Physics (PHYS) Courses

PHYS 150 Physics of Everyday Life
3 hours. A relevant and practical introduction to everyday physical phenomena through a conceptual survey of various physics topics, including motion, energy, sound, light, electricity, and relativity. No mathematical background is required. This course meets the general education requirement and is designed for nonscience majors. Two lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required.

PHYS 190 Astronomy
3 hours. An introduction to astronomy covering the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The historical context of astronomy will be addressed along with its complex and dynamic relation to faith. The laboratory experience will allow a firsthand experience with some of the pivotal observations and experiments of astronomy. This course fulfills the general education requirement. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.

PHYS 201 General Physics I
4 hours. Mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics, and modern physics, using algebraic methods for analysis. Three lectures and one lab per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics.

PHYS 202 General Physics II
4 hours. Mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics, and modern physics, using algebraic methods for analysis. Three lectures and one lab per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: PHYS 201 General Physics I.

PHYS 211 General Physics with Calculus I
4 hours. Mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics, and modern physics, using calculus methods for analysis. Three lectures and one lab per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: MATH 201 Calculus I.

PHYS 212 General Physics with Calculus II
4 hours. Mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics, and modern physics, using calculus methods for analysis. Three lectures and one lab per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: PHYS 211 General Physics with Calculus I.

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