Instructor: Dr. Holly D. Bendorf
Phone: x4365, 327-2888
Office: 209 HBC e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture: MWF 10:15 - 11:05 in Heim G-41
Lab: T 1:00 - 2:50 or 3:00 - 4:50 in Heim 239
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 - 11:30 and Wednesday 9:00 - 10:00. Also by appointment and walk-in.
Course Description: CHEM 150, Chemistry in Context, explores current issues and events that are chemistry-related. These issues include air and water quality, the ozone layer, global warming, energy, acid-rain, nuclear power, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. The chemistry knowledge associated with these issues is built on a need-to-know basis.
Text and Materials:
|Quizzes and Homework||60 points||10%|
|Exams (3)||240 points||40%|
|Papers (3)||60 points||10%|
|Final Exam (cumulative)||120 points||20%|
Wednesday, February 3
Wednesday, March 10
Wednesday, April 7
The final exam will be administered on the day and time assigned by the registrar.
Quizzes: Quizzes (announced) will be given throughout the semester. They are intended to help you assess your understanding of the material.
Homework Assignments: A portion of your grade will be based
on weekly "homework" assignments. The weekly assignments will be
announced in class each Monday and are due at the beginning of the Friday
class period. Late homework will not be accepted. Answer keys
will be posted outside of the lab.
Papers: Three short papers will be due during the course of the semester. In a typical assignment, you will be asked to summarize, compare and contrast arguments on a chemistry-related issue. The details of each assignment will be discussed in class. The due dates for the assignments are tentatively set as follows:
Laboratory: Labs are intended to enhance and illustrate the concepts we discuss in class. Each lab will have a response sheet that you will complete and turn-in before leaving. Your lab grade is the sum of your grades on the response sheets (11 x 10 points each) and a lab technique assessment (10 points).
Last updated January 12, 1999.
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