General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

CHEM 351 / SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of current topics in selected areas of Chemistry.

CHEM 390 / INDEPENDENT STUDY I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Work on one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research proposal at the end of the term.

CHEM 395 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

Work on one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research proposal at the end of the term.

CHEM 410 / POLYMERS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 102 or consent of the instructor

Physicochemical concepts of the formation and properties of macromolecules; polymerization reactions and techniques, molecular weight distributions, chemical and physical characterization of macromolecules; structure-morphology-property relationships in multiphase polymeric systems; processing techniques and applications of commercial thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers.

CHEM 420 / COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 303 or consent of the instructor

Quantum mechanical description of the molecular structure; exact solution of simple systems, approximate solutions to molecular problems; variational solutions, molecular orbital theory, Hückel approximation, self-consistent-field theory, semiempirical and ab-initio methods, and electron correlation. Properties such as interaction potential functions, electrostatic potential maps and population analysis will be analyzed using MOPAC, GAUSSIAN 94 and MOLCAD.

CHEM 423 / OPTICAL IMAGING METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Prerequisite:Comp 110 or Comp 130

Microscopy methods and application development for health sciences, optics for advanced image acquisition methods, live-cell imaging, fluorescence, confocal and two-photon microscopy, introduction to optogenetics and neuroimaging applications, optical spectroscopy, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) methods and biosensors, single molecule imaging, sub-diffraction limit high resolution imaging, Brownian motion, diffusion and transport mechanism, image and video analysis methods in biology, image processing algorithms, principal component analysis and statistics for systems biology.

CHEM 424 / METHODS FOR FUNCTIONAL OPTICAL IMAGING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduction to functional imaging, design principles of fluorescent biosensors, active vs. passive constructs, serial cloner, calcium imaging, signal tracking in living cells, tuning functions of sensors, data structures, numerical methods for functional imaging.

CHEM 430 / VIBRATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 302 or consent of the instructor

Molecular symmetry, group theory, reducible and irreducible representation, character tables, introduction to vibrational spectroscopy, Raman effect, infrared absorption, selection rules, pure rotational spectroscopy, normal modes, prediction and interpretation of the vibrational spectra of polyatomic species.

CHEM 435 / MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Group theory for chemistry; theory, instrumentation and bio/materials applications of rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy; electron spectroscopies for material science; supported by "hands-on" applications of computer programs to spectroscopy problems.

CHEM 438 / INTERMOLECULAR AND SURFACE FORCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 302 or consent of the instructor

Intermolecular forces which govern self-organization of biological and synthetic nanostructures. Thermodynamic aspects of strong (covalent and coulomb interactions) and weak forces (dipolar, hydrogen bonding). Self-assembling systems: micelles, bilayers, and biological membranes. Computer simulations for ôhands-onö experience with nanostructures.

CHEM 440 / SURFACE AND INTERFACE PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 302 or consent of the instructor

Fundamental physico-chemical concepts of surface and interface science; surface thermodynamics, structure and composition, physisorption and chemisorption, interactions between surfaces, catalytic activity at surfaces.

CHEM 442 / BIOMATERIALS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Materials for biomedical applications; synthetic polymers, metals and composite materials as biomaterials; biopolymers, dendrimers, hydrogels, polyelectrolytes, drug delivery systems, implants, tissue grafts, dental materials, ophthalmic materials, surgical materials, imaging materials.

CHEM 443 / POLYMER PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 301

Fundamental physico-chemical concepts of polymeric systems in bulk, in solutions and at surfaces. The interactions of polymers in bulk; thermal and structural properties; thermodynamics of polymer solutions in different concentration regimes; polymer adsorption at surfaces; functional polymer thin films/coatings; self-assembly of block copolymers; experimental methods to characterize physicochemical properties, structure and morphology of polymers. Emphasis on recent research results and applications.

CHEM 450 / SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of advanced topics in selected areas of Chemistry.

CHEM 451 / SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination of advanced topics in selected areas of Chemistry.

CHEM 452 / SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

CHEM 460 / STATISTICAL THERMODYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 302 or consent of the instructor

Basics of statistical mechanics, ensembles, thermodynamic averages. Modelling interaction potentials from simple to complex systems. Molecular computer simulations, Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics methods. Analysis of simulation results, distribution and correlation functions. Applications to lattice simulations, nanoclusters and liquids.

CHEM 470 / SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 306 or consent of the instructor

Simple crystal structures and structure types: x-ray method; preparation methods; zeolithes and related structures; zintl phases; optical and magnetic properties of solids; high temperature superconductors.

CHEM 472 / CHEMISTRY OF TRANSITION ELEMENTS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CHEM. 306 or consent of the instructor

D-group transiton elements and their properties, complexes and coordination compounds bonding and isomerism (cis-trans) in coordination compounds, crystal field theory, ligand field theory, octahedral and tetrahedral complexes, color and magnetism, UV-VIS spectra, introduction to organometallic compounds, 18 electron rule, enzymes.

CHEM 480 / SEMINARS IN CHEMISTRY
Sınıf: Credit: 1Precondition: CHEM. 390

Seminar series in selected topics in Chemistry. In addition to invited speakers, each student will also give a seminar on a selected contemporary topic. Special emphasis will be given to active participation to discussions.

CHEM 490 / INDEPENDENT STUDY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Work on a research proposal resulting from CHEM 390 with the guidance of the instructor, possibly leading to a research paper suitable for presentation or publication.

CHEM 491 / HONORS PROJECT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

A capstone design project on an industrially relevant problem. Students work on teams in consultation with faculty and industrial members

CHEM 495 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

MBGE 200 / INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Principles of biochemistry; molecular and cell biology. General introduction to cell structure and function. Genetics, bioenergetics, anatomy and physiology; introduction to biotechnology.