Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course ObjectivesTime Expectation | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments Your Email Account | Student ResourcesAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title:  CHM 101 - Introductory Chemistry I (4 cr.)



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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Ability to proficiently search the web for information
  • Ability to download and print information from websites
  • Ability to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading


Course Policies

Attendance Policy: 

Students are expected to submit all the assignments and take all the exams on time, and to communicate with the instructor in case something prevented them from doing so.

Students who miss one or more exams before the withdrawal date, can expect to be withdrawn from the course. 

Grading Turnaround Time: 

You can expect to receive a grade within 1 week from the submission deadline.

Late Work Policy:

If you submit work late and have not communicated with the instructor you may expect to receive a zero. Otherwise, if communicated clearly, all sorts of circumstances can be taken into account, and the student will not lose points.

Incomplete Policy:

Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments



Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements

NOVA Online Policies and Procedures


Course Summary:

Date Details Due