Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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GS 104L - Physical Science: Physics Lab

1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): MTH 60  or MTH 63  or designated placement, and RD 90  or WR 91  or designated placement. 

Corequisite(s): GS 104  

Recommended Prerequisite(s): MTH 65  

Course Description: This is the first of the general science series and is a prerequisite to many other science courses. Studies the fundamental concepts and principles of physics. Includes topics in scientific reasoning and measurement, forces, motion, energy, gravity, mechanics, heat, electricity, sound, and light. Students must enroll in lecture and laboratory sections.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Apply algebra, dimensional analysis, and logical reasoning to solve physical science problems. (ILO: Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning)
  • CLO#2: Demonstrate concepts of force and motion in a laboratory setting.
  • CLO#3: Demonstrate concepts of momentum and energy in a laboratory setting.
  • CLO#4: Demonstrate concepts of electricity and magnetism in a laboratory setting.
  • CLO#5: Demonstrate concepts of waves and optics in a laboratory setting.
  • CLO#6: Interpret laboratory data to draw conclusions about general physics experiments.

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