CHEM 101 003 APPLYING CHEMISTRY TO SOCIETY

Spring 2017

Instructor: Kristen Kull

Office: Sims 107B

E-mail: kullk@winthrop.edu

Phone: 323-4921

Office Hours: Mon, Tues 1:00- 1:50, or by appointment.

Course Credit Hours: 3

Textbook:

Chemistry in Context, 7th edition, The American Chemical Society, ISBN 0077334515.  The electronic copy is available from the WU bookstore or the publisher, McGraw-Hill, for same price.  The version of course material available with Connect Plus (https://connect.mheducation.com/class/k-kull-spring-2017-sec-003 ) is most compatible with the course.

 

Lectures:
There is no classroom meeting time for this course. Materials are available on Blackboard.

I will be available for office hours as posted. Please contact me to schedule an alternate time.

 

Calculator

A basic scientific calculator or graphing calculators (one with exponential notation, logarithms, and orders of operation) is necessary for all quizzes and exams.

Course Goals:

 

Course Outline:

The following topics will be covered during the course of the semester:

 

Class Preparation:

This course will test your time management and prioritization skills. You will perform better on graded events if you spend time reading the material, reviewing lessons on Blackboard and answering suggested problems well in advance of assignment deadlines. Once an assignment is due, it will become unavailable to you. Failure to complete on time will receive a grade of zero.

You may work at an accelerated pace, but you may not request a retake if you rushed ahead and were not fully prepared.

You will have 3 opportunities to submit the 1st quiz, hopefully all of the submission ‘bugs’ will get ironed out.

 

Graded assignments:

 

Point Distribution

Quizzes

6@40 pts

240 pts

44.0% 

Exams

3@100 pts

300 pts

56.0%

 

Grades

A

B+

B

C+

C

D

F

90-100

87-89

80-86

77-79

70-76

60-69

< 59

 

Homework:

You are expected to complete each reading assignment and assigned homework problems, as listed in the syllabus. Homework problems will not be picked up or graded, but each quiz and exam will have at least one question from the homework assignments.

 

Communication:
I
nformation may also be sent via the Class List Servers. If you added the course late or are not receiving emails, go to http://www.winthrop.edu/technology/default.aspx?id=7081 to add yourself.
If you have any questions, e-mail or see me before/after class to set up an appointment.

 

Course Withdrawal:
   Apr 4  is the last day to drop a ½ Semester course.   (Automatic N grade is issued.)  Students may not withdraw from a course after this date without documented extenuating circumstances.

 

Students with Disabilities/Need of Accommodations for Access:

Winthrop University is committed to providing access to education.  If you have a condition which may adversely impact your ability to access academics and/or campus life, and you require specific accommodations to complete this course, contact the Office of Accessibility (OA) at 803-323-3290, or, accessibility@winthrop.edu. Please inform me as early as possible, once you have your official notice of accommodations from the Office of Accessibility.

 

Academic Success Center:
Winthrop’s Academic Success Center is a free resource for all undergraduate students seeking to perform their best academically.  The ASC offers a variety of personalized and structured resources that help students achieve academic excellence, such as tutoring, academic skill development (test taking strategies, time management counseling, and study techniques), and group/individual study spaces.  The ASC is located on the first floor of Dinkins, Suite 106.  Tutoring for this specific course is offered through the office.  If you wish to request a tutor, you must attend ONE Tutee Seminar, offered every Friday.  Please contact the ASC at 803-323-3929 or success@winthrop.edu if you have any questions.  For more information on ASC services, please visit www.winthrop.edu/success.

General Education Requirements

Chem 101 fulfills three hours of general education requirement for natural sciences. Listed below are the seven fundamental student learning outcomes for natural science courses as well as examples of how they will be fulfilled in Chem 101.

Students should be:

1. Conversant with a few fundamental concepts from among the three main areas of natural science, including earth, life, and physical sciences. (e.g., chemical reactions, global warming, nuclear power,...)

2. Able to apply the scientific methodologies of inquiry. (e.g., Problem solving exercises)

3. Able to discuss the strengths and limitations of science. (e.g., discussion of scientific methodology)

4. Able to demonstrate an understanding of the history of scientific discovery. (e.g., The development of the periodic table and discovery of subatomic particles)

5. Able to discuss the social and ethical contexts within which science operates. (e.g., global warming, fossil fuels, nuclear power...).

6. Able to communicate about scientific subjects including the defense of conclusions based on one’s own observations. (e.g., homework assignments and analytic exam questions)

7. Able to discuss the application of scientific knowledge to the social sciences and to non-scientific disciplines. (e.g., research paper on current scientific topic in the news)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a tentative schedule and will be updated as needed.                                   

Date (not later than)

Assignments

Text Sections

Suggested Homework Problems

(answers to problems in bold not found in book)

3/10

 

 

Class official start

1.1-1.15

Ch. 1: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 25

2.1-2.16

Ch. 2: 1, 3, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16-21, 23, 26, 31, 37, 39, 41, 44, 51

3.1-3.15

Ch. 3: 1-13, 17-25, 29-35, 39, 41, 45, 51, 57

3/13-17

Break

3/24

Quiz 1completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

3/27

 Quiz 2 must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day

3/30

Exam 1 must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

 

 

 

 

3/30

4.1-4.16

Ch. 4: 1-11

5.1-5.13

Ch. 5: 5, 6, 8, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 27, 39

6.1-6.13

Ch. 6: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 29, 31, 39

4/4

Last day to drop or S/U a second half semester course.

4/12

Quiz 3, must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

4/15

Quiz 4 must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

4/18

Exam 2 must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

 

 

 

 

4/18

7.1-7.11

Ch. 7: 1, 3, 4, 5, 12, 15, 21, 26, 34

8.1-8.16

Ch. 8:

9.1-9.8

Ch. 9:

4/13 – 4/25

Complete course evaluation

Chemistry course evaluations for Spring 2017 may be located here:

https://winthrop.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8uJt2pJOgArbpxX

Each student will sign in with their student number (W--------) and section CRN.

Example: Student number: W12345678       Section CRN: 21393

4/22

Quiz 5 must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

4/25

Quiz 6 must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

4/29

Exam 3 must be completed by 2300 (11 pm) on this day.

 

Quizzes and exams will be available on Blackboard and should be completed/ submitted there.

 

This document may be adjusted as needed during the semester. The student is responsible for being aware of any changes and so should check Blackboard course page for changes to this syllabus.