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Chemistry Courses
Organic Chemistry I

Who should take this course?
This course is for those students who are interested in Chemistry and have a basic understanding of chemical principles. Students interested in medicine, environmental science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry and health are encouraged to take this course. It is a good introductory class to Organic Chemistry for students who plan to pursue a career in either medicine or chemistry and provides an excellent foundation for advanced biology and chemistry courses. It is also valuable for students who want to complete an Intel project in Organic Chemistry.

What will we be studying?
The first term of Organic Chemistry is devoted to the study of carbon compounds. The primary emphasis of the course will be the nomenclature and properties of organic compounds, stereoisomerism, and reaction mechanisms. Acid/Base Chemistry as it relates to Organic Chemistry will also be discussed.

What will be expected of me?
You will be expected to do moderate amounts of homework and to participate in class discussions.

How is the course taught?
The course will be taught by a method combining recitation, demonstrations and class discussions of outside reading. Currently, there is no lab component to this course.

What are the completion requirements?
The grade in the course will be determined based on class participation, and the grades on class examinations and quizzes. There will be a final exam at the end of the course.

Are there any special demands, costs, etc?

Details and pre/co-requisites:
Pre-requisite: at least 94% in SC1 or SC1H and overall average at least 92%.