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Chemistry and Biochemistry (CH)
91 Klamath, 541-346-4601
College of Arts & Sciences
U - Some or all of the seats in this section are reserved for students in Freshman Interest Groups (FIG) or Academic Residential Communities (ARC)
Y - Combined final exam. See Final Exam Schedule.
d - Combined midterms for CH 111 scheduled 7:00pm-8:50pm October 19, 2017 and November 9, 2017.
Wait List- Wait list is available when course is full
Course Data
  CH 111   Intro Chem Principles >3 4.00 cr.
Introduction to modern chemistry with emphasis on problem solving skills and critical thinking. Fundamental mathematical techniques and skills are incorporated to illustrate the quantitative aspects of chemistry.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Sullivan RE-mail Office:   154 Columbia Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-4391
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Mandatory Exams 10/19 & 11/9 - 7pm
  Prereq: MATH 095 or satisfactory placement test score; MATH 111 recommended.
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  16986 0 125 1200-1250 mtwr 123 PAC Sullivan R Wait List!UYd
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
September 24:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 1:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
October 1:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded)
October 2:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 2:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
October 4:   Add this course
October 4:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 8:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 15:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 22:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 12:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 12:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 364 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
Chemistry, the central science, is fascinating because it plays a significant role in everyone's lives and touches almost every aspect of our existence is some way.

CH 111 is an introductory chemistry course designed for students with a limited background in chemistry. Topics include atomic structure and theory, bonding, molecular shape, intermolecular forces, stoichiometry, and reactivity. Special topics include green chemistry, Life Cycle Assessment, polymers and macromolecular structure and function. If you are majoring in liberal arts, education, finance, pre-law or any other non-science area, this course will help you to become a more informed citizen, consumer, and policy maker. You will gain the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to analyze technical challenges facing you today and in the future. If your major is biology or psychology, this course will give you the necessary chemical background for BI 211 and BI 212 and for psychology courses discussing drugs, medicines, and physiology.

As a chemistry student, you will be learning a new scientific language. This new language will enable you to explore a variety of phenomena using macroscopic and sub-microscopic terms and symbolic representations. Success in this course requires not only an understanding of the basic vocabulary, facts and concepts, but also the ability to critically analyze relationships between phenomena and to apply knowledge to novel situations. In addition to lectures, there will be classroom activities, demonstrations and study assignments designed to help you develop the critical thinking skills necessary for a successful chemical adventure. The only prerequisite for this course is MATH 095.

Take a moment and look around you? Chemistry is everywhere in our modern society. Chemistry is involved in everything from providing adequate food, clothing and shelter to designing cleaner and more efficient sources of energy, developing new materials for modern medical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, and creating new modes of communication and data storage. Chemistry is central to matters of public concern including improvement of health care and conservation of natural resources. In fact, chemistry is critical for redesigning chemical products and processes in a way that minimizes or eliminates negative impacts on human health and the environment.

It's truly amazing how the behavior of atoms, molecules, and ions determines the sort of world we have to live in, our shapes and sizes, and even how we feel on a given day.

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