CHEM211
General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I

Course Description

The first semester of chemistry for science majors, pre-professional students, and others in science related fields. This course provides a quantitative introduction to atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, basic thermodynamics, and solutions.

This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors.

Course Offerings

  • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous) (CHEM211 + CHEM211L): 4 credits
  • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)(CHEM211 + CHEM211L): 4 credits
  • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) Only (CHEM211): 3 credits
  • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous)  Only (CHEM211): 3 credits
  • Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous) Only (CHEM211L): 1 credit

Course Structure

Lectures

Classes begin with intensive lectures (up to five hours) led by experienced instructors. Through a mix of presentations and small-group discussions, students learn to tie key foundational concepts to clinical practice and other real-world applications. Interactive Online classes provide group-based virtual learning through Zoom. Classes happen in real-time (i.e. in a synchronous format) with required attendance during a set schedule. Self-paced online classes allow students to study on their own schedule (i.e. in an asynchronous format), as long as students meet certain assignment due dates and communicate regularly with their instructor. Students will meet individually or in small groups with instructors as needed via Zoom.

Labs

Lab courses provide hands-on experiences that complement the lectures. SCU students enjoy dedicated resources, including chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy labs.

Due to COVID-19 requirements all labs are being offered virtually. The Department of Education has asked all schools to take into consideration these emergency circumstances related to COVID-19 and online instruction. You may want to contact your transfer to institution to determine their policy about online versus on-campus labs, which may change due to the global pandemic.

Student Support

Tutoring in any subject is available to fit student schedules. SCU students can also take advantage of exclusive health sciences workshops and symposiums offered by the University.

This course is typically needed for:

  • Nursing Programs
  • Physical Therapy Programs
  • Pharmacy Programs
  • Occupational Therapy Programs
  • Medical Schools
  • Veterinary Programs
  • Dentistry Programs
  • Chiropractic Programs
  • Optometry Programs

Available Formats

All classes at SCU are recorded the same way on transcripts, there is no indication of format.

On-Campus Lecture
  • Online
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & Lab
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Lab
  • On-Campus (Currently Unavailable)
    • On-Campus Lecture
    • On-Campus Lab
    • On-Campus Lecture & Lab
  • Online & On-Campus (Currently Unavailable)
    • Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & On-Campus Lab

Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous) & Lab

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$2,000.00

  • Lecture
    Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    Class Schedule

    Sat - Sun8:30AM - 1:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Amir Keshavarz

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Amir Keshavarz

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Lecture
    Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Class Schedule

    Sat - Sun8:30AM - 1:00PM PST

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous) & Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$2,000.00

  • Lecture
    Nov 15, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    29 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Tasia Hilton-Betton

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Amir Keshavarz

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Lecture
    Nov 15, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    29 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Ligia Zelaya

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Amir Keshavarz

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Lecture
    Jan 10, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Lecture
    Jan 10, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

    Lab
    Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Interactive Online Lecture (Synchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$1500.00

  • Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    Class Schedule

    Sat - Sun8:30AM - 1:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Amir Keshavarz

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Class Schedule

    Sat - Sun8:30AM - 1:00PM PST

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Self-Paced Online Lecture (Asynchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lecture Credits

3 Credits

Tuition

$1500.00

  • Nov 15, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    29 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Tasia Hilton-Betton

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Nov 15, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    29 days left to register
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    Ligia Zelaya

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jan 10, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jan 10, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Class Schedule

    No specific class times 

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

Interactive Online Lab (Synchronous)

Includes:
  • Access to electronic textbook
  • Lab materials (when applicable)
  • Supplemental study resources
  • Regular tutoring
Lab Credits

1 Credits

Tuition

$500.00

  • Nov 20, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    Amir Keshavarz

    Duration

    5 Weeks

  • Jan 15, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022
    Lab Schedule

    Sat - Sun2:00PM - 5:00PM PST

    Instructor

    TBA

    Duration

    5 Weeks

On-Campus Lecture

This is currently unavailable.

On-Campus Lab

This is currently unavailable.

On-Campus Lecture & Lab

This is currently unavailable.

Online Lecture & On-Campus Lab

This is currently unavailable.

Transferable Single Course Credits

Our regionally accredited courses are designed to meet the standard requirements for most healthcare graduate programs. Before enrolling, check to confirm with your institution that your course will transfer.

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