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

Summer 2020

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. Note: Completion of prerequisites within the last two years recommended. Completion of CHM152LL required to meet the Natural Science requirement. Student may receive credit for only one of the following: CHM152 and CHM152LL, or CHM152AA. 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.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17267
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020
MoTuWeTh
12:30 PM - 1:45 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 17267 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of CHM152. Note: Student may receive credit for only one of the following: CHM152 and CHM152LL, or CHM152AA. General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: 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
17268
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lab
05/26/2020 - 07/15/2020
TuTh
9:30 AM - 12:20 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.

Students may contact instructor at jim.giles@mesacc.edu

Fall 2020

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. Note: General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: CHM130LL Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [(CHM090, or MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, or higher level mathematics course, 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, or Department or Division Chair.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34733
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Open

8 of 48
Seats Available

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 34733 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of CHM130. Note: General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: 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
36209
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lab
08/26/2020 - 12/18/2020
We
8:00 AM - 10:50 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 36209 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of CHM150 or CHM151. Note: Student may receive credit for only one of the following: CHM150 and CHM151LL, or CHM151 and CHM151LL, or CHM150AA, or CHM151AA. General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: CHM150 or CHM151 Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHM150 or CHM151 or Corequisites: CHM150 or CHM151
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34642
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lab
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
Tu
7:30 AM - 8:25 AM
8:30 AM - 10:20 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 34642 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of CHM152. Note: Student may receive credit for only one of the following: CHM152 and CHM152LL, or CHM152AA. General Education Designation: Natural Sciences (Quantitative) - [SQ] in combination with: 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
34655
Dobson Campus
LIVE ONLINE
Lab
08/27/2020 - 12/18/2020
Th
7:30 AM - 8:25 AM
8:30 AM - 10:20 AM

Open

3 of 24
Seats Available

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 34655 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

Due to COVID19 impact; this class was transitioned from In person or Hybrid to fully Online for Fall 2020

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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