Chemistry, Physics, & Earth Sciences

AST 1002 – Descriptive Astronomy (3 credits)

The solar system, the nature of electromagnetic radiation, astronomical instruments, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Sessions are devoted to viewing the sky and to laboratory activities.

Pre/corequisites: None

AST 1002L – Descriptive Astronomy Lab (1 credit)

This is a laboratory course available to students taking the Descriptive Astronomy course AST 1002. Students will learn to obtain astronomically relevant scientific information by performing experiments, exercises, or observations. They will learn to measure, collect, and analyze scientific data, to do calculations with the data, and to report their results.

Pre/corequisites: AST 1002

CHM 1020 – General Education Chemistry (3 credits)

A course designed to provide the non-science major with an introductory study of the substances central to our daily lives. There are no prerequisites for this course and it requires a minimum level of math. The basic chemistry of nutrition, medicines, cosmetics, household cleaners and the environment are among the subjects investigated. This course will fulfill the general education physical science requirement for non-majors. It does not serve as a preparation course for CHM 1045.

Pre/corequisites: none

CHM 1020L – General Education Chemistry Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory for CHM 1020.

Corequisites: CHM 1020

CHM 1025 – Introductory Chemistry (3 credits)

Elementary principles of modern chemistry,including concepts of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry,and the properties of solutions. Required of all students who do not meet the prerequisites sites for chm 1045.

Pre/corequisites: MAT 1033 or acceptable score on the Algebra Placement Test.

CHM 1025 – Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

Laboratory for CHM 1025.

Pre/corequisite: MAT 1033 or acceptable score on the Algebra Placement Test; corequisite: CHM 1025.

CHM 1033 – Chemistry for Health Sciences (3 credits)

This course emphasizes chemistry topics related to the allied health sciences through study of the essentials of inorganic and organic chemistry and some biochemistry and their applications to physiological functions.

Pre/corequiste: MAT 1033; corequisite: CHM 1033L.

CHM 1033L – Chemistry for Health Sciences Laboratory (1 credit)

Corequisite: CHM 1033.

CHM 1045 – General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (3 credits)

First half of the CHM 1045-1046 sequence for science, premedical science and engineering majors. Students in programs requiring both courses must complete the CHM 1045-1046 sequence prior to transfer to a senior institution. Major topics in modern chemistry include: stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding, thermochemistry, acids and bases, solutions and gas laws.

Prerequisite: CHM 1025 or high school chemistry with a grade of C or better; corequisites: CHM 1045L, MAC 1105

CHM 1045L – General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab (2 credits)

Laboratory for CHM 1045L.

Prerequisite: CHM 1025 or high school chemistry with a grade of C or better; corequisites: CHM 1045, MAC 1105.

CHM 1046 – General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (3 credits)

Second course in the CHM 1045-1046 sequence. Major topics in modern chemistry include: thermodynamics, kinetics, solutions equilibria including acids, bases and other ionic equilibria and electrochemistry.

Prerequisite: MAC 1105, CHM 1046L with a grade of C or better; corequisite: CHM 1046L.

CHM 1046L – General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Laboratory (2 credits)

Laboratory for CHM 1046.

Prerequisite: CHM 1045, 1045L, and MAC 1105; corequisite CHM 1046.

CHM 2210 – Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

First half of the CHM 2210-2211 sequence. Students should complete the CHM 2210-2211 sequence before transferring to a senior institution. A study of the nomenclature, preparations, reactions and electronic and structural features of alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, aromatic hydrocarbons and other organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHM 1046 with a grade of C or better; Corequisite: CHM 2210L.

CHM 2210L – Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

Laboratory for CHM 2210.

Prerequisite: CHM 1046, 1046L with grades of C or better; Corequisite: CHM 2210.

CHM 2210 – Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

Second half of the CHM 2210-2211 sequence. A study of the nomenclature, preparation, reactions, and electronic and structural features of alcohols, ethers, phenols, aldehydes, ketenes, carboxylic acids, acid anhydrides, amides, esters, and other organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHM 2210 with a grade of C or better; Corequisite: CHM 2211L.

CHM 2211L – Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2 credits)

Laboratory for CHM 2211.

Prerequisite: CHM 2210, 2210L with grades of C or better; Corequisite: CHM 2211.

ESC 1000 – General Education Earth Science (3 credits)

Selected concepts and principles of earth science taken from the areas of astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography.

