Physical Science Course Descriptions

CH104 Chemistry for Allied Health
Focuses on general chemistry with emphasis on the applications of chemical principles to the life sciences. Designed for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, EMT, and other Allied Health students who plan to pursue careers in the health science professions. Topics include structure and properties of matter; energy; atomic structure and bondings; gas laws; chemical reactions. First term of a three-term sequence dealing with the molecular basis for life. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
5 Credits

CH105 Chemistry for Allied Health
Covers the molecular basis for life. Designed for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, EMT, and other Allied Health students who plan to pursue careers in the health science professions. Topics include solutions and colloids; reaction rates and equilibrium; acids and bases and their regulation in the body; saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons; alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and esters, amines and amides. Second term of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH104 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
5 Credits

CH106 Chemistry for Allied Health
Covers the molecular basis for life. Designed for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, EMT, and other Allied Health students who plan to pursue careers in the health science professions. Topics include carbohydrates; lipids; proteins; enzymes, vitamins, and hormones; pathways of metabolism; and nucleic acids. Third term of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH105 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Sp
5 Credits

CH110 General,Organic & Biochemistry
Presents a one-term survey course of basic general, organic, and biochemistry designed to introduce the chemistry needed for understanding the functions of living organisms. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
5 Credits

CH115 Consumer Chem: Chem in Society
Introduces a chemistry survey designed specifically for the non-science student. Emphasizes the history of chemistry, its impact on society, and its connection to other disciplines. Covers the periodic table of the elements, scientific method, atomic structure and theory, acids and bases, chemical bonding, nomenclature, and chemical reactions. Relates these concepts to history as well as current events. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH116 Consumer Chem: Chem/Environmnt
Introduces a survey of environmental chemistry designed specifically for the non-science student. Covers energy and chemistry of the earth, air, and water. Topics are related to current events, pollution, and consumer related concerns. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH117 Consumer Chem: Chemistry/Life
Introduces a survey of chemistry designed specifically for the non-science student. Covers organic functional groups, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids. Emphasizes connection of these topics to the world in which we live including health and cooking. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH121 College Chemistry
Introduces the fundamentals of chemistry for students majoring in fields other than chemistry. Examines the interrelationships of chemistry to all disciplines of science. Covers scientific method, atomic theory, stoichiometry, energy, periodicity, atomic structure, and bonding. First of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W
5 Credits

CH122 College Chemistry
Provides basic understanding of molecular compound formations, changes of state, solutions and reaction rates. Covers quantitative composition; stoichiometry; the gaseous state; acids, bases and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions; nuclear chemistry; chemical equilibrium; and introduction to organic chemistry. Second of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH121 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
5 Credits

CH123 College Chemistry
Introduces organic chemistry including aliphatic, aromatics, function groups and their reactions, structure and chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Third of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH122 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Su
5 Credits

CH172 Chem Analysis/Musts & Wines
Introduces vineyard and winery laboratory practices. Covers basic chemical principles, laboratory techniques and analytical procedures for musts and wines. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CH123 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

CH201 Chemistry for Engineers
The first course in a two-term sequence designed for engineering majors who intend to transfer to Oregon State University's engineering program. Covers definitions, measurements, atomic nucleus, elements, compounds, binary nomenclature, bonding models, solutions, redox, gas laws, and chemical thermodynamics: heat, work and energy. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

CH202 Chemistry for Engineers
Provides the second course of a two-term sequence. Covers Lewis structures, VESPR theory, shapes and polarity of molecules, intermolecular forces, crystal structure, reaction rates, rate laws, reaction mechanisms, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, spontaneous changes, free energy, voltaic and electrolytic cells, coordination compounds, organic structure, and polymer chemistry. Prerequisite: CH201 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

CH211 Chemistry for Engineers Prep 1
Provides guided study in topics and problem solving skills beyond that provided in CH201. Covers definitions, measurements, atomic nucleus, elements, compounds, binary nomenclature, gas laws, and chemical thermodynamics: heat, work and energy. Corequisite/Prerequisite: CH201 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
1 Credits

CH212 Chemistry for Engineers Prep 2
Provides guided study in topics and problem solving skills beyond that provided in CH202. Covers Lewis structures, VESPR theory, shapes and polarity of molecules, intermolecular forces, crystal structure, reaction rates, rate laws, reaction mechanisms, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, spontaneous changes, free energy, voltaic and electrolytic cells, coordination compounds, organic structure, and polymer chemistry. Prerequisite: CH202 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

