Students who enroll in any chemistry class that have not met the said minimum prerequisite(s), may be dropped from that course at the discretion of the instructor. Classes substituted for these specifically listed prerequisites, which include courses in allied fields, must be approved by the professor before enrollment. These substitutes will be determined by a departmental advisor; it is best to speak with your advisor about the process.
When you enroll in any chemistry course, it is important to know what the instructor will teach and how much time is given for the class. It will help to ask the instructor about the time allotted for each section in the course. Classes usually run in two hours, but they will vary depending on the subject matter and the length of the lecture. An hour is also a reasonable time for completing homework and tests. In some cases, extra homework or tests may be required if the professor does not give adequate time for completion of the material in the allotted hour.
Another thing to consider when enrolling in any course in chemistry is that the materials used in the course must be appropriate for your grade level. Materials should not be too difficult or too simple for you to understand and use correctly. Materials should be appropriate to the material covered in the course and to your ability level. If your instructor cannot explain which materials are correct for your grade level, it is best to not take that particular course until you have had enough practice using the materials.
The instructor will assign a lab instructor to a course. The lab instructor is responsible for maintaining all the laboratory equipment and supplies for the course and supervising the student and lab assistant. The lab instructor will be available to students during lab sessions and can be reached through email or phone, so that the student can call the lab instructor if problems arise while the student is working.
After taking the course, a student will return to the lab to complete a final project. The lab instructor will discuss with the student the methods to complete the project. and determine whether or not the project is passable or not. It is best for the student to have the project completed in one or two weeks so that the professor can evaluate their work for passing or failing.
When you complete a course, a student’s grades are based on his/her score on a test known as a GPA, which is determined by a calculation based on his/her test scores and the subjects being studied. Grading is done on a scale from A+ to F, where A is the highest, and F is the lowest.
The student is allowed to choose between pass/fail and incomplete as their grade. A student who does not complete a given course on the required time frame will receive a grade of F and will have to start all over again. A student who passes a course with no difficulty is given an average.
If the course is well-taken, the student’s progress will be determined by his/her score on subsequent tests. If the score is lower than required, the student will be given a higher grade. An incomplete class will not affect a student’s grade. Any course that requires a student to repeat a given subject is considered a fail.
The lab instructor will give a student a list of required laboratory supplies. These supplies are to be taken to the lab and the student must use them in the designated amount of time to complete the assignment.
The lab instructor will also assign a lab assistant to a student but does not have the responsibility for supervising the student. The lab assistant will only perform basic lab functions, such as recording the student’s data, preparing the lab work, and doing any calculations.