Metropolitan State University

PHYS 479 : Special Topics in Physics

A. Course Description
Credits:
Prerequisites: MATH 210 Calculus I AND
PHYS 211 Calculus Based Physics I AND
PHYS 212 Calculus Based Physics II

OR

MATH 211 Calculus II AND
PHYS 211 Calculus Based Physics I AND
PHYS 212 Calculus Based Physics II  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
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. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 1 - 5.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2013 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Explain and apply scientific knowledge in a selected topic of physics, theoretical and/or experimental, at the upper division level.
  2. Read and interpret primary scientific literature in physics.
  3. 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.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: First day attendance required except by instructor permission