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PHY 111 (4)
College Physics I
Algebra-based study of motion, static and dynamic mechanics, waves and sound. Prerequisites: *MAT 187 or higher or placement test scores beyond prerequisite. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.
PHY 112 (4)
College Physics II
Introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism, light, and optics. Additional topics in quantum physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, thermodynamics, or relativity will be discussed Prerequisite: *PHY 111. General Education: Lab Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.
PHY 161 (4)
University Physics I
First semester calculus-based physics course designed for pre-engineering and pre-science majors. Mechanics, motion, statics and dynamics, work, power and energy, impulse, and momentum will be studied. Prerequisites: *MAT 220. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.
PHY 180 (4)
Introduction to Astronomy
Motion and structure of the sun, planets, constellations, comets, asteroids, and meteors. Cosmic explosions, quasars, and stellar evolution including white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. Lab component requires numerous night observations. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.
PHY 253 (4)
Examination of how pre-historical societies used celestial movements to anticipate ceremonial and survival activities. Concentrates on motions of the sky, research methodologies and cultural interpretation of sites. Field trips. Co-requisite: *MAT 121 or *MAT 122. General Education: Physical and Biological Sciences. Special Requirements: Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness, Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness. Three lecture; three lab.
PHY 262 (4)
University Physics II
Second semester calculus-based physics course. Topics include electrostatic phenomena, conductors, electric and magnetic fields, resistance, capacitance, and other basic circuit components and analysis, and magnetic forces and currents. Prerequisite: *PHY161. Pre- or co-requisite: *MAT 230. General Education: Physical/Biological Sciences. Three lecture; three lab.
PHY 298 (1–6)
Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.
*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)