# Courses Offered

**ASTR 100 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY (3)**

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.*

Survey of modern astronomy, including the study of what mankind
understands about the universe and our place in it. Emphasis on how
mankind has learned about the planets, stars, galaxies, and their
structure and formation. Quasars, pulsars, black holes, and the
beginning and the end of the universe are discussed. *Transfer
credit: UC; CSU (B1).*

**ASTR 101 ASTRONOMY LABORATORY**

**Description:** Introduction to the tools and methods of
astronomy and understanding of the scientific process. Introduction
to the celestial sphere, scale model Solar System, telescopic
observations, use of computer models, comparative planetology, and
astronomical data representation. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC.
(IGETC: 5C*)

**PHYS 105 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS (3)**

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: MATH 110 or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.*

A conceptual introduction to physics intended to foster scientific understanding of the world. Stresses important and applicable topics in motion, force, oscillations, fluids, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, light and modern physics. Some students may wish to use this course as extra preparation for algebra-based physics.

*Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).*

**PHYS 106 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS LABORATORY (1)**

**(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)**

*Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester. Corequisite: Completion of or
concurrent enrollment in PHYS 105. Recommended: Completion of MATH
110, or MATH 111 and MATH 112, or equivalent; and eligibility for
ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.*

A laboratory exploration of physical phenomena covered in
Conceptual Physics (PHYS 105) lecture. Intended to reinforce those
topics through hands-on investigation and develop an understanding
of the scientific method. May be taken concurrently with, or after
completion of, PHYS 105. *Transfer credit: CSU.*

**PHYS 114 SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (4)**

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 110, or MATH 111 and MATH 112, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.*

A conceptual survey of physical science (physics and chemistry) intended for non-science majors at the General Education level. A general discussion of the scientific method and techniques will be followed by physics, chemistry, and integrated topics. The laboratory portion will cover a hands-on exploration of phenomena discussed in lecture. The physics component of the course will discuss motion, force, energy, electricity and magnetism, waves and light. The chemistry component of the course will focus on chemicals and reactions common in everyday life. Concepts relating to the nature and interactions of atoms, ions, and molecules will be presented. Students will also learn to use and evaluate information presented on product labels, in advertisement, and available through the internet.

*Also listed as CHEM 114. Transfer credit: CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 210 GENERAL PHYSICS I (4)**

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 130, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent.*

The first semester of a two-semester sequence of algebra/trigonometry-based physics. Designed for students majoring in certain fields of letters and science, and required of those planning to enter medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, agriculture or forestry. Covers mechanics, fluids, waves and thermodynamics. The laboratory portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture.

*Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 211 GENERAL PHYSICS I – CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT
(1)**

*Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent
enrollment in or completion of MATH 242 or MATH 252, or appropriate
placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or
equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in or completion of PHYS 210
or equivalent.*

Further depth and application of calculus to topics in PHYS 210.
Examples include derivatives and integrals of equations of motion,
work done by a variable force, and torque as a cross product.
Required of some pre-medical, biology and architecture students.
*Transfer credit: UC; CSU.*

**PHYS 220 GENERAL PHYSICS II (4)**

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.
Prerequisite: PHYS 210 or equivalent.*

The second semester of a two-semester sequence of
algebra/trigonometry-based physics. Designed for students majoring
in certain fields of letters and science, and required of those
planning to enter medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry,
agriculture or forestry. Covers electricity, magnetism, light and
modern physics. The laboratory portion covers measurement and
analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. *Transfer credit:
UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 221 GENERAL PHYSICS II – CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT (1)**

*Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 242 or MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in or completion of PHYS 220 or equivalent.*

Futher depth and application of calculus to topics in PHYS 220. Examples include surface integrals for Gauss’s Law, line integrals for Ampere’s Law, and classical wave equation. Required of some premedical, biology and architecture students.

*Transfer credit: UC; CSU.*

PHYS 250, 260, 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I, II, III (4, 4,
4)

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.
Prerequisite: PHYS 250 –MATH 251 and concurrent enrollment in
or completion of MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and
other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; PHYS 260 – PHYS
250 and MATH 252, or equivalent. PHYS 270 – PHYS 250 and MATH
252, or equivalent.*

This three-semester physics sequence is designed to give the
student majoring in engineering, physics, or chemistry a thorough
foundation in the fundamentals of physics.

**PHYS 250 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I** – The
first semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics. Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics
or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics.
Covers Newtonian mechanics, including gravitation and mechanical
oscillations. The laboratory portion covers measurement and
analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. *Transfer credit:
UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 260 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II** – The
second semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics (may also be taken as the third semester). Designed to give
students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough
foundation in the fundamentals pf physics. Covers electricity,
magnetism and electromagnetic waves. The laboratory portion covers
measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture.
*Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS III** – The
third semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics (may also be taken directly after PHYS 250). Designed to
give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a
thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers fluids,
thermodynamics, waves and light, and modern physics. The laboratory
portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in
lecture. *Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

PHYS 250, 260, 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I, II, III (4, 4,
4)

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.
Prerequisite: PHYS 250 –MATH 251 and concurrent enrollment in
or completion of MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and
other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; PHYS 260 – PHYS
250 and MATH 252, or equivalent. PHYS 270 – PHYS 250 and MATH
252, or equivalent.*

This three-semester physics sequence is designed to give the
student majoring in engineering, physics, or chemistry a thorough
foundation in the fundamentals of physics.

**PHYS 250 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I** – The
first semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics. Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics
or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics.
Covers Newtonian mechanics, including gravitation and mechanical
oscillations. The laboratory portion covers measurement and
analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. *Transfer credit:
UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 260 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II** – The
second semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics (may also be taken as the third semester). Designed to give
students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough
foundation in the fundamentals pf physics. Covers electricity,
magnetism and electromagnetic waves. The laboratory portion covers
measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture.
*Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS III** – The
third semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics (may also be taken directly after PHYS 250). Designed to
give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a
thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers fluids,
thermodynamics, waves and light, and modern physics. The laboratory
portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in
lecture. *Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

PHYS 250, 260, 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I, II, III (4, 4,
4)

*Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester.
Prerequisite: PHYS 250 –MATH 251 and concurrent enrollment in
or completion of MATH 252, or appropriate placement test score and
other measures as appropriate, or equivalent; PHYS 260 – PHYS
250 and MATH 252, or equivalent. PHYS 270 – PHYS 250 and MATH
252, or equivalent.*

This three-semester physics sequence is designed to give the
student majoring in engineering, physics, or chemistry a thorough
foundation in the fundamentals of physics.

**PHYS 250 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I** – The
first semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics. Designed to give students majoring in engineering, physics
or chemistry a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics.
Covers Newtonian mechanics, including gravitation and mechanical
oscillations. The laboratory portion covers measurement and
analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture. *Transfer credit:
UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 260 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II** – The
second semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics (may also be taken as the third semester). Designed to give
students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a thorough
foundation in the fundamentals pf physics. Covers electricity,
magnetism and electromagnetic waves. The laboratory portion covers
measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in lecture.
*Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS III** – The
third semester of a three-semester sequence of calculus-based
physics (may also be taken directly after PHYS 250). Designed to
give students majoring in engineering, physics or chemistry a
thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics. Covers fluids,
thermodynamics, waves and light, and modern physics. The laboratory
portion covers measurement and analysis of phenomena discussed in
lecture. *Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).*

**PHYS 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN PHYSICS (.5-3)**

**(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)**

*Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit.
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or
equivalent.* Designed for students who are interested in
furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized
instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be
arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using
the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be
used – laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each
unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week
throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent
Study course within a given discipline. *Transfer credit:
CSU.*

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