CHEM 101 Chemical Concepts

CHEM 101 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

4 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Kerri Scott

Instructor name:
Dr. Kerri Scott

Instructor Information:
Dr. Kerri Scott is an Instructional Associate Professor and Associate Director of Forensic Chemistry in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department of the University of Mississippi.

She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Murray State University and her D.A. degree from The University of Mississippi.

An instructor at the university since 1991, she has regularly taught liberal arts, preparatory, and majors chemistry, as well as courses in forensic chemistry. In 2014, Dr. Scott was recognized as a National Outstanding Faculty Advisor by the National Academic Advising Association.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
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P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

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Course Description

This is a survey course intended for non-biology majors, emphasizing the relationships of humans to the environment, including origins and diversification of life, behavior, ecology, role of plants, and environmental concerns. Applies to the science requirement of the core curriculum. The associated laboratory is BISC 105 and cannot be taken online.

You should learn information necessary to evaluate news and journals of development of evolutionary thought and the ramifications of human impact on the biosphere and environment.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the processes driving evolution and diversity of life on Earth and evaluate scientifically supported evidence for evolution.
  2. Compare and contrast relationships among the diverse life forms of Earth, including microorganisms, animals, fungi and plants.
  3. Describe and compare the structure and function of plants, including the process of photosynthesis.
  4. Distinguish between population, community and ecosystem ecology and be able to describe processes involved in ecological relationships among organisms.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 13 instructional modules within 5 unit modules and 2 proctored examinations.

You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.

*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing guide to complete the course in a semester 

Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

1

Chapter 1, powerpoints, solutions document that appears after the quiz is submitted

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 1

2

Chapter 2, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Quiz Correction

Week 2

3

Chapter 3, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 3

4

Chapter 4, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Quiz Correction

Week 4

5

Chapter 5, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 5

Course Exam 1

Chapter 1 through Chapter 5

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

End of Week 5

6

Chapter 6, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Quiz Correction

Week 6

7

Chapter 7, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 7

8

Chapter 8, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Quiz Correction

Week 8

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

9

Chapter 9, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 9

10

Chapter 10, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Quiz Correction

Week 10

Course Exam 2

Chapter 6 through Chapter 10

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

End of Week 10

11

Chapter 11, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 11

12

Chapter 12, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Quiz Correction

Week 12

13

Chapter 13, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 13

14

Chapter 14, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Quiz Correction

Week 14

15

Chapter 15, powerpoints, solutions document

Quiz, MultiAttempt Practice, Journal

Week 15

Final Exam

Chapters 11-15

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Week 16

Grading:

GRADING SCALE: It is the policy of the School of Accountancy not to use the +/- grading scale.
A 90-100%
A- 88-89.9%
B+ 85-87.9%
B 80-84.9%
B- 78-79.9%
C+ 75-77.9%
C 70-74.9%
C- 68-69.9%
D 60-67.9%
F Below 60

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.