CHM-107LL (Lab) Syllabus Spring 2016:Class 19075 (hybrid)
Welcome to Chemistry & Society
A Survey of Chemistry and its Impact on Society

Instructors:Ken Costello and Dana Wang


Two Lab Manuals:†† There is a printed lab manual, but itís not in the bookstore.It will be checked out to you along with your lab equipment.The printed lab manual is for the labs done on campus.†† The other lab manual is online, which will cover the experiments you do at home.No cost for either lab manual.

General Education Designation:
Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] when both CHM107 and CHM107LL are taken.

Non-Nursing, Non-Science Majors: This class is not for students going into nursing or other science fields.  Science majors could take this class but later when they take CHM130 or higher, the CHM107 class would count only as an elective.  For non-science majors this is a great class to get your science with lab credit. 

Course Hybrid Structure:†† Being a hybrid class, the class is split between face-to-face classroom time and working at home.†† For example, this lab would normally meet about 14 times during the semester, but we will meet on-campus only 10 times partially because of some holidays but also because you will be doing some experiments at home, which normal labs donít do.

On-Campus meeting place:†† Room C309.†† Time:Mondays, 1pm to 3pm-3:50pm
Off Campus Field Labs:These are done at home, work, or any other place away from the college.These are done the week following the lab.

Cyberspace meeting places:Chemistryland, Canvas, and Sapling Learning websites

CHM107LL Home Page at Chemistryland: †††

Canvas login page (announcements):

Sapling Learning website (testing): ††

Office:††† No office but we can make arrangements for a place to meet.

Office Hours:†† No set office hours, but available by email or phone all through the day (9am to 11pm) except on Mondays between 11am and 4pm while Iím in class.Mondays before 11am or after 4pm are good for setting up face-to-face tutoring or meetings at the main campus.

Contact for Ken Costello:††† Phone:(480) 202-2993†† Email: (specific for this class-preferred)

Contact for Dana Wang:Phone:(602) 285-7143 (messages through departmentís administrative secretary, Rita)

CalendarSchedule.jpgCourse Schedule:The lab class meets on campus 10 times. There are a couple of Mondays where we wonít meet for class.Thatís the same 2 days the CHM107 on-campus lecture doesnít meet.

Tests, Quizzes, and Grading:The on-campus labs have worksheets to turn in. So those will be used to give your credit for your lab work.You will also be doing some experiments at home and will be turning in lab reports for those as well. ††You will also have post lab quizzes.†† There will also be a lab final.†† Those will either be on Sapling Learning, on Canvas, accessed from the CHM107LL home page, or handed out at the end of each lab.

Scoring: ††

10 on-campus labs at 100 points each (50 points for doing the lab & 50 points for how you do on your turned-in worksheets).†† Total is 1000 points.

10 Field labs (lab activities done away from campus) at 35 points each. 350 points total.

10 post-lab quizzes at 25 points each for 250 points total.

Cleanliness of lab drawer checked at middle & end of semester.200 points total.

1 Lab Final worth 200 points.
Total Points for Course is 2000.
††††† ††††††††††††††††† Grading scale:% of possible points.

A> 90 %††† B> 80%†††† C> 70%††††† D> 60%††† F<60%†††††† Extra credit assignments available



Course Competencies as per Maricopa College District:

1. Identify chemical hazards and hazard warning signs (such as the 4-bar Hazardous Material Information System, the 4-diamond National Fire Protection Association System and Material Safety Data Sheets). 

2. Record observations accurately. 

3. Prepare written reports, present data in a logical format, analyze data, and report conclusions. 

4. Use measuring devices and report measurements with the proper number of digits. 

5. Apply the principles and concepts presented in lecture (CHM107) to laboratory experiments. 

6. Use laboratory equipment properly and safely.

Lab Safety and Stockroom Policies:††† Be sure to read and follow the information in Lab 1, which covers safety and stockroom policies.


Course Withdrawal Policy:Be aware there is a date which the Admissions Office will not accept withdrawals without the instructorís signature. and the 45 day roster update:††† Around the 45th day after the semester begins, Iím required to drop anyone who is not actively engaged in their class by missing classesand not making satisfactory progress on field labs and post-lab quizzes.††

Student Guide:
All Maricopa Community College students are expected to be familiar with the Student Guide that explains the policies, procedures, and resources for students. Here is the web address for the Student Guide.

Besides student responsibilities, it has a wealth of other information, too.

Students by riverDisability Support Services:If you have or think you have a disability, including a learning disability, please make an appointment with an advisor or the Disabilities Resources and Services center as soon as possible (tel. (602)285-7477, fax. (602)285-7663, video phone (623)208-4063).You will be assisted with appropriate accommodations in your classes.

Summary:I think doing labs on campus along with lab in the field is the best way to get acquainted with chemistry. You canít always depend on others to provide a safe environment.  You need to be able to check some things for yourself.   Welcome to Chemistry & Society laboratory class. Now, let's see whatís in this waterÖ