Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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PHYS 310    Conceptual Physics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 100, 104 or 132 with a grade of "C" or better, AND ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
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 liberal arts majors and students who have not taken a course in physics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC B.Haag               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11316 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     13029 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     14125 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Griffith           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11377 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Eiteneer           Off Campus Natomas/Ik D209 13131 Textbook
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC D.Eiteneer           Off Campus Natomas N201  19488 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Online          12568 Textbook
Online Orientation
This class meets entirely online. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


PHYS 312    Conceptual Physics Laboratory    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: PHYS 310
General Education: AA/AS Area IV; CSU Area B3; IGETC Area 5C
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Together with PHYS 310, this course satisfies the UC and CSU general education science lab requirement. Emphasis is placed on scientific observation and measurement and their relationship to physical concepts. This course provides concrete, hands-on observation activities and interpretation of data in a variety of experimental situations.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:10PM-02:30PM LAB B.Haag               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11378 
Textbook


PHYS 350    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: PHYS 311; ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of C or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
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)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     12566 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
MW        05:00PM-06:20PM LEC D.Phillips           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     12048 Textbook
MW        06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Phillips           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     12258 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       
TTh       05:00PM-06:20PM LEC D.Cherney            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     20670 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB D.Cherney            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
TTh       05:00PM-06:20PM LEC A.Saw                Off Campus Natomas/Ik D208 19489 Textbook
TTh       06:30PM-07:50PM LAB A.Saw                Off Campus Natomas/Ik D209   


PHYS 360    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: PHYS 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of C or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
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)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12046 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
MW        02:40PM-04:00PM LEC B.Haag               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     19169 Textbook
MW        04:10PM-05:30PM LAB B.Haag               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC B.Haag               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     11314 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB B.Haag               ARC 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; ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of C or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
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)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:10AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11308 
Textbook
M         11:50AM-01:00PM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11308 Textbook
MW        10:20AM-11:40AM LAB W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       
MW        01:20PM-02:30PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11310 Textbook
F         12:50PM-02:00PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11310 Textbook
MW        02:40PM-04:00PM LAB V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       12:00PM-01:10PM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     13249 Textbook
F         12:40PM-01:50PM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     13249 Textbook
TTh       01:20PM-02:40PM LAB C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     13038 Textbook
F         02:10PM-03:20PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     13038 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       


PHYS 421    Electricity and Magnetism    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 401 and PHYS 410 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of C or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
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)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     11312 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     13410 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
MW        05:40PM-07:00PM LEC I.Neumann            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     19172 Textbook
MW        07:10PM-08:30PM LAB I.Neumann            ARC 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: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of C or better OR ESLL 320 and ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better.
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)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     12260 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     13807 Textbook
F         12:45PM-04:05PM LAB S.Loucks             ARC 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, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB V.Zarate              TBA TBA                 19858 
Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015