PSI:101 (Online Section)
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Kwan M. Lee, Assistant Professor
Office: SS 211
Phone: 984-7717 (office)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory course in the principles
and methods of modern physical science. Designed for students in non-science and
career curricula. [3 lecture hours per week]
To help students develop a scientific understanding of their
To learn some of the major theories, laws, and principles of
science and the essential facts that form their foundations.
To learn the nature of science and the difference between
fundamental science and applied science.
To develop the interrelatedness of the various sciences.
PREREQUISITES: MTH:007 (with grade of "C" or
better) or one year of high school algebra (with grade of "C" or
better each semester)
TEXTBOOK: Physical Science by Tillery (McGraw-Hill)
MATERIALS NEEDED: Scientific Calculator, Pencil, and Eraser
As indicated in the schedule, there will be a mid-term exam and a final exam
on the Meramec campus. There will be NO make-up exam unless you let
your instructor know in advance.
HOMEWORK: Homework problems will be given at the end of each chapter and should be turned in by the deadline, which will be posted on the course web site. The homework problems won't be graded, but some questions on exams will come from the homework problems.
will be given at the end of each chapter and should be taken by the deadline,
which will be posted on the course web site.
The total, maximum score from these quizzes will be 100 points. There
will be NO make-up quiz.
GRADES: Total points will be distributed as follows:
Mid-Term Exam : 150 points
Final Exam : 150 points
Quizzes : 100 points
Total Possible: 400 points
Final grades will be determined from the total points as follows:
A: 360 or above
F: less than 239
INDIVIDUAL HELP: Any student who wishes individual help is urged to send an e-mail message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: If any student in this class has
a need for special testing arrangements, note taking, or other accommodations,
please contact the ACCESS office (AD 120, 984-7673) and feel free to discuss
your approved accommodations with me.
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and
may be punished by failure on the exam, paper or project; failure in the course.
AND TEST SCHEDULE
WEEK CHAPTERS EXAMS
2 2, 3
3 4, 5 Mid-Term Exam
4 6, 7
6 16,18 Final Exam
* From time to time this syllabus statement may need to be amended.