Science and Mathematics Courses (GE Area B)
The Science and Mathematics Courses are currently being updated for the 201719 catalog.
 GE credit will only be given IF the course was approved for GE in the quarter in which it was taken.
 GE Quarterly Course Offerings are listed on PASS, which can be accessed through the Cal Poly Portal.
 Mathematics and Statistics (GE Area B1) updated for 201719 catalog
For students admitted in Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better is required in one course in this GE Area.
 Life Science (GE Area B2)
 Physical Science (GE Area B3)
 GE Area B4: Lab only (Must be taken with B2 or B3 course)
 Science and Mathematics Elective for CLA and LS students only (GE Area B5 elective)
 Science and Mathematics UpperDivision Elective for Engineers only (GE Area B6 elective)
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SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS (AREA B)
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SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS (AREA B)  20  16  28 
Mathematics / Statistics (B1)  8  8  8 
HNRS 141

Calculus I GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: Completion of ELM requirement and passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination, or MATH 118 and high school trigonometry, or MATH 119. Limits, continuity, differentiation. Introduction to integration. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/MATH 141. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
HNRS 142

Calculus II GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: MATH 141 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. Techniques of integration, applications to physics, transcendental functions. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/MATH 142. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
HNRS 143

Calculus III 4 units GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: MATH 142 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. Infinite sequences and series, vector algebra, curves. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/MATH 143. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 112

Nature of Modern Math 4 units GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: W, SP Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 96 (formerly MATH 104). Topics from contemporary mathematics, their development, applications, and role in society. Some typical topics, to be chosen by the instructor: graph theory, critical path analysis, statistical inference, coding, game theory, and symmetry. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 116

Precalculus Algebra I 3 units GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 96 (formerly MATH 104). Precalculus college algebra without trigonometry. Special products and factoring, exponents and radicals. Fractional and polynomial equations. Matrices, determinants, and systems of equations. Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing, inequalities, absolute value, and complex numbers.MATH 116 and MATH 117 are equivalent to MATH 118, but are taught at a slower pace. Upon completion of MATH 116 and MATH 117, a student will receive 4 units of GE credit for Area B1. Students admitted Fall 2016 or later need a grade of C or better in one of their GE B1 requirements in order to fulfill GE Area B. Not open to students with credit in MATH 118, MATH 141, MATH 161, or MATH 221. Credit will be granted in only one of the following courses:MATH 116, MATH 118. 3 lectures. 
MATH 117

Precalculus Algebra II
GE Area B1 3 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 116 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. Precalculus college algebra without trigonometry. Special products and factoring, exponents and radicals. Fractional and polynomial equations. Matrices, determinants, and systems of equations. Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing, inequalities, absolute value, and complex numbers.MATH 116 and MATH 117 are equivalent to MATH 118, but are taught at a slower pace. Upon completion of MATH 116 and MATH 117, a student will receive 4 units of GE credit for Area B1. Students admitted Fall 2016 or later need a grade of C or better in one of their GE B1 requirements in order to fulfill GE Area B. Not open to students with credit in MATH 118. 3 lectures. 
MATH 118

Precalculus Algebra
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: Completion of ELM requirement and passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination. Precalculus algebra without trigonometry. Special products and factoring, exponents and radicals. Fractional and polynomial equations. Matrices, determinants, and systems of equations. Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Graphing, inequalities, absolute value, and complex numbers.MATH 118 is equivalent to MATH 116 and MATH 117. Not open to students with credit in MATH 117, MATH 141, MATH 161, or MATH 221. Credit will be granted in only one of the following courses:MATH 116, MATH 118. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 119

Precalculus Trigonometry
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: Completion of ELM requirement and passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination, or MATH 117, or MATH 118. Rectangular and polar coordinates. Trigonometric functions, fundamental identities. Inverse trigonometric functions and relations. Vectors, complex numbers, conic sections, and analytic geometry. Not open to students with credit in MATH 141, MATH 161, or MATH 221. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 141

Calculus I
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: Completion of ELM requirement and passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination, or MATH 118 and high school trigonometry, or MATH 119. Limits, continuity, differentiation. Introduction to integration. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/MATH 141. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 142

Calculus II
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: MATH 141 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. Techniques of integration, applications to physics, transcendental functions. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/MATH 142. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 143

Calculus III
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: MATH 142 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. Infinite sequences and series, vector algebra, curves. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS/MATH 143. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 161

Calculus for the Life Sciences I
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: W, SP, SU Prerequisite: Completion of ELM requirement and passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination, or MATH 118. Review of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Differential and integral calculus with applications to the biological sciences. Introduction to differential equations and mathematical modeling. Examples, exercises and applications to emphasize problems in life sciences. Not open to students with credit in MATH 141. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 162

