PHY-099 Leadership Lab

    PHY-101 General Physics I

    Studies the fundamental physical laws of nature and their use in understanding natural phenomena. Course provides a knowledge base for study in all areas of science and mathematics. Topics include kinematics, dynamics of motion, Newton's laws, rotational mechanics and conservation of energy and momentum. Development of the concepts of vector algebra and calculus are provided as needed. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory weekly. Fulfills general education requirement in natural science. [4 credits]

    PHY-101L Lab: General Physics I

    PHY-102 General Physics II

    Continues studies of the fundamental physical laws of nature and their use in understanding natural phenomena. Topics include classical wave motion, acoustics, optics, electricity and magnetism. Development of the concepts of vector algebra and calculus are provided as needed. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory weekly. [4 credits]

    PHY-102L Lab: General Physics II

    PHY-106 Military Science I

    PHY-107 Military Science II

    PHY-111 College Physics

    Provides a survey of the field for students with interests in the health sciences. Topics include mechanics of motion, energy, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, atomic and nuclear structure, and radioactivity. Fulfills general education requirement in natural science. CAUS only. [3 credits]

    PHY-114 Environmental Science for Educators

    Interdisciplinary study of the interactions among the physical, chemical, biological, political and social forces which impact the environment. Provides students with scientific principles, concepts, and methodologies necessary to comprehend the relationships abundant within the natural world in order to identify problems, evaluate risks and examine solutions for resolving issues facing the global environment. Topics include the major biomes in the world, populations, biodiversity, water, air and land uses, energy resources, and waste management. [3 credits]

    PHY-132 Environmental Science

    Explores the global environment, focusing on current threats to the planet's well-being and presenting options for the future. Introduces the basic principles of ecology. Designed for non-science students. Laboratory and lecture integrated. Fulfills general education requirement in natural science. CAUS only. [3 credits]

    PHY-151 Physical Science

    Surveys the natural processes that occur in the physical world. Topics include astronomy, mechanics, energy, thermodynamics, ecology, atomic structure and chemical behavior. Designed for non-science majors. Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory weekly. Fulfills general education requirement in natural science. [4 credits]

    PHY-151L Lab: Physical Science

    PHY-153 Energy/Physical Environ

    PHY-155 Introduction to Astronomy

    Presents topics in astronomy designed for the non-science student. Describes and traces the historical development of astronomy from ancient myths to modern cosmology. Course concentrates on trying to understand the properties and motion of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe itself. Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory weekly. Extensive use of the telescope. Fulfills general education requirement in natural science. [4 credits Women's College; 3 credits College of Adult Undergraduate Studies]

    PHY-155L Lab: Introduction to Astronomy

    PHY-165 21st Cent Tec: Drm/Night

    PHY-199 DA Natural Science-Physics

    Degree Audit

    PHY-201 Modern Physics

    Traces the development of ideas and theories that have shaped physics in the last 100 years. Topics include relativity, quantum theory, atomic and nuclear structure, particle physics and cosmology. Course can be used to fulfill minor in physics. Prerequisites: PHY-102 and MAT-212. [3 credits]

    PHY-307 Waves and Fields

    PHY-311 Topics in Physics

    PHY-316 Classical Mechanics

    PHY-317 Thermal Physics

    PHY-330 Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

    Studies the discipline of astrophysics through a survey of topics including an introduction to general relativity, an introduction to modern telescopes, and applications such as stellar astrophysics, black holes, galaxies, and/or cosmology. Prerequisites: MAT-212, PHY-201 and Women's College students only and Loyola University students through the BSEP program. [ 3 credits ]

    PHY-380 Engineer Thermodynamics

    PHY-384 Waves & Physics of Medicine

    PHY-411 Topics in Physics

    PHY-412 Quantum Physics II

    PHY-415 Wave Mechanics

    PHY-417 Electricity & Magnetism

    PHY-437 Field Theory

    PHY-461 Earth and Space Science

    PHY-463 Investigation in Physics

    Provides guided study of special topics of interest to the student under the direction of the instructor. [ 3-4 credits ]

    PHY-550 Cosmos and Quanta

    Examines the most recent ideas on the birth and ultimate fate of the Universe from ancient myths to modern scientific theories. Students will be able to appreciate how knowledge of the very small dimensions can inform and illuminate knowledge of the very large. Topics to be investigated include the Big Bang Theory, the accelerating Universe, black holes, relativity, quantum, and superstring theory. Students will be able to ascertain whether science can answer fundamental questions such as whether there is a purpose to the Universe and what is humanity's role in it. No prior scientific experience necessary. [ 3 credits ]

    PHY-551 Geology of Harford County

    This course will examine the physical, structural, and historical geology of Harford County including the investigation, collection, and identification of local rocks andminerals and the interpretation of geologic maps and local features to describe past and current geologic settings. The environmental geology hydrology of Harford County will be studied in the contexts of froundwater resources, dams and quarries. [ 3 credits ]

    PHY-560 Physics for Teachers Grades K-8

    This course is an introduction to the fundamental laws of nature and their application to physical phenomena through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Physics content includes mechanics, acoustics, optics, electricity, and magnetism appropriate for educators in grades K-8. It will also include an integration of the study of number relationships and computation in problem solving. [ 3 credits ]

    PHY-560L Lab: Physics Methods for the Middle School Educator

    Models of teaching and appropriate techniques for instruction of middle school students in physics with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Application of teaching-learning theory to physics in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment. Co-requisite PHY-560

    PHY-561 Earth and Space Science for Teachers K-8

    This course presents an introduction to fundamental concepts of space and earth sciences. The Space and Earth science content includes topics in Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, energy in the Earth and Space System, and Hydrology. STEM strategies as well as statistics and probability skills and technology applications are integrated to quantify, strengthen and deepen conceptual understanding. [ 3 credits ]

    PHY-561L Lab: Space and Earth Science Methods for the Middle School Educator

    Models of teaching and appropriate techniques for instruction of middle school students in space and Earth science with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Application of teaching-learning theory to space and Earth science in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment. Co-requisite: PHY-561