Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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PSCI 101 - Physical Science I


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 completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze, interpret, and use scientific data to evaluate hypotheses in physics and astronomy.
  • Collect, evaluate, and interpret primary data using appropriate measurements, and to appropriately report associated measurement and experimental errors.
  • Identify the major branches of physics and describe the seminal concepts within each.
  • Evaluate and solve problems in mechanics by applying the basic principles of motion and Newton’s Laws.
  • Explain the scientific concept of energy, including the different forms of energy, how it moves and the laws that govern it, as well as its importance to human society and our future.
  • Describe the size and scale of objects in the universe.

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