SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 10:10:57 AMCHEM 10 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 10Title:  CHEMISTRY & SOCIETY  
Full Title:  Chemistry and Society
Last Reviewed:4/30/2007

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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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Application of chemical concepts has had a tremendous impact on the development of modern society. Chemistry 10 is designed for non-science majors and will investigate the basic chemical principles with an emphasis on their relevance to modern life. Topics will be presented in a non- mathematical manner and special emphasis will be given to current interests, such as pollution, food additives, pharmaceuticals, geochemistry, and energy sources. Chemistry 10 does not serve as a preparation for Chem 1A or 4A.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Chemistry 10 is designed for non-science majors and will investigate the basic chemical principles with an emphasis on their relevance to modern life. Chemistry 10 does not serve as a preparation for Chem 1A or 4A.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 2008Spring 2011
 B1Physical ScienceSpring 1990Fall 2004
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 2008Spring 2011
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1.  Describe basic chemical concepts
2.  Correlate relationships between chemistry and its effects on society
3.  Recognize the usefulness and limitations of the scientific method
4.  Describe and apply the scientific method
5.  Critique current social issues and policies within the context of
   chemistry

Topics and Scope
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1.  Basic Concepts
     a. Scientific method
     b. States of matter
     c. Atomic structure
     d. Chemical bonding
     e. Chemical reactions
     f. Solutions chemistry
     g. Energy
2.  Chemical History
     a. Development of chemistry
     b. History of experiments
     c. Chemistry and its influence on world politics
3.  Chemistry and the Environment
     a. Agricultural chemistry
     b. Water and water pollution
     c. Air pollution
     d. Global warming
4.  Chemistry and the Biological Aspect
     a. Basic biochemistry
     b. Basic organic chemistry
     c. Food and nutrition
5.  Chemistry and Industry
6.  Economic impacts

Assignments:
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1.  Specific reading assignments from textbooks as well as from periodical
   literature (approx. 40-50 pages of reading per week)
2.  Written reports from reading assignments (approx. 1-5 page synopsis of
   weekly reading assignment)
3.  Completion of recommended end-of-chapter problems
   (approx. 10-25 problems)
4.  A written report (5-10 pages), oral presentation (10-15 minutes), or
   website of equivalent depth
5.  Quizzes (0-10), Unit Exam (1-4), Final exam

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
30 - 50%
Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems
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 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Participation and Attendance; alternative presentations, e.g. website etc.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Chemistry for Changing Times by Hill and Kolb, Prentice Hall, 2004
Chemistry in Focus by Tro, Thomson, 2007
The Extraordinary Chemistry of Ordinary Things by Snyder, Wiley, 2003

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