General Science (GS)

GS104 Physical Science - Physics

Credits 4Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

The concepts of motion, forces, gravitation, radioactivity, energy, power, heat and light are approached from a conceptual point of view. The laboratory is utilized to investigate specific questions that arise in the lecture. Not sequential. No prerequisite.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

GS105 Physical Science: Chemistry of the Environment

Credits 4

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This one-term course is designed for non-science majors without any previous chemical background and fulfills a general education science with laboratory requirement. This class investigates several chemical concepts that underlie many societal issues such as global warming, acid rain, alternative fuels, air quality and nuclear energy. Basic chemistry principles are explored which include the structure of atoms and molecules, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, acids and bases and nuclear chemistry. All GS105 courses are equivalent; only one may be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

GS105A Physical Science: Chemistry for the Consumer

Credits 4Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This one-term course is designed for non-science majors without any previous chemistry background and fulfills a general education science with laboratory requirement. This class illustrates various foundational chemistry principles with consumer products such as soaps and detergents, plastics, fuels, sunscreens and foods. Basic chemistry principles are explored which include the structure of atoms and molecules, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, acids and bases and nuclear chemistry. All GS105 courses are equivalent; only one may be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

GS105B Chemistry of Food and Cooking

Credits 4Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090, and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This one-term course is designed for non-science majors without any previous chemistry background and fulfills a general education science with laboratory requirement. This class illustrates various foundational chemistry principles as they relate to food and cooking, such as recipe measurements, flavor molecules, heat transfer, food calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Basic chemistry principles are explored which include the structure of atoms and molecules, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. All GS105 courses are equivalent; only one may be used to fulfill degree requirements.

Additional Course Fee: $25.00

GS106 Physical Science: Geology

Credits 4Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels. MTH058/060 recommended.

The earth science emphasis of physical science explores the various ways in which the earth's crust is being changed. Elements of oceanography and geomorphology are combined with geology to provide an overview for students. The evolution of land forms in Oregon is emphasized. Students must attend one of the offered field trips or do a related field project. Not sequential.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.