Chem 201 - General Chemistry I - Mitra Sushinsky
|Course:||General Chemistry I|
Hello and welcome to Chem 201! My name is Mitra Sushinsky, and I am very excited to be your instructor this semester. Prior to teaching at COC, I worked as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical and personal care industry. I hope I can help you gain a deeper understanding of chemistry and help you succeed in this course.
This course is the first semester of the UC-CSU transferable general chemistry sequence. This course is designed to provide a foundation in the basic principles of the molecular nature of matter and its change, including reaction chemistry and theoretical aspects of matter and energy, introduce gravimetric, volumetric and spectroscopic analysis techniques in the laboratory, and provide the prerequisite information required for Chem 202. (Prerequisite: MATH-070 or higher math placement [recommended]; CHEM-151 or COC Chemistry Placement Exam)
What to Expect in this Course
Lectures will be online live and also pre-recorded and posted on Canvas. The homework assignments will be posted on Chem 101 online learning platform (instructions to sign up will be provided separately on the first day of class) Discussion worksheets will be assigned for each chapter and will be posted on Canvas. Quizzes and exams will be administered online via Canvas. Depending on your previous knowledge of chemistry, you will need to spend between 10 to 15 hours a week to view the lectures, study, and complete all the lab and homework assignments.
Types of Assessments
Graded assignments will include homework, worksheets, laboratory assignments, discussion assignments, online exams and quizzes (all assigned and completed via Canvas)
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
OpenStax Chemistry 2e (ISBN-10: 1-947172-62-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-62-3)
Other Relevant Course Information
Lab material will be posted on Canvas. There is no official lab manual to purchase. You will be required to complete the lab assignments and upload your completed work to Canvas.
You will need to have a scientific calculator.
The first day of class is Monday, August 23rd. The course will be published and available on Canvas before the first day. All registered students should be present on the first day of class in order to keep their spot (the zoom link will be posted on Canvas).The waitlisted students will receive the zoom link via email before the first day of class. I will add students from the waiting list if spots become available.
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Last updated: 07/10/2021 Sub#: 362