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Courses

These are informal course descriptions meant to be more student friendly than the course catalog.

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PHYC 110 - Conceptual physics for non-majors (currently not offered)

Currently not being offered.

 

Simple treatment of basic physics principles and phenomena with an emphasis on relating them to events and processes of everyday living. Study of the description and cause of various kinds of motion, conservation laws, hot and cold bodies with heat exchange, sound in music and hearing, light and color perception, electricity and some of its practical uses, observation of atomic particles from radiation sources, and other subjects. There is no math prerequisite; the main emphasis is on understanding the concepts rather than doing many mathematical manipulations.

 

AA/AS GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC credit limit

PHYC 130 - Physics for Life Sciences I

Currently fully online!

 

Physics for life science majors. Part of 2 semester series. 

Always offered in Fall, sometimes in Spring. 

 

AA/AS GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC credit limit

PHYC 131 - Physics for Life Sciences II

Currently fully online!

 

Physics for life science majors. Part of 2 semester series. 

Always offered in Spring, sometimes in Fall. 

 

AA/AS GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC credit limit

PHYC 201 (formerly 190) - Mechanics and Waves

Spring 2022: Offered Hybrid (Lecture online, lab in person) or fully in person.

 

** If you want to take Math 180 concurrently please submit a prerequesite clearance form and contact the department chair!

 

Mechanics & Waves. Physics for Science and Engineering Majors. Part 1 of a 3 part series. Offered year round. 

 

AA/AS GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC

PHYC 202 (formerly 200) - Electricity, Magnetism, and Heat

Spring 2022: Offered Hybrid (Lecture online, lab in person) or fully in person.

 

Electricity, Magnetism, & Heat. Physics for Science and Engineering Majors. Part 2 of a 3 part series. Offered year round. 

 

AA/AS GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC

PHYC 210 (transitioning to 203) - Light, Optics, and Modern Physics

Spring 2022: Offered Hybrid (Lecture online, lab in person).

 

Light, Optics, & Modern Physics. Physics for Science and Engineering Majors. Part 3 of a 3 part series (not all majors require part 3). Offered year round. 

 

AA/AS GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC

 

 

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