Fall 2011 CHEM 3053 syllabus

Fall 2011 CHEM 3053 syllabus - Department of Chemistry and...

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry CHEM 3053-002 Course Syllabus, Fall 2011 1 INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION: Instructor: Dr. Robert Cichewicz Office: 2310 Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center (SLSRC) 101 Stephenson Parkway Email: (rhcichewicz@ou.edu) Course Website: Desire2Learn: https://learn.ou.edu/ OFFICE HOURS: MW 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Room 2310 SLSRC, 101 Stephenson Parkway TA OFFICE HOURS: No course TA ACTION CENTER HOURS: Thursday 4:30-6:30 PM (WH 140/145) PREREQUISITE(S): Requirements as described in the course catalog MEETING PLACE AND TIMES: 1:30 – 2:20 PM, MWF, Nielsen Hall 0270 (Final Exam December 13, 2011 at 8:30 – 10:30 AM, Nielsen Hall 0270) (any changes to the class schedule will be announced in class) TEXT: David Klein’s Organic Chemistry (publisher: Wiley). Accompanying solutions guide is available but not required. A molecular model kit is recommended but not required. TEST & EXAM DATES: Tests and the final exam for CHEM 3053 will be held on the dates shown in the table below. All tests are comprehensive; they cover all of the material presented in class, the official class textbook, and prerequisite courses. A comprehensive final exam will all of the material from the course . Any changes to this schedule will be announced in class. Test 1 Friday September 16 th 1:30 – 2:20 PM Test 2 Friday October 14 th 1:30 – 2:20 PM Test 3 Friday November 18 th 1:30 – 2:20 PM Final Exam Tuesday December 13 th 8:30 – 10:30 A.M. COURSE OVERVIEW & OBJECTIVES: CHEM 3053 is the first of a two-semester sequence (3053 and 3153) covering the fundamental concepts of organic structures and reactions of the principal functional groups. Organic chemistry encompasses the study of the structure, reactivity, and synthesis of carbon-based compounds. In this course, we will focus on the topics presented in the official class textbook beginning in chapter 1 through chapter 14. Adjustments to the range of content covered in class may be made and students will be notified of any changes during the normal lecture times. Note: Memorization alone will not be sufficient for success in this class. In order to develop critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in advanced coursework, greater effort will be required than rote memorization. COURSE FORMAT: CHEM 3053 is organized into a series of instructor-guided lecture modules with periodic tests and a final exam covering the material described in the class textbook. Grades will be determined based on three tests (100 points each) and one final exam (200 points). You are expected to read the assigned textbook material before coming to class. If you are not prepared for lecture, you will not fully benefit from the classroom experience. Lectures will consist of lessons aimed toward expanding upon, clarifying, and focusing your attention on the most important concepts presented in each chapter. Key concepts will be discussed; however, it is expected that you will continue building your knowledge about these topics through independent
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