Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: CHEM-1306- Section: 71
Introductory Chemistry I
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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: Define the fundamental properties of matter (PSLO Alpha) measured by pre-test/ post test.

CSLO 1. Classify matter, compounds, and chemical reactions (PSLO 3) measured by embedded test questions

CSLO 2. Determine the basic nuclear and electronic structure of atoms (PSLO 3) by embedded test questions.

CSLO 3. Identify trends in chemical and physical properties of the elements using the Periodic Table (PSLO 2 and PSLO 4) measured by formal lab write up.

CSLO 4. Describe the bonding and the shape of simple molecules and ions. (PSLO 3) measured by embedded test questions.

CSLO 5. Solve stoichiometric problems (PSLO 1, 2, 3, & 4) measured by embedded test questions and formal lab write up.

CSLO 6. Write chemical formulas (PSLO 1, 3) measured by embedded test questions.

CSLO 7. Write and balance equations (PSLO 1, 3) measured by embedded test questions.

CSLO 8. Use the rules of nomenclature to name chemical compounds. (PSLO 1, 3) measured by embedded test questions.

CLSO 9. Define the types and characteristics of chemical reactions ( PSLO 1, 3) measured by embedded test questions.

CSLO 10. Use the gas laws and basics of the Kinetic Molecular Theory to solve gas problems (PSLO 1, 3) measured by embedded test questions.

CSLO 11. Determine the role of energy in physical changes and chemical reactions (PSLO 1, 2 and 4) measured by formal lab write up.

CSLO 12. Convert units of measurement and demonstrate dimensional analysis skills (PSLO 1, 3) measured by embedded test questions.

CSLO 13. Work in groups to develop presentations informing the class concerning important ideas and principles and their application(PSLO 1, 2 & 4) Measured by group projects in class, or discussion board for online courses
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.

Textbook: Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 13th Ed. By Timberlake, Pearson Publishing. Textbook ISBN-13: 9780134421353

Lower version is accepted, but Masteringchemistry access code is required for HW assignments.

Lecture Topics
Major Assignments

Chemistry, Lab Safety, & Equipment

Scientific Measurement

Writing Conversion Factors & Problem Solving
Major Exam #1 Covering Chapter 2

Matter/ Atomic Structure

Compounds & Their Bonds

Chemical Quantities & Reactions
Major Exam #2 Covering Chapter 3, 4, 6

Continued Chapter 7 Chemical Quantities & Reactions

Gas Laws

9/7, 8
Major Exam # 3 Covering Chapter 7 & 8

Review/Final Comprehensive Concepts & Terms

*This Schedule is an idealized guide for the semester. Depending on the situation, changes may be made by the 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.    Class assignments, worth 20 %.
2.    HW (will be assigned in masteringchemistry weekly), worth 20 %.
3.    Three Major Exams and Quizzes (will be announced during class), worth 40 %.
4.    Final Exam: TBA, worth 20 %.
5.    Labs/Projects: will be determined separately. Please check in Lab Section 1106-71 if you are taking
Lecture/Lab together.
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.