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GSS 103 - Science of Physics I

Prerequisites: A high school course in elementary Algebra.

Description: An introductory course designed for students with a primary interest in the humanities or physical education. The course goal is to achieve a conceptual understanding of the ideas of physics. The historical and philosophical background as well as the content of physics is studied. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate principles of scientific experimentation while deepening the understanding of physical areas. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 104 - Science of Physics II

Prerequisites: A high school course in elementary Algebra. Note: GSS 103 is recommended, but not required for GSS 104.

Description: A conceptual course in physics dealing with waves, electricity and magnetism. 20th-century physics, the historical and philosophical background as well as the content of physics, will be discussed. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate principles of scientific experimentation while deepening the understanding of physical ideas. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-LSCI

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 106 - Science of Sound and Music

Description: Fundamentals of mechanics, sound and acoustics, energy, electricity and magnetism with applications to music, musical instruments, sound systems and electronic music. The course material is developed descriptively and demonstrated experimentally. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 108 - The Science of Light and Color

Description: This introductory course will focus on the nature of light and color. It will include not only the principles of geometric and physical optics but also general properties of waves and particles; the relation between light and matter; quantum theory and photons; light, heat, temperature and energy; and the conservation of energy. These physical principles will be applied to understanding color in art, vision, photography, holography, fiber optics, and atmospheric effects. The course will include many student investigations, in recitation as well as in lab in order to emphasize the experimental nature of science. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 111 - Science of Our World I

Description: An introductory laboratory science course designed for non-technically oriented students who desire an understanding of the capabilities, characteristics and methods of our modern technological society. Contemporary problems are discussed including such topics as air and water quality, waste management technologies, population dynamics, decision-making and principles of ecology. Laboratory techniques of simulation and modeling are developed to illustrate the topics discussed in lecture. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 112 - Science of Our World II

Prerequisites: GSS 111 is recommended but not required.

Description: A continuation of GSS 111 which includes additional topics such as electrical energy, noise pollution, light and laser applications, nuclear power generation, heat and thermal pollution. Laboratory modeling and simulation are utilized to aid in the understanding of the technology and the underlying science principles. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 120 - Science of Modern Electronics

Description: The course is designed for non-technical students and will provide a conceptual understanding of science related to electronic devices. The course details science fundamentals using a non-mathematical approach, then focuses the presentation to include applications in the area of electronics (entertainment, business, communication, home electronics). Aspects of sound, light, heat, and mechanics are included with applications in today's electronic world. Laboratory work will consist of hands-on experience with actual measuring devices. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 122 - Science of Energy

Description: This introductory course covers the scientific principles and technological innovations related to Energy resources. The study of mechanics, electricity, magnetism and thermodynamics pertinent to energy are explained. Students develop an appreciation of energy use in the contemporary world by examining alternate energy systems such as solar, wind, photovoltaic, hydro, biomass, the ocean, renewable alternative energy sources and environmental sustainability processes. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-NSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 126 - Forensic Technology

Description: The course introduces the various types of physical evidence commonly encountered at crime scenes (e.g., fingerprints, hairs, fibers, drugs, glass, etc.), and discusses comparison and identification techniques (i.e., optical examination/comparison, instrumental analysis, and various chemical processes) used for the analysis of such physical evidence. It examines the various methods used for analysis of scientific evidence in the field of forensic technology. Students learn the technology used to interpret the science and its applications. SUNY GEN EDn/a; NCC GEN ED-NSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech

GSS 128 - Green Building Practices

Description: This course introduces students to the science governing fundamental sustainable design and green bulding practices and their implementation. Topics include building site selection, building orientation, water and energy efficiency, renewable energy and storage, on-site power generation, improvement of indoor air quality including air quality and efficient use of building materials. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED- NSCI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Engineering/Physics/Tech