2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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PHYS& 110 Physics for Non-Science Majors (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences with Lab; General Transfer Elective
Formerly PHYS& 100

Course Description
A survey course for non-science majors that develops an awareness and appreciation of the physical environment by looking at everyday experiences and relating them to the principles and laws in physics. Lab included.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply various modern and cultural concepts of mechanics to the motion of celestial objects, and the motion of objects on Earth.
2. Identify and explain the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses.
3. Describe observable phenomena connected with temperature and heat, and explain how these observations are related to temperature and the laws of thermodynamics.
4. Explain the causes, limitations, and effects of vibrations and waves in the environment, and relate the properties of sound to the perception of sounds.
5. Analyze the properties of electricity and magnetism, and explain how these properties are connected to the theories and laws that describe them.
6. Observe and identify reflection, refraction, interference, and other properties of light.
7. Describe and explain various theories in modern physics.

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