Organic Chemistry (CHE 300) MTWTh 10:00-12:15 PM NSM C-221 Instructor: Dr. Noel Sturm, NSM D-323, (310) 243-3383. Office Hours: On-Line Sunday 6:00-7:30PM; open door policy. E-Mail: [email protected] Course Organization and Policies: 1. Prerequisites: General Chemistry (1 year) 2. Required Text: Organic Chemistry Morrison & Boyd (6th Edition) Prentice-Hall ISBN #: 0-13-643669-2 Required: Study Guide to Organic Chemistry (has answers to the assigned problems) Morrison & Boyd (6th Edition) Prentice-Hall ISBN #: 0-13-643677-3 Required: Molecular Model Kit 3. Lecture Notes: The lecture notes are available on-line, arranged via lecture topic, at: http://chemistry.gravitywaves.com. It is suggested that you bring a printed copy of the lecture notes printed in slide format six to a page with you to class to facilitate learning. Examination questions will be derived from lecture material and homework, i.e. class attendance is essential to do well in this course. 4. Examinations: There will be four examinations (see syllabus for specific dates) each worth 100 points. Absolutely NO make-up exams will be given. 5. Final Exam: The final exam (100 pts), which will be comprehensive, is on Friday, July 6th, 10:00-12:15 PM. 6. Homework: Daily homework will be assigned. Given the array of unfamiliar material and the speed with which we cover the material doing the assigned homework problems is required to succeed in the course. 7. The Goal of this course is to understand the chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic systems. 8. Grading Criteria: Letter grades will be assigned on the following basis. Grades are not curved. Four Exams @100 pts = 400 pts Final Exam = 100 pts Group Work = Required Homework = Required Grading: Letter Grade Percentages Letter Grade Percentages A 91 – 100 A- 89 - 90 B+ 87 – 88 B 81 - 86 B- 79 – 80 C+ 77 - 78 C 71 – 76 C- 69 - 70 D+ 67 – 68 D 60 - 66 9. Course Description: A detailed study of organic molecular structure, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and synthesis with emphasis on aliphatic and aromatic systems. 10. Academic Integrity Statement: A university is a community of learners bonded together by the search for knowledge; the pursuit of personal, social, cultural, physical, and intellectual development; and the desire for the liberating effects of an advanced education. California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has a culture--an academic culture--shared with other universities and colleges across the nation. Integral to that culture is a set of values such as academic freedom, dedication to teaching and learning, diversity, civility toward others, and academic integrity. Academic integrity is of central importance in the university community and involves committed allegiance to the values, the principles, and the code of behavior held to be central in that community. Integrity concerns honesty and implies being truthful, fair, and free from lies, fraud and deceit.