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Miriam Simpson
Program Coordinator
Email: 

miriam.simpson@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-660-4271

Courses

These are informal course descriptions meant to be more student friendly than the course catalog. Updated Fall 2023.

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PHYC 110 - Conceptual physics for non-majors

Offered Spring, Fall, and most summers. 

Currently 100% online with synchronous meeting times

 

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

Offered Spring, Fall, and most summers. 

Currently online and in person. In person only in Fall. 

 

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

Currently offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

 

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

PHYC 131 - Physics for Life Sciences II

Offered Spring and Fall

Currently online and in person. In person only in Spring

 

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

Currently offered in Fall and Spring

 

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

PHYC 201 (formerly 190) - Mechanics and Waves

Offered Spring, Fall, and most summers. 

Currently in all formats: fully online, HyFlex, and hybrid

 

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

 

Mechanics and 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

Offered Spring and Fall

Currently in all formats: fully online, HyFlex, and hybrid

 

Electricity, Magnetism, and Heat. Physics for Science and Engineering Majors. Part 2 of a 3 part series. Offered year round (not summer). 

 

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

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

Offered Spring and Fall (Starting in Spring 2023 we may be alternating offering this course with Grossmont)

Lab is always in person due to equipment necessary. Lecture varies between online (asynchronous) and Hyflex. 

 

Light, Optics, and Modern Physics. Physics for Science and Engineering Majors. Part 3 of a 3 part series (not all majors require part 3). Currently offered either Spring or Fall, alternating with Grossmont College. 

 

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

 

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