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IMPORTANT!
Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.

Chemistry

Students must be present at the first lab session of a chemistry course to be assured of admission to limited lab spaces.

Students who wish to enroll in a chemistry course must demonstrate that they have met the prerequisites for the course prior to enrollment. Continuing students must complete prerequisite courses with a C or better. If currently enrolled in a prerequisite course at SMC at the time of enrollment, students will be admitted to subsequent courses based upon midterm placement results, but will be dropped if the prerequisite course is not completed with a C or better. Students who have successfully completed one or more prerequisite courses (earning a grade of C- or better in both the lecture and lab courses and an average of C (2.0) or better overall) at another institution may be able to verify having met the prerequisites by submitting a transcript and course description and course syllabus for the prerequisite courses.

Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si.

CHEM 9, Everyday Chemistry    5 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences + LAB)

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course fulfills the general education requirements for a laboratory science course. Students who successfully complete this course will understand basic chemical principles and how these principles relate to the Earth’s natural systems and cycles, with emphasis on humanity’s impact on Earth’s natural environments. Students will gain a scientific understanding of the impact of human activity on natural systems and sustainability. Students will also learn common laboratory techniques, including the safe handling of chemicals and the proper use of laboratory equipment, as they analyze environmental problems and solutions.

Students enrolling in this course should have math skills equivalent to those entering Math 31. This course does not fulfill the prerequisite for Chemistry 11.

NEW   3402   10:00a-12:15p M   SCI 332   Chung G C

   3:45p-6:00p MW   SCI 159   Chung G C

1345   10:15a-12:30p MW   SCI 153   Wong W W

   11:30a-1:45p T   SCI 301   Wong W W
Above section 1345 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section. Above section 1337 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1346   10:15a-12:30p MW   SCI 153   Wong W W

   11:30a-1:45p Th   SCI 301   Wong W W
Above section 1346 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section. Above section 1338 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1347   1:30p-3:45p TTh   SCI 155   Walker Waugh M V

   4:15p-6:30p T   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V
Above section 1347 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1348   1:30p-3:45p TTh   SCI 155   Walker Waugh M V

   4:15p-6:30p Th   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V
Above section 1348 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4068   6:45p-9:00p MW   SCI 155   Roeser K M

   6:45p-9:00p T   SCI 332   Roeser K M

4069   6:45p-9:00p MW   SCI 155   Roeser K M

   6:45p-9:00p Th   SCI 332   Roeser K M

CHEM 10, Introductory General Chemistry    5 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Math 31 or Math 49.

*UC gives no credit for Chemistry 10 if taken after Chemistry 11. Maximum UC credit for Chemistry 9 and 10 combined is one course.

Chemistry 10 is an introductory laboratory course. It introduces principles, laws, and nomenclature of inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. Chemistry 10 prepares students to take the General Chemistry sequence (Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12). It additionally serves as a basic chemistry course for the allied health majors (such as nursing and nutrition). It also serves to fulfill general education requirements. Students who successfully complete this course will understand basic chemical principles and will have practiced quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills. Students will also have learned various lab techniques, including the safe and competent handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment.

1349   7:30a-9:45a TTh   SCI 155   Taylor S M

   10:30a-12:45p T   SCI 332   Taylor S M
Above section 1349 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1350   7:30a-9:45a TTh   SCI 155   Taylor S M

   10:30a-12:45p Th   SCI 332   Taylor S M
Above section 1350 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1351   10:00a-12:15p MW   SCI 155   Abbani M A

   7:30a-9:45a M   SCI 332   Abbani M A
Above section 1351 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1352   10:00a-12:15p MW   SCI 155   Abbani M A

   7:30a-9:45a W   SCI 332   Abbani M A
Above section 1352 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

NEW   3401   12:30p-2:45p M   SCI 332   Jimenez M A

   2:15p-4:30p TTh   HSS 252   Jimenez M A

1353   12:45p-3:00p TTh   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   12:45p-3:00p M   SCI 322   Lavallee R J
Above section 1353 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1354   12:45p-3:00p TTh   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   12:45p-3:00p W   SCI 322   Lavallee R J
Above section 1354 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1355   1:30p-3:45p MW   SCI 155   Walker Waugh M V

   4:15p-6:30p M   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

Above section 1355 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information. Above section 1355 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1356   1:30p-3:45p MW   SCI 155   Walker Waugh M V

   4:15p-6:30p W   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V
Above section 1356 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. Above section is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. Above section 1356 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1357   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 140   Strathearn M D

   10:00a-12:15p W   SCI 332   Strathearn M D

1358   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 140   Strathearn M D

   12:30p-2:45p F   SCI 332   Strathearn M D

1359   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   3:30p-5:45p M   SCI 322   Lavallee R J
Above section 1359 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1360   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   3:30p-5:45p W   SCI 322   Lavallee R J
Above section 1360 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1361   4:00p-6:15p MW   SCI 155   Bartlett D D

