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academic writing. Because this is a writing course, significant course time will be spent on the
writing process, with a focus on revision. (Writing Requirement (W))

121. Astronomy
Development of the current understanding of the origin, evolution, and structure of the
universe. Physical principles upon which this understanding is based. Intended for non-science
majors. (Science)

123. Acoustics, Music, Audio Systems
Application of elementary physics principles to sound waves and vibrations, including the
physics of musical instruments, room acoustics, hearing, harmonic analysis, and electronic
production of sound. Intended for non-science majors. Alternate years. (Laboratory Science)

125. Science through Film and Fiction
Scientific topics and issues found in selected novels and feature films are used to investigate the
foundations of science and the scientific process. Students will investigate specific scientific
concepts and use them as case studies illustrating the historical development of science and the
role of science and technology in society. Intended for non-science majors. (Science)

141. Introductory Physics I
Non-calculus treatment of elementary physics covering the topics of mechanics, relativity, and
waves. Emphasis on problem-solving. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra including
trigonometry. (Laboratory Science)

142. Introductory Physics II
Continuation of PHY 141 covering electricity, magnetism, and modern physics. Prerequisite:
PHY 141. (Laboratory Science)

155-157. Introductory Topics in Physics.
See Topics Courses.

161. General Physics I
Introduction to physics intended for physical science majors. Topics include Newton's laws of
motion, concepts of work and energy, rotational motion, and conservation laws. Prerequisite:
MAT 120 or 121. (Science)

162. General Physics II
Continuation of PHY 161. Topics include relativity and electricity and magnetism. Prerequisite:
PHY 161. (Science)

255-259. Topics in Physics
Study of a selected topic in physics, such as cosmology, special relativity, light and color, and
physics of sports. See Topics Courses. (Science)

263. Laboratory Physics
A laboratory experience designed to complement either of the introductory physics sequences.
Techniques of experimental measurement and analysis, with experiments drawn from all areas
of introductory physics. Completed for credit (CR), not letter grade. Prerequisite: PHY 162.
(Laboratory Science)

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