498r Individual Studies (1-4)
On demand. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
499r Group Studies (1-4)
On demand. Prerequisite: approval of department head.
ASTRONOMY COURSES (ASTR)
101 Introduction to Astronomy - The Solar System (3)
Descriptive and conceptual introduction to the nature and origin of the solar system. Topics include models of the night sky, natural laws describing celestial objects and light, telescopes, the Earth-Moon system, planets and satellites, and the Sun. Spring semester. Prerequisite: UTC Math Placement level 20 or Math 106 equivalent. Recommended laboratory: Astronomy 181.
102 Introduction to Astronomy - Stars to Galaxies (3)
Nature of stars and galaxies; evolution and structure of the observable universe with emphasis on the experimental foundations of the science. Fall semester. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra or Mathematics 106. Corequisite: Astronomy 182 laboratory or approval of the head of the department.
181 Astronomy Laboratory - The Solar System (1)
Optional laboratory to accompany Astronomy 101. Illustrates concepts of practical astronomy such as measuring planetary rotation rate and mass, using telescopes, deep sky observation session. Spring semester. Two hours per week. Corequisite: Astronomy 101 or approval of the head of the department.
182 Astronomy Laboratory - Stars to Galaxies (1)
Laboratory to accompany Astronomy 102. Exercises and observations include learning to set up and use a telescope, spectroscopy, a deep sky observing session, a visit to Jones Observatory and Planetarium, photometry, and the Hubble Redshift-Distance relation. Fall semester. Two hours per week. Corequisite: Astronomy 102 or approval of the head of the department.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group studies. On demand. Prerequisites: approval of the instructor and head of the department. Cumulative limit of 4 hours.
300r Advanced Astronomy Laboratory (1)
Laboratory techniques in astronomy. Applications of spectroscopy, optics, modern photographic techniques, and photometry to observational astronomy. Use of the university’s observatory. On demand. Prerequisite: Astronomy 101/181 or 102/182 or approval of the instructor. Cumulative limit of 2 hours.
401 Solar System Astrophysics (3)
Application of basic physical laws to the problem of the origin and evolution of the solar system. Solar structure and energy sources, radiative transfer, the solar magnetic field, the interplanetary medium, celestial mechanics, comets, meteors, asteroids, the planets, and their satellites. On demand. Prerequisite: Physics 342 or approval of instructor.
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
On demand. Prerequisites: approval of the instructor and head of the department. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.
499r Group Studies (1-4)
On demand. Prerequisites: approval of the instructor and head of the department.
GENERAL SCIENCE COURSES (GNSC)
111 The Physical Environment: Atoms to Galaxies (3)
Description of physical science from three viewpoints: its historical and sociological significance, the processes of science, and the present content of scientific fact and theory. Topics include physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy. Prerequisite: 2 units of college preparatory mathematics or Mathematics 106, or approval of the head of the department. Corequisite: General Science 181 Laboratory, or approval of department head.
115 Science and Society (3)
Explores the interrelationship of science and society through discussion of scientific issues that are vitally important to our society and everyday life. Specific topics may very in keeping with current issues, but are likely to include the technology revolution, the energy crisis and possible solutions, the importance of science to our economy and defense, the impact of politics and the economy on scientific research, and space science. On demand. Prerequisite: Two units of college preparatory Math or Math 106, or approval of department head.
181 General Science Laboratory (1)
Laboratory to accompany General Science 111. Studies involve error analysis, circuits, optics, nuclear radiation, heal and temperature, pH Measurements, astronomy measurements, identification of minerals, a geological field trip, and a visit to Jones Observatory. Every semester. Two hours per week. Corequisite: General Science 111 or approval of department head.
Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management
Professor Fouad Moughrabi, Head
Students majoring in political science may earn a B.S. degree, choosing one of five concentrations: Public Policy and Administration, American Studies, International and Comparative Studies, Legal Studies or Public Administration and Nonprofit Management.
The department offers courses in six major subfields of the discipline: political behavior and methodology (200, 202, 203, 302, 303, 401r); political theory (213, 314, 316, 411r, 424); public law and administration (221, 223, 224, 320, 321, 322, 323, 421r, 422r, 423, 434); American institutions and processes (233, 234, 330, 331, 333, 335, 336, 431r, 432, 436); international relations and comparative government (242, 244, 246, 341, 343r, 345, 346, 347, 348, 441r, 442r); and public administration and nonprofit management (PANM 205, 225, 301, 304, 320, 324, 325, 330, 340, 405, 410, 420, 450). Some students may also participate in the State Government Internship Program, the Metropolitan Government Internship Program, the National/International Government Internship Program, the Judicial Honors Internship, or the nonprofit internship.
Political Science (B.S.)
- General Education
- Rhetoric and Composition: Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition (6 hours)
- Mathematics: One approved mathematics course (3 hours)
- Statistics: One approved statistics course (3 hours)
- Natural Sciences: Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component (7-8 hours)
- Humanities and Fine Arts: Two approved humanities and fine arts courses one, from fine arts and one from either (6 hours)
- Cultures and Civilizations: Option A: Western Humanities I and II and Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations OR Option B: World Civilization I, II, III (9 hours total)
- Behavioral and Social Sciences: Two approved behavioral or social science courses other than Political Science. (6 hours)