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A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

  • PHYS-108 Survey of Physics
  • PHYS-120 Introduction to Physics I
  • PHYS-120A Introduction to Physics - Calculus Supplement
  • PHYS-121 Introduction to Physics II
  • PHYS-121A Introduction to Physics II - Calculus Supplement
  • PHYS-140 Mechanics
  • PHYS-141 Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYS-142 Optics, Heat, and Modern Physics

Student Learning Outcomes

Physics for Transfer AS Degree (ADT)

  1. Build critical thinking and quantitative skills by gaining insight into the thought processes of physical approximation and physical modeling, by practicing the appropriate application of mathematics to the description of physical reality, and by searching for a physical interpretation of mathematical results.
  2. Demonstrate basic experimental skills by the practice of setting up and conducting an experiment with due regards to minimizing measurement error and by the thoughtful discussion and interpretation of data.
  3. Demonstrate basic communication and technical skills by working in groups on a laboratory experiment.
  4. Retain information from course to course by aiming at proficiency in the correct use of all the fundamental laws and equations to solve integrated problems.

Physics AS Degree

  1. Demonstrate a comprehension of physical and environmental reality by understanding how fundamental physical principles underlie the huge variety of natural phenomena and their interconnectedness.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehension of biological reality by understanding how physical principles are at work in living organisms.
  3. Demonstrate a comprehension of technology by understanding how things work on a fundamental level.
  4. Build critical thinking and quantitative skills by gaining insight into the thought processes of physical approximation and physical modeling, by practicing the appropriate application of mathematics to the description of physical reality, and by searching for a physical interpretation of mathematical results.
  5. Demonstrate basic experimental skills by the practice of setting up and conducting an experiment with due regards to minimizing measurement error and by the thoughtful discussion and interpretation of data.
  6. Demonstrate basic communication and technical skills by working in groups on a laboratory experiment.
  7. Retain information from course to course by aiming at proficiency in the correct use of all the fundamental laws and equations to solve integrated problems.