CHEM06033 2013 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY 1

General Details

Full Title
INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY 1
Transcript Title
INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY 1
Code
CHEM06033
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
CHEM - Chemistry
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Maria Keeney, Fiona Beglane, Anne O'Donohue
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SAGRI_G06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAGRI_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description

The essential facts and fundamental principles of Chemistry are introduced and their applications are explored. Topics will be taught using a range of examples and case studies to cover the environmental science, energy and sustainability and archaeology programmes.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Outline the main features of the Periodic Table and locate selected elements and groups of elements.

2.

Define the basic concepts and explain the underlying introductory principles of chemistry.

3.

Identify and describe chemical compounds.

4.

Use and apply scientific measurement and representation of information in the practice and applications of chemistry.

5.

Illustrate, explain and use a range of apparatus and instruments in the practical investigation of the physical environment.

6.

Record, analyse, interpret and communicate experimental data.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed on the basis of continuous assessment (theory and practical) and final theory examination.

Self-assessment tests and quizzes and other forms of formative assessment are provided to students to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning.Laboratory skills and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module. Regular summative tests are used to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback. 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to atoms, elements, compounds and the Periodic Table.

Fundamental chemical concepts and calculations.

Ions, ionic compounds and their occurrence in the physical environment.

Reactions in aqueous solution and solution concentrations.

Covalent bonding and environmentally significant molecular compounds.

Laboratory safety.

Conduct practical work with accuracy and precision using a range of measuring apparatus including volumetric glassware, analytical balance and specific meters.

Communicate and present scientific data and information in a variety of forms.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical work and reports Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 4,5,6
2 Short Answer Questions written tests Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2,3
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Weekly (2.5 hrs) x 10 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Small group interactive learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN self study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Goffer, Zvi (2007) Archaeological Chemistry, Wiley, New Jersey

Lewis R. & Evans, W. (2011) Chemistry, Palgrave Foundations Hampshire New York

Masterton, W.L., Hurley, C.N., Neth, E.J.  (2010) CHEMISTRY  Principles and Reactions    Brooks/Cole -Thomson Publishing

Price,Douglas T. & Burton, James H.(2012) An Introduction to Archaeological Chemistry,Springer,New York

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None