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Physical Science
PHYS SCIENCE
CLASS CODE: PH.S 100 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: PHYSICS
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A one semester survey-course presenting the basic principles in the five areas of the Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology, and Physics. The course is designed for students who have minimal knowledge or experience in the Physical Sciences.
DESCRIPTION: A one semester survey-course presenting the basic principles in the five areas of the Physical Sciences: Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Meteorology, and Physics. The course is designed for students who have minimal knowledge or experience in the Physical Sciences.
TOPICS: Astronomy: the Solar System, place and time, the stars, the Universe. Chemistry: chemical elements, bonding, reactions, moles, solutions and Gases. Geology: minerals and rocks, structural geology, Isostasy and Diastrophism, geologic time, surface process. Meteorology: the atmosphere and its effects. Physics: measurement, motion, mechanics, work and energy, temperature and heat, waves, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics.
OBJECTIVES: The student should be able to describe the fundamental observations, concepts, and theories of the Physical Sciences through qualitative, quantitative, and heuristic reasoning.
REQUIREMENTS: PHS100 must be taken concurrently with PHS 100L. All students must have their own textbook. Scientific calculators (graphing-calculators not required) will be utilized and each student must procure their own. Procedures, assignments, examinations are required by all faculty. Some faculty may in addition require attendance, participation, projects, or other forms of assessment.
PREREQUISITES: None. Concurrent Registration: PHS 100L
Competency with basic mathematical operations is assumed.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983