Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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PHYS 310    Conceptual Physics    3 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 32 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; IGETC Area 5A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers selected topics in motion, gravity, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear physics. It is designed for non-science majors and students who have not taken a course in physics. (Part of C-ID PHYS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 32512540Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511626Textbook
MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 30612037Textbook
TTh06:30PM-07:50PMLECD.GriffithARC MAIN Tech Ed 30610471Textbook
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Online Orientation
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PHYS 312    Conceptual Physics Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: PHYS 310
Advisory: MATH 100, 104, or 132
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This laboratory course provides hands-on observation activities and interpretation of data in a variety of experimental situations. Topics include motion, sound, light, heat, electricity, and magnetism. (Part of C-ID PHYS 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-12:15PMLABM.ShivaARC MAIN Tech Ed 30511660Textbook

PHYS 350    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 330 or 373 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: PHYS 311; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This trigonometry-based physics course covers the mechanics of particles, rigid bodies, and fluids. It also covers mechanical waves, sound, heat, and thermodynamics. The PHYS 350/360 series is designed for biological science students, including those in pre-medical, pre-dental, agricultural, and forestry programs. (C-ID PHYS 105; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECM.ShivaARC MAIN Tech Ed 30511077Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLABM.ShivaARC MAIN Tech Ed 305
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 30510401TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 305
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLECE.RubinARC MAIN Tech Ed 30511213Textbook
TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLABE.RubinARC MAIN Tech Ed 305
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECI.KoskeloARC MAIN Tech Ed 30512541Textbook
M10:05AM-01:20PMLABI.KoskeloARC MAIN Tech Ed 305
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLECM.Gholami JorshariOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20912255Textbook
TTh07:00PM-08:20PMLABM.Gholami JorshariOff Campus Natomas/Ik D209
TBATBALECI.KoskeloARC MAIN Online 10808Textbook
W09:00AM-11:50AMLABI.KoskeloARC MAIN Tech Ed 305

PHYS 360    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: PHYS 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ELSW 340.
General Education: CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This trigonometry-based physics course covers electricity, magnetism, basic electric circuit theory, optics, wave behavior, and modern physics. The PHYS 350/360 series is designed for biological science students, including those in pre-medical, pre-dental, agricultural, and forestry programs. (C-ID PHYS 110; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW04:00PM-05:20PMLECC.LinARC MAIN Tech Ed 30710403Textbook
MW05:30PM-06:50PMLABC.LinARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 30711075Textbook
F09:00AM-12:15PMLABC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
T06:30PM-09:35PMLECI.NeumannARC MAIN Tech Ed 30712543Textbook
Th06:30PM-09:35PMLABE.RubinARC MAIN Tech Ed 307

PHYS 410    Mechanics of Solids and Fluids    5 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: MATH 401
Advisory: PHYS 311; and eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B1; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5A; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This calculus-based physics course covers the mechanics of particles, rigid bodies, and fluids. The PHYS 410, 421, 431 sequence is required for majors in physics, chemistry, or engineering. (C-ID PHYS 205; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MWF01:30PM-02:50PMLECV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 30610393Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
MWF10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.LoucksARC MAIN Tech Ed 30610395Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABS.LoucksARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
TThF09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.LoucksARC MAIN Tech Ed 30611854Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.LoucksARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
TThF03:00PM-04:20PMLECV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 30610391Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLABV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
MW05:30PM-07:35PMLECI.NeumannARC MAIN Tech Ed 30612264Textbook
MW07:45PM-09:05PMLABI.NeumannARC MAIN Tech Ed 306

PHYS 421    Electricity and Magnetism    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 410 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ELSW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This calculus-based physics course is an in-depth treatment of electricity and magnetism. It involves problem solving with an emphasis on physics problems that require integral calculus. (C-ID PHYS 210; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECI.KoskeloARC MAIN Tech Ed 30710397Textbook
F01:30PM-04:45PMLABI.KoskeloARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECR.UtterARC MAIN Tech Ed 30710399Textbook
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLABR.UtterARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECW.SimpsonARC MAIN Tech Ed 30719105TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABW.SimpsonARC MAIN Tech Ed 307

PHYS 431    Heat, Waves, Light and Modern Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 410 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ELSW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This calculus-based physics course explores the fundamental theories of thermodynamics, waves, optics, and modern physics. Topics include heat, temperature, kinetic theory, waves, sound, light reflection and refraction, optics, interference, diffraction, atomic theory, and nuclear physics. (C-ID PHYS 215; Part of C-ID PHYS 200S)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 30711482Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLABC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 30712442Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 307

PHYS 495    Independent Studies in Physics    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: September 18, 2018