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Chem 105a syllabus

Chem 105a syllabus - Chemistry 105aL Spring 2008 Lecturer...

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Chemistry 105aL Spring 2008 9am lecture http://www-scf.usc.edu/~chem105a Lecturer Lab Coordinator Course Coordinator WebQuiz Coordinator Dr. Jessica Parr Dr. Michael Quinlan Dr. Elizabeth Erickson Dr. Bruno Herreros Office SGM 222 (213)821-6614 SGM 220 (213)740-8265 SGM 223 (213)740-7027 N/A e-mail [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Office hours W3-4, Th 11-12 TuTh 9-11 MTuW 1:30-3, Th 10:30-12 and by appt N/A Lectures: 9 MWF in SGM 123 Textbooks: Chemistry (7th edition) by Zumdahl (required). The Solutions Manual is optional. Laboratory Program Manual (required, purchase for $20 in SGM 204) Math Survival Guide by Appling (optional, suggested) Calculator: The only calculator permitted to be used during Chem 105a/105b exams is the Casio FX-260 Solar. No other models or brands of calculators are allowed. Do not ask your TA, the course staff or the lecturer if alternative calculators are permitted. Grading: Web Quizzes (graded online) apprx 10 @ 10 points ~100 points One-hour exams (total of four) 4 @ 100 points 400 points Laboratory 1 @ 210 points 210 points Final Exam 1 @ 200 points 200 points Total: ~910 points All labs must be performed and all reports must be submitted to receive a passing grade. Midterm grade An approximate letter grade will be assigned by the end of the seventh week, usually based on your performance in your first two exams, to give you an idea of your status in the course. The letter grade you receive at mid-term is no guarantee of your final grade. Final grades will be assigned using guidelines established in previous semesters, but there is no strict grading curve. Exams: There will be four 1-hour exams given during the scheduled quiz sessions on certain Tuesdays (see page 3) at 3:30 p.m. in SGM 123. The exams are given only at the scheduled time. There are no makeup exams. You cannot take exams at any other time . The material covered on each exam will be announced in lectures prior to that exam. Bring an ID . Exams should be written in non- erasable ink (no pencil) . The one-hour time period will be strictly enforced. No one will be allowed to enter the exam room late or to leave early. An answer key for each exam will be posted later on the Chem 105a web page. Graded exams will be returned to you by your T.A. during your scheduled lab. It is important that you learn your T.A.'s full name and write it on all papers you turn in. If you find a substantial grading error, please follow the procedure on regrading outlined below. Exam review sessions will be held in SGM 123 during the Tuesday quiz period one week prior to each exam. Final Exam: A comprehensive two-hour final exam will be given 8 - 10 a.m. Friday, May 9 th 2008 in rooms to be announced (different from the midterm exam rooms). This is the only time during which the final exam may be taken. The final will not be given to you earlier or later. There are no make-ups.
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