ACHM105-Glenn - CHEMISTRY IN SOCIETY ACHM 105 Fall 2011 (4...

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CHEMISTRY IN SOCIETY ACHM 105 Fall 2011 (4 credits) Instructor: Susan Glenn e-mail: [email protected] phone: (803) 642-2616 (home) (803) 643-6940 (office) office : Room 322 Science Building office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:45 – 9:15 AM Mondays 10 – 11AM Wednesdays 9 – 10 AM mailbox: Geology and Biology Office, Science 201 Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 9:25 AM – 10:40 AM Room 301 BSED Lab: Tuesday or Thursday 10:50 – 1:30 AM Room 315 SBDG Final Exam: Tuesday, December 6 at 8 AM ( do not purchase plane tickets before this date!) Text: (required) Chemistry in Context: Applying Chemistry to Society ( 7 th edition ) You may use ANY format of the 7 th edition including the on-line only copy through McGraw-Hill, the looseleaf, or bound version from any suppliers. Lab Manual: (required) Chemistry: Chemistry in Society Laboratory (McGraw-Hill Primis) The USCA Bookstore has a custom version of this manual that contains only the labs you will need, if you order on-line, be sure to use the correct ISBN from the bookstore information. DO NOT PURCHASE A USED MANUAL it does not contain all the needed pages!!!!!!!! Calculator: You will need a basic scientific calculator for this course. (see calculator section below) Course Objective: The primary purpose of this course is to offer you an understanding of how chemistry affects your everyday life. In addition, you will learn many of the fundamental principles and some of the vocabulary of chemistry. It is hoped that successful completion of this course will leave you with enough chemical concepts to appreciate the pros and cons of decisions made by businesses, politicians, and agencies such as the EPA. The positive experience gained through this course should clearly give you the confidence and interest in promoting this central science regardless of your chosen profession. Course Format: Our goal is to discuss four socially important topics that are covered in chapters 1-8 of your textbook. These topics are: the air we breathe; protecting the ozone layer; global warming; and past, present, and future energy sources. Course Evaluation: Exams: Understanding of the chemical principles and vocabulary will be evaluated through three one-hour tests and a comprehensive final exam. While understanding chemical principles is crucial to those who plan to take additional chemistry courses, critical analysis of environmentally and socially relevant issues may be more important to those who are taking this course to satisfy general education requirements. Thus, the material covered and assessed will be skewed more toward the qualitative that the quantitative aspects of chemistry. Quizzes: Quizzes will be given on a regular but unannounced basis throughout the semester. The purpose of quizzes is to give you a brief checkpoint of your understanding of the current material. If you are reviewing material covered on a daily basis and asking questions when needed, you should do well on quizzes. There are no make-up quizzes.
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