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Chemistry Courses

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CHEM 10 - Introduction to Chemistry    ( 4.00 Units )
A non-mathematical survey of the basic concepts of chemistry that stresses a humanistic approach. Designed for non-science majors. Topics include basic structure, properties and reactivity of matter and energy as they relate to environmental issues, nutrition, medicine, material science and other current topics.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop an appreciation for and/or a better attitude toward the learning and use of science
  2. Students will apply scientific prinicples and communication skills to either a research or experimental project.
  3. Students will compare and contrast two sources of scientific information on a chemistry related topic and write a four paragraph analysis.

CHEM 12A - Organic Chemistry I    ( 5.00 Units )
Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, and an introduction to aromatic hydrocarbons. Structure, bonding,stereochemistry, conformational analysis, nomenclature, and physical properties in relation to these particular groups ofcompounds. Emphasis on reactivity and reaction mechanisms. Laboratory work includes microscale, macroscale,spectroscopic, and chromatographic techniques. Chemistry 12A is the first semester in a year long course in organicchemistry designed for students majoring in chemistry and related disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. (Critical Thinking) Analyze experimental dataand explain chemical processes at the molecular level.
  2. (Communication) Communicate chemicalconcepts, understand definitions, and interpretexperimental results.
  3. (Development of the Whole Person)Recognize and appreciate the impact of the scientificprinciples of chemistry in day-to-day life.

CHEM 12B - Organic Chemistry II    ( 5.00 Units )
Continuation of Chemistry 12A with an introduction to the chemistry of dienes, aromatics, amines, carbanions, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives, aldehydes, ketones and biochemical topics focusing on structure, synthesis, and mechanisms of reaction. Laboratory work in basic techniques, synthetic methods, qualitative, spectroscopic, and chromatographic analysis techniques. Chemistry 12B is the second semester in a year course in Organic Chemistry designed for students majoring in Chemistry related disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. (Critical Thinking) Analyze experimental dataand explain chemical processes at the molecular level.
  2. (Communication) Communicate chemicalconcepts, understand definitions, and interpretexperimental results.
  3. (Development of the Whole Person)Recognize and appreciate the impact of the scientificprinciples of chemistry in day-to-day life

CHEM 1A - General College Chemistry I    ( 5.00 Units )
Introduction to atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, matter and energy, oxidation-reduction, chemical equations, liquids and solids, solutions, chemical energetics and equilibrium. Laboratory includes both quantitative and qualitative experiments.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. (Critical Thinking) Analyze experimental dataand explain chemical processes at the molecular level.
  2. (Communication) Communicate chemicalconcepts, understand definitions, and interpretexperimental results.
  3. (Development of the Whole Person)Recognize and appreciate the impact of the scientificprinciples of chemistry in day-to-day life.

CHEM 1B - General College Chemistry II    ( 5.00 Units )
Continuation of Chemistry 1A. Chemical energetics and equilibria, solutions and ionic equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and the chemistry of family groups of the periodic table. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative techniques, including instrumentation, and qualitative analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. (Critical Thinking) Analyze experimental dataand explain chemical processes at the molecular level.
  2. (Communication) Communicate chemicalconcepts, understand definitions, and interpretexperimental results
  3. (Development of the Whole Person)Recognize and appreciate the impact of the scientificprinciples of chemistry in day-to-day life.

CHEM 30A - Introductory and Applied Chemistry I    ( 4.00 Units )
Chemistry of inorganic compounds, atomic theory, bonding, equations, gas laws, solutions, acid-base theory and oxidation-reduction. Designed to meet the requirements of certain programs in allied health and technological fields and for general education.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate ability to safely perform laboratory experiments and to gather, analyze, and interpret data.
  2. Given chemical formulas for substances, student can identify the significant type of intermolecular force given a structure and relate the strength of the intermolecular force to physical properties.
  3. Given the chemical formula of substances, student can differentiate between nonelectrolytes, weak electrolytes and strong electrolytes and apply definitions to compositions of solutions.
  4. Using the periodic table and given two representative elements, students will determine the simplest formula for a compound.
  5. Write balanced equations for multiple types of chemical reactions.

CHEM 30B - Introductory and Applied Chemistry II    ( 4.00 Units )
Continuation of Chemistry 30A with emphasis on organic and biochemical concepts related to human physiological systems.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. (Critical Thinking) Analyze experimental dataand explain chemical processes at the molecular level
  2. (Communication) Communicate chemicalconcepts, understand definitions, and interpretexperimental results
  3. (Development of the Whole Person)Recognize and appreciate the impact of the scientificprinciples of chemistry in day-to-day life

CHEM 31 - Introduction to College Chemistry    ( 4.00 Units )
Elementary concepts of chemistry with emphasis on mathematical calculations; includes nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure, gas laws, and acids and bases. Designed for majors in science and engineering.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. (Critical Thinking) Analyze experimental dataand explain chemical processes at the molecular level.
  2. (Communication) Communicate chemicalconcepts, understand definitions, and interpretexperimental results
  3. (Development of the Whole Person)Recognize and appreciate the impact of the scientificprinciples of chemistry in day-to-day life