CHEM 1474 Section 21901 Spring 2011 Class Meetings: Textbook: Required: January 10 – May 2 plus Thursday, May 5 from 12:30 – 2:30 12:30 – 1:20, MTWR Final Exam: Friday, May 6, 12:30 – 2:30 Holidays: Martin Luther King Day – January 17 Spring Break – March 14 – March 17 Lecture: Sciences Complex, Room 205 Chemistry: The Central Science, 11th Ed., Theodore Brown, H. Eugene LeMay, Jr., Bruce E. Bursten, Catherine J. Murphy, PrenticeHall/Pearson, 2009. Access to Mastering Chemistry for electronic homework purposes. An additional sheet is provided with further information. Graded Components: Component: Percentage Homework 15 Four Quizzes - No Drop 25 Four Tests – No Drop 45 Final Exam 15 Attendance: Detailed attendance records will not be kept. You are responsible for material covered in class and all assignments. History has indicated that those who attend class regularly generally tend to perform better. Make-up: Homework assignments that are late will not be accepted. There will be no make-up tests or quizzes. If you will be unable to take a test on the scheduled date, arrangements may be made to take the test in advance. Course Grades: Course grades are determined at the end of the semester by computing the weighted percentage of all of the components listed above. Experience indicates the breaking points for letter grades are usually 90, 80, 70, and 55 for A, B, C, and D, respectively. Other Information: If for any reason you feel the need to drop the course, PLEASE go through the paper work by completing an add/drop slip from the registrar. Failure to do so will result in an unwanted grade on your transcript. Last day to withdraw with an automatic "W" is April 8. After that date, withdrawal requires my signature and assignment of a "W" or "F" based upon your class standing to that point. Last possible day to drop a course is April 22. Further important University information may be found at by going to www.cameron.edu, going to Administration, clicking on Academic Affairs, and clicking on Spring 2011 16 Weeks under syllabus attachments. Academic Dishonesty: Cheating in any form is cause for an automatic 'F' for the semester. Description of Graded Components: Homework: Homework will be in electronic format with assignments built with Mastering Chemistry. Due dates for homework are posted at the time the homework is released to you. An additional information sheet is provided regarding electronic homework. Quizzes: There will be four (4) quizzes administered during the semester. Tentative quiz dates are 1/20, 2/17, 3/24, and 4/21. Samples of old quizzes will be available in the Blackboard site for this course. Tests: There will be four (4) full period tests administered during the semester. Tentative test dates are 2/3, 3/34, 4/7, and 5/2. Samples of old tests are available in the Blackboard site for this course. Final Exam: Friday, May 6, 12:30 – 2:30 pm. This is an American Chemical Society standardized exam. Instructor Information: Dr. Gary Buckley Department of Physical Sciences Office: Room 225F Phone: 580-581-2885 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.cameron.edu/~garyb Office hours are my attempt to ensure I will be available during those times, but certainly feel free to visit with me any time you feel necessary. Outside of office hours you may want to check with me via email or phone regarding my availability. It is the policy of Cameron University to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to federal and state law. Students with disabilities who need classroom accommodations must make their requests by contacting the Office of Student Development at (580) 581-2209, North Shepler Room 314.