PHYS

PHYS 150 Physics of Everyday Life
4 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 non science majors. Two lectures and one laboratory period per week. Additional course fee is required.

PHYS 190 Astronomy
4 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. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.

PHYS 201 General Physics
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
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
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
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.

PHYS 285 Selected Topics
1-4 hours. An introductory seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

PHYS 295 Individualized Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

PHYS 485 Selected Topics
1-4 hours. An advanced seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

PHYS 495 Individualized Study
1-4 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.