|CHM 100 : Syllabus|
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Chemistry: Man & Environment
A survey of the principles and applications of chemistry designed for the non-science major with limited background in science and mathematics. CHM 100 includes topics in general, organic and biochemistry designed to aid the student in understanding the chemical factors in our technological society. Students are expected to attend class, be on time, participate in class discussion, complete homework assignments, prepare written reports, and take all quizzes and examinations. Attendance and active involvement in the class are required for success.
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:
Methods of instruction are determined by the student outcomes desired. The methods used include lecture,
class discussion, demonstrations, movies and animations, drill and practice, homework, and web and written assignments.
Successful completion of ENG 101, and MTH 103
Students at Norfolk State University who complete the general education core will be able to:
- Write clearly, and precisely;
- Read and comprehend written and graphic information;
- Locate, compile, organize, and document information from print and digital sources;
- Understand mathematical and technological thought, and use appropriate logic in problem solving;
- Understand and apply key concepts, principles and processes in the natural sciences;
- Demonstrate technological proficiency appropriate to their professional and personal needs.
More detail can be found in the current
NSU Undergraduate Catalog.
COURSE GOALS AND INTENDED OUTCOME:
- Students will come to realize how chemistry affects their daily lives: how the food they eat, the clothing they
wear, the environment in which they live and their own bodies are products of chemistry.
- Students will become familiar enough with the vocabulary of chemistry to be able to read and understand
articles in the popular press relating to chemistry.
- Students will realize that the study of chemistry is an open-ended experience, which must continue throughout
- Students will be able to perform simple mathematical computations that illustrate the mathematical
relationships on which chemistry is based.
REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS:
Chemistry in Focus, A Molecular View of Our World; Fourth Edition, by Nivaldo J. Tro
|Week 1||Handout/CH 1 (pdf)
Worksheet #1 (pdf)
|Week 2||CH 1|
|Week 3||CH 2||The Chemist’s Toolbox|
|Week 4||CH 3||Atoms & Elements|
|Abstract on Research Paper Due - On Assigned Topic|
|Week 5||CH 3||Atoms & Elements|
|Week 6||CH 4||Molecules, Compounds & Reactions|
|Week 7 |
|MIDTERM EXAMINATION PERIOD|
your instructor will inform you of the exact date for your midterm exam.
|Week 8||CH 5||Chemical Bonding|
|Week 9||CH 5||Chemical Bonding|
|Energy for Today|
|Research Paper Due|
|Week 10||CH 6||Organic Chemistry|
|Week 12||CH 8||Nuclear Chemistry|
|Week 13||CH 9||Energy for Today|
|Book Report Due|
|Week 14||CH 10||Energy for Tomorrow|
|Week 15||CH 12||Liquids and Solids Around Us|
|FINAL EXAMINATION PERIOD|
your instructor will inform you of the exact date for your final exam.
|90 - 100 = A||87 - 89 = A-|
|84 - 86 = B+||80 - 83 = B||77 - 79 = B-|
|74 - 76 = C+||70 - 73 = C||67 - 69 = C-|
|64 - 66 = D+||60 - 63 = D||56 - 59 = D-|
|55 and below = F|
- All Chemistry 100 classes cover the material in chapters 1 – 6, 8-10, 12. Supplemental material may be
discussed as time and interest permit.
- There are weekly quizzes, (usually one per chapter, as announced by your instructor) and one
midterm examination. The midterm examination = 2 quiz grades. The average of these grades equals 45% of your final grade.
NOTE: Your TWO lowest quiz grades will be dropped in computing your quiz average. The first two missed quizzes
will count as your lowest quiz grades. (Other missed quizzes may be made up only if you have an official excuse from the University, and the permission of your instructor. NOTE: Your instructor is NOT required to permit you to take make-up a quiz! ). Unexcused absences from a quiz equal a quiz grade of F (0).
- Two written reports are required: one research paper (the specific topic will be assigned in class), and a book report. The average of the report grades equals 20% of your final grade. Your instructor may decide to accept late papers, but if that is done a penalty will be applied. Specific Requirements for the written reports will be supplied by your instructor.
- Web based practice tutorial quiz: Take the multiple-choice test for Chapter 1 (& subsequent chapters) and send (e-mail) the results to your instructor. This is a good preparation for the first quiz and those that follow. Your chapter results MUST be emailed to your instructor by the announced due date. Zero credit will be given for results submitted after the due date. Go to http://sst.nsu.edu/coursematerials.php and click on CHM 100. This will account for 10% of your final grade.
- There is a two-hour, comprehensive Final Examination, which equals 25% of your final grade.
- A grade of incomplete (I) may be given, at the discretion of your instructor, when only one course requirement has not been met because of illness, emergency or some other reason accepted by the instructor. An “I” grade is very unusual, and is given when the student is passing. See the catalog for further details.
- You will NOT receive a grade in this course unless your name appears on the official class roster.
EXTRA CREDIT: There are 20 PBS video tapes are on reserve in the library or readily accessed
Register as New User. You will receive 0.25 points for each of these tapes that you watch and evaluate.
An evaluation form for each tape must be
completed and emailed to your instructor to receive credit. Remember - these Tapes are Extra Credit work, so
if you complete all 20 evaluations, 5 points will be added to your final grade. Take advantage of this opportunity.
Keep as current as possible since the tapes supplement the work we are doing in class.
|ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STANDARDS|
Please consult the NSU Student Handbook
on matters regarding student conduct such as attendance, illness, off-campus trips, and grade appeals, etc.
|SCHOOL WIDE TUTORING SERVICES|
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology provides tutoring services through the
STARS Tutoring Center for those NSU
students who may be experiencing difficulties in Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Biology,
Chemistry, Nursing, Technology and Physics courses. The STARS office is located in RTC, Suite 100.
This service is free of charge and provided to NSU students only. Visit the site at
|UNIVERSITY ADA STATEMENT|
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With
Disabilites Act (ADA) of 1990, if you have a disability or think you have a disability,
we ask that you please contact the Supporting Students through Disability Services (SSDS) office.
|LOCATION:|| Student Services Center Room 110D|
|CONTACT PERSON:|| Marian E. Shepherd - Disability Services Coordinator SSDS|
|TELEPHONE:|| (757) 823-2014|
|UNIVERSITY ASSESSMENT STATEMENT|
As part of NSU's commitment to provide the environment and resources needed for success, students may be required to
participate in a number of university-wide assessment activities. The activities may include tests, surveys,
focus groups and interviews, and portfolio reviews. The primary purpose of the assessment activities is to
determine the extent to which the university's programs and services maintain a high level of quality and meet
the needs of students. Students will not be identified in the analysis of results. Unless indicated otherwise,
by the instructor, results from University assessment activities will not be computed in student grades.
|UNIVERSITY WIDE REQUIREMENTS|
Class Attendance Policy
A student is expected to attend all classes. The student assumes all responsibility for work missed due
to an absence. Make-up work may be permitted at the discretion of the instructor.
Refer to the NSU Student Handbook
(http://www.nsu.edu/studentaffairs/pdf/NSUStudentHandbook.pdf) for further details.
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must check their official NSU student email account frequently.
You may access your official NSU email account at
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