Physics (PHYSI)

  • PHYSI 1100 (IAI P1 900L)
    Physics

    4  credit hours

    Conceptual study of laws of motion, forces, energy and momentum, properties and states of matter, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 0481 (or college equivalent) with a grade of C or better or qualifying score on the mathematics placement test or a qualifying A.C.T. math score. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 1115 
    Lab Microprocessors and Microcontrollers

    1  credit hour

    Basic programming of microprocessors and microcontrollers that may be used in physics. Lab format with hands-on projects. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. (2 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 1150 (IAI P1 901)
    Physics and Society

    3  credit hours

    Study of applications of physics to society. This may specifically include the study of energy, thermodynamics, electrical power generation, electric circuits, nuclear power, nuclear weapons and modern particle physics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 0481 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test (3 lecture hours)

  • PHYSI 1152 
    Applications of Physics in Society

    3  credit hours

    Study of applications of physics to society. Includes the study of energy, thermodynamics, electrical power generation, electric circuits, nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and modern particle physics. Lab component included. Students receive credit for either Physics 1150 or 1152. Prerequisite: Mathematics 0481 with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test (3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 1161 
    Technical Physics I

    4  credit hours

    Conceptual and algebra-based study of classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism including laws of motions, forces, momentum, work, energy, rotational motion, electric charges, electric currents, circuits, magnetism, magnetic effects and electromagnetic induction. Emphasis is on physical concepts as applied to industrial/technical fields through completion of team projects. Prerequisite: Mathematics 0481 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Mathematics 1115 or Mathematics 1432 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 1162 
    Technical Physics II

    4  credit hours

    Conceptual and algebra-based study of matter properties, temperature and heat, ideal gases, wave motion, sound, light, AC electricity, and select topics of modern physics. Emphasis is on physical concepts as applied to industrial/technical fields in a series of team projects. Prerequisite: Physics 1161 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 1201 (IAI P1 900L)
    General Physics I

    5  credit hours

    Algebra and trigonometry-based study of classical linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics (including work, energy, impulse, momentum, and collisions), fluids, heat, thermodynamics, periodic motion, and wave motion. Course is intended for students that have taken high school physics and have experience with right-angle trigonometry. (Students without high school physics are encouraged to complete Physics 1100 before enrolling in this course.) Prerequisite: Mathematics 1115 (or college equivalent) or Mathematics 1431 (or college equivalent) either with a grade of C or better or a qualifying score on the mathematics placement test or a qualifying A.C.T. math score. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (4 lecture, 2 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 1202 
    General Physics II

    5  credit hours

    Algebra-based study of electrostatics, electric fields, Gauss' law, capacitance, current, resistance, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, DC and AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, mirrors, lenses, optics, and modern physics. Note: The standard prerequisite is Physics 1201. While Physics 2111 may serve as an alternative prerequisite for taking this COD course, students are advised to check with their intended transfer institution(s) to ensure that the thermodynamics covered in Physics 1201 is not a requirement prior to embracing this alternative. Prerequisite: Physics 1201 or Physics 2111 with a grade of C or better (4 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 1800 
    Special Project

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the Catalog for the discipline. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific discipline topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent (to be determined by the disciplines). This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of discipline-related concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.)

  • PHYSI 1820 
    Selected Topics

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • PHYSI 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • PHYSI 2111 (IAI P2 900L/PHY 911)
    Physics for Science and Engineering I

    5  credit hours

    Calculus-based study of classical linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, including work, energy, impulse, momentum, collisions, gravitation, periodic motion, and wave motion. (Students without a strong high school physics background are encouraged to complete PHYSI-1201 before enrolling in this course.) Prerequisite: Mathematics 2231 (or college equivalent) with a grade of C or better (4 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 2112 (IAI PHY 912)
    Physics for Science and Engineering II

    5  credit hours

    Calculus-based study of electrostatics, electric fields, Gauss' Law, capacitance, current, resistance, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, geometric optics and physical optics. Prerequisite: Physics 2111 with a C or better (4 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 2115 
    Physics for Science and Engineering III

    4  credit hours

    Calculus-based study of fluids, thermodynamics, special relativity, introductory quantum mechanics, nuclear physics and particle physics. Prerequisite: Physics 2112 with a grade of C or better (3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • PHYSI 2800 
    Special Project

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Special project courses cover topics not otherwise covered by general education courses and other courses in the discipline, while building on academic knowledge and skills acquired in introductory-level classes. These courses require direct experience and focused reflection in an in-depth study of a specific topic and/or the critical analysis of contemporary issues in the discipline. They are targeted to self-selected students with an interest in the subject matter and involve active participation. The course delivery incorporates an experiential component of no less than 30 percent but not to exceed 70 percent. This experiential component may include field studies, interdisciplinary learning, and/or the practical application of more complex geographic concepts, theories, principles and methods with a specific focus. All courses require an orientation session to deliver academic and experiential information (syllabus, academic requirements, field preparation, logistics, etc.) Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor

  • PHYSI 2820 
    Advanced Selected Topics

    1 to 3  credit hours

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: At least one course in the discipline or consent of instructor. (1 to 3 lecture hours)

  • PHYSI 2827 
    Advanced Selected Topics II

    1  credit hour

    Advanced exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by the course title listed in the college course schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. At least one course in Physics or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour)

  • PHYSI 2840 
    Experimental/Pilot Class

    1 to 6  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline. This course is used to pilot a proposal for a permanent discipline course. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required

  • PHYSI 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • PHYSI 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • PHYSI 2870 
    Internship (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • PHYSI 2871 
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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