This course studies the basic principles of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atoms, molecules, stoichiometry, aqueous systems, gas laws, chemical reactions, acids and bases. A course such as this is part of the requirements in certain health professions (nursing, dental and physical therapy, home economics, mortuary science, agriculture, forestry, and related programs. This course is not equivalent to CHM165 General Chemistry I.
FlexNet courses are taught via the Internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.
There are four exams given throughout the course. Each of the exams is of equal point value. More information about the exams is found on iNET and in the course syllabus. The instructor reserves the right to adjust the grading of exams as needed.
Course Assignment Information
You use the course website and the companion website www.saplinglearning.com to complete the course assignments. There is an additional $40 charge to use the companion website. The student must cover this cost. On these websites you can use the available study areas to do what is needed to do well on the course assessments (assignments). You will also find information on how the course is graded, and many other things. You will be able to track your grade by using Webadvisor. Be aware of any class announcements and communicate with instructor using email. You will also be required to complete five writing assignments of equal point value. These assignments of 200-500 words are designed to allow you to demonstrate your understanding of the course material. The instructor reserves the right to adjust the grading of the course assignments as needed.
The course will be graded as follows:?40% Exams, 40% Writing Assignments, 20% Sapling assignments. The instructor reserves the right to adjust the grading of the course as needed.
A significant amount of self-discipline is required of FlexNet students. It is up to you to complete all the requirements of the course on your own time, and to persist in the accomplishment of the course objectives in a timely manner.
Computer Literacy Requirement
The student must have previous experience working with computers, uploading files, the Internet, email and email with attachments.
Instructor: Don Evers;Derek Oien