Physics Transfer Major - AA

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
SDV-108 THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 1
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
MAT-210 CALCULUS I 4
CHM-165 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
MAT-216 CALCULUS II 4
CHM-175 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4
POL-111 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
ART-133 DRAWING 3
TOTAL 17
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
MAT-219 CALCULUS III 4
PHY-212 CLASSICAL PHYSICS I 5
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
PHI-105 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS 3
TOTAL 15
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
MAT-156 STATISTICS 3
PHY-222 CLASSICAL PHYSICS II 5
MAT-227 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH LAPLACE 4
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
TOTAL 15

SDV-108 - THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to empower new students to successfully transition to college. Students will learn academic success skills, strategies for personal development and exploration, college culture and expectations, and how to access college resources and services.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

MAT-210 - CALCULUS I

Lecture: 4

Credit: 4

This course includes the study of limits and continuity, derivatives and differentiation, differentials, maximum and minimum function values and techniques of graphing, applications, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisites: MAT-120 AND MAT-134 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

CHM-165 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

The first semester of a traditional two-semester sequence. General Chemistry I provides an in-depth and integrated study of chemical principles, including terminology, measurements, unit conversions, atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, moles, stoichiometry, gases and gas laws, energy, electron configurations, periodicity and chemical bonding. Prerequisite: 1 year high school chemistry or CHM-122 or BIO-252

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

MAT-216 - CALCULUS II

Lecture: 4

Credit: 4

This course is a study of integration, techniques of integration, applications and accompanying mathematical structure. Prerequisite: MAT-210 with a minimum grade of C-.

CHM-175 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

Lecture: 3

Lab: 2

Credit: 4

The second semester of the traditional two semester sequence. General Chemistry II covers basic principles of intermolecular forces, colligative properties, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, precipitation reactions, spontaneity and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHM-165.

POL-111 - AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the American federal system of government which includes a description and analysis of interest groups, political parties, public opinion, the presidency, the Congress, the court system and foreign policy making.

ART-133 - DRAWING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

A beginning drawing class in a variety of media using an assortment of subjects. The student will explore theories and concepts of drawing.

MAT-219 - CALCULUS III

Lecture: 4

Credit: 4

This is a course on multivariable calculus which covers topics from the functions of several variable and vector valued functions. The course includes directional derivative, gradients, the curl, the divergence, multiple integrals over regions and volumes. Line and surface integrals will be covered. Double integral in the polar coordinates will be covered. Prerequisite: MAT-216 with a minimum grade of C-.

PHY-212 - CLASSICAL PHYSICS I

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

Classical Physics introduces the students to the classical topics of motion in one, two and three dimensions (Kinematics and dynamics), gravitation, work and energy, relativistic dynamics, rotational and oscillatory motion and thermodynamics. This physics course depends very much on the calculus of reals and vector integral calculus. Pre or Corequisite: MAT-210.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

PHI-105 - INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A survey of the major ethical emphases from ancient to modem times with pertinent reading in the works of representative philosophers.

MAT-156 - STATISTICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is an applied course in statistics, designed to introduce students to some of the concepts, symbols, procedures, and vocabulary used in the field of statistics. Topics covered in this course include: organizing and graphing data, descriptive statistics, probability, various distributions, the sampling distribution of the mean, estimating a population mean, confidence intervals, inferential statistics (hypothesis testing), comparing two population parameters, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear and multiple regression, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistics, (time permitting). Prerequisites: MAT-092 or MAT-099 with a minimum grade of C- or meets minimum placement testing requirements.

PHY-222 - CLASSICAL PHYSICS II

Lecture: 4

Lab: 2

Credit: 5

Classical Physics II continues in the second semester with emphasis on the theory of electricity and magnetism. The concept of a field is applied to the electrostatic charge. The laws of Coulomb and Gauss are to be developed and applied to various types of charge distribution. Electric current and magnetic force are to be discussed in connection with their application to electromagnetic induction. Prerequisite: PHY-212.

MAT-227 - DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS WITH LAPLACE

Lecture: 4

Credit: 4

This course is the study of elementary theory and applications of ordinary differential equations. The course includes first and second order differential equations. Prerequisite: MAT-216 with a minimum grace of C-.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

Rahmat Rahmat - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5294

Email: rrahmat@scciowa.edu
BS, University of Indonesia
MS, University of Oregon
PhD, University of Oregon

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