Albert Korir

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Class Format

Face-to-face sections consist of lecture and demonstrations to help illustrate important concepts. Students are encouraged to actively participate in class. Students often work in pairs or small groups on problem-solving activities while I help and assist with clarification and understanding. The problem-solving activities will emphasize conceptual understanding and applications of the concepts learned. Lab involves briefings and hands-on lab experiments. 

Resource Use

Lecture: A textbook is required and serves as an important resource for the student learning objectives. Information about the adopted textbook for this course can be found on the College bookstore site. An online Web learning system (OWL) is used for homework. An access code is required. Other required materials for lecture include a nonprogrammable calculator and three-ring binder.

Lab: Nonprogrammable calculator, goggles and a lab coat are required.


Lecture: There are generally four to five Unit Exams which are worth 60% of the grade. Homework is often collected and graded in addition to the online homework that you will do. Quizzes and homework account for 20% of the grade. The final comprehensive exam is worth 20%.

Lab: Labs are worth 50% of the grade. Quizzes are worth 30%, and a lab test is worth 20% of the grade.

Homework Policy

Chemistry courses are generally homework-intensive classes. Problems from each chapter in the book are assigned and collected. In addition, an online homework system (OWL) is used.

Attendance Policy

For lecture, points are not awarded for attendance; however, missing class frequently can affect your grade. Labs have mandatory attendance.


Students are encouraged to talk with me before or after class to discuss any questions they have.