CHM 1020 Concepts in Chemistry Fall 2018 Course Information Course Name: Concepts in Chemistry Course ID & Section: CHM 1020, 0W61 Credit Hours: 3 Semester/Year: Fall 2018 Location: Online using Webcourses@UCF Instructor Contact Instructor: Matthew Rex Office: CHEM 208, 2nd floor Chemistry Building Campus Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-11:00am Virtual Office Hours (via Skype): Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm Wednesday 10:00-11:00am Phone: 407-823-1260 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Course Description Concepts in Chemistry, CHM 1020, is 3 credit hours intended to fulfill requirements in general education that partially satisfies the 6 credit hours science requirement. Emphasis will be placed on basic concepts of state of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding chemical compounds, and chemical reactions. High school algebra is prerequisite for this course. Course Objectives Define and explain basic technical terms used in chemistry. Analyze and interpret simple scientific information and data. Recognize and differentiate physical and chemical changes, mixtures, compounds molecules, atoms and ions. Recognize and differentiate common atomic components and particles. Write names and formulas for simple chemical compounds and differentiate between ionic and molecular compounds. Balance simple chemical equations. Solve simple stoichiometry problems. Use conversion factors to solve chemistry problems. Explain the reason for the change in the ozone layer and health consequences. Identify the cause of indoor and outdoor air pollution, greenhouse gases, water pollution, and resulting health and environmental consequences. Discuss the efforts to solve local and global pollution, nutrition, and medicine issues and the consequences on economies, living standard, and societies. Required Materials Chemistry in Context, 9th ed., American Chemical Society ConnectPlus Computer with Microsoft software Internet access Functional Webcam Basic scientific calculator Course Requirements Complete online readings, assignments and activities. Complete study quizzes. Complete online LearnSmart and Connect assignments. Complete discussion topics. Complete online quizzes. Complete monthly exams. Complete the final exam. Missed Assignments/Make-Ups No makeup for missed deadline assignment or activity. To accommodate some missed assignments, one Study Quiz, one Quiz, one Discussion, one LearnSmart, and one Connect assignments will be dropped. If you miss one scheduled exam, your final exam grade will be used for that exam. (This replacement will only apply for one exam score) Missing the final exam will lead to an F grade in the course. Evaluation and Grading Your final letter grade will be computed using the following data: Assignment Points Percentage 4 Monthly Exams (75 points each) 300 40% Final exam (cumulative and mandatory) 150 20% Quizzes (10pts each, the lowest will be dropped) 60 8% LearnSmart (10pts each, the lowest will be dropped) 60 8% Connect (10pts each, the lowest will be dropped) 60 8% Syllabus Quiz 15 2% Discussion (15pts each, the lowest will be dropped) 45 6% Study Quizzes (5 pts each, Two lowest will be dropped) 60 8% Total 750 100% (The lowest will be replaced by the % of the final exam, if higher) I will adopt the following grading scale: Letter grade % of the total grade A 90.0 - 100 A88.0 – 89.9 B+ 86.0 – 87.9 B 80.0 – 85.9 B78.0 – 79.9 C+ 76.0 – 77.9 C 70.0 – 75.9 D 60.0 – 69.9 F Below 60.0 Course Expectations Additional information to assist you in successfully completing this course is located in Course Expectations. Attendance Policy Active participation in this course is the key to fulfill the academic objectives of the course. You are responsible for knowing when assignments are due, remembering exam dates and other important dates for this class. You should log in at least three times per week. You will find the class easier if you perform the activities and do the assignments according to the schedule. It is preferable to log in several times during the week. Your participation will be based on assignments completion and discussion posting and comments. Federal Financial Aid Regulation As of Fall 2014, all faculty members are required to document students' academic activity at the beginning of each course. In order to document that you began this course, please complete the following academic activity by the end of the first week of classes, or as soon as possible after adding the course, but no later than August 24th. Failure to do so will result in a delay in the disbursement of your financial aid. 1. Survey 2. Syllabus Quiz Withdrawal If you wish to withdraw from the course you must do so by Friday, October 26th 2018, 11:59 p.m. to receive W. In case you did not withdraw from the course and did not do your, you will receive an F grade in the course. Tutorial The Chemistry Department offers free tutoring for all students enrolled in CHM 1020. The tutoring sessions are held in the Chemistry Tutoring Center