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CHEM 112 CHEMISTRY IN ACTION

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, ENGL 836 or ESL 400, and MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduces students to the theories, laws, concepts and language of chemistry as applied to explain chemical processes occurring in the environment and in the body. The laboratory component provides qualitative techniques for the manipulation of selected household chemicals as well as quantitative techniques for more rigorous chemical analyses. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 192 ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY (C-ID CHEM 101)

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): MATH 110 or satisfactory score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Elementary Algebra.

Description: Comprehensive introductory chemistry course covering basic concepts, theories and laws with emphasis on reasoning and problem solving skills. Topics include but are not limited to chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, electron configuration, atomic orbitals, molecular geometry and bonding. The laboratory component of this course introduces students to both qualitative techniques and quantitative techniques appropriate for data collection, manipulation and analysis of a variety of chemical systems. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 210 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (C-ID CHEM 120S: both CHEM 210 and 220 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 120 or 123, or satisfactory score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Intermediate Algebra.

Description: This course is the first half of a two-semester sequence in general chemistry intended for students pursuing majors in physical sciences, biological sciences and engineering. The topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, thermochemistry, periodicity, molecular geometry, gas laws, solution stoichiometry, intermolecular forces and selected topics covering redox and acid-base reactions. The laboratory program includes gravimetric, colorimetric, and selected volumetric methods of analysis. Students are introduced to spreadsheet and graphical analysis of laboratory data and molecular modeling, and perform a variety of computer-interfaced experiments. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 220 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (C-ID CHEM 120S: both CHEM 210 and 220 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): CHEM 210 or equivalent.

Description: This course is the continuation of CHEM 210 and is intended for students pursuing majors in physical sciences, biological sciences and engineering. The topics discussed include properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamics, spontaneity, electrochemistry, nuclear reactions, and the chemistry of complex ions. The laboratory program extends the use of spreadsheet, graphical analysis and computer interfaced experimentation in acid-base titrations, rates of reactions, electrochemistry and volumetric analysis. A brief qualitative analysis scheme is also carried out in the laboratory program. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 231 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): CHEM 220.

Description: Introduction to the chemistry of hydrocarbons with emphasis on structure and reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and conjugated systems. Mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy are an integral part of the course. Basic synthesis, separation, purification and spectroscopic techniques are introduced in the laboratory. Designed as the first semester of a one-year organic chemistry sequence. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 235 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): CHEM 231; or 234 and 237.

Description: This course is a continuation of CHEM 231. It introduces the chemistry of aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, aminoacids and proteins with emphasis on synthesis and reaction mechanisms. Recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM 238. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

CHEM 238 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 235.

Description: Organic chemistry laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 235 by emphasizing techniques for the synthesis, isolation, purification and identification of organic compounds. Qualitative analysis of unknowns by preparation of derivatives and spectroscopic methods is an integral component of the course. Recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM 235. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC. (IGETC: 5C*)

CHEM 410 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 110 or equivalent.

Description: A survey of basic concepts in general, organic and biological chemistry relevant to the allied health science fields including nursing, radiological technology, respiratory therapy, etc. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3.

CHEM 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

GEOG 100 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Physical geography covers the interrelationships among people, technology, and the natural environment. Geographic concepts and processes examined are: maps, earth's grid, seasons, time zones, weather and climate, soils and vegetation, ocean currents, and land forms. Field trip may be required. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

GEOG 110 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Cultural geography studies the spatial interactions amongst nature, society, and culture. Course topics include the influence of environmental factors on human settlement and population change; human modifications of the environment through agriculture and industry; the role of technological and social change on the human experience of space and environment; and the role of factors including race, gender, and religion on how people organize and experience space. Transfer: CSU: DSI, UC. (IGETC: 4)

GEOG 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

GEOL 100 INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY (C-ID GEOL 100) (C-ID GEOL 101; both GEOL 100 and 101 must be taken)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: A study of the structure of the Earth, including minerals; and igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Also discussed are plate tectonics and its relationship to volcanoes, earthquakes and mountain building. The work of rivers, glaciers, and landslides in forming our present landscape is investigated. Field trips may be required. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

GEOL 101 GEOLOGY LABORATORY (C-ID GEOL 100L) (C-ID GEOL 101; both GEOL 100 and 101 must be taken)

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in GEOL 100.

