Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: CHEM-1305 (Section: 71B, CRN: 92877)
Introductory Chemistry I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Martin Mantz
Email mantzmj@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6384
Office Educational I - Room: 112
Office Hours M-W 12-2:30pm,TR 12-1pm, or by appointment
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food / physiological chemistry, and environmental / consumer chemistry. Designed for non-science and allied health students.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 13th Ed. By Timberlake, Pearson Publishing. Mastering Chemistry access code is required for HW assignments. 
Additional Materials/Resources Mastering Chemistry access code is required for HW assignments.
Computer with Internet access and Web Camera
Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor (web cam required for this)
Scientific calculator (no cell phones allowed on exams)
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 1. Define the fundamental properties of matter.
2. Classify matter, compounds, and chemical reactions.
3. Determine the basic nuclear and electronic structure of atoms.
4. Identify trends in chemical and physical properties of the elements using the Periodic Table.
5. Describe the bonding in and the shape of simple molecules and ions.
6. Solve stoichiometric problems.
7. Write chemical formulas.
8. Write and balance equations.
9. Use the rules of nomenclature to name chemical compounds.
10. Define the types and characteristics of chemical reactions.
11. Use the gas laws and basics of the Kinetic Molecular Theory to solve gas problems.
12. Determine the role of energy in physical changes and chemical reactions.
13. Convert units of measure and demonstrate dimensional analysis skill
Core Objectives *Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
*Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
*Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
*Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Lecture Topics Outline Chapter 1 – Chemistry in our Lives
Chapter 2 – Chemistry and Measurements
Chapter 3 – Matter and Energy
Chapter 4 – Atoms and Elements
Chapter 5 – Thermochemistry
Chapter 6 – Ionic and Molecular Compounds
Chapter 7 – Chemical Quantities and Reactions
Chapter 8 – Gases
Chapter 9 – Solutions
Chapter 10 – Acids and Bases and Equilibrium
Chapter 11 – Introduction to Organic Chemistry: Hydrocarbons
Chapter 12 – Alcohols, Thiols, Ethers, Aldehydes, and Ketones
Major Assignments Schedule CHEM_1305_71B_202390_P00352260.pdf
Final Exam Date December 14, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Discussions 10%
Homework 20%
Exams 65%
Assessment 5%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1. Any graded work that is not submitted by the due date will NOT be accepted and will result in a zero, with the exception of extenuating circumstances including medical, family, automobile and technology issues. Other circumstances will be considered at the discretion of the instructor. All circumstances will require valid documentation of the issue.
2. Technology issues require a screen shot or picture of the screen taken immediately and sent via email immediately so the issue can be resolved.
3. All assignments must be turned in through Blackboard (BB) in the designated location. Work sent via email will not be accepted unless there is an extenuating circumstance.
4. Any graded work may only be submitted once regardless of the due date. Only this first submission will be graded.
5. Only regular scientific calculators are permitted during exams. All other electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, headphones, etc. are not allowed.
6. Academic honesty is required and any student found in violation of this policy will not be tolerated. All suspected instances will mandate an entire review of all completed work in the course.
7. Respondus Monitor exam submissions require picture identification and environment check. Any form of picture identification is acceptable. The environment check must show the entire room and workspace. Failure to provide either will result in zero credit for the submission. All flagged submissions will be reviewed and specific feedback provided. If the feedback is not followed a grade of zero will be assigned.
Attendance Policy 1. Students are expected to log in to Blackboard at least once each day.
Additional Information This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any changes will be communicated in class, via email, or in a course announcement.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
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Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Steven Zani
Phone:(409) 984-6431