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PHYSC 090: INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC LITERACY

3 hrs. (BEC)

Prerequisite:

This course will facilitate student development of science literacy through the implementation of student/faculty-generated science investigations, utilizing instruction across disciplines in collaboration with faculty members in all departments. This course is intended specifically for students to prepare for transfer level science courses.

PHYSC 110: ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course provides students not majoring in science with an opportunity to study world energy and environmental problems while learning basic concepts of physical science. It surveys topics of availability of energy resources, storage and consumption of energy, alternate sources of energy, and measurement and management of energy as they relate to our planet's life-support capabilities. Recommended for students who desire to build a background of information useful in keeping abreast of future developments in areas such as construction, transportation, industry, business, agriculture, economics and marketing. [IAI: P9 900L]

PHYSC 114: INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course explores the origin and nature of the universe, intergalactic space, and the motion within the celestial sphere. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week including instruction at the Planetarium and Observatory. [IAI: P1 906L]