GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to explain the difference between evidence and theory in science and cite an example in their explanation; use instruments and computers to accurately measure, graph, and analyze physical properties (these instruments will include calipers, micrometers, mass balances, spectrometers, interferometers, and digital oscilloscopes depending upon which courses the student had taken); interface computers and sensors using digital conversion technology and the Data Studio Software package to perform experiments in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and chemistry.

A minimum of 18 units from courses chosen from at least 2 of the following 3 categories are required.
All courses used to satisfy the major for the Associate in Arts degree must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR MAJOR UNITS
  CATEGORY 1
PHYS 105 or high school physics with a "C" or better and MATH 103; MATH 104 (may be taken concurrently) PHYS 101 Engineering Physics 5
PHYS 101 and MATH 104 PHYS 102 Engineering Physics 4
PHYS 101 and MATH 104 PHYS 103 Engineering Physics 5
MATH 102 or 110 PHYS 105 General Physics 4
PHYS 105 PHYS 106 General Physics 4
 

CATEGORY 2

All three of the following must be satisfied:
1. Eligibility for ENGL 120 or ESL 151
2. One of the following:
  1. MATH 101, 120, or 220B or
  2. 1 years of algebra in high school with a grade of "C" or better
3. One of the following:
  1. CHEM 110 or
  2. 1 year of high school chemistry (with lab) with a grade of "C" or better and a satisfactory composite of test scores for the Mathematics and Chemistry Placement Exams.
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 5
CHEM 101 CHEM 102 General Chemistry 5
CHEM 102 CHEM 105 Organic Chemistry 5
CHEM 105 CHEM 106 Organic Chemistry 5
 

CATEGORY 3

ASTRO 110 or 120 ASTRO 102 Observational Astronomy 1
ASTRO 110 or 120 ASTRO 103 Topics in Modern Astronomy 3
  ASTRO 110 Astronomy of the Solar System 3
  ASTRO 120 Astronomy of Stars and Galaxies 3
  GEOL 101 Physical Geology 3
  GEOL 102 Environmental Geology 3
  GEOL 103 Geology of California 3
GEOL 101, 102, 103; OCEAN 115; PALEO 101; or equivalent GEOL 104 Field Geology 2-6
GEOL 101, 102, 103,  OCEAN 115, PALEO 101 or equivalent GEOL 105 Historical Earth Science 4
GEOL 101 (may be taken concurrently) GEOL 111 Physical Geology Laboratory 1
GEOL 102 (may be taken concurrently) GEOL 112 Environmental Geology Laboratory 1
  GEOL 120 Earthquakes 3
  OCEAN 115 Oceanography 3
OCEAN 115 (may be taken concurrently) OCEAN 116 Oceanography Laboratory 1
 

PALEO 101

General Paleontology 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
 

August 2014 GCC Catalog 2014-2015
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.

Physical Science (2009-2010 catalog)