Lale Cilenti, M.S.
Cell: 925-360-3116 TEXTS ONLY!
Dates, days and times of the class
This is a 100% online course with no required on-campus meetings. Due dates of assignments are firm. LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED. All times are in AZ time.
All assignments due by MIDNIGHT on date noted.
January 20, 2015 – January 27, 2015
January 28, 2015 – April 27, 2015
Angel 8.0 Learning Management System, available at https://angel.mohave.edu
And Mastering Chemistry, available at http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/masteringchemistry/
Modality of Course
100% online with mandatory activities via MasteringChemistry® and Hands-On Labs (HOL)
MasteringChemistry (MC) Course ID: CHM130SP15
Transferable Course | Course Fee: $40; Three lecture; three lab.
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on assessment test or successful completion of PCS 021,
TRM 091 and TRE 089.
Fundamental chemistry covers principles of inorganic chemistry designed for programs requiring a year or less of chemistry, and for students proceeding on to one semester of organic chemistry.
1. Introduce students to the perspectives and values of chemistry and the major principles and theories upon which these are based.
2. Promote scientific literacy using the developments, methods and technologies of chemistry.
3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate an understanding of the interrelationships between chemical principles and concepts.
4. Facilitate critical thinking skills through direct experience with the methods and processes of inquiry (the scientific method).
5. Recognize the important contributions that chemistry has made and continues to make in today’s society.
Lecture Materials: REQUIRED
MasteringChemistry with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Introductory Chemistry, 5/E - ISBN 9780321934598 ($125.65 @ MCC Bookstore)
Or purchase (for $110.55) directly from: http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/masteringchemistry/
(Also see instructions in Angel)
This course access contains an e-text; a hard-copy textbook in NOT required.
Lab Materials REQUIRED
Order from Hands-On Labs: www.holscience.com ($95.00 plus shipping) using
School Login: C000244 (those are zeroes after “C”) and Password labpaq
(see instructions in Angel)
You will then use the following link to sign-up for the lab course: https://labpaq.labarchives.com/self_signup/MzUyNC4zfDY3NjA5LzI3MTEvQ291cnNlLzE5NDg5OTA3Mzh8ODk0Ni4z Additional Course Materials
Calculator with exponential (EXP) and logarithmic (LOG) functions
General Course Information – Dealing with Time and Scheduling
In a typical on-ground 4-credit hour science course, students should expect to spend about 3 hours in lecture each week, and 3 hours in lab, and another 12 hours of outside time on homework and class activities, for a total of 18 hours per week. The intensity and complexity of science topics generally require 3 hours of outside work for each hour spent in lecture. However, because this course is 100% online, a students should expect to spend about 20 hours on coursework including performing the labs and writing the lab reports. This time commitment can come as quite a shock, so: PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY Students often over-schedule themselves, and then they are not able to devote the time necessary to being academically successful.
General Course Rules and Policies
This course is a hate-free zone. Inappropriate, disrespectful or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in a student being withdrawn. I, as the instructor, have sole discretion to determine what is inappropriate, disrespectful or disruptive, since I am responsible for maintaining a desirable classroom environment for all students. Students should feel free to express themselves in a professional and