Apr 09, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 1020 - Physics and Society: Energy Resources and Challenges


Credit Hours: 3.0

At least one of the prerequisite courses is required.
Prerequisite(s): MAC1105, MAC1114, MAC1140, MAC1147, MAC2233, MGF1106, MGF1107, STA2023 with minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): None


This course is an introduction to physics with a minimal amount of mathematics. It is designed for non-science majors who are fulfilling the science requirement of their general education program. To help students form a coherent view of general education this course is built around a current, important issue faced by society: How to address the challenges posed by our current energy consumption and by the need to develop renewable energy sources in asustainable way. The standard physics topics: Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Atomic and Nuclear physics are woven in thematic discussions of thecentral issues. Climate change is used as a practical case study to introduce students to scientific reasoning and methodologies. The course makes extensive use of multimedia components (videos and interactive simulations) and relies on up-to-date documentation.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)