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SYLLABUS HANDOUT

 

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WINTER 2011-12

COLLEGE CHEMISTRY

CHEM 1010 4A & FA

JARED KETNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

 

Metropolitan Community College

Course Syllabus – 2011-12

 

COURSE IDENTIFICATION

 

Title:                                        -College Chemistry

Prefix/Section:                        -CHEM 1010 – 4A & FA

Credit Hours:                          - 6

Begins/Ends/No-Class Days:  -12/05/11 – 02/27/12

Meeting Day/Time:                 -M & W 0815 to 1155

                                               -M & W 1330 to 1710

 

Last Day to Withdraw              -02/13/12

Delivery Type:                        -Classroom

Class Location:                       - FOC 235

                                               - MU-SWA-107

Lab Location:                          - MU-SWA-309

Course Web Address:             - http://faculty.mccneb.edu/jketner

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Instructor Name:                     -Jared Ketner

Office Location:                     -

Office Telephone:                   -

Facsimile:                                -

Office Hours:                          -TBA with student

Email Address:                       -jketner@mccneb.edu

Faculty Web Site:                   - http://faculty.mccneb.edu/jketner

Academic Program Area:        -Math & Science

Dean’s Office Telephone:       -289-1304

COURSE INFORMATION

 

Course Description:

 

 Chemistry 1010 is the study of fundamentals of inorganic chemistry and is a survey of general chemistry.  It is assumed that the students have some math background.

 

Course Prerequisites:

 

One year of high school algebra or MAT 096.

 

Course Objectives:

 

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

 

            A)        read, write, and talk about chemistry using a basic chemical vocabulary.

            B)        write routine chemical formulas and name chemical compounds.

            C)        write and balance ordinary chemical equations.

            D)        use dimensional analysis to set up and solve problems.

            E)        visualize what is happening on an atomic or molecular level.

            F)         use the metric system of measurement.

 

 

Required & Supplemental Materials:

 

The required text for Chemistry 1010 is: Corwin, Charles H.,  Introductory  Chemistry, Sixth  Edition, Pearson-Prentice Hall Co. c.2011.  Laboratory manual is: CHE 1010  Lab Packets.  Also helpful, but not required, would be a pocket calculator.  The simplest garden variety would be adequate. A calculator may be used for test but no PDA is to be out during testing time. For safety in the laboratory it is required at all times that safety glasses be worn and hair will be restrained.  The required safety glasses are available in the college bookstore.  Protection for your clothing is available.

           

 

Course Structure:

 

Major activities that will occur during class time will be lectures and labs.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

 

Types of Assessment/Assignments

 

            Tests will be given on the dates shown in the syllabus.  Take care of your restroom needs prior to the start of the test.  No one is to leave the classroom during the test.  If you feel that it is absolutely necessary to leave the room during the test, the test will be terminated at that time and graded as though the student had the entire time to work on the test.  There probably will be quizzes given on the dates when no test is scheduled.  There will be a comprehensive final exam given by the Chemistry Department to all CHE 1010 sections.  This test will constitute 20% of the final grade.

 

 

 

 

Grading Policy

 

Due to scheduling and materials preparation a missed lab may not be made up and a zero grade will be entered for that experiment.   When a student has missed a lab they may at their option turn in the pre-lab questions and get a few points for the lab.  Lab groups are only 2 persons unless the instructor makes a special exception.  Failure to wear protective eyewear for the duration of the lab will result in the experiment grade being lowered by 5 points.  Lab exercises are to be written in pencil, (there will be a 5 point deduction on the grade for not following this instruction.   Labs are due at the start of the next class session following the lab period.  Lab exercises turned in after that time will have the grade reduced by 20%.

 

All evaluations are assigned a point value.  Major tests equal 100 points, labs 25 points, and quizzes variable points.

 

The percent grade is determined by dividing the total points earned by the total possible points the student could have earned.

