CHE FOR LIB ART (105707-1-2188-B12-1-1-1)

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Taylor, John T.

Office Hours:
DaysHoursCampusRoomPhone
Monday12:30-01:00 p.m.DWCClassroom G1702(904) 614-0531 cell
Monday05:30-06:00 p.m.SOUTHClassroom D202(904) 614-0531 cell
Tuesday10:00-12:30 p.m.NORTHD-0272 office(904) 677-6763l
Tuesday05:00-05:30 p.m.DWCClassroom G1702(904) 614-0531 cell
Wednesday12:30-01:00 p.m.DWCClassroom G1702(904) 614-0531 cell
Wednesday05:00-05:30 pmNORTHD-0272 office(904) 677-6763
Wednesday08:30-09:00 p.m.NORTHChem Lab D-204(904) 614-0531 cell
Thursday10:00-12:30 p.m.NORTHD-272 office(904) 677-6763l
Friday07:30-09:30 a.m.OCDISTANCEOnline(904) 614-0531 cell

And by Appointment
Students will benefit by taking high school algebra or MAT 0028 prior to enrolling in this course. This course, designed to meet the General Education Requirements for non-science majors, is designed especially for students who wish to gain an understanding of the fundamental nature of physical science from the chemical point of view. The treatment utilizes an approach to scientific concepts and methods, stressing and illustrating principles rather than merely listing phenomena.

Course Number / Title: CHM1020 / CHE FOR LIB ART

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Term / Year / Session / Length: Fall / 2018 / B / 12

Class Begins 2018-09-24
100% Refund Deadline 2018-10-01 7:00 PM (ET)
Withdraw with "W" Deadline 2018-11-15 7:00 PM (ET)
Class Ends 2018-12-18
College Holiday(s)
11/12/2018, 11/21/2018 @ 5:00 PM - 11/25/2018

These dates are critical for this course. Additional critical dates for this course can be found by clicking the appropriate term links in the online calendar at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Website.


ComponentLocationRoomDatesDaysTimes
LECNORTHNORTH BLDG D ROOM 02029/24/2018 - 12/18/2018Monday6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructional Materials and Equipment

You have three options for completing your online portion of the chemistry content. All center on each chapter section in the text. The same videos are used in all three Pathways to supplement the short Hybrid lectures.  You purchase the text (and materials) according to the Pathway you chose to complete the online chemistry content requirements:
 
Pathway 1: y
ou purchase the Ala-cart package which includes a loose-leaf version of the 5th edition of the text; the Mastering Chemistry code for the 5th edition, and e-book for use on your mobile devices from the bookstore (~$170 plus tax). You will complete all chapter course work through Mastering Chemistry.  If you do not like working in Mastering, then you may switch to Pathway 2 as you have the text for completing the requirements of Pathway 2 or you may switch to Path 3 at anytime. Pathway 1 package is sold in FSCJ's book store (As required).

Pathway 2
: You may either purchase the ala-cart package for Pathway 1 from the Book Store, or just the paper back hard copy of the text or the e-book  alone from any source (you do not purchase both). You may purchase a used 5th edition of the text from any source as you do not need the Mastering Chemistry code for Pathway 2 online requirements. You may purchase a loose-leaf book in a binder without the Access codes for under $50 from a former student. You can purchase the International softback version on line from International book sales for approximately $72.  You may rent the book from any source. You need to have purchased, borrowed, or rented a book to give you permission to view the videos, which replace/supplement the lecture for hybrid students. Have this done no later than the first day of class September 24th. The instructor will be online live Sunday night September 23rd and 7:30-9:30 a.m. Monday September 24thfor questions and answers and online orientation for any student missing the first night of class September 24th.
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Pathway 3: In addition to securing a text from Pathway #2, you register an access to complete the online portion of the course content through the author’s Conceptual Academy. This Conceptual Academy access requires a $30 Access Fee Fall 2018 Semester.  Look for an announcement email in Blackboard before the term begins.

Online Delivery System
This course will be delivered using the Blackboard Learn™ course management system.
Blackboard™ Supported Browsers for Blackboard Version 9.1 SP13
View Blackboards Supported Browsers and Operating Systems
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 to see if your browser and operating system are compatible.

