Physical Science (PHYN)



100 Survey of Physical Science - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 42, English 43 and Mathematics 34A, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R4, W4 and M20.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in: Physical Science 101.
This course is an introductory survey of the fundamental concepts of astronomy, geology, chemistry and physics. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships among these disciplines and the ways in which the physical sciences affect modern life. This course is intended for students with a general interest in the physical sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: No credit if taken after a college level course in Chemistry or Physics.

101 Survey of Physical Science Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Physical Science 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory:Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 or W5; Mathematics 46 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M40.
This course introduces students to the physical science laboratory and is designed to demonstrate the fundamental concepts of astronomy, geology, chemistry, physics and/or the earth sciences. Emphasis is placed on scientific method and collaborative learning. This course is designed for all students interested in the physical sciences. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: No credit if taken after a college level course in Chemistry or Physics.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 124. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.