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Chem 1A, Fall 2009
Course Policies and Other Essential Information
Angelica M. Stacy, Marcin Majda, John Arnold, Michelle Douskey
email@example.com (for general questions about the course)
firstname.lastname@example.org (for iClicker inquiries only)
MWF 9:10-10:00, 11:10-12:00 and 1:10-2:00 in Pimentel Hall
Textbook, Oxtoby et. al., Science of Change (textbook or ebook)
On line homework access card, OWL/ebook, Oxtoby et. al., Science of
Chem 1A Discussion Manual Fall 2009, available from Odin Readers or Ned’s
Chem 1A Lab Manual Fall 2009 (ISBN 978-0-7380-3222-1)
Student Lab Notebook (or equivalent lab notebook with carbon copies)
TI-30X IIS Calculator (or equivalent simple calculator)
Chem 1A Fall09 at
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION
Lab Room E,
floor of Latimer
Mon., 12-1 pm,
Wed. and Fri., 12-1:30
pm, 425 Latimer
2-3 pm, 433 Latimer
by appointment only
In this course, the main goal is for you to develop an atomic level understanding of
everything you can observe or measure.
Rather than memorize facts and algorithms, you will be asked to make
predictions and provide explanations. Specifically, you will be building knowledge of chemistry and about the
scientific process in general.
All assignments for the course (preclass, prelab, homework) will be posted on the course website.
There will be a pre-class assignment to be completed before each lecture.
There will be an iClicker quiz on the assignment during lecture. These assignments will not be collected.
Class time will include iClicker quizzes, lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and short group
Participation in group discussion is expected and will maximize your learning.
You will use an on-line web-based learning (OWL) system for submitting homework.
Assignments on the previous week’s material will be administered and graded on-line through your personal
Though one assignment will be due every week, you will often have more than one attempt to
master each assignment.
OWL always saves the highest score earned by the due date of the assignment.
Homework will be worth 4 points each week, scaled from the grades earned in OWL.
will be due every Tuesday at 9AM.