Chemistry for the Citizen, CHE 102
Sections -40 and -41

Instructor: Dr. Noel Sturm

E-Mail: nsturm@csudh.edu

You will be expected to read the text book.

Do the homework.

Use Blackboard.

Check your “....@toromail.csudh.edu” e-mail account regularly.

 

  1. Required Text:

    Chemistry in Focus: A Molecular View of Our World, 7th Ed, by Nivaldo J. Tro, publisher: Cengage.

    We will be Using the myCSUDH-ImmediateAccess- program.

    How Does It Work?

    The required course ebook will be available through BlackBoard in a digital format .

    You will receive Free Access on the first day of classes.

    Discounted pricing has been negotiated with publishers, $44.99.

    Students will have until Friday, September 23rd, 2022 to opt out of the program..

    After the opt-out deadline, any students who has not opted out will be charged on their CSUDH student account by the university, allowing more time to pay for the required material.

    Please obtain an on-line or print copy of the text book ASAP so that you can begin reading and preparing for the semester.

    You do NOT need to purchase OWL access this semester, just the text book!!
  1. Power Point Presentations: Power Point presentations are arranged via chapter on the syllabus (see Below). Each of the Power Point presentations has a corresponding Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recording found in the "Video's" file on Bb.
  1. Examinations:
  1. Homework: Given the array of unfamiliar material and the speed with which we cover the material doing the assigned homework problems is required to succeed in the course. Homework assignments are multiple choice and will definiely help you prepare for the multiple choice exams. Each Homework assignment is worth 10 points, there are 12 assignments for a total of 120 points. Homework turned in after the deadlines stated below will not be accepted.
Homework Assignment DUE DATE

Log into Blackboard and then navigate to this course.
Click the "Homework" menu link.


Chapter 1

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Chapter 2

Friday, September 9th, 2022

Chapter 3

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Chapter 4

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Chapter 6

Friday, October 7th, 2022

Chapter 7

Friday, October 14th, 2022

Chapter 9

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Chapter 10

Friday, November 4th, 2022

Chapter 11

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Chapter 13 Friday, November 25th, 2022

Chapter 15

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Chapter 18 Friday, December 9th, 2022  

5. The Goal: of this course is to understand the basic principles of chemistry.

6. Grading Criteria: Letter grades are based on the following point distribution. Grades are criterion-referenced not norm-referenced; each student has an equal opportunity meet the criteria charted below:

Homework 120 pts
Exams 405 pts
Total 525 pts

 

Grade

Percentages

Grade

Percentages

A

100-91

A-

90-89

B+

88-87

B

86-81

B-

80-79

C+

78-77

C

76-71

C-

70-69

D+

68-67

D

66-60

F

59-0

 

 

7. Course Description: A non-mathematical treatment of the basic principles of chemistry and their application to various facets of life in a highly technological society.

8. Academic Integrity Statement: A university is a community of learners bonded together by the search for knowledge; the pursuit of personal, social, cultural, physical, and intellectual development; and the desire for the liberating effects of an advanced education.  California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has a culture--an academic culture--shared with other universities and colleges across the nation.  Integral to that culture is a set of values such as academic freedom, dedication to teaching and learning, diversity, civility toward others, and academic integrity.  Academic integrity is of central importance in the university community and involves committed allegiance to the values, the principles, and the code of behavior held to be central in that community.  Integrity concerns honesty and implies being truthful, fair, and free from lies, fraud and deceit.

9. Disabled Student Services: CSUDH adheres to the American with Disabilities Act with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary or permanent disabilities. To receive accommodations, students with disabilities must register with Disabled Student Services. For more information, please contact their office in Welch Hall B250 at (310) 243-3660 or (310) 243-2028.

 

Syllabus  

 

WEEK

CHAPTER

TOPIC and POWER POINT SLIDES

August 29

1

Molecular Reasons

September 05

2

The Chemist's Toolbox

September 12

3

Atoms and Elements

 

Exam 1: Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Exam 1 will be available from Monday, September 19th 8:00AM until Sunday, September 25th 8:00PM

 

September 26

4

Molecules, Compounds and Chemical Reactions

October 03

6

 

 

Organic Chemistry

October 10

7

Light and Color

 

Exam 2: Chapters 4, 6 and 7

Exam 2 will be available from Monday, October 17th 8:00AM until Sunday, October 23rd 8:00PM

 

October 24

9

Energy for Today

October 31

10

Energy for Tomorrow

November 07

11

The Air Around Us

Exam 3: Chapters 9, 10 and 11

Exam 3 will be available from Monday, November 14th 8:00AM until Sunday, November 20th 8:00PM

November 21

13

Acids and Bases

November 28

  15

  The Chemistry of Household Products

December 05

  18

  The Chemistry of Food

 

Exam 4: Chapters 13, 15 and 18

 

Exam 4 will be available from Monday, December 12th 8:00AM until Friday, December 16th 8:00PM

 

 

 

 

Homework Assignment

DUE DATE

Log into Blackboard and then navigate to this course.
Click the "Homework" menu link.

Chapter 1

Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Chapter 2

Friday, September 9th, 2022

Chapter 3

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Chapter 4

Friday, September 30th ,2022

Chapter 6

Friday, October 7th, 2022

Chapter 7

Friday, October 14th, 2022

Chapter 9

Friday, October 28th, 2022

Chapter 10

Friday, November 4th, 2022

Chapter 11

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Chapter 13 Friday, November 25th, 2022

Chapter 15

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Chapter 18 Friday, December 9th, 2022  

 


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