located in Chem. Bldg. CHEM 321. The sessions are held Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 3:30 pm and are led by experienced Graduate Students. I strongly encourage you to participate in these sessions. The tutoring schedule will be posted on webcourses@UCF. Hardware/Software Requirements The following hardware and software technologies might be needed to complete assignments: Microsoft Office, preferably 2007+ Webcam for ProctorHub Adobe Acrobat Reader o Free Adobe Acrobat Reader: http://www.adobe.com/go/getreader/Links to an external site. Adobe Flash player o Free Adobe Flash Player: http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashLinks to an external site. Academic Honesty Plagiarism and cheating of any kind on an examination, quiz, or assignment will result at least in an "F" for that assignment (and may, depending on the severity of the case, lead to an "F" for the entire course) and may be subject to appropriate referral to the Office of Student Conduct for further action. If you are unsure of what counts as plagiarism see the UCF Golden Rule for further information. I will assume for this course that you will adhere to the academic creed of this University and will maintain the highest standards of academic integrity. In other words, don't cheat by giving answers to others or taking them from anyone else. I will also adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity, so please do not ask me to change (or expect me to change) your grade illegitimately or to bend or break rules for one person that will not apply to everyone. Accessibility Statement The University of Central Florida is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. This syllabus is available in alternate formats upon request. Students with disabilities who need accommodations in this course must contact the professor at the beginning of the semester to discuss needed accommodations. No accommodations will be provided until the student has met with the professor to request accommodations. Students who need accommodations must be registered with Student Accessibility Services, Ferrell Commons, 7F, Room 185, phone (407) 823-2371, TTY/TDD only phone (407) 823-2116, before requesting accommodations from the professor. Copyright This course may contain copyright protected materials such as audio or video clips, images, text materials, etc. These items are being used with regard to the Fair Use doctrine in order to enhance the learning environment. Please do not copy, duplicate, download or distribute these items. The use of these materials is strictly reserved for this online classroom environment and your use only. All copyright materials are credited to the copyright holder. Third-Party Software and FERPA During this course you might have the opportunity to use public online services and/or software applications sometimes called third-party software such as a blog or wiki. While some of these could be required assignments, you need not make any personally identifying information on a public site. Do not post or provide any private information about yourself or your classmates. Where appropriate you may use a pseudonym or nickname. Some written assignments posted publicly may require personal reflection/comments, but the assignments will not require you to disclose any personally identity-sensitive information. If you have any concerns about this, please contact your instructor. Proctored Tests Exams will be taken online using an online video monitoring system called ProctorHub. You will need access to a webcam on your computer (Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux) in order to use this program. ProctorHub is a UCF test monitoring system that utilizes a webcam to monitor test taking activity during online testing. Videos are only accessible to your instructor, and are stored in a secure environment. If you do not have a webcam, there are computers with webcams in the UCF library, or you can visit the LibTech desk at the library to sign out one. Lib tech can also direct you to a computer in the library with a webcam. Please note that these computers cannot be reserved ahead of time. It is your responsibility to ensure that you will have access to a computer with a webcam and know how to log into and use ProctorHub, prior to the time that the tests start. Please note that ProctorHub is not yet compatible with Apple iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) or Android smartphones. Please be advised that no exam will be accepted without using the ProctorHub. Extra Credit Assignments Extra credit opportunities will be provided throughout the semester. I will make announcements and send out emails as they become available to ensure that everyone is aware of these. Tentative Schedule Date/Week Test Assignment 8/20 - 8/24 W1 Module 1 (Chapter 1) 8/27 - 8/31 W2 Module 1 (Chapter 1) 9/4 - 9/7 W3 Module 2 (Chapter 2) 9/10 - 9/14 W4 Module 2 (Chapter 2) 9/18 Exam 1 10:00am to 10:00pm (Module 1 + Module 2) 9/17 - 9/21 W5 Module 3 (Chapter 3) 9/24 - 9/28 