Course Detail


The Physics Around You


A descriptive course, intended primarily for non-science majors, concerning the laws of mechanics, heat, electricity, light, magnetism, the atom, and the nucleus as applied to the devices and technology used and the natural occurrences observed in everyday experience. No laboratory.

Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Liberal Studies distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: counted toward the fulfillment of the Natural Science and Mathematics distribution requirement.


Designed for non-science majors. Not open to students with credit for Physics 120, 220, 130 or 230. (Spring)