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Going to be spending more time at home than you had anticipated in the summer of 2020?

Get a jump on your chemistry education by taking online chemistry courses at Stony Brook University this summer!

Courses are open to college students and qualified high school students. For more information visit  https://www.stonybrook.edu/summer/.

Questions? Contact the Chemistry Department at:  ug_chemistry_advisors@stonybrook.edu

SESSION I (May 26 - July 3)

CHE 131: General Chemistry I (4 credits, MWF 10:00 -12:30 + 80 min workshop) - enrollment requires completion of OCPP assessment by May 27th! - Syllabus

Offered online.  This is the initial course in the four-semester General-Chemistry/Organic-Chemistry sequence CHE 131/132/321/322. This sequence provides the necessary foundation for students who wish to pursue further coursework in Chemistry. The General Chemistry courses provide a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including substantial illustrative material drawn from the chemistry of inorganic, organic, and biochemical systems. The emphasis is on basic concepts, problem-solving, and factual material. The principal topics covered are stoichiometry, the states of matter, chemical equilibrium and introductory thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, electron structure and chemical bonding, and chemical periodicity. Students will be placed into CHE 131 based on their performance in an Online Chemistry Placement and Preparation ( OCPP) process. The four-semester sequence is inappropriate for students who have completed an AP course in chemistry and received a score of 4 or 5; these students are placed into CHE 152. Three lecture hours and one 80-minute workshop per week. May not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 129 or CHE 152. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. 

CHE 312: Physical Chemistry of Life Sciences (3 credits, flexible schedule) - Syllabus

Offered online.  A one-semester treatment of fundamental concepts of physical chemistry, intended primarily for students of the biological sciences desiring an introduction to physical chemistry. Topics include equations of state; classical thermodynamics and its application to chemical equilibrium in reaction systems, multiphase systems, and electrochemical cells; kinetic theory of gases; transport properties; chemical kinetics. May not be taken for credit by students who have completed CHE 301. Not for credit toward the chemistry major.

CHE 321: Organic Chemistry I (4 credits, MWF 10:00 - 11:30 + 80 min workshop) - Syllabus

Offered online.  An introduction to the structure, reactivity, and properties of organic compounds is presented using modern views of chemical bonding. These fundamental ideas are applied to topics ranging from synthetic chemistry to complex functional structures such as lipid bilayers. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

SESSION II (July 6 - August 15)

CHE 131: General Chemistry I (4 credits, MWF 2:00 - 4:30 pm + 80 min workshop) -   enrollment requires completion of   OCPP  assessment!  -   Syllabus

Offered online.  This is the initial course in the four-semester General-Chemistry/Organic-Chemistry sequence CHE 131/132/321/322. This sequence provides the necessary foundation for students who wish to pursue further coursework in Chemistry. The General Chemistry courses provide a broad introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including substantial illustrative material drawn from the chemistry of inorganic, organic, and biochemical systems. The emphasis is on basic concepts, problem-solving, and factual material. The principal topics covered are stoichiometry, the states of matter, chemical equilibrium and introductory thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, electron structure and chemical bonding, and chemical periodicity. Students will be placed into CHE 131 based on their performance in an Online Chemistry Placement and Preparation ( OCPP) process. The four-semester sequence is inappropriate for students who have completed an AP course in chemistry and received a score of 4 or 5; these students are placed into CHE 152. Three lecture hours and one 80-minute workshop per week. May not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 129 or CHE 152. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. 

CHE 132: General Chemistry II (4 credits, MWF 10:00 - 12:30 + 80 min workshop) - Syllabus

Offered online. A continuation of either CHE 129 or 131, introducing the fundamental principles of chemistry, including substantial illustrative material drawn from the chemistry of inorganic, organic, and biochemical systems. The principal topics covered are stoichiometry, the states of matter, chemical equilibrium and introductory thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, electron structure and chemical bonding, and chemical periodicity. The sequence emphasizes basic concepts, problem solving, and factual material. It provides the necessary foundation for students who wish to pursue further coursework in chemistry. Three lecture hours and one 80-minute workshop per week. May not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 152. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. 

CHE 133: General Chemistry Lab I (1 credit, June 22 - August 15, 3 flexible hours/week) - Syllabus

Offered online.  Designed to familiarize students with (1) some chemical and physical properties of substances, (2) techniques of quantitative chemistry, and (3) scientific methodology. Students will conduct experiments remotely. Kits must be ordered several weeks in advance through the SBU bookstore to ensure they are received by the first day of the course. Twelve hours of laboratory or related activity per week. Although the course is offered asynchronously, there are specific due dates for each assignment. CHE 133 and CHE 134 may not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 154. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. 

CHE 134: General Chemistry Lab II  (1 credit, June 22 - August 153 flexible hours/week) - Syllabus

Offered online.  Designed to familiarize students with (1) some chemical and physical properties of substances, (2) techniques of quantitative chemistry, and (3) scientific methodology. Students will conduct experiments remotely. Kits must be ordered several weeks in advance through the SBU bookstore to ensure they are received by the first day of the course. Twelve hours of laboratory or related activity per week. Although the course is offered asynchronously, there are specific due dates for each assignment. CHE 133 and CHE 134 may not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 154. 

CHE 322: Organic Chemistry II (4 credits, MWF 10:00 - 11:30 + 80 min workshop) - Syllabus

Offered online.  Discussion of the structure, reactivity, and properties of organic compounds introduced in CHE 321 is continued. The chemistry of substances important in biology, medicine, and technology is emphasized. CHE 322 may not be taken for credit in addition to CHE 326. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so.

CHE 327: Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits, M or W 1:00 - 5:00 pm + 60 min lecture) - Syllabus

Offered online. Techniques of isolating and handling organic substances, including biological materials. A one-semester course that provides a basic organic laboratory experience. It is recommended that students take CHE 327 at the same time as or immediately following CHE 322 or 332. Four laboratory hours and one lecture hour per week. Not for credit in addition to CHE 383.