This course explores how things from our everyday lives work according to the rules of nature. The principles that influence how objects fall, cars move, scales weigh, planes fly, stoves heat, copiers copy give insight into the workings of the universe. Connections between our immediate surroundings and the universe at large are illustrated.
SCI105 - Introduction to Astronomy (KP)
Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major with a focus on our place within the universe. Topics include the formation and evolution of stars and planetary systems, our Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy, and the large scale structure of the universe
SCI114 - Modern Science & Technology (KP)
This course introduces the history of Science from antiquity to the present and demonstrates how the various areas of science work together to develop the technology and the materials we are familiar with in our daily lives. Topics include role of measurement and experiments and revolutions of modern science (advances in chemistry, biology, astronomy and technology).Students will conduct inquiry-based projects focusing on areas of interest. The goal of this course is to help students develop the practices of science such as asking researchable questions, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing data and other related skills that will enhance their quality of life and professional success.
SCI113X - Physics in Daily Life (KP)
In this course, you will learn the reasons behind events that happen in our daily life and how these laws make life easier to live and understand. For example: When you open doors, you push them but why do some doors need more push than others? Why is it hard to walk in icy conditions than a normal road? Why is it hard to balance when you walk downhill and why you put more energy to walk uphill? Do blinking eyes or our breath relate to any physical law? Why do we feel hot or cold? What is difference between music and noise? Students will conduct inquiry-based laboratories and projects focusing on areas of interest.
SCI 208-Decisions about how and where we live can have significant impacts on the environment and human health across the life span. This course will integrate the physical and social sciences as we work together to design contemporary communities. Topics will include environmental health, industrial ecology, and sustainable energy along with social-psychological well-being.
SCI103 - Science for Educators I (KP)
This course provides education students with an introduction to the scientific principles governing the contemporary technological world. Topics include scientific methodologies, gravity, energy, electricity, magnetism, light, and introductory chemistry. Laboratory experiments are conducted to complement the material covered in lecture.
SCI104 - Science for Educators II (KP)
This course provides education students with an introduction to earth science, astronomy, and environmental science. Topics include the weather, solar system, stars, the universe, and global pollution. Laboratory experiments are conducted to complement the material covered in lectures. Prerequisite: ED Majors only