Please note the following when reviewing the Blackboard compatibility ratings.
Certified:        100% Compatible
Compatible: Compatible in most areas, but could have some incompatibility issues
Unsupported: Not tested and not recommended
Technology Requirements
Reliable and consistent computer and Internet access is encouraged to successfully participate in and complete online courses. Ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements noted below and on the Florida State College at Jacksonville Online Learning site (http://www.fscj.edu/academics/online-learning).

Please use the following checklist to determine your computer readiness.


 
www.fscj.edu
FSCJ Online provides distance learning opportunities that combine convenience and the power of technology to bring learning options.

You should own or have access to:
It is a good idea to check your computer at the beginning of each course and a couple of times throughout the term to ensure you have all the necessary software and plug-ins to use the Blackboard online system and course features.

 After logging in to Blackboard, choose the Browser Checker link.

 Review the results and choose the links to the recommended software.
Please note that you will need to turn off your pop-up blocker to use all features of this hybrid course.

 
 



 
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Download free Adobe Flash Player software for your Windows, Mac OS, and Unix-based devices to enjoy stunning audio/video playback, and exciting gameplay.
 
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Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software for your Windows, Mac OS and Android devices to view, print, and comment on PDF documents.

Required Text / Materials

Choice of Titles - Pick 1 of 3
Pick only 1 of the following 3 choices.
1. Conceptual Chemistry (w/out Access Code)     Edition: 5th
         Author: Suchocki
         ISBN: 9780321804419
         Copyright: 2014
         Publisher: Pearson
2. Conceptual Chemistry     Edition: 5th
         Author: Suchocki
         ISBN: 9780133556179
         Copyright: 2014
         Publisher: Pearson
3. Conceptual Chemistry (w/PlusMasteringChemAccess)(LL)     Edition: 5th
         Author: Suchocki
         ISBN: 9780321804464
         Copyright: 2014
         Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Pathway #1 Mastering Chemistry:

Conceptual Chemistry, Books a la Carte Edition; Modified Mastering Chemistry with Pearson e-Text --
Value Pack Access Card, 5/E

John A. Suchocki,St. Michael's College

ISBN-10:0133875598
ISBN-13:9780133875591
Publisher:Pearson

Pathway #2 Course Content Via Blackboard:
Author:                  Suchocki
Title:                   Conceptual Chemistry (w/out Access Code)
Publisher:               Pearson
Edition:                 5th
ISBN:                    9780321804419

or

any used, rented 5th edition of the text.


Accessibility

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Please click here (http://www.fscj.edu/admissions-aid/services-for-students-with-disabilities)  for more information.

Learning Outcomes

SECTION 5 (To be completed for General Education courses only.)

GENERAL EDUCATION LEARNING OUTCOME AREA (Place an “X” in the box next to those that are applicable.)

 

Communication

X

Critical Thinking

 

Information Literacy

X

Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

 

Global Sociocultural Responsibility

 

SECTION 6

LEARNING OUTCOMES

TYPE OF OUTCOME

(General Education, Course or Program)

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

Explain and apply major concepts in general chemistry.

Course

Written tests, reports and/or use of equipment to demonstrate student competency in field.

Demonstrate knowledge of scientific method.

Program

Formulate problem, make observations, derive and test hypothesis, and make conclusions.

Communicate scientific ideas through oral or written assignments.

Program

Students use analytical reasoning skills to solve problems on written tests and/or assignments.

Interpret scientific models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics, draw inferences from them and recognize their limitations.

Program

Written reports of projects and/or written tests demonstrate student competency in the application of scientific knowledge.

Demonstrate problem solving methods in situations that are encountered outside of the classroom.

General Education

Students use demonstrations, group discussions, written tests, and/or research projects to illustrate competence in recognizing and evaluating various scientific processes.

Calendar of Activities

Read the weekly activities through Blackboard course announcements, class emails, class announcements, and also information from our external web site::
http://www.fscj.me/chm1020.html 

Access Blackboard's Course Information for the outline portion of the chemistry course content grading system per Pathway.

WeekTopicAssignmentDue Dates
One 1st Week Explorations Complete Discussion #1 in Blackboard: "Who Am I?" October 1st
One 1st Week Explorations

Complete the following 1st week explorations:
1. 24x7 Time Matrix - 5 points
2. Online Contract - 5 points
3. "First Private Email" to the Instructor - 5 points
4. Brain Dominance - 5 points
5. Myers Briggs Type Inventory - 5 points
6. Learning Style Inventory* - 7 Points

These explorations  are explained in Blackboard's Course Assignments Folder and via FSCJ Student Email prior to the first day of class August 31

* Available only  during week one (see email prior to  August 31)

October 1st
One Gasoline Project - Project #2
(Chapter 1- Section 1.6 Measurement)
60 Points

http://www.fscj.me/chm1020/Projects/Project2GasolineDemand/Project2GasolineDemandProject.htm

begin week one and end project week 12

December 19th
One Controlled Experiment Demonstration
(Optional)

Project #24 (Optional)
http://www.fscj.me/chm1020/Projects/Project24ControlledExperimentDemonstration/TheControlExperimentDemonstration.htm

December 19th
Two Chapter 1 In-Class Closed Book Test
(See Chapter 1 Study Pack)
Chapter 1 In-Class Test Outline
Part A:
Significant Figures Answers
Part B:
Math with Significant Figures Answers
Part C.
Scientific Notation Answers
Part D.
Metric System & Metric Prefixes Answers
Part E.
Metric System Equivalences Answers

October 8th
Three Chapter 2 In-Class Closed Book Test
(See Chapter 2 Study Pack)
Chapter 2 In-Class test Outline:
Part B: Density Answers
Part C:
Forms of Energy Answers
Part D.
Energy Transformations Answers
Part F.
Properties of Solid, Liquids, and Gases Answers
Part G.
Gas Laws Answers
Part K. Kinetic Molecular Theory Answers
Part P. Phase Diagrams
Answer
October 15th
Four 48 Common Element Flash Cards
(See Project #4: Element Expert)
10 Points
October 22nd
Four Chapter 3 In-Class Closed Book Test
(see Chapter 3 Study Pack)
Chapter 3 In-Class Test Outline

Part A:   Chemical and Physical Properties Answers Section 3.1
Part A1:
Chemical and Physical Change   Answers  Section 3.1
Part B:  
Elements and Symbols  Answers  Section 3.2   
Part C:  
Element Classification   Answer  Section 3.3
Part D:  
Compounds and Chemical Formulas   Answers Section 3.4
Part G: 
Matter Chart  Answers  Section 3.7
Part P: 
Periodic Properties   Answer  Section 3.3

October 22nd
Five Chapter 4 In-Class Closed Book Test
(See Chapter 4 Study Pack)

Chapter 4 In-Class Test Outline
Part A:
Atomic Notation  Answers
Part B:   Electron Configuration   Answers

Part B1: Electron Configuration of Ions  Answers
Part C: Orbitals and Subshells of the Periodic Table  Answer
Part D: Spectroscopic Notation from Periodic Table  Answer
Part P: Periodic Properties  Answer


October 29th
Six Chapter 3 Section 3.5
Project #5 Part I

Project #5 About Inorganic Compounds-Part I
(Chapter 3.5)(Names & Formulas)
Task #1: Binary Ionic Names    
Task #2: Binary Ionic Formulas

 

 Project #5 Inorganic Compounds
 Nomenclature Grading Form
 Download WORD .doc File

November 5th
Six Chapter 6/Chapter 3.5 Part I
In-Class Closed Book Test
(See Chapter 6 Study Pack)
(See Chapter 3 Study Pack)
Chapter 6 In-Class Test Outline
Part A:
Dot Structures Atoms Answers
Part B:
Ionic Character  Answers

Chapter 3.5 In-Class test Outline
Part F:  Binary Ionic Compounds   Answers
November 5th
Seven Chapter 3 Section 3.5
Project #5 Part II

Project #5 About Inorganic Compounds-Part II
(Chapter 3.5)(Names & Formulas-Part II)
Task #5: Polyatomic Ion Names  Use Table Polyions
Task #6: Polyatomic Ion Formulas
Use Table Polyions

