Chemistry of the Transition Metals
CHEM-GA 1113 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Study of the inorganic elements, concentrating on the transition metals, in which the structure of their compounds, spectra, and reactivity is discussed in light of recent advances in both theory and experiment. The importance of the inorganic elements in such fields as biochemistry and catalysis is discussed.
Straterggies in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
CHEM-GA 1311 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Survey of the major classes of organic reactions, reagents, mechanisms, stereochemistry, and protecting groups. Discusses the origins of chemoselectivity, regioselectivity, and stereoselectivity and the planning of organic synthesis.
Principles of Organic Reactions
CHEM-GA 1313 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Structure and bonding in organic molecules, including MO calculations, perturbation methods, and aromaticity; stereochemistry and conformational analysis; pericyclic reactions; thermochemistry and kinetics; transition state theory and activation parameters; acids and bases; and methods for the determination of mechanisms.
CHEM-GA 1315 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Molecular recognition in the context of organic and biological molecules. Emphasis will be on the understanding of weak forces that dictate self-assembly, and intra- and intermolecular interactions. Physical organic and biophysical methods are introduced as necessary.
CHEM-GA 1815 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Structural chemistry of macromolecules, including vector analysis, symmetry, crystallography, DNA, RNA, and virus structure.
Advanced Biophysical Chemistry
CHEM-GA 1818 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Three advanced topics in biophysical chemistry are discussed: electron transfer theory and its application to electron transfer in biology; statistical mechanics of biopolymers; and protein-DNA interactions with emphasis on DNA repair enzymes.
CHEM-GA 1883 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Introduction to the classes of biomolecules and the roles they play in life processes. Emphasis on sequence-structure-function relationships of biomolecules and the flow of information at the molecular level within the cell.
Special Topics in Organic Chemistry
CHEM-GA 2262 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Topics of current interest in organic chemistry are covered in depth. Topics such as nanoscience, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and infrared spectroscopy are addressed through a problem-solving approach; topics from current literature and research areas complement the core courses.
The Science of Materials
CHEM-GA 2400 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
A comprehensive foundation course that addresses basic concepts of materials science. Topics include bonding forces, crystal structures, defects, X-ray diffraction, solid-state phase diagrams, crystallization mechanisms, diffusion in solids, and mechanical, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties. Classes of materials include metals, ceramics, polymers, liquid crystals, and organic crystals.
CHEM-GA 2420 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
An introduction to the major concepts in polymer chemistry, such as polymerizations and reactions of polymers.
CHEM-GA 2600 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Introduction to the fundamentals of statistical mechanics. Topics include classical mechanics in the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations and its relation to classical statistical mechanics, phase space and partition functions, and the development of thermodynamics. Methods of molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations are also discussed.
CHEM-GA 2627 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
An introduction to molecular modeling and simulation with the goal of assisting students to develop a practical understanding of computational methods.
Quantum Chemistry and Dynamics
CHEM-GA 2666 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Representation theory, time-dependent and time-independent perturbation theory, rotational and vibrational levels in molecules, many-electron systems, interaction of electric and magnetic fields with atoms and molecules, quantum treatment of many-electron systems, and techniques of quantum chemistry.
CHEM-GA 2672 4 points. 2017-18,2018-19
Topics of current interest in chemistry are covered in depth. This course may be open to student's in Fall or Spring depending on course topics. For more information on future topics available please refer to the Department of Chemistry current courses listing.
Professional Development in the Sciences
CHEM-GA 2673 0 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
This class centers prepares students to be successful at NYU, in their field and in their future employment. In detail, students enrolled in this class are a) being introduced to the workings of NYU, 2) learn about the ethics of carrying out research, 3) learn how to publish scientific results, 4) are being introduced to effective teaching techniques, 5) learn how to apply for funding and fellowships, 6) are being familiarized with the safety procedures in chemical lab settings, and 7) are being introduced to career paths past their degree.
CHEM-GA 2884 4 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Covers a broad range of topics at the interface between organic chemistry and biology, based on the most recent advances in bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology functional genomics, and molecular evolution.
CHEM-GA 2931, 2932 1-12 points per term. 2017-18, 2018-19
CHEM-GA 3010 2 points. 2017-18, 2018-19
Students enrolled in this course (1) learn how to give a presentation understandable to an audience of their peers, many of whom work in a different area of specialization; (2) learn how to evaluate presentations given by their peers both within and outside their area of specialization; (3) gain exposure to a broad range of scientific topics and presentation styles; and (4) have the opportunity to attend presentations by external speakers to broaden exposure to various topics and professional presentation styles.