PHYS 122: Introduction to Science: Physical

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Characteristics of science, historical development of scientific concepts, and interactions with society illustrated by topics from physical sciences, with emphasis in physics and chemistry. Designed for non-science majors.

Credit in Math 25, 26, 28, 29, 75X or higher or equivalent.


PHYS 122L.

Course Outcomes
  • Recognize the fundamental principles and philosophy upon which the scientific method is based.
  • Apply the basic concepts of physics and chemistry.
  • Apply the concept of conservation laws in problem solving.
  • Apply basic mathematics to problems in physics and chemistry.
  • Define the common terms used in the physical sciences.
  • Assess the limitations of the scientific method and apply error analysis.
  • Recognize the physical science principles as applied to everyday situations.