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AP Chemistry S1

Course Number: 417
Subject: Science
Major/Program of Study: Elective Liberal Arts
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (Science credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

AP Chemistry emphasizes the in-depth development and understanding of fundamentals and a reasonable competence in dealing with chemical problems. Students will work individually, as well as collaboratively, to express ideas orally and in writing in a clear and logical manner. AP Chemistry uses a college level textbook, involves students in laboratory experiences typical of college courses, covers topics not typically taught during a first-year chemistry class, emphasizes calculations, and the mathematical formulation of principles. The number of topics included in an AP Chemistry course, as well as the time students need to spend on coursework, further distinguish this class from the typical first year chemistry class. Prerequisites and other notes: Satisfactory completion of Algebra II (308) and Chemistry (405). Students must complete AP Chemistry (418) to be prepared to take the AP Chemistry exam.