Introductory Chemistry - I Course SyllabusCourse and Instructor InformationCourse Number: 030.101Term Year: Summer 2021Instructor InformationInstructor: Dr. Sunita ThyagarajanTelephone Number: (410) 516-7864Email Address: [email protected]Office Hours: Online (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays via zoom)Course InformationCredit Hours: 3Class Times: Fully Online CourseCourse Location: OnlineCourse DescriptionThe fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, elementary thermodynamics, properties of gases, chemical equilibrium and acids, and bases, are introduced in this course. It can be taken with the Introductory Chemistry Laboratory – I unless the lab has been previously completed.Note: Students taking this course and the laboratory 030.105 may not take any other course in the summersessions and should devote full time to these subjects. High school physics and calculus are strongly recommendedas prerequisites. The first and second terms must be taken in sequence. Students not enrolled in college (unlessthey are rising freshmen) may not take this course.About Your Course(Please note that course details including date may be subject to change)Course StructureWhat to Expect in this CourseThis course is 6 weeks in length and includes individual and group activities in a weekly cycle of instruction. Each week begins on a Monday and ends on the following Friday. Please review the course syllabus thoroughly to learn about specific course outcomes and requirements. Be sure to refer to the course schedule each week, which provides a week-at-a-glance and shows targeted dates for the completion of activities.Course Educational ObjectivesWhen you successfully complete the course, you will be able to: (Number Objectives)1.Examine chemistry from 3 points of view - macroscopic view, particulate view, and chemical equation view2.Explore the main branches of chemistry (composition and physical and chemical properties of substances, thermodynamics, equilibrium and acid/base properties) and apply them to the real world.3.Develop a deeper understanding of the basic principles and models of chemistry through coursework.4.Apply chemical theories to laboratory experiments and real-world scenarios.5.Comprehend and solve Introductory chemistry I level problems to develop necessary basic skills to successfully complete exams.6.Apply knowledge to next-level chemistry and related courses such as general biology.7.Interpret (with a focus on quantitative problems), think critically and utilize analytical reasoning to solve chemical problems.
Required Text and Other Materials (refer to appendix for full reading list)Textbook/sYou only need to acquire the hardcopy or the e-version of the textbook, not both.