Aug 10, 2020  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SC 200 - Physical Science

This course will provide an overview of physical science involving the study of matter and its interactions with surroundings.  Content will be topical in nature and focused on dynamics, energy, electromagnetism, atomic and nuclear theory, radiation, and chemistry applications. There is no lab required with this course.

Course Learning Objectives
  • Describe matter, energy, and forces on a macroscopic level.
  • Analyze how electricity and magnetism interact with ordinary materials.
  • Translate a qualitative understanding of the composition of matter on an atomic and subatomic level. 
  • Distinguish between different forms of radiation and describe practical applications.
  • Explain how physical principles lead to chemical principles and applications in everyday life.

Credits: 3 credits

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