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Chemistry
Fall 1 Semester 
4.0 credits MATH-115: Intermediate Algebra-Applications
Instructs students in the knowledge of algebra involving nonlinear content including expressions, equations, functions and inequalities. This course emphasizes simplifying and solving methods for polynomial, quadratic, rational, absolute value, radical, exponential, and logarithmic expressions and equations.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096 minimum grade C, or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
Spring 1 Semester 
4.0 credits MATH-170: Pre-Calculus
An in-depth study of linear, piecewise, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Also includes the fundamental theorem of algebra, systems of equations and inequalities, conic sections, sequences and series, and applications in geometry. A graphing calculator is required.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 or appropriate Math Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits MATH-180: Trigonometry
Instructs the student in the knowledge of triangles, radian and degree measure, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, and vectors. Prepares the student to utilize trigonometry in the analysis of Calculus. Students need both Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus before entering Calculus I.[NM Common Course Number MATH 1213, Area II: Mathematics Core]
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 minimum grade C, or appropriate Math Accuplacer Score.
Offered: ALL
4.0 credits CHEM-110: Introductory Chemistry
An introductory survey of basic chemistry including scientific and dimensional analysis, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, reaction dynamics, acid-base systems, and electrochemistry. Fulfills lab science requirement for non-science majors, and as an introductory course for students with no prior chemistry.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-096 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score.
Offered: ALL
Fall 2 Semester 
4.0 credits CHEM-111: General Chemistry I
Part one of the general study of chemistry, including scientific and dimensional analysis, metathesis and redox reactions, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, gases, liquids, and solids. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-115 or appropriate Accuplacer Math Score. Completion of CHEM 110 with a C or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better in the last 4 years.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MATH-188: Calculus I
Instructs the student in the methods of differential calculus. Topics include elementary algebraic and transcendental functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and optimization. Other topics include L'hopital's rule, Newton's method, Riemann sums, indefinite and definite integration, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Mathematical software will be utilized throughout the course to expose students to computer algebra systems. [NM Common Course Number MATH 1614, Area II: Mathematics Core]
Prerequisites: MATH-170 AND MATH-180, minimum grade C.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-111: Freshman Composition
Emphasizes academic writing, intertextuality, and analysis of rhetorical situation through writing workshop and thematic readings. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and RDNG-095 or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Spring 2 Semester 
4.0 credits CHEM-112: General Chemistry II
Part two of the general study of chemistry including kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base systems, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, industrial processes, and coordination chemistry. For engineering and pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Take MATH-160 and CHEM-111.
Offered: FASP
4.0 credits MATH-189: Calculus II
A continuation of Math 188; extending to topics in Techniques of Integration, Numerical Integration, Applications of Integration, Infinite Series, Power Series, Maclaurin & Taylor Series and Taylor Polynomials.[NM Common Course Number MATH 1623, Area II: Mathematics Core]
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-188 with a minimum grade of C.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PHYS-211: Gen Physics I
Non-calculus treatment of Newtonian mechanics, fluids, and sound. Satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211L. [NM Common Course Number PHYS 1114, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: MATH-160 or MATH-170. RDNG-095 and ENGL-099 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: FASP
1.0 credits PHYS-211L: Gen Physics Lab I
This course is the first in a two-semester laboratory sequence, which accompanies the algebra-based introductory physics sequence (211,212). This course satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-211. For students who have completed PHYS-211, this lab may be taken separately with permission of the instructor.
Corequisites: PHYS-211
Offered: FASP
3.0 credits ENGL-211: Advanced Composition
Develops rhetorical and expository writing skills. Explores a variety of forms and styles with emphasis on argument and academic research. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1123, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: Take ENGL-111 and RDNG-113
Offered: ALL
Fall 3 Semester 
4.0 credits CHEM-251: Organic Chemistry I
Part one of the study of carbon compound chemistry covering: atomic and molecular orbitals; structure and reaction mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, and alcohols; laboratory synthesis; gas chromatography; infrared, mass, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies. For pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Take CHEM-112 or CHEM-111. CHEM-112 is recommended.
Offered: FALL
3.0 credits PHYS-212: General Physics II
A continuation of PHYS 211 in which electricity, magnetism, light, and modern physics are studied. Strongly recommended this course be taken with PHYS-212L.[NM Common Course Number PHYS 1124, Area III; Laboratory Science Core]
Prerequisites: Take PHYS-211; minimum grade C
Offered: DMND
1.0 credits PHYS-212L: Gen Physics Lab II
This course is the second in a two-semester laboratory sequence, which accompanies the algebra-based introductory physics sequence (211,212). This course satisfies requirements for most pre-medical and pre-dental programs and some science programs. It is strongly recommended that this course is taken at the same time as PHYS-212. For students who have completed PHYS-212, this lab may be taken separately with permission of the instructor.
Corequisites: PHYS-212
Offered: DMND
3.0 credits COMM-110: Public Speaking
The purpose of this class is to develop students' public speaking skills so that they can become more confident and effective speakers. Students will write and present both persuasive and informative speeches. [NM Common Course Number COMM 1113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: Placement into RDNG-095 and ENGL-095 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
Spring 3 Semester 
4.0 credits CHEM-252: Organic Chemistry II
Part two of the study of carbon compound chemistry covering: structure and reaction mechanisms of carboxyl, amine, conjugated, and polyfunctional systems; ultraviolet spectroscopy; bio-chemistry; and synthetic polymers.
Prerequisites: Take CHEM-251.
Offered: SP
5.0 credits CHEM-281: Analytical Chemistry
Fundamentals of instrumental chemical analysis. Topics include: statistical methods, digital control and data acquisition, gas/liquid chromatography, emission/absorption spectroscopy, capillary electrophoresis, volumetric, gravimetric, and electrochemical analysis. For chemistry and some pre-professional majors.
Prerequisites: Take CHEM-112.
Offered: SP
Elective 
4.0 credits CHEM-210: Organic Chemistry Survey
A one semester survey for students requiring a brief coverage of important classes of organic compounds and their application to metabolism. Coverage includes nomenclature, preparation, chemical transformations of functional groups and reaction mechanisms.
Prerequisites: Take CHEM-110 or CHEM-111.
Offered: SU
Students must also complete the following General Education requirements: 
  • 9 credits in English & Communications
  • 6-9 credits in Social & Behavioral Science
  • 6-9 credits in Humanities & Fine Arts
 

For more information, please call Michele Berkey at (505) 566-3606. Or send us an email at berkeym@sanjuancollege.edu.