Physics (AS.PHYS)

Upon completion of this course sequence, physics students will receive an associate in science degree.

This program follows Math Pathway #4. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CHM-150
General Chemistry I

CHM-150
General Chemistry I

General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and thermochemistry.


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4.0
MAT-241
Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

MAT-241
Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions of one variable, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, will be covered. Applications include rates of change, optimization, curve sketching and area. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


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5.0
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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3.0
HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

HIS-153
History/Culture of Third World

The course will introduce the student to history and culture in the third world from ancient civilizations to the modern era. This course will focus upon broad themes in history and culture and will examine those themes in each major historical era.

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IAI Humanities

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IAI Humanities

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CHM-151
General Chemistry II

CHM-151
General Chemistry II

Continuation of the General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include solids/liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.


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4.0
MAT-242
Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

MAT-242
Analytical Geometry and Calculus II

A continuation of Calculus I with emphasis on different methods of integration and applications, L` Hôpitals Rule, Sequences, series, Power series, Taylor series and Maclaurin series. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


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4.0
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


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3.0
PHY-140
University Physics I

PHY-140
University Physics I

This is a study of Newtonian Mechanics. The course is for physics majors and minors, engineering students and the mathematically oriented student. This is the first of a three-course sequence.


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4.0
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
PHY-141
University Physics II

PHY-141
University Physics II

This course is a study of heat, electricity, and magnetism for students in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.


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4.0
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


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3.0
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IAI Life Science

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IAI Life Science

No Description Available
4.0
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Physics/Math Elective

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Physics/Math Elective

No Description Available
3.0
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IAI Fine Arts

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IAI Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
PHY-142
University Physics III

PHY-142
University Physics III

This course is a study of wave motion, sound, light, and modern physics for students in physics, engineering, chemistry and mathematics.


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4.0
MAT-243
Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

MAT-243
Analytical Geometry and Calculus III

A continuation of analytic geometry and Calculus II. The focus is on solid analytic geometry, vectors, partial derivatives, line, volume and surface integrals in various coordinate systems, and vector fields. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


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4.0
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Physics/Math Elective

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Physics/Math Elective

No Description Available
3.0
ANT-200
General Anthropology

ANT-200
General Anthropology

The course provides an introduction to cultural and physical anthropology. Human and animal behavior is studied by using the comparative method. Some of the topics covered are: religion, magic, kinship, sex roles, human evolution, race, archeology and primates.

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GEO-140
World Geography

GEO-140
World Geography

This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

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IAI Social/Behavioral Science

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
MAT-245
Differential Equations

MAT-245
Differential Equations

Designed for pre-engineering students and others who need a working knowledge of ordinary differential equations.


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3.0
MAT-255
Linear Algebra

MAT-255
Linear Algebra

A first course in linear algebra covering linear systems, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, inner product spaces, and eigenvalues and eigenvectors, including proofs of theorems and propositions in each topic.


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3.0
PHY-239
Mechanics I

PHY-239
Mechanics I

This course is a study of the mechanics of static,rigid bodies for engineering students.


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3.0
PHY-240
Mechanics II

PHY-240
Mechanics II

This course is a study of the motion of rigid bodies and systems of particles for engineering students.


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3.0