This is a one-semester course with an option for a virtual laboratory designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree who need organic chemistry as a prerequisite to apply for admission to health professional programs. These include, but are not limited to, graduate programs in dietetics, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, nurse anesthesia, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and medicine.
Prerequisite(s): At least one semester of college-level general chemistry successfully taken within the last seven years. For general course information, assistance with registration, questions regarding financial aid, please contact an Enrollment Consultant at 1-855-325-0894 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students’ questions may also be answered in our FAQs.
In lecture courses, students should be able to:
In lab courses, students should be able to:
In the lecture section of the class, there are several kinds of assignments: discussion boards, chapter problems, quizzes, chapter tests, and a final exam.
For each discussion board, students will be asked to make a primary post, and respond to two of the primary posts of their classmates. Because students progress through the course at different rates, students may have to check a discussion board at several different times to see if any classmates have posted so that they may fulfill the requirement of responding to at least two primary posts.
It is suggested that you write your posts in your favorite word processor and use its tools to check for the use of standard English. Doing so won’t catch everything, but it will help. The first two response posts a student makes are evaluated for credit. So please be aware of this as you respond to others, particularly with respect to the required length of post and use of standard English.
There is also a Student Lounge discussion board, which is not graded. This is a support board in which students may engage with each other and grapple with course content. Students are free to post questions, seek clarification, and support each other, but should also be mindful of UNE’s Academic Integrity Policy, so should not post anything related to any assessment.
However, if a student is seeking specific and timely answers to questions about content matters or personal grades, the student should contact the instructor via Course Messages. For questions about course materials, program policy, and how to navigate through the course, the student should contact the student support specialists.
Chapter Problems and Quizzes
There are problems within each chapter and at the end of each chapter in the textbook. Solutions to these problems can be found in the textbook or the solutions manual. Problems will be assigned for each week. After students have read the chapter, they should do the assigned problems, and then take the quiz included within the week. The quizzes are not proctored, but it is strongly advised that students take the quizzes under the same conditions that they will take chapter tests and the final; see below.
You must purchase the Official UNE External Webcam to take your proctored examinations. Remember to order your webcam at least three weeks prior to scheduling your first proctored exam.
For all exams, you must review the Proctored Examinations information and requirements in the Policies section of this syllabus.
Every two or three weeks there will be a test on the previous two chapters, which can also include topics from earlier chapters. These tests are proctored and timed. Students will have one hour to complete chapter tests. During the tests, students may use a model kit, their UNE-authorized whiteboard with marker and eraser, and a four-function calculator. You may use the Periodic Table PDF by opening it in front of your proctor just before you start your exam. It must be a digital copy; no printed copies are allowed. No internet access to anywhere, by any method, except to ProctorU, the Periodic Table, and the exam itself, is permitted. Another electronic device may not be used. The test consists of 25 multiple-choice questions in a format similar to the questions in the quizzes. When students are ready to take a chapter test, they should make an appointment with ProctorU, as described on the class website.
For every chapter test, there will be the option of a retake, with different questions, and with the better of the two grades counted. The same test conditions apply as for chapter tests. If students decide to take the retake, they will pay the ProctorU retake fee.
The final exam is in the 15th week. The exam has 50 multiple-choice questions in a format similar to the questions in the quizzes. These questions cover all the material in the class, including chapter 11. Students will have two hours to complete this exam. During the tests, students may use a model kit, their UNE-authorized whiteboard with marker and eraser, and a four-function calculator. They may also refer to the electronic version of the Periodic Table available in the course by opening it in front of the proctor just before starting the exam. No internet access to anywhere, by any method, except to ProctorU, the Periodic Table, and the exam itself, is permitted. Another electronic device may not be used. If students have fallen behind, they may use the final 16th week to take the exam, but they should be sure to schedule the exam with ProctorU at least 72 hours ahead of time. There are no retakes of the final exam permitted.
These exams are closed for review. You will not be able to review this exam at any time. Please contact your instructor for specific feedback.
You must show your proctor that your whiteboard is clear at the beginning of your testing session, and you must erase your whiteboard in front of the proctor before disconnecting from your session. If you do not do this, your exam will not be credited.
