Chemistry (Fall Semester)Credit: 0.5 units
Lessons: 15 lessons, 15 submitted
Exams: 2 exams
Grading: Computer and Faculty Evaluated
Description: In this introductory chemistry course, students will explore chemistry and learn how it influences our daily lives. Lessons focus on the scientific method, theories, and scientific laws; matter and change; scientific measurement; atomic structure and the periodic table; electrons in atoms; ionic, metallic, and covalent bonding; chemical names and formulas; and chemical quantities. Students will engage in both virtual experiments and ones that can be conducted at home.
NOTE: The course’s laboratory component is an integral portion of most lessons. Students may choose to purchase a laboratory kit that includes items that may be less easy to obtain on their own.
Outline of Events (pdf)
DATES: Fall enrollments begin in May; coursework starts August 26, 2013. Spring enrollments begin in October; coursework starts on January 13, 2014.
The course content will be viewable prior to the start date. Read more about our online semester courses. The semester courses follow a specific calendar, and the normal 9-month completion policy does not apply to these courses. Therefore, students who have not completed all work by the due date for the course final (listed on the course calendar) will automatically be withdrawn from the course.
Lesson assignments need to be created in Microsoft Word or another word processor that saves files as .doc (Word 97–2003 document) or .rtf (Rich Text format).
NOTE: The Virtual ChemLab will not work with the Mac’s operating system 10. It also does not work on computers using Windows Vista. You will need Windows XP or Windows 7.
Either the 2005 or the 2008 edition of the textbook may be used with this course. The same textbook is also used for the spring semester.