Calculus for the Life Sciences II
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, SP, SU Prerequisite: MATH 161. Review of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Differential and integral calculus with applications to the biological sciences. Introduction to differential equations and mathematical modeling. Examples, exercises and applications to emphasize problems in life sciences. Not open to students with credit in MATH 142. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 182

Calculus for Architecture and Construction Management
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 141. Integral calculus with applications to architecture and construction management. The algebra of vectors. Polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems. Not open to students with credit in MATH 142. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 221

Calculus for Business and Economics
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: W, SP Prerequisite: Completion of ELM requirement and passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination, or MATH 118. Polynomial calculus for optimization and marginal analysis, and elementary integration. Not open to students with credit in MATH 142. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
MATH 227

Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, W Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 96 (formerly MATH 104). Introduction to problem solving, set theory, number systems, arithmetic operations, models, and number theory. This class is designed for Liberal Studies majors. Other students will be admitted only by consent of instructor. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
STAT 130

Statistical Reasoning 4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: Passing score on the ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 96 (formerly MATH 104). Survey of statistical ideas and philosophy. Emphasis on concepts rather than indepth coverage of statistical methods. Topics include sampling, experimentation, data exploration, chance phenomena, and methods of statistical inference. Not open to students with credit in any statistics course. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
STAT 217

Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: Passing score on the ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 96 (formerly MATH 104). Sampling and experimentation, descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, twosample hypothesis tests for means and proportions, Chisquare tests, linear and multiple regression, analysis of variance. Substantial use of statistical software. Not open to students with credit in STAT 218 or STAT 251. Course may be offered in classroombased or online format. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
STAT 218

Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: Passing score on the ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 96 (formerly MATH 104). Data collection and experimental design, descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, parametric and non parametric one and twosample hypothesis tests, analysis of variance, correlation, simple linear regression, chisquare tests. Applications of statistics to the life sciences. Substantial use of statistical software. Not open to students with credit in STAT 217 or STAT 251. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
STAT 251

Statistical Inference for Management I
4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: Completion of the ELM requirement and a passing score on appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination for MATH 221 eligibility, or MATH 118 or equivalent. Descriptive statistics. Probability and counting rules. Random variables and probability distributions. Sampling distributions and point estimation. Confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses for a single mean and proportion. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
STAT 252

STAT 252. Statistical Inference for Management II 5 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: STAT 251 with a minimum grade of C or consent of instructor. Confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses for two means and two proportions. Introduction to ANOVA, regression, correlation, multiple regression, time series, and forecasting. Statistical quality control. Enumerative data analysis. Substantial use of statistical software. 5 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
STAT 313

STAT 313. Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models 4 units
GE Area B1 Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: STAT 217 or STAT 218 or STAT 312 or STAT 542; and MATH 118 or equivalent, or completion of the ELM requirement and a passing score on the appropriate Mathematics Placement Examination for MATH 221 eligibility. Analysis of variance and regression analysis for students not majoring in statistics or mathematics. Includes oneway classification, randomized blocks, Latin squares, factorial designs, multiple regression, diagnostics, and model comparison. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B1; for students admitted Fall 2016 or later, a grade of C or better in one GE B1 course is required to fulfill GE Area B. 
Life Science (GE Area B2)
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Life Science (B2) (B2&4=lab course)  4  4  4 
AEPS 110

People, Pests and Plagues 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Introduction to the science of entomology, focusing on insect identification, biology, ecology, and interactions with humans. Insect pest and beneficial species, and their role in shaping how we live, work and eat. Not open to Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences majors or Wine and Viticulture majors (viticulture concentration). 3 lectures, 1 activity. 
ANT 250

Biological Anthropology 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Biological aspects of human unity and diversity. Primate and human evolution, including anatomical, physiological and behavioral adaptations. Origin and diversity of modern races. 4 lectures. 
ASCI 112

Principles of Animal Science
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Economic and environmental roles of animal production and companionship to society. Introductory nutrition, genetics, reproduction, behavior, growth and development, animal products, biosecurity, and food processing and safety of animals. 4 lectures. 
BIO 111

General Biology 4 units Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Principles of cellular biology, heredity, ecology, biological diversity, and evolution, with emphasis on their relationships to human affairs. Not open to students who have completed BIO 115 or BIO 161. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
BIO 114

