5 Units

Chemistry 101 is a course in fundamental chemistry designed to set forth the most important facts and theories with which chemistry is concerned. Basic laws and chemical calculations are stressed. The honors course will be enhanced in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Students will be expected to gain an increased conceptual understanding of the subject either through he use of an “Honors” textbook or supplements. Mastery will be assessed through exams given in essay and quantitative calculation format.
  2. Laboratory will include increased emphasis on error analysis and record keeping. All experimental data and results will be entered into a research lab notebook.
  3. Working in teams,students will complete an environmental research project utilizing equipment located either on campus or at a local university. Research project findings will be presented in a seminar style format at the end of the semester. Lecture 3 hours, discussion 2 hours, laboratory 4 hours. Prerequisite: All three of the following must be satisfied.

    1. Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.
    2. One of the following:
    a) Mathematics 101, or
    b) One and one-half years of algebra in high school with a grade of “C’’ or better.

    3. One of the following:
    a) Chemistry 110 or
    b) One year of high school chemistry (which included regularly scheduled laboratory work) with a grade of “C”
    or better and a satisfactory composite of test scores for the Mathematics
    and Chemistry Placement Exams.

    Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN CHEM 2) (CHEM 101 & 102 CAN CHEM SEQ A)

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