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Core Requirement Courses in Physical Sciences

IAI Physical Sciences

ASTR 121: Introduction to Astronomy
An introductory course in astronomy. Topics include: the earth as a planet, the sun and the solar system, stellar systems, stellar evolution, galaxies, and cosmology. Laboratory activities supplement the lecture material and may include evening astronomical observation. 4 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 906L

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CHEM 120: Fundamentals of Chemistry
Prerequisite: Completion of Math through Beginning Algebra level or assessment. This is a one-semester survey of general, organic, and biological chemistry for students who plan to pursue a health-related profession or who have an interest in chemistry. An emphasis is placed on the relationship between chemistry and life through issues and examples from the health, medical, and environmental fields. A two-hour laboratory exercise each week is used to reinforce the lecture material. Credit will not be given for both CHEM 120 and CHEM 161 (or equivalent). 4 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 902L

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CHEM 161: General Chemistry I
Prerequisite: Completion of a high school or other College-level Chemistry within the last five years, completion of CHEM 099, or assessment and MATH 109 with a grade of C or better or placement. An introduction to the basics of chemistry for those students who are concentrating their studies in the sciences. Those fundamentals concepts of chemistry included are chemical formulas, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, structure of molecules, chemical bonding, and the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. A three-hour lab each week will reinforce the lecture material. 5 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 902L

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EASC 101: Introduction to Geology
Study of the origin and types of earth materials and the processes at work in our physical environment. Topics include earthquakes, erosion, mountain building, minerals, rocks, volcanoes, and glaciers. A two-hour lab each week will emphasize lecture material. Field trip required. 4 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 907L

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EASC 102: Historical Geology
Focuses on the history of the Earth since its formation. Includes analysis of sedimentary rock systems, evolution and life history, plate tectonic changes through time and age determination methods. Emphasizes the origin and evolution of life, illustrating changing faunas and floras through time; the effects of an evolving atmosphere, changing climate and continental drift. 4 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 907L

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EASC 111: Environment Earth
This is a course for non-science majors who desire a physical science understanding of environmental concerns. Topics may include: ground water, air quality, land management, nuclear energy, and solid waste disposal. An optional lab (EASC 122) will apply physical science principles to lecture material. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 905

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EASC 121: Introduction to Earth Science
This is an introductory physical science class that surveys the fields of geology, oceanography, atmospheric science and astronomy. An optional lab (EASC 122) will apply earth science principles to lecture material. Environmental concerns will be discussed in this class. This class is suitable for students with minimal course work in the sciences and mathematics. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 905

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EASC 122: Introduction to Earth Science Lab
Prerequisite: Completion of EASC 111 or 121 or concurrent enrollment in either EASC 111 or 121. A beginning college-level laboratory science course that will present basic applications with problem-solving challenges and discovery methods in the physical sciences. 1 HR
IAI GEC Code - P1 905L

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EASC 151: Introduction to Weather
Prerequisite: Completion of Math through Beginning Algebra level or assessment. This course is a survey of atmospheric processes, structure, and composition. A two hour lab each week will focus on variables that influence day-to-day weather conditions. Atmospheric environmental concerns will also be discussed. 4 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 905L

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PHYS 110: Physics in Everyday Life
Prerequisite: Completion of Math through Beginning Algebra level or assessment. This course is designed for non-science majors. The fundamentals of physics are introduced by emphasizing a conceptual understanding of the material rather than computational problem solving. Numerous demonstrations and discussions of the applications of physics to everyday phenomena and experiences are used to present the material. Topics include mechanics, heat, sound, electricity and magnetism, and light. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 900

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PHYS 161: College Physics I
Prerequisite: MATH 109 with a grade of C or better or assessment with MATH 128 or equivalent recommended. The first semester of a year-long general physics course, based on mathematics through algebra and trigonometry, but not including calculus. Topics include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. 5 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P1 900L

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PHYS 171: Mechanics
Prerequisite: MATH 161, and credit, or concurrent enrollment in, MATH 162. First course in a calculus-based physics sequence for students in engineering, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Topics include Newton’s Laws, work and energy, oscillations, transverse waves, systems of particles, and rotations. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. Students may not receive credit for both PHYS 171 and PHYS 161. 4 HRS
IAI GEC Code - P2 900L