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Course Content and Outcome Guide for CH 102

Course Number:
CH 102
Course Title:
Organic Chemistry Principles
Credit Hours:
5
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces organic chemistry and biochemistry principles. Emphasizes organic and biochemistry required for application to dental hygiene programs. Includes general principles of organic chemistry; alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid. Covers structure and function of classes of biomolecules; carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and DNA. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores, and CH 100 or CH 104 or CH 151 or instructor approval. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The student will receive five credits for three hours of lecture and one recitation in the classroom each week and three hours of laboratory experience each week. The student must supply his own textbook, protective eyewear and laboratory manual and problems manual if required by the instructor.

Principles of Chemistry is a transferable course. It is designed to meet the needs of the medical technology student in general.  This course helps the student to develop an understanding of chemical principles and the applications of such principles to the Health Science field. It fulfills the chemistry requirement for the Medical Laboratory Technician at Portland Community College.

Intended Outcomes for the course

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

A. apply qualitative and quantitative reasoning skills to solve problems in everyday life
B. critically evaluate sources of scientific information to logically decide the bias, strengths and weaknesses of the information concerning the effect of
chemistry and chemical concepts on themselves and their environment.
C. collaborate effectively to critically analyze organic and biochemical concepts
D. apply fundamental terminology necessary to relate organic principles to real-world applications.
E. use an awareness of the scientific process and be able to approach problems using the scientific method
F. communicate complex scientific concepts and reasoning effectively, both orally and through formal and informal writings and
reports.

Course Activities and Design

The lecture and laboratory experience combine to familiarize the student with the basic language pertaining to chemistry, fundamental principles of chemistry, and skills in basic laboratory technique. Three hours are set aside each week for lecture and three hours for laboratory. The laboratory sections are restricted to twenty-four persons.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grades and competency will be determined according to student ability to demonstrate knowledge of specific chemistry topics and complete work by assigned deadlines; participate and complete reports of assigned laboratory experiments; and an evaluation of chemical topics assigned.

FACULTY SHALL "INSTRUCT STUDENTS, USING APPROVED COURSE CONTENT GUIDES DEVELOPED BY COLLEGE-WIDE SUBJECT AREA FACULTY." (ARTICLE 4.23, 1993-95 AGREEMENT)

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail the methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, laboratory write-ups, research papers, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, oral presentations, or maintenance of a personal lab manual.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. INTRODUCTION TO CARBON CHEMISTRY
    1. Instructional Goal
      1. The goal is to develop knowledge of basic terms for carbon chemistry.
    2. Objectives
      1. Define the following terms in relation to chemistry
        1. Atoms
        2. Bonding
        3. Carbon
        4. Inorganic carbon compounds
        5. Organic carbon compounds
      2. Define and describe carbon functional groups.
  2. HYDROCARBONS
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop knowledge of hydrocarbon compounds.
    2. Objectives:
      1. Describe and define the structure, names and properties of hydrocarbon compounds in terns of the following:
        1. Alkanes
        2. Alkenes
        3. Alkynes
        4. Other families
  3. FUNCTIONAL GROUPS
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop knowledge of organic functional groups.
    2. Objectives:
      1. Describe and define the structure, names and properties of organic functional groups in terms of the following:
        1. Halides
        2. Alcohols
        3. Aldehydes
        4. Ketones
        5. Carboxylic Acids
        6. Esters
        7. Amines
        8. Amides
        9. Others
  4. AROMATIC COMPOUNDS
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop knowledge of aromatic compounds.
    2. Describe and define the structure, names and properties of aromatic compounds.
      1. Benzene ring
      2. Aromatic functional groups
  5. CARBOHYDRATES
    1. Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop knowledge of carbohydrates.
    2. Describe and define basic structure, names and properties of carbohydrate compounds utilizing the following terms.
      1. Asymmetric carbon, optical activity
      2. Monosaccharides
      3. Disaccharides
      4. Polysaccharides
  6. PROTEINS
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop a basic knowledge of proteins.
    2. Objectives:
      1. Describe and define basic structure, names and properties of proteins utilizing the following terms.
      2. Peptide linkage
      3. Levels of structure
      4. Amphoteric behavior
      5. Classes
  7. LIPIDS
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop a basic knowledge of lipids.
    2. Objectives:
    1. Describe and define basic structure, names and properties of lipids utilizing the following terms:
    2. Simple lipids
    3. Complex lipids
    4. Conjugated lipids
  8. NUCLEIC ACIDS
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop a basic knowledge of nucleic acids.
    2. Define and describe basic structure, names and properties of enzymes utilizing the following terms:
    1. DNA, RNA
    2. Nitrogenous base pairing
    3. Transcription and Replication
  9. ENZYMES
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to develop a basic knowledge of enzymes.
    2. Describe and define basic structure, names and properties of enzymes utilizing the following terms:
      1. Apoenzyme, coenzyme, holoenzyme
      2. Specificity, temperature, pH
      3. Classification
      4. Inhibition, activation