General Chemistry

Section 17218

  • Note: Register for lecture, quiz and one lab. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 050 or passing of Chemisry and Math Placement tests. All students are required to take Chemistry Placement test within past nine months; if expired, sign up for test with Center for Testing and Assessment. This course carries GE credit but it is intended for a specific group of students rather than a general student audience. It is part of the curriculum for majors and pre-professional students. For lecture questions, email 105a labs are currently on waitlist. For lab questions or to be added to the waitlist, email Dr. Skibo ( with your name, the course, your USC ID number and the lab times (not section numbers) that you are interested in.
  • Session Dates (session code 001)
    First day of classes:
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    Last day to add:
    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Last day to drop without a mark of "W" and receive a refund:
    Friday, January 31, 2020
    Last day to withdraw without a “W” on transcript or change pass/no pass to letter grade:
    Friday, April 24, 2020
    Last day to drop with a mark of "W":
    Friday, May 1, 2020
    End of session:
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Book List Prices and book list are subject to change.
    • Dahm. Calculations in Chemistry (w/Digital License Access). (Recommended)
      ISBN: 9780393614367
      New: $54.25
      Used: $40.75
      Rental: $21.70 (Used)
    • Skibo. CHEM 105A Lab Manual. (Required)
      ISBN: 9780180006436
      New: $20.00
      Used: $15.00
    • Nelson. Calculations in Chemistry: An Introduction (Second Edition). (Recommended)
      ISBN: 9780393616323
      eBook: $35.00
    • Hayden-Mcneil. General & Organic Chem Lab (2018 Rev)(Spiral Notebook)(CUSTOM). (Required)
      ISBN: 9781533908827
      New: $17.75
      Used: $13.50
    • Tro. Chemistry (Loose Pgs)(w/MasteringChemistry Access Card). (Required)
      ISBN: 9780134990613
      New: $263.25
      Used: $197.50
    Purchase from USC Bookstore