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GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE
PHSC 101
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
How the world around us behaves depends on the nature of matter and energy. Physical laws are presented in this course that describe the interaction of matter and energy. These laws are used to help explain experiences from daily life. For the non-science major, with little or no science background. [NS, SE]
GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE
PHSC 102
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
A chemistry-focused physical science class, in which we will explore practical applications of chemical reactions. Different branches of chemistry such as inorganic, organic, biochemistry and green chemistry will be discussed as they pertain to the real world. For non-science majors with little or no science background. No prerequisites are required.
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
PHSC 104
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
Introduction to the engineering method of problem solving through guided Engineering design projects. Focus on developing group skills, understanding the effects of different learning styles, producing strategies for innovation, and fostering creativity in problem solving. Cannot receive credit for both PHSC 104 and ENGR& 104. [NS, SE]
OUR CHEMICAL WORLD
PHSC 106
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Introduction to basic chemical concepts using cooperative learning and the backdrop of environmental science. This course is writing-intensive, requiring weekly essays discussing select chemical applications in the world around us. Topics include: energy and nutrient flow through the ecosystem; chemical hurdles facing agriculture; chemical, physical, and nuclear reactions of energy production; ramifications of chemical pollution; green chemical solutions. Intended for non-science majors with little or no scientific background. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL 098, or eligibility for ENGL 101.
SCIENCE OF SCI FI
PHSC 110
5 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to the Scientific Method and the principles of Physics, and Chemistry though the investigation of Science Fiction. Learn to distinguish between science and pseudoscience. Through the investigation of science fiction TV shows and films we will establish and investigate both accepted scientific principles and examine and invalidate others. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 089 or 090, or placement in MATH 091 or higher. [NS, SE] [PNP]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
PHSC 199
1 - 3 Credits
99 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]