SU Chemistry Department
Chemistry: A Humanistic
Welcome to the world of chemistry! The objective of this course is to examine the impact of chemistry on our world, both past, present and future. Chemical principles and concepts are used to understand applications of chemistry to our everyday lives. As a result of this course, you will improve upon your problem solving abilities and build effective communication and analytical reasoning skills. This course satisfies general education 4a/4b requirements.
Attendance and Participation:
Attendance at all lectures and labs is very important and expected. You are also expected to participate in all class activities. To that end, clickers are required for lecture and will be used to evaluate both attendance and participation.
There are no make-up exams. However, if one exam is missed for a valid and documented reason (severe illness or family emergency) the final exam may be worth 35 % of your total grade. Any further missed exams will result in a zero for each missed exam.
Attendance at lab is required each week. Please see the lab syllabus for further details.
Exams (three x 15 %)
Total 100 %
100-90 % A
courteous to fellow students and the instructor. Turn off cell
phones before entering the classroom. Avoid coming to class
late. Once class begins it is very disruptive to everyone if you
walk in late, slam the door, walk in the middle of the
classroom, and squeeze past other students to find a seat. It is
also very disruptive to get up and leave while class is still in
Every student is responsible for reading and observing the academic integrity guidelines of the University (p. 65 of the 2010-2012 SU catalog). Use of common sense also works. Instances of cheating will be vigorously prosecuted. Noncompliance can result in an F grade for the course.
The instructor is happy to assist you if you require special accommodations or extra time on exams, but it is your responsibility to notify both the instructor and the Student Affairs office (410-543-6080) with sufficient advanced notice.
The University rarely closes due to inclement weather. If travel conditions are poor, you should use your best judgment about whether or not to attend class. Bear in mind, however, that if SU is open, then classes will be held. If the opening of campus is delayed such that classes begin after the normal start of your lecture, but before you lecture is scheduled to end, then you should go to class when campus opens.
Internet Access and Email - You are required to regularly check your Salisbury University e-mail account so that the instructor can contact you by e-mail. You need web access either through your own computer or through one of the computer labs on campus so that you can access the course materials on MyClasses*.
Readings - are important to complete prior to class. Doing so will better prepare you to ask or answer questions that are raised during the discussion.
Homework – is collected and graded and is worth 5 % of your overall grade. The purpose of the homework assignments is to help you practice solving problems that will be similar to those on quizzes and exams. Homework sets are available for download online from My Classes* (see below). Assignments are due as indicated on the course schedule. Late assignments will not be accepted. Assignments must be printed as they appear online and completed on these actual printouts. Homework not completed as described above will receive a grade of zero. Your work must be neatly written, logically organized, and all work must be shown to receive full credit. Units must also be carried throughout calculations.
Quizzes – are worth 10 % of your overall grade. Take them seriously. They will be given sometime during class at the instructor’s discretion and are no longer than 15 minutes in duration. The lowest quiz score out of six quizzes will be dropped.
Exams – cover any and all material relevant to lecture, lab, homework, and readings. Each exam (given during lab time) is worth 15 % of your grade and is no more than 2 hours in duration. The comprehensive final exam is worth 20 % of your overall grade and is no more than 2.5 hours in duration. During exams you may use only a TI-30X type calculator. The use of cell phones or other mobile devices is prohibited.
**My Classes (https://myclasses9.salisbury.edu) online resource will contain answers to quizzes, exams, homework, and other instructional materials such as lecture slides. Check periodically for updated information.
This site was last updated 11/09/12