Astro 102 (Astronomy Laboratory) SLO

1) Students should be able to identify bright, naked eye stars and constellations.
2) Students should be able to assemble, use and disassemble the various types of telescopes available for their use.

Astro 110 (Solar System Astronomy) SLO

1) Students should be able to identify, classify and compare the bodies of our solar system.
2) Students should recognize and explain the movements of the Sun, Moon and planets, as viewed from Earth, over the course of time.
3) Students should be able to examine and critique both the geocentric and the heliocentric models of our solar system and explain them within a historical perspective.
4) Students should be able to explain the production, transmission, refraction and reflection of electromagnetic radiation and the detection of this radiation by both Earth-based and space-based instruments.

Astro 120 (Stars & Galaxies) SLO

1) Students should be able to identify, classify and compare the stars on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
2) Students should be able to identify, classify and compare the objects in the Universe, including, but not limited to; atoms, nebulae, stars, stellar clusters, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, quasars.
3) Students should be able to examine and critique the expansive and dynamic nature of our Universe, within a historical perspective.
4) Students should be able to explain the evolution of stars as well as of the large scale structure of the Universe.Chemistry 101 (General Chemistry) SLO

1) Design, construct, and interpret graphs accurately.
2) Solve quantitative chemistry problems and demonstrate reasoning clearly and completely as applied to stoichiometry and molarity, gas laws, and thermodynamics. Integrate multiple ideas in the problem solving process. Check results to make sure they are physically reasonable.
3) Write balanced general chemical and net ionic equations, classify types.

Chemistry 102 (General Chemistry) SLO

1) Solve quantitative chemistry problems and demonstrate reasoning clearly and completely as applied to equilibria, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and solutions. Integrate multiple ideas in the problem solving process.
2) Apply models of atomic behavior to explain general properties of matters such as colligative properties of solutions, crystal field theory, collision theory, and entropy.3) Identify ions in solution using qualitative analysis.

Chemistry 105 (Organic Chemistry) SLO

1) Predict and explain the expected chemical and physical behavior of an organic compound based on its functional group(s) and geometry.
2) Discern chirality in an organic compound, draw stereoisomers in the standard 3-dimensional conventions, and determine relationships between pairs of stereoisomers drawn in these conventions, including conformational stereoisomers.
3) Outline a rational synthesis of a small target organic compound using reactions, reaction conditions and mechanisms learned in the course.
4) Write a rational mechanism to explain a given transformation of an organic compound, including proper use of the directed-arrow convention.
5) Apply the theory and practice of laboratory techniques used in the preparation, purification, separation and identification of organic compounds including the proper use of specialized glassware and output from instruments such as HNMR, CNMR, FT-IR, GC, refractometer, polarimeter, Mel-Temp, etc.
6) Practice safety in the organic chemistry laboratory including personal safety and deportment, safe deployment and use of glassware and apparatus, as well as the proper handling of hazardous chemicals and management of chemical waste. Instructor observations; laboratory quizzes; frequency of student injuries
7) Maintain a complete and organized record of laboratory experimental data and observations in accordance with the format of the scientific notebook.

Chemistry 106 (Organic Chemistry) SLO

1) Expand, reinforce, and apply all of the concepts and skills acquired in the first semester of organic chemistry to organic compounds containing additional functional groups including arenes, amines, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and the derivatives of carboxylic acids.
2) Outline multi-step syntheses of more complex organic compounds using reactions learned to date via serial and convergent strategies.
3) Understand the basic physical, chemical, and stereochemical properties of organic compounds of biological importance.
4) Apply and reinforce the laboratory techniques learned in Chemistry 105 to the synthesis and characterization of a variety of organic compounds.
5) Using a combination of classical and modern spectroscopic tools, systematically identify an unknown organic compound.
6) Safely handle laboratory glassware, equipment, chemicals, and generated waste using guidelines and basic knowledge about the hazards associated with operations in an organic chemistry laboratory.
7) Maintain a complete and organized record of laboratory experimental data and observations in accordance with the format of the scientific notebook.

