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 2021

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
22994
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
08/26/2021 - 12/17/2021
Th
7:10 PM - 10:00 PM

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 22994 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 Credits
Laboratory experience in support of 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
22960
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
Mo
8:00 AM - 10:50 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 22960 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

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.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37054
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. 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 37054 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

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
23002
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
Tu
7:10 PM - 10:00 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 23002 Students may contact instructor at: james.giles@mesacc.edu

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

Open

15 of 36
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 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

Open

22 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 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

Open

14 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 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

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 28675 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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