Thursday, July 15, 2010

New hybrid course offers best of both worlds

Hybrid education comes to Douglas College this fall with Chemistry 1108 (Introductory Chemistry). Hybrid courses blend classroom instruction with online learning, giving you the flexibility and convenience of distance education along with face-to-face engagement with classmates and instructors.

Hybrid Introductory Chemistry features two hours of lecture time each week instead of the usual four; the remainder of lecture material will be delivered online, meaning students only need to come to class on campus one day a week.

This course is a basic introduction to chemistry and is intended for students with little or no background in chemistry. It includes a review of basic chemistry topics including stoichiometry and atomic structure, and then continues with the study of the following topics: thermochemistry, equilibrium, gases and liquids, acids and bases, redox reactions, and several examples of descriptive chemistry.

For more information, contact Brenda Addison-Jones by phone at 604-527-5592 or e-mail, or visit the Chemistry Department web site.