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									                                                    COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD

                                                                                                   Course Control Number: 000411842

                                                                                                           Course Outline Approval Dates
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         Palo V College                                                                                                  Curriculum   Board of
                                                                                                                         Committee    Trustees
One College Drive, Blythe, CA 92225
(760) 921-5500                                                                                     Face-to-Face             4/14/11    4/26/11
                                                                                                   Correspondence
                                                                                                   Ed.
                                                                                                                            4/14/11    4/26/11
                                                                                                   Distance Ed.             4/14/11    4/26/11




    1.   Course Information. Course Initiator: Biju Raman

    Subject Area and Course Number:                         Course Title:
    CHE 101                                                 Introduction to General Chemistry
    New Course       Revised     Updated              Static ID A10801              TOP Code 1905.00              Credit Status Request
                                                                                                                  For Credit-Degree applicable
    Classification Code                          SAM Code                                                         Course prior to college level
    A=Liberal Arts and Sciences                  E=Non-occupational                                               Y=Not applicable
    Noncredit category                                       Meets a unique need:    Course duplicated:              Demand/Enrollment Potential:
    A=UC and CSU                                             Yes        No           Yes       No                    Yes          No
    Transfer request                                    Articulation request:
    A=UC and CSU                                        UC              CSU             CSU-GE                      IGETC
    Basic Skills                                        Funding Agency                                                       Course Program Status
    N=Not a Basic Skills Course                         Y=Not Applicable                                                     1=Program Applicable
    Co-Op Status                                        Special Class Status
    N=Not Part of a Co-Op Program                       N=Course is Not a Special Class

JUSTIFICATION FOR NEED:
CHE 101 is one of many chemistry courses on record and is a recommended course to all science majors or chemistry students. CHE 101 is also an elective
for all students, and counts towards Area B1 (Physical Sciences) for the Associates of Arts Degree requirements and towards Area B (Natural Sciences) for
the Associate of Sciences Degree requirements. This course has been regularly offered for many years and provides students the necessary course work to
fulfill transfer requirements to a four-year university.



CATALOG DESCRIPTION:



This course is a preparatory course for students who have never had chemistry and covers the metric system, atoms and elements,
bonding, solids, liquids, gases, stoichiometry, solutions, reactivity, and acids and bases. It is appropriate for nursing students, hotel
and restaurant management students, as well as students who will pursue higher level chemistry.
SEMESTER UNITS: 4.0

Course Length: Lecture: 54 Laboratory: 54 Clinic/Field:




PRE-REQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES AND ADVISORIES:

ENG 099 Eligible.
MAT 086/088 Eligible




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OBJECTIVES and LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Solve problems using procedures outlined in class.
2. Identify the states of matter and the transitions between them.
3. Compare elements, compounds and mixtures.
4. Apply the Law of Conservation of Matter to balance chemical equations and solve simple stoichiometry problems.
5. Determine atomic structure and chemical properties of elements from their position in the periodic table.
6. Perform conversions between molarity, mass of solute and volume of solution.
7. Draw the Lewis Structure and determine the shape and polarity of a simple compound from its formula.
8. Know the rules for nomenclature of simple inorganic compounds.
9. Identify acids and bases, acidic and basic solutions and calculate pH.
10. Carry out simple laboratory experiments using common chemical measuring devices and safety precautions.




