Chemistry

Recommended Course of Study

Transfer Pathway A.S.

Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal Area course choices, please visit: inverhills.edu/MnTC

2022-2023 Required Courses

Semester 1

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CHEM 1061
Principles of Chemistry I
Course required for major
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Includes study of basic chemical theory and application with emphasis upon atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, inorganic chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, reaction stoichiometry, periodic relationships, molecular structure, properties of gases and the kinetic molecular theory. The lab component of this course provides the student with the opportunity to apply chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement, problem analysis, and mathematical applications to chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required. Prerequisites: MATH 0940 with a grade of "C" or higher OR higher level placement, either within the last 2 years. Recommended: CHEM 1010 or a full year of advanced high school chemistry within the last 2 years and with a grade of "C" or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

MATH 1133
Calculus I
Course required for major
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Provides an introduction to single variable calculus and prepares students for Calculus II (MATH 1134). The topics include limits, derivatives (including trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions), continuity, applications of derivatives to related rates and optimization, graphing using information from the first and second derivatives, separable differential equations, Riemann Sums, basic integration techniques (including substitution), definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Trapezoidal and Simpson's Rule. Students will become proficient with a computer algebra system. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course. Recommendation based on the Inver Hills Assessment Test results or grade of "C" or higher in MATH 1127 or MATH 1119 within the last 2 years.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Semester 1 14

Semester 2

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CHEM 1062
Principles of Chemistry II
Course required for major
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Continues CHEM 1061 with emphasis on properties of liquids and solids, properties of aqueous solutions, principles of kinetics, acid-base concepts, solution chemistry applied to chemical equilibria of weak electrolytes, electrochemistry, basic concepts of thermodynamics and nuclear chemistry. The lab component of this course provides the student with the opportunity to apply chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement, problem analysis and mathematical applications to chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

MATH 1134
Calculus II
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Prepares students for Multivariable Calculus (MATH 2219). Is the second course in the two-semester sequence of single variable calculus. The topics include applications of the integral: area, volume, surface area, center of mass, work, liquid pressure and arc length; techniques of integration; improper integrals; conics; calculus in polar coordinates; calculus involving parametrically-defined curves; and infinite series. Familiarity with a computer algebra system is expected. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1133 Calculus I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

COMM 1100
COMM 1110
COMM 2230
Interpersonal Communication    OR

Public Speaking    OR

Small Group Communication
3

Interpersonal Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 07
Is a course that helps students recognize that we live and work in relationship with others and must communicate effectively with them to achieve our goals. This class helps students acquire the skills to effectively communicate with family members, intimate others, co-workers, friends, and acquaintances. After reviewing relevant interpersonal theory, students will examine and identify their own communication attitudes and behaviors. Students will also learn and apply techniques for improving communication in their relationships through active practice. Students will participate in multiple activities, both in and outside the classroom setting, to build their interpersonal communication skills. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.2000, Subp. 7, Standard 6C, D, F, & G.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

Public Speaking
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Is the introductory study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Public presentation skills are required for individuals to be successful in our workplaces, communities and many other contexts in today's society. Students will learn about the different types of public speeches commonly encountered and learn how to research, organize and write their ideas into clear and understandable forms of public communication. Students will also practice the delivery skills needed to present ideas effectively. Students will be required to speak and participate often and will also be required to present their speeches in a classroom setting with an audience of their peers and an instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

Small Group Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Introduces students to the practice and theory of communicating in small group settings. Working in groups is an integral part of living in today's society. Community and workplace situations require us to be able to lead, participate, and follow effectively. Participating in this course will assist students in developing the leadership, conflict management, problem solving and discussion skills necessary to function in group settings. Students will apply small group communication theory in small, task-oriented groups and develop presentation skills to showcase their understanding of what it means to be an effective group member. Evaluating the effectiveness of their own and others' group communication behaviors is also required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 2 16

Semester 3

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CHEM 2061
Organic Chemistry I
Course required for major
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
Is intended for students pursuing a major in chemistry, biology, chemical or material science engineering, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and a variety of medical fields. The course includes a review of basic chemical concepts applied to organic compounds, the role of covalent bonding in organic compounds, functional groups, resonance, structural isomerism, an overview of organic nomenclature, chemical properties of alkanes, stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions, free-radical reactions, preparation and reactions of alcohols, ethers and epoxides. The lab component of the course provides the student experience with lab techniques applied to organic chemistry. Prereq: CHEM 1062.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHYS 1081
Calculus Based Physics I
Course required for major
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Explores motion, mechanics, fluids, oscillations, thermodynamics and heat. Physics 1081 is the first part of a two-semester sequence. Prerequisite: MATH 1133 or concurrent enrollment.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1133 Calculus I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 1111
ENG 1114
ENG 1130
Research Writing    OR

The Research Paper    OR

Writing and Research For the Professions
2-3

Research Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Students will analyze primary and secondary sources and develop formal research writing in students' academic and/or professional disciplines including EMS, Paralegal, and Criminal Justice. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

The Research Paper
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical analysis of fiction or nonfiction texts, at least one book-length, resulting in a research paper that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources. Prereq: Grade of C or higher in ENG 1108.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Writing and Research For the Professions
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical audience analysis of professional texts across the disciplines, at least one book length, resulting in a professional research proposal, feasibility study, or report that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources, persuasion, and students' mastery of professional and audience analysis, business writing, researching, and evaluative skills. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Semester 3 15-16

Semester 4

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CHEM 2062
Organic Chemistry II
Course required for major
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
Is a continuation of CHEM 2061 that includes the study of IR and NMR spectroscopy, the chemistry of alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, conjugate addition reactions, enolates and carbanions, amines and an introduction to some biochemical organic compounds. The lab component of the course provides the student experience with obtaining and interpreting IR spectra for reactants and products in organic reactions, synthesis and isolation of products from reaction mixtures, identification methods for selected families of organic compounds and analytic techniques used in the identification of organic compounds. Prereq: CHEM 2061.

Prerequisites:

  • CHEM 2061 Organic Chemistry I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

PHYS 1082
Calculus Based Physics II
Course required for major
5

Course Outline
Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 03
Explores topics in electricity and magnetism, light and optics. This course is a continuation of Physics 1081. Prerequisites: PHYS 1081 and MATH 1133.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 1133 Calculus I
  • PHYS 1081 Calculus Based Physics I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
4-5



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 4 14-15
Total Credits: 60
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.