Physical Science (PS)

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PS 101 Bison image  Introductory Astronomy (CT)4 Credit hours   

A survey of the past, present, and future of the Universe, from our solar system, to the nearby stars, our Milky Way galaxy and far beyond.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Core II Natural Sciences
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PS 109 Bison image  General Physical Science3 Credit hours   

The course covers the basic principles and concepts of the universe including energy, and its various forms. Force, motion, electricity, magnetism, the wave theory of light and sound and astronomy are also studied.

Pre-req: MTH 121 or MTH 123 or MTH 127 or MTH 130 or MTH 130E or MTH 229 or MTH 229H or MTH 203 or MTH 121B or MTH 130H.

Co-req: PS 109L
Attributes: Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences
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PS 109L Bison image  Gen Physical Science Lab1 Credit hour   

Selected experiments relating to measurement, force, work, energy, astronomy, light and electricity.

Co-req: PS 109
Attributes: Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences
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PS 110 Bison image  General Physical Science3 Credit hours   

The course covers the basic principles and concepts of chemistry, geology, and metorology. The crust of the earth, minerals, rocks, chemical reactions are studied.

Pre-req: MTH 121 or MTH 121H or MTH 123 or MTH 123E or MTH 127 or MTH 130 or MTH 130H or MTH 130E or MTH 140 or MTH 203 or MTH 220 or MTH 225 or MTH 229 or MTH 229H or MTH 121B.

Co-req: PS 110L
Attributes: Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences
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PS 110L Bison image  Gen Physical Science Lab1 Credit hour   

Selected experiments relating to chemistry, geology, and meteorology.

Co-req: PS 110
Attributes: Natural Sciences, Core II Natural Sciences
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PS 111 Bison image  Life in the Universe4 Credit hours   

An investigation of the prospects for the existence of life elsewhere in our solar system, galaxy, and the wider Universe. Includes an integrated 2 hour lab.

Attributes: Core II Natural Sciences
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PS 120 PS for Teachers: Planets3 Credit hours   

A conceptual study of the Earth's relation to the other members of the solar system and its place in the Universe. (Part of a 3 course sequence for K-9 education majors).

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PS 121 PS for Teachers: Chemistry3 Credit hours   

PS 121 is a part of a 3 course sequence of Physical Science for K-9 Education majors. Includes 2-hr, 1 credit lab.

Pre-req: MTH 127 or MTH 130 or MTH 132 or MTH 140 or MTH 229.

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PS 122 PS for Teachers: Physics3 Credit hours   

PS 122 is part of a 3 course sequence of Physical Science for K-9 Education majors. Includes 2-hr, 1 credit lab.

Pre-req: MTH 127 or MTH 130 or MTH 132 or MTH 140 or MTH 229.

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PS 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 325 Dev Scientific Thought4 Credit hours   

An introduction to the history and nature of science emphasizing the logic of scientific reasoning and progress with social and historical influences. Includes lab.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 400 Astronomy3 Credit hours   

A study of the stars, planets, and galaxies, planetary motion, cosmology, cosmography. Designed to assist teachers and others to develop an interest in astronomy.

Pre-req: PS 109 or PHY 201 or PHY 211 and PS 400L (may be taken concurrently).

Concurrent PR: PS 400L
Co-req: PS 400L
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 400L Astronomy Laboratory1 Credit hour   

A computational and observational laboratory. Fundamental observations in astronomy and their interpretation through physical laws. Quantitative discussion of orbital motion, time, telescopes, solar system, stars, and galaxies.

Co-req: PS 400
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 410 Remote Sensing w Applications4 Credit hours   

A study of the physical systems for collecting remotely sensed data. Statistical/spatial analysis and modeling using image processing/geographic information/spatial analysis computer software systems with earth resource applications. (PR: PHY 203 and PHY 204)

Pre-req: PHY 203 and PHY 204.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 411 Image Processing/Modeling4 Credit hours   

A study of image processing/geographic information and spatial analysis hardware/software systems, concurrent and parallel image processing modeling scenarios utilizing geobiophysical data for computer simulation modeling and practicum.

Pre-req: PS 410.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 470 Practicum4 Credit hours   

Problem solving, geobiophysical modeling, and proposal development techniques in the physical sciences.

Pre-req: PS 411 or PHY 411.

Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: No Textbook Required, Natural Sciences
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PS 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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PS 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
Attributes: Natural Sciences
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