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South Suburban College

Physics Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


PHY 101 - Mechanics and Heat  (IAI: P1900L) (4, 6)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MTH 165 with a grade of C or above

Introductory non-calculus course for students in liberal arts, medicine, architecture. Topics include mechanics and thermodynamics. Laboratory included.  Fee.

PHY 102 - Sound, Light, Electricity, Magnetism and Modern Physics (4, 6)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PHY 101 with a grade of C or above

Continuation of PHY 101. Topics include sound, light, electricity, magnetism and modern physics. Laboratory included.  Fee.

PHY 115 - Topics in Applied Physics (3, 3)

Prerequisite: MTH 100 with a grade of C or above

An introductory level course in topics in physics for non-transfer students.

PHY 210 - University Physics I  (IAI: P2 900L IAI: MTH 921 IAI: BIO 903 IAI: EGR 911) (4, 6)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MTH 190 with a grade of "C" or above

Mechanics. Designed for students intending to transfer in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences. Laboratory included.  Fee.

PHY 211 - University Physics II  (IAI: BIO 904 IAI: EGR 912) (4, 6)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PHY 210 with a grade of C or above AND MTH 203 with a grade of C or above

Heat, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism. Designed for students intending to transfer in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences. Laboratory included.  Fee.

PHY 212 - University Physics III  (IAI: EGR 914) (4, 5)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: PHY 211 with a grade of C or above AND Concurrent registration or credit in MTH 204 with a grade of C or above

Wave Motion, Sound, Light and Modern Physics. Designed for students intending to transfer in engineering, mathematics, physical sciences. Laboratory included.  Fee.

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