Physics (PHY)

Physics

Course Information Cr Hrs
PHY-100 Introduction to Astronomy

This course provides an introduction to basic astronomy. Students will learn about the composition, dynamics, evolution of planets, stars, and the universe. Laboratory activities will give students the
opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture. One evening field trip is required. A previous college level math course is recommended.

4-3-2
PHY 101 Survey of the Physical Sciences

This physical science survey course is designed for elementary education majors. This course does not satisfy the General Education physical science requirement for an A.A. degree. This course provides the tools and experiences necessary for the elementary education teacher to be better equipped to develop and teach science curricula that supports both state and national science standards. Students work with the scientific method and its applications in the physical sciences: earth science, astronomy, chemistry, meteorology and physics. Previous college level math course recommended.

4-3-2
PHY-105 Introduction to Physics

This course provides an introduction to basic physics. Students will apply the principles of mechanics, energy, waves, matter and atomic theory. Laboratory activities will give students the opportunity to
demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture. A previous college level math course is recommended.

4-3-2
PHY-110 Introduction to Geology

This course is an introduction to basic geology. Students learn about the principles and applications of mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, geomorphology and historical geology. Laboratory skills
necessary for the study of geology are introduced. A previous college level course is recommended.

4-3-2
PHY-120 General Physics I

This is an algebra based physics course. Students learn about the principles and applications of mechanics, wave motion and heat. Laboratory activities will give students an opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture. This course is designed for earth science, biology, chemistry, health and medical majors.

 

 Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in MTH 130 or equivalent (MTH 131 recommended)
4-3-2
PHY-130 General Physics IIThis is an algebra based physics course.  Students will learn about the principles and applications of electromagnetism, and optics.  Laboratory activities will give students the opportunity to demonstrate physics principles presented in lecture.  This course is designed for earth science, biology, chemistry, health and medical majors.  Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in PHY 120, grade of "C" or better in MTH 130 or equivalent (MTH 131 recommended) 4-3-2
PHY-220 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I

This is a calculus based physics course. Students learn about the principles and applications of mechanics, wave motion and heat. Laboratory activities give students the opportunity to develop the basic skills in data collection and analysis required in physics. This course is designed for pre-engineering, physics, chemistry and pre-med majors.

 

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MTH 140.
5-4-2
PHY-222 Physics for Engineers and Scientists II

This course is a continuation of the calculus based physics course, PHY 220. Students learn about the principles and applications of electromagnetism and optics.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MTH 140 and PHY 220.
5-4-2