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Course Descriptions for PHYS


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PHYS 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

College Physics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 and Math 1316 or MATH 2412. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The first semester of an algebra and trigonometry - based fundamentals of physics sequence. The principles and applications of classical mechanics and thermodynamics, including harmonic motion, mechanical waves and sound, physical systems, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and gravitation and other fundamental forces are studied with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory experiments supporting the topics are included. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4008015303


PHYS 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

College Physics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: PHYS 1401. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The second semester of an algebra and trigonometry - based fundamental principles of physics sequence. The principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electrostatics, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, optics, and modern physics topics are studied with emphasis on problem solving. Laboratory experiments supporting the topics are included. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4008015303


PHYS 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Stars and Galaxies
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The study of stars, galaxies, and the universe outside our solar system. Introduces the properties of stars, stellar evolution, black holes, galaxies and current cosmological ideas. Emphasis is on the application of scientific principles and explanation of phenomena in the universe. The laboratory includes outdoor viewing sessions and the use of spectra. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4002015103


PHYS 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Solar System
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Study of the sun and its solar system, including its origin. Introduction to the solar system and the historical development of astronomical ideas. Topics include the study of the celestial sphere, the planets and their satellites, the sun and other objects in the solar system. Emphasis is on the application of scientific principles and explanation of phenomena in the solar system. The laboratory includes outdoor viewing sessions, constellation identification and the use of telescopes. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4002015203


PHYS 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Elementary Physics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Conceptual level survey of topics in Physics intended for liberal arts and other non-science majors. Topics include mechanics, energy conservation, atomic nature of matter and thermodynamics. The history of scientific developments and their impact on daily life are discussed. Also included are laboratory experiments that emphasize a conceptual understanding of Physics. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4008015103


PHYS 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Elementary Physics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Conceptual level survey of topics in Physics intended for liberal arts and other non-science majors. Topics include wave motion, acoustics, electricity, magnetism, optics, relativity, atomic and nuclear physics. The history of scientific developments and their impact on daily life are discussed. Also included are laboratory experiments that emphasize a conceptual understanding of Physics. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4008015103


PHYS 1415 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC

Physical Science I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Course designed for non-science majors, that surveys topics from physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and meteorology. It is a study of the basic principles and concepts of physics and chemistry, showing the relationship of these two sciences to the physical world at an introductory level. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015103


PHYS 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC

Physical Science II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course is for non-science majors, that surveys topics from physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy and meteorology. It foucses on the interaction of physics and chemistry with the earth sciences and the physical world. Geology, astronomy, meteorology, and space science are emphasized. Selected principles and concepts are explored. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015103


PHYS 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015803


PHYS 2425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

University Physics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: MATH 2413. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The first semester of calculus - based physics sequence for science, computer science, and engineering majors. The principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics are studied with emphasis on problem solving. Performance of basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical physics principles and applications of classical mechanics, including harmonic motion, physical systems and thermodynamics. Also includes experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015403


PHYS 2426 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

University Physics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: PHYS 2425 and MATH 2414. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The second semester of calculus - based physics sequence for science, computer science, and engineering majors. Principles of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics are studied. Performance of basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical physics principles and applications of electricity and magnetism, including circuits, electromagnetism, waves, sound, light, and optics. Also includes experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015703



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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