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 2021

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 (CHM090, or MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or higher, or satisfactory math plcmt) and (RDG100, or RDG100LL, or higher, or eligibility for CRE101 as indicated by reading plcmt), or permission of Instructor, or Dept/Div Chair.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32819
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Class Started

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 32819 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

32885
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Closed

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 32885 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

32818
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Started

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 32818 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

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
32886
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
01/25/2021 - 05/14/2021
Mo
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Closed

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 32886 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

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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