NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Current Concepts of Chemistry

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Current Concepts of Chemistry
    B. Course Number: CH 114 - 30234
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: M 6:00:00 PM - 7:59:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 4
    F. Instructor: Alila, Kennedy
    G. Office: Heidel Hall (HH) 228
    H. Email Address: KAlila@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2803
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:45:00 AM (MST); 11:00:00 AM-12:00:00 PM (MST); 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:45:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 9:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s): 114 L
    N. Class Location: HH230
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Fundamental chemical concepts, properties of substances, chemical bonding, energy, acids, bases, and nuclear energy are some of the major topics covered in this course. Topics are discussed with current applications. The course is intended for non-science majors only. Concurrent enrollment in CH114L (laboratory) is required. This is a four credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is for non-science majors and fulfills the requirement for a laboratory science. This is a general education course with wide transferability.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Textbook: Introductory Chemistry; Nivaldo Tro, Pearson (Prentice Hall, 6th ed.)
    Mastering Chemistry Access Code (Packaged with the new and used textbooks)
    ISBN: 13: 9780134302386
    Publisher: Pearson
    Lab Manual: Custom, NMJC: Current Concepts of Chemistry Lab, ISBN: ISBN: 978-130-851-4086
    Publisher: McGraw Hill
    5- 882B or similar scantrons

    Suggested:

    None


    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grading is as follows: Tests 70%
    Laboratories 15%
    Online Home work 15%

    there will be a five 100-point examinations during the semester to test the knowledge of the material covered in the course. Students will be allowed to drop one of their lowest test scores from the first four tests. The last test will be FINAL TEST which CAN NOT be dropped. Labs will be done every week and all reports turned in at the start of the next lab period. Each lab will be graded out of 25 points where all lab scores will translate to 15% of your overall grade.
    All your home works will be assigned online (Mastering Chemistry) and must be completed within the time window assigned for each chapter. Each assignment will have a maximum of 15 points which will make up 15% of the overall grade. You will need a course ID: MCALILA***** (will be given in class) and an access code you purchased with your textbook to do this.

    Calculating your Final Grade
    avg. of three lecture test grades x .70 + avg of lab grades x .15/25 + avg. of online Home works x .15/15 = final grade

    example: avg. of lecture grades = 75.4, avg of lab grades = 23.5avg of worksheets = 12.9

    75.4 x .70 (52.8) + 23.5 x 15/25 ( 14.1) + 12.9 x15/15 (12.9 ) = 79.8 = C

    There are no make-up tests except for excused absences approved by the college. No other excuses will be accepted, all missed tests must be completed within one week of returning to campus following your excused absence.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College's broad range of science courses provides students with an opportunity to achieve their academic goals by fostering higher order thinking skills, basic academic success skills, discipline-specific knowledge and skills, and scientific and academic values.
    The course content of current concepts of chemistry CH 114 supports NMJC’s mission which is “promoting success through learning” by encouraging students to accomplish the following:
    1. Describe the process of scientific inquiry.
    2. Solve problems scientifically.
    3. Communicate scientific information.
    4. Apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems.
    5. Apply scientific thinking to real world problems.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    By the end of the course the student should be able to:
    1. Learn the scientific method and how to use it through critical thinking.
    2. Discuss the history of chemistry and how its development leads to man’s progress.
    3. Explain the periodic table and how it can be used to determine physical and chemical properties of substances.
    4. Describe chemical bonding and its implications in chemical properties and the observed properties of substances.
    5. Discuss both chemical and nuclear energy and how knowledge of this has lead to the industrial revolution and modern technology.
    6. Study the earth and the chemicals contained in its crust, atmosphere and hydrosphere, and their impact on the development and future of mankind.
    7. Study the impact of man on the earth, specifically land, air, and water pollution.
    8. Describe the development and usefulness of various man made chemicals such as household chemicals, insecticides, cosmetics, drugs and plastics.
    9. Explain the importance of fossil fuels to man’s industrialization and the wide spread problems of pollution.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    The following shall be considered cheating and the individual shall receive an F grade for the course:

    · Copying answers from another student

    · Allowing another to copy answers from you

    · Looking through your notes during a test and the use of cheat sheets

    · Copying another person’s laboratory report. This includes your lab partner or a previous student.

    For Help

    You are encouraged to ask questions during class time on areas you may need further clarification; you can visit with your instructor during office hours; tutoring services are also available at the student learning resource center (Mansur Hall Rm 121). Contact information for the instructor is available on the first page of this syllabus.

    Laboratory reports are due at the beginning of each next lab. You may only share experimental data if you worked together on an experiment. Sharing of answers or conclusions or copying is plagiarism, plagiarism is cheating. Analyze, interpret your data, and independently write your own lab report. All laboratory reports are to be done in pencil. Reports in ink will receive a reduced grade.

    There will be no make-up lab except on special cases where a group of students have to be absent on a lab day for an official college activity. All labs must be completed and turned in at the beginning of the next lab.
    Pagers and cellular phones CANNOT be used inside the classroom or laboratory as they disturb the learning process. Please be considerate of others and leave your pager/cellular phone in the car or turned off on your person.

