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36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Fire Science Major: Assoc Sci    
   Major Courses (24 cr. to be chosen)    
      FS  1010   Introduction to Fire Protection and Prevention (EM/FS*) 3 cr.  History of fire protection practices; problems of fire suppression and practices; aspects of fire protection and prevention, including basic field equipment, methods of fire suppression, fireground command structure, inspection procedures, codes, and the town grading schedule. 
      OSH 2150   Building Construction (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Study of fundamental concepts of building design and construction; site selection, code compliance, architectural plans, incorporation of mechanical and power devices; terminology. 
      FS 2910/2930 Option (1 cr. to be chosen)    
         FS  2910   Cooperative Education I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
         FS  2930   Internship I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
      FS  3500   Hydraulics and Water Supply (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of hydraulics theory, grading of water supplies, water supply adequacy testing procedures, and computation of velocity friction loss related to tactical decision making. Prerequisites: PHY 2530 and PHY 2540. 
      FS  3680   Fire Protection Systems I (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Survey of sprinkler systems covering design details, placement, inspection, and maintenance; practical application of current codes and standards for system utilizations. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
      FS  3690   Fire Protection Systems II (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of use and design of special hazards fire suppression systems; halons, halon replacements/clean agents, dry chemicals, foam, and alarm and detection systems. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
      FS  4400   Tactics and Strategy (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Study and evaluation of various methods and techniques employed in fire suppression. Includes preplanning and analysis of emergency situations with emphasis on individual decision-making, the effective use of equipment, apparatus, and manpower. 
      OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
      Major electives    
         FS  1030   Basic Fire Protection Training 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 6 cr.)  Credit awarded for evidence of successful completion of a certified training program. 
         FS  3020   Field Experience 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Credit awarded individuals for evidence of full-time employment of two or more years in fire protection. Documentation of competencies required. 
         OSH 3110   Industrial Safety and Health (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  A study of numerous job-related safety and health hazards associated with a wide range of occupations in industrial work environments. 
         OSH 3220   Inspection and Survey of Facilities (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Safety and health hazards, both common and unique to various kinds of occupancies, including residential, industrial, and commercial. Includes surveying procedures, hazard recognition and evaluation, and the application of appropriate measures to assure maximum life and property safety. Prerequisite: OSH 2150 or consent of advisor. 
         FS  3910   Cooperative Education II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Preservice students only. 
         FS  3930   Internship II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Pre-service students only. 
         FS  4250   Fire and Arson Investigation (EM/FS*/OSH) 4 cr.  Role of safety/fire science specialists in arson investigation; methods and mechanics of protecting, searching, and controlling the fire scene; interviewing process; recognition and preservation of evidence; interventions with troubled fire setters. Evaluation and application of methods and techniques for investigative determination of fire occurrences. Includes study of the origin of ignition and conducting investigative surveys. Preparation of case evidence for expert witness and court testimony. Review of Michigan and national arson laws. Prerequisites: FS 1010 and FS 2150. 
         OSH 4520   Hazardous Materials II (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Preparation and certification at the technician level (40 hour) for emergency service professionals responding to hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis on the development of hazardous materials regulations, transportation placards, labels and markings, and hazard communication requirements. Prerequisite: EM 4510. 
         FS  4900   Fire Service Management (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of management and organization in fire protection. Includes analysis of an organization as to its administrative, leadership, and management style in fire protection. 
Fire Science Major - Support: Assoc Sci    
   Support Courses (17 cr. to be chosen)    
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      MTH 1050&1060 or MTH 1210 (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         MTH 1050 & MTH 1060 (7 cr. to be chosen)    
            MTH 1050   College Algebra 4 cr.  Second course in algebra, designed to help students develop appropriate skills with algebraic concepts and processes needed for later courses. Emphasizes problem solving, multiple representations of functions, and the use of a graphing calculator. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra, MTH 1040, or placement test. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
            MTH 1060   Trigonometry 3 cr.  Study of trigonometric functions, their properties, inverses and graphs; trigonometric ratios, the solutions of triangles; basic identities; the sum and difference formulas; trigonometric equations. Geometric vectors and operations with complex numbers are introduced. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or equivalent. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
         MTH 1210   Precalculus 5 cr.  Focus on a study of functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Specifically, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are explored. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving these functions. Graphing calculators are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra within the last two years or MTH 1050. 
      PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
      PHY 2540   General Physics II 4 cr.  Fundamental methods and principles of magnetism, electricity, optics, light, and atomic physics. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Winter Semester.) 
Fire Science: Cert Achieve    
   Certificate Courses (30 cr. to be chosen)    
      WRT 1010   College Composition I 3 cr.  Study and practice of strategies for academic writing, with a focus on writing and reading descriptive, narrative, and expository essays. Emphasis on writing as a process. Introduction to information literacy. Prerequisite: placement by Madonna University Writing Assessment Program. (Does not apply to any major or minor in the Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing department.) 
      FS  1010   Introduction to Fire Protection and Prevention (EM/FS*) 3 cr.  History of fire protection practices; problems of fire suppression and practices; aspects of fire protection and prevention, including basic field equipment, methods of fire suppression, fireground command structure, inspection procedures, codes, and the town grading schedule. 
      OSH 2150   Building Construction (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Study of fundamental concepts of building design and construction; site selection, code compliance, architectural plans, incorporation of mechanical and power devices; terminology. 
      FS  3500   Hydraulics and Water Supply (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of hydraulics theory, grading of water supplies, water supply adequacy testing procedures, and computation of velocity friction loss related to tactical decision making. Prerequisites: PHY 2530 and PHY 2540. 
      FS  3680   Fire Protection Systems I (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Survey of sprinkler systems covering design details, placement, inspection, and maintenance; practical application of current codes and standards for system utilizations. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
      FS  3690   Fire Protection Systems II (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of use and design of special hazards fire suppression systems; halons, halon replacements/clean agents, dry chemicals, foam, and alarm and detection systems. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
      OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
      Certificate electives (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         FS  1030   Basic Fire Protection Training 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 6 cr.)  Credit awarded for evidence of successful completion of a certified training program. 
         FS  2910   Cooperative Education I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
         FS  2930   Internship I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
         FS  3020   Field Experience 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Credit awarded individuals for evidence of full-time employment of two or more years in fire protection. Documentation of competencies required. 
         OSH 3110   Industrial Safety and Health (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  A study of numerous job-related safety and health hazards associated with a wide range of occupations in industrial work environments. 
         OSH 3220   Inspection and Survey of Facilities (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Safety and health hazards, both common and unique to various kinds of occupancies, including residential, industrial, and commercial. Includes surveying procedures, hazard recognition and evaluation, and the application of appropriate measures to assure maximum life and property safety. Prerequisite: OSH 2150 or consent of advisor. 
         FS  3910   Cooperative Education II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Preservice students only. 
         FS  3930   Internship II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Pre-service students only. 
         FS  4250   Fire and Arson Investigation (EM/FS*/OSH) 4 cr.  Role of safety/fire science specialists in arson investigation; methods and mechanics of protecting, searching, and controlling the fire scene; interviewing process; recognition and preservation of evidence; interventions with troubled fire setters. Evaluation and application of methods and techniques for investigative determination of fire occurrences. Includes study of the origin of ignition and conducting investigative surveys. Preparation of case evidence for expert witness and court testimony. Review of Michigan and national arson laws. Prerequisites: FS 1010 and FS 2150. 
         FS  4400   Tactics and Strategy (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Study and evaluation of various methods and techniques employed in fire suppression. Includes preplanning and analysis of emergency situations with emphasis on individual decision-making, the effective use of equipment, apparatus, and manpower. 
         OSH 4520   Hazardous Materials II (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Preparation and certification at the technician level (40 hour) for emergency service professionals responding to hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis on the development of hazardous materials regulations, transportation placards, labels and markings, and hazard communication requirements. Prerequisite: EM 4510. 
         FS  4900   Fire Service Management (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of management and organization in fire protection. Includes analysis of an organization as to its administrative, leadership, and management style in fire protection. 