Chemistry 110 (Elements of General Chemistry) SLO

1) Solve quantitative problems and check answers to make sure that they are physically reasonable asapplied to areas such as unit conversions, stoichiometry, and gas laws.
2) Apply IUPAC naming rules to acids, salts and molecular compounds.
3) Clearly explain qualitative chemical concepts and trends.
4) Perform laboratory experiments correctly using appropriate techniques and safety procedures.
5) Describe, model and analyze microscopic behavior to explain macroscopic properties as applied to such areas as chemical bonding, gas laws, atomic theory, acids, bases, nuclear chemistry, and oxidation-reduction.
6) Write and predict the products of chemical reactions. Classify chemical reactions as to type.

Chemistry 120 (Fundamentals of College Chemistry:  Inorganic) SLO

1) Analyze the structure of the atom to identify elementary particles, their charges, and how they are involved in chemical reactions.
2) Identify fundamental particles of the atom that are involved in radioactive decay and how they may affect the human body.
3) Apply the structure of the periodic table to the structure of atoms and their chemical reactivity.
4) Apply the dimensional analysis method to calculations of solution concentrations, quantities involved with chemical reactions, buffers, etc.

Chemistry 121 (Fundamentals of College Chemistry:  Organic and Biochemistry) SLO

1. Practice safe and effective organic laboratory skills, including the ability to: identify basic equipment and know
its function or use, know basic organic laboratory techniques such as filtration, crystallization, extraction, TLC.
2. Given the IUPAC names for organic reactants, students will identify or draw the structural formulas and
for the reaction, predict products, provide organic structures and their IUPAC names.
3. Differentiate physical and chemical properties of organic functional families and correlate them with the structure.
4. Construct models of organic molecules using ball and stick models.
5. Differentiate composition, properties, and chemical reactions of the biologically important compounds:
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, and Nucleic Acids.
6. Students will identify the functions of biomolecules in biological systems and their metabolic pathways.

Geology 101 (Physical Geology) SLO

1) Students will be able to discuss the theory of plate tectonics.
2) Students will be able to discuss why earthquakes occur and how they are measured.
3) Students will be able to discuss the formation of the three rock types, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic and be familiar with the principle rock-forming minerals.
4) Students will gain an appreciation for how science works and difference between evidence and theory.

Geology 102 (Environmental Geology) SLO - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Students will gain an appreciation for how science works and difference between evidence and theory.
2) Students will be able to discuss natural disasters and the hazards associated with them.
3) Students will be able to ask questions related to human preparedness for natural disasters.
4) Students will be able to associate natural disasters with particular geographic and geologic locations and settings.

Geology 103 (Geology of California) SLO - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Students will gain an appreciation for how science works and difference between evidence and theory.
2) Students will be able to discuss the theory of plate tectonics.
3) Students will be able to outline the geologic history of California.

Geology 104 (Field Geology) SLO - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Students will gain an appreciation for how science works and difference between evidence and theory.
2) Students will be able to collect geologic data and interpret it.
3) Students will be able to identify and interpret geologic features of the landscape they see on field trips for the course.

Geology 105 (Historical Earth Science) SLO - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Students will be able to discuss the theory of plate tectonics and its historical development.
2) Students will be able to outline the geologic history of North America.
3) Students will be able to outline the broad history of life on Earth.
4) Students will be able to appreciate and discuss the basis for models of Earth’s history.
5) Students will be able to discuss the basis for the numerical and relative dating of rocks.

Geology 111 (Physical Geology Laboratory) SLO

1) Student’s will be able to read and interpret a simple geological map.
2) Student’s will be able to identify hand specimens of common rocks and minerals.

Geology 112 (Environmental Geology Laboratory) SLO - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Student’s will be able to read and interpret a simple geological map.
2) Student’s will be able to identify hand specimens of common rocks and minerals.

