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Last update on 18 January, 2017  
Chemistry 101 - Syllabus - page 1
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Course Information College of Natural and Social Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Chemistry 101 (4 units) - Chemistry and Society - Spring 2017
Class Meetings Section 1: MWF 10:55am-12:05pm, Evans 114 (Final Exam: W 10:30am-1:00pm)
Section 2: MWF 1:30pm-2:40pm, Latter 101 (Final: F 1:30pm-4:30pm)
Course Description Chemistry 101 is designed to introduce non-science major students to the basic ideas of modern chemistry and their relevance in contemporary society. Chemical principles are examined and applied to areas such as pollution, nutrition, energy, and medicine. (Meets a general education requirement; does not count toward any Chemistry Department majors. Prerequisite: Math 099 or equivalent.)

This course is one of the components of the General Education Program at Point Loma Nazarene University, under the category of Exploring an Interdependent World. The purpose of general education is to provide a common educational experience, to develop essential skills, and to provide a broad cultural background for personal and professional growth. By including this course in a common education experience for undergraduates, the faculty supports an introduction to the natural and social sciences as tools for exploring the world, with emphasis on collecting and interpreting empirical data for both theoretical and practical purposes.

I want you to gain confidence in your ability to learn chemistry, your ability to make decisions based on science, and your appreciation for science in our world.
Course Materials - Textbook: Chemistry for Changing Times, 14th edition by JW Hill & TW McCreary, Pearson Education, Inc. 2016. One of the following choices must be purchased, from the bookstore or the publisher or elsewhere.
From Publisher's website only: Mastering without etext. (Buy book separately.)
ISBN: 9780133923185 for Mastering with etext
ISBN: 9780133923169 for Mastering with etext + Books a la carte (loose leaf)
ISBN: 9780321971183 for Mastering with etext + Print Text

- Online Homework:, included with any of the above three textbook options. Course code is CHE101SPRING2017PLNU.

- Calculator (TI 30XA or similar.) To ensure that no student has an unfair advantage, calculators/devices that can store or display words are not allowed.
Dr. David W. Lingner
Office: Rohr Science Trailer, West Room
Class Website:
Email: (frequently checked, day & night)
Phone: 619-849-2470 (seldomly checked)
Office Hours: MWF 8:30-9:30am, T 12:30-1:30pm, Th 11-12noon,
or by email any day and time.
“Haec studia adolescentium alunt, senectutem oblectant, secundas res ornant, adversis perfugium ac solacium praebent.” Translated: “These studies fortify one’s youth, delight one’s old age; amid success they are an ornament, in failure they are a refuge and a comfort.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
The knowledge you gain here will enrich your world and make future learning easier and more fun.