CHE FOR LIB ART (105707-1-2182-1-1-1-1)

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Taylor, John T.

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday11:00-01:00 a.m.NORTHD-270 office(904) 677-6763
Monday03:00-06:00 p.m.NORTHD270 office(904) 677-6763
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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.

Course Number / Title: CHM1020 / CHE FOR LIB ART

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Term / Year / Session / Length: Spring / 2018 / A / 15

Class Begins 2018-01-08
100% Refund Deadline 2018-01-16 7:00 PM (ET)
Withdraw with "W" Deadline 2018-03-15 7:00 PM (ET)
Class Ends 2018-05-01
College Holiday(s)
01/15/2018, 02/19/2018, 03/18/2018 - 03/24/2018

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.

LECNORTH02071/8/2018 - 5/1/2018Monday1:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Instructional Materials and Equipment

All Hybrid students will complete the course content in Pathway 4. (Pathways 1, 2, or 3 may be completed for extra credit)

  Hybrid students will not be required to watch any of the videos nor complete the online quizzes for these videos. The Hybrid students will complete chapter MC and Vocabulary exams for up to 30% of their final grade.

 Hybrid student will complete up to 30% of their final grade with online testing. In addition to the required MC and vocabulary exams, the hybrid student may complete online video quizzes for each section of each of the required chapter content (1-7, 9-10, 12-14, 16 for extra credit. The online video quizzes are optional

All online testing for hybrid and f2f is completed in Blackboard under course content: Required Online Quizzes and Exams.

Pathway 4 (f2f and Hybrid): Requires a text . No Mastering program is needed. All online course content testing is done through Blackboard (up to 29%) and the remaining (71% or more) includes attendance, class activities, weekly lectures, in-class weekly Path 4 testing, an in-class midterm exam, an in-class end-term exam and projects as assigned.

 Online Delivery System

This course will be delivered using the Blackboard Learn™ course management system.

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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 (

Please use the following checklist to determine your computer readiness.


Online Learning - Florida State College at Jacksonville

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

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


Pathway #2 Course Content Via Blackboard:(not Sold in the Bookstore)
Author:                  Suchocki
Title:                   Conceptual Chemistry (w/out Access Code)
Publisher:               Pearson
Edition:                 5th
ISBN:                    9780321804419 or any other new/used/rented 5th edition of the text


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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.)




Critical Thinking


Information Literacy


Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning


Global Sociocultural Responsibility





(General Education, Course or Program)


Explain and apply major concepts in general chemistry.


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

Demonstrate knowledge of scientific method.


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

Communicate scientific ideas through oral or written assignments.


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.


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/or information from our external web site:: 

  Pathway #4 (Traditional or  f2f-hybrid) (all f2f class students do Path 4 only)

  1. Each week there will be a scheduled weekly exam based on the previous week’s lecture, some assigned additional online videos, and online power points. 13 @ 20-40 points = 260-520 total points. The exams are similar to the Chapter study pack distributed the week before or found online as shown below.
  2. Attendance 36 (hybrid) or 48 (f2f) points
  3. Complete 1st week explorations (25 points)
  4. Completes a midterm exam and an end-term exam in-class on the 6th and 12th week closed book (30 points each; total 60 points)
  5. Complete two to three in-class class activities/projects: Control Experiment (20 points); Dot Structures (20 points) & Isomer # Problem (20 Points).
  6. Completes two-five online activity/projects (Gasoline Demand; Elements; Inorganic Names and Formulas; and electron Configuration)
  7. Complete periodic online discussion questions thread posted weekly based on lecture

On February 26th  there will be a required in-class midterm multiple choice exam, closed book, and a closed book fill-in-the blank vocabulary midterm with a chapter by chapter word list for students. 20-40 MC questions taken from online chapter MC exams (20 points) and 10-20 Fill-in-the-Blank questions 10 points

On April 30th   there will be a required end-term multiple choice exam, closed book, and a closed book fill-in-the blank vocabulary end-term with a chapter by chapter word list for all students.

Midterm exams covers all the chapters completed from January 8th  through February 17th    . End term exams cover only the chapters completed from February 26th  through April 30th .

Students absent for the in-class Midterm or End-term exams will not be allowed to makeup the missed exams and be scored a zero out of 30-50.

WeekTopicAssignmentDue Dates
One Hybrid Class Orientation January 8th
Week One

1st Email
Time Study
Brain Dominance
Learning Style Inventory


1st Week Explorations Week Three (January 22)
One-Fifteen Reference Handout Gasoline Project April 30th
One-Eleven Reference Handout Scientific Method Project Week Eleven (March 26th)
Week Eight Chapter 1-6
Required General Multiple Choice
Midterm Exam Week Eight (February 26th)
Week Sixteen Chapters 7-14
Required General Multiple Choice
End Term Exam Week Sixteen (April 30th)

Final Grade Based on Total Earned Points

The class is based on Total Points, approximately 800 give or take +/-(25 to 50). Take the Total Possible and A will be 85% ; B will be 70%; and C will be 55%
Grade Points
A 85% of 800 Total Points or 600 (if less than 800 t
B 70% of 800 Total Points or 500 (if less than 800
C 50% of 800 Total Points or 400 (if less than 800
D 40% of 800 Total Pointaor or 300 (if less than 8
F Below300 Total Points

