Syllabus

TENNESSEE WESLEYAN COLLEGE

COURSE SYLLABUS

I. COURSE: C 102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY
4 c.h.


C 102L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB 0 c.h.

CLASS LOCATION:
Fisher 219  11:00-11:50 A.M. and F 207 Mon. 2:00 P.M. & Th 2:30 P.M.
II.
TERM: Spring, 2012

INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Joyce R. Baker

OFFICE:
Fisher 215

PHONE:
423-746-5233

E-MAIL:
jrbaker@twcnet.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
MWF 10:00-10:50, TTH 1:30-2:30,  or by appointment

URL:
http://www.twcnet.edu/jrbaker/c102/

III. COURSE DESCRIPTION: A study of solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry with qualitative analysis in the laboratory experiments. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.  
Prerequisite: C 101  Corequisite:  M 142 

IV.    COLLEGE-WIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES
        use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening **
        be knowledgeable of religious beliefs and issues, the religious positions of others, and the choices with which religion confronts them
        recognize the issues that affect social and political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective
       demonstrate mathematical and basic computer skills, and discover the impact of science and technology  **   
 

appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment
        choose physical activities which will enhance wellness.

        **  college-wide learning outcomes covered in this course

V. COURSE GOALS & OBJECTIVES/COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:
To define chemical terms
To solve chemical problems at a higher cognitive level
To explain modern-day theories and illustrate their development

More specifically:
A.    Relate knowledge of electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells, and corrosion.
B.    Explain elementary thermodynamics.   
C.    Understand chemical kinetics  
D.    Understand acid-base reactions and acid-base equilibria
E.    Understand about nuclear chemistry, radioactive decay, and nuclear energy.

F.   Apply mathematics, including calculus, to investigations in chemistry and the analysis of 
        data.


VI. COURSE RELATIONSHIP TO MAJOR PROGRAM & DEPARTMENTAL OR INSTITUTIONAL PURPOSES:
To discover the impact of science and technology in their daily living
To serve as a foundation for additional chemistry courses
To demonstrate mathematical skills
To use effective communication skills
To meet ACR requirements and B.S. chemistry major requirements.

VII. COURSE RELATIONSHIP TO CONTENT AREA KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS FROM THE EDUCATION MATRICES:  
        
The matrices for this course can be found at Matrices .

VIII. TEXT AND OTHER REQUIRED RESOURCES:
Zumdahl & Zumdahl, Chemistry, 8th. edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2010 .  See lab materials below

IX. TOPICS OR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION: Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Equilibrium, Acids, Bases, Solubility, Kinetics, Solutions and Nuclear Chemistry

X. ADDITIONAL READINGS: none

XI. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION and LEARNING:
Lectures, videotapes, laboratory , graphic designs, writing assignments, Internet searches,
problem solving, guided inquiry papers and tests

XII A. REQUIREMENTS OF STUDENTS: Classroom and laboratory attendance and participation,
and reading assigned material and problem solving with homework.

XII B. MEANS OF EVALUATION:
Hour exams that require definitions and explanations (400 pt)
Laboratory attendance, unknowns, final (100 pt.)
Total points possible: 500 pt.

XII C.

Test Schedule:



Chapters 11 & 12

Feb. 3


Chapters 13 & 19

Feb. 27


Chapters 14, 15 & 16

Mar. 30


Chapters  17 & 18

Apr. 23


During the final exam period, each student will have an opportunity
to take a new test over a previous exam of his or her choice.

April 30

10:30 a.m.



XII D
GRADING SCALE





100.0-94.0%
A

76.9-73.0%
C

93.9-90.0%
A-

72.9-70.0%
C-

89.9-87.0%
B+
69.6-67.0%
D+

86.9-83.0%
B

66.9-63.0%
D

82.9-80.0%
B-

62.9-60.0 D-

79.9-77.0%
C+

60.0- 0%
F

XII E. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance is required. If a test is missed because of illness, a make-up test must be taken within one week of the return to classes. If a test is missed because of an official school function, the test should be taken before the scheduled test date and will not count as an absence. Changes in dates of tests announced in class will take priority over what is printed in this syllabus. You will attend class even when the instructor has excused absences, such as March 23, 2012

XII F.     ASSESSMENT MEASURES FOR COLLEGE-WIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES  

Learning Outcome
Measurement
Assessment
to use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening
Reading: Student will read the textbook, handouts, and assignments.
Writing: Student will complete written exams with each exams containing at least one essay question.  There will also be writing required in the lab notebook.
Speaking: Student will participate in class discussions and share answers with the class using the Smartboard.
Listening: Student will attend class, participate in lecture and exercises, and follow verbal instructions regarding homework, quizzes and other assignments.
The student will be assessed on the effectiveness of these four skills as all of the graded course components will require use of these skills
Learning Outcome
Measurement
Assessment
to demonstrate mathematical and basic computer skills, and discover the impact of science and technology
Mathematical skills: Student will complete multiple types of calculations provided through lecture, handouts, quizzes, homework and examinations.
Impact of Science and Technology. Through the course, material will be related to  the impact to the society historically as well as currently.
Assessment of Mathematical skills will be done through class examinations
 Assessment of the Impact of Science and Technology will primarily be through essay portions of examinations where students will be required to present the facts and may also be asked to present their views.

            My thanks to Dr. John Berch for permitting me to use his material.

XIII. CLINICAL/LABORATORY/FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCES:

This course requires laboratory participation, proper safety precautions, and proper disposal of  chemical wastes. The laboratories are designed to reinforce concepts from the lecture, introduce descriptive chemistry or perform chemical tests to determine the identity of unknown samples.  One hour of the lab will be a recitation section using guided inquiry learning materials. For schedule got to http://www.twcnet.edu/jrbaker/c102/lab-schedule/

Unknown Grading: Full credit for each unknown if correct when first reported. 10% reduction in points for a second report that is correct. If the second report is incorrect, there is a 30% grade reduction for each incorrectly reported ion. For example: report an ion as present and it is not, minus 30%; report an ion as absent and it is present, minus 30%. A negative score is potentially possible for an unknown. Other labs will be graded based on lab report.

XIIIB.   Lab Safety and Wast Disposal:  You must wear your googles at all times in the laboratory.  Your feet must be covered (no flip flops or sandals).  There will be no food nor drink in the laboratory.  You must follow the wastes disposal procedures for each lab.  Any violations of the above result in a warning the first time;  no credit for the lab the second time.  A third violation results in permanent dismissal from the lab and failure for the course.                           

XIV. DISABILITIES: Every effort will be made to accommodate disabilities. Please discuss your disability with your instructor during a private interview

XV. DATE OF REVISION: January 9, 2012          INITIALED BY : JRB