Introductory Chemistry

Course Details

Course Number: 1103  Section Number: 101

Fall 2010

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 127

Days & Times:

MWF     11:00 - 11:50 AM

Course Attachments

Syllabus  CHEM1103sylNEWF10.doc


Chemsitry for Changing Times, 12th ed
chemistry text for 1103 - non majors
  ISBN: 978-0-13-605449-8

MSU Faculty Member
Candice Fulton   
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Course Objectives

This course is designed to outline and teach the basic principles of chemistry: states of matter and related calculations;laws and theories; molecular structure; periodic trends and how these concepts relate to "real-world" concepts, problems, and solutions.

Course Expectations

Homework:  Assigned through online text cite: (code can be found in textbook)


Quizzes:  A quiz will be given each week except exam and project presentation weeks.


Exams:  There will be 3 exams.  See schedule for tentative dates.


Written Assignments:  Students will show competency in writing and analyzing a chemical topic through a 1 page written assignment.


Projects:  Groups will choose an area of chemistry to research and present to the class as well as one other educational environment.  Topics will be assigned after midterm.  Each group member will have specific duties to ensure work is divided evenly.


Final:  The final exam will be given over course material as stated by the MSU bulletin.

Final Exam12/6/2010  10:30 AM

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Quizzes and exams may be made up until the graded quiz/exam is returned in class, BUT notification of reason class was missed and rescheduling of the test MUST be done before 5 PM of scheduled test day.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

To ensure a passing grade, students must attend lecture to take notes and to clarify concepts learned.  A student missing more than 3 classes will be dropped.  Students' attendance will be graded as part of a participation/evaluation grade once projects begin.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.