Due to differences in student needs, we offer two different sections of CH121 during Summer term.  Both will cover the same material and be graded on the same standard, but one section will be in the standard summer accelerated format (4 weeks), while the other will be in a time frame closer to that which a student would experience during the academic year (8 weeks).  Please consider the following carefully before deciding which section of CH121 to enroll in: 

Selection Options: 

CH 121 Section 400: Summer Session 2 (Four weeks) 

You should enroll in Section 400 (Four Week Section) if:

  • You plan to continue on to 122 (and 123) this summer (or you would like to take care of your chemistry requirement in an accelerated format)
  • You plan to continue on to CH 124 this summer to complete the General Chemistry 1 semester equivalent
  • You have ~50 hours/week to devote to studying Chemistry for the duration of the course*
  • You are reasonably confident in your algebra skills
  • You are available to take the proctored midterm and final on the designated dates

Because of the accelerated nature of the four week course, it is strongly recommended that you not attempt this section if you are planning a vacation for any time during the dates of the course.

 

CH 121 Section 401: Summer Session 3 (Eight Weeks) 
 

You should enroll in Section 401 (Eight Week Section) if:

  • Your course of study requires only CH121
  • You do not plan to continue with 122 or 123 this summer**
  • You have ~19 hours/week to devote to studying chemistry for the duration of the course*
  • You are available to take the proctored midterm and final on the designated dates
  • Your program does not require a transcript with your completed chemistry grade before mid to late August (please see our current academic calendar end-of-session dates).

 

* Please note that Oregon State University guidelines specify approximately 30 hours of student effort per credit hour in the course of a term.  As a five-credit course, students can expect to spend 150 hours studying chemistry during CH121.