Prerequisites: None

MET 1010 – Introduction to Weather (3 credits)

An introduction to fundamentals of weather and their impact on human activities. Topics include temperature, humidity, clouds, precipitation, air masses fronts, and storms. Emphasis is on understanding how these processes take place and their results.

Pre/corequisite: PSC 1515. Optional laboratory, MET 1010L.

MET 1010L – Introduction to Weather Laboratory (1 credit)

An elective laboratory to accompany MET 1010. An investigation through Experimentation of fundamental meteorological problems. Map analysis, temperature and humidity experiments.

Pre/corequisite: MET 1010.

OCE 1001 – Introduction to Oceanography (3 credits)

The oceans, their nature and extent. The causes and effects of waves and current; Biology of sea life; geology of the sea floor, erosion and bottom deposits and related Meteorological and economic effects.

Prerequisites: None

PHY 1004 – Physics with Applications 1 (3 credits)

Emphasizes the basic concepts and principles and their practical applications. Designed specifically for students in technical studies and for others wishing to strengthen their physics background before taking advanced courses.

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a grade of C or better; corequisite: PHY 1004L with a grade of C or better.

PHY 1004L – Physics with Applications 1 Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory for PHY 1004.

Prerequisite: MAT 1033; corequisite: PHY 1004.

PHY 1005 – Physics with Applications 2 (3 credits)
Not Currently Offered
Emphasizes the basic concepts and principles and their practical applications. Designed specifically for students in technical studies and for others wishing to strengthen their physics background before taking advanced courses.

Prerequisite: PHY 1004; corequisite: PHY 1005L.

PHY 1005L – Physics with Applications 2 Lab (1 credit)
Not Currently Offered
Laboratory for PHY 1005.

Prerequisite: PHY 1004; corequisite: PHY 1005.

PHY 1025 – Basic Physics (3 credits)

This course will help students to facilitate the transition from high school to college/university physics. The course will emphasize problem-solving techniques. Topics may include units of measure, particle mechanics, conservation laws, and basic field concepts.

Prerequisite: MAC 1105.

PHY 2048 – Physics with Calculus 1 (4 credits)

Foundation course for physical science and engineering majors. PHY 2048 covers classical mechanics and thermodynamics. Phy2049 includes electricity, magnetism, waves and optics.

Prerequisites: High school physics or PHY 1025, PHY 2053 or departmental approval and MAC 2311; corequisite: PHY 2048L.

PHY 2048L – Physics with Calculus 1 Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory for PHY 2048.

Prerequisite: High school physics or PHY 1025 or PHY2053 or departmental approval and MAC 2311; corequisite: PHY 2048.

PHY 2049 – Physics with Calculus 2 (4 credits)

PHY 2048 covers classical mechanics and thermodynamics. PHY 2049 includes electricity, magnetism, waves and optics.

Prerequisite: PHY 2048; corequisites: PHY 2049L and MAC 2312.

PHY 2049L – Physics with Calculus 2 Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory for PHY 2049.

Prerequisite: PHY 2048; corequisites: PHY 2049L and MAC 2312.

PHY 2053 – Physics without Calculus 1 (3 credits)

An introduction to the basic principles of physics. PHY 2053 covers mechanics, sound and thermodynamics.

Prerequisite: MAC 1114 or MAC 1147; corequisite PHY 2053L.

PHY 2053L – Physics without Calculus 2 Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory for PHY 2053.

Prerequisite: MAC 1114 or MAC 1147 corequisite: PHY 2053.

PHY 2054 – Physics without Calculus 2 (3 credits)

An introduction to the basic principles of physics. PHY 2054 covers mechanics, sound and thermodynamics. PHY 2054 includes electricity, magnetism and optics.

Prerequisite: PHY 2053; corequisite: PHY 2054L.

PHY 2054L – Physics without Calculus 2 Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory for PHY 2054.

Prerequisite: PHY 2053; corequisite: PHY 2054.

PSC 1121 – General Education Physical Science (3 credits).

A study of the major concepts and principles from each of the following areas: physics, chemistry, and astronomy.

Prerequisite: MAT 1033.

PSC 1515 – Energy in the Natural Environment (3 credits).

Investigation of the physical environment using energy as a theme to Demonstrate the impact of science and technology on the environment and on the lives of people.

Prerequisites: None

PSC 1515L – Energy in the Natural Environment Laboratory (1 credit).

A laboratory course designed to complement PSC 1515. Laboratory exercises explore the ways in which energy moves through the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere, the advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources, and the potential of conservation as an energy resource.

Prerequisites: None


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