COURSE OUTLINE AND SCOPE:


1. Outline of topics or content:
1. Basic Concepts of scientific thought.
2. Measurement
3. Atoms and Atomic Masses
4. Electronic Configuration of the Atom
5. Chemical Bonding
6. Nomenclature
7. Formula Calculations
8. Chemical Reactions
9. Net Ionic Equations
10. Stoichiometry
11. Molarity
12. Gases
13. Atomic and Molecular Properties
14. Solids and Liquids, Energies of Physical and Chemical Changes
15. Solutions
16. Oxidation Numbers
17. Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium
18. Acid-Base Theory
19. Organic Chemistry
20. Nuclear Reactions

2. If a course contains laboratory or clinic/field hours, list examples of activities or topics:
Laboratory exercises will involve applied exercises that cover the following topics:
    1. Density of a liquid or solid
    2. Valence Shell Electron Pair repulsion method
    3. Compound types
    4. Synthesis of a compound
    5. Reaction types
    6. Empirical formula
    7. Acids and bases
    8. Periodicity
    9. Quantum mechanics

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3. Examples of reading assignments:
Reading assignments are required. They may include, but are not limited to, the following:
"Aspirin: new life for an old drug" Chemistry in Britain, June, 1996, 8.
"The Image Maker", article on the use of MRI for medical imaging. Chemistry in Britain, June, 1996, 43.
"Room at the bottom", nanotechnology, Chemistry in Britain, July, 1996, 29.
"A great British Invention", history of sulfuric acid manufacture, Chemistry in Britain, July, 1996, 39.


4. Examples of writing assignments:
Writing assignments are required and may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Students will be required to complete a 500 word written report on Chemical Bonding

5. Appropriate assignments to be completed outside of class:
Homework exercises, textbook reading, Internet research, access of class website, and preparation for class presentations. Outside assignments
may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1 Researching appropiate topics.
2. Reading a scientific journal.
3. Studying as needed to perform successfully in class.
4. Providing written answers to assignmed questions.


6. Appropriate assignments that demonstrate critical thinking:
Critical thinking essays are required, but not limited to, the following:

1. Why do atoms combine to form compounds?
2. How can we predict the products of a chemical reaction?
3. What were the first elements created at the beginning of the universe?


7. Other assignments (if applicable):
As directed by instructor.




Curriculum Committee approved template 12/9/10
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8. Face-to-Face Course Sections:

Face-to-face education is a mode of delivery in which instruction is delivered in a traditional classroom setting, with instructor and students
located simultaneously in the same classroom facility.


    a. Describe the methods of instruction.
       A variety of instructional techniques will be used, including, but not limited to the following: field trips, homework exercises,
       lectures, classroom discussions, demonstrations, videos, PowerPoint presentations, computer-aided exercises, and collaborative
       group exercises. Guest speakers may also be used when appropriate.




    b. Describe the methods of evaluating of student performance.
       Students will be graded based on their performance in the following areas: exams, quizzes, research papers, homework and field trip
       exercises, group exercises, participation, and in-class presentations.




    c. Describe how the confidentiality of the student’s work and grades will be maintained.

         Instructors shall make reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of students’ grades and graded work consistent with practices
         described in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).




    d.   If the course has a lab component, describe how lab work is to be conducted and how student work is to be
         evaluated.
         As part of this course, students will be required to perform laboratory experiments and/or exercises. Lab exercises are designed to
         supplement lecture and readings with hands-on experiences. For most labs, collaborative learning is required and group members are
         required to work together collectively. The lab activities will take place during class time. Lab activities/assignments will constitute a
         significant portion of the students overall grade. Each lab activity is reviewed, corrected and graded by the instructor, providing
         feedback to the student allowing for any areas of deficiency to be identified.




Note: Students will be encouraged by instructors of this course to direct themselves to the College’s Disabled Students’
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Programs and Services (DSP&S) department if they believe they have a learning disability.