   4:00p-6:15p T   SCI 301   Bartlett D D

1362   4:00p-6:15p MW   SCI 155   Bartlett D D

   4:00p-6:15p Th   SCI 301   Bartlett D D

1363   4:00p-6:15p MW   SCI 157   Abrams K J

   12:30p-2:45p M   SCI 301   Abrams K J

1364   4:00p-6:15p MW   SCI 157   Abrams K J

   12:30p-2:45p W   SCI 332   Abrams K J

1365   4:00p-6:15p TTh   SCI 155   Ko H

   1:30p-3:45p T   SCI 332   Ko H

1366   4:00p-6:15p TTh   SCI 155   Ko H

   1:30p-3:45p Th   SCI 332   Ko H

4070   4:45p-7:00p MW   SCI 153   Nguyen Th H

   4:45p-7:00p T   SCI 322   Nguyen Th H

4071   4:45p-7:00p MW   SCI 153   Nguyen Th H

   4:45p-7:00p Th   SCI 322   Nguyen Th H

4072   6:45p-9:00p TTh   SCI 153   Ebrahimi H

   6:45p-9:00p M   SCI 332   Ebrahimi H

4073   6:45p-9:00p TTh   SCI 153   Ebrahimi H

   6:45p-9:00p W   SCI 332   Ebrahimi H

4074   7:15p-9:30p MW   SCI 153   Mejia Leiva C N

   7:15p-9:30p T   SCI 322   Mejia Leiva C N
Above section 4074 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4075   7:15p-9:30p MW   SCI 153   Mejia Leiva C N

   7:15p-9:30p Th   SCI 322   Mejia Leiva C N
Above section 4075 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4076   7:15p-9:30p TTh   SCI 155   Dhar G

   7:15p-9:30p M   SCI 322   Dhar G

4077   7:15p-9:30p TTh   SCI 155   Dhar G

   7:15p-9:30p W   SCI 322   Dhar G

CHEM 11, General Chemistry I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: CHEM 110.

IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Chemistry 10 and Math 20.

Students seeking waiver of the Chemistry 10 prerequisite should take the Chemistry 10 Challenge Exam. Students taking Chemistry 11 and 12 must have access to the Internet to complete class assignments.

This course is the first semester of a two-semester, standard first year college chemistry course (Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12). It introduces the fields of physical, analytical, inorganic, and organic chemistry. Topics to be discussed include atomic structure, chemical bonding, common types of reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and the properties of gases, liquids, and solids.

1367   7:30a-10:00a MW   SCI 140   Scholefield M R

   9:00a-1:00p F   SCI 322   Scholefield M R

1368   7:30a-10:00a MW   SCI 140   Scholefield M R

   2:30p-6:30p F   SCI 322   Scholefield M R

1369   8:30a-11:00a TTh   SCI 140   Gallogly E B

   12:30p-4:30p T   SCI 322   Gallogly E B
Above section 1369 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1370   8:30a-11:00a TTh   SCI 140   Gallogly E B

   12:30p-4:30p W   SCI 301   Gallogly E B
Above section 1370 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1371   8:30a-11:00a TTh   SCI 140   Gallogly E B

   12:30p-4:30p Th   SCI 322   Gallogly E B
Above section 1371 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1372   10:15a-12:45p MW   SCI 140   Papazyan A

   7:15a-11:15a T   SCI 322   Hsieh J M

1373   10:15a-12:45p MW   SCI 140   Papazyan A

   7:15a-11:15a Th   SCI 322   Papazyan A

1374   12:45p-3:15p MW   SCI 153   Schmidt E

   7:30a-11:30a M   SCI 322   Schmidt E

1375   12:45p-3:15p MW   SCI 153   Schmidt E

   7:30a-11:30a W   SCI 322   Ferede R

1376   3:45p-6:15p MW   SCI 140   Liu C

   8:00a-12:00p F   SCI 332   Liu C

Above section 1376 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

4078   6:30p-9:00p MW   SCI 140   Toumari A

   6:30p-10:30p T   SCI 301   Gallogly E B
Above section 4078 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4079   6:30p-9:00p MW   SCI 140   Toumari A

   6:30p-10:30p Th   SCI 301   Toumari A
Above section 4079 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

CHEM 12, General Chemistry II    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 and Math 2.

Students taking Chemistry 11 and 12 must have access to the Internet to complete class assignments.

