Course Descriptions
2021-2022 School Year
PHYSICAL SCIENCE

ESC1000  Earth and Space Science  3.0   P
A survey of astronomy, cosmology and the earth sciences: geology, oceanography and meteorology. Topics discussed will include: the solar system, stellar evolution, galaxies, structure of the Earth materials, erosion and weathering processes, geologic time, fossils, plate tectonics, origin and evolution of the atmosphere and oceans, storms, the hydrologic cycle, and global air circulation. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including analysis and interpretation of various types of data.... Full Description

PSC2121  General Physical Science  3.0   P
This course presents concepts of the physical sciences by following the evolution of the material universe and by exploring the physical laws which govern its formation and organization. Topics and integrated lab experiences will include physics, chemistry, astronomy, and geology. The interaction of the physical sciences with other disciplines will be emphasized. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including analysis and interpretation of various types of data.... Full Description

PSC2121L  General Physical Science Lab  1.0   P
Lab to support General Physical Science.... Full Description

PSC1341  Fundamentals of Physical Science  3.0   P
This course presents basic principles of physics and chemistry around the unifying theme of energy. In physics, the major emphasis will be in the areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics and the electromagnetic spectrum. In chemistry, the major emphasis will be in the areas of chemical bonding, atomic structure, nuclear changes and electrochemistry. Topics covered in the course will provide a basis for informed discussion of contemporary societal issues related to energy use and to applications of physics and chemistry in everyday life. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific conc Full Description

ESC1000L  Earth and Space Sciences Laboratory  1.0   P
An exploration of our earth through exercises involving observations, and analysis of Earth materials, processes that shape the earth's surface, geologic time, fossils, plate tectonics, atmospheric processes, ocean dynamics, and astronomy. The course earns General Education credit under the Physical Sciences category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including the analysis and interpretation of various types of data.... Full Description