CHEM 115 - Introductory Chemistry
4 Semester Hour Credits
Course Description: The topics covered will be measurement, ionic and covalent compounds, chemical calculations, state of matter, energy, solutions, reactions and chemical bonding. Course is designed for non-science major and students in the nursing programs.
Schedule: Fall, spring and summer semesters. This course follows the traditional on-campus calendar for beginning and ending dates.
Delivery Method: Online. Students are not expected to come to the campus at any time.
Prerequisite Courses: None.
Course Co-Requirements: MATH 102
Instructor: Sherri Borowicz
Contact Information: Faculty Directory
Textbook: Book Information through the DCB Bookstore. There is an additional lab fee of $50.
Other Materials: None.
Course Objectives: It is expected that students will be able to:
- To develop and understand the basic theories and concepts of inorganic chemistry.
- To understand how scientists use chemistry to solve problems.
- To develop problem solving skills.
- To see how chemistry occurs all around us.
- Regular participation is expected.
- The student is expected to read the How to Pass Chemistry found under resources.
- The student is expected to complete all assignments and quizzes in a timely manner; assignments and quizzes must be completed in the order that they are presented. One entry to the glossary must also be completed.
- The student is expected to communicate with other students and instructor via course mail or virtual office hours when it is necessary.
- The student will complete each assignment before taking the related quiz.
- Each quiz will be completed online and has a set time limit.
- Once a quiz is opened, it must be completed. It is up to students to be sure they are ready to take a quiz before entering it.
- The midterm and final must be taken with a proctor who is approved ahead of time.
- The student must do each lab, including the lab questions.
Exams - Policies & Procedures:
- There will be a quiz after each chapter, except chapter one and two will be combined and taken after chapter two. The quizzes are timed, so always have a calculator, scratch paper and a writing utensil ready. For each chapter you must watch the lecture and the videos and submit your assignment before you will be able to take the quiz for that chapter.
- There will be a comprehensive midterm and final exam. Both must be taken with a proctor. There is a proctor form, found under resources, that must be completed by a specified deadline each semester.
Technology Required:Click here to view our technology required page.