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Dr. Johnson

Bettie Obi Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
USC Lancaster

Curriculum Vitae

Education: 

Ph.D., Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999
B.S., Chemistry, University of West Florida, 1994


Office: Bradley 224
obijohns@mailbox.sc.edu

FALL 2015 Office Hours
M W  1:00 – 2:15 pm
T Th  9:30 – 10:45 am

(voice) 803.313.7020
(fax) 803.313.7106

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Dr. Johnson receiving the John J. Duffy Teaching Award

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CHEM 101 Fundamental Chemistry 1
A science elective surveying inorganic and solution chemistry. It is the first of a terminal two-semester sequence (CHEM 101 and 102). The course meets for three lecture, one recitation, and two laboratory hours per week. There are no pre-requisites for this course.
CHEM 105 Chemistry and Modern Society with Lab
A conceptual and qualitative approach to chemistry, its evolution, achievements, and goals and its impact on technology, the environment, and modern life and thought. (Specifically designed for non-science majors.)
CHEM 107 Forensic Chemistry with Lab
This 4 credit hour course surveys the chemical aspects of criminal investigation and adjudication including drug, arson, DNA, paint, and fiber identification. Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week. (For non-science majors.)
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (Lecture, Section 4C)
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (Lecture, Section 4C1)
A three-credit hour science course that surveys the principles underlying all chemistry with applications illustrating these principles. This course is primarily intended for students majoring in chemistry, biology, engineering, or pre-professional fields. It meets for 3 lecture hours and 1 recitation hour per week. The course pre-requisites are a grade of C or better in MATH 111 or MATH 115, or placement into a higher MATH course. The co-requisite is the CHEM 111L lab. Prior completion of high school or introductory chemistry is recommended. This course meets the Carolina Core Scientific Literacy (SCI) learning outcome.


CHEM 111L General Chemistry I Lab (Section 4L)

CHEM 111L General Chemistry I Lab (Section 4N)

A one-credit hour science lab that introduces the principles and techniques of experimental chemistry with emphasis on formula investigations, equations, elementary statistics, and chemical reactivity. The course pre-requisites are MATH 111 or 115 (or higher) and the co-requisite is CHEM 111 (lecture). Prior completion of high school or introductory chemistry is recommended.
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II (Lecture)
A three-credit hour science course that is a continuation of CHEM 111 with special emphasis on chemical equilibrium.  The course will cover properties of solutions, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, acid-base equilibria, solubility and complex ion equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry.  In the laboratory, experiments will deal with the major principles discussed in class and will also include inorganic qualitative analysis.  This course is primarily intended for students majoring in chemistry, biology, engineering, and pre-professional fields.  The course pre-requisites are a “C” or better in CHEM 111 AND MATH 111 or MATH 115.


CHEM 112 General Chemistry II Lab

A one-credit hour science lab that is a continuation of CHEM 111L, with special emphasis on chemical equilibrium and inorganic qualitative analysis. The course pre-requisites are grades of “C” or better in CHEM 111 and 111L. The co-requisite is CHEM 112 lecture.

CHEM 321 Quantitative Analysis Lecture
This three credit hour course covers gravimetric, volumetric, and introductory instrumental analysis. It meets for three lecture hours per week.

CHEM 321L Quantitative Analysis Lab
This one credit hour laboratory course accompanies the Chem321 lecture, but the grading and credits are independent. It meets for three laboratory hours per week.

CHEM 331L Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
This one credit hour laboratory course includes laboratory safety, syntheses, separation, and purification of carbon compounds. It is designed for students majoring in biology and pre-professional fields. The pre-requisite for this course is CHEM 112 and it is typically taken with CHEM 333 lecture.
CHEM 333 Organic Chemistry I
This three credit hour lecture course is designed for students majoring in chemistry, biology, and pre-professional fields. It includes the contemporary theories, nomenclature, reactions, mechanisms, and syntheses of carbon compounds. The course pre-requisite is CHEM 112.
CHEM 399 Independent Study

Useful Links

http://www.chem.sc.edu/ - USC's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Home Page.

http://ehs.sc.edu/ - USC's Environmental Health and Safety Home Page

http://ehs.sc.edu/LabSafety/Labtraining.htm - USC's Lab Safety Training and Quiz

http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content - American Chemical Society

http://www.2yc3.org/ - Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium

 
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