Plant Diversity and Ecology 4 units Term Typically Offered: W, SP Plant diversity and ecology in aquatic and terrestrial plant communities including adaptations of plants to their environment. Identification of common, local native plants and plant communities, uses of native plants by Native Americans, and human impacts on native plant communities. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories. 
BIO 123 
Biology of Sex
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F Fundamental principles of biology related to sexual reproduction: genetics, physiology, behavior, ecology and evolution of sex in a broad range of organisms. 4 lectures. Not open for major credit in Biological Sciences or Microbiology. 
BIO 227

Wildlife Conservation Biology 4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Historical development of wildlife biology and philosophies. Basic principles of ecology and evolution. Practices applied to wildlife. Current problems involving peoplewildlife interactions with special reference to world biodiversity. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B2. 
BIO 161

Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 4 units Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Recommended: CHEM 110 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 124 or CHEM 127 Fundamentals of cellular biology with an emphasis on the molecular perspective of life: metabolism, photosynthesis, cell structure and reproduction, meiosis, immunology, classical and molecular genetics, gene regulation. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
BOT 121

General Botany 4 units Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU The anatomy, physiology, reproduction, and importance of plants. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE B2 & B4 
MCRO 221

Microbiology Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 124 or CHEM 127 or PSC 102 Morphology, metabolism, classification, and identification; microbiology of air, soil, water, and foods with applications to industry, agriculture, medicine, and public health. Not open to students with credit in MCRO 224; not for credit for BIO or MCRO majors. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
MCRO 224

General Microbiology I 5 unitserm Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: BIO 161 and CHEM 111, CHEM 124 or CHEM 127. Recommended: CHEM 128. Microbial cellular structure and function, nutrition and growth dynamics, control of microbial growth, metabolism, genetics, and viruses. Both prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms emphasized. 3 lectures, 2 laboratories. 
For Engineering students only; concurrent enrollment required:


Life Science for Engineers 2 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 142; for engineering students only. Fundamentals of life sciences: energetics, cell biology, molecular and classical genetics, microbiology, organismal biology, and ecology. 2 lectures. 

BRAE/BMED 213

Bioengineering Fundamentals 2 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 142; for engineering students only. Treatment of the engineering applications of biology. Genetic engineering and the industrial application of microbiology. Systems physiology with engineering applications. Structure and function relationships in biological systems. The impact of life on its environment. 2 lectures. Crosslisted as BRAE/BMED 213. Fulfills GE B2. Formerly BRAE/ENGR 213. 
Physical Science (GE Area B3)
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Physical Science (B3) (B3&4=lab course)  4  4  4 
ASTR 101

Introduction to the Solar System 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP, SU Descriptive astronomical properties of the Earth, Moon, other planets and their satellites. Comets, asteroids and other members of the Solar System. Theories of the formation of the Solar System. Opportunities for telescope observations. Intended for nonengineering and nonscience majors. Not open to students who have completed or are taking ASTR 301 or ASTR 302. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B3. 
ASTR 102

Introduction to Stars and Galaxies 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Descriptive astronomical properties of the Sun, stars, galaxies and interstellar material. Expanding universe and cosmological models. Opportunities for telescope observations. Not open to students who have completed or are taking ASTR 112, ASTR 301, ASTR 302, or PHYS 132. 4 lectures. 
CHEM 110

World of Chemistry 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or MATH 104. The fundamentals of chemical cause and effectstructure/function relationships. The basic principles of chemistry and their applications to solving human problems in organic materials science, biochemistry, toxicology, environmental science, agriculture, nutrition, and medicine. Not open to students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 111, CHEM 124, or CHEM 127. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
CHEM 111

Survey of Chemistry 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 104. Recommended: High school chemistry or CHEM 106 or equivalent. Introduction to atomic theory, chemical reactions, bonding, stoichiometry, nomenclature, and solutions. Intended for students who are preparing for CHEM 212/312. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 124 or CHEM 127. Credit will be granted in only one of the following courses: CHEM 110, CHEM 111. 4 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
CHEM 124

General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 104. Recommended: High school chemistry or equivalent. Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic structure, bonding, solidstate structures, intermolecular forces, and foundational principles of organic chemistry. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 127. Credit will be granted in only one of the following courses: CHEM 110, CHEM 111, CHEM 124. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: CHEM 124, or AP Chemistry score of 5. Topics include solution chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium (including acids and bases), electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 128. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 

CHEM 127

General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I 4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 104. Recommended: High school chemistry or equivalent. Introduction to atomic theory, chemical reactions, bonding, stoichiometry, nomenclature, gas laws, thermochemistry, molecular structure, and intermolecular forces. Intended primarily for students in agriculture and life sciences. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 124. Credit will be granted in only one of the following courses: CHEM 110, CHEM 111, CHEM 127. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
GEOL 102