 Task #7: Ternary Ionic Names Use Table Polyions
 
Task #8:
Ternary Ionic Formulas  Use Table Polyions

 Project 5 Inorganic Compounds
  Nomenclature Grading Form
 Download WORD .doc File

November 5th
Seven Chapter 6 Dot Structures of Molecules
(See Project #8)

a. Dot Structure Directions
b. Data Page Report Form
c. Online Interactive Web Sites for Building Molecules
          Drag and Drop Instructor's Site

November 13th
Seven Chapter 6/Chapter 3.5 Part II
In-Class Closed Book Test
(See Chapter 6 Study Pack)
(See Chapter 3 Study Pack
)

Chapter 6 In-Class Test Outline
Part C: Bond Recognition  Answers
Part D1:
Dot Structures of Molecules
Answer

Chapter 3.5 In-Class Test Outline Part II
Part E2  Ternary Ionic Compounds   Answers

November 13th
Seven Midterm Exam - On line
(Chapters 1-6)
Complete the 60 question Midterm Exam online during Week Seven December 19th
Eight Chapter 6 Part II
In-Class Closed Book Test

Chapter 6 Part II In-Class Test Outline
Part D2:
Dot Structures of Molecules
Answer
Part E: Bond Angles (Octet Rule-Steric Numbers 2-3-4 Answers
Part F:
Molecular Geometry (Octet Rule) Steric Numbers 2-3-4 Answers
Part H:
Polar/Nonpolar Molecules (Octet Rules) Steric Numbers 2-3-4 Answers

November 13th
Eight Project 15:
Chemical Reactions Observations

Project #15:
Chemical Reactions Observations

http://fscj.me/chm1020/Projects/Project15ChemicalReactions/Project14ChemicalReactions.htm

Download Word File:
http://fscj.me/chm1020/Projects/Project15ChemicalReactions/Project14ChemicalReactions.docx

November 20th
Nine Chapter 9.1 In -Class test
(see Chapter 9 I Study Pack)
Chapter 9.1 In-Class Test

A._Basic Reaction Symbols- Answers
A1.Classifying Chemical Reactions- Answers
B._Balancing Chemical Equations  Answers
B1.Predicting Single Replacement Products
 Answer
B2.Predict Double Replacement
 Answers
B3 Neutralization/Gas Forming Reactions
 Answers

November 20th
Ten Chapter 10/11 In-Class test
(See Study Packs Chapters 10 7 11)
Chapter 10 In-Class test

Part A: Acid-Base Key Terms
Part B Properties of Acids and Bases
Part C Arrhenius Acids and Bases
Part D Bronsted Lowry Acids/Bases Answers
Part E Ionization of Water
Part F The pH Concept Answers
Part G: Lewis Acids and Bases
Part H: Buffer Solutions
Part  J: Acid-Base Properties of Salts Answer

Part W: Rewrite Equations Ionically
Answers

November 27th
Eleven Chapter 12  Isomer Number Problems Homework
(see Project #25)

Project #25 Isomer Number
                      Problem Assignment:

  a.  Isomer Number Problems Assignment
  b.  Isomenr Number Data Report Form
  c. Play Hexane Isomer Video (mp4 file)

December 4th
Eleven Chapter 12 In-Class Test
(See Chapter 12 Study Pack)

Chapter 12: Organic Compounds
A. Alkane Series  Answers
B. Alkyl Radicals  Answers
C. Structural Isomer Problem  Test Questions

C5H12  and C4H10   5 total isomers;        
 C6H14   5 isomers;  Answers
C4H9Br  4 isomers; Answers                   
C3H6Br2
   4 isomers; Answers
C5H10  5 isomers (cycloalkanes only);
C5H10  5 isomers (alkenes only)
 

D. Recognition of 1o, 2o, 3o, 4o carbons ( 0o, 1o, 2o, 3o , 4o) & hydrogen  Answers
E. Nomenclature of Alkanes and Cycloalkanes  Answers
F. Functional Group Recognition 
Answers

