CHEM1350 General Chemistry I

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 3 Natural Sciences. This is the first course in a two-semester sequence that, upon completion of the sequence, meets the general chemistry requirements for the Biology (Minnesota State Transfer Pathway) AS degree. Fundamental chemical concepts including measurements, nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, thermochemistry and the behavior of gasses are explored. This course includes two hours of required lab per week. Attendance in the first week lab safety session is mandatory.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of experimental and theoretical chemistry.
  • Explain and apply skills in analytical thinking and problem solving, and apply scientific methods to experimental data.
  • Demonstrate skills in laboratory operations including making accurate and precise measurements, preparing solutions, operating instrumentation, experimental design, and the interpretation and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data and results.
  • Communicate their own data and analysis in oral and written communications that uses tables and graphs, describes detailed experimental procedures, and clearly explains conclusions, in order to create clear and compelling papers, posters, or presentations.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in the classroom and in the laboratory.
  • Apply learned concepts to everyday situations and experiences and critically evaluate contributions to science reported in the media; identify valid approaches to scientific problem solving and reporting.

Prerequisite

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4 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other