Class Meetings: 12:30 – 1:20, MTWR

CHEM 1474
Section 21901
Spring 2011
Class Meetings:
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
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,
Access to Mastering Chemistry for electronic homework purposes. An
additional sheet is provided with further information.
Graded Components:
Four Quizzes - No Drop
Four Tests – No Drop
Final Exam
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, 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
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
Web site:
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.