CH221 General Chemistry
Introduces chemical concepts and experimental techniques to students majoring in scientific, engineering, and medical fields. Covers the history of chemical developments, measurements and their uncertainty, components of matter, chemical periodicity, chemical calculations using the mole concept, chemical reactions, kinetic-molecular theory of gases, energy flow, experiments on chemical systems, and atomic structure. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH112 or higher; or MTH111 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
5 Credits

CH222 General Chemistry
Covers periodic properties; molecular bonding, hybridization, and resonance; solutions and solids; intermolecular forces; rates of reactions; and organic polymers. Second of a three-term sequence designed for students majoring in scientific, engineering, and medical fields. Prerequisite: CH221 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

CH223 General Chemistry
Covers the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions; fundamentals of chemical equilibrium; acid-base equilibria; ionic equilibria in aqueous systems; free energy concepts; voltaic/electrolytic cells; and metallurgical processes. Third of a three-term sequence designed for students majoring in scientific, engineering and medical fields. Prerequisite: CH222 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
5 Credits

CH241 Organic Chemistry
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic molecules. Stresses bonding, functional groups, alkanes and cycloalkanes, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, alkenes and alkynes. Prerequisite: CH123 or CH223, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH241B Organic Chemistry Lab
Accompanies CH241 Organic Chemistry as a laboratory for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes microscale laboratory experiments related to basic techniques of recrystallization, extraction, melting and boiling point determination, IR spectroscopy, extraction, chromatography and synthesis. Students requiring lecture and lab credit for transfer must take CH241 and CH241B. Prerequisite: CH123 or CH223, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CH242 Organic Chemistry
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic molecules. Stresses alcohols, ethers, free-radical reactions, aromatic compounds, spectroscopy, oxidation-reduction, aldehydes and ketones. Prerequisite: CH241 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH242B Organic Chemistry Lab
Offers a laboratory course to accompany CH242 Organic Chemistry for students majoring in physical and life sciences. Emphasizes microscale laboratory experiments related to reaction mechanisms, kinetics, spectroscopy, gas chromatography and synthetic techniques. Students requiring lecture and lab credit for transfer must take CH242 and CH242B. Prerequisite: CH241B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CH243 Organic Chemistry
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic molecules. Stresses carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, condensation reactions, carboxylics, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids. Prerequisite: CH242 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH243B Organic Chemistry Lab
Offers a laboratory course to accompany CH243 Organic Chemistry for students majoring in physical and life sciences. Emphasizes microscale laboratory synthesis, spectroscopy, biological activity of organic compounds, and qualitative analysis of unknowns. Students requiring lecture and lab credit for transfer must take CH243 and CH243B. Corequisite: CH243. Prerequisite: CH242B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

GEO142 Geology of NW-Vol/Mtn/Earthqks
Studies plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, mountain-building processes, and geologic hazards, with emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. Includes plate tectonic theory, types and effects of volcanism and other geologic activity on humans, seismic waves and faults, accreted terranes, geologic maps, and Oregon’s geomorphic provinces. Offered as needed
4 Credits

GEO143 Pacific NW Rocks & Minerals
Focuses on the description and identification of the principal rock-forming and economically valuable minerals, and the most important igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks of the Pacific Northwest. Covers natural processes that form rocks and minerals; relationships of rock types to environments of formation, including plate tectonic settings; classification and laboratory identification of minerals and rocks; important uses of minerals and rocks in society; the rock cycle; and the geologic time scale. Offered as needed
4 Credits

GEO144 Geo-NW Rivers/Glaciers/Deserts
Studies surficial geology of the Pacific Northwest, including streams, groundwater, coastlines, landslides, glaciers, lakes, and deserts. Includes geomorphic provinces of Oregon, topographic maps and profiles, Ice Age floods, Geologic Time, and geologic cross-sections. Offered as needed
4 Credits

GEO201 Geology: Rocks & Minerals
Presents systematic study of the nature and origin of common rocks and minerals with identification techniques applied in laboratory and field trip activities. F
4 Credits

GEO202 Geology: Surface/Env Geology
Offers a descriptive survey of geologic surface processes including: rivers, coasts, mass movement, groundwater, deserts, and glaciers, and the interaction of climate and climate change on these systems. Includes topographic map interpretation and field activities. W
4 Credits

GEO203 Geology: Evolution of Earth
Studies earth history, geologic time, and evolution of life on earth. Includes study in plate tectonics, earthquakes, and structural geology. Includes field and laboratory studies of paleontology. Sp
4 Credits

GS104 General Science: Physics
Covers an integrated study of the force, motion, heat, and light phenomena that we observe in the physical world. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

GS105 General Science: Chemistry
Offers a broad, non-quantitative, and descriptive survey of chemical principles relevant to everyday life. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

GS106 General Science: Earth Science
Introduces various branches of the earth sciences. Includes basic terminology, fundamental processes and respective interrelations. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

GS107 General Science: Astronomy
Surveys the physical properties of planets, stars, and galaxies. Examines the size of the universe and the objects within. Also examines the process astronomers use to gather data and form models. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH070 or higher; or MTH070, MTH095 or higher, with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

GS120 Rudiments of Meteorology
Describes the treatment of contents of the atmosphere, cloud and precipitation types, weather instruments, thunderstorms, cyclones, hurricanes, air masses, fronts and weather forecasting. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

GS141 Gen Sci: Earth Systems Science
Explores the human population and human technology and their impact on our world. Presents how natural corrective processes are not keeping up with the pace of change and considers how the Earth system works, the consequences of human actions, and how we can use our knowledge to protect our world. Evaluates appropriate responses to local and global environmental problems. Offered as needed
4 Credits

GS142 General Science: Geology
Introduces geology using the Annenberg Earth Revealed video series. Studies the Earth as a system. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

GS143 General Science: Oceanography
Focuses on the physical properties of the marine environment as a unique feature of planet Earth. Sp
4 Credits

XGS0001A Youth Science Camp
Emphasizes the development of scientific skills and knowledge through hands-on experimentation and activities.
0 Non-Credit

PH060 Applied Physical Science
Presents basic physical science concepts, including Newton's laws, energy, and momentum as they apply to mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal systems in automotive and industrial programs. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH052 or higher; or consent of instructor. F
3 Credits

PH111 Phy Sci for Fire Sci/Emergency
Introduces the necessary concepts and skills in physical science required to enter the fire science and paramedic programs. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
5 Credits

PH121 Applied Physics
Covers fundamental principles, concepts, and applications of work, energy, and power; basic machines; and straight line and rotary motion. Uses vectors to analyze and solve problems. Provides demonstrations and experiments to clarify physics principles and procedures. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH081 or higher; or MTH081 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W
4 Credits

PH122 Applied Physics
Covers applied physics including mechanics of measurement, structure of matter, heat energy, heat engines, sound, light and nuclear physics. Includes demonstrations and experiments to clarify physics principles and procedures. Prerequisite: PH121 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
4 Credits

PH201 General Physics
Offers the first term of a three-term sequence of introductory algebra-based college physics. Includes kinematics, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, and rotation. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH251 or higher; or MTH112 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Su
5 Credits

PH202 General Physics
Covers the second term of a three-term sequence of introductory algebra-based college physics. Includes fluids, oscillations, waves, thermodynamics, and electricity. Prerequisite: PH201 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

PH203 General Physics
Offers the third term of a three-term sequence of introductory algebra-based college physics. Includes circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, and optics. Prerequisite: PH202 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
5 Credits

PH207 Astronomy: Solar System
Considers Earth's coordinate system, observational astronomy, the moon and the planets, evolution of the solar system, and the sun. Examines physical properties of earth and other members of the solar system in depth. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

PH208 Astronomy: Stars
Focuses on stellar coordinates and sidereal time, the nature of light and the spectroscope, and the birth and death of stars. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

PH209 Astronomy: Galaxies
Examines astronomical, optical, and radio telescopes; the galaxies; the clusters of galaxies; and the origin of the universe. Also considers the physical properties of the Milky Way Galaxy. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

PH211 Physics/Engineers & Scientists
Presents the first term of a three-term sequence of introductory calculus-based physics. Includes kinematics, Newton's laws, energy, momentum, rotation, and gravitation. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH252 or higher; or MTH251 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
5 Credits

PH212 Physics/Engineer & Scientists
Presents the second term of a three-term sequence of introductory calculus-based physics. Covers fluids, oscillations, waves, thermodynamics and electricity. Prerequisite: MTH252 and PH211, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

PH213 Physics/Engineers & Scientists
Offers the third term of a three-term sequence of introductory calculus-based physics. Includes circuits, magnetism, and light. Prerequisite: PH212 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
5 Credits