30A-GS-LEC-S10 - Ed Chichester Office DH 608 Phone(408...

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Ed Chichester   Phone:  (408) 924-4957  Office:  DH 608   Office Hours:M:1030-1120, T,TH:830-920  email:  [email protected] Chemistry 30A Lecture Greensheet  -- Spring 2010  TTH Objectives:   General Education Course This course meets the SJSU’s Core General Education requirements for Physical Sciences for Non-science majors as well as prepares science or undeclared majors for Chemistry 1A (recommended Chem 30A final course grade of “B” or better for success in Chem 1A). By completing this course, students should be able to: 1. Use the methods of science and knowledge derived from current scientific inquiry in physical science to question existing explanations. Course activities that will meet this requirement are all of the laboratory experiments that begin with a question or statement relating to the purpose/objective of the lab and questions at the end of the lab to probe your understanding of your data and the relationship to the concepts studied. In addition, there will be class discussions of how scientific discoveries such as the atom and renewable energy resources were derived from scientific inquiry. 2. Demonstrate ways in which science influences and is influenced by complex societies, including political and moral issues. The influence of science will be addressed in lectures where the relationship can be made, such as in medicine and healthcare, environmental issues or the technological advances used to discover the structure of the atom. You will also have the opportunity to write one essay on a topic to be determined later in the course. 3. Use the methods of science, in which quantitative, analytical reasoning techniques are used. Many of the labs and concepts require the use of quantitative and analytical reasoning techniques. For example, most of the labs require students to make observations, take measurements and use equations involving measured variables. In terms of reactions you will discover how balanced equations symbolically represent atoms and particles and a connection will be made to what you observe macroscopically. Content Physical Science (B1) Courses focus on: • laws of thermodynamics • structure of matter • interaction of matter and energy • behavior of physical systems through time • systems of classification • physical processes of the natural environment All general education courses are required to address issues of diversity and assess 1
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students’ written work. Page 2 Texts: 1 . McMurry,J.; Castellion,M.E.; and Ballantine,D.S. “Fundamentals of General, Organic  and Biological Chemistry,” Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2010; 6 th  ed.  (REQUIRED) 2 .  Study Guide for the text – Susan McMurry- Highly Recommended 3.  "Chemistry 30A Laboratory Manual".  (REQUIRED) Purchase from Chem. Club in the  basement of Duncan Hall.   CASH ONLY 4. Class notes (on-line) Textbook:   The text is  used as  a resource for further explanations and problems outside of class. 
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