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PHYS 310 Conceptual Physics

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: MATH 100 or 102, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC (1) PHYS 310 and 311 combined: maximum transfer credit of one course; 2) No credit for PHYS 310 or 311 if taken after PHYS 350, 360, 370, 380, 411, 421 or 431)

This course provides a conceptual overview of Newtonian and modern physics for non-science and science students alike. The conceptual approach to physics is tied to the student's personal experience in the everyday world, so that the student learns to see physics not as just a classroom or laboratory activity, but as a part of his or her surroundings. The class is open to students with no previous physics background.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: EXPLAIN THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND HOW SCIENTISTS APPLY IT TO UNDERSTANDING NATURE.