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  • PHIL: Philosophy

    Philosophical Problems

    • PHIL 101
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter

    Introduces the problems and systems of philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and religion. Prerequisites: Pass WR 115 with a "C-" or better or suitable placement score and pass.

    PHYS: Physics

    Fundamentals Of Physics

    • PHYS 101
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Fundamentals of Physics courses provide an introduction to a broad range of fundamental physics concepts. PHYS 101,102, 103 are recommended for anyone seeking a good basic level of physics literacy. The sequence is designed for non-science majors, but also serves prospective science majors who want to gain a better conceptual grounding before taking General Physics. The sequence also meets the Distribution Requirements as a Lab Science. Emphasis is on everyday phenomena and conceptual understanding more than calculations. PHYS focuses on the science of heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound, and electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. The class environment includes labs, demonstrations, discussion, and individual and group activities. Some or all of the PHYS 101, 102, 103 sequence can be taken in any order. Prerequisites: MATH 060 or above with grade of C- or better or pass placement test.

    Fundamentals Of Physics II

    • PHYS 102
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Fundamentals of Physics courses provide an introduction to a broad range of fundamental physics concepts. PHYS 101,102, 103 are recommended for anyone seeking a good basic level of physics literacy. The sequence is designed for non-science majors, but also serves prospective science majors who want to gain a better conceptual grounding before taking General Physics. The sequence also meets the Distribution Requirements as a Lab Science. Emphasis is on everyday phenomena and conceptual understanding more than calculations. PHYS 102 focuses on the science of heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound, and electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. The class environment includes labs, demonstrations, discussion, and individual and group activities. Some or all of the PHYS 101, 102, 103 sequence can be taken in any order. Prerequisites: MATH 060 or above with grade of C- or better or pass placement test.

    Fundamentals Of Physics III

    • PHYS 103
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Fundamentals of Physics courses provide an introduction to a broad range of fundamental physics concepts. PHYS 101,102, 103 are recommended for anyone seeking a good basic level of physics literacy. The sequence is designed for non-science majors, but also serves prospective science majors who want to gain a better conceptual grounding before taking General Physics. The sequence also meets the Distribution Requirements as a Lab Science. Emphasis is on everyday phenomena and conceptual understanding more than calculations. PHYS 103 focuses on the science of heat and thermodynamics, waves and sound, and electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. The class environment includes labs, demonstrations, discussion, and individual and group activities. Some or all of the PHYS 101, 102, 103 sequence can be taken in any order. Prerequisites: MATH 060 or above with grade of C- or better or pass placement test.

    General Physics I

    • PHYS 201
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    Explores classical mechanics, including motion, forces, and energy. Intended for students without a calculus background. Lab required. Prerequisites: MATH 112

    General Physics II

    • PHYS 202
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Explores fluids, elasticity, waves and sound, thermodynamics, and electrostatics. Intended for students without a calculus background. Lab required. Prerequisites: PHYS 201.

    General Physics III

    • PHYS 203
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Explores electric and magnetic theory, electronics, light, and optics. Intended for students without a calculus background. Lab required. Prerequisites: PHYS 202.

    Classical Physics I

    • PHYS 211
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    Explores classical mechanics, including motion, forces, and energy. Intended for students with a calculus background. Lab required. Prerequisites: MATH 251 or concurrent enrollment in MATH 251.

    Classical Physics II

    • PHYS 212
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Explores fluids, elasticity, waves and sound, thermodynamics, and electrostatics. Intended for students having a calculus background. Lab required. Prerequisites: PHYS 211 and MATH 251 and 252, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 252.

    Classical Physics III

    • PHYS 213
    • 5.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Explores electric and magnetic theory, electronics, light, and optics. Intended for students with a calculus background.. Lab required. Prerequisites: PHYS 212, and MATH 252, and MATH 253, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 253.

    POSC: Political Science

    American Government

    • POSC 201
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    Introduces the principles of the American constitutional system, and examines civil liberties, minority rights, and issues of social equality.

    American Government

    • POSC 202
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter

    Examines issues of public opinion, interest groups, and their impact upon government systems; political party structures; campaigning and elections; the influence of media; and state and local governments.

    American Government

    • POSC 203
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Examines the three branches of government plus governmental bureaucracies. Analyzes major policy areas of national government.

    PSYC: Psychology

    Psychology Of Human Relations

    • PSYC 101
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Emphasizes the theory and practice of human relations in the work setting, including self-management skills, role as employee, and effective participation in work groups. Stresses self awareness, awareness of others, managing stress and emotions, building healthy relationships, interpersonal communications, intercultural sensitivity, conflict resolution, and professional behavior.

    General Psychology

    • PSYC 201
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Introduces psychology, discussing biological processes and principles and theories of human behavior. Surveys experimental design, including elementary statistics, tests and measurements. Examines biological, and developmental aspects, including consciousness, senses, and perceptual processes.

    General Psychology

    • PSYC 202
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Stresses memory, thinking, and developmental stages. Discusses theories of intelligence and learning. Surveys psychological processes of language and thought, motivation, emotion, and primary theories of human growth and development. Prerequisites: PSYC 201, or BIOL 101.

    General Psychology

    • PSYC 203
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Spring

    Stresses abnormal psychology and social psychology. Discusses theories of personality adjustment, abnormal psychology, psychological intervention, stress, conflict, and social psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 201, or BIOL 101.

    Human Sexuality

    • PSYC 231
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    A comprehensive study of human sexuality with an emphasis on sexual issues from scientific and humanistic perspectives. This course includes a survey of historical, cultural and cross-cultural variation in sexuality, sex research, female and male sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, gender issues, sexual response, sexual communication, sexual behavior patterns, love and sexual orientations.

    Intro To Human Development I

    • PSYC 235
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring

    Discusses theoretical perspectives, and physiological, social, and psychological forces that impact the stages of human development form conception through late childhood. Prerequisites: PSYC 201, or BIOL 101.

    Intro To Human Development II

    • PSYC 236
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Spring

    Discusses theoretical perspectives, and physiological, social, and psychological forces that impact the stages of human development from adolescence through late adulthood. Discusses special topics pertaining to those stages in life. Prerequisites: PSYC 201, or BIOL 101.

    Seasons Of Life

    • PSYC 237
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Focuses on the concept that development is a lifelong process, beginning at conception and continuing into late adulthood. Considers human development as influenced by three "clocks": the biological clock, the social clock, and the psychological clock. Prerequisites: PSYC 201, or BIOL 101.

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