Welcome to the COM Chemistry 105 (Internet)
Any student who has registered for
this course should read the Enrollment Instructions
CHEM 105 Chemistry in the Human Environment is
a one-semester non-mathematical course for liberal arts
and non-science majors, to fulfill G.E. requirements in
physical sciences. The course stresses a humanistic
approach to chemistry, introducing concepts via
important social and environmental contexts.
Students need not have any previous exposure to
Students enrolled in CHEM
105 Internet will be using, in addition to a standard
textbook, modern multimedia
tools including digital video mini-lectures,
demonstrations, animations, and interactive tutorials,
in order to enhance learning in a distance environment. Communication between the
students and instructor will take place primarily via
the course website. Assignments will be posted on
the class website and students are required to complete
work by e-mailing the instructor by posted deadlines, by
participating in electronic discussions with the
instructor and with classmates, and by completing online
quizzes and tests.
No campus visits are
required. However, the comprehensive Final Exam for the
course must be taken either on campus or in an
officially proctored location approved by the
For a more detailed
description of course content and requirements, please
see the Syllabus.
CHEM 105 (Internet) is a demanding class. Students
should be prepared to dedicate a minimum of 6 to 9
hours per week to the class in order to be
successful. The online CHEM 105 class contains the same
content as a face-to-face class, but students do need to
make a few adjustments in order to be successful in an
online class. Online learning requires much more
independence than traditional classroom learning.
Students must learn to take initiative, to be very
organized, and to exercise a great deal of
self-discipline in order to meet all of the deadlines.
To determine if online learning suits your needs, please
see the Distance Ed Student Primer.
Important Announcements about Enrolling in
- Students who do not officially
enroll in the class through the COM
Admissions Office will be denied admission to the
course website and will not receive credit for the
- When students officially
enroll in the course, an account on the course website
is automatically generated. Beginning on the
first official day of the term, students can access
the course website through their MyCOM student portal
by clicking the Moodle link and locating CHEM 105 in
the My Courses list.
- All students
officially enrolled in the course must access the
course website by midnight Wednesday of the first
official week of the semester, or your place in the
class will be given to someone on the "Add" list.
If you are unable to access the course website, you
must email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
before this deadline.
- If you are on the official wait
list for the course, or are attempting to
add the course, you must e-mail the
instructor as soon as possible for further
- All originally enrolled
students must complete, by midnight on the Saturday
that ends the first week of classes, a set of Entrance
Requirements that demonstrate ability to
use the necessary features of the course
website. Any students who have not completed
these requirements by the deadline will be dropped
from the course. Students who have been added
later to the course must complete these Entrance
Requirements within 3 days of receiving an add code in
order to remain in the course.
- For more information on how
to register and how to add online classes,
consult the Admissions and Records webpage.