CHEM-151 - Prep General Chemistry - Tara Williams
|Course:||Prep General Chemistry|
Hi! My name is Dr. Tara Williams and I happy to have you in my course this semester! This course does not have a lecture component, and we will only meet OnlineLive for our laboratory sessions. There will be videos, lectures, and other supplemental materials posted on Canvas, but there is NOT an OnlineLive lecture component for this course, so please be aware of that before the course begins.
The course consists of a theoretical and mathematical treatment of some of the fundamental relationships in chemistry. The focus is on algebraic solutions to word problems and development of a basic chemistry vocabulary. The laboratory work is intended to develop skills in measurement, observation and in making deductions from observations of chemical phenomena. The primary goal of this course is to prepare the student to take Chemistry 201 (General Chemistry I).
What to Expect in this Course
Expect to be busy and expect to check in frequently! I will use Canvas and your college issued email account as the primary methods of communication for the course, so it is absolutely critical that you check your email and the Canvas site every day. Things change quickly in a chemistry course, and so you need to make sure you’re up to date.
As this is a chemistry course, the estimated time spent on this course outside of lecture and lab, is fifteen hours per week, in addition, to the time spent in lab in lecture.
I will post the module for each week on Canvas on Sundays, earlier if possible. These modules will contain all of the information for the week. I expect you to log in to the course for labs as scheduled. Online homework, quizzes, and exams will be offered on Chem101, outside of Canvas, and on paper submitted on Canvas.
Types of Assessments
Homework, quizzes, and exams, will all be administered online. Homework will have assigned due dates, but can be completed at your own pace. Quizzes and exams will also be administered online, but I will open them for you to complete during an allotted time period, with a given time allotment.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Text: Introductory Chemistry, Nivaldo J. Tro, 6th Ed. Online Homework: Chem101.
Other Relevant Course Information
- There are no lectures for this course as it is a hybrid course – I will only be available for lecture questions during office hours, over email, or after lab has begun.
- You must attend the first scheduled laboratory session or you will be dropped from the course!
- If you are waitlisted for this course, I will email students in the order of the waitlist, if any students drop the course, or do not show up for the first lab period.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 09/17/2021 Sub#: 677