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PHYS 156 - Physics for the Life Sciences 3

Credits: 5
Course develops an understanding of the basic concepts of physics and analytical and problem solving skills with applications to biological systems. Laboratory is an integral component of the course. Teaches the dynamics of oscillations, waves, electromagnetism, and light with biological and medical applications. No credit given to students who have completed PHYS& 116 .

Enrollment Requirement: PHYS& 115  or PHYS 155  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; eligible for ENGL& 101 ; and a grade of 2.0 or higher in either 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 the study of magnetism, waves, oscillations, and modern physics.
  2. Give reasons for conclusions, assumptions, beliefs, and hypotheses, using algebraic methods in the study of magnetism, waves, oscillations, and modern physics.

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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