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 Course Title:   Physics Non-Sci Majors

 Title Abbreviation:   PHYSICS NON-SCI MAJORS

 Department:    PHYS&

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    400801

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

A survey of the major ideas of physics for non-science majors including classical and modern topics.


Prerequisite: Recommended that students complete Math 98 and English 99 both with a C or better prior to taking this course.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU Not evaluated.
Other Transfers as GUR to 3 BIS.
U of W 110
WSU 150
WWU 101

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the nature and techniques of science
  2. Become familiar with the persons, male and female, who contributed to the development of physics
  3. Understand the basic laws of physics that govern our physical world
  4. Become aware of the diversity of learning styles though group work in the classroom and laboratory experiences

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. Nature of Science
  2. Mechanics
  3. Heat
  4. Waves and Sound
  5. Light and Color
  6. Electricity and Magnetism
  7. Modern Topics