Statement of Rationale:
CHM 1060, General, Organic and Biochemistry is a lecture/laboratory course created at the request of the College of Nursing. The enrollment is approximately 130 students per year. This class is an integrated approach to the study of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry for students pursuing careers in health-related fields. The laboratory experiments focus on general, organic, and biochemistry. Students learn common laboratory techniques. They carry out experiments such as discovering the role of ions in nutrition, mole relationships, acid-base chemistry, gas law experiments, investigations of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. A Course Materiel Fee is requested to offset the cost of consumable supplies and chemicals in addition to glassware or equipment replacement if damage occurs.
Justification for the proposed Course Fee:
Based on the laboratory experiments in this course, $100 per student will cover the cost of consumables, chemicals and any breakage or damage to equipment that might occur in a typical semester.