CHEM 103 Survey of Chemistry I

CHEM 103 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 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.

Contact Information:

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to General Chemistry. It is designed primarily for the nonscience student who needs to fulfill the science requirements of his/her degree program. It is also for the person who, realizing that chemistry is intimately related to his/her everyday life and health, desires to gain a general knowledge of this science. This course may not be counted toward a major or minor in chemistry by University of Mississippi students.

This course will not attempt to teach a rigorous course in chemical principles. Formulas, equations and structures will be used only when required to illustrate the topics being discussed. The mathematics used will be limited to addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. Chemistry 103 will comprise all fourteen chapters of the text book. The student will note that, in general, each chapter will consist of the instructor's summary, reading the chapter of the text book, and completing the written assignment that must be completed and returned to the instructor through the Chapter quizzes for each week. The student, however, is encouraged to work as many problems as he/she can at the end of each chapter.

Textbook Information:

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

Course Objectives:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: What students should be able to do as a result of successfully completing your class.:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. To motivate students to learn chemistry because knowing it is important and relevant to their lives.
  2. To teach students the fundamental concepts of chemistry.
  3. To lead students to discover some theoretical and practical applications of chemistry.
  4. To empower students to locate information and address technical issues.
  5. To help students to develop their analytical skills, critical judgments, and abilities to recognize and access risks and benefits.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 14 instructional modules (or lessons) 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.

Units

Lesson

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in a traditional 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

 

0

Introduction

Discussion board

Week 1

Unit 1

1

Science and Measurements

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox

Week 1

2

Atoms and Molecules

  Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox

Week 2

3

Compounds

  Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox

Week 3

4

An Introduction to Organic Compounds

  Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox

Week 4

5

Reactions

  Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox

Week 5

Course Exam 1

Covers unit 1

Muddiest Question Journal
Proctored Course Exam 1

Week 6

Unit 2

6

Gases, Solutions, Colloids, and Suspensions

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox  

Week 7

7

Acids, Bases, and Equilibrium 238

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox  

Week 8

8

Organic Reactions 1 - Hydrocarbons, Carboxylic Acids, and Related Compounds

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox  

Week 9

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.

Unit 2 Cont.

9

Organic Reactions 2 - Alcohols, Ethers, Aldehydes, and Keytones

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox  

Week 10

10

Carbohydrates

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox  

Week 11

Course Exam 2

Covers unit 2

Muddiest Question Journal
Proctored Course Exam 2

Week 12

 

Unit 3

11

Lipids and Membranes

  Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox

Week 13

12

Peptides, Proteins, and Enzymes

  Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox

Week 14

13

Nucleic Acid

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox  

Week 15

14

Metabolism

Quiz, Quiz correction dropbox  

Week 16

Extra Credit

Chem 103 Meme Project

Meme discussion board

Week 16

Final Exam

Comprehensive exam from all chapters (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)

Muddiest Question Journal
Proctored Final Exam

Week 17

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

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.