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PHY 110 Conceptual Physics (3)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading – A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: PHY 110A
This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy, heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the principles studied. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE,AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours per week.

PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab (1)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading – A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading
Corequisites: PHY 110
This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able toapply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 1 credit hour course with 2 lab contact hours per week.

PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics (4)
Prerequisites: MAT 121 or MAT 161 or MAT 171 or MAT 175
Corequisites: None
This algebra/trigonometry-based course introduces fundamental physical concepts as applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problem-solving methods, graphical analysis, vectors, motion, forces, Newton’s laws of motion, work, energy, power, momentum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology fields. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week.

PHY 132 Physics-Elec & Magnetism (4)
Prerequisite: PHY 131
Corequisite: None
This algebra/trigonometry-based course is a study of fundamenta  physical concepts as applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problem-solving methods, graphical analysis, waves, electricity, magnetism, circuits, transformers, motors, and generators. Upon completion, student should be able to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology fields. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This courses my meet the SACS natural science requirement for AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER program.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week.

PHY 151 College Physics I (4)
Prerequisites: MAT 161 or MAT 171 or MAT 175
Corequisites: None
This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs. 
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hour s and 2lab contact hours per week.

PHY 152 College Physics II (4)
Prerequisites: PHY 151
Corequisites: None
This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternatingcurrent circuits, and light. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 2 lab contact hours per week.



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