CHEMISTRY 65 Lab INTRODUCTORY GENERAL CHEMISTRY Spring 2021 1 | P a g e Instructor: Dr. Errol Mathias Chemistry 65 Lab Syllabus (Section #12932) (In compliment to lecture section# 12916) Instructor:Dr. Errol Mathias Email:[email protected]Phone: (323) 415-5440 (voicemail only) Courses: Chem 065 LAB,12932 Asynchronous Instruction(Starts 02/08/2021, Ends 06/07/2021) OFFICE HOURS: online via Canvas/Zoom: MTW: 5:00 pm –6:00 pm & Th: 5:00 pm- 7:35 pm. Office hours are available by appointment. •You may request (by email) a one on one Zoom meeting with your instructor. The purpose of office hours is to set aside a block of time where the instructor is available to answer student questions and act as a resource for students.•You may even post any questions or comments you have about the course content and/or requirements in the Discussions forums under proper topics.•The Discussion module and post replies will be read by the instructor twice a week. •Questions of a more personal nature can be sent via email/canvas to [email protected].•As a student, you should expect to receive responses to emails and Canvas Inbox within 48 hours.Welcome to Chemistry 65 Asynchronous Lab! This is an introductory course for students who have not taken any previous chemistry or who need a refresher course. It serves to prepare students for General Chemistry. It is important for the online teaching modality that instructors offer certain resources in order to aid students with this transition. The followings information is provided merely to facilitate and ensure that you would achieve timely compilation of your tasks for the course fulfillments. It is my intent that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well-served by this course, that students' learning needs be addressed both in and out of class, and that the diversity that the students bring to this class be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. It is my intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: gender, identity, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, and culture. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Please let me know ways to improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally, or for other students or student groups. Below are some notes on how you can prepare yourself for the online class. 1- It is imperative that you have access to a computer capable of performing the routine functions required by this course on our Canvas platform. Your device should be equipped with video and microphone for Canvas interactions. If you are unable to have such an access you must notify your instructor immediately. 2- For some lab experiments, we will be using Labsterwhich is a virtual laboratory platform and works only on a Windows or Mac based desktop/laptop but not on tablets.