Spring 2015 Class Schedule (FLC)



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CHEM 305    Introduction to Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 100 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be 16 and at least sophomores in high school. Minor aged students who are not legally emancipated must have their parent(s)/guardian review laboratory safety protocols prior to attending class.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces fundamental principles of chemistry including types of matter and physical states, physical and chemical transformations, chemical equations and stoichiometry, bonding, atomic and chemical structure, intermolecular forces, gas laws, solutions, colligative properties, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, and includes a brief introduction of organic chemistry. It is primarily intended for general education and majors in allied health (nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory care), family and consumer science, physical education, physical therapy(*), psychology(*), natural resources(*). Chem 305 can also be used as a preparatory course prior to enrolling in Chem 400. Students will require approved safety goggles for this course. *May require CHEM 400.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC C.Oberth             FLC MAIN FL2 211           
M         08:30AM-11:45AM LAB C.Oberth             FLC MAIN FL2 107         10317 
Textbook
W         08:30AM-11:35AM LAB C.Oberth             FLC MAIN FL2 107         10318 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.

TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Desai              FLC MAIN FL2 211           
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB S.Desai              FLC MAIN FL2 107         10320 Textbook
Th        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB S.Desai              FLC MAIN FL2 107         10321 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.

TTh       12:00PM-02:05PM LEC T.Foster             El Dorado EDC A109         
T         02:15PM-05:20PM LAB T.Foster             El Dorado EDC A104       10323 Textbook
Th        02:15PM-05:20PM LAB T.Foster             El Dorado EDC A104       10324 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.

MW        05:20PM-07:25PM LEC L.Bria               El Dorado EDC A213         
M         07:35PM-10:50PM LAB L.Bria               El Dorado EDC A104       10326 Textbook
W         07:35PM-10:40PM LAB L.Bria               El Dorado EDC A104       10327 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.


CHEM 306    Introduction to Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 305 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be at least 16 and sophomores in high school. Minor aged students who are not legally emancipated require their parent(s)/guardian review laboratory safety protocols prior to attending class.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is the second semester of General, Organic and Biological chemistry (a continuation of Chemistry 305). This course is intended for students majoring in the Allied Health fields (nursing B.S.N degree), and dental hygiene). This course introduces students to the structure and function, as well as the physical and chemical properties of organic molecules. Emphasis is on the specific functional groups found in carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, the types of reactions they undergo and their relevancy to human physiology and health. Students will require approved safety goggles for this course. Approved Safety Goggles, several pairs of disposable gloves. A lab coat or apron is advised but optional.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-11:05AM LEC S.Lieser             FLC MAIN FL2 211         10390 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB S.Lieser             FLC MAIN FL2 109           
MW        05:30PM-07:35PM LEC S.Lieser             El Dorado EDC A109       18978 Textbook
T         05:30PM-08:35PM LAB S.Lieser             El Dorado EDC A104         


CHEM 400    General Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 300, CHEM 305 or CHEM 310 (taken at any Los Rios College) with a grade of "C" or better; or one year in High School Chemistry with a lab earning a grade of "C" or better; and MATH 120.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This is a general college chemistry course intended for students majoring in the scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, nutrition, physics, geology and engineering. This course emphasizes the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include chemical measurement; physical and chemical processes; nomenclature; stoichiometry; atomic structure; quantum theory; molecular structure; bonding theory; physical properties of gases, liquids, and solids; thermochemistry; and properties of solutions. Students are required to purchase indirect vent safety goggles, closed toe shoes, and a bound quad-ruled notebook for the laboratory. (C-ID CHEM 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC M.Samples            FLC MAIN FL2 212           
MW        08:30AM-11:35AM LAB M.Samples            FLC MAIN FL2 109         10329 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB D.Swanson            FLC MAIN FL2 109         10330 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.

MW        05:00PM-06:20PM LEC J.Stark              FLC MAIN FL2 212         10331 Textbook
MW        06:45PM-09:50PM LAB J.Stark              FLC MAIN FL2 109           


CHEM 401    General Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 400 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of the two-semester series in general college chemistry. CHEM 401 is intended for students majoring in the scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, and geology. Topics presented in the course include kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and coordination chemistry. A brief introduction to Organic Chemistry is included. Laboratory experiments include qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC M.Samples            FLC MAIN FL2 211           
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB M.Samples            FLC MAIN FL2 109         10389 
Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-06:05PM LAB S.Hay                FLC MAIN FL2 109         10397 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.

MW        12:10PM-01:30PM LEC R.Porter             El Dorado EDC A105       10333 Textbook
MW        01:40PM-04:45PM LAB R.Porter             El Dorado EDC A104         


CHEM 420    Organic Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 401 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This is a lecture/laboratory course designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of organic chemistry. This course is designed for science majors, pre-med, pre-dental, and pre-pharmacy majors. Lecture topics will include acid/base chemistry, pushing electrons, organic nomenclature, alkane chemistry, alkene chemistry, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, physical properties of alkanes and cycloalkanes, SN1, SN2, E1, E2 mechanisms. Laboratory work will include characterization of organic molecules using modern analytical instrumentation such as (GC, GC/MS, NMR, FTIR, polarimetry, and HPLC) and the measurement of their physical properties. Separation and purification of organic compounds will also be covered in the lab section; these techniques include distillation, recrystallization, preparative chromatography, liquid-liquid extraction and thin-layer chromatography. This course requires that students purchase additional supplies such as a Gas Chromatography micro-syringe and safety goggles. Students will need to purchase a lab journal to record students experimental information. Students will also need to check with the instructor for supplemental lab supplies that may not be provided during check-in. (C-ID CHEM 150)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC T.Foster             FLC MAIN FL2 211           
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB T.Foster             FLC MAIN FL2 107         10336 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LAB M.Mahoney            FLC MAIN FL2 107         10337 Textbook
Students may enroll in the lab that best fits their schedules. Students in both labs attend the same lecture.


CHEM 421    Organic Chemistry    5 Units

Prerequisite: CHEM 420 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is a lecture-laboratory course that is a continuation of Chemistry 420. This course concludes an introduction to organic chemistry. This course is designed for science majors, pre-med, pre-dental, and pre-pharmacy majors. Lecture topics include the chemistry of ethers, epoxides, conjugated dienes, aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds, enolate condensation, amines, phenols, polymerization reactions, and selected biologically important compounds. The course also includes continued application of spectroscopic methods (IR, NMR, UV-vis and MS) applied to organic chemistry. Laboratory emphasis is on synthesis of organic compounds. Experiments include the preparation, isolation, quantitation, purification, identification and mechanism elucidation of molecules synthsized. Students will continue to expand their ability to operate and utilize a variety of modern chemical instrumentation - gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, fourier transform - infrared spectroscopy, and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC C.Oberth             FLC MAIN FL2 209         10338 
Textbook
TTh       08:30AM-11:35AM LAB C.Oberth             FLC MAIN FL2 107           

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: June 3, 2015