December 4
Twelve End Term Exam
(Chapters 7-14, plus 16)
Complete the 40 question End Term Exam during Week Twelve December 19th
Twelve Online Vocabulary Final Exam
(Chapters 1-17)
Complete the 35-45 question (Fill-in-the-Blank) Vocabulary Final Exam during week Seven (two to three terms from each of the 17 chapters) December 19th
Twelve

Pathway 1 Students Only
Mastering Chemistry Assignments

Finish all 17 Mastering Chemistry Assignments by December 19th. Each Chapter assignment may have an earlier Deadline Date. Student should complete Chapter 1 and the two Optional Orientation assignments October 1; then one/two chapters per week from October 1 through December 11; then the last three chapters 13,14,16 by December 19th From September 24th through December 19th, grades will be posted for the completion of the Path 1 student after the deadline date. Path 2 students will have zeros entered in Blackboard Grade Book, and  Path 2 students should ignore these zeros..it is total point not % which earns a final grade.
Twelve Pathway 2 Students Only
Online Video Quizzes
End of Chapter Quizzes (via Chapter Study Packs)

1. Watch all 15 chapter videos;
2. Study the assigned 15 chapters;
3. Review all 15 chapter Power Points;

4. Complete All Online Video Quizzes in Blackboard's Course Content (Required Path 2 Multiple Choice  Quiz Folders)

5. Complete all End of Chapter Quizzes Outlined the the Chapter Study Packs found Blackboard's Course Information Folder

All Quizzes are open from September 24th  through December 19th. All online Path 2 quizzes must be completed by December 19th.
Twelve

Pathway 3 Students Only
Conceptual Academy Only

The Conceptual Academy Course is divided into six units covering the 17 chapters as follows:
Syllabus: Course ID (Requires $30 fee)
  • Unit : A: Elements of Chemistry (Chapters 1-2-3)
  • Unit : B: Atoms and Bonding (Chapters 4-5-6)
  • Unit : C: Solutions and Reactions (Chapters 7-8-9)
  • Unit : D: Acids, Redox, Organic(Chapters 10-11-12)
  • Unit : E: Chemistry of Life (Chapters 13-14-15) 
  • Unit : F: The Environment (Chapters 16-17)

    If you work in Path 3, all Units are required.

    You are required to (all within Conceptual Academy)
  1. read the chapter
  2. view the videos
  3. take quizzes on the videos viewed (use Video Quiz Button)
  4. at the end of each chapter take a reading quiz

The Academy is setup on a much higher points scale. With 601 video quiz questions worth 1202 points total and 328 reading quiz points, there is a grand total of 1530 points.

Your scores are housed in Conceptual Academy's Grade Book (Not in Blackboard's Grade Book)

On December 18th, The total points earned in Conceptual Academy (1530 max) will be multiplied by 65% (actually 60.5%--but a slight curve (65%) will be used) to equate to the 925 Path 1 or Path 2 Chemistry Content Points scored in Blackboard. The adjusted points will be posted in a new column in Blackboard so the student will be on equal footing with the Path 1 or Path 2 student. As a result, the grade ranges will apply equally to all three paths.

Final Grade Based on Total Earned Points (Points subject to change)

The class is based on Total Points, approximately 1670 give or take +/-(25 to 50). Take the Total Possible and an A will be~ 85% ; B will be ~75% ; C will be 60% ; D will be 50% . F will be less than 50% of earned points. However, the total points may increase or decrease which may change the minimum number of points for an A; a B, and a C (not higher only lower) ~600 Online Chemistry Course Content via Path 1 or Path 2 ~100 Online Midterm and EndTerm exams ~075 Projects, Assignments, Papers ~025 1st Week Explorations
Grade Points
A 85% of 1670 Total Points (1400-1670)
B 75% of 1670 Total Points (1200-1399)
C 60% of 1125 Total Points (1000-1199)
D 50% of 1125 Total Points (750-999)
F Below 750 Total Points

Course Grade Breakdown

Your final grade is based on total points (~1670 maximum): 
approximate 925 Maximum  Points for Chemistry Course Content via Path 1 or Path 2 or Path 3 and
approximate 60 Maximum Points for Online Midterm (Chap 1-6) and
approximate 40 End Term (Chap 7-14,16) Exams; and
approximate  45 points Vocabulary Final Exam and
approximate 300 points In-Class Weekly Closed Book Testing
approximate 130 points Required  Paper & Pencil Homework/Projects
approximate 040 Points for Required Gasoline Project/Activities/Paper Essays (or any  Optional Projects or Optional Chapters (15 & 17) testing.and
approximate 025 points for the 1st Week Explorations. (Most required-some optional) and
approximate 005 points for the Threaded Discussion both required and optional