Fire Science Major: Bach Sci    
   Major Courses (30 cr. to be chosen)    
      FS  1010   Introduction to Fire Protection and Prevention (EM/FS*) 3 cr.  History of fire protection practices; problems of fire suppression and practices; aspects of fire protection and prevention, including basic field equipment, methods of fire suppression, fireground command structure, inspection procedures, codes, and the town grading schedule. 
      OSH 2150   Building Construction (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Study of fundamental concepts of building design and construction; site selection, code compliance, architectural plans, incorporation of mechanical and power devices; terminology. 
      FS 2910/2930 Option (1 cr. to be chosen)    
         FS  2910   Cooperative Education I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
         FS  2930   Internship I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
      FS  3500   Hydraulics and Water Supply (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of hydraulics theory, grading of water supplies, water supply adequacy testing procedures, and computation of velocity friction loss related to tactical decision making. Prerequisites: PHY 2530 and PHY 2540. 
      FS  3680   Fire Protection Systems I (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Survey of sprinkler systems covering design details, placement, inspection, and maintenance; practical application of current codes and standards for system utilizations. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
      FS  3690   Fire Protection Systems II (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of use and design of special hazards fire suppression systems; halons, halon replacements/clean agents, dry chemicals, foam, and alarm and detection systems. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
      FS 3910/3930 Option (1 cr. to be chosen)    
         FS  3910   Cooperative Education II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Preservice students only. 
         FS  3930   Internship II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Pre-service students only. 
      FS  4400   Tactics and Strategy (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Study and evaluation of various methods and techniques employed in fire suppression. Includes preplanning and analysis of emergency situations with emphasis on individual decision-making, the effective use of equipment, apparatus, and manpower. 
      OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
      FS  4950   Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Preparation and presentation of a library research paper that integrates knowledge gained in the major discipline. Taken by students with senior status as a requirement for graduation; to be taken in the final six hours of the major. 
      Electives (1 cr. to be chosen)    
         FS  1030   Basic Fire Protection Training 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 6 cr.)  Credit awarded for evidence of successful completion of a certified training program. 
         FS  3020   Field Experience 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Credit awarded individuals for evidence of full-time employment of two or more years in fire protection. Documentation of competencies required. 
         OSH 3110   Industrial Safety and Health (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  A study of numerous job-related safety and health hazards associated with a wide range of occupations in industrial work environments. 
         OSH 3220   Inspection and Survey of Facilities (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Safety and health hazards, both common and unique to various kinds of occupancies, including residential, industrial, and commercial. Includes surveying procedures, hazard recognition and evaluation, and the application of appropriate measures to assure maximum life and property safety. Prerequisite: OSH 2150 or consent of advisor. 
         FS  4250   Fire and Arson Investigation (EM/FS*/OSH) 4 cr.  Role of safety/fire science specialists in arson investigation; methods and mechanics of protecting, searching, and controlling the fire scene; interviewing process; recognition and preservation of evidence; interventions with troubled fire setters. Evaluation and application of methods and techniques for investigative determination of fire occurrences. Includes study of the origin of ignition and conducting investigative surveys. Preparation of case evidence for expert witness and court testimony. Review of Michigan and national arson laws. Prerequisites: FS 1010 and FS 2150. 
         OSH 4520   Hazardous Materials II (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Preparation and certification at the technician level (40 hour) for emergency service professionals responding to hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis on the development of hazardous materials regulations, transportation placards, labels and markings, and hazard communication requirements. Prerequisite: EM 4510. 
         FS  4900   Fire Service Management (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of management and organization in fire protection. Includes analysis of an organization as to its administrative, leadership, and management style in fire protection. 
Fire Science Minor    
   Minor Courses (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      FS  1010   Introduction to Fire Protection and Prevention (EM/FS*) 3 cr.  History of fire protection practices; problems of fire suppression and practices; aspects of fire protection and prevention, including basic field equipment, methods of fire suppression, fireground command structure, inspection procedures, codes, and the town grading schedule. 
      OSH 2150   Building Construction (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Study of fundamental concepts of building design and construction; site selection, code compliance, architectural plans, incorporation of mechanical and power devices; terminology. 
