Physics (PHY)

Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

PHY 1031     Concepts in Physics     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.

This is a non-mathematical introduction to basic concepts in physics and their interrelationships. These ideas will be applied to everyday phenomena, current technology, and the entire universe. A laboratory is integral to the course. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 5

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy


PHY 1610     College Physics I     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: MAT 1540 or MAT 1560 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The student will investigate the physical aspects of mechanics, sound, and heat. The student will perform measurements and experiments in mechanics and thermodynamics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy


PHY 1620     College Physics II     4 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: PHY 1610
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The student will study electricity, magnetism, optics, and selected topics in atomic physics. The student will perform measurements and experiments in electricity, magnetism, and optics. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 6

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy


PHY 2400     Engineering Physics I     5 Credit Hours

Equivalent: PHY 1540

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: MAT 1730 or higher.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

Prior physics in high school or college, or consent of instructor, is recommended. The student will define basic terms, explain theories, and apply them to the solution of problems in mechanics and thermodynamics using calculus where required. The student will obtain various types of data, reduce this data, express the reliability of the results, and write technical reports. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy


PHY 2500     Engineering Physics II     5 Credit Hours

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Prerequisite: PHY 2400
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

The student will define basic terms, explain theories, and apply them to the solution of problems in electricity and magnetism using calculus and elementary differential equations where required. The student will obtain various types of data, reduce this data, express the reliability of the results, and write technical reports. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7

GE Outcomes: Critical Thinking, Scientific Literacy