Chemistry for Liberal Arts (105707-1-2195-B12-14-1-1)

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Taylor, John T.

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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. This course will require proctored testing at an approved location. Students may be charged testing fees at off-campus and virtual testing locations. For additional information and resources, please see the College's Online Learning website at https://www.fscj.edu/academics/schools-of-learning/online-learning/online-course-testing.

Course Number / Title: CHM1020 / Chemistry for Liberal Arts

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Term / Year / Session / Length: Summer / 2019 / B / 12

Class Begins 2019-05-28
100% Refund Deadline 2019-06-04 7:00 PM (ET)
Withdraw with "W" Deadline 2019-07-18 11:59 PM (ET)
Class Ends 2019-08-20
College Holiday(s)
07/04/2019

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
LECOnlineOnline - All activities online5/28/2019 - 8/20/2019

Instructional Materials and Equipment

You have several options for purchasing the textbook. All chemistry course content centers on each chapter section in the text.   You purchase the text (and materials)  to complete the chemistry content requirements:
 
1. You may purchase a loose-leaf book in a binder without the Access codes for under $50 from a former student.
2. You may purchase the International softback version on line from International book sales for approximately $72. 
3. You may rent the book from any source.
4. You may purchase or rent a soft back hard copy test from any source
5. You need to have purchased, borrowed, or rented a book to give you permission to view the videos,
which replace the lecture for online students.

The bookstore has the following option:
1. Purchase a new softback test for $218;
2. Buy used fro
m the bookstore the text for $163;
3. Rent the text hard copy $87.20; or
4. rent the text digital $51.25.
5. ala-cart package $172 (not recommended)
Have this done no later than the first day of class January 7, 2019.
If you purchase the ala-cart package for $170+ you get the use of the e-book and receive a loose-leaf notebook hard copy, plus the Mastering Chemistry access code.
You do not have the option to sell the materials back to the bookstore if you drop the class or finish the class by the end of the semester. Once you have broken the shrink wrapped sealed package it is yours.(No Return)
We will not be using the Mastering Chemistry software Spring 2019 term. Keep it unopened and you may resell it online for between $25-$75

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
 (http://blackboard.force.com/publickbarticleview?id=kAB700000008Oom)
 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 online course.

 
 



 
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Required Text / Materials

Accessibility

Florida State College at Jacksonville recognizes the importance of assisting and encouraging all students to reach their full potential. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the College ensures that its admission requirements are uniformly applied, and that its services, activities, facilities and academic programs are accessible to and usable by all qualified students. The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (OSSD) implements and coordinates reasonable accommodations and disability-related services to promote full participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of life.

The Rehabilitation Act defines a disability as an individual who has a physical, mental, or learning disability, which substantially limits one or more major life activity (i.e., seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, sitting, standing, breathing, reading, writing, or performing mathematical calculations, and caring for oneself); or who has a record of such impairment; or who is regarded as having such impairment. Both the impairment and the limitation of a major life activity must be established to be eligible under the ADA.
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, and information from our external web site::
http://www.fscj.me/chm1020.html 

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

WeekTopicAssignmentDue Dates
One 1st Week Exploration Complete Discussion #1 in Blackboard: "Who Am I?" June 6th or when the instructor post the grade after the 6th
One 1st Week Explorations

Complete the following 1st week explorations:
1. Online Contract - 5 points
2. "First Private Email" to the Instructor - 5 points

These explorations  are explained in Blackboard's Course Assignments Folder and via FSCJ Student Email prior to the first day of class May 28th

June 6th or when the instructor post the grade after the 6th
One Gasoline Project - Project #2
(Chapter 1- Section 1.6 Measurement)
http://www.fscj.me/chm1020/Projects/Project2GasolineDemand/Project2GasolineDemandProject.htm August 20th
One Project #1 (Option #1):

The Scientific Method/Controlled Experiment Paper:

Analysis of the Movie Film: Andromeda Strain – 1971

Editorial Review:  .....The movie spends a great deal of time covering the scientific procedures of the high-pressure investigation, and the rising tensions between scientists who have been forced to work in claustrophobic conditions.

  It's all very fascinating if you're interested in scientific method and technological advances, although the film is obviously dated in many of its details......

