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# Course Descriptions

**CHEM 112 CHEMISTRY IN ACTION**

**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)**

**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)**

**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)**

**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**

**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**

**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**

**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**

**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**

**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.

**MATH 110 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA**

**Description:** This is the first course in a 2-part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra. Topics include the
real number system, linear equations, linear inequalities,
graphing, systems of equations, integer exponents, polynomials,
factoring, proportions, rational expressions, and problem solving.
Students who complete this course with a C or better are advised to
enroll in MATH 120. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

**MATH 111 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA I**

**Description:** This course is equivalent to the first half
of MATH 110. Topics include the real number system, linear
equations, linear inequalities, graphing, and systems of equations.
Students who complete this course with a C or better are advised to
enroll in MATH 112. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

**MATH 112 ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA II**

**Description:** This course is equivalent to the second half
of MATH 110 and is a continuation of MATH 111. Topics include
integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, proportions, and
rational expressions. Students who complete this course with a C or
better are advised to enroll in MATH 122. Units do not apply toward
AA/AS degree.

**MATH 115 GEOMETRY**

**Description:** The objectives of this course are to learn
about the properties of geometric objects (points, lines,
triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, circles) in the plane,
inductive and deductive reasoning and mathematical proof.

**MATH 120 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA**

**Description:** This is the second course in a 2-part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra and is a continuation
of MATH 110. Topics include a review of equations, absolute value,
lines and graphs, functions, rational exponents, radical
expressions and equations, quadratic equations and graphs,
exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Additional topics
may include conic sections and systems of equations.

**MATH 122 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA I**

**Description:** This is the third course in a 4 part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra and is a continuation
of MATH 112. Topics include a review of equations, absolute value,
lines and graphs, functions, rational exponents, radical
expressions and equations, and complex numbers. Students who
complete this course with a C or better should enroll in MATH
123.

**MATH 123 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA II**

**Description:** This is the last course in a 4 part series
covering elementary and intermediate algebra and is a continuation
of MATH 122. Topics include quadratic equations, inverse functions,
exponential functions, and logarithmic functions. Optional topics
include the conic sections and nonlinear systems.

**MATH 125 ELEMENTARY FINITE MATHEMATICS**

**Description:** Topics include linear functions, system of
linear equations, inequalities, matrices, mathematics of finance,
linear programming, set theory, counting theory, and probability.
Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 130 ANALYTICAL TRIGONOMETRY**

**Description:** Covers trigonometric functions of angles and
real numbers, graphs of the trigonometric functions, trigonometric
equations, the proof and uses of trigonometric identities, solving
triangles, inverse functions, and complex numbers. Transfer: CSU:
B4.

**MATH 140 MATHEMATICS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION**

**Description:** This course fulfills the general education
requirements in mathematics, and is designed for majors with no
specific math requirement. The goal is to develop in students an
appreciation for the beauty and utility of mathematics. Topics can
include logic, problem solving, probability, statistics, geometry,
mathematics of finance, systems of numeration, mathematical
modeling, and computers. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 190 PATHWAY TO STATISTICS**

**Description:** This accelerated course prepares students
for transfer-level Statistics. It covers core concepts from
elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and descriptive
statistics. Topics include ratios, rates, and proportional
reasoning; arithmetic reasoning using fractions, decimals and
percents; evaluating expressions, solving equations, analyzing
algebraic forms to understand statistical measures; use of linear,
quadratic, absolute value, exponential, and logarithmic functions
to model bivariate data; graphical and numerical descriptive
statistics for quantitative and categorical data. This course is
designed for students who do not want to major in fields such as
math, science, computer science, and business. Note: This course is
NOT intended for students who plan to study science, technology,
engineering, math, as well as business and other non-STEM majors.
Please see your counselor.

**MATH 200 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS**

**Description:** This course presents the basic concepts
underlying statistical methods and covers descriptive statistics,
probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing,
estimates and sample sizes, correlation and regression, chi-square
tests, analysis of variance, and nonparametric statistics.
Technology is integrated into the course. Applications of
statistics to business, life sciences, social sciences, psychology,
and other areas are included. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 222 PRE-CALCULUS COLLEGE ALGEBRA/TRIGONOMETRY**

**Description:** Equivalent to MATH 219. Unification of
college algebra and analytical trigonometry based on the function
concept. Topics include: linear, polynomial, power, exponential,
logarithmic, trigonometric, and rational functions and their
transformations, compositions, inverses and combinations; complex
numbers, vectors, matrices, sequences, series, parametric equations
and conic sections. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC*. (IGETC: 2).

**MATH 241 APPLIED CALCULUS I**

**Description:** The first class in a two semester calculus
sequence designed for business, social science, technology, and
life science majors. Topics include a review of functions, the
derivative, applications of the derivative, and an introduction to
the integral. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 242 APPLIED CALCULUS II**

**Description:** The second half of a two-semester calculus
sequence designed for business, social sciences, technology, and
life sciences majors. Topics include the integral, techniques of
integration, multivariable calculus, and differential equations.
Transfer: CSU: B4, UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 251 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I**

**Description:** This course is an introduction to calculus
and analytic geometry including limits, continuity of functions,
definition of differentiation, derivation of formulas,
applications, anti-differentiation and the fundamental theorem of
calculus. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 252 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II**

**Description:** This course is the second in a series of
calculus and analytic geometry. This course covers the Fundamental
Theorem of Calculus, antiderivatives, integral applications and
techniques, power series and infinite series topics such as series
testing and analysis of Taylor and power series. Transfer: CSU: B4,
UC*. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 253 ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III**

**Description:** This course is the third in a series of
calculus and analytic geometry. This is the calculus of
multivariable functions. The course covers topics in vectors,
partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, line integrals
and vector analysis theory such as Green's, Stokes', and Gauss'
Theorems. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 268 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS**

**Description:** Covers topics in discrete mathematics with
particular emphasis on computer science applications. Includes
logic, sets, functions and relations mathematical induction,
recursion, Boolean algebra, elementary number theory, probability,
algebraic structures, statistics, graphs, counting and
combinatorics. Transfer: CSU, UC.

**MATH 270 LINEAR ALGEBRA - HONORS**

**Description:** Application of vectors and matrices to
systems of linear equations, linear transformations, eigenvectors
and eigenvalues, vector spaces and inner products. Transfer: CSU:
B4, UC. (IGETC: 2)

**MATH 275 ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS - HONORS**

**Description:** Applications involving differential
equations and analytical, graphical and numerical solutions of
linear differential equations and systems of linear differential
equations, power-series solutions of nonlinear differential
equations, and solution of linear differential equations with
constant coefficients by Laplace Transforms. Transfer: CSU: B4, UC.
(IGETC: 2)

**MATH 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY**

**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.

**MATH 811 PRE-ALGEBRA**

**Description:** Covers the fundamental processes in
arithmetic: reading mathematical notation, translating words into
symbols, and properties of the real number system. Introduction to
geometry and algebra. Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree.

**MATH 818 BASIC MATHEMATICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE**

**Description:** Reviews basic mathematical skills necessary
for the Health Science field. Topics include basic operations with
real numbers, scientific notation, ratios, proportions,
percentages, basic statistics, and Apothecary measurement. Units do
not apply toward AA/AS degree.

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

**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**

**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)**

**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**

**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)**

**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)**

**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)**

**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**

**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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