The course contains a lecture section and a laboratory section. The lecture and lab sections of the course are completely independent of each other, with completely independent grades given. Students may register for the lecture section, or the lab section, or both. If students register for just the lecture section, they will receive a grade for just the lecture section. If students register for just the lab section, they will receive a grade for just the lab section. Students will see assignments for both sections in Blackboard’s “My Grades”; they should simply ignore assignments for sections for which they are not registered.
For students taking the lecture section, most weeks contain a reading assignment, a problem assignment, and an assessment. Students should complete the reading first and then do the problems. When they feel that they understand the material, they should take the assessment. Every two or three weeks, there will be a test covering the previous two chapters.
For students taking the lab section, there are nine laboratory assignments distributed throughout the course schedule. Students must complete the assignment listed in the laboratory section of the course, and then complete the assigned online laboratory assessment or lab report, as noted in the course schedule.
The assignments in the lab consist of eight lab assessments and one lab report.
If all lab assessments have been submitted, the lowest assessment grade will be dropped from the calculation of the lab class final average. If all lab quizzes have not been submitted, zeros will be assigned to the non-submitted quizzes, and the lowest quiz will not be dropped.
For one experiment, students write a formal lab report. For all other experiments, students take a lab assessment. These assessments contain questions pertaining to the laboratory procedure and results (e.g., how long did it take for the reaction to go to completion?) and also more theoretical questions that form the basis of the laboratory (e.g., did this reaction proceed by a Sn2 or Sn1 mechanism?). They are timed, but not proctored.
You will be required to write one lab report among the assessments you will be submitting for the rest of your labs in this class. Please see the instructions for writing that lab report, as well as the rubric by which it will be graded, in the course.
|Grade||Points Grade||Point Average (GPA)|
|A||94 – 100%||4.00|
|A-||90 – 93%||3.75|
|B+||87 – 89%||3.50|
|B||84 – 86%||3.00|
|B-||80 – 83%||2.75|
|C+||77 – 79%||2.50|
|C||74 – 76%||2.00|
|C-||70 – 73%||1.75|
|D||64 – 69%||1.00|
|F||00 – 63%||0.00|
Students will receive a separate letter grade for the course sections for which they are registered: lecture, or lab, or both. These grades will be officially recorded by the Registrar of the University of New England. Grades are determined as follows:
|2 Discussions||9% of the lecture grade|
|11 Quizzes||11% of the lecture grade|
|5 Chapter Tests||60% of the lecture grade|
|Final Exam||20% of the lecture grade|
|Total||100% of the lecture grade|
|Lab Report||20% of the laboratory grade|
|Laboratory Assessments||80% of the laboratory grade|
|Total||100% of the laboratory grade|
There is no curve or adjustment of grades in either the lecture or lab class.
|Corresponding Week||Chapter and Topic||Quiz / Test Coverage||Lab||Lab Assessments|
|Week 1||Chapter 1: Bonding||Chapter 1 Quiz|
|Week 2||Chapter 2: Alkanes||Chapter 2 Quiz||TLC|
|Week 3||Chapter 3: Alkenes Part 1||Chapters 1-2 Test|
|Week 4||Chapter 3: Alkenes Part II||Chapter 3 Quiz||Alkene Hydration||Assessment|
|Week 5||Chapter 4: Aromatics||Chapter 4 Quiz||Alkene Halogenation||Assessment|
|Week 6||Chapter 5: Stereoisomerism||
Chapter 5 Quiz
Chapter 3-4 Test
|Week 7||Chapter 6: Halogenation||Chapter 6 Quiz||Friedel-Crafts||Assessment|
|Week 8||Review||Benzene Nitration||Lab Report|
|Week 9||Chapter 7: Alcohols||
Chapter 7 Quiz
Chapter 5-6 Test
|Week 10||Chapter 8: Ethers||Chapter 8 Quiz||Alcohol Halogenation||Assessment|
|Week 11||Chapter 9: Aldehydes / Ketones||
Chapter 9 Quiz
Chapter 7-8 Test
|Week 12||Chapter 10: Carboxylic Acids||Chapter 10 Quiz||Aldol Reaction||Assessment|
|Week 13||Chapter 11: Amines||
Chapter 11 Quiz
Chapter 9-10 Test
|Week 14||Review||Fischer Esterification||Assessment|
|Week 15||Final Exam||All-Chapter Final Exam|
|Week 16||Completion of any outstanding assignments|
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Check the course welcome page in Blackboard for specific instructor and support specialist contact information.