Project #1-The Scientific Method- (Option #1)
http://fscj.me/chm1020/Projects/Project1ScientificMethod/Project1DescriptionScientificMethod.htm

1.  watch the movie and take notes during the 2:08 hour movie(A WORD document may be down loaded to take notes: (. Andromeda Strain Movie Notes     Download WORD .doc file: Project1FilmNotes.doc) and

2.  Completing the required district question form and writing an analysis  of the film (minimum 2 to 4 (or more) double spaced word processed pages including:

  1. Define the Problem
  2. Describe the procedures used to allow the scientists access to the facility call ‘Wildfire”
  3. Describe examples of the use of the scientific method through experimentation
  4. Describe the chemistry principles discovered to solve the problem.(Section 10.3 Chapter 10)
  5. Your comments
June 10th after studying chapter 1 for full credit 25 points, but must be completed and submitted via email attachments no later than July 15th for 25 points. Five point penality for each week not submitted by July 15th
One

Project #24 (Option #2)
Controlled Experiment Demonstration


Project #24 (Option #2)
http://fscj.me/chm1020/Projects/Project24ControlledExperimentDemonstration/TheControlExperimentDemonstration.htm

Prefer June 10th after studying Chapter 1 for 25 Points  but must be completed no later than June 24th for 25 points. 5 points will be ducted for each week after June 24th.
Week 6+ (July 4th Week) Midterm Gateway Multiple Choice Exam - On line - (Chapters 1-6). Complete the 60 question Gateway Midterm Multiple Choice Exam online during the 4th of July Week (Week 6+)-60 Points Possible- Unlimited attempts - highest grade counts. Must score 36+ to pass Gateway or Chapters 1-6 End of Chapter MC Quizzes total will be reduced  50% of the maximum possible total (-107 Points). Open Book, open Chapters 1-6 Study Packs.  The 60 questions are selected from the End-of-Chapter question pools used for the End-of-chapter quizzes. Many of the same questions already answered in the homework my be on the test. There are 1 to 3 questions from each of the End-of-chapter objections (Parts A, B,..etc.) August 5th for full credit (after August 5th score will be zero and a -107 penalty will be accessed) (Blackboard grade will be adjusted manually by reducing the end of chapter quiz total to 50%)
Week 6+ (July 4th Week) Midterm Gateway Vocabulary Exam (25 questions); unlimited attempts; no time limit; highest grade counts Complete the 25 question Gateway Midterm Vocabulary Exam online during 4th of July Week (Week 6+)-25 Points-  Unlimited attempts - highest grade counts. Must score 18+ to pass Gateway or Chapters 1-6 Vocabulary Quizzes total will be reduced  50% of the maximum total (-18 points). Open Book.  The 25 questions are selected from the End-of-Chapter Vocabulary pools used for the Online Vocabulary Chapter quizzes. Many of the same terms already answered in the chapter homework my be on the test. There are 5 to 8 terms from each of the End-of-chapter Vocabulary Lists August 5th for full credit (after August 5th zero points) Blackboard vocabulary grade will be adjusted manually by reducing the credit to 50%. ( or 18 points)
Week 12 +Completion Days (August 12th + 19-20) Gateway End Term Proctored Multiple Choice Exam
(Chapters 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) (40 Questions)
Complete the 40 question Proctored  Gateway End Term Multiple Choice Exam online during the last week of the term (Week 12+)-40 Points- Proctored - Unlimited attempts - highest grade counts. Must score 24+ to pass Gateway or Chapters 7,9,10,11,12,13 End of Chapter MC Quizzes or total will be reduced  50% of the maximum weekly end-of-chapter quizzes (-61 Points). Open Book, open Chapters 7-13 Study Packs. No cell phones permitted. a calculator is permitted. Students may not leave proctored web site and may not research questions on the Internet. The 40 questions are selected from the End-of-Chapter question pools used for the End-of-chapter quizzes for Chapters 7,9,10,11,12,13. Many of the same questions already answered in the homework may be on the test. There are 1 to 3 questions from each of the End-of-chapter objections (Parts A, B,...etc)
August 12th until August 20th
Week 12 + Completion Days (August 12th + 19th&20th) Online Gateway Proctored Vocabulary Final Exam
(Chapters 1-17)

