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Physical Sciences (PHSC Courses)

PHSC 111 Matter, Energy and Molecules

4.0 units.
Advisories: ENGL 514 - Writing Skills 4 or eligibility for ENGL 101
Prerequisite: MATH 311 - Algebra 1
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
C-ID Course Number: CHEM 140
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduction to the basic principles of physical science and applications of these principles in everyday life. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following: scientific method, measurements, force and motion, work and energy, heat, waves, fluids, electricity, atomic physics, matter, compounds, molecules, chemical reactions, and ions.

PHSC 112 Earth and the Universe

4.0 units.
Advisories: Eligibility for MATH 311 and ENGL 101
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
C-ID Course Number: GEOL 121
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduction to the basic principles of astronomy and earth sciences and applications of these principles to everyday life. Topics include the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology, structure and formation of the earth, earth quakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, the atmosphere, the ocean, and weather.