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Physical Science

Science, Math and Engineering Division

PHSC-01 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL AND EARTH SCIENCE
(CSU breadth area B1) 3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-A or MATH-B.
This is an introductory course presenting the nature of physical, earth, and space sciences and their relationship to other areas of scientific knowledge. The course will develop the major concepts and give an understanding of the general principles of physical, earth, and space science. As an introductory class, the course of study will focus on major principles and applications to modern observations and phenomena. This course is designed to meet the content requirement for physical science and for earth and space science for the Liberal Studies - Elementary Teaching preparation pathway. (12/04)

PHSC-01L INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL AND EARTH SCIENCE LABORATORY
(CSU breadth areas B1/B3) 1 unit: 3 hours lab.
One-way corequisite: PHSC-01. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-A or MATH-B.
This introductory laboratory is designed to provide hands-on exploration in parallel with topics covered in the lecture course, PHSC-01. Emphasis will be placed on 1) classical science experimentation, 2) laboratory activities in the real world, and 3) support of the laboratory activities through use of modern technologies. Students planning on becoming K-12 teachers will find materials applicable to their future profession. (03/05)


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