General Chemistry I
BRIEF COURSE OUTLINE
Instructor: Dr. Bansi Kalra Office Dana 230
Course Goals and Assessment:
This course will introduce you to the basic vocabulary used in different branches of chemistry,
and to major concepts of the structure of matter (atomic and molecular), atomic theory, atomic spectra, periodic
relationships dealing with the properties of elements based on their placement in the Periodic Table, stoichiometry,
basic thermodynamics and thermochemistry, with emphasis on problem solving,
Taken in conjunction with General Chemistry I Lab (Chem 101L), this course fulfills the Scientific
Inquiry perspective (SCI), as well as the second level Quantitative
Reasoning (Q) requirement.
At least ten graded assignments, two quizzes, two tests and
a final exam will
test your understanding of the material dealing with these goals.
Text: Chemistry: The Central Science; 10th Edition by Brown, LeMay and Bursten
(Study Guide: Optional but recommended)
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:20-11:20 a.m. Dana 202
| Final Exam
- All examinations, tests, and quizzes must carry a signed pledge. Unsigned
papers will not be graded until
the student gives the assurance that the work is her own, and pledges it to be so.
- Tests will be given either in class or as take-home. All tests
will be closed-book. Take-home tests and will be due the following
class period. Penalty for not handing back the test/quiz on time will be a loss of
10 points per day.
- All tests are timed.
- The Final Exam will be a comprehensive test covering ALL material covered in the class.
|Quiz 1: September 20
||Test 1: October 11
|Quiz 2: November 1
||Test 2: November 29
|Final Exam: During the final-exams week (under the Independent Exam System.)
Assignments: Problems will be assigned and graded
on a regular basis and will be due during the following class period. Late
assignments will NOT be accepted for CREDIT.
Attendance: EVERY UNEXCUSED ABSENCE FROM CLASS WILL REDUCE YOUR GRADE BY 10% AND MORE THAN THREE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF F.
- If for some unforeseen reason you cannot make it to a class, please
call me or send me an email message.
- If you are unable to write a test/quiz on
the assigned day and time, you must get permission from the instructor,
before the assigned day. Otherwise, no make-up test/quiz/exam will be
given. The score on a missed test/quiz/exam will be zero.
- If you miss a class because of a medical problem, a note from your attending
physician is required for an excused absence. For an excused absence
from a class due to a required court appearance, or other unavoidable circumstances,
appropriate written proof is required. You are responsible for making up the missed work.
- Please check the dates for tests, quizzes and exams, and, if possible, do not
make any medical appointments with your doctor or plane reservations that will keep you away from the class.
To avoid disturbing the class,
the doors to the classroom will be closed at the beginning
of the class. Please make sure you are seated by that time.