Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSCI 102 - Physical Science II


A general course in the physical sciences to help the student understand the physical aspects of the environment. Development of a broad general understanding of basic scientific concepts for nonscience majors and some familiarity with scientific materials, equipment, laboratory techniques, and procedures. Emphasizes the principles of physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050  Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory, two hours discussion each week.

4 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 030  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze, interpret, and use scientific data to evaluate hypotheses in chemistry, meteorology and geology.
  • Create and name chemical compounds by applying basic laws of chemistry and atomic theory and using information from the Periodic Table of the Elements.
  • Recognize and describe the basic types of chemical reactions and provide examples of their occurrence and use in our natural environment and human society.
  • Interpret weather and weather systems by collecting and evaluating meteorological data from primary, printed, or electronic sources.
  • Describe the natural global climate system, including the astronomical, atmospheric and geologic processes that contribute to it, and explain how human society is affecting the system.
  • Identify basic Earth materials using physical properties, and describe the major internal and surface forces that shape our planet.

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