Honours Chemistry - Bio-organic (75 credits)

Offered by: Chemistry     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

Note: Attainment of the Honours degree requires a CGPA of at least 3.00.

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (57 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 57 credits in chemistry, biology and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the Academic Adviser.
See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 during U1 is also strongly recommended.
* Denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.
** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The physical and chemical properties of the cell and its components in relation to their structure and function. Topics include: protein structure, enzymes and enzyme kinetics; nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation; the genetic code, mutation, recombination, and regulation of gene expression.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Monique Zetka, Kenneth E M Hastings, Richard D W Roy, Paul Lasko, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or equivalent

    • Corequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent

  • BIOL 201 Cell Biology and Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : This course introduces the student to our modern understanding of cells and how they work. Major topics to be covered include: photosynthesis, energy metabolism and metabolic integration; plasma membrane including secretion, endocytosis and contact mediated interactions between cells; cytoskeleton including cell and organelle movement; the nervous system; hormone signaling; the cell cycle.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Gary Brouhard (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 212 or BIOC 212

  • CHEM 212 Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot, Hanadi Sleiman, Laura Pavelka (Fall) Jean-Philip Lumb, Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Michel Daoust (Summer)

  • CHEM 222 Introductory Organic Chemistry 2 (4 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Modern spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. The chemistry of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines, with special attention to mechanistic aspects. Special topics.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot, Dmytro Perepichka (Fall) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Chaojun Li (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Michel Daoust (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken an equivalent Organic 2 at CEGEP (see McGill University Basic Math and Sciences Equivalence Table at www.mcgill.ca/mathscitable) or who have or are taking CHEM 234.

  • CHEM 223 Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Kinetics 1: Gas laws, kinetic theory of collisions. Thermodynamics: Zeroth law of thermodynamics. First law of thermodynamics, heat capacity, enthalpy, thermochemistry, bond energies. Second law of thermodynamics; the entropy and free energy functions. Third law of thermodynamics, absolute entropies, free energies, Maxwell relations and chemical and thermodynamic equilibrium states.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Amy Blum (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 or equivalent, PHYS 142, or permission of instructor.

    • Corequisite: MATH 222 or equivalent.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 204.

    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors must take CHEM 283 either simultaneously or the semester following CHEM 223.

  • CHEM 243 Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Heterogeneous equilibrium: phase rule and phase diagrams. Ideal solutions, colligative properties, solubility. Electrochemistry, Debye-Hückel Theory. Kinetics 2: Transition State Theory, complex reactions, free-radical reactions, chain reactions, catalysis, reactions at surfaces, ionic effects of reactions in solution, photochemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Gonzalo Cosa (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites: CHEM 223.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 204. Permission of instructor.

    • Note: Chemistry Honours and Majors that have not taken CHEM 283 should do so concurrently with CHEM 243.

  • CHEM 267 Introductory Chemical Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Qualitative and quantitative analysis. A survey of methods of analysis including theory and practice of semimicro qualitative analysis and representative gravimetric, volumetric and instrumental methods. The laboratory component includes introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Jan Hamier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

  • CHEM 281 Inorganic Chemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Basic concepts of electronic structure and molecular bonding will be developed and applied to the understanding of common materials. Acid-base chemistry. Survey of the chemistry of the main group elements. Introduction to coordination and organometallic chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Ashok K Kakkar (Winter)

  • CHEM 283 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An introduction to experiments and data analysis in physical chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Jan Hamier (Winter)

  • CHEM 302 Introductory Organic Chemistry 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Topics covered may include the following: Aromatic compounds, heterocyclic chemistry, sulfur and phosphorus chemistry, organosulfur and organophosphorus compounds, and biomolecules such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, polypeptides, DNA and RNA.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: James L Gleason, Masad J Damha (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 222, or permission of the instructor.

  • CHEM 345 Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An introduction to quantum chemistry covering the historical development, wave theory, methods of quantum mechanics, and applications of quantum chemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Linda G Reven (Fall)

  • CHEM 355 Applications of Quantum Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of the principles of electronic, vibrational and rotational spectroscopy. Magnetic resonance and computational methods.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Linda G Reven (Winter)

  • CHEM 367 Instrumental Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An introduction to modern instrumental analysis emphasizing chromatography, electrochemical methods and computational data analysis. Analytical methods to be examined in detail include gas-liquid and high performance liquid chromatography, LC mass spectrometry, and advanced electro-analysis techniques

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite(s): CHEM 287 and CHEM 297.

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • CHEM 377 Instrumental Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Spectroscopic methods of analysis will be studied with respect to fundamentals, operational aspects and instrument design. Topics will range from UV-visible to x-ray spectrometry. Methodologies will be evaluated with respect to their application in spectrometric systems. Laboratory automation will be studied and applied in the laboratory.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Thomas Preston, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 367

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • CHEM 381 Inorganic Chemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Introduction to transition metal chemistry, coordination numbers and geometry, and nomenclature will be followed by a discussion of crystal field theory and its applications to problems in spectroscopy, magnetochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Several aspects related to applications of organometallic compounds in catalysis and bioinorganic systems will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: David Bohle (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 281.

    • Restriction: For Honours and Major Chemistry students

  • CHEM 392 Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A program of modules is selected in consultation with the laboratory staff. The experimental modules consist of projects related to the theoretical principles, synthetic techniques and instrumental methods used in modern organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry, including aspects of green chemistry and nanochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka (Fall) Mitchell Huot, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Laura Pavelka (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisite/corequisites: CHEM 381 and CHEM 302. Advanced laboratory for Chemistry Honours and Major students. Students enrolled in CHEM 392 are strongly advised to choose the D option.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 362.

