SRJC Course Outlines

8/12/2020 8:03:53 PMCHEM 100 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 100Title:  BASIC CHEMISTRY SKILLS  
Full Title:  Basic Chemistry Skills
Last Reviewed:2/8/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of chemistry while developing necessary skills for success in general chemistry and chemistry for the allied health sciences.  Basic mathematical operations, the metric system, and the scientific method as it applies to chemistry are also covered.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts of chemistry while developing necessary skills for success in general chemistry and chemistry for the allied health sciences.  Basic mathematical operations, the metric system, and the scientific method as it applies to chemistry are also covered.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the basic structure of matter and relate it to the physical world.
2.  Solve basic word problems involving chemical concepts.
3.  Apply study skills to learning chemical concepts.
 

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A successful student in Chemistry 100 should be able to:
1.  Recognize the application of the scientific method in chemistry.
2.  Perform calculations using measured quantities with proper units and precision.  
3.  Express measurements such as temperature and density using different units.
4.  Describe the nature of each of the states of matter.
5.  Identify the chemical elements and the parts of the periodic table.
6.  Differentiate ionic and covalent compounds in terms of names, formulas, and bonding.
7.  Describe the structure of atoms and molecules.  
8.  Relate the mass of a substance to the number of particles.  
9.  Write simple chemical reactions and perform simple chemical calculations.
10.  Identify and practice study skills that will contribute to success in chemistry.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Study skills for success in chemistry      
  A. Learning strategies
  B. Time management
  C. Note-taking
  D. Problem solving      
  E. Preparing for and taking exams
  F. Analyzing scientific terms, symbols, and figures
  G. Reading a science textbook
II.  The scientific method
III. Measured quantities and units
  A. Uncertainty and significant figures
  B. The metric system and SI units
  C. Unit conversions
IV. Mathematical operations in chemistry
  A. Density calculations
  B. Temperature conversions
  C. Relating mass to number of particles
V. The nature of matter
  A. The states of matter
  B. Classification of matter
  C. The elements and the periodic table
VI. Chemical bonding
  A. Ionic and covalent bonds
  B. Molecules and Lewis dot diagrams
  C. Nomenclature of ionic and molecular compounds
VII. Chemical Reactions
  A. Writing chemical reactions
  B. Balancing chemical reactions

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading and study assignments (approximately 20 pages/week)
2.  Homework assignments/study problem sets (5-10)
3.  Exams (1-3)
4.  Final exam
5.  Quizzes (0-4)
6.  Class activities

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Homework problems/study problem sets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Quizzes, exams: multiple choice, completion, calculations, short essay, problem solving
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Participation in class activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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How to Study Science, 4th Edition, Drewes et al., McGraw-Hill, 2003 (classic)
An Introduction to Chemistry, 1st Edition, Mark Bishop, Chiral Publishing Company, 2008 (classic)
Introduction to Chemistry, 4th Edition, Bauer, Birk, Marks, McGraw Hill, 2015
In Preparation for College Chemistry, 5th Edition, Daub & Seese, Prentice Hall, 1993 (classic)
Schaum's Outline of Beginning Chemistry, 4th Edition, Goldberg, McGraw-Hill, 2013
Instructor Prepared Materials

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