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Date Created: 01/26/16
Freshman Chemistry I CHEM 1211 The instructor reserves the right to make changes or corrections to this syllabus at any time. Students will be notified when any changes are made via e-mail. Course Overview Description Chemistry 1211 is a three credit hour course that consists of two or three lectures per week (TR or MWF). Chemistry 1211L is the companion one credit hour lab course and must be taken concurrently, unless you already have credit for the lab course. Chemistry 1211L meets one three hour period per week. CHEM 1211/1211L are freshman chemistry courses that are comparable to similar sequences for science majors taught at major state universities in the country. This course uses an American Chemical Society Examinations Institute standardized exam as the final. Instructor PROF.N ORBERT PIENTA P ROF.M ARTINASUMNER PROF.JOELCAUGHRAN Chemistry Building, Rm 604 Chemistry Building, Rm 516 Chemistry Building, Rm 603 706-542-6559 706-542-6225 706-542-1906 Textbooks Required: • CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY(Ninth Edition), Kotz, Treichel, and Townsend, Brooks/Cole CENGAGE Learning ( -1OSVWFM) • TI-3x Calculator • TurningTechnologies ResponseCard NXT or QT ( then enter UGA as the school code ) • WebAssign Optional: • Study Guide to Accompany Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity (9E), Kotz, Treichel and Townsend, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning 1 Course Requirements and Grading Course Coverage These chapters will be covered in CHEM 1211: Chapter 1 – Basic Concepts of Chemistry Chapter 2 – Atoms, Molecules and Ions Chapter 3 – Chemical Reactions Chapter 4 – Stoichiometry: Quantitative Information from Chemical Reactions Chapter 5 – Principles of Chemical Reactivity: Energy and Chemical Reactions Chapter 6 – The Structure of Atoms Chapter 7 – The Structure of Atoms and the Periodic Trends Chapter 8 – Bonding and Molecular Structure Chapter 9 – Bonding and Molecular Structure: Orbital Hybridization and Molecular Orbitals Chapter 10 – Gases and Their Properties Specific Content like lecture presentations, addendums and end of chapter assignments can be found in Course Content folder on eLC. Course Assignments Exams Five (5) hourly examinations will be given. The first exam will be worth 100 points and will be administered in class during the second week of class. The other four will be worth 200 points each and are administered via WebAssign in the Chemistry Learning Center (6 floor old Chemistry) and given on the dates found in the eLC calendar. You will have 45 minutes for the first exam and 75 minutes for each of the other three exams. The lowest exam will NOT be dropped. Material for examinations will come from (1) pre-lecture assignments/homework, (2) progress checks, (3) problems similar to or derived from those worked in class, and (4) those derived from end-of-chapter problems, and/or (5) additional problems covering the material. Final Exam st The final exam will be the 1 Semester General Chemistry Exam from the American Chemical Society Examinations Institute. This70-questionmultiple-choice exam has an allowed time of 110 minutes and a total value of 400 points in the course. Your score will be the highest of your RAW score (number of questions correct, scaled to a max of 400) or the National Percentile score. It is in your best interest to do the very best you can on this exam. 2 Reading Assignments: Reading assignments are made for each lecture during the semester. Students are expected to review the textbook material and have a basic understanding of definitions and concepts. Homework Homework will take the form of pre-lecture assignments, which will be due 2½ hours priorto lecture. The pre-lecture assignments prepare youforthe content that will be covered in lecture. Each pre- lecture assignment will be worth3 points with your best twenty-five (25) scores counting toward your final grade for a total of 75 points. These will be administered via WebAssign and you may use any computer with internet access. Your time is unlimited, but you will only have three submissions per question. After each submission, WebAssign will indicate if your answer is correct Lecture Clicker Questions The TurningTechnologies ResponseCard NXT or QT clicker will be used to test your understanding of in-class lecture material. Instructions for registering your clicker can be found in the Announcements on eLC. Points will be awarded for both participating in lecture and getting questions correct. Each section may have a different total number of questions. Thus, at the end of the termand after a number of questions are dropped to handle illness, family emergencies, technology issues, and similar issues, your percentage adjusted, correct answers will be used to determine your clicker score out of 75 points. Progress Checks Progress checks are designed to test your understanding of the course materials. Progress checks will be released on Friday afternoon and will be due by the following Monday at 8 PM. Each progress check will be worth 15 points with the best 10 scores counting toward a 150 points maximum points on your final grade. End-Of-Chapter Problems Although not a graded category, problems done on your own from the end of chapter are none- the-less important. Each reading assignment will reference some EOC problems that you should be able to work. You should take time to work through these problems prior to lecture. After lecture, you should take time to work through more EOC problems, especially from the General Questions to hone your understanding of the material. 