9. Correspondence Education Course Sections (correspondence, hybrid correspondence)

Correspondence education is a mode of delivery in which instructional materials are delivered by mail, courier or electronic transmission to
students who are separated from the instructor by distance. Contact between instructor and student is asynchronous. Hybrid correspondence
education is the combination of correspondence and face-to-face interaction between instructor and student.



    a. Describe the methods of instruction.
       Methods of instruction for this course taught via distance education may include, but are not limited to: instructional materials
       delivered by mail, email correspondence, private consultation, voicemail, video presentations, and instruction by computer-aided
       projects.

    b. Describe the methods of evaluating student performance.
       Students enrolled in this course via distance education will be graded based on their performance in the following areas: exams,
       exercises from the lab manual, internet exercises, and short essays.

    c. Describe how regular, effective contact between the instructor and a student is maintained.
       Weekly or biweekly contact between the instructor and student is conducted via the exchange of exercises, reading activities, and lab
       assignments. The aforementioned materials are distributed to individual students, completed and then graded by the instructor. The
       instructor makes comments, instructional advice and notes on the materials and returns the graded work to the student for evaluation
       and subsequent learning. Following each exam, the student is provided with a progress report allowing the student to know with
       certainty his or her standing in the course.

         (Note: Regular, effective contact includes, but is not limited to, exams; quizzes; essays; research papers; graded homework
         assignments; syllabus receipt; office hours; instant messaging; and synchronous online discussions, e-mails, letters, notes, phone
         calls, or postings on the Bridge between instructor and student.)


    d. Describe procedures that help verify the individual submitting class work is the same individual enrolled in the
       course section.

         Consistent with policy elements listed in the ACCJC’s “Policy on Distance Education and on Correspondence Education,” the
         College verifies the identity of a student who participates in class or coursework by using, at the College’s discretion, such methods
         as a secure log-in and password, proctored examinations, or other technologies or practices that are developed and effective in
         verifying each student’s identification.


    e. Describe procedures that evaluate the readiness of a student to succeed in a correspondence or hybrid
       correspondence course section.

         The procedure consists of a short assessment questionnaire prepared by the instructor and self-administered by the student. The
         questionnaire evaluates areas such as working independently, adhering to timelines, and familiarity with working online and with
         computer technology. The student uses the resulting score to evaluate his or her readiness to take the course in a correspondence or
         hybrid correspondence instructional mode.


    f.   Describe how the confidentiality of the student’s work and grades will be maintained.
         Instructors shall make reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of students’ grades and graded work consistent with practices
         described in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


    g. If the course has a lab component, describe how lab work is to be conducted and how student work is to be
       evaluated.
       As part of this course, students will be required to perform laboratory experiments and/or exercises. Lab exercises are designed to
       supplement lecture and readings with hands-on experiences. For most labs in this mode of instruction, learning independently is
Curriculum Committee approved template 12/9/10
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         required and students are required to work autonomously. The lab activities will take place during sections of the course as outlined
         by the instructor. Lab activities/assignments will constitute a significant portion of the students overall grade. Each lab activity is
         reviewed, corrected and graded by the instructor, providing feedback to the student allowing for any areas of deficiency to be
         identified.

    h. If the course requires specialized equipment, including computer and computer software or other equipment,
       identify the equipment, and describe how it is to be accessed by students.
       This course does not require any specialized equipment, however computer access is beneficial for additional exploration of the
       topics discussed within this course.


Note: Students will be encouraged by instructors of this course to direct themselves to the College’s Disabled Students’
Programs and Services (DSP&S) department if they believe they have a learning disability.


10. Distance Education Course Sections (online, ITV, hybrid)

Online education is a mode of delivery in which all instruction occurs online via the Internet. Student and instructor access to email and the
Internet is required. Students are required to complete class work using email, chat rooms, discussion boards and other instructional online
venues. Interactive television (ITV) is a mode of synchronous delivery in which instruction occurs via interactive television (closed circuit).
Hybrid instruction is a combination of face-to-face instruction and online instruction.

    a. Describe the methods of instruction.
       Methods of instruction for this course taught via online, ITV, or hybrid instruction may include, but are not limited to: instructional
       materials delivered by online interface (“The Bridge”), email correspondence, private consultation, voicemail, video presentations,
       and instruction by computer-aided projects.

    b. Describe the methods of evaluating student performance.
       Students enrolled in this course via distance education will be graded based on their performance in the following areas: exams,
       exercises from the lab manual, internet exercises, and short essays.

