Spring 2017 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11689 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10382 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     12332 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC D.Griffith           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10433 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Miller             Off Campus Natomas/Ik D209 11756 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Online          11371 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 14-May 17
F         12:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.Sizemore           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10434 
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 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     11369 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305     10967 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 305     11142 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Young              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 305       
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     12927 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LAB V.Zarate             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       05:00PM-06:20PM LEC A.Saw                Off Campus Natomas/Ik D208 12631 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 14-May 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     10965 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
MW        02:30PM-04:00PM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12551 Textbook
MW        04:10PM-05:30PM LAB S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC A.Baldi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     10380 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-06:20PM LAB A.Baldi              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 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10374 
Textbook
F         10:30AM-11:40AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10374 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC A.Baldi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10376 Textbook
F         03:00PM-04:10PM LEC A.Baldi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     10376 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LAB A.Baldi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Baldi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11847 Textbook
F         12:00PM-01:10PM LEC A.Baldi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11847 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB A.Baldi              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306       
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11691 Textbook
F         09:00AM-10:10AM LEC W.Simpson            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 306     11691 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB W.Simpson            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: 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 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     10378 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
TTh       12:10PM-01:30PM LEC C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     11946 Textbook
TTh       01:40PM-03:00PM LAB C.Hernandez          ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307       
MW        05:40PM-07:00PM LEC I.Neumann            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12554 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 14-May 17
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC S.Loucks             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 307     12182 
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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Hernandez           TBA TBA                 12739 
Textbook

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017