(Chem 3070) MW: 3:30-5:00 Spring 2000
Koni Stone, Ph.D.
Office: 201 Science 667-3570 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
M,W:1:30-2:30; F: 1:30-4:30
Text: John W. Hill and Doris K. Kolb, Chemistry for Changing Times eighth edition, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1997.
This is an upper division GE course. A general education course should provide the student with a comprehensive overview of the general subject matter and demonstrate the interrelationship with other disciplines. The course should require the student to demonstrate clear communication and logical thinking skills.
The course is designed for non science majors, thus the math has been minimized. The analytical thinking expectation has not been minimized. You will be required to use your basic college level algebraic skills to solve dimensional analysis problems. You will need a calculator. (Examples of problems are posted on the www.)
This section of the course is technology based. You will be required to use E-mail and the www. This will require some of you to learn how to use a computer and you will need to spend time outside of class in the PC or Mac lab. The instructor will be available for group and individual lessons. Peer tutoring is also encouraged.
Letter grades A,B,C,D,F will be earned using the evaluation devices in the table below.
Devices for Progress Evaluation (exams, etc.)
|4 Midterm Exams (100 points each, drop the lowest)||300||March 6, March 27, April 17, May 15|
|Pop quizzes and class exercises||10 each||Final Exam||200||Monday, May 22, 3:30-5:30|
Assignment of Grades
|Grade Earned||% of Points Required|
CR/NC option: you must complete and submit an add/drop form before March 14. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!. If you initially elect to have CR/NC and want to receive a letter grade, you must complete and submit an add/drop form before March 14. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!. Be very careful about selecting your grading option, some majors require you to receive a grade for this course. If you are unsure, please consult with your academic advisor. To receive credit in the course, you must earn at least a C (70% of the possible points).
Exams will cover all information presented in class and all material in the required readings, unless otherwise noted. The lowest hour exam score will not be included in your total points. You can not drop the final exam. The final exam will be comprehensive. There will be no make-up exams.
WWW and Email: All course announcements, including homework assignments and assigned readings will be posted on the www. If you do not know how to get to the www, contact Dr. Stone immediately. Grades will not be posted, however you can receive information about your grades via Email and by using the grade checker on this www page. Your instructor will be happy to assist you with learning to use Email; please schedule an appointment and bring a 3.5 inch computer disk.
|Week of||Chapter*||Topic||Week of||Chapter*||Topic|
|2/21||3||Atomic structure||4/10||11,12||Earth and Air|
|3/6||5||Bonding||5/1||15,16||Biochemistry and Food|
|3/13||6||Names and Equations||5/8||19||Drugs|
|3/20||7||Acids and Bases||5/15||20||Poisons|
|3/27||8||Oxidation and Reduction||5/22||Final Exam|
*Other supplemental reading material may be assigned.
Spring Break is April 24th-28th.
Note: This syllabus is intended to be used as a guide, it is not a legal contract, and it may change, depending upon circumstances.Back to the Chemicals in Your Life (CHEM 3070).