be used as pre-requisites for other courses/ programmes.
  2. II. Students who have already passed Chemistry at CAPE (Units 1 and 2), GCE A-Level or N1 Chemistry (CHEM 0100 and CHEM 0200) or equivalent at UWI will be exempted from CHEM 1062 (Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences).
  3. III. For all N1 courses, practical work will be assessed throughout the semester and will contribute to the candidate’s final mark. Students will be debarred from writing the final examination if they have not attended, completed and handed in lab reports for at least 75% of the laboratory experiments.
  4.  

a. Basic Chemistry for Life Sciences (CHEM 1062) is offered for students who have little exposure to Chemistry and intend to pursue studies in Life Sciences.

b. CHEM 1062 cannot be done in conjunction with CHEM 1066, CHEM 1067, CHEM 1068 and CHEM 1070 or CHEM 0100 and CHEM 0200.

 

  1. CHEM 1066 cannot be pursued in conjunction with ESST 1002 as (1) there is a great deal of overlap in the content of the two courses and (2) the content in CHEM 1066 is covered in much greater depth than in ESST 1002.
  2. Students wishing to pursue the Analytical Chemistry Minor OR the Major in Industrial Chemistry will be required to complete an application form available from the Chemistry General Office. Only successful applicants will be able to register for either of these programmes.

 

The table below shows the courses that students should take if they wish to follow the under-mentioned programmes:

 

If you wish to take this minor….

Then in Level II, Semester 1, you should take…

Analytical Chemistry

CHEM 2370, CHEM 2470 and CHEM 2672

Chemical Biology

 

CHEM 2270, CHEM 2370, CHEM 2470 and CHEM 2672

Industrial Chemistry

CHEM 2370, CHEM 2470, CHEM 2672 and ONE of CHEM 2170 or CHEM 2270

Materials Chemistry

CHEM 2170, CHEM 2270, CHEM 2370 and CHEM 2672

If you wish to take this major….

Then in Level II, Semester 1, you should take…

Industrial Chemistry

CHEM 2170, CHEM 2270, CHEM 2370, CHEM 2470 and CHEM 2672

Chemistry alone, with no Chemistry minors

CHEM 2370, CHEM 2672 and any one of CHEM 2170, CHEM 2270 or CHEM 2470. Which of the three you choose will depend on what, if any, Level III Chemistry courses you would like to take.

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