Introduction to Geology 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Processes responsible for the Earth's minerals, rocks, and structure surface features. Volcanism; mountain building; plate tectonics; weathering. Erosion and deposition by streams, glaciers, wind and waves. Geological resources, earth hazards, and interaction of man with global processes. 3 lectures, 1 discussion. Fulfills GE B3. 
GEOL 205

Earthquakes 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Worldwide seismicity and plate tectonics. Seismic waves and their recording. Earth structure and composition. Intensity, magnitude, and energy. Major California faults and earthquakes. Paleoseismology, forecasting and prediction. Acceleration, resonance, and effects of ground shaking on structures. Earthquake safety. Tsunamis. 3 lectures, 1 discussion. 
HNRS 131

General Physics I 4 units Term Typically Offered: TBD Prerequisite: MATH 141 with grade C or better and MATH 142 or MATH 182 (or concurrent enrollment); for ME and AERO students only. Recommended: High School Physics. Fundamental principles of mechanics. Vectors, particle kinematics. Equilibrium of a rigid body. Work and energy, linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics. Primarily for engineering students, and for students majoring in the physical sciences. Not open to students with credit in PHYS 141. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Crosslisted as HNRS/PHYS 131. 
HNRS 132

General Physics II
Term Typically Offered: TBD Prerequisite: PHYS 131 or HNRS 131 or PHYS 141. Oscillations, waves in elastic media, sound waves. Temperature, heat and the first law of thermodynamics. Kinetic theory of matter, second law of thermodynamics. Geometrical and physical optics. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
HNRS 134

General Physics IA
Term Typically Offered: TBD Prerequisite: MATH 141 with grade C or better and MATH 142 or MATH 182 (or concurrent enrollment). Recommended: High School Physics. Fundamental principles of mechanics. Vectors, particle kinematics. Equilibrium of a rigid body. Work and energy, linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics. Primarily for engineering and science students. Not open to students with credit in PHYS 131. 4 lectures. 
PHYS 104

Introductory Physics 4 units Term Typically Offered: F Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 104. Elementary introduction to mechanics, gases, liquids and solids, heat, vibrations and waves, light, electricity and magnetism. Intended to provide nonscience students with an understanding of basic physical concepts. Not open to students who have credit in a college physics course. 4 lectures. 
PHYS 107

Introduction to Meteorology 4 units Term Typically Offered: TBD Prerequisite: Passing score on ELM examination, or an ELM exemption, or credit in MATH 104. Physics of Earth's atmosphere. Topics include the physical basis for temperature, wind generation, atmospheric circulation, humidity, adiabatic processes, cloud formation, cyclone development, precipitation, and storm growth. Other topics include the variety of storms and their effects, satellite imaging, and air pollution and its possible effect on global temperature change. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B3. 
PHYS 111

Contemporary Physics for Nonscientists 4 units Term Typically Offered: W Exploration of the key concepts of quantum mechanics and Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. Particlewave duality, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schrodinger's cat, warped spacetime, black holes. 4 lectures. 
PHYS 121

College Physics I 4 units Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: MATH 118 and high school trigonometry, or MATH 119. Introductory course in mechanics emphasizing motion, force, and energy. Not open to students having a grade of C or better in PHYS 131 or PHYS 141. 4 lectures. 
PHYS 122

College Physics II 4 units Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: PHYS 118, PHYS 121, PHYS 131, or PHYS 141. Continuation of PHYS 121. Topics include properties of materials, fluids, waves and vibrations, sound, heat, light and optics. Not open for credit to students having a grade of C or better in PHYS 132. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
PHYS 131

General Physics I
Term Typically Offered: TBD Prerequisite: MATH 141 with grade C or better and MATH 142 or MATH 182 (or concurrent enrollment); for ME and AERO students only. Recommended: High School Physics. Fundamental principles of mechanics. Vectors, particle kinematics. Equilibrium of a rigid body. Work and energy, linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics. Primarily for engineering students, and for students majoring in the physical sciences. Not open to students with credit in PHYS 141. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Crosslisted as HNRS/PHYS 131. Fulfills GE B3 & B4. 
PHYS 132

General Physics II
Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: PHYS 131 or HNRS 131 or PHYS 141. Crosslisted as HNRS/PHYS 132. Fulfills GE B3 & B4 
PHYS 133

General Physics III 4 units Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: PHYS 131 or HNRS 131 or PHYS 141, and MATH 142. Recommended: MATH 241. Charge and matter, electric field, electric potential, dielectrics, capacitance, current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, magnetic fields, magnetic field of a moving charge, induced emf. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE B3 & B4. 
PHYS 141

