Courses at the 200-level

CHEM 205: Organic Chemistry I

Topics include structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and chemistry of hydrocarbons and alkyl halides, spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, and computational chemistry. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CHEM 104
CHEM 206: Organic Chemistry II

Topics include reactions of functional groups, synthesis and mechanism, spectroscopic identification, and topics in biochemistry and computational chemistry. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • CHEM 205
PHYS 200: Mechanics

This calculus-based course includes vectors, statics, kinematics, momentum, energy, rotational motion, small oscillations, and fluid mechanics. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • successful completion of or concurrrent enrollment in MATH 212
  • or consent of department chair
PHYS 201: Electricity and Magnetism

This calculus-based course includes electrostatics in a vacuum and in the presence of matter, DC and AC circuits, electromagnetism, and an introduction to optics. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • prior or concurrent enrollment in MATH 213
  • PHYS 200
  • or consent of department chair
PHYS 202: Thermodynamics, Waves, and Optics

This calculus-based course includes laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of matter, wave phenomena, fluids, and introductions to quantum physics and relativity. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • MATH 213
  • PHYS 200
  • or consent of the department chair
PSCI 205: Earth's Physical Environments

Natural processes that control the earth, oceans, and atmosphere are investigated. Not open to students who have completed or are enrolled in Physical Science 212, 217, or Geography 205.
3 credit hours

PSCI 207: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

The flow of material and energy through the Earth system is introduced. Principles of element cycles, climate science, and coastal processes are also investigated.
3 credit hours

PSCI 208: Forensic Science

Students learn about modern forensic techniques used in crime scene analysis. Emphasis is on the methods used to collect and interpret crime scene data.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • any Mathematics or Natural Science
PSCI 210: Introduction to Astronomy

Our solar system, the sun and other stars, galaxies, and the universe are explored. Astronomical phenomena are explained using basic physical principles. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

PSCI 212: Introduction to Geology

Focus is on the structure and composition of the earth and the processes that have shaped the earth. Topics include minerals, origin of magma, volcanic activity, and weathering and soil formation. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

PSCI 214: Introduction to Meteorology

The structure of the atmosphere and the processes relevant to the study of weather are considered. Emphasis is on the physical laws that govern atmospheric phenomena. Lecture.
3 credit hours

PSCI 217: Introduction to Oceanography

Topics include mapping the sea floor, formation of the ocean basins, sediments as recorders of ocean history, the composition and physical properties of seawater, ocean circulation, El Ninos, waves, and tides. Lecture and laboratory.
4 credit hours

PSCI 221: Introductory Nanoscience: Why Smaller Is Better

The basic science and techniques of working at the nanoscaleare introduced. Students explore current and potential technologies derived from nanoscale materials and processes.
3 credit hours

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