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101. PHYSICAL SCIENCE SURVEY (3 credit hours)
The objective of this course is to present to all students and to students who have not chosen their major an opportunity to survey the physical sciences.

102. PHYSICAL SCIENCE SURVEY (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the earth sciences including geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy.

103. ELEMENTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE (3 credit hours; 4.5 class hours)
This General Education course in the Natural Sciences focuses on the question, “What is science?” It uses laboratory work in topics chosen from physics and chemistry to deal with science and scientific information.

106. GENERAL GEOLOGY (4 credit hours)
Study of the history and structure of the earth, surface features of the earth, physiography of the United States, and topographic features of West Virginia. Two hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory each week, plus one extended and several short field trips. View details here.

110. WEATHER AND CLIMATE (3 credit hours)
This introductory course examines the physical properties of the atmosphere, radiation heating and cooling, precipitation, clouds, weather disturbance, climate controls, map reading, and aviation weather.

120. ASTRONOMY (3 credit hours)
An overview of the development of astronomy. Material covers the earth, moon, planets, sun and other stars. Opportunities for celestial and solar observations are provided.

170. PHYSICS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY (3 credit hours)
Photography will be used as an entrance into various areas of science. Laboratory, darkroom, and field experiences will explore how practical use is made of scientific knowledge.

191. TECHNICAL PHYSICS (3 credit hours)
Mechanics and properties of matter, heat, wave motion and sound. Topics are directly related to applied technology. Prerequisites: MATH 101 and 102 or permission of instructor.

192. TECHNICAL PHYSICS (3 credit hours)
Electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Topics are directly related to applied technology. Prerequisite: PHYS 191 or permission of instructor.

201. GENERAL PHYSICS I (4 credit hours)
Mechanics and properties of matter, heat, wave motion, and sound. Prerequisites: MATH 101 and 102 or permission of the instructor.

202. GENERAL PHYSICS II (4 credit hours)
Electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 201 or permission of the instructor.

203. GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I (1 credit hour)
Quantitative work in the laboratory to accompany PHYS 201. Two class hours each week. Prerequisite: Students must have completed or be registered for PHYS 201.

204. GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II (1 credit hour)
Quantitative work in the laboratory to accompany PHYS 202. Two class hours each week. Prerequisite: Student must have completed or be registered for PHYS 202.

209. ELEMENTARY RADIATION PHYSICS (3 credit hours)
A study of fundamental modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, ionizing radiation, and the interaction of radiation with matter. Prerequisite: PHYS 202 or permission of instructor.

231. PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I (4 credit hours)
A calculus-based study of mechanics, sound, heat and thermodynamics. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: MATH 206 or permission of instructor.

232. PHYSICS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II (4 credit hours)
A calculus-based study of electricity and magnetism, light, optics and modern physics. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: PHYS 231 or permission of instructor.

299. SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PHYSICS (1-3 credit hours)
Independent work on a special problem with any member of the physics faculty. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and the chair of the division.

311. A.C. - D.C. MEASUREMENTS (3 credit hours)
Experience in measuring A.C. - D.C. voltages, current power, and capacitance. Introduction to and use will be made of photomultipliers, electronic counting devices, flip-flops, single amplifiers, photosensitive cells, and oscilloscopes. Prerequisites: PHYS 201 and 202.

332. BIOPHYSICS (3 credit hours)
A study of sensory systems, nerves, physical microbiology, molecular biology, and the thermodynamics of transport systems from the physical principles involved. Prerequisites: PHYS 201, 202, CHEM 331, and MATH 206.

370. ADVANCED LABORATORY (2 credit hours)
Scientific concepts relevant to photographic processes including direct positive, color and high contrast are explored and formulated into usable information. Experience is then provided in micro photographic applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 170 or permission of the instructor.

410. ADVANCED LABORATORY (2 credit hours)
Basic experimental techniques are developed and expanded through the performance and evaluation of several laboratory experiments drawn from optics, electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: MATH 206 or the permission of the instructor.

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