 

The following grading scale will be used:

 

            A   90 - 100

            B   80 - 89

            C   70 - 79

            D   60 - 69

            F   59 and below

 

 

MAKE-UP TEST PROCEDURES:

 

Chapter tests may be made up with a 10% reduction of the grade the 1st time and a 20% reduction of the grade for additional missed tests.  If the student knows in advance that he/she will be unable to take a scheduled test, make arrangements in advance with the instructor for a time to take the test and there will be no reduction in grade. When a student misses a scheduled test, the instructor will, immediately following the class in which the test was given, place a copy of the test in the testing center.  It is the student’s responsibility to contact the testing center to make an appointment to take the test.  The student has one week from the date that the test was originally given to have the test made up in the testing center. Missed quizzes may not be made up and a zero will be given for a grade.

 

LATE ASSIGNMENTS:

 

Assignments are due on the assigned date and no credit will be given for late assignments except as outlined below:

 

Tests may be made up with a 10% reduction of the grade the 1st time and a 20% reduction of the grade for additional missed tests. (See above.)

 

Lab exercises are due at the start of the next class session following the lab period.  Lab exercises turned in after that time will have the grade reduced by 20%.

 

  1. Maintenance of Student Records

 

a.       My student grade book is being kept on line at Web Advisor and is available to students any time.  To check grades a student logs in on Web Advisor and then goes to the section marked grade book. 

 

b.      Students will be able to use their test sheet to check answers immediately following the test.  The official test answer sheet is the separate bubble form which will be kept at all times in the instructors position.

 

STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

 

Required Expectations

 

Attendance Policy

 

Attendance is required.  The student is responsible for any work that is missed.  Regular attendance is the best way to insure success. When a student has missed a total of 5 classes the instructor will file an absence-related failure (FX)  or a failing (F) grade unless special arrangements have been made with the instructor.         

 

Suggested Expectations

 

The power point presentations will not be given to students as hard copy, they are available on line at http://faculty.mccneb.edu/jketner.  If the student does not have internet capability or a system being used is of very low speed, if the student provides the instructor with burnable CD or flash drive, the instructor will transfer the power point files to that medium.

 

Portable Electronic Devices Usage

 

For the benefit of everyone in the class, all electronic devices must be turned off before entering class.  These devices are very disruptive to the entire class.  It is your responsibility to notify anyone not to call you during class time.

 

Notice:  This syllabus is written as an expectation of class topics, learning activities, and expected learning outcomes.  However, the instructor reserves the right to make changes in this schedule that may result in enhanced or more effective learning for students.  These modifications will not substantially change the intent or objectives of this course and will be done within the policies and guidelines of Metropolitan Community College.

 

LEARNING SUPPORT

 

Metro's Learning, Math, and Writing Centers can help you achieve educational success. The staff in these centers provide drop-in assistance with basic math, reading, writing and computer skills. We offer a friendly, supportive learning environment.  Self-paced computer-assisted instructional support in reading, vocabulary, typing, English as a Second Language, and online course orientation is also available.

 

Detailed information about these services are in the Student Handbook, College Catalog, and online.  Links to these resources are located at http://www.mccneb.edu/learningcenter/.

 

COLLEGE POLICIES

 

College policies, such as student rights and responsibilities, academic standards, plagiarism, and etc. are outlined in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.  This information can be accessed via the online catalog at http://www.mccneb.edu/academics/catalog.asp.

 

STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: If you cannot participate in and complete this course, you should officially withdraw by calling Central Registration at 402-457-5231 or 1-800-228-9553. Failure to officially withdraw will result in either an attendance-related failure (FX) or failing (F) grade. The last date to withdraw is noted in the CLASS IDENTIFICATION section of this syllabus.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT: The college has a standard code of conduct that involves consequences for specific academic and non-academic behavior that may result in a failing grade, probation, or suspension from the college.  More complete information about the code of conduct is located in the Student Services portion of the online catalog (http://www.mccneb.edu/catalog/studentinformation.asp).

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If you have a disability that may substantially limit your ability to participate in this class, please contact a Vocational Special Needs Counselor, located in the Student Services Office on each campus.  Metropolitan Community College will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with documented qualifying disabilities.  However, it is the student’s responsibility to request accommodations.  For further information, please contact the Student Services Office at your campus.