W6 Module 3 (Chapter 3) + Module 4 (Chapter 4) 10/1 - 10/5 W7 Module 4 (Chapter 4) 10/9 Exam 2 10:00am to 10:00pm (Module 3 + Module 4) 10/8 - 10/13 W8 Module 5 (Chapter 5) 10/15 - 10/20 W9 Module 5 (Chapter 5) 10/22-10/27 Module 6 (Chapter 6) 10/23 Exam 3 10:00am to 10:00pm (Module 5) 10/29 -11/2 W10 Module 6 (Chapter 6) 11/5 -11/9 W11 Module 6 (Chapter 6) 11/13 - 11/16 W12 Module 7 (Chapter 8) 11/19 – 1/21 W13 Module 7 (Chapter 8) 11/27 11/26 – 11/30 W14 12/04/2018 Exam 4 10:00am to 10:00pm (Module 6 + Module 7) Review for Final, Finish Any Extra Credit Final Exam 10:00am to 10:00pm (Module 1 to Module 7) Assignment Explanations Survey The survey quiz is NOT graded, it is not part of your graded assignments, it is simply there to test your chemistry knowledge before and after the class. Please take the survey quiz without having read any of the book or completing any assignments yet. This is to get the best evaluation of your chemistry knowledge before the class and then to compare it to the survey quiz after you have completed the class. The survey quiz will also be used as your proof of academic activity for financial aid disbursement the first week of class. LearnSmart LearnSmart assignments are done online. They are accessible via McGraw Hill’s online Connect website. This site can also be accessed via webcourses from the McGraw Hill link. This assignment involves reviewing the text with the important portions being highlighted. That is then followed by a selection of questions designed to not only test your knowledge but your evaluation of how well you think you know or don’t know the material. Connect Homework Homework assignments are done online. They are accessible via McGraw Hill’s online Connect website. This site can also be accessed via webcourses from the McGraw Hill link. The Homework assignment consists of 20 questions taken from the chapter of interest. Multiple attempts are allowed to answer each question. Study Quiz Study Quizzes are found on webcourses, either under the assignment tab or the quizzes tab. The study quiz is meant to prepare you for the chapter quiz. As such you are allowed two attempts on the study quiz. Chapter Quiz Chapter quizzes are found on webcourses, either under the assignment tab or the quizzes tab. The chapter quiz covers only the chapter of interest. Each chapter quiz is worth ten points and only one attempt is allowed. The chapter quiz should be attempted after reading the chapter and completing the LearnSmart assignment, Homework, and Study Quiz. Group Discussion Group Discussions are performed online in webcourses. While we are covering seven chapters in the book we will only do four discussion posts on chapters two, three, five, and six. You will need to make three types of posts in the online group discussion. Initial posting: post your contribution to this discussion topic in your group discussion. Keep your initial post between 200 and 300 words. This posting should be done at least two days before the due date of the group discussion to give other group members enough time to reply to your initial posting. Reply to other postings: First, you cannot reply and comment on other group member posting before posting your initial post. Reply to at least three postings of your group members showing your agreement or disagreement with the ideas of the author. Your comments should be appropriate to the posting and supported by some evidence. Comments and replies like "I agree with John" or "excellent job" are not accepted. This posting should be done at least one day before the due date to allow other members to reply or comment on your comments. Reply to reply: Reply to at least two of the comments of the group members on your initial posting before the due date. No more than four replies are allowed to an initial posting. Any new replies (not counting the Original Posters reply to replies) after the first four will not receive credit for those replies. If there are already four replies then you must go to another initial post and reply to that. If the assignment is still far from the due date you may need to wait a day or two for another new initial post. Exams Regular exams (Exams 1-4, NOT the final) are scheduled on Tuesdays. They consist of 25 questions covering the modules (chapters) listed in the schedule. They are open from 10am until 10pm. You have 50 minutes to complete the exam once you begin and are allowed only one attempt at the exam. You must use ProctorHub. When you first activate your webcam via ProctorHub look at the camera and show your UCF photo ID. Then begin the exam. You are allowed a pencil, clean scratch paper, a non-programmable calculator and a periodic table when you take the exam. Final Exam The final exam will be on Tuesday December 4th and will consist of material from the seven chapters covered during this class (chapters 1-6 and chapter 8). It will be 50 questions and you will have two hours to complete it. It is worth 150 points and will also replace your lowest exam score if you did better on the final exam.