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IAI Physical Sciences

PHYS 161: College Physics I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of MATH 109 with a grade of C or better OR
-Placement at MATH 128 or higher
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

The first semester of a year-long general physics course, based on mathematics through algebra and trigonometry, but not including calculus. Topics include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound. Laboratory activities stress development of measurement, observational, and analytical skills, and are based on lecture topics. 5 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - P1 900L

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.