      FS  3500   Hydraulics and Water Supply (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of hydraulics theory, grading of water supplies, water supply adequacy testing procedures, and computation of velocity friction loss related to tactical decision making. Prerequisites: PHY 2530 and PHY 2540. 
      FS  3680   Fire Protection Systems I (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Survey of sprinkler systems covering design details, placement, inspection, and maintenance; practical application of current codes and standards for system utilizations. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
      OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
      Minor electives (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         FS  1030   Basic Fire Protection Training 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 6 cr.)  Credit awarded for evidence of successful completion of a certified training program. 
         FS  2910   Cooperative Education I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
         FS  2930   Internship I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in fire protection for pre-service students. 
         FS  3020   Field Experience 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Credit awarded individuals for evidence of full-time employment of two or more years in fire protection. Documentation of competencies required. 
         OSH 3110   Industrial Safety and Health (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  A study of numerous job-related safety and health hazards associated with a wide range of occupations in industrial work environments. 
         OSH 3220   Inspection and Survey of Facilities (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Safety and health hazards, both common and unique to various kinds of occupancies, including residential, industrial, and commercial. Includes surveying procedures, hazard recognition and evaluation, and the application of appropriate measures to assure maximum life and property safety. Prerequisite: OSH 2150 or consent of advisor. 
         FS  3690   Fire Protection Systems II (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of use and design of special hazards fire suppression systems; halons, halon replacements/clean agents, dry chemicals, foam, and alarm and detection systems. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
         FS  3910   Cooperative Education II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Preservice students only. 
         FS  3930   Internship II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of fire protection principles in either municipal, industrial, commercial, or institutional settings. Pre-service students only. 
         FS  4250   Fire and Arson Investigation (EM/FS*/OSH) 4 cr.  Role of safety/fire science specialists in arson investigation; methods and mechanics of protecting, searching, and controlling the fire scene; interviewing process; recognition and preservation of evidence; interventions with troubled fire setters. Evaluation and application of methods and techniques for investigative determination of fire occurrences. Includes study of the origin of ignition and conducting investigative surveys. Preparation of case evidence for expert witness and court testimony. Review of Michigan and national arson laws. Prerequisites: FS 1010 and FS 2150. 
         FS  4400   Tactics and Strategy (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Study and evaluation of various methods and techniques employed in fire suppression. Includes preplanning and analysis of emergency situations with emphasis on individual decision-making, the effective use of equipment, apparatus, and manpower. 
         OSH 4520   Hazardous Materials II (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Preparation and certification at the technician level (40 hour) for emergency service professionals responding to hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis on the development of hazardous materials regulations, transportation placards, labels and markings, and hazard communication requirements. Prerequisite: EM 4510. 
         FS  4900   Fire Service Management (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of management and organization in fire protection. Includes analysis of an organization as to its administrative, leadership, and management style in fire protection. 
Fire Science Major - Support: Bach Sci    
   Support Courses (17 cr. to be chosen)    
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      MTH 1050&1060 or MTH 1210 (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         MTH 1050 & MTH 1060 (7 cr. to be chosen)    
            MTH 1050   College Algebra 4 cr.  Second course in algebra, designed to help students develop appropriate skills with algebraic concepts and processes needed for later courses. Emphasizes problem solving, multiple representations of functions, and the use of a graphing calculator. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra, MTH 1040, or placement test. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
            MTH 1060   Trigonometry 3 cr.  Study of trigonometric functions, their properties, inverses and graphs; trigonometric ratios, the solutions of triangles; basic identities; the sum and difference formulas; trigonometric equations. Geometric vectors and operations with complex numbers are introduced. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or equivalent. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
         MTH 1210   Precalculus 5 cr.  Focus on a study of functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Specifically, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are explored. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving these functions. Graphing calculators are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra within the last two years or MTH 1050. 
      PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
      PHY 2540   General Physics II 4 cr.  Fundamental methods and principles of magnetism, electricity, optics, light, and atomic physics. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Winter Semester.) 
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