The General Chemistry course is the traditional one-year (two-semester) course offered at practically every university in the world to first-year (freshman) students majoring in either chemisry, chemical engineering. pre-med, or similar major.
General Chemistry 1 is taught in the first (fall) semester and General Chemistry 2 is given in the second (spring) semester. Each semester is about 14 weeks long. The lecture part of the course consists of two lecture meetings a week for 2 academic hours per meeting and a weekly recitation meeting (תירגול) for two hours. Each semester grants the student 5 credit points out of a total of 161 points required for graduating the four-year program with a B. Sc. (“Bachelor of Science”) degree in Chemical Engineering.