Geology 120 (Earthquakes) SLO - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Students will be able to discuss the theory of plate tectonics.
2) Students will be able to discuss why earthquakes occur and how they are measured.
3) Students will gain an appreciation for how science works and the difference between evidence and theory.
4) Students will be able to discuss the efforts being made to mitigate damage and loss in regions prone to earthquakes.

Oceanography 115 (Oceanography) SLO

1) Students will be able to discuss the ocean as a major influence on weather and climate.
2) Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the physiography and formation of the ocean basins.
3) Students will be able to discuss the factors that affect the coastal habitat.

Oceanography 116 (Oceanography Laboratory) SLO

1) Students will become familiar with the basic methods and techniques of data collection and analyses in physical oceanography.

Paleontology 101 (General Paleontology) SLO - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Students will gain an appreciation for how science works and the difference between evidence and theory.
2) Students will be able to interpret fossils of various kinds in light of function and adaptation.
3) Students will be able to discuss problems associated with fossilization and the fossil record in general.
4) Students will be able to discuss dating fossils and establishing time sequences.
5) Students will be able to discuss the theory of evolution and the paleontological evidence supporting it.

Physical Science (General Physical Science) 131 - NOT PRESENTLY OFFERED

1) Students will gain an appreciation for how science works and the difference between evidence and theory.
2) Students will be able to discuss the conservation of energy and matter.
3) Students will be able to perform simple calculations and understand the result in the context of the problem posed.
4) Students will be able to discuss the model of the atom.
5) Students will be able to discuss the four basic physical forces.

Physics 101 (Engineering Physics) SLO

1) Students will be able to use Excel to do science and Engineering analysis.
2) Students will be able to use computer interfacing hardware and software.
3) Students will solve complex application problems using techniques of differential and integral calculus.
4) Students will demonstrate the ability use lasers, micrometers, calipers, oscilloscopes, spectrometers, interferometers, and voltmeters accurately and safely.
5) Students will be able to use the internet to find information about scientific issues and be able to assess the validity of the information.

Physics 102 (Engineering Physics) SLO

1) Students will be able to use Excel to do science and Engineering analysis.
2) Students will be able to use computer interfacing hardware and software.
3) Students will solve complex application problems using techniques of differential and integral calculus.
4) Students will demonstrate the ability use lasers, micrometers, calipers, oscilloscopes, spectrometers, interferometers, and voltmeters accurately and safely.
5) Students will be able to use the internet to find information about scientific issues and be able to assess the validity of the information.

Physics 103 (Engineering Physics) SLO

1) Students will be able to use Excel to do science and Engineering analysis.
2) Students will be able to use computer interfacing hardware and software.
3) Students will solve complex application problems using techniques of differential and integral calculus.
4) Students will demonstrate the ability use lasers, micrometers, calipers, oscilloscopes, spectrometers, interferometers, and voltmeters accurately and safely.
5) Students will be able to use the internet to find information about scientific issues and be able to assess the validity of the information.

Physics 105 (General Physics) SLO

1) Students will be able to use Excel.
2) Students will be able to use computer interfacing hardware and software.
3) Students will solve complex application problems using techniques of algebra and trigonometry.
4) Students will demonstrate the ability use micrometers and calipers.
5) Students will be able to use the internet to find information about scientific issues and be able to assess the validity of the information.

Physics 106 (General Physics) SLO

1) Students will be able to use Excel to do science.
2) Students will be able to use computer interfacing hardware and software.
3) Students will solve complex application problems using techniques of algebra and trigonometry.
4) Students will demonstrate the ability use lasers, micrometers, calipers, oscilloscopes, spectrometers, interferometers, and voltmeters accurately and safely.
5) Students will be able to use the internet to find information about scientific issues and be able to assess the validity of the information.

Physics 110 (Introduction to Physics) SLO

1) Students will be able to assess information to determine whether it was obtained scientifically.
2) Students will be able to use the internet to find information about scientific issues and be able to assess the validity of the information.
3) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of our energy sources and utilization.
4) Students will demonstrate a conceptual understanding of Newtonian mechanics, basic optics,and electricity and magnetism.
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