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Course Number: CHEM 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introductory Chemistry I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course is for non-science majors. Fundamental concepts are presented in lecture and laboratory including the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, properties of metals, nonmetals and compounds, chemical nomenclature, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction and solutions. Descriptive chemistry is emphasized. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103


Course Number: CHEM 1406 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introductory Chemistry I (Allied Health emphasis)

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This is a survey course introducing chemistry to allied health students. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, environmental/consumer chemistry. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103


Course Number: CHEM 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Introductory Chemistry II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Course Description: This course is for non-science majors. It surveys organic chemistry and biochemistry. The reactions, syntheses, nomenclature, uses, purposes and properties of the important classes of organic and biochemical compounds are studied. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103


Course Number: CHEM 1409 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, ECC, MVC

Course Title: General Chemistry for Engineering Majors

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: MATH 1314 College Algebra. High school chemistry or equivalent preparation.
Course Description: This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of CHEM 1309 General Chemistry for Engineering Majors (lecture) which include fundamental principles of chemistry for engineering majors; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, acid-base concepts, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, phase-diagrams, introduction to chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and an introduction to descriptive inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. And CHEM 1109 General Chemistry for Engineering Majors (lab), including the learning outcomes listed for both courses which include basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1309; introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lec.,3 Lab)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015803


Course Number: CHEM 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: General Chemistry I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: MATH 1314 or equivalent academic preparation.
Course Description: Fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences, and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry. Basic laboratory experiments will reinforce theoretical principles of general chemistry, introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratoryreports. High school chemistry, CHEM 1405 or the equivalent are strongly recommended. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015403


Course Number: CHEM 1412 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: General Chemistry II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: CHEM 1409 or CHEM 1411 with a minimum grade of "C."
Course Description: This lecture and lab course should combine all of the elements of CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II Lecture which include chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. And 1112 General Chemistry II Lab, including the learning outcomes listed for both courses which include basic laboratory experiments will reinforce theoretical principles of general chemistry, introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015703


Course Number: CHEM 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland Campus.
Listed by Campus(es): EFC, MVC

Course Title: Academic Cooperative

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: CHEM 1412 with a minimum grade of "C."
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. (1 Lec., 5 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015303


Course Number: CHEM 2423 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Organic Chemistry I

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: CHEM 1412 with a minimum grade of "C."
Course Description: Fundamental principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of organic chemistry I including methods for the purification and identification of organic compounds. This course is intended for students in science or pre-professional programs. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045203


Course Number: CHEM 2425 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Organic Chemistry II

This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Dallas College Core Curriculum course.
Prerequisite Required: CHEM 2423 with a minimum grade of "C."
Course Description: Advanced principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of Organic Chemistry II. This course is intended for students in science or pre-professional programs. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045203



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.