Complete the 60 question (Fill-in-the-Blank) Vocabulary Gateway Proctored Final Exam during week 12 + Completion Days (August 19-20) (two to eight terms from each of the 17 chapters) 60 points - proctored -unlimited attempts-highest grade counts. Must score 36+ to pass Gateway or Chapters 1-17 Vocabulary Quizzes total will be reduced  50% of the maximum total (-64 Points). Open Book,  No cell phones permitted.  Students may not leave proctored web site and may not research questions on the Internet. The 60 questions are selected from the End-of-Chapter Vocabulary pools used for the Vocabulary Chapter quizzes. Many of the same terms already answered in the chapter vocabulary homework may be on the test. There are 5 to 8 terms from each of the End-of-chapter Vocabulary Lists

August 12-20th
Week 12 + Completion Days All Students
Online Video Quizzes-Chapters 1- 14 + 16
(Found in Blackboard Course Content Folder)

1. Watch all 15 chapter videos; ~130 3-8 minutes each
2. Study the assigned 15 chapters 1-14, +16) textbook;
3. Review all 15 required chapter Power Points;

4. Complete All Online Video Quizzes in Blackboard's Course Content (Required Multiple Choice  Video Quiz Folders) There is one quiz for each chapter section.

All Quizzes are open from May 28th through August 20th. All online Video quizzes must be completed by August 20th*. 

*Please note the deadline date shown in Blackboard is August 25th. The actual date is August 20th for all students, except those Students who qualify for an Incomplete (I Grade). They  may continue working until August 25th to remove the I grade and finish the course. Blackboard after August 25th disappears and Canvas takes its place

Week 12 + Completion Days

All Students
End of Chapter Quizzes (via textbook, online video, power points, Chapter study packs, and/or additional online videos)

1. Watch all 15 chapter videos; ~130 3-8 minutes each
2. Study the assigned 15 chapters 1-14, +16 (textbook);
3. Review all 15 required chapter Power Points (online-optional);
4. Review and Study Chapter Study Packs which provide additional information including worked examples for math application problems

5. Complete all End of Chapter Multiple Choice Quizzes Outlined in the Chapter Study Packs found Blackboard's Course Information Folder. There are 79 small quizzes for 11 of the 15 required chapters totaling 335 possible points.

 

All Quizzes are Open May 26th through August 20th. All online End of Chapter quizzes must be completed by August 20th*. 

*Please note the deadline date shown in Blackboard is August 25th. The actual date is August 20th for all students, except those Students who qualify for an Incomplete (I Grade). They  may continue working until August 25th to remove the I grade and finish the course. Usually students have at least one semester to complete an Incomplete, but FSCJ decided to discontinue Blackboard as of August 25th and the online exercises can NOT be available.

Week 12 + Completion Days All Students will complete the end of chapter vocabulary quizzes for all 17 chapters. Word list for each chapter are located at the end of each chapter.

All Students will complete the end of chapter vocabulary quizzes for all 17 chapters. The quizzes will be worth 4-8 points with 8-16 fill-in-the-blank terms totaling 108 possible points for the 216 vocabulary terms. The words must be exactly as the word list at the end of each chapter, but are not case sensitive. Unlimited attempts, highest grade counts, Report all answer errors to the instructor**

** Please notify the instructor via email of this error stating the exact term from the chapter and what the error is.

All 17 chapter Vocabulary quizzes are open from May 28th through August 20th. All online Chapter Vocabulary  quizzes must be completed by August 20th*. 

*Please note the deadline date shown in Blackboard is August 25th. The actual date is August 20th for all students, except those Students who qualify for an Incomplete (I Grade). They  may continue working until August 25th to remove the I grade and finish the course.

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

The class is based on Total Points, approximately 1000 give or take +/-(25 to 50). Take the Total Possible and an A will be 87% (870) ; B will be 76% (760) 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)
Grade Points
A 87% of 1190 Total Points (1035-1190) (May be lower
B 76% of 1190 Total Points (904-1034) (May be lowere
C 60% of 1190 Total Points (714-903) (May be lowere
D 50% of 1190 Total Points (595-703) (May be lowered
F Below 595 Total Points

Course Grade Breakdown

Your final grade is based on total points (~1190 maximum):