  • CHEM 493 Advanced Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Selected experiments to illustrate physico-chemical principles more advanced than those of CHEM 253 and CHEM 263.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Patanjali Kambhampati (Fall) Jean-Marc Gauthier, Samuel Lewis Sewall (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): CHEM 253, CHEM 263 and CHEM 345 or permission of instructor

    • Corequisite(s): CHEM 355

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 393.

    • Fall, Winter

    • Each lab section has limited enrolment.

  • CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : This course will cover biologically relevant molecules, particularly nucleic acids, proteins, and their building blocks. In each case, synthesis and biological functions will be discussed. The topics include synthesis of oligonucleotides and peptides; chemistry of phosphates; enzyme structure and function; coenzymes, and enzyme catalysis; polyketides; antiviral and anticancer agents.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Christopher Thibodeaux, Alexander Wahba (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 402.

  • MATH 222 Calculus 3 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Stephen W Drury, Thomas F Fox (Fall) Alexander Garver (Winter)

  • PHYS 242 Electricity and Magnetism (2 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Properties of electromagnetic fields, dipole and quadropole fields and their interactions, chemical binding of molecules, electromagnetic properties of materials, Maxwell's equations and properties of electromagnetic waves, propagation of waves in media.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Hong Guo (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lectures

    • Prerequisites: CEGEP Physics, MATH 222

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

6 credits of research*:
* Students may take up to 12 Research Project credits but only 6 of these may be used to fulfil the program requirement.

  • CHEM 470 Research Project 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A course designed to give students research experience. The student will be assigned a project supervisor and a research project at the beginning of the session. The project will consist of a literature survey, experimental and /or theoretical work, a written research report and an oral examination.

    Terms: Summer 2017, Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Jean-Philip Lumb (Summer) Ian Sydney Butler (Fall) Ian Sydney Butler (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisite: registration by Departmental permission only

  • CHEM 480 Research Project 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A course designed to give Honours students research experience. The student will be assigned a project supervisor and a research project at the beginning of the session. The project will consist of a literature survey, experimental or theoretical work, a written research report and an oral examination.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Ian Sydney Butler (Fall) Ian Sydney Butler (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 490. Registration by Departmental permission only.

9 credits from the following:

  • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Introduction to basic principles, and to modern advances, problems and applications in the genetics of higher and lower organisms with examples representative of the biological sciences.

    Terms: Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Nam Sung Moon, Laura Nilson, Daniel J Schoen (Winter) David Hipfner (Summer)

    • Winter, Summer

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking LSCI 204.

  • BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory (4 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An introduction to laboratory techniques with a focus on methods used to investigate fundamental questions in modern cell and molecular biology. Techniques including gene cloning, DNA and protein isolation and manipulation are covered, along with functional analysis of genes and proteins, basic bioinformatics, and computer-based experimental design and data analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Huanquan Zheng, Paul Harrison, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (Fall) Huanquan Zheng, Paul Harrison, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter

    • 1 hour lecture and one 6-hour laboratory

    • Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or PHYS 142, BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212, and BIOL 202. BIOL 206 recommended.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOC 300. Requires departmental approval.

    • For approval email anne-marie [dot] sdicu [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Specify your ID number as well as the term and two lab day preferences.

  • CHEM 365 Statistical Thermodynamics (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Molecular basis of thermodynamics with applications to ideal gases and simple solids. Topics to be covered will include: calculation of thermodynamic functions, chemical equilibrium constants, Einstein and Debye models of solids, absolute reaction rate theory, Debye-Hückel theory of strong electrolytes.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Rustam Khaliullin (Winter)

  • CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : This course will cover biologically relevant molecules, particularly nucleic acids, proteins, and their building blocks. In each case, synthesis and biological functions will be discussed. The topics include synthesis of oligonucleotides and peptides; chemistry of phosphates; enzyme structure and function; coenzymes, and enzyme catalysis; polyketides; antiviral and anticancer agents.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Christopher Thibodeaux, Alexander Wahba (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 402.

  • MATH 315 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Summer 2017

    Instructors: Xinyang Lu (Fall) John Mitry (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 222.

    • Corequisite: MATH 133.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 325.

  • MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A general treatment of microbiology bearing specifically on the biological properties of microorganisms. Emphasis will be on procaryotic cells. Basic principles of microbial genetics are also introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Benoit Cousineau, Selena Sagan, Dao Nguyen (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lecture

    • Corequisite: BIOL 200

  • MIMM 214 Introductory Immunology: Elements of Immunity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Basic immunology, organs and cells, elements of innate immunity, phagocytes, complement, elements of adaptive immunity, B-cells, T-cells, antigen presenting cells, MHC genes and molecules, antigen processing and presentation, cytokines and chemokines. Emphasis on anatomy and the molecular and cellular players working together as a physiological system to maintain human health.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Claire Trottier (Winter)

  • MIMM 314 Intermediate Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : An intermediate-level immunology course covering the cellular and molecular basis of lymphocyte development and activation in immune responses in health and disease.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Ciriaco Piccirillo, Reza Alizadehfar, Sylvie Fournier (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours of lecture

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 214

  • MIMM 323 Microbial Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : An introduction to the composition and structure of microbial cells, the biochemical activities associated with cellular metabolism and how these activities are regulated and coordinated. The course will have a molecular and genetic approach to the study of microbial physiology.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Gregory T Marczynski, Bernard Turcotte (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lecture

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 211

  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Melissa Vollrath, Phil Gold, Ann Wechsler (Fall)

  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and renal systems.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: John H White, Ann Wechsler, Tomoko Takano (Winter)

and 3 credits of additional Chemistry courses at the 400 level or higher.

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