Chemistry for the Citizen (CHE 102)
Instructor:
Dr. Noel Sturm, NSM D323, (310) 2433383 or (310) 2433376.
EMail: nsturm@csudh.edu
Course
Organization and Policies:
Ø There will be four examinations each worth 100
points.
Ø Examinations will be multiplechoice. There will be 50
randomly generated questions each worth 2 points.
Ø From the time you logon you will have 100 minutes to
complete the examination. If you go over the time limit penalties will be
assessed based on the following:
Ø 15 minutes over = 5 point deduction
Ø 30 minutes over = 10 point deduction
Ø 45 minutes over = 15 point deduction
Ø more than 45 minutes beyond the stated time limit
will result in a score of “0” for that exam.
Ø You may not logoff and back on during the specified
time period.
Ø
All examinations must be completed by 5:00PM (PST),
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 to receive credit for this course.
Homework Assignment 
DUE DATE 
How To SubmitBlackboard.
Log into Blackboard and
then navigate to this course. 
Chapters 1 and 2 
Friday, January 30^{th}, 2015 

Chapter 3 
Friday, February 6^{th}, 2015 

Chapter 5 
Friday, February, 13^{th}, 2015 

Chapter 8 
Friday, February 20^{th}, 2015 

Chapter 9 
Friday, February 27^{th}, 2015 

Chapter 10 
Friday, March 6^{th}, 2015 

Chapter 13 
Friday, March 13^{th}, 2015 

Chapter 14 
Friday, March 20^{th}, 2015 

Chapters 15 and 16 
Friday, April 10^{th}, 2015 

Forensics and Chemistry and the Gym 
Friday, May 1^{st}, 2015 
Lastly, you
should be cautioned that the discussion board is not the venue to ask questions concerning answers to the problem sets.
Naturally, you may pose questions about general concepts—some of which
may be implicitly embedded into questions on the problem sets—but if discussion
board questions veer into, “I got
300 meters for problem 4. Did anyone
else get this?”, that is a clear misuse of the discussion board. Such postings will be immediately deleted.
6. The Goal: of this course is to understand the basic principles of chemistry.
7.
Grading Criteria: Letter grades are based on the following point
distribution. Grades are criterionreferenced not normreferenced; each student
has an equal opportunity meet the criteria charted below:
Grade 
Percentages 
Grade 
Percentages 
A 
10091 
A 
9089 
B+ 
8887 
B 
8681 
B 
8079 
C+ 
7877 
C 
7671 
C 
7069 
D+ 
6867 
D 
6660 
F 
590 


8. Course
Description: A nonmathematical
treatment of the basic principles of chemistry and their application to various
facets of life in a highly technological society.
9.
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 culturean
academic cultureshared 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.
10. Disabled
Student Services: CSUDH adheres to the American with Disabilities
Act with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with
temporary or permanent disabilities. To receive accommodations, students with
disabilities must register with Disabled Student Services. For more information,
please contact their office in Welch Hall B250 at (310) 2433660 or (310)
2432028.