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Organic Chemistry I

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Description: The course will begin with a review of some of the major concepts in inorganic chemistry. The chemistry of carbon compounds will be distinguished from inorganic chemistry. The various classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds will be examined. The diversity of functional groups will be explored with regard to reactivity and mechanism. Nucleophilic and electrophilic reaction mechanisms will be stressed. Stereochemistry will be explored. Concepts of hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity will be examined in relation to extraction, phase partitioning, absorption and chromatography. Biochemical and physiological analogies will be reviewed.

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: General Chemistry II (CHEM216 and CHEM216L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)

Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) changes: Starting on March 13th all in-classroom courses and labs have been shifted to online. If the graduate program you are applying to requires in-person labs, SCU recommends you contact the graduate schools’ admissions office to see how they are treating online instruction. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction.

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Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (OCHM311) and lab (OCHM311L).


Spring 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jan 3, 2020 Feb 5, 2020 Fri 5:00P-10:00P
Sat 9:00A-6:00P
Feb 29, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P



Spring 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)
3 units Online class

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Feb 27, 2020 Mar 25, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific times



1 unit On-Campus Lab

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 26, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A



Summer 2020 In-Classroom Offerings (4 units with lab)

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
June 27, 2020 July 29, 2020 Sat, Sun 9:00A-6:00P
April 30, 2020 May 27, 2020 Thursday, Friday 1:00P-9:30P


 

Summer 2020 Hybrid Course Offerings (4 units with lab)

3 units Online class – 3 start date options

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times
Jun 25, 2020 Jul 29, 2020 Online – no daily requirements No specific time

 

1 unit Lab On-Campus – 1 start date option

Class Start Date Class End Date Days Class Times*
Jul 27, 2020 Jul 29, 2020 Mon, Tues, Wed – Lab on-campus 8:00A-5:00P
Thurs  – Lab Final on-campus 8:00A-10:30A


*Class times are subject to change

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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