PHYS 479

Special Topics in Physics

1-5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 16, 2013 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course covers advanced topics in physics that vary from semester to semester. Because the content of each section of this course is different, students may take this course more than once for credit. Intended for students minoring in physics in their junior or senior year.

Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.

Learning outcomes


  • Explain and apply scientific knowledge in a selected topic of physics, theoretical and/or experimental, at the upper division level.
  • Read and interpret primary scientific literature in physics.
  • Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of physics at the level necessary for success in undergraduate research and/or graduate study in this field.