Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog
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PHYS 115 - Elementary Physics


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B1, GE-B3
A guided-inquiry-based conceptual investigation of the physical world and the nature of science. Students develop ideas in topical areas including energy, forces, heat, electricity and magnetism, and light. Lecture Units: 2; Lab Units: 1.

Equivalent Quarter Course: PHYS 1700 and PHYS 1780.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-B1 - Lower Division Physical Science, GE-B3 - Lower Division Laboratory Activity
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Apply their knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical and life sciences through laboratory activities.
  2. Apply their understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method in a laboratory setting.
  3. Demonstrate accepted value systems and ethics associated with scientific inquiry, while completing laboratory activities.


B1. Physical Science Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical sciences;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method; and
  3. describe the potential limits of scientific endeavors, including the accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry.
B3. Laboratory Activity Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply their knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical and sciences through laboratory activities;
  2. apply their understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method in a laboratory setting; and
  3. demonstrate accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry, while completing laboratory activities.



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