# Academics

The curriculum is designed to provide:

...an academic program which challenges students to pursue to their fullest potential their interests in mathematics and science.

...opportunities for students to learn the fundamentals of research through participation in research studies and independent projects.

...experiences which allow students to improve their technical skills and develop confidence in their ablilty to use and manage technology.

...experiences which expose students to the application of science, mathematics and technolgy through field studies, internships, trips and telecommunications.

...an environment which fosters independent learning strategies and challenges students to become responsible for their own learning.

**>>>>>>>>>>>> GENERAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS BELOW >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>**

**CALCULUS 1: dual enrollment MTH 263 (4 credits) (May be taught in one OR two semesters)**

**CALCULUS 2: dual enrollment MTH 264 (4 credits)**

**CALCULUS 3 (VECTOR CALCULUS): dual enrollment MTH 265 (4 credits)**

**CONNECTIONS IN MATHEMATICS**

**CVGS PHYSICS**

This course is an advanced level science class exploring the particle and wave nature of everyday phenomena. This physics curriculum includes dimensional analysis, velocity, linear acceleration, Newton’s laws, rotational motion, energy, waves, sound, electricity, and magnetism. Concepts are explored and applied through hands-on laboratories and using computer-based modeling. These investigations require data collection, analysis, and computer simulations that demonstrate the interdisciplinary relations among physics, life sciences, mathematics, and technology. The development of problem solving skills, analytical thinking, and effective communication are also stressed.

**DUAL ENROLLMENT PHYSICS: dual enrollment PHY 204 (4 credits) and PHY 202 (4 credits)**

This college credit course incorporates basic calculus and vector analysis. The curriculum includes Newtonian mechanics, conservation of energy, fluid mechanics, harmonic motion, circuits, magnetic fields, heat and thermodynamics, light and optics, nuclear physics, and modern physics. Concepts are further explored through inquiry-based laboratories, engineering applications, data analysis, project-based assignments, computational and programming applications using Python, and analysis of physics research.

**HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: dual enrollment BIO 141 (4 credits) and BIO 142 (4 credits)**

**MATH ANALYSIS: dual enrollment MTH 167 (5 credits for the year-long course)**

**RESEARCH**

**SENIOR SEMINAR**