Physical Science (PHSC)

Natural Science requirements for graduation:  Unless specific science courses are listed for a major, students must select one BIOL course and one CHEM, PHSC, or PHYS course to fulfill general education requirements.

PHSC 1420.  Earth Science

This course is designed for non-science majors and fulfills the General Education requirement for all other majors.  Students must select one life science (BIOL) course and one physical science (CHEM, PHSC, or PHYS) course to complete the full general education requirement.  A laboratory course for non-science majors who seek a broad introduction to earth science topics with a minimal mathematics emphasis. Specific areas studied are geology, meteorology, and oceanography. Laboratory work will give the student hands-on experience with the topics discussed in class.  Three class hours per week.  Two laboratory hours per week.  Four semester hours credit.  Lab fee required

PHSC 1425.  General Earth Science (for Secondary Education Majors)

A laboratory course for “Secondary Education Broad Field Science with Biology” majors.  A detailed introduction to the content areas physical geology, meteorology, and oceanography, and the interdependency of the earth systems.  Laboratory experience provides the student with hands-on experience of  the topics discussed in class.  Three class hours per week.  Two laboratory hours per week.  Four semester hours credit.  Lab fee required.

PHSC 1440.  Integrated Physical Science (for Elementary Education Majors)

Physical Science requires an understanding of and the ability to use basic principles and precepts of the physical sciences.  It is a laboratory course for Elementary Education majors who seek a broad introduction to science with a minimal mathematics emphasis.  Specific areas presented are physics, chemistry, and earth science.  The course also meets the requirements of the South Carolina Teacher Education Program.  It includes topics required by the state science standards for kindergarten through eighth grade. Three class hours per week.  Two lab hours per week. Four semester hours credit.  Lab fee required.