Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Physical Science

Physical Science
Conceptual lectures and demonstrations of the most significant and universal laws and models describing the physical world by faculty from the Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Geology departments.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, Arr Lab
 NoteNOTE: Satisfies GE Physical Science requirement. NOTE: Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. NOTE: Help is available for multicultural students. See instructor. NOTE: Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Outcomes: 

Observe and Apply Physical Principles

Students will be able to observe physical phenomena and recognize and apply the fundamental principles of science to these simple physical situations.

They will also be able to extend these principles and models to situations they have not observed and make predictions about the outcomes.

Express Scientific Ideas

Students will be able to express their thoughts (in oral, graphical, and written formats) on scientific topics clearly, including appropriate use of basic scientific vocabulary and effective interpretation of quantitative data.

Science and Religion

Students will be able to rationally reflect and discuss about the interface between science and religion.

Further Scientific Questions

Students will be able to explain how these principles and models in turn lead to further scientific questions.

Public Policy

Students will be able to evaluate scientific data and claims in order to make rational decisions on public policy issues related to science that affect them and their communities.