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PHYS 154 - Physics for the Life Sciences 1

Credits: 5
For students in college transfer programs. Course goals are to further develop an understanding of basic concepts of physics and analytical and problem-solving skills with applications to biological systems. Laboratory is an integral component of the course. Covers the ideas of motion, forces, momentum and energy from within the framework of Newton’s Laws. No credit given to students who have completed PHYS& 114 .

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  and a grade of 2.0 or higher in MATH 97  or 1-1/2 years of high school Algebra.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate reasoning to evaluate problems, make decisions, and formulate solutions, using algebraic methods in Newtonian mechanics.
  2. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs, and hypotheses, using algebraic methods in Newtonian mechanics.

Program Outcomes
  1. Use appropriate reasoning to evaluate problems, make decisions, and formulate solutions.
  2. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs, and hypotheses.


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.



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