Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: CHEM-1106- Section: 71
Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Kyung-AE Son-Guidry
Phone(409) 984-6384
Location:Educational I - Room: 112
Hours:Won't be in campus during summer time. Email me any specific questions.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Designed for allied health students and for students who are not science majors.
Prerequisites Basic Skill competency in reading, writing, and math required.
Learning Outcomes CSLO Alpha: Identify appropriate sources of information for conducting laboratory experiments involving
principles of chemistry (PSLO 2, 4) measured by the lab report. ..

CSLO 1. Use basic apparatus and apply experimental methodologies used in the chemistry laboratory (PSLO 2) measured by the lab experiment. .

CSLO 2. Demonstrate safe and proper handling of laboratory equipment and chemicals (PSLO 2) measured by

CSLO 3. Conduct basic laboratory experiments with proper laboratory techniques. (PSLO 2, 3, 4) measured
by lab performance.

CSLO 5. Relate physical observations and measurements to theoretical principles (PSLO 2, 3) measured by
embedded questions.

CSLO 6. Interpret laboratory results and experimental data, and reach logical conclusions (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4)
measured by the lab report. .

CSLO 7. Record experimental work completely and accurately in laboratory notebooks and communicate
experimental results clearly in written reports (PSLO 1, 2, 3, 4) measured by the lab report. .

CSLO 8. Design fundamental experiments involving principles of chemistry and chemical instrumentation (PSLO
2, 3, 4) measured by the lab report. ..
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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of the content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine the extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify a conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication. Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete a task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete a task; analyzes how to use the principles, and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete a task with correct informed conclusions.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely
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.

Lab manual has been available in the past, but it is not available at this time. I am in the process of developing new lab manual. We will use Hands-on Experiments and Virtual labs and will be provided during class time.
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Lecture Topic
Lab Topic

Chemistry, Lab Safety, & Equipment
Lab Safety, & Equipment

Scientific Measurement
Everyday Chemicals

Writing Conversion Factors & Problem Solving
Measuring Lab Density Lab, Exam #1

Matter Atomic Structure
Electronic structure of an atom

Compounds & Their Bonds
Atoms & Elements Lab

Chemical Quantities & Reactions
Compounds & Their Bonds, Lab Exam #2

Continued Chapter 7 Chemical Quantities & Reactions
Counting Atoms

8/8 Gas Laws
Project I

9/7, 8
Major Exam # 3
Continue on Project I


*This Schedule is an idealized guide for the semester. Depending on the situation, changes may be made by instructor. Any changes will be announced in advance in class or online (Announcements on Blackboard or e-mail).

Final Exam Date August 12, 2021 - 12:0 AM   Through  August 12, 2021 - 12:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
1. Labs & Projects, worth 50 %.
2. Major Exams and Quizzes (will be announced during class), worth 30 %.
3. Final Exam: TBA, worth 20 %.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies How to turn in Assignment(s): See more specific instruction in the Content folder of Blackboard:

• All assignments must be turned in through Blackboard (BB): Best wire connection, Good Computer, and Scanner are needed to get the best results. All the tools are available in the school library. Inability to access a computer does not excuse you from the requirements and/or deadlines of the course.
• Do not hit 'submit' until you are 100 % ready. It allows you only single attempt to turn in assignments.
• Handwritten assignments required, but some assignments can be typed if specified to do so.
• Show all your work step by step if mathematical calculations are involved. Math application means you plug in numbers in a correct formula (equation) and work on the calculations. Also show step by step procedures how to solve problems.
• Each student must write up his or her own assignments and Labs and Do not makeup data. Sharing of images or documents are also instances of academic dishonesty, resulting in a grade of zero for that assignment. Grades for the previous assignments will be voided if found academic dishonesty. Repeated instances of academic dishonesty will result in a course grade of "F" and other possible additional academic penalties.
• For on-line students, any student who is not showing honest work will take in-person exam(s) in campus.
• Please make a word doc. format or pdf format and scan handwritten work. No photographed documents because sometimes resolution is not clear to grade.
• Due Date for assignments: Sunday 11:59 pm on that week if not specified.
• Late Assignments will NOT be accepted and will result in a zero, except for students who were absent due to illness and have a valid proof. You have one week to turn in assignments from the date to return to work on the Dr’s excuse note.
• All tests will be on Respondus LockDown Browser (RLB) for the security purpose (online classes only). MOST VERSIONS OF CHROMEBOOKS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH RLB AND THUS CANNOT BE USED TO TAKE EXAMS. Inability to access a computer does not excuse you from the requirements and/or deadlines of the course.
• Most mistakes (actually 100 %) occur because you do not follow instructions or manual. Therefore, No credit will be given if you do not follow instructions.
• Above Instructions apply all the way until the semester is over even though not specified.
Attendance Policy Perfect attendance is not required, but regular attendance is strongly encouraged and it would affect the final grade. Five unexcused absences will result in an F for the final grade. Five unexcused absences count as five no assignments turned in Blackboard.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
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Other 1. All school holidays and information regarding Drops/withdrawals: Refer to school policies.
2. After the semester is over, you may obtain your final course grade by logging in to your
Online account.
3. The instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

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.