3 Course Grades Course grades in CHEM 1211 will be calculated based on these components: Assignment Total Points Five exams 900 Final Exam (ACS) 400 Pre-Lecture Homework (WebAssign) 75 Lecture Clicker Questions (Class) 75 Progress Checks (WebAssign) 150 1600 Letter grades will be assigned using these numerical equivalents: A = 1450 to 1600 A - = 1400 to 1449.9 B+ = 1360 to 1399.9 B = 1290 to 1359.9 B- = 1250 to 1289.9 C+ = 1200 to 1249.9 C = 1050 to 1199.9 C - = 960 to 1049.9 D = 800 to 999.9 F = 0 to 799.9 Overall numerical scores in CHEM 1211 will not be adjusted (i.e., “curved”) at the end of the semester. Scores from each lecture component are typically posted to eLC (Electronic Learning Commons) once per week after they become available. Course letter grades are delivered via the Athena system and appear when they are posted and released by the Registrar’s Office. Policies and Procedures Communication The instructor will communicate with the class in one of several ways: (1) by verbal announcement in lecture, (2) via email and (3) via news post on the course eLC site. You may login to eLC at using your UGA myID and password. It is highly recommended that you forward you eLC e-mail to your preferred e-mail address. Remember that official communication is through eLC e-mail and/or UGA mail. It is your responsibility by UGA policy to check both on a daily basis. The eLC sitewill also be used to store and deliver lecture slides, exam resources, general handouts and other documents. You will also find instructions covering WebAssign and your clicker as well. 4 What about lab (CHEM 1211L)? CHEM 1211 and 1211L are individual courses that are administered and graded separately. You will receive separate and independent grades for these two courses. However, CHEM 1211 and 1211L must be taken concurrently. All students must be registered for both lecture and lab. (A small number of students may have already completed the lecture or lab when rules allowed that. S tudents who have taken CHEM 1211 and 1211L previously, and received grades of "I", should not register for the course(s) a second time because the earlier "I" grade will automatically be changed to an "F".) Withdrawal Policy Students who choose to withdraw from lecture (CHEM 1211) must also withdraw from the lab (CHEM 1211L) and vice vernd. No exceptions. Withdrawals should be made through Athena . Students must withdraw prior to the Oct 22 deadline. Students who elect to withdraw will receive a ‘W’ as their final grade. Disability Accommodations Students with a disability that are seeking classroom or testing accommodations must see Mrs. Conkin- Anderson in Chemistry Rm 601 with their form. Determination of a disability is made via Disability Services (114 Clark Howell Hall, Attendance/Excused Absences Attendance is required although roll is not taken. (Note that class clicker activity has built-in corrections for excused absences.) Success in the class is correlated with preparation for each class using the text, videos and assignments, with lecture class attendance and participation, and with keeping up with the reading and homework. • You should schedule all activities such as advising appointments, preregistration, Regents Examinations, etc. early in the semester so that they do not interfere with regularly scheduled assignments or labs. Such absences are not excused. • Assignments missed because of participation in officially scheduled UGA functions will be excused. A written statement by the sponsoring UGA faculty member, on UGA letterhead, must be submitted to Sarah Conkin-Anderson in the General Chemistry Office (Rm 601) one week prior to the function in order to receive an excused absence. Family events like weddings or vacations are not excused absences. Family emergencies (e.g., serious injury or illness, death of loved one) are considered on an individual basis but are often excused. Documentation for these emergencies should also be submitted to Mrs. Conkin-Anderson. • You are responsible for announcements made in class; most will also appear on the course eLC website. Check the eLC site in cases of excused absence because the instructors will not repeat them and will not provide them via email. 