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University of Houston- Downtown Chemistry 1307 - CRN 20124 General Chemistry I Course Syllabus Spring 2011 A-627 Course ID for Mastering General Chemistry ( MGC) : CHRISTMAS1307SPRING2011 CHRISTMAS1307SPRING2011 ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION: Instructor: Prof. Byron K. Christmas, Ph. D. Office: N-809 Phone: (713) 221-8169 E-mail: ChristmasB@uhd.edu Office Hours: MW – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.; TTh – 8:30 to 9:30; 24/7 via Blackboard Vista . Tutorials: During Office Hours via Blackboard Vista’s “Chat Room” . Class Time/Place: TTh 11:27 a.m. to 12:47 a.m. in A-627 (Academic Building) Credit Hours: 3 Textbook: Chemistry: A Molecular Approach , 2 nd Edition by Nivaldo J. Tro with Mastering Chemistry Access Kit and i> i> Clicker Clicker Coupon, Prentice Hall Publishers, 2011 and 2008. (You MUST MUST have MGC and an i> i> Clicker Clicker Remote for this course!) Suggested Reading: Mendeleyev’s Dream: The Quest for the Elements , Paul Strathern, BerkleyBooks, 2000. Introducing Quantum Theory , J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate, Totem Books, 1996. Required Equipment: i> i> Clickers Clickers are required for this course and are available in the University Bookstore. See Attachment # 2! Other Resources: Other resources for assisting you in this class are provided through Blackboard Vista at UH D On-Line. Tutoring for General Chemistry I is offered by the Department of Natural Sciences at no cost to you! See Attachment # 3 . Pre-requisites: CHEM 1305 or High School Chemistry Co-requisites: Credit for or enrollment in MATH 1301 and CHEM 1107. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Along with Chemistry 1308, this course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of general chemistry. It will provide you with resources you need to gain a working knowledge of the scientific method, to be able to speak and write in the vocabulary or "language" of chemistry, to be proficient in the mathematical aspects of general chemistry, to understand the fundamental differences among gases, liquids, and solids, and to have a basic understanding of atomic structure and chemical bonding. An emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry to your everyday life. Chemistry is a very practical science! It is all around you every second of your life. Page 2, Chemistry 1307, Tuesday/Thursday Section – Spring 2011
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EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES: If If you study effectively this semester and attend every class attend every class, at the end of this course you should be able to: - State a clear definition of chemistry. - Speak and write the basic language and symbols of chemistry. - Describe and use the scientific method. - Understand and use scientific notation, significant figures, and the metric and SI systems of measurement. -
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