Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PHYS-1315- Section: 71
Physical Science I
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Kyung-AE Son-Guidry
Phone(409) 984-6384
Location:Educational I - Room: 112
Hours:Schedule an appointment through AppointmentPlus, https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/7q6vp6t8/
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description Course, designed for non-science majors, that surveys topics from physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and meteorology.
Prerequisites Prerequisite: Basic skill competency in reading, writing and math.
Learning Outcomes CSLO 1.Demonstrates comprehension of content-area material (PSLO Alpha) measured by pre-test/post-test

CSLO 2. Determine the components of linear motion (displacement, velocity, and acceleration), and especially motion under conditions of constant acceleration (PSLO1, 2, 3, 4) measured by Lab Project and embedded Test questions

CSLO 3. Apply Newtons laws to physical problems including gravity (PSLO1, 2, 3) measured by Homework, labs, and embedded Test questions

CSLO 4. Solve problems involving rotational and linear motion (PSLO 1. 3) measured by Homework, labs and embedded Test questions

CSLO 5.Apply and use energy and work concepts (PSLO 1. 3) measured by Homework, labs and embedded Test questions

CSLO 6.Apply and use impulse and momentum concepts(PSLO1, 2, 3, 4) measured by Homework, labs and embedded Test questions

CSLO 7.Analyze problems and apply the principles of physics expressed in mathematical equations(PSLO3) measured by homework exercises

CSLO 8. Read text material to identify important ideas and principles, and discuss their applications in physical situations(PSLO1) measured by homework questions and embedded test questions

CSLO 9. Work in groups to develop presentations informing the class concerning important ideas and principles and their application(PSLO 1, 2, 4) measured by group projects in class, or discussion board for online courses

CSLO 10. Solve problems using the principles of heat and thermodynamics (PSLO 3) measured by embedded questions.
CSLO 11. Solve basic fluid mechanics problems (PSLO 3) measured by embedded questions..

CSLO 12. Define the fundamental properties of matter (PSLO Alpha) measured by pre-test/ post-test.

CSLO 13. Classify matter, compounds, and chemical reactions (PSLO 1, 3) measured by embedded test questions

CSLO 14. Determine the basic nuclear and electronic structure of atoms (PSLO 1, 3) by embedded test questions.

CSLO 15. Identify trends in chemical and physical properties of the elements using the Periodic Table (PSLO 1,3) measured by embedded questions and observations.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of the content-area reading material. Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills: Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information. Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine the extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify the conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills: Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication. Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete a task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete a task; analyzes how to use the principles, and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete a task with correct informed conclusions.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Textbook: Conceptual Physical Science by Paul Hewitt, ed.6, Pearson Addison Wesley with Mastering Physics by Pearson("online" tutorial and homework) Textbook ISBN-13: 9780134060484

Lower version of Textbook is also accepted, but a separate access code required to log on MasteringPhysics for HW.

Lecture Topics
See Major Assignments Schedule below.
Major Assignments
Week Chapter(s) Contents
1 & 2 1 Patterns of Motion & Equilibrium
3 2 Newton's Laws of Motion
4 3 Momentum & Energy
5 4 Gravity
5 1-4 Test I Review & Test I
6 5 Fluid Mechanics
7 6 Thermal Energy
8 7 Heat Transfer
9 5-7 Test II Review & Test II
10 12 Atoms and the Periodic Table
11 13 The Atomic Nucleus
12 14 Elements of Chemistry
13 15 Atomic Bonding
14 12-15 Test III Review & Test III
15 Review/Final
16 Final

*This Schedule is an idealized guide for the semester. Depending on the situation, changes may be made by the instructor and the instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus.. Any changes will be announced in advance in class or online (Announcements on Blackboard or e-mail).

Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 12:00 AM   Through  December 3, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
1.    Class assignments, worth 20 %.
2.    HW (will be assigned in masteringchemistry weekly), worth 20 %.
3.    Major Exams and Quizzes (will be announced during class), worth 40 %.
4.    Final Exam: TBA, worth 20 %.
5. Labs/Projects: will be determined separately. Please check in the Lab Section PHYS 1115-71 if you are taking
Lecture/Lab together..
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1. Late Assignments will NOT be accepted and will result in a zero, except for students who were absent due to illness and have valid proof. Due date: 11: 59 pm Sunday in the same week unless specified.
2. Consistent Participation is strongly encouraged and will affect your final grade.
3. Only regular scientific calculators are permitted during exams/quizzes. All other electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, computers, etc. are not allowed.
4. All assignments need to be turned in through Blackboard (BB). The handwritten assignments need to be scanned, not photographed. Please follow instructions in "How to turn in assignment(s)" in the Content folder of Blackboard (BB).
5. Each student must write up his or her own Lab and Do not makeup data.
Sharing of images or documents are also instances of academic dishonesty, resulting in a grade of zero for that assignment. Grades for the previous assignments will be voided if found academic dishonesty. Repeated instances of academic dishonesty will result in a course grade of "F" and other possible additional academic penalties.
6. E-mail policy: See specific instruction in Content folder of Blackboard (BB).
7. See more specific instruction in the content folder of Blackboard.
8. The instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus.
Attendance Policy Regular attendance is strongly encouraged and it would affect the final grade. Five unexcused absences will result in F in the final grade.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other 1. All school holidays and information regarding Drops/withdrawals: Refer to school policies.
2. After the semester is over, you may obtain your final course grade by logging in to your
Online account.
3. I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
4. The instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.