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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
Varies (self study; self-paced).
November 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: perform mathematical functions and conduct measurements and calculations necessary for the study and use of chemistry, including problem-solving and the usage of appropriate units; identify the distinctions between matter and energy and the relationship between them; distinguish between elements, compounds and mixtures (heterogeneous and homogeneous) and describe the relationships between them; utilize the periodic table and the various pieces of information available thereon; describe the components of an atomic nucleus and relate those concepts to radioactivity and nuclear energy; balance chemical equations between various reactants; identify the special properties of various solids, liquids, gasses and solutions; determine the effects of various factors such as heat, moisture and other factors on chemical reactions and the rates at which they occur; distinguish between acids and bases and identify their varying roles in nature and in industry; and describe various types of organic compounds and identify their roles in life on Earth.
Introduction to Chemistry covers a variety of subjects related to the study of matter. Instruction deals with the impact of chemistry on daily lives and focuses on the relationship of matter and energy and the structure of subatomic particles, atoms and molecules (the building blocks of matter). Topics include: compounds, bonds and chemical reactions and the characteristics of various types of molecules, such as acids, bases and organic compounds. Because it is anticipated that most Coopersmith students taking this course are doing so as part of preparation for a career in a healthcare-related field, the course has been designed to focus on knowledge and skills necessary for those entering health-related careers. The course uses a self-study format and asks students to prepare for a proficiency exam by completing a course of study that includes reading assignments and video assignments as presented in the course syllabus.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in general science or Chemistry (11/15) (1/20 revalidation).
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
Version 1: May 2014 - July 2018. Version 2: August 2018 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the roles of the major types of biological molecules in forming living organisms and carrying out life processes; apply the roles of each of the parts of a cell to the life processes that they carry out; analyze the manner in which substances that help determine genetic inheritance, including chromosomes, DNA, nucleotides, etc., impact the genetic characteristics of offspring; apply the various life processes carried out by human organs and organ systems to the over-all goal of maintaining homeostasis in human beings; and evaluate the impacts that various interferences with homeostasis may have on the functioning of the human body and identify the steps that the human body takes to deal with such interference.
Version 1 and 2: This self-study course explores the study of the life processes of all organisms and the life processes of human beings. It begins with some necessary background information about molecular and cellular structure and then moves into life processes, including nutrition, respiration, circulation, excretion and regulation and the maintenance of homeostasis, specifically in human beings.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or as a core science requirement (5/14). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or as a core science requirement (8/18 revalidation).