General Physical Sciences (GEND 112)

Harrisburg University

This course presents a broad overview of modern science by integrating basic scientific principles and methodology to various disciplines of the natural and applied sciences. The overall emphasis of the scientific mind series is to begin the development of critical thinking, problem solving, experimental, mathematical, and information research skills that lie at the heart of scientific inquiry. The course emphasizes how the interplay between theory and experiment has led to our current understanding of physical science and chemistry and how this knowledge has found application towards the advancement of technology. Offered Fall Semester, annually.



Topic List

  • The Scientific Method
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • 1D and 2D Kinematics
  • 1D and 2D Dynamics
  • Statics (Method of Joints)
  • Thermodynamics
  • Models of the Atom
  • Chemical Reactions and Stoichiometry
  • Concentrations and Theoretical Yield