Academic Catalog

Physical Science (PHY)

PHY 104  Physical Science  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to introduce the non-science student to the nature of physical reality and the physical laws, which govern the universe. Contemporary applications in physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy will be discussed as well as new frontiers in scientific thought. A laboratory will introduce students to the use of the scientific method by combining experiments, observations, measurements and analysis. Offered as needed.

This course may satisfy the general education core: Sustainability Dialogues.  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: MAT 114.  
Co-Requisites: PHY 104L  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
PHY 104L  Physical Science Lab  (0 Credit)  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
PHY 200  Principles of Physics I  (4 Credits)  

This course is an introduction to the underlying principles of physics that govern behavior in the physical world. The topics of mechanics, heat, and waves will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on applications and problem solving. Offered as needed.

This course may satisfy the general education core: Sustainability Dialogues.  
Essential Learning Outcomes for Medaille College: Critical Thinking, Quantitative, Scientific Reasoning and Technological Reasoning  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: MAT 115.  
Co-Requisites: PHY 200L  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
PHY 200L  Principles of Physics Lab I  (0 Credit)  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: PHY 200  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
PHY 201  Principles of Physics II  (4 Credits)  

This course is a continuation of Principles of Physics I. The topics of electricity, magnetism, light, optics, and modern physics will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on applications and problem solving. Offered as needed.

Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: PHY 200.  
Co-Requisites: PHY 201L  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None  
PHY 201L  Principals of Physics II Lab  (0 Credit)  
Department: Science, Mathematics Technol  
Pre-Requisites: None  
Co-Requisites: None  
Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.  
Fees: None