Course Outline - CHEMISTRY 1AA3 Winter 2010: Information...

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CHEMISTRY 1AA3 Winter 2010: Information Sheets Page 1 of 9 These sheets provide answers to most of your questions about the organization of the course. We suggest that, after reading them carefully, you keep them with your notes for future reference. The online version contains useful links and updates. COURSE OBJECTIVES Chemistry 1AA3 is an introductory chemistry course intended to: discuss chemical concepts, theories and examples of fundamental chemistry apply chemistry to current examples within the themes of health, energy, the environment and chemical biology help develop skills needed to solve chemical problems (this largely takes place in the tutorials) provide some experience in the experiment-driven investigation of chemical questions (this largely takes place in the laboratory) SECTIONS AND INSTRUCTORS Chemistry 1AA3 is taught in four sections. Students may not transfer between these sections unless there is a genuine and serious conflict. Such students should see the Year One Laboratory Coordinator, in ABB/121, during the first week of classes. All lectures are held in BSB/147. LECTURE TIMES/LOCATIONS SECTION 01 – PAUL HATALA (ABB/417) Tues, Thurs & Fri 11:30 (BSB/147) SECTION 02 – Dr. P. BERTI (ABB/458) Tues, Thurs & Fri 14:30 (BSB/147) SECTION 03 - Dr. J. VALLIANT (BSB/B231) Tues, Thurs & Fri 8:30 (BSB/147) SECTION 04 – Dr. H. STÖVER (ABB/425) Mon, Wed 8:30 & Fri 10:30 (BSB/147) The instructors facilitate the in-class sessions, which include, but are not limited to: presentation of some the course material, interactive activities, demonstrations, and discussion. The instructors are also available for small group discussions during office hours, and may monitor the on-line postings. When possible, he will also visit the labs and tutorials, which are run by graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. LABORATORY COORDINATOR Dr. J .C. LANDRY (ABB/121) EXT. 22485; landryjc@mcmaster.ca The laboratory coordinator coordinates the teaching assistants, labs and tests for all sections of the course. Scheduling, permission and exemption issues for labs or tests should be addressed to him. SCI 1A00 All students taking chemistry courses must complete (or have previously completed) this safety course presented by Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS ). Please check for further details at: http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/eohss/ .
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CHEMISTRY 1AA3 Winter 2010: Information Sheets Page 2 of 9 LABORATORIES Labs are held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday – Friday and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, in the Arthur Bourns Building (ABB). Your personal timetable will indicate your assignment to a lab section. Labs occur every other week through the semester. If you have not been assigned to a lab section, see the Laboratory Coordinator in ABB/121 as soon as possible. Each lab section is assigned to a particular room and to week EVEN (even lab section numbers) or week ODD (odd lab sections). Three hour lab experiments start during the week of January 11
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