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2009 - 2010 General Catalog



Course Descriptions

Physical Science (PHSC)

Elemental Physics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 098 or ACT math score of 18 or higher.
Introductory physics course, which includes basic concepts in motion, gravitation, energy transformation, heat, waves, sound, light and electricity. Graphic and algebraic solutions in problem solving are emphasized.
Elemental Physics Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current enrollment in PHSC 105.
Laboratory exercises that support and reinforce concepts taught in PHSC 105.
Elemental Chemistry. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 098 or ACT math score of 16 or higher.
An introduction to chemistry through its role and practical applications in society. Foundations of chemistry will be presented including environmental, medical, industrial, and other scientific topics and case studies. Designed for non-science majors with a minimal background in chemistry. This course will also focus on improving the student's ability to understand and communicate scientific topics as an informed citizen.
Astronomy. (3-3-0)
A non-mathematical, descriptive introduction to astronomy, including historical perspectives and modern concepts of our solar system, comets, constellations, stars, galaxies, pulsars, black holes, and other bodies.

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