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

Spring 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.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28610
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28610 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

28674
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28674 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

28609
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28609 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2022

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
28675
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
01/24/2022 - 05/13/2022
Mo
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28675 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

Summer 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.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15856
Dobson Campus
PS101 - Tiered Lecture Rm.
In Person
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 07/21/2022
MoTuWeTh
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

19 of 36
Seats Available

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
15858
Dobson Campus
PS 235
PS235 Chemistry Breakout Room
In Person
Lab
05/31/2022 - 07/21/2022
TuTh
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

11 of 18
Seats Available

15857
Dobson Campus
PS 235
PS235 Chemistry Breakout Room
In Person
Lab
06/01/2022 - 07/20/2022
MoWe
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
9:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

10 of 18
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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