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 2024

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.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in [(CHM100 or high school algebra or MAT140 or hghr or EdReady score of 70 or higher) and (RDG100 or RDG100LL or hghr or eligibility for CRE101 as indicated by appropriate reading placemnt)] or permission of the dept.

Course Notes: CHM130 is lecture only. Students who need a lab must take CHM130LL.

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
27430
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class Ended

CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credits

Laboratory experience in support of CHM130.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHM130.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27431
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
8:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Ended

27434
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
12:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Class Ended

Summer 2024

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.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in [(CHM100 or high school algebra or MAT140 or hghr or EdReady score of 70 or higher) and (RDG100 or RDG100LL or hghr or eligibility for CRE101 as indicated by appropriate reading placemnt)] or permission of the dept.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14845
Dobson Campus

PS101 - Tiered Lecture Rm.

In Person
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024
MoTuWeTh
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

16 of 36
Seats Available

CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credits

Laboratory experience in support of CHM130.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHM130.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14846
Dobson Campus

PS235 Chemistry Breakout Room

In Person
Lab
05/29/2024 - 07/17/2024
MoWe
7:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Open

1 of 24
Seats Available

Fall 2024

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.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in [(CHM100 or high school algebra or MAT140 or hghr or EdReady score of 70 or higher) and (RDG100 or RDG100LL or hghr or eligibility for CRE101 as indicated by appropriate reading placemnt)] or permission of the dept.

Course Notes: 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
14142
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credits

Laboratory experience in support of CHM130.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: CHM130.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15302
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
9:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Open

18 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

15301
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lab
08/22/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
9:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Open

21 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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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