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PHY 251 GENERAL PHYSICS I
5 (4-2)
A course in mechanics, heat and sound with special emphasis upon problem
solving as related to physical principles. Designed for students majoring in
physics, pre-engineering, or its allied fields.
Prerequisite: MTH 150 or Concurrent Enrollment in MTH 150
PHY 252 GENERAL PHYSICS II
5 (4-2)
A continuation of Physics 251 with emphasis upon electricity, magnetism,
physical and geometric optics, and modern physics.
Prerequisite: PHY 251, MTH 151 or Concurrent Enrollment in MTH 151
(passing with a C or better)
PHY 261 STATICS
3 (3-0)
A study of force systems in two and three dimensions. Topics include: review of
vector algebra; introduction to forces, moments, and couples; first and second
moments of area and mass; principles of equilibrium of simple structures, frames
and machines; and a study of friction as it applies to the above
Prerequisite:
PHY 251 (passing with a C or better)
PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 100 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS
3 (3-0)
This course explores the relationship between the general principles of
psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve
a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding
enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family,
and in society.
Prerequisite:
None
PSY 101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
4 (4-0)
An introduction to the scientific study and interpretation of human behavior.
The topics include: scope and goals of psychology, learning, perception,
sensation, motivation, emotions, physiological basis for behavior, mental
illness, psychotherapy, and personality development. The course reflects the
increasing attention being paid to experimental procedures, laboratory
techniques and research findings.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
PHY 262 DYNAMICS
3 (3-0)
A first course in the principles of dynamics. Topics include a study of kinematics,
motion of a particle, kinetics of particles, kinematics and kinetics of rigid
bodies, and the principles of work and energy, impulse and momentum. Uses
vector methods.
Prerequisite:
PHY 261 (passing with a C or better)
(PSY)
Assess into or complete ENG 101
PSY 111 HONORS GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
4 (4-0)
This course helps students with the critical analysis of human behavior. With an
emphasis on discussion, individual research, and small group work, students will
explore major topics in the field and investigate the impact of biological, cognitive,
behavioral, humanistic, and sociocultural factors on human behavior.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
PHY 263 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
3 (3-0)
This course will introduce mechanical behavior of materials. We will examine
stress and strain at a point, the principle of stresses and strains and how they
relate to each other. We will also determine the stresses and deformations due
to axial loading, torsional loading, and flexural loading. Additionally, stresses
due to combined loading and buckling of columns will be covered.
Prerequisite:
Successful completion of PHY 261 – Statics
(passing with a C or better)
Prerequisite:
PSY 202 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOLOGY
4 (3-2)
A study of the total growth and development of the child from conception through
early adolescence with emphasis on those factors that make for individuality in
growth patterns which are established in the learning process. Clinical
experience will be arranged with local educational agencies and institutions.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
PHY 264 ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
3 (3-0)
This course covers basic definitions and a review of thermodynamic ideas
covered in general physics. In addition, the student will examine and show
proficiency in: energy transfer including mechanical forms of work, properties of
pure substances using equations of state calculations and generated tables,
creation and evaluation of different thermodynamic diagrams, energy analysis of
both open and close systems, perform energy balances, mass and energy
analysis of control volumes, analyze systems through use of the 2nd law, entropy
efficiencies and balance and the investigation of gas powered cycles, power
cycles, and refrigeration cycles.
Prerequisite:
MTH 150 and PHY 252 (passing with a C or better)
PHY 296-299 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS
3-5 CREDITS
This course will be designed based on the interest of the student. It will allow the
student further study into a branch of physics. Some topics may include: Medical
Physics, Advanced Classical
Mechanics, Thermodynamics,
Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle physics
Prerequisite:
Successful completion of MTH150-151 (Calculus I
and II), PHY251-252 (General Physics I and II), permission of instructor.
POLITICAL SCIENCE
(PLS)
PLS 101 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
3 (3-0)
A study of the major aspects of American government on national, state and
local levels. Special emphasis on national government, with comparisons
between the levels of government made throughout the course. Satisfies
Michigan requirements on political science. Fall and winter.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
None
PLS 102 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
3 (3-0)
Major aspects of policy-law making process at the state and local level.
Comparison of state and local political systems with special emphasis given to
regional government. Various problems and solutions encountered by
government will also be considered. Winter.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
None
PLS 250 SPECIAL PROJECTS AND SEMINARS
1-4 (Arranged)
Designed to offer students curriculum flexibility through independent study.
Approved studies include field trips, assigned readings, or specific research
projects. Projects may also include small group conferences and lectures. A
research paper will be a basic requirement of the course, regardless of the nature
of the specific study. All projects must receive prior approval of the Social Science
Division Committee on Independent Studies.
Prerequisite: PLS 101 and/or Consent of the Appropriate Division Cmte.
None
PSY 101
PSY 204 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (Fall semester only)
3 (3-0)
Social Psychology combines knowledge and methods from sociology,
psychology and anthropology; and attempts to explain how the thoughts,
emotions and behavior of an individual are influenced by other individuals and
groups within society. The conceptual approach is used in this course.
Concepts covered include: social perception, socialization, communication,
attitudes, the dyad, groups, environment and social behavior.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
SOC 101 and PSY 101
PSY 210 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
3 (3-0)
Explores the universal features and individual variations of human biological,
cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and gender-role development from
conception to death.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
PSY 101
PSY 225 PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
3 (3-0)
This course is designed to promote human understanding through the analysis
of personality theory, theoreticians, research, therapeutic applications,
developmental models, and the strengths and weaknesses of theories, past and
present. This course is an extension of psychological studies for those interested
in counseling, teaching, literature, and art.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
PSY 101
PSY 231 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
3 (3-0)
This course is an introduction to adolescent growth, development, and learning.
The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with specific strengths,
characteristics, and problems as they relate to the education of those 12-18
years old. It also deals with applications of theories of learning to secondary
school situations.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
PSY 101
PSY 295 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
4 (4-0)
An introduction to the description, classification, and interpretation of various
patterns of disordered or dysfunctional behavior. Relevant theories and
research findings concerning etiology and dynamics will be explored. Modern
techniques for diagnosis and treatment will also be considered.
This fulfills a social science requirement.
Prerequisite:
PSY 101 (PSY 202 or 225 is also required unless waived
by instructor)
PSY 296 PSYCHOLOGY SPECIAL TOPICS
1-4 cr.
Seminar courses exploring special topics relevant to the field of Psychology
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