May 22, 2024  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
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PHY-105 - Physical Science 1

3 credits
This is a course for non-science majors, particularly future K-12 teachers, drawing from a broad base of topics in physical science about the study of matter and energy. Science and technology are the driving forces of change in our world today. This course introduces basic concepts of physics, covering forces, optics, temperature, heat, simple harmonic motion, the electromagnetic spectrum, and electricity. A qualitative / descriptive approach to natural phenomena is discussed utilizing basic math skills. The intent is to provide a student with a broad basis touching on physics, chemistry, and some life science. Computer simulations and internet research are used to probe the laws of physics. This course is primarily intended to fulfill a laboratory science requirement for General Studies students, and, although not recommended, may in some cases be used as a transferable science course by Liberal Arts transfer students. Scientific Calculator required.

Prerequisite(s): MAT-062  or MAT 089  or MAT-083  or MAT-087  (minimum grade C-) and placement in ENG-095 .

Corequisite(s): PHY 105L  

Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation’s Natural or Physical Science requirements.

Course previously known as: PHYS-125

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