    c. Describe how regular, effective contact between the instructor and a student is maintained.
       Daily, weekly or biweekly contact between the instructor and student is conducted via the exchange of discussions, chats, forum
       threads, exercises, reading activities, and lab assignments. The aforementioned materials are distributed to individual students via the
       online interface (“The Bridge”), completed and then graded by the instructor. The instructor makes comments, instructional advice
       and notes on the materials and returns the graded work to the student for evaluation and subsequent learning. Following each exam,
       the student is provided with a progress report allowing the student to know with certainty his or her standing in the course.
       Additionally, the online interface provides a gradebook function allowing the students to follow their standing within the class.

         (Note: Regular, effective contact includes, but is not limited to, exams; quizzes; essays; research papers; graded homework
         assignments; syllabus receipt; office hours; instant messaging; and synchronous online discussions, e-mails, letters, notes, phone
         calls, or postings on the Bridge between instructor and student.)


    d. Describe procedures that help verify the individual submitting class work is the same individual enrolled in the
       course section.

         Consistent with policy elements listed in the ACCJC’s “Policy on Distance Education and on Correspondence Education,” the
         College verifies the identity of a student who participates in class or coursework by using and the College’s discretion, such methods
         as a secure log-in and password, proctored examinations, or other technologies or practices that are developed and effective in
         verifying each student’s identification.


    e. Describe procedures that evaluate the readiness of a student to succeed in an online, ITV or hybrid course
       section.
       The procedure consists of a short assessment questionnaire prepared by the instructor and self-administered by the student. The
       questionnaire evaluates areas such as working independently, adhering to timelines, and familiarity with working online and with
       computer technology. The student uses the resulting score to evaluate his or her readiness to take the course in an online, ITV or
Curriculum Committee approved template 12/9/10
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        hybrid instructional mode.


   f.   Describe how the confidentiality of the student’s work and grades will be maintained.

        Instructors shall make reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of students’ grades and graded work consistent with practices
        described in the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


   g. If the course has a lab component, describe how lab work is to be conducted and how student work is to be
      evaluated.
      As part of this course, students will be required to perform laboratory experiments and/or exercises. Lab exercises are designed to
      supplement lecture and readings with hands-on experiences. For most labs in this mode of instruction, learning independently is
      required and students are required to work autonomously. The lab activities will take place during sections of the course as outlined
      by the instructor and delivered via the online interface (“The Bridge”). Lab activities/assignments will constitute a significant portion
      of the students overall grade. Each lab activity is reviewed, corrected and graded by the instructor, providing feedback to the student
      allowing for any areas of deficiency to be identified.

   h.   If the course requires specialized equipment, including computer and computer software or other equipment,
        identify the equipment, and describe how it is to be accessed by students.
        This course requires specialized computer equipment including but not limited to the following:
                 1. Open access to a computer,
                 2. Open access to the Internet,
                 3. Word processing software and knowledge of how of its use,
                 4. ITV stations in each location,
                 5. Smartboards in each location, and
                 6. Access to and knowledge of email functions.

Note: Students will be encouraged by instructors of this course to direct themselves to the College’s Disabled Students’
Programs and Services (DSP&S) department if they believe they have a learning disability.




Curriculum Committee approved template 12/9/10
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REPRESENTATIVE TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER READING AND STUDY MATERIALS:

List author, title, and current publication date of all representative materials.
Timberlake, Basic Chemistry, 2nd edition, 2008 and lab manuals




SIGNATURES:


COURSE INITIATOR: _________________________________________                     DATE:

LIBRARY:               _________________________________________                DATE: ___________________________

CHAIR OF CURRICULUM COMMITTEE: ________________________                         DATE: ___________________________

SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT:                 _________________________             DATE: ___________________________




Curriculum Committee approved template 12/9/10

								
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