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PHIL 102: Introduction to Ethics

This course is an introduction to the philosophical study of ethics. It is concerned with questions of the nature of moral goodness, agency, the scope of moral concern, and moral skepticism, and it surveys important

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PHIL 205: Metaphysics

This course explores questions about the fundamental nature of reality. Topics may include the nature of time, personal identity, the existence of God, whether we have free will, or why anything exists at all.

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PHIL 213: Deductive Logic

This course is an introduction to sentential and predicate logic, with a special emphasis on the translation of natural language into formal language. This course covers syntax, symbolization, semantics, and formal deduction systems for first-order

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PHIL 260: Science and Society

This course provides an introduction to the history and philosophy of science, which is mainly concerned with understanding how science has been able to generate so much knowledge about the world. Topics may include how

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PHYS 100: Physics for Future Leaders

A liberal arts laboratory-based physics course for non-science majors beginning with an introduction to the basic principles of physics. The relevance of physics will then be applied to understand and make decisions on many of

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PHYS 110: Newtonian Mechanics

Note: Students continuing on to a university in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Computing Science and Engineering are advised to enroll in MATH 113 and then MATH 114. This is an introductory course in Newtonian mechanics, using

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PHYS 118: Engineering Mechanics

In this course, students study the equilibrium of a particle, equilibrium of a rigid body, internal forces, friction, the kinematics of a particle, Newton’s second law, work, energy, impulse, and momentum.

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PHYS 120: Electricity and Magnetism

This is an introductory course in electricity and magnetism, including Coulomb’s Law, the electrical structure of matter, Gauss’s Law, electrical potential, capacitance and properties of dielectrics, complex DC circuits, magnetic force and magnetic fields in

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PHYS 200: Introduction to Modern Physics

This is an intermediate level course in relativity and quantum mechanics. Topics include: special and general relativity; quantization of charge, light and energy; wave properties of matter; wave mechanics and the application to systems of atoms

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PHYS 205: Thermal Physics

This is an intermediate level course in thermal physics. Topics include: fundamentals of thermodynamics and introductory statistical mechanics, heat transfer, entropy, kinetic theory of gases, gas laws, reversible processes and work, laws of thermodynamics, heat

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PHYS 210: Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism

This is an intermediate level course in electricity and magnetism. Topics include: vector analysis (divergence, gradient, curl, Gauss’s and Stokes’ theorems), electrostatics, magnetostatics, electromagnetic induction, alternating currents, Maxwell’s equations, and electromagnetic waves.

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PSCI 100: Introduction to Political Science

This course introduces students to the primary concepts and terminology of political science. We will discuss defining components of politics like the interaction between states and the market. Students will explore the ways that values, ideas, and

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PSCI 101: Introduction to Canadian Government

This course will introduce students to the basic components and structure of Canadian government. It examines the societal norms and institutions that have informed Canadian politics. It introduces students to Canada’s branches of government and

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