Physics Courses

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Physical Science

PSCI 1010 Principles of Physical Science Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: READ 0892, MATH Mods. 1-7
Co-Req: None
Designed for the non-science major to fulfill general education requirements in the laboratory-based physical sciences. This course includes (1) investigation of scientific methodology, common measurement systems, symbols and equations, problem solving approaches and the nature of science; (2) a study of the fundamental concepts of Newtonian mechanics and (2) an introduction to basic inorganic and organic chemistry. Course intends to establish a base from which the non-science student can view nature more perceptively. Emphasis is placed on helping students to conceptualize scientific information.

PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: READ 0892, MATH Mods. 1-7
Co-Req: None
Designed for the non-science major to fulfill general education requirements in the laboratory-based physical sciences. This course includes a study of two fundamental components of the physical sciences: (1) Astronomy: theories regarding formation of the universe, galaxies and stars will be discussed leading to an understanding of how stars are arranged in space and the nature of the Milky Way galaxy, our solar system, and planet earth and (2) Earth Science: rocks, minerals, earth's internal properties, building and shaping of the earth's surface, geologic time, the atmosphere, oceans, and weather. This course intends to establish a base from which the non-science student can view nature more perceptively. Emphasis is placed on helping students to conceptualize scientific information.

Physics

PHYS 2010 Non Calculus Physics I Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: READ 0892, MATH 1530 or higher
Co-Req: None
The first course of a two-semester sequence designed for general education, pre-pharmacy, pre-med, and certain other pre-professional and technology majors. The course includes a study of the fundamental laws of mechanics, heat, and sound.

PHYS 2020 Non Calculus Physics II Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: PHYS 2010
Co-Req: None
A study of the fundamental laws of electricity, magnetism, optics, and an introduction to atomic and nuclear physics.

PHYS 2110 Calculus Based Physics I Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: READ 0892, MATH 1910
Co-Req: MATH 1910 with permission of the instructor
The study of the fundamental laws of mechanics, heat, and sound. The same material as PHYS 2010 except for calculus being used throughout.

PHYS 2120 Calculus Based Physics II Credit Hrs: 4
Pre-Req: PHYS 2110
Co-Req: None
The study of fundamental laws of electricity, magnetism, optics, and an introduction to atomic and nuclear physics.