5 Exam Day Expectations The first exam will be a paper exam administer during the lecture time, the other four hour exams are conducted using Webassign on computers in the Chemistry Learning Center (6 floor of Chemistry Building), and the final exam is a paper version of a standardized exam (see the Course Requirements and Grading section above). • The material covered on each examination will include everything in the assigned chapters except material that is explicitly noted. An announcement will be made in class and posted in eLC telling which chapters and sections will be on each exam. You will be given access to a tool to pick the session timethat best suits your schedule and preferences. Exams are scheduled over several days with multiple sessions offered each day. Registration for an exam will begin approximately one week prior to the first day of the exam. The link to the registration tool will be available on the eLC site.Students that do not register to take the exam will not be allowed to take their exam.It is imperative that you register for a day and time using the exam registration system before the first day of testing. • You must take your test during the time period for which you are registered. Once you have begun an exam, you will not be permitted to retake the exam unless there has been a technical difficulty. • The only legitimate excuses for missing your testing period are official excused absences (e.g., documented illness, death in the family, car accidents). Documentation for excused absences must be provided to Sarah Conkin-Anderson within two days of the exam. Your instructor will then take appropriate action: an alternate time during the test week, a make-up exam at another special time, or other appropriate measures. • Students who arrive late for the exam will be allowed to begin the exam at the time they arrive but will lose all of the time they missed. • You must bring a clearly legible form of identification with you to every exam. The ID must have a clearly recognizable picture of you on it. Acceptable forms of identification are: (1) UGA ID Card, (2) Driver’s license, (3) Passport, or (4) Military ID card. You must also bring your TI-3x calculator and a pen or pencil. Only TI-3x calculators can be used in CHEM 1211 exam sessions. You will be provided with scratch paper and a periodic chart. • Exam scores are typically posted on eLC grade book within four school days of the last exam day. A message will be posted on eLC announcing when the score are available. The delay to when you can see your exam enables make-up exams for students with extreme emergencies. Exam Question Expectations The expectations of this class may be different from your previous experience. Preparation precludes nasty surprises. • Students are responsible for correctly using and understanding the tools and properties found in WebAssign questions, i.e. CHEMPAD and the significant figure icon on numerical questions. Correct spelling of chemical names and compound names is also important. Correction will not be made for incorrect spelling or incorrect formatting of answers in any question ty pe (like CHEMPAD). To this end, a practice non-credit assignment is included for students tolearn how to use these features: It is named ‘Learning WebAssign Tools.’ • A variety of question types are possible on your exams including multiple choice, multiple answer, text entry, number entry, and interactions with molecular models and movies. 6 • Exam questions probe deep understanding of concepts, representations, definitions, and information. You will be asked touse basic chemical knowledge to solve complex, real problems and to calculate and evaluate mathematical applications of chemical principles. • A strategy in which you memorize facts or algorithms to solve problems of specific types will not be very useful. However, students will be asked totake the principles presented in class and use them in new, previously unseen contexts. Consequently, a significant fraction of our test problems require students to recognize that the question is a modification or application of the simple r problems which appear on the homework. This is a difficult but rewarding skill which you must develop over time. Academic Dishonesty You received a copy of "A Culture of Honesty" during your orientation. The procedure described in that publication will be scrupulously followed in the event of suspected academic dishonesty in CHEM 1211. YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY ASSISTANCE ON AN EXAMINATION THAT CONTRIBUTES TO YOUR FINAL GRADE. You may work in groups prior to being asked to answer lecture clicker questions. You may work in groups prior to completing your electronic homework; however, each individual student should be completing their own WebAssign homework and weekly progress check questions. Final Exam Conflicts The only students who will be allowed to take the exam at an alternate time, are those with an exam conflict or three (3) exams in a single day. No other exceptions will be made. Students with exam conflicts or three (3) exams on the same day must look at the website and click on "Final Exam Schedule Conflicts". The procedure for documenting this problem is outlined on the website. The appropriate documentation, including your class and exam schedules, must be returned to Ms. Sarah Conkin-Anderson in room 601 in order to take the final exam at an alternate time. 7


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