Chemistry 201

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Welcome to Chemistry 201 section FGH taught by Prof. J. Walker Fall 2016, Truman College. If you are enrolled in this section please check the website frequently for announcements and new information. Section FGH meets in Room 3833 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Class begins Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 and meets Tuesday and Thursday. You may always reach me by email: jwalker@ccc.edu

Chemistry 201 - General Chemistry I   Course Catalog Description

Topics include the periodic table of the elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermochemistry, the gaseous state, basic concepts of the liquid and solid states, solutions, acids and bases. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for Mathematics 140 or higher and either Grade of C or better in Chemistry 121 or one year of high school chemistry, or consent of department chair.

4 lecture and 4 lab hours per week in a 16 week semester. 5 credit hours

Students may take this course to meet concentration or elective requirements for an Associate Degree, to fulfill requirements for a career occupational degree, or to prepare for other careers in the physical sciences or healthcare professions.

Note: Chemistry 201 has an IAI code of CHM 911. You can learn more about IAI by visiting iTransfer.

Instructor

Joy WalkerProf Joy Walker
jwalker@ccc.edu
Office: 3834
Phone: (773) 907-4698
Website: JustOnly.com

This photograph was taken in Alaska while I was taking a course on glaciers.

Office Hours - Room 3834

DaysTimes
Monday and Wednesday12:30 to 1:30
Tuesday and Thursday1:00 to 2:30
Also by appointment

Welcome

Welcome to my website. Here you will find materials from all of my classes and many other resources to help you learn. My experience includes the teaching of many subjects: astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, conceptual physics, web development and design, programming, electronics, urban gardening, food chemistry.

Education is a difficult field to belong to these days. On one hand information is easy to access. If you want to learn something new you can probably find excellent instructions via videos and other media on the Internet - so why come to a classroom? It is an important question to ask. Enrolling in college classes involves you with a community of learners. Note the word community. Please ask yourself: what does it mean to belong to a class - and to participate in a shared experience of learning?

My approach to teaching is multi-faceted. It seems to me that authentic experiences, tactile and immediate, are critical to building a connection between the learner and the subject. Certainly a love of the subject helps! Sometimes learners need structure and goals set externally to keep them moving through material. Sometimes learners need to be inspired and motivated.

Based on my years as an educator, my own intense curiosity about the world, my passion for learning and a commitment to your success I hope to provide you with an exceptional learning experience.

Textbook for Fall 2016

Chemistry: The Central Science 13th Edition
Brown LeMay Bursten Murphy Woodward Stoltzfus
Pearson ©2016

Please note!

Any General Chemistry Textbook may be sufficient. Please do not purchase a second General Chemistry textbook. Bring the book you have to class the first day and I will help you decide if you can use it.

Pearson Mastering (Online Supplement) This is not required but you will need to buy it if you wish to do online homework. It also gives you an eBook of the textbook. If you do not buy it you will need to do your homework on paper. It is your choice. Here are the instructions to register for the proper online course.

All laboratories will be available to download from this website. There is no laboratory textbook to purchase.

Laboratory Notebook

laboratory notebook

No specific brand is required but the pages MUST BE BOUND. Examples will be shown in class. Spiral notebooks may NOT be used.

Calculator

A scientific calculator (includes log and trig functions) is required. Please bring it with you to every class.

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Student Services

The Student Services Department provides a broad range of services to assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.

Students with Disabilities

The Truman College Disability Access Center (DAC) verifies needs pursuant to the American Disabilities Act (ADA), determines student academic accommodations, and issues accommodation letters. Phone number: (773) 907-4725. The DAC is located in Room 1435, Main Bldg.

Tutoring Center

The tutoring center is located in room 177, Larry McKeon Student Services Building, (773) 907-4785 or (773) 907-4790.

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO is for low-income students, first generation college students, or students with disabilities who need academic support: (773) 907-4797, Room 1435, Main Bldg. Registration is required at the start of each semester.

Student Success and Leadership Institute (SSLI)

SSLI is for students who need various other support services to achieve their educational goals: (773) 907-4737, Room 1435, Main Bldg.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides a variety of services at no cost for students including counseling, crisis intervention, support groups and more. (773) 907-4786, Room 1946, Main Bldg.

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