111 Video Quizzes for 455 maximum points
079 End-of-Chapter Quizzes totaling 335 Points
017 Chapter Vocabulary Quizzes totaling 108 Points 

approximate 40 points for Midterm Vocabulary Exam
approximate 60 Maximum Points for Online Midterm Multiple Choice Exam(Chap 1-6)
approximate  40 Maximum Points for End Term(final)  (Chap 7,9,10,11,12,13) Exam
approximate 60 Maximum points for the 17 chapter Vocabulary Final Exam

approximate 050 Points for Required Gasoline Project
approximate 25 Points for Scientific Method Project #1 or #25 or New Project not yet described
approximate 010 points for the 1st Week Explorations. (First Email, Contract)
approximate 007 points for the Threaded Discussion

Approximate Total  1190 points



 

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) (~25 Points)
2. Measurement via Gasoline Project (Chapters 1&16&17) (Begins Week 1 and ends last week of term) 50 points) (Required)
3. Critical Thinking-Create Personal Thermometer (Chapter 2) (~10 points)
4. About Elements & Atoms (Chapter 3) (~10 points)
5. About Compounds (Chapter 3)(~32 points)
6. About Electron Configuration (Chapter 4)(~10 points)
7. About Electricity from Nuclear Power Plants (Chapter 5&17) (~10 points)
8. Building Molecules on line(Chapter 6) (~10-20 points)
9. Water Quality (Chapters 7-8-16) (~10 points)
10-11-12-13. Hybrid and Electric Cars (Chapter 11) (Four activities) (10-20 points each)
14. World Without Oil (Chapter 12 & 17))(15 points)
14a.Online Chemical Reactions Lab (Chapter 9) ~20-30 points
15.  Photovoltaic Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17) ~10 points
16.  Wind Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17) ~10 points
17.  Solar Thermal Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17) ~10 points
18. Diet Analysis (Chapter 13)(10-15 points)
19. A Prescription Drug Analyzed  (Chapter 14)(5-10 points)
20. Toxicology of Commercial Products and Household Chemicals(5-10 points)
21, Climate Change (Chapter 1, 16, 17) (10-20-30 points)
22. E.M. Pulse (Chapter 17 section 17.3) (10-15 Points)
23. Dr Days Cancer Cure Videos (Chapter 14) (10 -15points
24. The Controlled Experiment Demonstration (Chapter 1) ~20 points (Optional or Project #1)
25. Isomer # Problem (Chapter 12) ~20-30 points
33. Metric System/Dimensional Analysis Activity:  Gimli Glider  ~20 points


26...32.More will be added as the term progresses.

Course Evaluation is optional: 20 extra credit points (10 Points FSCJ & 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 (March 1). Your instructor may not see your survey until after the final grades have been submitted to the college (March 1).

FN Grade - Failure for Non-Attendance

Incomplete grade: It must be requested following the guideline set by the college. Students who do not finish by August 20th must speak with the instructor about extension of time. Grades will be submitted August 22nd. Blackboard sunsets on August 23rd. No testing may be done after August 22nd in an incomplete.

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

Communication via Email  All email must have the designated code to begin the SUBJECT.
The Subject Code for this section: B12  (for example Subject: B12: First Email)

All Activities and Testing remain Open until 11:59 pm August 20th therefore there is no late work except the midterm proctored exams (The 12 week term ends August 20th.  The August 20th day assumes August 22nd will be the B-12 term grade deadline.August 19th and August 20th are now called completion days (replaces the old final exam days). Traditionally grades are usually due at 10 pm two days after the last day of completion.

The Midterm exam must be completed by the end of July 15th for full credit. After July 15th, the grade will be zero.

The 1st week explorations must be completed by June 10th. Submission after June 10th (or the day the points are posted in  Blackboard) will earn no points. Likewise the Scientific Method project option must be completed by June  24th to earn full credit otherwise a 50% penalty will be assessed for the work being completed after June 24th or the day after the 24th when the instructor post the grade in Blackboard for this project

Students SHOULD Complete at least one to two chapters per week to finish. Each chapter take several hours of study and testing. You can not do 15 chapters in one week. It is up to the student to set her/his own personal weekly deadlines and assume the professor has programmed Blackboard that the chapter must be completed by midnight on that weekly due date.

The student will notice that the due date for all online testing is August 25th. Because there are so many 3-5 question short testing, a student who qualifies for an incomplete final grade will be able to continue working after August 20th, but must be done no later than the end of the August 25th, unless the college allow for Incomplete grades past the removal of Blackboard.

Please note the college will terminate using Blackboard after the conclusion of Summer Term 2019, and will switch to the Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas, which is the LMS used at UNF.

No optional projects will be accepted after August 21st

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