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Last approved: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:02:06 GMT

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Major
CH (Chemistry)
100
003233
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Chemistry and Society
Chem and Society
College of Sciences
Chemistry (17CH)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
4
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Laboratory2.0
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Alton J Banks
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture100100NoN/A
Laboratory100100NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC5050NoCurrent offering in Fall 2015
LAB5050NoN/A
R: Credit is not allowed for CH 100 if student has prior credit for CH 101.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11AGBUSBSAgricultural Business Management - BSElective
13ELMEDBS-13ELMEDSTMElementary Education - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ConcentrationElective
13MTHEDBS-13MTHEDMSMMathematics Education - Middle Grades Mathematics ConcentrationElective
13TDEBS-13TDECGTechnology, Engineering and Design Education - Graphic Communication ConcentrationElective
13tdebs-13tdeedlTechnology, Engineering and Design Education - Licensure ConcentrationElective
16HISTBSHistory - BSElective
16LSMBSInterdisciplinary Studies - BSElective
16PHILBSPhilosophy - BSElective
16PHILBS-PHILLOGPhilosophy - Logic, Representation and Reasoning ConcentrationElective
16PSBSPolitical Science - BSElective
16PSYCHBAPsychology - General Psychology ConcentrationElective
16STSBSScience, Technology, and Society - BSElective
16socba-16socljsSociology - Criminal Justice OptionElective
20ECONBSEconomics - BSElective
Awareness and understanding of chemistry in everyday life for the non-science student. Non-mathematical treatment of essential fundamental concepts. Emphasis on practical applications of chemistry to consumer affairs, energy, medicine, food, sports, and pollution. Laboratory activities are designed to provide a personal experience with the concepts discussed in the course. Credit is not allowed for CH 100 if student has prior credit for CH 101.

This is a modification of the course.  A specific laboratory component has been added to provide students first hand experience with scientific inquiry in a laboratory setting.  Students will have the opportunity to connect physical reality with the conceptual details presented in the lecture.  We request that the course be considered for a GEP - Natural Sciences course WITH a laboratory.  (It is currently listed as GEP - Natural Sciences without a laboratory.)


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Natural Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Note : numbers refer to the student learning outcomes in the course syllabus.

2b. Describe the particles resulting when different solutes are dissolved in water
5a. Describe how physical or chemical techniques separate mixtures and pure substances
13a. Compare and contrast polymers versus plastics
 
 
Measures for these outcomes are given in the attached file: CH 100 Measures for Outcomes.pdf
 
 
Note : numbers refer to the student learning outcomes in the course syllabus.

4f. Compare and contrast chemical changes with physical changes
9d. Describe alternative/renewable sources of fuel
12b. Compare and contrast the 3 types of cells commonly used in everyday life
 
 
Measures for these outcomes are given in the attached file: CH 100 Measures for Outcomes
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Credit is not allowed for CH 100 if student has prior credit for CH 101.
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None.
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Text: Chemistry in Context, Applying Chemistry to Society
Lucy Eubanks, Catherine Middlecamp, Carl Heltzel, Steven Keller

Lab Manual: Chemistry for Non-Science Majors
Alton Banks, Catherine Banks
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

On-Campus face-to-face sections are counted as part of a regular teaching course load. The face-to-face laboratory component requires one graduate TA per semester. The Chemistry Department will reallocate TA's so that no additional funding is required. The Distance Education offering is not part of a faculty member's regular teaching load. Resources will be provided through the funding formula of DELTA.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:


1. Explain the particulate nature of matter as expressed by the atom

                a. List the three subatomic particles, their relative masses and charges

                b. Use an isotopic symbol to describe the neutrons, protons, and electrons in a specie

2. Explain the types of bonding by which atoms form molecules

                a. Use electronegativities to sort between ionic and molecular(covalent) bonding

                b. Describe the particles resulting when different solutes are dissolved in water

3. Use the periodic table to describe the trends in physical and chemical properties of the elements

                a. Identify groups and periods in the periodic table

                b. Locate metals/nonmetals/metalloids in the periodic table

4. Describe chemical reactions with an equation

                a. Confirm the Law of Matter Conservation by balancing an equation

                b. Write a formula of a compound from a name or a name from a formula

                c. Determine the number of atoms of each element in a compound

                d. Identify products and reactants

                e. Describe the relative numbers of product & reactant species from the balanced equation

                f. Compare and contrast chemical changes with physical changes

5. Describe matter as either a mixture or pure substance

                a. Describe how physical or chemical techniques separate mixtures and pure substances

                b. Describe a solution, defining the solute and solvent


6. List pollutants that affect everyday life

                a. Describe the EPAs efforts to quantify major pollutants

7. Describe three types of molecular motion

8. Describe electromagnetic radiation, and rank the relative energies of UV, VIS, IR radiation

9. Describe energy changes that occur during chemical/physical changes

                a. Use a reaction coordinate diagram to identify energies of:

                                i. Reactants

                                ii. Products

                                iii. Net change for the reaction

                                iv. Activation

                b. Identify exothermic and endothermic processes

                c. Describe energy sources used as fuel in today’s world

                d. Describe alternative/renewable sources of fuel

10. Describe the importance of water and solutes in water

                a. Describe concentrations of solutes in a quantitative basis

                b. Describe how pH is used to identify concentrations of solutes

                c. Identify substances as acids, bases or salts

                d. Describe distillation, filtration, ion-exchange, and reverse osmosis as purification techniques

                e. Describe the functions of indicators to identify levels of pH


11. Describe nuclear reactions

                a. Identify differences between chemical and nuclear reactions

                b. Describe the types of radiation known as : α-particle, β-particle, and γ rays

                c. Describe the use of half-life to determine amounts of radioactive decay

                d. Describe the difference between fission and fusion processes

                e. Balance a nuclear equation

12. Describe electron-transfer processes

                a. Identify oxidation and reduction, describing the similarities and differences

                b. Compare and contrast the 3 types of cells commonly used in everyday life 

                c. Compare photovoltaic cells to the 3 types of cells

13. Describe macromolecules using their structures

                a. Compare and contrast polymers versus plastics

                b. Describe monomers, dimers, polymers

                c. Identify functional groups in molecules

                d. Compare and contrast homopolymers and heteropolymers

                e. Describe macromolecules that are important to life (proteins, amino acids, DNA, RNA)

 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams450Three hourly exams at 150 points each
Final Exam200Comprehensive
Lab assignments150In-lab activities and post-lab assignments
Homework70Regular periodic assignments, paper and electronic
Attendance50Daily attendance required
Participation80In-Class responses to questions posed
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See Attached Syllabus
The current syllabus shows the updates that include the laboratory component.
gneyhart (Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:33:35 GMT): Rollback: Objectives / outcomes / depth
aeherget (Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:50:56 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email. 10/12/2016
aeherget (Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:49:47 GMT): Updated contact hours at instructor's request via email. 10/13/2016
aeherget (Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:26:59 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email. 10/26/2016
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