Chem 201-01, 201-04
Senior Instructor: Dr. Mark E. Noble
Course web site:
Noble General Chemistry website:
Hint: Google for noble general chemistry or noblegenchem.
The two websites are linked.
Note: Since the web is used, Blackboard is not used.
TR 11:00, EH 103
Recitation sections: 01-A, B, C, D and 04-A, B, C, E
Welcome to Chemistry 201.
This is the first semester of the mainstream, General
Chemistry course for many students interested in science, engineering, preprofessional, and
This course also fulfills a General Education credit in Natural Sciences. Chem
201 provides an introduction to various aspects in chemistry including compounds, reactions,
stoichiometry, gases, thermodynamics, atomic structure, periodicity, and molecular structure.
In addition to its academic purposes, the course covers material relevant to everyday living.
This relevance will be emphasized throughout the semester.
The prerequisites for this course are a math ACT score of 25 or higher; or, completion of
MATH 111 or EAC 100.
Previous chemistry courses are not required.
The textbook for the course is
General Chemistry: It's Part of Your World, Part 1
, by Dr.
This is the first semester of a full-scale test release of this text, although the text had
been used previously as optional material. It is available for viewing online on the course
Students who prefer a paper copy of a text may purchase one directly from Dr. Noble
at his office.
The cost is $13.
(Cash, no credit. There is no buy-back for the text since you're
supposed to write in it.)
This text contains the vast majority of course content.
may be added in lecture, however, for which students are also responsible.
This text differs from the traditional type of text used in the other 201 classes this Fall,
but all classes cover the same general content, all have the same Final Exam jointly written
by all 201 professors, and all classes follow the same grading policies.
This course consists of both the main lectures and the recitation sections. The main
lectures are large group lectures given by the Senior Instructor, Dr. Noble. The regular course
exams are given during the main lecture times. The recitation sections are small group classes
and are intended to be more interactive.
The recitation will have its own syllabus. This course
does not include laboratory; the laboratory courses are totally separate: they have separate
course numbers, separate Senior Instructors, separate TAs and separate requirements.
The course grade is based on three regular exams (1/6 each), a recitation grade (1/6), and
a Final Exam (1/3); the Final Exam is comprehensive.
Dates for all exams are announced in
advance and must be taken during the scheduled times.
THERE ARE NO MAKE-UPS for the
A missed regular exam will count as zero and will be calculated into the course