GS - General Science

GS104 Physical Science

4 credits    (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  This course provides an overview of the essential ideas in physics with an emphasis on the laws of motion, work, energy, heat and temperature.  Prerequisites: MTH60 and WR90 with a “C” or better.

GS105 Physical Science

4 credits    (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  GS105 is an introduction to chemistry for non-science majors.   The course material covers atomic structure and theory, compounds, chemical bonds, states of matter, solution chemistry, chemical reactions and selected topics in organic and biochemistry.  Prerequisites: MTH60 or MTH80 and WR90 with a “C” or better.

GS106 Introduction to Earth Science

4 credits     (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Introduces various branches of earth science. Includes basic terminology, fundamental processes and respective interrelationships. Discusses rock and mineral formation, plate tectonic theory, volcanism, earthquakes, surficial processes, and geological time. Includes laboratory component. Credit cannot be earned for this course and G221.

GS107 Astronomy

4 credits    (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  A descriptive treatment of the solar system, stars, stellar evolution, galaxies, and cosmology. The results of current space missions are emphasized. Recent discoveries in stellar astronomy will be discussed.  Prerequisite: MTH60 with a “C” or better.

GS108 Oceanography

4 credits    (3 lec, 3 lab hrs/wk)  Studies the ocean and its phenomena. Discusses the chemical, biological, geological, and physical nature of the oceans, the ocean floor, and shoreline. The course also includes sedimentation, volcanism, plate tectonics, and other geological aspects of the oceans.

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