PHYSICAL SCIENCE (PHSC)

PHSC 002  SCIENTIFIC METHOD AS CRITICAL THINKING  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 001A or 001AH

Written expression and analysis of ideas, arguments and issues in the Physical Sciences. Instruction in critical thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning, and the scientific method. Particular emphasis on compositional expression necessary in developing a complex scientific argument; an interdisciplinary course. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
PHSC 003  PHYSICAL SCIENCES  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

C-ID: CHEM 140 (WITH PHSC 003L) or PHYS 140 (WITH PHSC 003L)

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for MATH 131

Basic principles of physics and chemistry and their applications to modern daily life with a primarily conceptual approach. Emphasis on critical thinking skills and general methods of scientific inquiry. Recommended for students in the California State Teacher's Preparation Program and other appropriate non-sciences majors but open to all qualified students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
PHSC 003L  LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

C-ID: CHEM 140 or PHYS 140

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of PHSC 003

Laboratory investigation of the basic principles of physics and chemistry and their applications to modern daily life with a primarily conceptual approach, with emphasis on critical thinking skills and general methods of scientific inquiry. Recommended for students in the California State Teacher Preparation Program and other appropriate non-sciences majors. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
PHSC 071A  EXPLORING TOPICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
PHSC 071B  EXPLORING TOPICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
PHSC 071C  EXPLORING TOPICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU credit limitations.

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
PHSC 171A  EXPLORING TOPICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
3 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
PHSC 171B  EXPLORING TOPICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
1 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
PHSC 171C  EXPLORING TOPICS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
1 unit  

Exploratory course: Specific topic identified in Schedule of Classes. Lecture focusing on topics of current and general interest. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass