General Chemistry I Online Course
This course covers the elementary principles and theories of chemistry; matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, and gases.
This course is accompanied by General Chemistry I Lab Online.
|Course Title||CHEM 121: General Chemistry I|
|Credits||3 undergraduate credits|
|Prerequisite||MATH 103 or higher. Open to all students; no high school credit in chemistry required.|
|Format||Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime|
|Cost||Tuition is $384.88 per credit. Visit the Costs & Aid page regarding additional costs.|
About General Chemistry I
Chemistry as a broad, complex, multifaceted field of study, that is, a subject that is the foundation to the physical world. After taking General Chemistry I, you should be able to relate ideas about chemistry into other fields such as biology, medicine, and engineering as well as everyday life. After successfully completing the course, you will be able to:
- Remember terms associated with the following concepts of chemistry: the states of matter, the control of chemical reactions, and some chemistry of the elements.
- Predict simple chemical and physical behavior based on chemical structure.
- Describe the role that energy plays in chemical systems and in modern society.
- Engage in quantitative reasoning by expressing and solving mathematical problems that describe chemical behavior on the macro-scale, and analyzing and interpreting graphs and tables containing technical data and see relationships in the real world that are being described.
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. This course contains 13 lessons including 5 proctored exams that are designed to focus your study of Chemistry and to assist you in achieving the course learning objectives/outcomes. Each lesson contains learning objectives, a to-do list, required reading, a video with supporting materials, and assessments. Lesson topics include:
- Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
- Composition of Substances and Solutions
- Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions
- Electronic Structure and the Periodic Properties
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry
- Gases, Liquids and Solids
The course syllabus provides the course description and objectives, lesson topics, assignment information, grading criteria, and more.
Required Textbook and Materials
- Textbook: Chemistry 2e, OpenStax, 2019, this e-text is free and accessed online through a link in the Blackboard site. If you would like a paper copy, use ISBN-13 9781593995782.
- Student Solution Guide: The free student solution guide is available online though a link in the Blackboard site.
- ALEKS Homework System: ALEKS is an online learning and assessment tool that helps to build proficiency. You can purchase an access code through the ALEKS link in the Blackboard course
- Calculator: A non-programmable calculator (capable of exponential notation) is required for exams. Note: The Ti-83/84, Ti-83/84 plus and T-83/84 plus silver edition and above (or equivalent) calculators WILL NOT be permitted to be used on the exams. Each student must have his/her own calculator and know how to use it. Cell phones may NOT be used as calculators for exams.
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable – UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited – UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits – Transferring credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
You'll take this online course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle with setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take our online quiz to help determine if online enroll anytime courses are right for you.
Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.