Your student service advisor monitors course progression and provides assistance or guidance when needed. They can assist questions regarding ordering course materials, University policies, billing, navigating the course in Blackboard, and more.
The Student Lounge Discussion Board is a designated support forum in which students may engage with each other and grapple with course content. Feel free to post questions, seek clarification, and support each other, but be mindful of UNE’s Academic Integrity Policy.
Your instructor will monitor this forum. However, if you are seeking specific and timely answers to questions about course content or your personal grades, please contact your instructor via course messages. For questions about course materials, program policy, and how to navigate and proceed through the course, please contact your Student Service Advisor through the Student Portal.
Any student who would like to request, or ask any questions regarding, academic adjustments or accommodations must contact the Student Access Center at (207) 221-4438 or email@example.com. Student Access Center staff will evaluate the student's documentation and determine eligibility of accommodation(s) through the Student Access Center registration procedure.
The University of New England has contracted with ProctorU to provide students with the most convenient online exam proctoring system. This system provides a simple, no cost to the student, secure, online proctor for exams and allows the student to take all the exams at home and on their own schedule.
Upon enrollment into the course, each student will register with ProctorU and establish a login name and password. This will give the student access to all of ProctorU’s services. When ready, students will schedule each of their proctored exams with ProctorU. Exams must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance to avoid fees. Prior to taking their exams, students must be sure that they have downloaded the ProctorU Chrome or Firefox extension and are using the most current version of Chrome or Firefox. They must also be sure their testing site’s connection meets the minimum requirements by using ProctorU’s “Test It Out” utility.
Upon the exam day and hour, students will log in to ProctorU and click on “exams”. After following the procedures outlined at ProctorU’s web site, the student will log in to Blackboard and locate their correct exam. The proctor will then allow student access to that exam.
Students must use ProctorU and must follow all proctoring requirements for their exams to be credited.
Proctored exams are not available for review at any time. You will not be able to see the questions, nor the answers you've given, after completing the exams. Please contact your instructor for specific feedback.
Discussion board assignments cover interesting current events or materials related to this course that contribute to a deeper understanding of key concepts and allow you to interact with your classmates and the instructor. Each assignment may require you to conduct internet research, read additional materials (a short journal or magazine article), visit a specific webpage, AND/OR view a short video prior to writing a response following the specific guidelines in the assignment.
To earn full credit: you will need to post a response to the discussion topic, respond to the original posts of at least two other students, and then contribute meaningfully to an ongoing discussion. You will need to post your initial response before you will see any posts from your classmates. Please keep in mind that only this initial response is included in your assignment grade, so make sure you have followed all of the guidelines and written a complete response prior to submitting the post. For special cases where one or two students are accelerating faster through the course, the instructor will participate in the discussion so that everyone has the opportunity to interact.
Please see Blackboard for a full description, along with specific guidelines, for each assignment. Discussion board assignments should be completed, along with all other assignments in the course, in the order that they appear. Due to the course design, you may be unable to take a proctored exam if you do not complete all assignments that appear prior to that exam.
Please also refer to the Grading Policy/Grade Breakdown section of the syllabus to learn the percentage of your grade that each discussion board assignment is worth.
Please review the technical requirements for UNE Online Graduate Programs: https://online.une.edu/online-learning/technical-requirements/
A schedule of lectures and assignments is included in this syllabus. This is, however a self-paced course and you can complete the course in less time.
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Students are expected to attempt and complete all graded assignments and proctored exams by the end date of the course. To view the incomplete grade policy, please click here.
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The University of New England values academic integrity in all aspects of the educational experience. Academic dishonesty in any form undermines this standard and devalues the original contributions of others. It is the responsibility of all members of the University community to actively uphold the integrity of the academy; failure to act, for any reason, is not acceptable.
Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to the following:
Charges of academic dishonesty will be reviewed by the Program Director. Penalties for students found responsible for violations may depend upon the seriousness and circumstances of the violation, the degree of premeditation involved, and/or the student’s previous record of violations. Appeal of a decision may be made to the Dean whose decision will be final. Student appeals will take place through the grievance process outlined in the student handbook.