Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: CHE                                     Course Number: 103                                    
Course Title: General Chemistry I
Subject: Chemistry
Minimum Credits: 5.0                                     Maximum Credits: 5.0                                     Hours per week: 7.5


This course is for students majoring in Forensic Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Toxicology, Fire Science, or minoring in Biology or Chemistry, and who have a strong math and science background. Using a molecular approach, it provides a comprehensive (lecture, recitation, laboratory) first year introduction to the principles of chemistry, with topics that include modern atomic and molecular theory, basic properties and reactions of the elements and compounds, chemical quantities and aqueous reactions, the quantum mechanical model of the atom, gases, thermochemistry, periodic properties of the elements and stoichiometry, which will be explored in greater detail in General Chemistry II. Laboratory exercises stress principles of qualitative and semi-quantitative experimentation. They will foster a better understanding of chemical principles and ensure that the necessary skills are developed to work in a scientific laboratory safely and effectively. Note: Placement exam may be taken at the Math and Science Resource Center.

Prerequisite: Chemistry placement exam AND majoring in FOS, CMB OR TOX
General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Natural Sciences

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

  • 7 1/2 hours: 3 hours lecture, 1 1/2 hours recitation, 3 hours laboratory. These courses are designed for students with a science background and for Forensic Science majors. Regents level high school chemistry is desired.

Start Date:    06/29/2015                         End Date: