Chemistry for the Citizen (CHE 102)

Instructor: Dr. Noel Sturm

E-Mail: nsturm@csudh.edu

Course Expectations:

You will be expected to read the text book.

Do the homework.

Use Blackboard.

Check your “cp.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 in a digital format .

    You will receive an email from Brytewave. It will say "The following materials have been added to your library at brytewave.redshelf.com: Chemistry in Focus: A Molecular View of Our World, 7th Ed, by Nivaldo J. Tro".

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

    Discounted pricing, $43.00, has been negotiated with publishers.

    Students will have until Friday, February 18th, 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.

    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 page. Each of the Power Point presentations has a corresponding Bb Collaborate Ultra Recording found in the Video's folder in 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, February 4th, 2022

Chapter 2

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Chapter 3

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Chapter 4

Friday, February 25th ,2022

Chapter 6

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Chapter 7

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Chapter 9

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Chapter 10

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Chapter 11

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Chapter 13 Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Chapter 15

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Chapter 18 Friday, May 6th, 2022  
  1. Discussion Board Etiquette: Effective usage of the discussion board means that only quality information should be posted to it.  The best uses for the discussion board tend to concern course content for which you are unclear, and need help to more fully understand.  As such, posted questions should be reasonable for your classmates to understand and contribute (but perhaps with some forethought!).  It should not be one of the following types of questions that vaguely incorporates course content:

Lastly, you should be cautioned that the discussion board is not the venue to ask questions concerning answers to the hoemwork.  Naturally, you may pose questions about general concepts—some of which may be implicitly embedded into questions on the problem sets—but if discussion board questions veer into, “I got 300 meters for problem 4.  Did anyone else get this?”, that is a clear misuse of the discussion board.  Such postings will be immediately deleted.

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

7. 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

 

 

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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  

Exam 3: Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 12

 

WEEK

CHAPTER

TOPIC and POWER POINT SLIDES

January 24

1

Molecular Reasons

 

2

The Chemist's Toolbox

February 7

3

Atoms and Elements

 

Exam 1: Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Exam 1 will be available from Monday, February 14th 8:00AM until Sunday, February 20th 8:00PM

 

February 21

4

Molecules, Compounds and Chemical Reactions

February 28

6

 

 

Organic Chemistry

March 7

7

Light and Color

 

Exam 2: Chapters 4, 6 and 7

Exam 2 will be available from Monday, March 14th 8:00AM until Sunday, March 20th 8:00PM

 

March 14

9

Energy for Today

March 21

10

Energy for Tomorrow

April 11

11

The Air Around Us

Exam 3: Chapters 9, 10 and11

Exam 3 will be available from Monday, April 18th 8:00AM until Sunday, April 24th 8:00PM

 

April 18

13

Acids and Bases

April 25

  15

  The Chemistry of Household Products

May 2

  18

  The Chemistry of Food

 

Exam 4: Chapters 13, 15 and 18

 

Exam 4 will be available from Monday, May 9th 8:00AM until Sunday, May 15th 8:00PM

 

 

 

Homework Assignment

DUE DATE (11:59PM)

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

Chapter 1

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Chapter 2

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Chapter 3

Friday, February 18th, 2022

Chapter 4

Friday, February 25th ,2022

Chapter 6

Friday, March 4th, 2022

Chapter 7

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Chapter 9

Friday, March 18th, 2022

Chapter 10

Friday, March 25th, 2022

Chapter 11

Friday, April 15th, 2022

Chapter 13 Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Chapter 15

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Chapter 18 Friday, May 6th, 2022  

 


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