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Physical Science (PS) Courses

PS 302 Introduction to Physical Science

  • Units:4
  • Hours:54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC (UC credit limitation: No credit if taken after a college level course in Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology or Physics )
  • General Education:AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
  • Catalog Date:January 1, 2023

This is an integrated, interdisciplinary course which introduces the non-science major student to the physical sciences. Fundamental concepts in astronomy, physics, chemistry and geology will be examined. This course is not recommended for science or engineering majors.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  • understand and recall fundamental principles and basic definitions from the physical sciences.
  • solve conceptual physical science problems.
  • solve simple quantitative problems in the physical sciences.
  • analyze experimental data.

PS 495 Independent Studies in Physical Science

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:January 1, 2023

PS 499 Experimental Offering in Physical Science

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:January 1, 2023

This is the experimental courses description.