Liberal Arts > Physics

General Information

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: MATH126 & MATH127,MATH128 or equivalent

Provides a course in physics for students in arts and science, medicine and dentistry, and agriculture. Emphasis is on mechanics, heat, and sound.

II: Course Objectives

  • List the basic standards of mass, length, and time in the SI, MKS, CGS, and U. S. Customary system.
  • Develop problem solving skills in dimensional analysis, approximations in the order of magnitude, vectors applications related to physics problems.
  • Explain both the theoretical and experimental basis of classical mechanics as well as provides skills development in laboratory techniques and data acquisition.
  • Engage in a host of fundamental laboratory experiments that reinforces concepts in the lecture portion of the class.

III: Course Linkage

General Education Mission:

PHYS 151 is a general education class that promotes the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will benefit students in their personal and professional endeavors.

General Education Student Learning Outcome:

Students who successfully complete PHYS 151 satisfy the General Education Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that students:

  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Understand the methods of science and the roles that science and technology have in the modern world.

Program Mission for AA/AS degree:

PHYS 151 satisfies the A.A. /A.S. degree mission by providing academic knowledge and skills for students to successfully transfer to four year institutions in order for them to meet their higher educational goals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes for AA/AS degree:

Students who successfully complete PHYS 151 will know the subject matter to a level that is appropriate for the emphasis of their degree.

Scheduled PHYS-151 classes:

Fall 2019