 

2011 Winter Quarter Important Dates

 

Classes Begin…………………………………………………………………………………………………….December 2   F

Census Date ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..December 15 THStudent Withdrawal Deadline to “drop” a class……………………………………………….…Varies by Class*Last Class Day before Holiday Recess…………………………………………………………………December 22 TH

Holiday Recess/College Closed……………………………………………...........December 24-January 2 SA-M

Spring Priority  WebAdvisor only registration for Current Students w/ 50+credit hrs……….Jan. 3 T

Spring Current Student WebAdvisor only registration begins………………………………….January 5  TH

Spring General Registration Begins…………………………………………………………………….…..January 11 W

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recess (college closed)……..…………………………………………..January 16  M

Fall Quarter Term Incomplete “I” Grades Due………………………………………………………February 13 MClasses end……………………………………………………………………………………………………….February 27 M

All Winter grades due and posted to WebAdvisor by 11:59 p.m. …………………………February 29 W

*To view the last day to withdrawal “drop” a class go to the class schedule found on line at http://www.mccneb.edu/schedule/classschedule.asp .  Then, find the course section and click on the Important Dates link on the same line as the course title.  The refund dates for each course section are automatically calculated based on the start and end dates and the number of sessions for a course.  A student must withdrawal by this date to avoid an “F” grade.

 

Note:  Schedule changes may have implications for students on Financial Aid.  Check with the Financial Aid Office prior to any schedule changes at 402-457-2330.  The Census Date is the date on which Financial Aid Student’s enrollment is checked to determine the type and amount of funds authorized for the quarter. Payment is based on enrollment as of that date.

 

 

REFUND POLICIES for Credit Courses

 

A student is responsible for withdrawing “dropping” from a course(s) if unable to attend.  Non-attendance or non-payment does not relieve a student from the obligation to pay.  To withdraw “drop” from a course, log on to WebAdvisor  https://webadvisor.mccneb.edu and click “Register and Drop Sections”. 

 

An official schedule change that reduces or terminates a student’s academic credit load may entitle the student to a refund.  The eligibility and amount of a refund is automatically calculated by the date of the withdrawal. 

 

 A student may see the refund percentage received through midnight of the same day by logging into WebAdvisor and clicking on the Tuition Refund Calculator 

 

A link to the Student Information Calendar is available once logged in on WebAdvisor.

SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

 

SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

The following material is expected to be covered on or about the dates indicated below.  If warranted, the schedule may be altered as the term progresses.

Week

Date

Chapter

Topic

Lab

Test

1

12/05-m

1

2

3

Introduction Chemistry

Scientific Measurements

Metric System

 

 

 

   12/07-w

         4

      

Matter & Energy

 

Safety &

#1 Density

 

2

12/12-m

5

Models of the Atom

 

 

 

12/14-w

5

Models of the Atom (cont’d)

 

#1 Ch 1,2,3,4

3

12/19-m

6

Periodic Table

 

 

 

12/21-w

7

Language of Chemistry

#3 Atoms & Light

 

4

01/04-w

8

Chemical Reactions

 

 

 

01/09-m

8

Chemical Reaction(cont’d)s

#6 Periodic Table

#2 Ch 5,6,7

5

01/11-w

9

The mole concept

 

 

 

01/18-w

10

Chemical Equation Calculations

 

 

6

01/23-m

10

Chemical Equation Calculations (cont’d)

 

 

 

01/25-w

11

The Gaseous State

#6 Mole

 

7

01/30-m

12

Chemical Bonding(cont)

 

 

 

02/01-w

12

Chemical Bonding

#7 Empirical Formula

#3 Ch 8,9,10

8

02/06-m

13

Liquids and Solids,

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02/08-w

14

Solutions

#2 Sep. of physical mix

 

9

01/13-m

15

Acids & Bases

 

#4 Ch 11,12,13

 

02/15-w

15

Acids & Bases (cont)

#12 Solutions

 

10

02/20-m

16

Chemical Equilibrium

 

 

 

02/22-w

17

Oxidation and Reduction

#5 Classifying Reactions

#5 Ch 14,15,16,17

11

02/27-m

 

Final Exam.

 

Comp. Final

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I have read carefully the above Syllabus for CHEM 1010, and agree to all the terms stated in it.

 

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Date:_________________                         Class & Section: CHEM  1010 4C/FA

 

 

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