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CH 107 Introduction to Chemistry I
Claycomb, Gregory D.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CH 107 Introduction to Chemistry I

Semester

UJU 2012 HO

Faculty

Claycomb, Gregory D.

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D.

Office Location

SC 305

Office Hours

M-R 2:00-3:00pm

Daytime Phone

816-584-6338

E-Mail

gclaycomb@park.edu

Semester Dates

June 4th - June 28th

Class Days

-MTWR--

Class Time

8:00 - 10:15 AM

Prerequisites

High School Algebra or Equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
REQUIRED:  Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2nd edition, by Nivaldo Tro

 
REQUIRED:  Mastering Chemistry Student Online Access Kit
 
      **The textbook and online access kit can be purchased as a package in the bookstore**

Students are also required to have a NON-PROGRAMMABLE scientific calculator.  The TI-30X IIS is recommended.



Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:

CH107 Introduction to Chemistry I (MGE): An introduction to chemistry by developing fundamental tools such as problem solving methods and the concept of the mole. Major topics covered include stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure and states of matter. Prerequisite: high school algebra or equivalent. Co requisite: CH107L (except in accelerated programs). 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Student learning is best achieved by exposing oneself to the course material a minimum of FOUR times:

1.  attend lectures (participate in discussions, and problem solving skills training)
2.  read the textbook (carefully, and critically)
3.  complete the homework (challenge yourself)
4.  review for the exam (bring together the knowledge acquired from steps 1 through 3).
Each of these activities are equally important.  If you find that your grade is not satisfactory, evaluate your performance of these activities and increase your study time (ie: you should study a minimum of 2 hours for each 1 hour lecture).

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:

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:
The primary modes of class assessment will be through homework and exams scores.

Homework: the best way to learn chemistry is to work the end-of-chapter problems.  A comprehensive list of problems will be assigned and students will be scored by completing a subset of this assignment at www.masteringchemistry.com.

 
Exams: it will be extremely difficult to pass this course without taking all 4 exams. Exams will consist of multiple choice questions. Most of the relevant equations and constants will be provided with each exam. You will be allowed to use a non-progammable scientific calculator. Make-up exams will be given only if the student contacts the instructor prior to the exam with a reasonable excuse (medical, death of an immediate family member).

Grading:

One Hour Exams                       300 points
Comprehensive Final Exam        200 points
Homework                                300 points
Total                                          800 points
 
The grade scale will be as follows: 91-100%=A, 81-90%=B, 71-80%=C, 61-70%=D, below 61%=F. However, depending on class performance, the grade scale may be adjusted at the end of the semester.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept late assignments.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Cell phones must be turned off during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week -1
M     Chapter 1
T      Chapters 1 and 2
W     Chapters 2 and 3
R      Chapter 3
Week-2
M     Exam-1, Chapter 4
T      Chapters 4 and 5
W     Chapters 5 and 6
R      Chapter 6
Week-3
M     Exam-2, Chapter 7
T      Chapters 7
W     Chapters 8
R      Chapter 8
Week-4
M     Exam-3, Chapter 9
T      Chapters 9
W    Chapter 10
R     Comprehensive Final Exam

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 "F".
  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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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 .



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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