Spring 2016 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 16-May 18
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10405 
Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC R.Miller             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11873 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     12630 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Griffith           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10461 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:15PM LEC R.Miller             Off Campus Natomas/Ik D209 11963 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Online          11507 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
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, Jan 16-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB R.Miller             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10462 
Textbook


PHYS 350    General Physics    4 Units

Prerequisite: MATH 330 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11505 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11050 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11248 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     13572 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       05:00PM-06:20PM LEC A.Saw                Off Campus Natomas/Ik D208 13122 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; Part of C-ID PHYS 100S)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     11048 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
MW        02:40PM-04:00PM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12931 Textbook
MW        04:10PM-05:30PM LAB S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
TTh       03:10PM-04:30PM LEC D.Eiteneer-Harmon    ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     10403 Textbook
TTh       04:40PM-06:00PM LAB D.Eiteneer-Harmon    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; 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10397 
Textbook
F         10:30AM-11:40AM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10397 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       
MW        01:20PM-02:40PM LEC D.Eiteneer-Harmon    ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10399 Textbook
F         02:00PM-03:10PM LEC D.Eiteneer-Harmon    ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10399 Textbook
MW        02:50PM-04:10PM LAB D.Eiteneer-Harmon    ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Eiteneer-Harmon    ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     12063 Textbook
F         12:40PM-01:50PM LEC D.Eiteneer-Harmon    ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     12063 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB D.Eiteneer-Harmon    ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11876 Textbook
F         09:00AM-10:10AM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11876 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       


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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     10401 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12185 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
MW        05:40PM-07:00PM LEC I.Neumann            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12934 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: 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, Jan 16-May 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12452 
Textbook
F         11:05AM-02:20PM 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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Hernandez           TBA TBA                 13279 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Loucks              TBA TBA                 20839 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Loucks              TBA TBA                 20840 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Loucks              TBA TBA                 20841 Textbook

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016