CHM 5 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                           Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts, Science, First Year Studies and any curriculum where a preparatory chemistry course is needed

Course Number and Title: CHM 5, Developmental Chemistry for Health Sciences

Credit Hours: 1-5                Hours/Wk Lecture: 1-4                  Hours/Wk Lab: 0-3                        Lec/Lab Comb: 1-7

       I.            Catalog Description:  Introduces basic principles of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Emphasizes applications to the health sciences. Laboratory is optional.


    II.          Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Prepares students for a higher level science course and introduces scientific reasoning as applied to chemistry.

 III.            Required background:   ENF 2, MTE 2 are prerequisites


 IV.             Course Content:

1.    Chemistry and Measurements

2.    Matter and Energy

3.     Atoms and Elements

4.    Compounds and Their Bonds

5.    Chemical Quantities and Reactions

6.    Gases

7.    Solutions

8.    Acids and Bases

9.    Nuclear Radiation

10. Overview of Organic Compounds and Reactions


V. Learner Outcomes

 The Student will be able to:

VI. Evaluation

A.    name and write formulas for compounds

B.     balance equations

C.     relate energy to chemical and physical changes

D.    perform basic calculations involving moles, grams, calories and pH

E.     recognize basic functional groups and biochemical reactions.


          Students will be assessed by some combination of quizzes, tests, homework, and presentations.

    VII.   This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking
Quantitative Reasoning
Scientific Reasoning