This course is a continuation of Chem 11. Topics covered include kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, precipitation reactions, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

1377   8:00a-10:30a TTh   SCI 153   Murphy J E

   8:00a-12:00p M   SCI 301   Murphy J E

1378   8:00a-10:30a TTh   SCI 153   Murphy J E

   8:00a-12:00p W   SCI 301   Murphy J E

1379   12:45p-3:15p TTh   SCI 140   Nauli S

   7:15a-11:15a T   SCI 301   Nauli S
Above section 1379 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1380   12:45p-3:15p TTh   SCI 140   Nauli S

   7:15a-11:15a Th   SCI 301   Nauli S
Above section 1380 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1381   12:45p-3:15p TTh   SCI 140   Nauli S

   11:45a-3:45p F   SCI 301   Nauli S
Above section 1381 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1382   1:00p-3:30p MW   SCI 140   Anderson Jamey L

   7:15a-11:15a F   SCI 301   Nauli S

Above section 1382 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

4080   6:00p-10:30p M   SCI 301   Martinez H L

   6:00p-10:30p T   SCI 140   Martinez H L

CHEM 19, Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Math 31 or Math 49.

This one-semester course is designed for students preparing for studies in nursing or related allied health professions. Topics include measurements, unit conversions, atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions and equations, gases, solutions and acid/base chemistry. There will be a special emphasis on properties and reactions of biologically relevant compounds.

This course is NOT equivalent to CHEM 10 and does NOT meet the prerequisite requirement for CHEM 11.

1383   7:30a-9:45a MW   SCI 155   Pecorelli T A

   8:00a-11:00a F   SCI 305   Pecorelli T A

1384   8:00a-10:15a TTh   SCI 157   Schwyter D H

   1:00p-4:00p Th   SCI 305   Schwyter D H

1385   10:45a-1:00p MW   SCI 157   Schwyter D H

   2:00p-5:00p W   SCI 305   Schwyter D H

1386   12:45p-3:00p TTh   SCI 153   Pecorelli T A

   8:00a-11:00a T   SCI 305   Pecorelli T A

CHEM 21, Organic Chemistry I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: CHEM 150.

IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Chemistry 12.

This course is a systematic introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. It encompasses theory and reactions of hydrocarbons and functional group derivatives. Included are bonding and structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanism, and spectroscopic analysis. The laboratory work focuses on techniques of synthesis, isolation, purification, and analysis.

1387   8:00a-10:30a MW   SCI 157   Bautista M R

   1:00p-5:00p M   SCI 305   Bautista M R

1388   8:00a-10:30a MW   SCI 157   Bautista M R

   5:15p-9:15p W   SCI 305   Bautista M R
Above section 1388 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1389   1:15p-3:45p MW   SCI 157   Dong T A

   8:00a-12:00p M   SCI 305   Dong T A
Above section 1389 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1390   1:15p-3:45p MW   SCI 157   Dong T A

   8:00a-12:00p W   SCI 305   Dong T A
Above section 1390 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

CHEM 22, Organic Chemistry II    4 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences)   •   Prerequisite: Chemistry 21.

*Maximum UC credit for Chemistry 22 and Chemistry 24 combined is 5 units.

This course is a continuation of Chem 21, with emphasis on the remaining functional groups and types of reactions. Also included is an introduction to the organic chemistry of biochemical compounds. Chem 22 includes lecture and discussion. The second semester of organic chemistry laboratory is a separate course, Chem 24. Chem 21 and 22 constitute two semesters of organic chemistry with one semester of organic chemistry laboratory. Chem 21, 22, and 24 constitute two semesters of organic chemistry with two semesters of laboratory.

1391   3:15p-5:45p TTh   SCI 153   Ferede R

4081   6:30p-9:00p MW   SCI 157   Kline M L

CHEM 24, Organic Chemistry II Laboratory    2 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences lab)   •   Prerequisite/Corequisite: Chemistry 22.

*Maximum UC credit for Chemistry 22 and Chemistry 24 combined is 5 units.

This course is the second semester of organic chemistry laboratory. The laboratory work involves microscale and miniscale synthesis, structure determination, investigation of reaction mechanism, and qualitative analysis. The lectures will discuss the theory and techniques that relate to the experiments that are performed, including NMR, IR, organic qualitative analysis, and various methods of analysis, separation, and purification of mixtures.

1392   12:15p-5:20p F   SCI 305   Ferede R

1393   2:00p-7:05p T   SCI 305   Kline M L
Above section 1393 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4082   5:30p-10:35p Th   SCI 305   Kline M L
Above section 4082 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

CHEM 31, Biochemistry I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB)   •   Prerequisite: Chemistry 21.   •   Skills Advisory: Chemistry 22.

This course is a survey of biochemistry, introducing the student to the structures and functions of important classes of biochemical compounds as well as to the central reactions of metabolism. The main topics include the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; the catalysis, kinetics and regulation of enzymes; and the reactions of glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, electron transport/oxidative phosphorylation, and gluconeogenesis. The laboratory section of the course provides an introduction to biochemistry lab procedures including titration, peptide analysis, spectroscopy, spectrophotometry, column chromatography, gel-electrophoresis, the kinetic analysis of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, and internet based informatics tools.

1394   7:30a-10:00a MW   SCI 153   Hsieh J M

   7:15a-11:15a Th   SCI 305   Hsieh J M

CHEM 88B, Independent Studies in Chemistry    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1395   Arrange-Time        Anderson Jamey L

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