James Giles

Adjunct Faculty - Chemistry

Physical Science

Office: RDM-P Palo Verde - Room: PV 237

480-654-7718

Notices

Tutoring center hours:  M:  1:15 pm to 2:15 pm  /   T:  12:00-1:00

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:10 AM - 11:00 AM 

In addition I will be in the tutoring center on Mondays from 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm, on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, and on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Profile

Following graduation, Dr. Giles worked ten years in industry for scientific instrument companies.  Following that, he has taught chemistry for colleges in the Maricopa district for 23 years.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry 3 Credits
A survey of the fundamentals of general chemistry. Emphasis on essential concepts and problem solving techniques. Basic principles of measurement, chemical bonding, structure and reactions, nomenclature, and the chemistry of acids and bases. Preparation for students taking more advanced courses in chemistry. Designed to meet needs of students in such diverse areas as agriculture, nursing, home economics, physical education and water technology.
Prerequisites: C or better in [(CHM100 or MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or higher or satisfactory math placement) and (RDG100 or RDG100LL, or higher or eligibility for CRE101 as indicated by appropriate reading placement)] or permission of the Instructor.
It is highly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Chemistry Boot Camp that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29416
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Closed

35871
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Started

29307
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Class Started

CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of CHM130.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHM130.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31055
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
9:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Class Started

Spring 2023

CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of CHM130.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHM130.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29245
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
We
8:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

16 of 24
Seats Available

CHM152 General Chemistry II 3 Credits
A study of the chemical properties of the major groups of elements, equilibrium theory, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and other selected topics.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [(CHM150 or CHM151) and CHM151LL], or CHM150AA, or CHM151AA, or permission of the Instructor, or Department or Division Chair.
It is highly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Chemistry Boot Camp that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29173
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Open

9 of 18
Seats Available

CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of CHM152.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHM152 or Corequisites: CHM152.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29246
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
9:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Open

12 of 24
Seats Available

Degrees & Awards

BS in Biochemistry from University of California, Davis.

PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from University of California, Davis.

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