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CH 102 Contemporary Chemistry
Beatty, John D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CH 102 Contemporary Chemistry

Semester

S1V 2006 GO

Faculty

Beatty, John D.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S.  Biology/Chemisty
M.S. Biology/Chemisty

Office Location

Off Campus

Office Hours

Make appointment by phone

Daytime Phone

947-6662

Other Phone

374-0569

E-Mail

John.Beatty@pirate.park.edu

John.Beatty@triadhospitals.com

Semester Dates

January 9 - March 5

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:45 - 7:10 PM

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Holum, John R.  Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry.  6th edition.  Wiley, 1998.


Course Description:
CH 102 will introduce the non-science major to the impact that the science  of chemistry has on their world.  The course provides a general introduction to the principles of the science of chemistry, in the commercial, industrial,  and technological components of society. 3:0:3 (Taught in accelerated  programs only).

Educational Philosophy:
Learning will be facilitated through in-class lectures and demonstration, reading assignments, quizzes, homework assignments, and exams.  Internet sites relating to chemistry will possibly be explored during class or as out of class assignments.  Students are expected to review lecture notes, reading assignment, homework, and be prepared to participate in class discussions.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. •Recognize various states of matter and their properties, the major classes of compounds including acids and bases, the atomic and molecular basis of chemistry and demonstrate a working knowledge of the periodic table, solve chemical problems using standard units of measurement and conversion factors.
  2. •Discuss the importance of chemistry in the world.
  3. •Show that chemistry is an open-ended learning experience by using topics of current interest to illustrate chemical principles.
  4. •Relate and apply scientific methods to chemical situations and relate chemical problems to everyday life.
  5. •Use critical scientific judgment in reading science and technology literature.
  6. •Describe the transformations of simple compounds using balanced equations and write formulas for common compounds.
  7. •Solve chemical problems using standard units of measurement and conversion factors.
Class Assessment:
Four exams will be given, including the final, with the final exam being non-cumulative.  Several quizzes covering assigned reading and lecture material will be given in class.

Grading:
On a scale of 100 points
EXAM I 20%
EXAM II 20%
EXAM III 20%
FINAL EXAM 20%
Any quizzes or homework (average) 20%

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
D 60-69
F Less than 60

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any assignments turned in late will result in a grade reduction for that assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to bring a scientific calculator to each class, and be prepared to participate in class discussion in a scholarly manner.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Jan 09 Introduction to Course, Scientific Method, chap 1
Chemical Research, Fundamental Measurements
Jan 11 Matter and Energy chap 2
Jan 16 Elements, Atoms, Periodic Table, Moles chap 3
Jan 18 EXAM 1 chap 1-3
Jan 23 Atomic Structure chap 3, 4
Jan 25 Names, Formulas, Inorganic compounds chap 4
Jan 30 Periodic Properties, Chemical Bonds chap 4
Feb 1 EXAM 2 chap 3-4
Feb 6 Chemical Quantities (mole) chap 5
Feb 08 Chemical Reactions, Stoichometry chap 5
Feb 13*** Chemical Reactions, Stoichometry chap 5
Feb 15* ** EXAM 3 chap 5
Feb 20 Gases, Liquids, and Solids chap 6
Feb 22 Solutions chap 7
Feb 27 Acids and Bases chap 8, 9
Mar 1 FINAL EXAM chap 6-9
THIS SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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