    Regular and punctual class attendance is important to the attainment of the educational objectives of this course. Attendance is required at all sessions of this course. If you choose to quit coming to class, you must drop the class. I will not do that for you. In order to drop a class, you must go to the Admissions and Records Office and complete the proper paperwork before all the deadlines. Failure to drop a class may result in you receiving an “F” in this course.

    VIII. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse
    and the Learning Resource Center located in Mansur Hall room 121.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by TBA. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

    IX. HOW TO REGISTER (WEB ACCESS) FOR YOUR HOME WORK



    MasteringChemistryTM will be your online tutorial and homework companion to your textbook. IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED FOR MASTERINGCHEMISTRY FOR ANOTHER COURSE, PLEASE PROCEED TO THE SECTION ENTITLED “ENROLL IN YOUR INSTRUCTOR’S COURSE”.



    Student Registration

    You will need:

    1. a valid email address (This does not have to be your nmjc email address)

    2. a student access code (comes in the Student Access Kit packaged with a NEW textbook purchased from the bookstore. If you purchase a USED textbook, you will need to purchase an access code as part of the MasteringChemistry registration process, the eText access is NOT necessary)

    3. the zip code for nmjc (88240)

    4. the Course ID MCALILA*****



    Go to www.masteringchemistry.com and under the “Register” heading select “Students”. If you already have an access code, select “Yes” and “Continue”. (If you don’t already have one, select “No” and the site will prompt you through much of the registration process.) You will identify our textbook as “Tro, Introductory Chemistry, 4e”.



    Agree to the License Agreement and Privacy Policy by selecting “I Accept”. When asked if you “have a Pearson Education account?”, select “No”, create a Login Name and Password that you can remember, type in your access code, and select “Next”.



    Fill in the information about you, NMJC, etc. and select “Next” as needed to complete your registration.



    Enroll in your Instructor’s Course

    (You can also perform this task while registering your access code.) Go to www.masteringchemistry.com and log in using your Login Name and Password. You will need to identify our textbook as “Tro, Introductory Chemistry, 5e”. When prompted for the Course ID, type in “MCALILA*****”



    System Requirements and Support

    You may need to ensure that your personal computer can effectively load the MasteringChemistry tutorials. After logging in to the website, click “System Requirements” at the bottom of the home page to see the list of system requirements. The site’s technical support can be found at http://www.masteringsupport.com

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    XIII.          COURSE OUTLINE Lecture will make up all of the time on M from 6:00 PM to 7:55:00 PM. Laboratories will be done on M from 8:05 PM to 10:00 PM Outline is subject to change at the discretion of the professor.

    Week of

    Lecture

    Gradable H/Work

    Gradable Labs

    Institution Goals

     

     

    Aug. 21

    Chap. 1 Chemical World

     

    Check in

     

    Aug. 25

    Chap. 2 Measurement and Problem Solving

    Homework 2

     

     

     

    Chap. 3 Matter and Energy

     

     

    Sep. 8

    Chap. 3 Matter and Energy

    Homework 3

    Laboratory Measurements

    Communication-Writing Lab Reports

    Sep. 13

    Chap. 4 Atoms and Elements;

     

     

    Sep. 13

    Chap. 4 Atoms and Elements

    Homework 4

    Basic Separation Techniques

    Critical Thinking-Lab

    Sep. 15

    Test 1

     

     

     

    Sep. 20

    Chap. 9 Electrons in Atoms and Periodic Table

    Homework 9

    Calorimetric: I, II Specific Heat of Unknown Metal

     

     

    Chap.5 Molecules and Compounds.

    Homework 5

     

     

    Sep. 27

    Chap. 10 Chemical Bonding

     

    Calorimetric: III Introduction to Hess’s Law

    Communication-Lab (Graphing)

    Oct.4

    Chap. 10 Cont.

    Homework 10

     

     

    Oct.6

    Chap. 7 Chemical Reactions

     

    Chemical Nomenclature

     

    Oct. 11

    Test 2

     

     

     

    Oct. 13

    Chap. 7 Cont.

    Homework 7

    Molecular Geometry and Polarity

     

    Oct.18

    Chap. 6 Chemical Composition

    Homework 6

    Limiting Reagent and %Yield

     

    Oct. 25

    Chap. 8 Quantities in chemical Reactions

    Homework 8

    Qualitative Analysis

     

    Oct 27

    Test. 3

     

     

    Problem Solving-Test

    Nov. 1

    Chap.11 Gases

    Homework 9

    Experimental Determination of the Ideal Gas Constant

     

    Nov10

    Chap. 12 Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces

     

     

     

    Nov17

    Chap. 13 Solutions

    Homework 13

    A Titration for Determination of Ions in Hard water

    Critical Thinking-Lab

    Nov.15

    Exam 4

     

     

     

    Nov. 17

    Chap. 14 Acids and Bases

     

    None

     

    Nov. 22

    Chap. 14 Cont.

     

    Spectrophotometric Analysis: Phosphates in Water

    Problem Solving-Lab

    Nov. 24

    Thanks Giving- No Classes

     

    None

     

    Nov.29-

    Dec. 8

    Chap. 16 Oxidation and Reduction

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec.

    M-11th Final Test-5

    6:00-7:45 PM

     

    XIV.          The Instructor has the right to change the outline as warranted or needed.