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intramural or Junior High competition.
Prerequisite:
None
Credit:
.5 per Sport
PHYSICS
PED 230 FUNDAMENTALS OF CANOEING
1 (0-2)
This course covers personal survival and safety, repairs, equipment selection,
canoe handling in one and two-person situations culminating in
a one-day trip down a local river.
PED 233 SEA KAYAKING
1 (0-2)
Participants will learn basic sea kayaking skills. Proper outfitting and gear will be
provided. Strokes and rescues will be taught and practiced. Risk management
will be covered, as well as on water leadership principles. Educational paddling
outings to Lake Superior and other inland lakes will be the mainstay of the course.
A written test on sea kayak knowledge will be handed out for students to complete
during the course. On completion of the course, students may qualify for
American Canoe Association formal skills assessment certification if desired.
Prerequisite:
None
PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH
(PEH)
PEH 101 PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH PROMOTION
1 (1-0)
(LECTURE)
An updated approach to the study of individual well-being and the conduct of
healthy, safe, active lifestyles. Lifestyles will be assessed in terms of physical
fitness, body composition, nutrition, substance abuse, and stress reduction.
Prerequisite:
None
PEH 110 PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH PROMOTION
(WALKING, JOGGING) (1 CR. ACTIVITY)
2 (2-1)
An updated approach to the study of individual well-being and the conduct of
healthy, safe, active lifestyles. Lifestyles will be assessed in terms of physical
fitness, body composition, nutrition, substance abuse and stress reduction.
Strategies for the successful pursuit of healthy lifestyles will be explored, and
application of basic principles will be experienced through walking and jogging.
Prerequisite:
None
PEH 112 PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH PROMOTION
(ICE SKATING, AEROBICS) (1 CR. ACTIVITY)
2 (1-2)
An updated approach to the study of individual well-being and the conduct of
healthy, safe, active lifestyles. Lifestyles will be assessed in terms of physical
fitness, body composition, nutrition, substance abuse and stress reduction.
Strategies for the successful pursuit of healthy lifestyles will be explored, and
application of basic principles will be experienced through ice skating, aerobics,
or weight training.
Prerequisite:
None
PEH 116 PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH PROMOTION
(TENNIS, RACQUET BALL, & BADMINTON) (1 CR. ACTIVITY)
2 (1-2)
An updated approach to the study of individual well-being and the conduct of
healthy, safe, active lifestyles. Lifestyles will be assessed in terms of physical
fitness, body composition, nutrition, substance abuse and stress reduction.
Strategies for the successful pursuit of healthy lifestyles will be explored, and
application of basic principles will be experienced through tennis, racquet, and
badminton.
Prerequisite:
None
PHILOSOPHY
(PHI)
PHI 105 CRITICAL THINKING AND ETHICS
3 (3-0)
This course introduces a systematic process of critical thinking which is
indispensable to all educated persons. It is a process by which we develop
and support our beliefs and evaluate the strength of arguments made by others.
Critical Thinking is designed to help motivated learners develop into fair-minded
critical thinkers and provide a means to systematically practice and improve
one’s quality of thinking, learning, and problem solving.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite:
None
PHI 201 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
3 (3-0)
Philosophy seeks to understand nature, the individual, and his relationship
to the world. The student is encouraged to learn how to think and to probe areas
of inquiry such as knowledge, reality, religion, self-identity, mind and body, truth,
rationality, morality, freedom, and politics.
This course fulfills a humanities requirement.
Prerequisite:
118
None
(PHY)
PHY 090 SURVEY OF SCIENCE
3 (3-0)
A general education survey course intended to familiarize the student with the
methods of scientific discovery and investigation. Students will look at problems
in a variety of scientific fields such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics,
and atmospheric science. It will help the student to develop an ability to critically
analyze arguments and research their consequences.
Corequisite:
ENG 100
PHY 101 PHYSICAL SCIENCE
4 (3-2)
A course to help the non-science student become more scientifically literate
with respect to our physical world. The course emphasis will include
understanding principles of science, methods of doing science, development of
inquiry skills related to practical and environmental situations. Topics may
include physical mechanics, energy, the atom, the structure of matter, and earth
science.
Prerequisite:
MTH 103
PHY 103 OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY
2 (3-0)
Observational Astronomy is an introductory level course designed to assist
students in broadening their knowledge and experience with the night sky. Topics
include: types and nature of astronomical objects, sky motions, coordinate
systems, light, telescopes, and constellations. Considerable time will be spent
in actual observations of planetary, stellar, and deep sky objects.
Prerequisite:
MTH 100
NOTE: This course does not meet the lab science requirement for the
associate degree but may be used as elective credit.
PHY 105 INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY
4 (3-2)
An introduction to the science of astronomy for the non-science student. Topics
include: the achievements of early and modern astronomers, planetary
motion, light, optical instruments, methods of astronomical observation, the
sun, planets, moon, asteroids, comets, meteors, satellite systems, stars,
constellations, galaxies, nebula, stellar evolution, pulsars, quasars, black holes,
and theories of the origins of the universe. Several lab sessions will be devoted
to direct sky observations.
Prerequisite:
MTH 103
PHY 107 INTRO TO METEOROLOGY
4 (3-2)
Course is designed for the science and non-science student interested in the
variable nature of weather. Topics include our atmosphere and its composition,
different weather systems seen on earth, and the tools used to try to
measure/predict weather for forecasting.
Prerequisite:
MTH 103 or test into MTH 104
PHY 110 IINTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING – APPLICATIONS AND
PROBLEM SOLVING
3 (2-2)
In this course we will discuss and investigate the different fields of engineering
and their contributions to society throughout the ages. Using active and
collaborative teamwork, we will develop our problem-solving skills, computational
skills, and communication skills by applying engineering methods to real-life
problems. The intent is to understand the mathematics and scientific principles
that lead engineers in their design processes and assist them in their careers.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MTH 150 Calculus I
PHY 121-T TECH. PHYSICS: MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS 3 (3-1)
A course intended for the technical student which provides an introduction to
practical physics as related to mechanical and energy systems. Topics include:
units and conversions, measurements, vectors, forces, motion, Newton’s Laws,
falling bodies, elasticity, momentum, equilibrium, torque, work, power,
mechanical energy and simple machines, heat, temperature and E-M waves.
Prerequisite: MTH 106 or MTH 110 & MTH 112
PHY 122 TECHNICAL PHYSICS:
ENERGY AND ELECTROMAGNETISM
4 (3-2)
This course is designed for the technical student. Topics include force, work,
power, energy, fluids, heat transfer, electricity, magnetism, circuits, and fields.
Prerequisite: MTH 106 or MTH 110, MTH 112
PHY 201 ELEMENTS OF PHYSICS I
4 (3-2)
A general course in mechanics, heat, and fluids designed for students who need
a college course in physics to satisfy general or pre- professional curriculum
requirements.
Prerequisite: MTH 110 or Concurrent
PHY 202 ELEMENTS OF PHYSICS II
4 (3-2)
A continuation of Physics 201 with emphasis on waves, electricity,
magnetism, optics and modern physics topics.
Prerequisite: PHY 201 & MTH 110

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