CHM 1025 – Introduction to Chemistry


General Education Credit: Physical Science
College Credit: 2

Course Instructor: Melanie K. Veige
Melanie K. Veige
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About The Course

Co-Requisites: MAC 1147 or the equivalent is a published co-requisite for this class.

CHM 1025, a two-credit course, is offered for students who wish to strengthen their understanding of basic concepts of atomic structure and stoichiometry before beginning the general chemistry sequence (CHM2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L). This introductory readiness course in general chemistry is for those with satisfactory backgrounds in high school chemistry and algebra.

Course Goals

You will be required to analyze scientific concepts and think critically. This means being able to answer both quantitative (mathematical) and conceptual (qualitative) problems in a limited period of time. Additionally, you will have to write and/or orally communicate on discussion assignments, written assignments, and in discussion with your instructor/TA. We will also demonstrate how these topics can be applied to the scientific method and how observation and experimentation lead us to the development of scientific theories.

You will be required to utilize the methods of science as a logical means of problem-solving through critical thinking. This means you must analyze information carefully and logically from multiple perspectives, using discipline-specific methods, and develop reasoned solutions to problems. To ensure your competency in these concepts you will be required to complete quizzes and assignments that require critical thinking, analysis of problems, and drawing conclusions.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Science
High School Credit: 0.5