To accommodate the diversity of student needs during the Summer Term, we are proud to offer the CH121 course in two distinct sections. These differ only in their duration (i.e., four or eight weeks). Both sections cover the same material and are graded on the same standards. Whenever practical, these are also instructed by the same faculty member. One section is delivered in the typical summer-accelerated format of four (4) weeks. The other section has an eight (8) week duration, which is a time frame more similar to what a student experiences during the academic year.
Please carefully consider the following guidance when enrolling for the CH121 section that is right for you:
CH 121 Section 400: Summer Session 2 (Four weeks)
You should enroll in Section 400 (Four Week Section) if you meet one of the following:
- You plan to continue the series (i.e, CH 122 and CH 123) during the same summer; or
- You plan to accomplish the course in the typical summer-accelerated format;
And if you meet all of the following:
- You have ~50 hours/week of student effort* each week to devote to the CH 121 course; and
- You are reasonably confident in your algebra skills; and
- You are available to take the proctored midterm and final exams on the designated dates
You are strongly advised to not enroll in this section if you are planning to be on vacation, without internet, or otherwise absent from the course material, 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 CH 121, and you do not plan to accomplish the course in the typical summer-accelerated format; and
- You do not plan to continue with the series (i.e, CH 122 and CH 123) and
- You have ~19 hours/week to devote to studying chemistry for the duration of the course*; and
- You are available to take the proctored midterm and final exams on the designated dates; and
- Your program does not require a transcript with your completed chemistry grade before mid to late August (please see also 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 either section of CH 121.