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CH 107 Introduction to Chemistry I
Liu, Guang


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 107 Introduction to Chemistry I

Semester

UJU 2007 HO

Faculty

Liu, Guang

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BS
MS
Ph.D Candidate

Office Location

Classroom

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:15-10:30 A.M.

E-Mail

p518788@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

June 4 – June 28, 2007

Class Days

-MTWR--

Class Time

8:00 - 10:15 AM

Prerequisites

High School Algebra or Equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Brown, T.L., LeMay, H. E., and Bursten, B. E. “Chemistry: The Central Science, 10th Ed.” Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. – required!!!

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Course Description:
An introduction to chemistry by developing fundamental tools such as problem solving methods and the concept of the mole. Major topics covered will include stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure and the states of matter. Three lectures and one hour discussion per week. CO-REQUISITE: CH 107L (except in accelerated programs). 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor’s education philosophy is based on inquiry and constructivism utilizing lecture demonstrations, discussions, readings, laboratory investigations, quizzes, examinations, videos, internet, and formal write-ups.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Use the metric system of measurement.
  2. Explain atomic and molecular theory and the relation to chemical reactions, molecular geometry, and the periodic table.
  3. Classify different bonding types and their role in chemical reactions.
  4. Write chemical reactions, perform stoichiometric calculations, apply the gas laws to simple physical systems and their applications to daily life, and define, explain, and define colligative properties.
  5. Explain elementary thermodynamic equations, illustrate the three states of matter, and relate and apply scientific methods to chemical situations.
  6. Use critical scientific judgment in technological and scientific literature.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment Measure


This will be a final exam worth 20-25% of the final grade.  It will have the following:



  • contain questions on 70-90% of the core learning objectives,

  • have some short answer questions,

  • assess terminology taught in the course as per learning objectives,

  • some element of compare and contrast of concepts covered in the learning objectives,

  • 30-60% of the exam will assess the numerical calculations as covered in the learning objectives,

  • 15-20% of the exam will assess the nomenclature and molecular geometry covered in the learning objectives.

  • 15-20% of the exam will assess the basic principles of general chemistry: basic definitions, atomic structure, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, bonding and states of matter.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

1. Readings-You are expected to read the assigned text.

2. Attendance-Attendance is required for all scheduled classes. Park University regulations state that a student will be withdrawn after they have been absent for two weeks consecutively. Since each class meeting is the equivalent of 3 lectures it is a class policy that you are allowed 1 absence (not associated with school events) without penalty. Each additional absence will result in a 5% reduction of your overall grade.

3. Exams-It will extremely difficult to pass this course without taking all 4 exams. Exams will consist of multiple choice, true/false, definitions, short-answer, and essay questions. You will be allowed to use notes on one 3X5 card on the exams. If you have to spend a lot of time looking through your notes during the exam it will keep you from getting finished. Also, you will serve yourself better if you read through the test before starting. This allows you to concentrate on material you are more familiar with first, so you can have more time for the questions that you may find more difficult. In addition you will only be allowed to use non-programmable scientific calculators. Make-up exams will be given only if the student contacts the instructor before the exam and has a reasonable (instructors decision as to what constitutes reasonable) excuse for missing the exam. 

4. Homework-You are expected to read the assignment and work problems. The best way to learn chemistry is to work problems. Assigned problems will be given in every class and will be due at the beginning of the class period on the assigned due date. In order for you to receive credit for a problem on homework assignments you must show: your work, equations used, the appropriate numbers of significant figures, and box in your answer. Late work will not be accepted. As an incentive to keep up and be thorough on homework assignments, I will replace the lowest exam grade with your cumulative homework average.

5. Quizzes-Quizzes will be given at the instructor’s discretion. There should be 3-4 short Quizzes throughout the term.

Grading:

One Hour Exams                   300 points (3@100 pts.)

Comprehensive Final Exam   200 points

Homework                             400 points (4@100 pts.)

Quizzes                                  100 points

Total                                       1000 points

The scale is 85% = A; 75% = B; 60% = C; 50% = D; <50% = F.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The instructor will not accept assignments late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING EXAMS AND CLASSES.

Shoes(no open toed shoes) must be worn.

No horseplay.

No food or drink allowed.

Show respect for one another and cooperate with each other at all times.

Safety Glasses MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES IN LAB.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Exam: Date: coverage:

Exam one (1 hour) 6/11/07 1 - 3

Exam two (1 hour) 6/18/07 4 - 5

Exam three (1 hr.) 6/25/07 6 - 8

Final Exam (2 hr.) 6/28/07 Comprehensive, including 9-11

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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 .


