General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Course Details

Course Number: 1303  Section Number: 101

Fall 2015

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 100

Days & Times:

8:00am-9:20am TR

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Rodney L. Cate   
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Course Objectives

Satisfactory completion of titled concepts for students in the allied health programs of nursing and dental hygiene.

Course Expectations

Math 1003, math THEA score of 270, math Accuplacer score of 90, or satisfactory score on placement exam.


Text & Homework Access:  (Required) General, Organic & Biological Chemistry:  An Integrated Approach, 2nd ed., Laura Frost & Todd Deal, 2014, Pearson Prentice Hall, N.J.

Sapling Learning Homework Access {Online Homework License}:

 (Recommended):  Study Guide and Guided Inquiry Activities

Grading Standards

A = 90+

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

Final Exam12/10/2015  0800a-1000a

Submission Format Policy


Grading Procedure:           Quizzes & Online Homework                         15%

Exams I‑III                                                         55%

Term Project                                                     10%

Final Exam                                                        20%


Quizzes – to be given periodically covering assigned material and previous class lectures (may or may not be announced).  Make-Up Quizzes are not available. 1

Homework – To be posted on the Sapling Learning online class site.  Late homework will not be accepted.1

Major Exams – see "Proposed Schedule" on class website (available when announced in class).

Term Project –An individual project will comprise the keeping of an electronic journal of newspaper or journal articles about chemistry topics in the health sciences.  For your selected articles: correct citations, notations of personal conversations about the articles and self assessment of your new perspectives are required entries.  (Weekly journal with 10 entries required for full credit).

Final Exam – see "Proposed Schedule" on class website.

Note: 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

Late homework will not be accepted. 

There will be no make-up work for missed quizzes and homework.  At least one quiz/homework grade will be dropped which will permit at least one absence without grade penalty.  Make-up on major exams will be given for official excused absences only and must be completed before the class period immediately following the scheduled exam administration date.



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


Attendance is mandatory.  Excessive unexcused absences will result in an instructor drop with a grade of "F".  Tardiness will be treated as an unexcused absence.  Disruptive classroom behavior will not be tolerated.  Visiting with classmates after the start time for the class and arriving late to class is also considered disruptive behavior. 

Other Policies

General Education Statement:  Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in reading, writing, and fundamental math skills through satisfactory completion of all assignments.


Additional Course Information:


All students should refer to the MSU Student Handbook for university policies related student responsibilities, rights and activities.  Students with disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.

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.