INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
Instructor: Jennifer Tillinger, Ph.D. Day & Time: MWR 7:30-9:35 a.m.
Office: 347 HHS Room: 195 HHS
Phone: (248) 370-2883
Office Hours: MWR 9:45-10:30 or by appointment
1. Textbook Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry,
John McMurry, Mary Castellion, and David Ballantine - 5th Edition
2. Other iClicker (handheld electronic device), Scantron forms 882
3. Recommended: Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Study Guide and Full
Solutions Manual, John McMurry and Mary Castellion - 5th Edition
Week Date Agenda Week Date Agenda
1 6/29 Introduction / Chapter 12 5 7/27 Exam 2 (Ch 16-19)
Chapter 21(following exam)
7/1 Chapter 12 7/29 Chapter 22
7/2 Chapter 13 7/30 Chapter 22 / Chapter 23
Takehome Asmt #3
2 7/6 Chapter 13 / Chapter 14 6 8/4 Chapter 23
7/8 Chapter 14 / Chapter 15 8/5 Exam 3
Takehome Asmt#1 Chapter 24(following exam)
7/9 Chapter 15 8/6 Chapter 24 / Chapter 25
3 7/13 Exam 1 (Ch 12-15) 7 8/10 Chapter 25 / Chapter 26
Chapter 16 (following exam)
7/15 Chapter 16 / Chapter 17 8/12 Chapter 26 / Chapter 27
7/16 Chapter 17 8/13 Chapter 28
4 7/20 Chapter 18 8 8/18 Final Exam
Takehome Asmt #2 (Tuesday, 8am –11am)
7/22 Chapter 19
7/23 Chapter 20 / Chapter 21
*August 3, 2009 is the last day for an Official Withdrawal.
**Take home assignments due 7/8, 7/20, 7/30
Prerequisite: CHM 104 or the equivalent to this course, or knowledge of general chemistry.
Chemistry 201 (CHM 201) is the second semester of a one year course in general, organic and biological chemistry.
This course will give a basic overview of organic chemistry and biochemistry emphasizing the physiological aspects.
The topics covered are nomenclature using IUPAC rules; structure, function and reactivity of organic compounds;
and protein, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. This course in not intended for chemistry majors, premed etc.
1. Name compounds using IUPAC rules.
2. Identify compounds and their biological functions.
3. Know the major metabolic pathways for lipid, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism and the final products
associated with these pathways.
4. Be familiar with some of the major chemical messengers, hormones and neurotransmitters, and understand
how chemical messengers work.
5. Have a general understanding of the physiological relevance of the organic compounds discussed.
You are expected to attend each as scheduled, appear on time, take relevant notes, participate in discussion,
and behave in a manner which allows every other class member the best possible environment for success.
Attendance is recorded using your iClicker. A small portion of your grade in this course is from graded questions
given throughout the lecture period using your iClicker. A lot of material will be covered in a very short period of
time. There is a lot of memorization for this class. A good study aid is to make 3x5 flashcards. Ultimately to
succeed in this class, it is imperative to stay focused, and keep up with the class material by studying
daily. If you are late to class, please enter through the upper level doors so you will not disturb the class.
The take-home assignments are worth 10% of your grade. They will be distributed at the beginning of the
unit in which they are due. Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period in which they are due (7:30
a.m. on their due date – listed on the tentative schedule). Any assignment turned in after that time will be
considered late. If you are late to class the assignment is considered late. Late assignments will be
penalized 20% per day that it is late.
In addition to the Take-home assignments, I strongly recommend for you to do all the homework at the end of
each chapter including Applications and General Questions and Problems, unless otherwise indicated. There
are additional problems available through the MediaPak and/or Study Guide, and practice tests posted on
Moodle. This homework will not be collected, but is again strongly recommended. Repetition is one of the best
ways to become proficient in the material.
3. In-class Assessments & Exams:
In class Assessment:
The in-class assessments points will be worth 15% of your total grade. Each student is required to purchase an
iClicker which will be used during lecture. Throughout the lecture period graded multiple choice questions will be
randomly given to the class. The students will respond to the question within the allotted time using their
iClicker. Each student can receive up to two (2) points per question asked. They will receive one (1) point for
just answering the question, and one (1) point for answering the question correctly. The questions asked can be
from previously covered material; from material covered in lecture that day; or any definitions from the current
chapter not yet discussed in lecture.
To receive any points you must be present in class and use your iClicker to answer the questions. No make-up
questions for missed days will be given.
Each student must register their iClicker online at www.iclicker.com before July 1, 2009. Students that do not
register their iClicker will not receive any in class assessment points.
There will be three exams (100 points each) during the semester and a comprehensive final exam (150 points).
You will need scantron form 882 for all exams. All exams will be given at the beginning of class. Please be
prompt, or you may not have enough time.
Make-up exams will only be granted for students who have experienced extreme circumstances and notified the
instructor within 12 hours of the missed exam. The instructor is the sole judge of the circumstances that qualify
as a condition sufficient for a make-up exam. If the instructor is not notified within 12 hours of a missed exam,
then the student will not be allowed to make-up the missed exam and will receive a zero grade for that exam.
During exams the only electron device that is can be used is a non-graphing calculator if necessary.
The use of cellular phones, radio/MP3 players with headsets, graphing calculators, or any other
electronic device not approved by the instructor will not be allowed. Also, no hats and turn off cellular
phones during exams. Once an exam begins, you will not be allowed to leave the room and return to
complete your exam.
No extra credit assignments will be given.
Final numeric grades will be determined as follows: A 90% of the maximum points will be assigned a 4.0 grade.
A 50% score of the maximum points will be assigned a 1.0 grade, with a linear grade scale between. Students
with points totaling less than 50% of the total points possible will receive a 0.0 grade.
Your lowest exam grade may be replaced by your grade in the comprehensive final exam given
at the end of the semester if you have shown significant improvement throughout the semester.
Three (3) exams (100 pt each) 50%
Take-home assignments 10%
In-class Assessment 15%
Comprehensive final exam (150 pt) 25%
Total Points 100%
Students are expected to uphold the academic standards set by Oakland University. The work submitted
by any student should be their own work. Students suspected of academic misconduct will be reported to
the academic conduct committee. Examples of academic misconduct are but not limited to looking off another
students exam, the use of materials not authorized by the instructor like cheat sheets or electronic
equipment, obtaining copies of exam questions prior to the exam date, changing answers on your exam
sheet after grading, the submission of assignments that has been copied from another student’s work,
plagiarism, or another student taking tests or completing the course for you. Students found guilty of
academic misconduct will receive a zero grade for this course. For further details see Academic Conduct
Policies section (p. 77 – 78) in the 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog.