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Physical & Life Science


Students preparing for transfer to a four year college or university can choose from among a wide variety of offerings to meet their science general education requirements. Those planning to major in biology, chemistry, physics or physical sciences will find the necessary courses to complete the first two years of their curriculum at KC. KC also offers a variety of courses in health and physical education to meet a variety of educational, sports, and recreational requirements.

Physical & Life Science Programs

Discipline Student Learning Outcomes

Health/Physical Education

  • Recognize contemporary concepts in health education and effectively communicate those topics.

Physical Sciences

  • Apply scientific principles and critical scientific assessments within the physical science environment.

Chemistry

  • Communicate effectively about topics and concepts, including laboratory technology, in the physical science.
  • Analyze data, using mathematical computations, to form critical assessments.

Physics

  • Apply scientific principles and critical scientific assessments within the physical science and laboratory environment.
  • Integrate mathematical processes to form conclusions in the physical science environment.

Geography

  • Communicate effectively about topics and concepts in the physical science.
  • Utilize and demonstrate proper laboratory equipment use.
  • Analyze  data and form critical assessments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use mathematical processes and form conclusions.

Life Sciences

  • Apply scientific principles and demonstrate critical scientific assessments within the life science.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively about contemporary life science topics.

Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes

Health/Physical Education

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Research Skills

Physical Sciences

  • Critical Thinking
  • Computational Skills

Chemistry

  • Critical Thinking
  • Computational Skills

Physics

  • Computational Skills

Geography

  • Critical Thinking
  • Understanding of Diversity

Life Sciences

  • Critical Thinking

Physical & Life Science Faculty

Brad Odum

Brad Odum

Professor of Health
Peter Vig

Peter Vig

Professor of Physics/Physical Science
Niranjan Goswami

Niranjan Goswami

Professor of Chemistry
Brian Cambron

Brian Cambron

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Bruce Fink

Bruce Fink

Professor of Biological Sciences
Julie Littrell

Julie Littrell

Professor of Biological Sciences
William Mathena

William Mathena

Professor of Biological Sciences
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