CH 107 Introduction to Chemistry I
FA 2012 HOA
Claycomb, Gregory D.
PH.D. Kansas State UniversityB.S. University of New Mexico
MW 1:00 - 2:00; TR 10:00 - noon
August 20th - December 14th
9:00 - 9:50
High School Algebra or Equivalent
Textbook: REQUIRED: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, 2nd edition, by Nivaldo Tro
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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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).
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
This will be a final exam worth 20-25% of the final
grade. It will have the following:
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Homework: the best way to learn chemistry is to work problems. Homework will be completed 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).
Late Submission of Course Materials: The instructor will NOT accept late homework assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Exam 1: chapters 1,2,3
Exam 2: chapters 4,5
Exam 3: chapters 6,7
Exam 4: chapters 8,9,10
Homework due dates and exam dates will be announced in class.
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Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Last Updated:8/17/2012 4:46:14 PM