Course Grade Breakdown

Tentative Point Breakdown

Your final grade is based on total points (800 maximum): 

The content point breakdown is as follows:

1. Attendance 24 classes @ 2 points = 48 Possible Point

2. 1st Week Explorations (27 Points):
    a. First Email 5 points
    b. Time Study 5 points
    c. Brain Dominance 5 points
    d. Myers Brigg (MBTI) 5 points
    e. LSI 7 points

3. Weekly In-Class Paper and Pencil Chapter Exams based on Chapter Study Pack
     11@ 25-30 = 300 points

4. Required Online Multiple Choice/Fill-in-the Blank Vocabulary Quizzes
     13 Chapters @ 20-30 Points per chapter = 300 Points

5. Midterm In-Class Closed Book Exam (February 26th Monday)  30-50 points

6. End Term In-Class Closed Book Exam (April 30th Monday) 30-50 Points

7. Projects/Papers/In-class Activities  40 Points(additional for Extra Credit)

8. Threaded Asynchronous Discussions (20-25 Points).

Total Points Possible:   800 points

9.  Online Extra Credit Video Quizzes (Path 2/4) (up to 250 extra credit points)

10. Optional Extra Credit Chapters (8, 11, 15, 17)

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

Course Evaluation is optional: 20 extra credit points (10 Points FSCJ & 10 points Rate My Professor). These surveys are anonymous. 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 May 2). Your instructor may not see your survey until after the final grades have been submitted to the college (May 4th).)

Summary of Projects/Papers/Activities:

Each of the following Activities may take one to four hours to complete.
1. Scientific Method (Chapter 1) (10 points)
2. Measurement via Gasoline Project (Chapters 1&16&17) (Begins Week 1 and ends last week of term) 20 points-Required*)
3. Critical Thinking-Create Personal Thermometer (Chapter 2) (5 points)
4. About Elements & Atoms (Chapter 3) (5 points)
5. About Compounds (Chapter 3)(5 points)
6. About Electron Configuration (Chapter 4)(5 points)
7. About Electricity from Nuclear Power Plants (Chapter 5&17) (10 points)
8. Building Molecules on line(Chapter 6) (5 points)
9. Water Quality (Chapters 7-8-16) (5 points)
10-11-12-13. Hybrid and Electric Cars (Chapter 11) (Four activities) (5 points each)
14. World Without Oil (Chapter 12 & 17))(5 points)
15.  Photovoltaic Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17) 5 points
16.  Wind Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17) 5 points
17.  Solar Thermal Renewal Energy Source (Electricity)(Chapter 17) 5 points
18. Diet Analysis (Chapter 13)(5 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 points)
22. E.M. Pulse (Chapter 17 section 17.3) (5 Points)
23. Dr Days Cancer Cure Videos (Chapter 14) 5 points
24. The Controlled Experiment Demonstration (Chapter 1) 5 points
25. Isomer # Problem (Chapter 12) 10 points

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

Other Grading

A Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) grade indicates that a student has failed a course due to non-attendance. It is calculated as an “F” in the student’s grade point average. For students receiving financial aid, failure for non-attendance may require the student to refund to the College all or part of his or her aid. The FN grade will be assigned by the faculty member at any time following the final withdrawal date for the course. See the College’s page on Grading policies ( )for more information.

Drop for Non-Attendance deadline is October 3rd. Students must have attended at least one of the four scheduled periods or make prior arrangements with the instructor for being absent the first two weeks.

FN Grade - Failure for Non-Attendance

Other Grading

A Failure for Non-Attendance (FN) grade indicates that a student has failed a course due to non-attendance. It is calculated as an “F” in the student’s grade point average. For students receiving financial aid, failure for non-attendance may require the student to refund to the College all or part of his or her aid. The FN grade will be assigned by the faculty member at any time following the final withdrawal date for the course. See the College’s page on Grading policies ( )for more information.

Drop for Non-Attendance deadline is October 2nd. Students must have attended at least one of the two scheduled periods or make prior arrangements with the instructor for being absent the first two weeks.

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty, in any form, has severe consequences. Click here ( to view FSCJ’s academic dishonesty definitions and procedures.

Late / Make Up Work

Pathway #4 Activities have weekly deadlines for in-class testing. There is no makeup in-class testing for students absent. Students will complete the Path#2 activities for that chapter as makeup before the end of the course.

Required Projects are due Tuesday May 2nd

Optional Chapter projects are due on Tuesday May 2nd

Each lecture class attended is worth 2 points. Students signing in after 1:00 pm or leaving before 1:30 pm before the official end of the class period will earn only 1 point. 
Students arriving late for the weekly test will have to remain after class to take the test or received a zero. 
Make Up Work: 

Students missing a test day, will take the test after class the following class period (8:00-8:30pm) or receive a zero. 
Once a test has been graded and returned no make up for that test will be allowed. 
If a test has not been returned graded at the end of the next assigned test day, all students completing the test? during the scheduled test period will be given a grade of 100%. Absent students will have to makeup a late graded test and be graded on content mastered.


Expected Student Conduct: 


Electronic Device Policy:

Academic Integrity & Cheating: