Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online 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.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: Varied throughout the term

Interactivity: Discussionn Boards

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe energy and energy transfer on a macroscopic level.
  • Explain principles of electricity and magnetism.
  • Explain light and the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Describe the composition of matter on an atomic and subatomic level.  
  • Distinguish between different forms of radiation. 
  • Summarize practical applications of radiation technology.
  • Explain how physical principles lead to chemical principles.
  • Relate physical science principles to everyday life.


Credits: 3 credits



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