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Chem 1405 - Intro Chemistry
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Midland College Syllabus 2008 09 CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry 4 Semester Credit Hours 3 Lecture 4 Lab Course Description This course for non science majors will enable these students to comprehend the fundamental concepts of chemistry and apply them to their respective disciplines An intermediate algebra level math proficiency is assumed Text and Materials 1 Text Introduction to General Organic and Biochemistry Custom Bettelheim 8th edition 2 Lab Manual Catalyst Introductory Chemistry Newton 1st edition 3 Scientific calculator Course Goals Objectives After successful completion of this course a student will be able to answer descriptive questions and to work word problems like those assigned in the text Class Policies It is the student s responsibility to initiate the drop process if he she decides not to complete the class If this class is not dropped then a letter grade will be assigned for the work completed The last day to drop this semester is November 16 2006 Class attendance will be monitored Students who miss three consecutive classes or a total of six classes will be reported to the Office of Student Services and a written warning or a course withdrawal notification will be sent to the student If for some reason you must miss an exam please contact the instructor before the class period in which the exam is scheduled No individual make up exams will be given during the semester A grade of Zero will be assigned for any exams missed The lowest exam grade will be dropped at the end of the semester Midland College does not tolerate scholastic dishonesty or academic misconduct in any form Please read the MC Student Handbook on this subject Evaluation of Students Exams Homework In Class and Online Quizzes Lab Grade Guaranteed 60 15 25 Grades A 90 B 80 C 70 D 60 Course Schedule 1 Matter Energy Measurement 2 Atoms 3 Nuclear Chemistry 4 Chemical Bonds 5 Chemical Reactions 6 Gases Liquids and Solids 7 Solutions and Colloids 8 Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium 9 Acids Bases 10 Organic and Biomolecules Overview Intellectual Competencies 1 Reading Understanding the material incorporated in the text used in this course will require the student to analyze and interpret various chemical concepts 2 Listening The primary teaching methods used in this course are discussion and lecture Understanding the oral presentation of material will require the student to analyze and interpret various chemical concepts 3 Critical Thinking Critical thinking as exemplified by problem solving is inherent in the study of any scientific discipline Chemical problems will be considered discussed and analyzed in this course ADA Statement Any student who because of a disabling condition may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible These conditions may include documented physical or educational disabilities Please be aware that services or accommodations are not automatic Each student must request them and secure the proper authorizations Exemplary Objectives Competency Course No 1 2 3 4 5 X X X X X Course Title Introductory Chemistry CHEM 1405 Competencies 1 To understand and apply method and appropriate technology to the study of the natural sciences 2 To recognize scientific and quantitative methods and the differences between these approaches and the other methods of inquiry and to communicate findings analyses and interpretation both orally and in writing 3 To identify and recognize the differences among competing scientific theories 4 To demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and problems facing modern science including issues that touch upon ethics values and public policies 5 To demonstrate knowledge of the interdependence of science and technology and their influence on and contribution to modern culture Safety Students are expected to adhere to the following guidelines during Laboratory sessions 1 Closed toed shoes 2 Sleeved shirt that covers midriff or lab coat 3 Pants 4 ACS regulation safety goggles contact lenses are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED 5 No food or drink containers in the laboratory 6 Safety equipment is not to be moved unless in use 7 No horseplay conduct which jeopardizes the health and well being of any individuals will result in an automatic failure of the laboratory course Students will not be allowed to participate in the laboratory if these rules are not followed Instructor Information Name Thomas Ready Ph D Office Fox Science Building Room 201 Office Phone 685 6748 E Mail tready midland edu Office Hours M W F 8 00a m 9 00a m Tu W Th 1 00p m 3 00p m F 10 00a m 11 00p m Dept Web Page http www midland cc tx us chemistry index html Division Dean Dr Margaret Wade 125 SF 685 4615 Division Secretary Norma Duran 124 SF 685 4612 Brenda Smith 124 SF 685 6413


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