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syllabus - Chemistry 105bL Summer 2008...

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Chemistry 105bL Summer 2008 http://www-scf.usc.edu/~chem105b Lecturer Lab Coordinator Course Coordinator Dr. Jessica Parr Dr. Michael Quinlan Dr. Elizabeth Erickson Office/ phone SGM 222 (213)821-6614 SGM 220 (213)740-8265 SGM 223 (213)740-7027 e-mail parr@usc.edu mquinlan@usc.edu eerickso@usc.edu Office hours W,Th 2-4pm whenever door is open whenever door is open Web Questions : Send an e-mail to Dr. Parr. Lectures: 9-11:15 M-Th in SGM 101. Textbooks: Chemistry (7th edition) by Zumdahl (required). The Solutions Manual is optional. Laboratory Manual by USC General Chemistry Program (required, purchase for $20 in SGM 204, bring to Lab Orientation) Math Survival Guide by Appling (optional, suggested) Calculator: Required for examinations . Calculators may not be programmable. Programmable calculators are not allowed on exams. Make sure your calculator has a log key. Grading: Homework 11 @ 10 points 110 points One-hour exams 4 @ 100 points 400 points Laboratory 1 @ 200 points 200 points Final Exam 1 @ 200 points 200 points Total: 910 points All labs must be performed this term and all reports submitted to receive a passing grade. Students must earn greater than 50% of the course points to pass. Any student earning <455pts will fail the course. Midterm grade An approximate letter grade will be assigned after the second exam 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 Mondays at 12:00 noon. in SGM 101, following a full lecture period. The material covered on each exam will be announced in lectures prior to that exam. Bring your picture 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. Graded exams will be returned to you by your T.A. during your scheduled lab. If you find a substantial grading error, please follow the procedure on regrading outlined at the end of the syllabus. The exams are given only at the scheduled time. There are no makeup exams. You cannot take the exam at any other time . Final Exam: A comprehensive two-hour final exam will be given 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug 7 th 2008. 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. Unexcused absences on the final exam do not qualify for a grade of incomplete. If you cannot take the final during this designated time, you should not take this course.
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