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Physical Science Courses

PHSC:

105 Survey of Physical Sciences

Prerequisite: minimum ACT Mathematics score of 19 or “C” or better in Math 110

Offered: Fall and Spring

4 credit hours

Laboratory course in physics and the earth sciences. Intended primarily for non-science majors. Three lecture hours and two lab hours.


110 Science of Energy and Environmental Problems

Prerequisite: ACT Math sub-score of 17 or Math 100

Offered: Fall and Spring

4 credit hours

This course applies the fundamentals of physics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, climatology and geology to understanding fundamental energy and environmental problems facing mankind today. Basic physical science is focused on current controversies that should concern an education person. An emphasis will be placed on gathering information from current resources and explaining that information to a lay audience. Topics covered may include acid rain, climate change, automobile emissions, and conventional an alternate energy sources. Three lecture hours an two lab hours per week.