This course is designed to widen your understanding of physics and its real-world applications. In addition, it will help you to develop strong social skills and to foster a connection with fellow classmates, UMW, and the surrounding community. We will emphasize effective reading and listening skills and logical reasoning in a format that encourages and allows you to apply these skills to real-world situations. The concepts covered in this course will include energy, satellites, gravity, radioactivity, nuclear reactors, nuclear bombs, light, and quantum mechanics, which are all directly related to modern-day science and technology. Library research, along with an emphasis on writing and oral communication skills, will be used help you prepare for your time here at UMW.