The content point break down is as follows:

Complete either Pathway #1, Pathway #2, or Pathway #3  for course content (or any of the chapters from any of the pathways as long as 15 required chapters are completed). You select just one pathway to complete a chapter’s activities.:


Pathway #1:   15 Chapter Activities & testing using Mastering Chemistry for ~925 points (Extra Credit for doing Chapters 15 & 17 activities and/or the two optional orientation assignments the first week)
(If a student does not complete the required 15 chapters (1-4, 6-7, 9-10, 12-14, 5, 8, 11, 16) no extra credit for the extra credit chapters may be earned).
(Testing is done entirely through Mastering Chemistry program and not proctored. Most questions have one attempt with immediate feedback for incorrect responses. The entire Chapter activity may not be repeated, but may be complete over several sign-ins  If you earn credit in a chapter through Path 1, then you do not attempt the chapter in Path 2 or Path 3. All Pathway 1 student must complete the online Midterm Exam, End Term Exam, and Vocabulary final exam posted in Blackboards Course Content.


Pathway #2:   15 Chapter Activities using Chapter Power Points; Online Video; Testing on Blackboard for ~900 points (1-4, 6-7, 9-10, 12-14, 5, 8, 11, 16) Extra Credit for doing Chapters  15,  & 17 quizzes) Total Points for Required Chapters  may exceed 900, if so any points over 925 will be considered extra credit. (Testing is not proctored) (unlimited attempts; highest score counts, no time limit). . If you miss the deadline for an activity (Chapter) in Path 1, then you may complete that Chapter in Path 2. Path 2 has no assigned deadlines except the last day of the term (December 19th). It is not only setup as a separate content path, but also for activity makeups for Path 1All Pathway 1 student must complete the online Midterm Exam, End Term Exam, and Vocabulary final exam posted in Blackboards Course Content. (Students may not earn credit for completing the extra credit chapter until they have completed the required 15 chapters)


Pathway #3    17 Chapter Activities totaling 1530 points (all 17 Chapter activities required), which will be factored to 925 by multiplying the CA Grade Book total points earned by 0.65. The Adjusted CA Grade Book points will be entered manually into Blackboard's Grade Book on December 19th. (Testing is not proctored). But each question is worth 2 points. Some quizzes may be repeated, while all reading quizzes may not. All Pathway 3 student must complete the online Midterm, End Term, and Vocabulary final exam post in Blackboards Course Content.

Project/Paper/Activities:
All three Pathway Students may complete any of the not required Project/Paper/Activities to earn up to 300 Extra Credit Points*.

*Up to 80 extra points may be earned through additional course content via completing optional chapters 15 & 17 for Paths 1 & 2,

The student has the choice to select the activities/projects which range from 5 point to 30 points each based on time required to complete the work.


As a rule of thumb, for each one hour spent the activity earns up to 5-10 points; two hours up to 10-20 points, etc.


Threaded Asynchronous Discussions (up to 5 Points). Participation is both required and optional but must be completed prior to the deadlines posted

Required Midterm Exam (~60 Points) will not be Proctored Online Fall 2018 Term (Week 7)

Required End-Term Exam (~40 Points) will not be Proctored Online Fall 2018 Term (Week 12)


 

Summary of Projects/Papers/Activities (Projects have been revised-see Blackboard Course Assignments):

Each of the following Activities may take one to four hours to complete.

