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Astronomy

Astronomy 201 Descriptive Astronomy 1 - (Syllabus)Descriptive survey of major astronomical facts, concepts, and relationships, starting with the solar system and extending to stars, galaxies, and cosmogonies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 150 minutes per week. 3 credit hours. (Back)

Chemistry

Chemistry 100 Basic Chemical Calculations - (Syllabus) Arithmetical and algebraic operations as used in general chemical calculations, scientific notation, metric system of measurement and problem-solving techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prequisite: Mathematics placement test, or Chemistry 121. 1 lecture and 0.5 lab hours per week. 1 credit hour. (Back)

Chemistry 121 Basic Chemistry - (Syllabus) Principles of general inorganic chemistry, including properties of matter, dimensional analysis, fundamentals of stoichiometry,interpretation of the periodic table, nomenclature and introduction to solution chemistry and commonly used concentration units. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 100 and Mathematics placement test, or consent of department chairperson.2 lecture hours and 4 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours. (Back)

Chemistry 201 General Chemistry I - (Syllabus) Topics include the periodic table of the elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermochemistry,the gaseous state, basic concepts of the liquid and solid states, solutions, acids and bases. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Eligibility for Mathematics 140 or higher and Grade of C or better in Chemistry 121 or one year of high school chemistry, or consent of department chairperson. 4lecture hours and 4 lab hours per week. 5 credit hours. (Back)

Chemistry 203 General Chemistry II- (Syllabus) Topics include equilibrium, acidbase equilibria, solubility equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry,coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and descriptive topics in organic chemistry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Chemistry 201, or consent of department chairperson.4 lecture hours and 4 lab hours per week. 5 credit hours. (Back)

Chemistry 205 Organic Chemistry I - (Syllabus) Fundamentals of organic chemistry, orbital and structural theory, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, structural isomerism, introduction to functional groups, nomenclature, stereochemistry,reaction mechanisms, resonance theory, and spectroscopy. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Chemistry 203 and concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 203, or consent of department chairperson. 4 lecture hours and 4 lab hours per week. 6 credit hours. (Back)

Chemistry 207 Organic Chemistry II - (Syllabus) Continuation of study of organic chemistry: alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, O, N and S containing compounds, heterocyclic compounds, spectroscopy; laboratory emphasis on organic synthesis and spectroscopic analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Chemistry 205 or Consent of Department Chairperson. 3 Lecture and 4 lab hours per weel. 6 credit hours. (Back)

Chemistry 212 Survey of Organic and Biochemistry - (Syllabus) Survey of organic chemistry including nomenclature and reactions of major functional groups essential to biochemistry and an introduction to the structure and function of biomolecules, and the metabolism of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Chemistry 201 or Consent of Department Chairperson. 3 lecture and 3 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours (Back)

Geology

Geology 201 Physical Geology - (Syllabus) Basic earth processes: weathering, erosion, deposition, mountain building, metamorphism, volcanism, and plate tectonics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week. 3 credit hours. (Back)

Physical Science

Physical Science 107 Current Public Issues in Physical Science - (Syllabus) Interdisciplinary approach to physical sciences; current public issues serve as framework for course that covers earth sciences (conservation, pollution, space exploration) as well as other branches of science and social and humanistic aspects; integrates significant aspects of physical science with student's other studies as well as daily living. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 150 minutes per week. 3 credit hours. (Back)

Physical Science 111 - (Syllabus) Introduction to the scientific method, astronomy, geology, meteorology. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 4 credit hours. (Back)

Physical Science 112 -(Syllabus) Introduction to physics and chemistry; the relationship of matter and energy to physical and chemical changes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 4 credit hours. (Back)

Physical Science 118 Introduction to Meterology - (Syllabus) An introductory course examining the physical properties of the atmosphere, radiation heating and cooling, precipitation, clouds, weather disturbances, climate controls, map reading, and application of the scientific method in analyses of the weather elements. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. (Back)

Physical Science 201 Fundamentals of Vector GIS- (Syllabus) Fundamentals and applications of vector GIS using Arc-GIS. This class will focus on modeling and analyzing spatial problems in many economic sectors and environmental fields, in which data can be represented by points, lines, and planes. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion and 3 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 101 and completion of Math 99 or equivalent placement or Consent of Department Chairperson. (Back)

Physical Science 202 Fundamentals of Raster GIS- (Syllabus) Fundamentals and application of uaster GIS using Arc-GIS. This class will focus on modeling and analyzing spatial problems in many economic sectors and environmental fields, in which spatial data can be represented by an arrangement of pixels in a matrix such as digital elevation and imagery. Writing assignments appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion and 3 lab hours per week. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in English 101 and completion of Math 99 or equivalent placement or Consent of Department Chairperson. (Back)

Physics

Physics 215 Statics - (Syllabus) Rigid bodies, fluid statics, friction, moments of inertia, centroids, and virtual work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in Physics 235 and Mathematics 208, or consent of department chairperson. 150 minutes per week. 3 credit hours. (Back)

Physics 216 Dynamics - (Syllabus) Problems in kinematics, dynamics of a particle and a system of particles, dynamics of rigid bodies, work, energy, small oscillations, and general plane motion. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prequisite:Credit in Physics 235. This couse has 3 credit hours and 3 contact hours per week. (Back)

Physics 217 Mechanics of Materials (Syllabus) Study of elastic and inelastic relationships of external forces acting on deformable bodies. Includes stresses and deformations produced by tension and compression, torsion and bending, combined stresses, buckling, repeated loads, impact, and influence of properties of materials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Engineering 210 or Physics 215. This course has 3 credit hours and meets for 150 minutes per week. (Back)

Physics 221 Mechanics and Heat - (Syllabus) Foundations and concepts in physics, including elementary problems in mechanics and heat; primarily for students in liberal arts, premedical or technical curricula. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Mathematics 141 or above, credit in High School Trigonometry, or consent of the department chairperson.2 lecture hours and 4 1ab hours per week. 4 credit hours. (Back)

Physics 222 Electricity, Sound and Light - (Syllabus) Continuation of Physics 221. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Physics 221, or Physics 231, or Physics 235.21ecture hours and 4lab hours per week. 4 credit hours. Physics 231 General Physics l: Mechanics and Wave Motion - Statics and dynamics of a particle and a rigid body; oscillatory and wave motion with application to sound. Primarily for liberal arts students and those in pre-medical curricula. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Physics 221, or consent of department chairperson. 2 lecture hours and 4 1ab hours per week. 4 credit hours. (Back)

Physics 235 Engineering Physics I : (Syllabus) Mechanics and Wave Motion Similar to Physics 231; emphasizes methods of analysis of practical andtheoreticalproblemsin mechanics and wave motion involving use of elementary calculus. Primarily for students majoring in engineering or the physical sciences. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 207, or consent of department chairperson. 2 lecture hours and 4 1ab hours per week. 4 credit hours. (Back)

Physics 236 Engineering Physics II : (Syllabus) Electricity and Magnetism - Similar to Physics 232; emphasizes problem solving involving the use of calculus. Primarily for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Physics 23 5, or consent of department chairperson.2lecture hours and 4 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours. (Back)

Physics 237 Engineering Physics III: (Syllabus) Heat, Light, and Modern Physics - Similar to Physics 233; emphasizes practical and theoretical problems involving the use of calculus. Primarily for students majoring in engineering or physical sciences. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Physics 235, or Consent of Department Chairperson. 2 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours. (Back)