General Physics IA 4 units Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU Prerequisite: MATH 141 with grade C or better and MATH 142 or MATH 182 (or concurrent enrollment). Recommended: High School Physics. Fundamental principles of mechanics. Vectors, particle kinematics. Equilibrium of a rigid body. Work and energy, linear momentum, rotational kinematics and dynamics. Primarily for engineering and science students. Not open to students with credit in PHYS 131. 4 lectures. Crosslisted as HNRS 134/PHYS 141. Fulfills GE B3. 
PSC 101

Matter and Energy 4 units Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Introduction to the basic principles of physical science, including observation, description, modeling, and the application of physical phenomena. Emphasis on interactions as described by energy, forces, and fields for mechanical, thermal, electric, and magnetic systems. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 
CLA LAES LS  CAED CAFES CSM OCOB  ENGR  

One lab B4 taken with B2 or B3 courses (B4)  X  X  X 
CLA LAES LS  CAED CAFES CSM OCOB  ENGR  

CLA, LS : LAES students select 1 course from B1B4 or B5  4  0  0 
Science and Mathematics UpperDivision for Engineers ONLY
(GE Area B6)
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Science and Mathematics UpperDivision Elective for ENGR only (B6)  0  0  4 
GEOL 305

Fundamentals of Seismology.
4 units
Term Typically Offered: W Prerequisite: PHYS 141; and GEOL 201 or PHYS 132. Theory of plate tectonics. Elastic waves in layered media. Principle of the seismometer. Seismic properties, structure and composition throughout the Earth. Intensity, magnitude, and seismic moment and energy calculations. Major California faults and earthquakes. Paleoseismology, forecasting and prediction. Analysis of ground motion. Resonance. Effects of ground shaking on structures and bodies of water. Earthquake safety. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE B6. 
MATH 304

Vector Analysis
4 units
Term Typically Offered: W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 206 or MATH 244, and MATH 241. Differential and integral calculus of vectorvalued functions. Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem. Applications and generalizations. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B6. 
MATH 344

Linear Analysis II
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 206 and MATH 242, or MATH 241 and MATH 244. Linear methods applied to the solution of differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions to ordinary differential equations. Orthogonality in nspace, GramSchmidt orthogonalization and least squares methods. Orthogonal bases in function spaces, SturmLiouville theory. Fourier series and transforms. Special functions of applied mathematics. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B6. 
MATH 408

Complex Analysis I
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F Prerequisite: MATH 242, or MATH 241 and MATH 244. Elementary analytic functions and mappings. Cauchy's Integral Theorem; Poisson's Integral Formula. Taylor and Laurent series, theory of residues, and the evaluation of integrals. Harmonic functions, conformal mappings. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B6. 
PHYS 412
& PHYS 452 
Solid State Physics
3 units
Term Typically Offered: F Prerequisite: PHYS 211 or MATE 340, MATH 244. Properties of solids including the structural, mechanical, thermal, and electronic properties, energy band theory and the properties of metals and semiconductors. 3 lectures.
1 unit
Term Typically Offered: SP Prerequisite or concurrent: PHYS 412. Selected experiments on Xray diffraction, Hall effect, optical absorption, thermoelectric effect, photovoltaic cells, diode characteristics, and superconductivity. 1 laboratory. 
PHYS 417

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems.
4 units
Term Typically Offered: SP Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or PHYS 122; and PHYS 133 or PHYS 123; and MATH 241; and MATH 242 or MATH 244. Recommended: Junior standing. Analysis of linear and nonlinear dynamical systems with emphasis on geometrical methods and visualization techniques. Fixed points, phase plane analysis, bifurcations and limit cycles. Laboratory component includes data acquisition and analysis using computers, numerical simulations of dynamical systems, and analysis of discrete systems. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Fulfills GE B6. 
STAT 312

Statistical Methods for Engineers
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP, SU Prerequisite: MATH 142. Descriptive and graphical methods. Discrete and continuous probability distributions. One and two sample confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Single factor analysis of variance. Quality control. Introduction to regression and to experimental design. Substantial use of statistical software. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B6. 
STAT 321

Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 142. Tabular and graphical methods for data summary, numerical summary measures, probability concepts and properties, discrete and continuous probability distributions, expected values, statistics and their sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals for a mean and proportion. Use of statistical software. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B6. 
STAT 350

Probability and Random Processes for Engineers
4 units
Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP Prerequisite: MATH 241, EE 228. Random events, random variables, and random processes, with emphasis on probabilistic treatment of signals and noise. Specific topics include: sample spaces, probability, distributions, independence, moments, covariance, time/ensemble averages, stationarity, common processes, correlation and spectral functions. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B6. 