1. Scientific Method (Chapter 1) (up to 20 points)
2. Measurement via Gasoline Project (Chapters 1&16&17) (Begins Week 1 and ends last week of term) 40 points) (Required)
3. Critical Thinking-Create Personal Thermometer (Chapter 2)
4. About Elements & Atoms (Chapter 3)
5. About Compounds (Chapter 3)
6. About Electron Configuration (Chapter 4)
7. About Electricity from Nuclear Power Plants (Chapter 5&17)
8. Building Molecules on line(Chapter 6)
9. Water Quality (Chapters 7-8-16)
10-11-12-13. Hybrid and Electric Cars (Chapter 11) (Four activities) (10-20 points each)
14. World Without Oil (Chapter 12 & 17))(10 points)
15. Chemical Reactions Observations and Equation Writing (30 Points required Fall 2018)
16A.  Photovoltaic Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17)
16B.  Wind Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17)
16C.  Solar Thermal Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17)
18. Diet Analysis (Chapter 13)(5-10 points)
19. A Prescription Drug Analyzed  (Chapter 14)(5 points)
20. Toxicology of Commercial Products and Household Chemicals(5 points)
21, Climate Change (Chapter 1, 16, 17) (10-20 points)
22. E.M. Pulse (Chapter 17 section 17.3) (5 Points)
23. Dr Days Cancer Cure Videos (Chapter 14) 5-10 points
24. The Controlled Experiment Demonstration (Chapter 1) 10 points (Required or Project #1)
25. Isomer # Problem (Chapter 12) 30 points
(Required Fall 2018 Term)
26....More will be added as the term progresses.

Course Evaluation is optional: 10-20 extra credit points (5-10 Points FSCJ & 5-10 points Rate My Professor). These surveys are anonymou1. Students must notify via email that they have submitted the course/instructor evaluation by make a screen print of the popup box stating the task has been completed. (Do not send a copy of the survey to your instructor). The FSCJ evaluation window is open to the student during the last two weeks of the term and may not be completed after a final grade has been assigned December 19th). Your instructor may not see your survey until after the final grades have been submitted to the college (December 21st).

FN Grade - Failure for Non-Attendance

During the term, the total points for course content may change as chapters are posted in Blackboard.

The instructor will notify you if the total minimum points for an A (or B or C) is change

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty, in any form, has severe consequences. Click here (http://www.fscj.edu/academic-dishonesty) to view FSCJ’s academic dishonesty definitions and procedures.

Late / Make Up Work

Pathway #1 Activities have a deadline for each chapter. If the deadline passes, then the student must complete the chapter in Pathway 2 to earn credit for that chapter.

Pathway #2 Activities and Testing remain Open until 11:59 pm December 19th therefore there is no late work (The 12 week term ends December 19th.  The December 19th day assumes December 21st will be the B-12 grade deadline. December 18th and 19th are now called completion days (replaces the old final exam days). Traditionally grades are usually due at 2 pm two days after the last day of completion.

 Pathway #3 students must complete all 17 chapters online activities and testing in Conceptual Academy by December 19th.
Pathway #3 is an option and it requires an addition charge of $30 beyond the book purchase

Project #2 Gasoline which is due until the last day of the term may be submit via hard copy during the week of December 4-8.

Classes will not meet f-2-f December 11-19th on campus, but will be virtual so that all activity online may be completed by December 19th.

If the student is behind in completing any of the 15 required chapters of Online testing; and/or the Midterm Exam, then the week of December 11-19 may be used to finish.

The End Term Exam and the Vocabulary Final Exam should be completed online during the week of December 11-19 as scheduled above.

Optional Chapter projects are due on December 19th and must be submitted electronically via email attachment, if not submitted during the last f-f class meeting the week of December 4-9.

The are no make-up for an in-class weekly closed book test (Your score will be zero), unless arranged with the instructor prior to absence. Students must complete additional optional paper or projects to makeup the missed points. Once an in-class test is returned to the class the test is void. A student absent may complete the in-class test during one of the other scheduled f-2-f meeting classes staffed by the instructor or complete the missed test during any of the scheduled office hours--see the office hour/Class Matrix schedule posted in Blackboard's Course Information for the where and when these other classes and office hours are met.

Expected Student Conduct:

http://www.fscj.me/ExpectationsStudentConduct.htm 


Netiquette:

http://www.fscj.me/netiquette.htm 


Electronic Device Policy:

http://www.fscj.me/ElectronicMediaPolicy.htm

Academic Integrity & Cheating:

http://pages.ucsd.edu/~dkjordan/resources/cheat.html