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CHEM-151 - Preparatory General Chemistry - Taiho Kim

Course:Preparatory General Chemistry
Professor:Taiho Kim
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to CHEM 151! My name is Taiho Kim and I am your instructor of this course. This course is a one semester preparatory course for CHEM 201. Due to COVID-19, we will meet through online Zoom meetings during class time for all of lecture and lab. CHEM 151 is a fast-paced course, so please make sure that you keep up with all the material and check Canvas and your COC e-mail often. More detailed information about this course will be outlined in our course syllabus. I look forward to working with all of you!

Course Description

Chemistry 151 is a preparatory course for Chemistry 201.  Chemistry 151 provides a basic foundation in problem solving, atomic theory, stoichiometry, nomenclature, states of matter, and solution chemistry.

What to Expect in this Course

Attendance on the first day will be taken through Zoom (Zoom meeting info will be available under Zoom in Canvas shortly). Not attending the first day of class will result in being dropped from the course. Live Zoom lecture and lab attendance throughout the course will be mandatory.

Beginning the first week of class, you will have assignments due a week after each week, which include prelab assignments, lab reports, online homework, and quizzes. You will have three mid-term exams and one cumulative final exam. All assignments, quizzes, and exams must be submitted through Canvas except online homework assignment. Specific due dates and times will be specified for each Assignment on Canvas and in more detail in the course syllabus.

Quizzes and exams will be taken online (through Canvas). Quizzes can be taken before their due dates asynchronously, but exams will be proctored through Zoom during the scheduled class lecture. You will have a quiz on each chapter every week, three midterm exams, and one cumulative final exam. You must be available during class time to take each exam. For some of the assignments, you will need to hand-write the answers on paper and scan the paper and submit it through Canvas. Scanning can be done through an app on a smart phone as well.

Types of Assessments

1. Exams = Online (open book), proctored by ConferZoom a. Exam 1, 2, and 3: 1 hour long each b. Final Exam: 2 hours long 2. Quizzes = Online (open book), asynchronous a. There are 15 quizzes. b. Each quiz is 15 min long. 3. Homework = CHEM101 Online HW 4. How to login to Canvas

Textbook Information

Textbook: Introductory Chemistry, 6th Edition by NJ Tro (ISBN-13: 9780134302386).

Technology requirement: Computer (with webcam if possible), Internet Access

In addition to the material described in the Textbook Information and Assessment sections of this Orientation Letter, having a reliable computer, internet access, and method for scanning documents (such as a smart phone app, for example), will be necessary for this course.

Other Relevant Course Information

Students must attend and be prepared for class each class meeting. Being prepared includes completing all online assignments, as well as bringing class notes, lab manuals, writing utensils, calculators, etc., to our online Zoom class meetings. All assignments must be completed and turned in according to the schedule provided in the syllabus.

If you are on the waitlist, please e-mail me the week before the class begins so that I can send you the Zoom link for the first day of class. Any waitlisted students who are not present on Zoom on the first day of class will not be eligible for addition into the course.

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.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 09/01/2022 Sub#: 486