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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Energy, Motion, and Matter: An Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

This course introduces the non-scientist to the fundamental concepts of physics and chemistry. Physics topics include motion, force, work, energy, gravity, electricity, magnetism, and light. Chemistry topics include chemical and physical properties of elements and compounds, the periodic table, atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, and nuclear structure and processes. This course also teaches students how to analyze and solve problems using critical thinking and the scientific method. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: No credit if taken after college course in chemistry or physics.

Subject: PHSN
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: Associate Faculty Office
Office hours: Office Hours Online using Blackboard Collaborate
Phone: (760)757-2121 ext. 6808
Instructor notes: This course is taught in Blackboard. A MANDATORY LIVE ONLINE session must be attended and an online syllabus quiz must be completed within the first week of class to remain enrolled. The section of CHEM 108 requires students attend online sessions using Blackboard Collaborate and includes exams that must be taken on the MiraCosta campus (or by arrangement at another proctoring center). The exams are taken at the Academic Proctoring Center, which has locations on both the Oceanside and San Elijo MiraCosta campuses, with hours in the morning, afternoon, and evening M - F. It is the student's responsibility to make the necessary arrangements. The book you will need is The Sciences, 6th edition by Trefil & Hazen, available at the bookstore on campus. You will also need the WileyPlus access code to accompany the text, available with the book bundle (available only at the bookstore) or sold separately online at

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