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6/26/2022 7:58:30 PMCHEM 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 60Title:  GEN ORG BIOL CHEM  
Full Title:  General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
Last Reviewed:5/9/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

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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In this course, students will study basic concepts of general, organic and biological chemistry. This course is appropriate for nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for MATH 150 or equivalent AND eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will study basic concepts of general, organic and biological chemistry. This course is appropriate for nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for MATH 150 or equivalent AND eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Recognize and apply the underlying chemical foundations of medicine and life.
2. Correlate microscopic and macroscopic behavior of matter.
3. Solve quantitative problems relating to chemical principles.
4. Safely use basic equipment to observe and measure chemical and physical properties in the laboratory.
 

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In order to achieve the learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Recognize the structures and functional groups of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids.
2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of organic reactions.
3. Recognize the importance of chemistry in health care and society.
4. Explain bulk properties of gases from a molecular scale perspective.
5. Relate intermolecular forces to physical properties of substances.
6. Draw Lewis structures and relate them to isomerism and molecular geometry.
7. Calculate quantities related to concentrations of solutions.
8. Use moles and mole ratios to calculate quantities in reactions.
9. Assemble and handle appropriate lab equipment effectively and safely.
10. Develop skills of observation, recordkeeping, and lab notebook maintenance.
11. Interpret observations using chemical principles.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture-Related Topics & Scope:
I. Atomic Theory
    A. Structure of the atom
    B. Organization of the periodic table
    C. Ions
    D. Mole concept
II. Laboratory Measurements and Calculations
III. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
    A. Ionic compounds
    B. Covalent compounds
    C. Organic structures and functional groups
    D. Isomerism and stereochemistry
IV. Chemical Reactions
    A. Balancing reactions
    B. Basic organic reactions
    C. Simple acid-base reactions
    D. Le Chatelier's principle
    E. Reaction mechanisms and associated energy changes
V. Matter at the Sub-microscopic Level
    A. Gases, liquids, and solids
    B. Qualitative atomic theory of gases
    C. Intermolecular forces
VI. Solutions
    A. Measures of concentration
    B. Diffusion, osmosis, and dialysis
    C. pH and buffers
VII. Biological Molecules
    A. Lipids
    B. Carbohydrates
    C. Amino acids and peptides
    D. Proteins
    E. Nucleic acids
VIII. Metabolism
 
Lab-Related Topics & Scope:
Lab material will be chosen each semester to supplement or reinforce most of the topics above, and may include:
I. Measurements, Metric System, and Conversions
II. Lewis Structures and Molecular Geometry
III. Reactions and Observations
IV. Gases
V. Stoichiometry
VI. Diffusion, Osmosis, and Dialysis
VII. Solutions
VIII. Lipids
IX. Acids, Bases, and Buffers
X. Carbohydrates
XI. Amino Acids
XII. Enzymes
XIII. Lab Skill Evaluation

Assignments:
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1. Reading (1-2 chapters per week)
2. Homework assignments (0-16)
3. Laboratory reports (11-16)
4. Exams (3-5) and final exam
5. Quiz(zes) (0-8)
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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
20 - 35%
Laboratory reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 15%
Homework assignments
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
60 - 75%
Quiz(zes) and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Class and laboratory participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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General, Organic and Biological Chemistry. 4th ed. Frost, Laura and Deal, Todd. Pearson. 2020.
Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry. 13th ed. Timberlake, Karen. Pearson. 2017 (classic).
General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: An Integrated Approach. 4th ed. Raymond, Kenneth. Wiley. 2013 (classic).
General, Organic, and Biochemistry. 10th ed. Denniston, Katherine, Topping, Joseph and Quirk, Danae. McGraw Hill. 2020.
 
Laboratory Materials:
Instructor prepared materials
Chemistry 60 Laboratory Manual. Ormcen, Tatjana. Arbor Crest. 2014 (classic).

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