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Physical Science involves the study of non-living aspects of natural science including physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, meteorology and oceanography.


Korey Champe
Assistant Professor of Earth Science
530-741-7676 phone
530-749-3854 fax (shared)



PHYSC 10A—Earth Science  (3 units) CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Survey course with topics chosen principally from geology, oceanography, physical geography, meteorology, and astronomy. Topics are presented within a theme of understanding the Earth, it’s oceans, atmosphere, and place in the solar system. (L)

PHYSC 10AL—Earth Science Laboratory  (1 unit) CSU/UC
Laboratory activities in Earth Science to reinforce and complement the materials presented in PHYSC 10A.  Prerequisite:  PHYSC 10A  which may be taken concurrently. (L)

PHYSC 10B—Physical Science – Physics and Chemistry (3 units) CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Basic concepts in physics and chemistry: motion, force, energy, electricity, atomic theory, matters, chemical and physical changes, radioactivity, and an introduction to modern physics. (L)

PHYSC 10C—Physical Science – Physics and Chemistry (1 unit) CSU/UC
Laboratory experiments in physics and chemistry to reinforce and complement the materials presented in PHYSC 10B. Prerequisite: PHYSC 10B which may be taken concurrently. (L)



College Success Center (small group tutoring)
MESA Program