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CHEM-151 - Prep General Chemistry - Dr. Farzaneh Paknia

Course:Prep General Chemistry
Professor:Dr. Farzaneh Paknia
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week



Hello and welcome to Remote CHEM 151! This course is a combination of lecture and lab. Most of the concepts learned in the lecture will be applied in the lab. Both lecture and lab will be held live through zoom meetings in scheduled days/times and the students will need to be present during lecture/lab through zoom. Therefore, this course will be held like a face-to-face class, but in Online & Live Online format during lecture and laboratory sessions. All the homework and lab assignments must be submitted by the due dates.  As a result, the students need to be self-disciplined, and have good time-management skills in order to pass this course. Math is an essential part of Chem 151, so reviewing basic math and algebra for this course is highly recommended. 

Course Description

Chemistry 151 is a 4.0 unit CSU, UC transferable course. This is a one semester preparatory course for CHEM 201 and provides intensive foundation in problem solving, basic atomic theory, stoichiometry, nomenclature, states of matter, and solution chemistry. Online laboratory experiences will enforce principles learned during lecture and will familiarize students with proper handling and maintenance of the gravimetric and volumetric equipment virtually. Prerequisite for this course is Math 060, or its equivalent as determined by the COC Assessment Center. 

What to Expect in this Course

All students are expected to regularly attend all the classes.  We are going to have Live Online lecture on Tuesday & Thursday during the originally scheduled time (5:00 PM 6:20 PM). The labs will be Live Online on Thursday (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM) and Online (8:00 PM - 9:35 PM). Attendance in Live Online lecture and lab through zoom is mandatory. The Online lab (8:00 PM - 9:35 PM) will be held without using zoom to work on lab related questions. Our labs are all going to be done virtually  and so you don't need to work on them during the lab time. Do your best to get in to the Zoom meetings on time and stay for whole duration of the Live Online classes. The course syllabus, handouts, lecture slides, important announcements and other valuable course materials will be posted in a course management system called Canvas. Homework and laboratory assignments must be completed and submitted by due dates through canvas and CHEM 101. Therefore, It is absolutely crucial to check canvas and COC emails frequently for information, exam announcements, and due dates. Beside being present in the class a minimum of 10 hours in a week is required to study, review, and complete the homework/lab assignments. I will open a new module every Sunday evening in canvas which will contain the lecture slides, lab assignments, worksheets and all other related important information for the upcoming week. 

Types of Assessments

 For this course, we will have online homework, lab reports, quizzes, and exams. Homework will need to be submitted through CHEM 101 and lab reports will need to be submitted through Canvas. Quizzes and exams will be taken "online" during originally scheduled class time (Th: 8:00 PM - 9:35 PM) through Canvas. 

Textbook Information

Required materials and textbook for this course include: 

  • iPhone and laptop
  • Regular and reliable access to the high speed Internet 
  • web browser (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox)
  • Microsoft Word (you can download the Microsoft Office Suite for FREE as part of your my.canyons email account)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. You need to be able to open, print, and save PDF files. To view PDF files you need a current version of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Accessing and navigating Canvas (for technical support using Canvas, visit the Canvas Tech Support page for students)
  • Textbook: Introductory Chemistry 6th Edition, by Nivaldo J. Tro, (older edition is ok). Lectures will be given based on the Tro textbook and all PowerPoint lecture slides will be posted in the Canvas.
  • Online homework system: CHEM 101 with access code. (More information and options to purchase will be posted in canvas.)

Other Relevant Course Information

  • All registered students must attend live zoom meeting on the first day of the class! Failure to attend on the first class will result no-show drop. You will need to attend the class by log in the course canvas and clicking on zoom on the left menu bar to attend the class.
  • If you are on the waiting list, I will email you the zoom link  prior to the first day of the class, since you will not have access to canvas to attend zoom meeting. You must attend the class on the first day in order to keep your spot on the waitlist. Students will be added from the waitlist in the order that they are listed if the registered student(s) drop the class.  

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Last updated: 08/17/2021 Sub#: 525