2017-2018 Course Catalog – Science: Chemistry Emphasis

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Science: Chemistry Emphasis

CL College Level

CP College Prep

DC Dual Credit

XC Exploratory Course

For students who have no credits in General Chemistry, a comprehensive chemistry test, covering the subject matter of the two semesters of General Chemistry at the Academy, will be given to those students attempting to place out of the lecture portion of the course. This test will include questions to satisfy the state chemistry standards and additional questions to satisfy the higher expectations of the Academy. The test will be given before classes start in the fall and may be taken only once.

There are two possible outcomes of this test:

  • The student does not pass the exam, and thus takes General Chemistry
  • The student does pass the exam, and thus can –
    • elect to not place out and thus take the General Chemistry course and that earned grade will appear on the transcript
    • use the spare credit to take another Academy course. If this path is chosen, they will be required to take and pass both semesters of the lab portion of the General Chemistry course.
    • take AP Chemistry (if concurrently enrolled in AP Calculus AB or higher)

Passing this comprehensive chemistry placement test (upon completion of the laboratory requirement), or a higher level class, will satisfy a student’s survey chemistry course requirement for their Indiana Academy diploma.

SCI03201/03202 – Chemistry I: General Chemistry 1 & 2 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall: Algebra I and Geometry
Spring: Successful completion of first semester General Chemistry or permission of Science Division Chair.
Co-requisite: Chemistry I: General Chemistry Lab (SCI3201L/3202L) and Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry 1, 2 (MAT03001/03002) or higher.
Credit: 1.5 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

General Chemistry examines the concepts of the structure of matter, the states of matter, chemical bonding and reaction types, stiochiometry, equilibrium, acid-base theory, kinetics, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, and an introduction to organic chemistry. The course emphasizes chemical calculations and the mathematical formulation of principles. Laboratory work emphasizes both qualitative and quantitative experiences and introduces the use of technology in the lab.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in CHEM 100 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SCI04204/04205 – AP Chemistry (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall: Successful completion of two semesters (or equivalent) of General Chemistry or permission of instructor.
Spring: Successful completion of first semester AP Chemistry or permission of Science Division Chair.
Co-requisite: AP Calculus/AB (MAT04123/04124) or higher or permission and AP Chemistry Lab (SCI4204L/4205L)
Credit: 1.5 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

Advanced Placement Chemistry is an accelerated course designed to review and extend the concepts introduced in General Chemistry, and it is comparable to a course for science majors in freshman college chemistry. Advanced laboratory work is emphasized. This course is designed for students who hope to advance place in college chemistry and/or whose career goals include science, engineering or the medical sciences. Students will prepare for and are encouraged to take the AP Chemistry exam in May.

* Ball State University offers 4 college credit hours in CHEM 111 and 112 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SCI04209 – Chemistry II: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (DC)

Prerequisite: General Chemistry
Co-requisite: Chemistry II: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab (SCI4209L)
Credit: 1.5 credits
Offered: Spring

In this course, the traditional aspects of organic chemistry, which include nomenclature, structure, bonding, and functional groups are examined but with emphasis on reactions and reaction pathways. The goal is to educate students to think independently about organic chemistry. Students are expected to analyze problems, sort facts, reason by analogy, and look for patterns. Laboratory work is carried out at both the micro-scale and macro-scale level. In selected-topics in biochemistry will be covered, and students will be exposed to biochemical techniques in the laboratory. This course is intended for students whose college goals include biology, chemistry, or the medical sciences.

* Ball State University offers 5 college credit hours in CHEM 101 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SCI04211 – Chemistry II: Biochemistry of the Cell (CL)

Prerequisite: Chemistry II: Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry or by permission of Division Chair
Co-requisite: Chemistry II: Biochemistry of the Cell Lab (SCI4211L)
Credit: 1.5 credits
Offered: Fall

This course examines the biochemical makeup of the cell and the chemical processes that promote the functioning of the living cell. The biochemical composition of the cell, enzymes, cellular metabolism, the cytoskeleton, transport, cell movement, cellular signaling, control of the cell cycle, and cancer will be among the topics covered in the course. Laboratory experiences will illustrate common techniques utilized in biochemical analysis.

SCI04250 – Chemistry II: Forensic Science (XC)

Prerequisite: 1-year course in chemistry with laboratory, trigonometry or permission of instructor
Co-requisite: Chemistry II: Forensic Science Lab (SCI4250L)
Credit: 1.5 credits
Offered: Fall

Forensic Science is a first course in the forensic application of both science and technology. Topics will be taught on a case history approach to expose students to “front-page” cases of past and present. This course will place major emphasis on exposing students to biological, chemical, and physical methods of analyzing crime scene evidence. Students will use information and evidence data from case histories and case readings, as well as the compilation of information from the internet, to explore and learn about the forensic applications of science and technology. Topics in this course will include: the history and development of forensic science, security of a crime scene and collection of physical evidence, trace evidence, fire investigations and explosives, fingerprints, firearms and tool marks, document examination, and computer forensics. This course will place a major emphasis on the newest and best methods to gather, analyze, and interpret data needed to solve all types of crimes. In addition, students will explore the disciplines of forensic science and college courses and majors necessary to obtain a career in the forensic sciences.

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