Physics (PHY) courses
PHY 100 Survey of Physics with LaboratoryPrerequisite(s): Eligibility for MTH 130 or higher.
Description of nature as seen by physicists; effects this description and new scientific discoveries will have on society. Laboratories consist of discussions of current relations between science and society, demonstrations of precise experimental apparatus, some actual involvement with the experimental method. Students may not receive credit for both PHY 100 and PHY 102. Course fee.
PHY 101 Physics by Inquiry for Educators
This course is only open to students planning to enter the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Completion Program or planning to receive the child development degrees. Will fulfill natural science component of the Associate of Arts in General Studies. Science content includes mechanics, optics, heat, electricity and magnetism. This course will not count toward any associate of applied science degree. Students will increase their understanding of the nature of science. Course fee.
PHY 102 Survey of PhysicsPrerequisite(s): Eligibility for MTH 130 or higher.
Description of nature as seen by physicists; effects that new scientific discoveries will have on society. Students may not receive credit for both PHY 100 and PHY 102.
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics IPrerequisite(s): CIS 101 and eligibility for MTH 261.
An introduction to physical theories covering the content areas of mechanics, fluids, sounds and thermodynamics. Students not meeting prerequisite must permission of the instructor to enroll. A grade of C or better is required in this course to take PHY 124. This course may not be taken pass/not pass. pass/not pass.Course fee.
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics IIPrerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PHY 123.
A continuation of PHY 123 in the content areas of electricity and magnetism, electronics, and optics. Course fee.
PHY 197 Selected Topics in Physics
Course devoted to topics of current interest in physics. Provided the topics are different, the course may be repeated to a total of 4 credit hours. Credit for this course cannot be applied to the minimum requirements of a major or minor in physics, nor the general education (natural science) requirement. 1(0-2) or
PHY 203 Foundations of Physics IPrerequisite(s): MTH 261 (completed) or MTH 261 (concurrent enrollment) and ACT mathematics score of 29 or higher.
First of two semesters in basic calculus physics. Lecture and laboratory topics covered include mechanics, waves and thermodynamics. A grade of C or better is required in this course to take PHY 204. This course may not be taken as pass/not pass. Course fee.
PHY 204 Foundations of Physics IIPrerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in PHY 203 and either MTH 280 (completed) or concurrent enrollment in MTH 280.
Continuation of PHY 203 with lecture and laboratories covering electricity, magnetism and optics. Course fee.