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KRA001

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KRA001 Chemistry Foundation Unit

2014 KRA001 Chemistry Foundation Unit

Unit Level: Foundation

Available as a Student Elective: No

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SPECIAL NOTE: Satisfactory completion of the laboratory component is an essential requirement for students to pass this unit.

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Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KRA001 H H,L,W Distance(H,L)

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Summer H Distance 01-JAN-2014 13-JAN-2014 03-FEB-2014 23-FEB-2014
Summer L Distance 01-JAN-2014 13-JAN-2014 03-FEB-2014 23-FEB-2014
Sem 1 H On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 2 H On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 L On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014
Sem 2 W On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

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DESCRIPTION

PLEASE NOTE: students should access important unit information from the Chemistry website prior to the start date: www.utas.edu.au/chem

This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first year chemistry units at the University of Tasmania. It is not designed to be a replacement for year 12 chemistry as it only covers the major topics of direct relevance as a background to the first year chemistry units. Topics include the nature of matter, the fundamentals of chemical structure and bonding and chemical reactions, the states of matter, an introduction to chemical analysis, acid base chemistry and organic chemistry.

The Chemistry Foundation Unit operates in two different formats. Semesters 1 and 2 are held on campus with lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions throughout the semester. Semester 3 (Summer School) operates as an on-line self-paced program with a laboratory session held after the completion of a 6-week theoretical component.

The overall aim of the unit is to provide a strong working knowledge and competency in general chemistry to a level appropriate for further studies in chemistry. It is not intended that this unit should replace KRA161, and students may benefit from using KRA001 as a precursor to KRA161.

The unit is examined via an on-line examination, which may also be accompanied by a written paper. The grades to be awarded include Pass (50-59%), Credit (60-69%), Distinction (70-79%) and High Distinction (80+%). Failing grades will also be awarded. Students who successfully complete the Chemistry Foundation Unit with a grade of Pass or better and who have satisfied one of the following: pass in MAP5C or MME5C or KMA003 or HSC equivalent or TCE score of 80 or above, will be eligible for enrolment in first year chemistry units at the University.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Semesters 1 & 2: Test 10% (1 hr); Exam 40% (3 hr); Assignments 20%; Mathematics in Chemistry Revision Module 5%; Tutorials 5%; Laboratory 20%. Semester 3: Assignments (20%); Mathematics in Chemistry Revision Module 5%; Laboratory 25%; Exam 50% (4 hr)

TEACHING PATTERN:

Semesters 1 & 2: 2 x 1hr lectures weekly, 13 tutorials, 6 x 2 hours laboratory sessions. Semester 3: 6 weeks full-time study (120 hours) and 6 x 2 hours laboratory sessions with access for help from the coordinator by email or phone.

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,L
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H,L
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
   Flexible scheduling - H,L
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Summer)
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Summer)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Information about any textbook requirements for Semester (Sem 2) will be available from mid April 2014

STAFF: Dr Ruth Amos (Coordinator, Hobart Semesters 1, 2 & 3) and Dr Susan Turland (Launceston Semester 2) or other staff to be advised.

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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