Syllabus%20Phys%20103%20M%2cW%2cF%20%20Fall%2008

Syllabus%20Phys%20103%20M%2cW%2cF%20%20Fall%2008 - Physics...

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Physics 103: Science of the Physical World (Fall 08) Section 01  –   Wall 317   –   M,W,F  9:30 – 10:20  Section 02  –   Wall 317   –   M,W,F  10:30 – 11:20 Instructor: E. Herbert Newman Office: R. Cathcart Smith Science Center Room: 118 B E-Mail: enewman@coastal.edu Phone: 349-4123 E-Mail: hnewman@sc.rr.com Blackboard course page: http://www.coastal.edu/blackboard/ Required Text:  The Physical Universe,  12th edition, McGraw Hill . ISBN: 978-0-07-305010-2 Course Description Physics 103 is designed specifically for non-science majors that have an interest in a general science course. It focuses on physical science principles while addressing relevant topics like environmental issues, and how the universe was created and evolved. Students would leave this course with a good understanding of the process of science and have the critical thinking skills needed to make informed decisions based on scientific evidence. This course cannot be used in conjunction with science 101 and Science 101L to satisfy science core curriculum requirements under the 2006-2007 and prior catalogs Course Goals As the world becomes more technological, it becomes increasingly important for students of all disciplines to possess critical thinking skills, basic knowledge of science and how earth systems function, as well as an understanding of the impact of humans on the planet. It is important for students to be numerate and scientifically literate in order to make informed decisions about scientific and environmental issues affecting them, without relying on others for opinions. This course is designed to introduce science to non-science majors in an active-learning setting. Students completing this course should understand what science is and appreciate the
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