Spring 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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 30510356Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 30512156Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECD.GriffithARC MAIN Tech Ed 30610406Textbook
W06:00PM-09:05PMLECR.MillerOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20911620Textbook
TBATBALECS.YoungARC MAIN Online 11265Textbook
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 13-May 16

F12:00PM-03:05PMLABR.AlmarazARC MAIN Tech Ed 30510407Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 30511263TextbookFree Digital Book
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 305
MW01:00PM-02:20PMLECV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 30510898TextbookFree Digital Book
MW02:30PM-03:50PMLABV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 305
TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 30511060TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.YoungARC MAIN Tech Ed 305
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 30612680TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLABV.ZarateARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLECE.RubinOff Campus Natomas/Ik D20912417Textbook
TTh06:30PM-07:50PMLABE.RubinOff 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 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECM.ShivaARC MAIN Tech Ed 30710896TextbookFree Digital Book
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABM.ShivaARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
MW02:30PM-03:55PMLECC.LinARC MAIN Tech Ed 30712349Textbook
MW04:05PM-05:30PMLABC.LinARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
TTh06:30PM-07:50PMLECR.MillerARC MAIN Tech Ed 30710354Textbook
TTh08:00PM-09:20PMLABR.MillerARC 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 13-May 16

MWF10:30AM-11:50AMLECS.LoucksARC MAIN Tech Ed 30610348Textbook
MW09:00AM-10:20AMLABS.LoucksARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
MWF03:00PM-04:20PMLECA.SawARC MAIN Tech Ed 30610350Textbook
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLABA.SawARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
MWF01:30PM-02:50PMLECA.SawARC MAIN Tech Ed 30619938Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABA.SawARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
TThF12:00PM-01:20PMLECR.MillerARC MAIN Tech Ed 30611699Textbook
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLABR.MillerARC MAIN Tech Ed 306
TThF09:00AM-10:20AMLECS.LoucksARC MAIN Tech Ed 30611559Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABS.LoucksARC 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 13-May 16

MW11:00AM-12:20PMLECC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 30710352Textbook
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
TTh12:10PM-01:30PMLECC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 30711792Textbook
TTh01:40PM-03:00PMLABC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
MW05:40PM-07:00PMLECI.NeumannARC MAIN Tech Ed 30712352Textbook
MW07:10PM-08:30PMLABI.NeumannARC MAIN Tech Ed 307
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLECW.SimpsonARC MAIN Tech Ed 30719940Textbook
TTh05:00PM-06:20PMLABW.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, Jan 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECC.HernandezARC MAIN Tech Ed 30712017Textbook
F09:00AM-12:20PMLABC.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, Jan 13-May 16

TBATBALABS.Loucks TBA TBA12517Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: February 22, 2018