Department of Chemistry
Course Descriptions

Basic Organic Chemistry
Studies the structural and physical properties, reaction, and synthesis of simple organic compounds, primarily carbon.

Analytical Chemistry
Focuses on understanding and acquiring the basic principles of quantitative analytical chemistry. Introduces the fundamentals of error analysis and statistics, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, and chemical equilibrium. Studies the fundamentals of acid-base, complex formation, redox equilibrium, and spectrophotometry, and the methods of analysis based on these concepts.

Experiment in Organic Chemistry
Acquires the basic experimental techniques of organic chemistry and studies simple synthetic methods.

Spectroanalytical Chemistry
Focuses primarily on the principle and application of spectrometry and chromatography. Also discusses other recent research trends and applications.

Experiment in Analytical Chemistry
Ability to analyze the properties of matters is essential, not just in chemistry, but also in all areas of natural science that deal with matter. Experiments with analytical methods acquired in the Analytical Chemistry class.

Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Focuses on understanding the chemical reactions of organic compounds and their properties based on which the students learn to synthesize desired organic compounds. This synthesis technique is further applied to the synthesis of complex compounds for specific use.

Chemistry & Energy
Studies the basic concept of thermodynamics and equilibrium in chemical reactions.

Environmental Chemistry
In modern society, the importance of the environment is growing daily. To elucidate the sources of man-made environmental pollution and to take proper measures, this course identifies, analyzes, and observes the chemical reactions of pollutants and teaches a variety of chemical solutions to environmental problems.

Experiment in Physical Chemistry
Conducts experiments related to what was learned in Chemistry and Energy, and Structures of Atoms and Molecules.

Undergraduate Research in Analytical Chemistry (1)
Students will participate in experimental projects so they can perform experiments independently, under the supervision of the research director in analytical chemistry.

Undergraduate Research in Bioorganic Chemistry (1)
Students will participate in experimental projects, so they can perform experiments independently, under the supervision of the research director in bioorganic chemistry.

Biochemistry
Deals with the basic principles and techniques relating to the structure, reactions, and functions of major biopolymers such as nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids, which play important roles in a living body. Also discusses simple applications of those principles and techniques.

Undergraduate Research in Biological Chemistry (1)
Students will participate in experimental projects so they can perform experiments independently, under the supervision of the research director in biological chemistry.

Structure of Atoms & Molecules
Studies the basic concept of quantum theory and spectrometrics of atoms and molecules.

Undergraduate Research in Organic Chemistry (1)
Students will participate in experimental projects, so they can perform experiments independently, under the supervision of the research director in organic chemistry.


Electroanalytical Chemistry
Studies the fundamentals of an electronic circuit needed for chemical experiment. Of the various means of chemical measurement utilizing instruments, it deals in particular with the principle and application of the electrochemical method.

Natural Product Chemistry
Examines the methods of separating and identifying a variety of organic compounds found in nature. Analyzes the structural properties of the compounds and studies of their usage and synthesis.

Undergraduate Research in Computational Chemistry (1)
Students will participate in experimental projects to enable them to perform experiments independently, under the supervision of the research director in computational chemistry.

Proteins & Biochemistry
This course covers the basic principles of the structure, response, and functions of biopolymers, including nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids. This course also gives students the opportunity to conduct experiments on what they have learned.

Introduction to Inorg Chemistry
Provides an overview of the basic structure, bonding, and property reactions of inorganic matter, valence bond theory, crystal field theory, and molecular orbital theory.

Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry (1)
Students will participate in experimental projects to enable them to perform experiments independently, under the supervision of the research director in inorganic chemistry.

Experiment in Inorg Chemistry
Studies methods of synthesizing basic inorganic substances. Lays the foundation for inorganic chemistry experiments by applying spectrometric methods for property analysis of their structure and flaws.

Physical Organic Chemistry
Studies the bonding mechanism of organic matter through a quantum mechanical approach.

Undergraduate Research in Physical Chemistry (1)
Students will participate in experimental projects to enable them to perform experiments independently, under the supervision of the research director in physical chemistry.

Dynamic and Kinetics of Molecules
Studies molecular movements and changes, particularly chemical reaction kinetics.

Organometallic Chemistry
Provides an overview of the fundamentals, structure, synthesis, and applications of organometallic compounds, which are intermediates form of organic and inorganic chemicals.

Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
Among various areas of organic chemistry, this course will review those that are gaining great interest, and areas that students have studied before, but did not fully understand.

Chemical Modeling
Under the supervision of the professor, students will study various theories of molecule structures, and conduct chemical molecule modeling using various computer programs.

Special Topics on Chemistry (1), (2)
Under the supervision of an advisor, the students choose a theoretical or experimental research problem and study the method and procedure of research implementation and thesis preparation techniques. Includes in-class presentations based on research findings.

Advanced Organic Chemistry
Students will understand the characteristics and roles of molecules as constituents of life, along with the molecule generation and change model and relevant mechanisms.

Inorg Polymer Chemistry
Examines the bonding, structure, synthesis, and applications of inorganic polymers used in inorganic chemical industry. Includes field trips to survey the method of manufacturing commercial polymers.

Biophysical Chemistry
Deals with the physiochemical fundamentals of biochemistry such as the structure of biopolymers, hlymodynamics of biological reactions, and enzyme kinetics.

Experiments in Biochemistry
Students will improve basic skills in conducting biochemistry experiments required for protein expression, separation, purification, and the structure determination process.