Description: Identification of common earth materials such as minerals, soils, and rocks. Investigation of geologic processes, including plate tectonics, earthquakes, and mountain building. Includes studies of surficial processes including rivers, groundwater, glaciers, and landslides. General investigation of geologic time and the history of the Earth. Field trips may be required. Transfer: CSU: B3 (only if GEOL 100 is successfully completed prior to or concurrently with GEOL 101), UC. (IGETC: 5C*)

GEOL 121 EARTH SCIENCE (C-ID GEOL 121) Units (Grade Option) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An interdisciplinary study of the planet Earth, stressing the interconnectedness of Earth systems. Topics include Earth materials, geologic processes and landforms, atmosphere processes, the hydrosphere, ocean characteristics and processes, Earth/Sun relationships, and the Solar System. A fieldtrip may be required. Transfer: CSU, UC.

GEOL 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

METE 100 METEOROLOGY – WEATHER AND CLIMATE (C-ID GEOG 130)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 and eligibility for MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to the science of the Earth's atmosphere as a system with an emphasis on the physical process that change our atmosphere in the short term and throughout Earth's history. Evaluation of the atmosphere using the scientific method is emphasized throughout the course. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

OCEN 100 OCEANOGRAPHY

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Chemical and biological history of the oceans, currents, waves, tides and coastal processes are studied in this course. Origin and evolution of the oceans and ocean basins with emphasis on recent discoveries in continental drift and sea floor spreading are included. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

OCEN 101 OCEANOGRAPHY LAB

Units (Letter grade) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None; Corequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in OCEN 100.

Description: Introductory laboratory exercises in plate tectonics; the geography and sediments of the seafloor; the cause and effect of weather, waves, and currents; the physics and chemistry of seawater; marine life forms; marine resources, and the effect of humans on the sea. A field trip is required. Transfer: CSU: B3 (only if OCEN 100 is successfully completed prior to or concurrently with OCEN 101), UC. (IGETC: 5C*)

PHYS 210 GENERAL PHYSICS I (C-ID PHYS 105) (C-ID PHYS 100S; PHYS 210 and 220 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): MATH 130 or equivalent.

Description: Covers basic concepts of physics, including the nature of physics, mechanics, elasticity and simple harmonic motion, waves and sound, fluids, heat and temperature, and the kinetic theory of gases. The course meets general education requirements and requirements for many majors in the life sciences. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

PHYS 211 GENERAL PHYSICS I - CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT

Units (Letter grade) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 242 or 252, and PHYS 210.

Description: Application of calculus to selected topics in PHYS 210. Primarily intended for majors requiring one year calculus based physics. Transfer: CSU, UC.

PHYS 220 GENERAL PHYSICS II (C-ID PHYS 110) (C-ID PHYS 100S; PHYS 210 and 220 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): PHYS 210.

Description: Basic concepts of physics including the nature of physics, electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, the special theory of relativity, atomic physics, and quantum mechanics. The course meets requirements for many majors in the life sciences. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

PHYS 221 GENERAL PHYSICS II - CALCULUS SUPPLEMENT

Units (Letter grade) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 242 or 252, and PHYS 220.

Description: Application of calculus to selected topics in PHYS 220. Primarily intended for majors requiring one year of calculus based physics. Transfer: CSU, UC.

PHYS 250 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I (C-ID PHYS 205) (C-ID PHYS 200S; PHYS 250, 260 and 270 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 252.

Description: This course is the first in three-semester series designed to provide a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics to students majoring in engineering or the physical sciences. Topics include classical mechanics, wave motion and special relativity. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

PHYS 260 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II (C-ID PHYS 210) (C-ID PHYS 200S; PHYS 250, 260 and 270 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): PHYS 250; MATH 242 or completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 253.

Description: This course is the second in three-semester series designed to provide a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics to students majoring in engineering or the physical sciences. Topics include electricity, magnetism and electro-magnetic waves. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

PHYS 270 PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS III (C-ID PHYS 215) (C-ID PHYS 200S; PHYS 250, 260 and 270 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): PHYS 250; MATH 242 or completion of, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 253.

Description: This course is the third in three-semester series designed to provide a thorough foundation in the fundamentals of physics to students majoring in engineering or the physical sciences. Topics include Thermodynamics, geometrical and physical optics, and modern physics. Transfer: CSU, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

PHYS 405 APPLIED RADIOGRAPHIC PHYSICS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 110 or equivalent and an introductory course in Physical Science such as CHEM 192, 410 or equivalent.

Description: Introduction to the basic ideas about matter, energy, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetic radiation, with emphasis on X-ray phenomena. Applications to the interaction of radiation with matter and X-ray circuits are included. This course is required for students pursuing careers as Radiologic Technologists. Transfer: CSU: B1.

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