

Associate of Science in Mathematics and Science
Course Descriptions



Core Courses
INF 100 
Information Literacy 
(1 unit) 
This course prepares the student for college level research. Students learn to develop a search strategy, locate and evaluate material from a variety of sources and in a range of formats, and compile a bibliography and footnotes. 
SCI 100 
Computer Applications for Scientists & Engineers 
(3 units: 2 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course introduces the use of computer applications to create a technical project proposal. Problemsolving methods and practices are introduced, and research and data are collected using the Internet and other sources. The course emphasizes the use of word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and webbased software to develop and present a technical project proposal. 
Mathematics and Science Courses
CHE 150A 
General Chemistry for Scientists & Engineers I 
(5 units: 4 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course is the first in the chemistry sequence for majors in biology, chemistry, engineering, or other physical sciences. This course covers fundamental chemical principles with emphasis on: atomic structure, bonding, periodicity, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, physical states of matter, molecular equilibrium, acidbase concepts, and oxidation reductions. A laboratory program complements lecture.
Prerequisites: Proficiency in high school chemistry or CHE 130; proficiency in high school physics or PHY 120; proficiency in high school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry or MAT 100 
CHE 150B 
General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II 
(5 units: 4 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course is the second of a chemistry sequence for majors in biology, chemistry, engineering, or other physical sciences. This course covers fundamental chemical principles with emphasis on organic chemistry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, and nuclear chemistry. A laboratory program complements lecture.
Prerequisite: CHE 150A 
EGR 100 
Introduction to Engineering 
(3 units: 2 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course is an introduction to engineering through handson design projects, case studies, and problemsolving using computers. Students learn about the various aspects of the engineering profession and acquire nontechnical skills, such as communication, teamwork, and the ability to deal with ethical dilemmas. The course supports students in their efforts to succeed in engineering through personal and professional development.
Prerequisites: Proficiency in high school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, or equivalent 
EGR 200 
Engineering Mechanics—Statics 
(2 units) 
This course studies particles and rigid bodies in equilibrium. It includes applications to particles and two and threedimensional structural systems using ordinary and vector algebra. Topics include free body diagrams, centroids and center of gravity, shear and bending moment diagrams, concentrated and distributed loads, moments of inertia, and friction.
Prerequisites: MAT 121, sophomore status 
EGR 225 
Introduction to Materials 
(3 units: 2 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
In this course the student studies atomic and crystal structures; imperfections and atom movement; phase equilibriums and transformations; boundaries; heat treatment of metals; and the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of engineering materials.
Prerequisites: CHE 150A, PHY 150A, MAT 121, sophomore status 
EGR 250 
Introduction to Circuit Analysis 
(4 units: 3 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course includes circuit laws and nomenclature, resistive circuits with DC sources, ideal operational amplifier, controlled sources, natural and complete response of simple circuits, steady state sinusoidal analysis, and power calculations. It covers basic instruments and experimental techniques in electrical engineering: oscilloscopes, function generators, frequency counters, and multipleuse meters. Students learn measurements of voltage, current frequency response, transient response, and computer simulation of circuits.
Prerequisites: PHY 150B, MAT 220 (may be taken concurrently), sophomore status 
GSC 250 
The Evolution of the Earth and Life on Earth through Time 
(3 units) 
This course is an integrated study of the nature of Earth materials, geologic time, and the history of Earth and its life forms. The class is a hybrid physical and historical geology course that combines a lecture and laboratory experience.
Prerequisites: GSC 150, GSC 150A 
MAT 121 
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 
(4 units) 
This is the second course in calculus and analytic geometry for students majoring in mathematics, physical science, computer science, or engineering. It includes logarithmic and exponential functions, inverse trigonometric functions, topics in analytic geometry, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, further applications of integration, and an introduction to differential equations.
Prerequisite: MAT 120 
MAT 122 
Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 
(4 units) 
This is the third and last course in calculus and analytic geometry for students majoring in mathematics, physical science, computer science, or engineering. In this course the concepts of calculus are extended to functions of more than one variable. The content includes threedimensional analytic geometry and vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector calculus.
Prerequisite: MAT 121 
MAT 220 
Differential Equations 
(4 units) 
This course is the study of ordinary differential equations and their applications to problems in engineering and science. Methods are developed for solving equations of order one, linear equations of arbitrary order, and linear systems. Students are introduced to series methods, Laplace transforms, and numerical methods.
Prerequisite: MAT 122 
PHY 150A 
General Physics I
(Mechanics) 
(4 units: 3 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course is the first in the physics sequence for majors in physics, chemistry, engineering, or other physical sciences. The general principles of mechanics are introduced at a calculusbased level. Specific topics include kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy momentum, rotation, and simple harmonic motion. A problem solving approach is used emphasizing both conceptual understanding and basic mathematical techniques. A laboratory program complements lecture.
Prerequisites: Proficiency in high school physics or PHY 120; MAT 120 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent 
PHY 150B 
General Physics II
(Electricity and Magnetism) 
(4 units: 3 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course is the second in the physics sequence for majors in physics, chemistry, engineering, or other physical sciences. The general principles of electricity and magnetism are introduced at a calculusbased level. Specific topics include the electric field, Gauss' Law, electric potential, DC circuits, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves. A problem solving approach is used emphasizing both conceptual understanding and basic mathematical techniques. A laboratory program complements lecture.
Prerequisites: PHY 150A, MAT 121 (may be taken concurrently) 
PHY 150C 
General Physics III
(Heat and Light) 
(4 units: 3 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course is the third in the physics sequence for majors in physics, chemistry, engineering, or other physical sciences. The general principles of optics, thermodynamics, and modern physics are introduced at a calculusbased level. Specific topics include waves, geometric optics, wave optics (including interference, diffraction, and polarization), heat, thermal properties of matter, and thermodynamics. A problem solving approach is used emphasizing both conceptual understanding and basic mathematical techniques. A laboratory program complements lecture.
Prerequisites: PHY 150B, MAT 121 (may be taken concurrently) 
PHY 150D 
Physics IV
(Atomic Physics) 
(4 units: 3 lecture units and 1 lab unit) 
This course is the fourth in the physics sequence for majors in physics, chemistry, engineering, or other physical sciences. It includes an introduction to quantum physics emphasizing electronic structure of atoms and solids, radiation, and relativity at a calculusbased level. A problem solving approach is used emphasizing both conceptual understanding and basic mathematical techniques. A laboratory program complements lecture.
Prerequisites: PHY 150C, MAT 121 (may be taken concurrently) 




