PHSC 1150 Physical Science 4 Credits

A presentation of the physics and chemistry of our everyday world, with minimal mathematics. This is a liberal arts science course and does not fulfill program requirements for physics or chemistry. Students taking this course to meet their natural science requirement may not count another physics or chemistry course towards general education.
Components: Laboratory, Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Spring

PHSC 1310 Introductory Astronomy Lab 1 Credit

Constellation study and telescopic observation of the moon, planets, stars and nebulae; introduction to astronomical techniques and equipment; field trips to regional planetariums and observatories.
Components: Laboratory
GE: Natural Science
Prereqs/Coreqs: P or C: PHSC 1340
Typically Offered: Fall

PHSC 1340 Introductory Astronomy:Stars and Galaxies 3 Credits

Our sky, light, how objects in the universe move, the sun, the stars and stellar evolution, galaxies, cosmology, the origin and fate of the universe. It assumes no previous knowledge of astronomy.
Components: Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Fall

PHSC 1350 Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System 3 Credits

This class will give students an introductory-level understanding of current knowledge of solar system astronomy, from the night sky we see from Earth to the possibility for life on other worlds. It assumes no previous knowledge of astronomy.
Components: Class
GE: Natural Science
Typically Offered: Spring

PHSC 3000 Special Topics in Astronomy 1-3 Credits

Special topics and laboratory projects dealing with problems of current interest in astronomy and astrophysics. May be taken for credit more than once.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: PHSC 1340
Typically Offered:

PHSC 4990 Independent Study in Physical Science 1-4 Credits

Study of special topics and/or developments of special projects having department approval. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Components: Independent Study
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer