General Science (GS)

GS 104 Physical Science: Physics (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: one year of high school algebra or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MTH 60.

Energy is used as the theme to develop basic understanding of introductory principles of physics. Energy topics include mechanical, acoustic, heat, electric, radiant and nuclear. Emphasis placed on practical application of various energy forms.

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GS 105 Physical Science: Chemistry (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: one year of high school algebra or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MTH 60.

Provides an introduction to properties and structures of matter, chemical bonding, solutions, equilibrium, electrolytes, and acids and bases. Also includes quantitative discussions of the mole, stoichiometry and solution concentration.

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GS 106 Physical Science: Geology (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: MTH 060.

Examines how the Earth's interior transfers energy to the surface, with a guided inquiry focus. Students work closely in groups to discover geologic ideas. Field trips will occasionally substitute for labs, with multiple options to ensure accessibility for every student.

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GS 107 Physical Science: Astronomy (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: one year of high school algebra or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in MTH 60.

Introduction to astronomy including solar system, stellar systems and cosmology. Some individual observing may be required.

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GS 199 Selected Topics: General Science (1-6 Credits)

This course is in development.

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