Course Description
PHY120 Physical Science I (3-0-3)

This is one of a two-course sequence for the non-science major designed to provide an overview of the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, earth science and space science. It covers the fundamentals of physics and space science; topics include the concepts of force, motion, energy, electricity, light, formation of the solar system, lifecycle of stars and classification of galaxies. In addition, the course will focus on the development and application of the scientific method, the relationships among the various physical sciences and the role of physical science in interpreting the world around us. Knowledge of basic algebra and mathematical skills is required. Conceptual understanding of physical principles will be stressed rather than their mathematical interpretations. PR: Two years of high school math

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