Attachments:
Home work sheet

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2,8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Be able to evaluate the best way to set up and carry out a calculation, use concepts covered in two or more chapters to correlate information and make connections of concepts. Be able to evaluate70-60% of the best way to set up and carry out a calculation, use concepts covered in two or more chapters to correlate information and make connections of concepts. Be able to evaluate 60-50% of the best way to set up and carry out a calculation, use concepts covered in two or more chapters to correlate information and make connections of concepts. Unable to evaluate 50% or less of the best way to set up and carry out a calculation, use concepts covered in two or more chapters to correlate information and make connections of concepts. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2,8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Write out basic chemical equations to predict product formed, e.g. combustion, oxidation-reduction, acid base etc.  Be able to connect structure of atom to bonding, structure and reactivity of elements. Write out 70-60% of basic chemical equations to predict product formed, e.g. combustion, oxidation-reduction, acid base etc.  Be able to connect structure of atom to bonding, structure and reactivity of elements. Write out 60-50% of basic chemical equations to predict product formed, e.g. combustion, oxidation-reduction, acid base etc.  Be able to connect structure of atom to bonding, structure and reactivity of elements. Write out 50% or less of basic chemical equations to predict product formed, e.g. combustion, oxidation-reduction, acid base etc.  Be able to connect structure of atom to bonding, structure and reactivity of elements. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Solve a problem by using the proper terminology, nomenclature, principles and concepts of general chemistry. Solve a problem by using 70-60% proper terminology,  nomenclature, principles and concepts of general chemistry. Solve a problem by using 60-50% the proper terminology, nomenclature, principles and concepts of general chemistry. Unable solve a problem by using the proper terminology, nomenclature, principles and concepts of general chemistry. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2,8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Same as analysis Same as analysis Same as analysis Same as analysis 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2,7,8,9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Be able to explain the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the sections mentioned in the learning outcomes. Be able to explain 70-60% of the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the sections mentioned in the learning outcomes. Be able to explain 60-50% of the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the sections mentioned in the learning outcomes. Be able to explain less than 50% of the principles and connect the concepts with proper terminology of the sections mentioned in the learning outcomes. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
2,7,8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Knows and is able to explain keywords and concepts of atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, acids and bases, carry out simple calculations on stoichiometry using appropriate units. Knows and is able to explain 70-60% of keywords and concepts of atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, acids and bases, carry out simple calculations on stoichiometry using appropriate units. Knows and is able to explain 60-50% of keywords and concepts of atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, acids and bases, carry out simple calculations on stoichiometry using appropriate units. Does not knows and is unable to explain any keywords and concepts of atomic structure, periodicity, bonding, acids and bases, carry out simple calculations on stoichiometry using appropriate units. 
First Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Comprehend the major systems of nomenclature used in chemistry and know enough about the basic functional groups of inorganic and organic chemistry to have a primitive vocabulary of basic types of chemical reactions and use this to make rational chemical predictions. Comprehend 70-60% the major systems of nomenclature used in chemistry and know enough about the basic functional groups of inorganic and organic chemistry to have a primitive vocabulary of basic types of chemical reactions and use this to make rational chemical predictions. Comprehend 60-50% the major systems of nomenclature used in chemistry and know enough about the basic functional groups of inorganic and organic chemistry to have a primitive vocabulary of basic types of chemical reactions and use this to make rational chemical predictions. Comprehend less than 50% the major systems of nomenclature used in chemistry and know enough about the basic functional groups of inorganic and organic chemistry to have a primitive vocabulary of basic types of chemical reactions and use this to make rational chemical predictions. 
Second Literacy (or Disciplinary Competency)                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Use the basic principles of chemistry as presented in the first-year class in a wide variety of contexts, especially the relationship of the microscopic physical picture to bulk chemical behavior.  Demonstrate the ability to relate scientific principles to observed behavior. Use 70-60% the basic principles of chemistry as presented in the first-year class in a wide variety of contexts, especially the relationship of the microscopic physical picture to bulk chemical behavior.  Demonstrate the ability to relate scientific principles to observed behavior. Use 60-50% the basic principles of chemistry as presented in the first-year class in a wide variety of contexts, especially the relationship of the microscopic physical picture to bulk chemical behavior.  Demonstrate the ability to relate scientific principles to observed behavior. Use less than 50% the basic principles of chemistry as presented in the first-year class in a wide variety of contexts, especially the relationship of the microscopic physical picture to bulk chemical behavior.  Demonstrate the ability to relate scientific principles to observed behavior. 

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