CH-111: Chemistry and the Environment Laboratory

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: CH-111 Chemistry and the Environment Laboratory

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 laboratory hours

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): CH-110

Course Description in college catalog:

An environmental chemistry laboratory course which should be taken with CH-110 (Chemistry and the Environment lecture). The role of chemistry in environmental processes is highlighted and explored. Basic experimental design and analysis are studied. Methods are introduced for the determination of some aspects of air and water quality. Laboratory techniques such as titrations, chromatography, use of the spectrophotometer, and Geiger- Muller counter are employed in pollutant determinations. Successful completion of CH-110 and CH-111 satisfies the laboratory science requirement for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. May not be used as part of the Science or Mathematics Concentration required in the A.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

This course satisfies one credit laboratory requirement for a degree.

A.A.S. Accounting

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

A.A.S. Internet and Information Technology

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.A.S. Management

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences

A.S. Computer Science and Information Security

A.S. QCC/John Jay Dual/Joint Accounting for Forensic Accounting

A.S. Psychology

A.S. Dance

A.S. Environmental Science 

A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Acting)

A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Technical Theatre)

A.S. Business Administration

A.S. Music

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art History)

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art and Design)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

The major objective is to expose non-science majors to fundamental experimental techniques in environmental chemistry. The experiments revolve around environmental chemical processes with the intent of motivating students and increasing their awareness of the significance of chemistry in society.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

The overall course grade will be computed using the following general distribution: 

  • Attendance and in-class participation
  • Performance of experiments
  • Written laboratory reports submitted on time

Students need to achieve a passing grade in each of the above categories in order to pass the course. The grade distribution will be determined by the individual instructor.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.