PSCI-1010 Astronomy

3 Credits

[This course is cross-listed as PHYS-1010. Credits can only be earned once for either course.] Survey of astronomy. History of astronomy, planets, asteroids and comets, the sun, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. Contemporary issues and developments stronomy and space science. Intended for non-science majors. To fulfill laboratory science requirements, students should enroll in related laboratory course.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0980 Language Fundamentals I or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMNS.

PSCI-101L Astronomy Laboratory

1 Credit

[This course is cross-listed as PHYS-101L. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] Intended for non-science majors. Exercises on measurements, optics, telescopes, the sun, constellations, and other related astronomy topics. Laboratory activities complement and enrich related lecture course.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSCI-1010 Astronomy or concurrent enrollment.

OAN Approved: TMNS.

PSCI-1020 Chemistry

3 Credits

[This course is cross-listed as CHEM-1000. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] Survey of chemistry as related to environment, health and nutrition, and application of chemical knowledge that affect quality of life. Basic concepts and applications of chemistry: consumer chemistry, periodicity, acids and bases, medicines and drugs, pollution and conservation. Intended for non-science majors. To fulfill laboratory science requirement, students should enroll in related laboratory course.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0980 Language Fundamentals I or appropriate score on English Placement Test; or departmental approval.

OAN Approved: TMNS.

PSCI-102L Chemistry Laboratory

1 Credit

[This course is cross-listed with CHEM-100L. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] Intended for non-science majors. Exercises on measurements, separation and synthesis methods, reaction rates, water analysis, household chemistry, forensic and environmental issues, and other related chemistry topics. Laboratory activities complement and enrich related lecture course.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSCI-1020 Chemistry or concurrent enrollment.

OAN Approved: TMNS.

PSCI-1030 Earth

3 Credits

[This course is cross-listed as ESCI-1030. Credit can only be earned once for either course.] Survey of geology of Earth and its impact on environment. Earths structure and composition, earthquakes, plate tectonics, hydrologic cycle, weather, resources and energy alternatives, and current related issues. Intended for non-science majors. To fulfill laboratory science requirements, students should enroll in related laboratory course.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0980 Language Fundamentals I or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

OAN Approved: TMNS.

PSCI-103L Earth Laboratory

1 Credit

[This course is cross-listed as ESCI-103L. Credit can only be earned once for either course. Intended for non-science majors. Exercises on rocks and minerals, soils, weather, plate tectonics, energy and may include other related earth science activities. Laboratory activities complement and enrich related lecture course.

Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): PSCI-1030 Earth or concurrent enrollment.

OAN Approved: TMNS.

PSCI-179H Honors Contract: Physical Science

1 Credit

Honors contract complements and exceeds the requirements and expected outcomes for an existing PSCI-1000 level course through formulation of a contract with a faculty mentor. This independent study at the honors level may also be taken with non-honors course. When taken with a non-honors course, the Honors contract adds an honors experience to that course. In conjunction with a faculty member, student will formulate a contract, which upon completion will result in distinctive scholarship. The student is required to meet on a regularly scheduled basis with the instructor for mentor-student tutorial sessions. A maximum of six Honors Contracts (six credit hours) may be taken at the college (inclues 179H and 279H).

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with a 1000-level course whose instructor approved the contract.

PSCI-1820 Independent Study/Research in Physical Science

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PSCI-182H Honors Independent Study/Research in Physical Science

1-3 Credits

Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.

PSCI-2820 Advanced Independent Study/Research in Physical Science

1-3 Credits

Directed individual advanced study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval, and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II, or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

PSCI-282H Advanced Honors Independent Study/Research in Physical Science

1-3 Credits

Advanced Honors-level directed individual study. Must meet criteria set forth in the Honors Course Checklist used to approve regular honors courses. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval and instructor approval, and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test, and must have earned an A or B in at least 3 honors courses.