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Physical Science

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1104 -- Introduction to Physical Science -- 4 credit hours
Introduces the physical science disciplines of physics and chemistry. Specific topics include physical units, motion, force, energy, heat and thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism,; optics, atomic and nuclear physics, the periodic table, the chemical elements, chemical bonding, chemical equations, and simple stoichiometry.  A one-hour laboratory series is included, which correlates with the course's concepts.  Prerequisites: MATH 0923 or minimum ACT mathematics sub-score of 20 or an Accuplacer Algebra score of 53-120 and/or an Accuplacer college-level mathematics score of 44-85.  Course rotation: Varies.

1204 -- Earth Science -- 4 credit hours
Integrates study of the general concepts in astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography.  Introduces the student to the scientific method of problem-solving and acquaints the student with the applications of earth science to everyday living.  A one-hour laboratory series is included, which correlates with the course's concepts.  Course rotation: All semesters.  General Education: Core -- Inquiry & Analysis.

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