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 Physical Science Instructor - Pat Keefe.

Physics is for students who wish to learn about how the world around them works. The classes are heavily inquiry based, involving students running their own experiments and interpreting the results and what they mean in the grand scheme of things. All physics courses apply towards the AAOT lab science and will transfer to almost any college or university as a lab science.

Students enjoying physics

In order to obtain a bachelors degree in four years, the following majors require taking a physics course during the first or second year of college.

 

Some majors requiring

General Physics General Physics with Calculus
Architecture Chemistry
Biochemistry Chemical Engineering
Biology Civil Engineering
Dentistry Computer Science
Fisheries & Wildlife Electrical Engineering
Geology Environmental Science
Marine Biology Forensic Science
Mathematics Maritime Science
Neuroscience Mechanical Engineering
Occupational Therapy Meteorology
Pharmacy Optometry
Physical Therapy Physics
Veterinary Medicine Pre med

 

 

Individual Course Description

 

PH 201

General Physics 5 Credits

(4.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.)

Students develop a general knowledge of physics from mechanics to nuclear physics, particularly the law of conservation of energy and how it relates to humans in every day life.

Prerequisite: Math 95

Fall

 

PH 202

General Physics 5 Credits

(4.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.)
Students utilize direct inquiry, discussion with peers, and a microcomputer to take the role of a physicist. Students develop mathematical descriptions of mechanical motion.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Math 111

Winter

 

PH 203

General Physics

(4.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 5 Credits

Students utilize direct inquiry, discussion with peers, and a microcomputer, to take the role of the physicist. Students develop mathematical descriptions of rotational motion, thermodynamics, and electric current.

Spring

 

PH 211

General Physics with Calculus

(4.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 5 Credits
Students utilize direct inquiry, discussion with peers, and a computer to take the role of a physicist: observing, acquiring data, and analyzing results rapidly and accurately. Students develop mathematical descriptions of mechanical motion. This sequence is for students planning further study in science or engineering.

Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in Math 251.

Fall

 

PH 212

General Physics with Calculus

(4.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 5 Credits
Students utilize direct inquiry, discussion with peers, and a computer to develop mathematical descriptions for mechanical energy, rotational motion and electricity.

Prerequisite: PH 211

Winter

 

PH 213

General Physics with Calculus

(4.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 5 Credits
Students utilize direct inquiry, discussion with peers, and a computer to develop mathematical descriptions for electricity, magnetism and thermodynamics.

Spring

 

GS 104

Physical Science- Physics

(3.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students gain a solid understanding of the scientific endeavor to make intelligent and informed decisions. This course uses guided inquiry and student projects to study topics on: motion, force, rainbows, and light. For non-science majors and pre-service teachers.

Prerequisite: Math 70

Winter

 

GS 106

Physical Science- Geology
(3.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits
Students gain a solid understanding of the scientific endeavor to make intelligent and informed decisions. This course uses guided inquiry and student projects to study topics on: volcanoes, tsunamis, minerals, and energy resources. For non-science majors and pre-service teachers.
Prerequisite: Math 70

Spring

 

GS 109

Physical Science- Meteorology
(3.00 Lecture, 3.00 Lab Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits
Students gain a solid understanding of the scientific endeavor to make intelligent and informed decisions. This course uses guided inquiry and student projects to study topics on: heat, cloud formation, climate and the greenhouse effect. For non-science majors and pre-service teachers.
Prerequisite: Math 70

Winter, Summer

 

Useful Files:

Modeling Worksheet (Excel, 24 KB)(PDF version* 26kb)

 

United States Energy Spreadsheet (Excel, 44 KB)(PDF version* 146kb)

*This document is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF) and a PDF reader is required for viewing. A free PDF viewer is Adobe Acrobat Reader.

More students enjoying physics!

 

ROV Club

The CCC ROV team is a group of Clatsop students who have expressed an interest in engineering these unique underwater vehicles. They employ advanced drafting software and engineering principles to design, construct, and modify an ROV. Once built, the ROV will be entered into the international MATE ROV competition.
MATE’s competition uses ROVs as a way to teach technical, engineering, scientific, and critical thinking skills – skills in great demand in today’s technical workplace. MATE’s competitions are also important because they help students become aware of careers where they can apply these skills, a critical step in addressing the shortage of qualified engineers and technical professionals.
At the competition, the ROV team is judged according to their ability to communicate to a panel of judges the engineering design process verbally, through a poster, and a technical report. The technical report will be written in collaboration with a group of students taking WR227. The ROV is also scored on its performance carrying out a set of missions.
For the last few years the CCC ROV team has placed in the top 5 teams nation-wide, finishing in 3rd place and winning the design elegance award at NASA Johnson Space Center in 2006 and the "No Guts no Glory" Award in 2009.

 

Volleyball Club

 

Open volleyball in the CCC gym Thursday nights at 7:00!

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September 30, 2014, 5:56 pm
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