Online Courses: In online teaching, 100% of instruction takes place online via Canvas and with supplemental platforms like Zoom. There are two types of online courses: asynchronous and synchronous.
Asynchronous online: Course is fully online, with lessons, assignments, and activities posted in Canvas with due dates. Students complete coursework, engage in discussions, etc., based upon their own schedules, but are required to meet posted deadlines.
Synchronous online: Online course that includes real-time class meetings using technology (e.g. Zoom). The number of required meetings varies based upon the particular class, but meetings take place during the scheduled class times. Faculty will inform students of the schedule for real-time meetings in their courses.
Hybrid Courses: Hybrid courses combine both in-person, on-campus meetings with online instruction. All face-to-face activities take place during the regularly-scheduled meeting times in the rooms assigned on the course listing. The number of people in classrooms is limited by social distancing requirements, and the number of in-person meetings varies by course. Faculty will notify students of the exact meeting schedule for their courses.
If your class is not listed as online or hybrid, it will meet fully face-to-face with proper social distancing following the noted class schedule.
A conceptual course designed to introduce students to the major areas of physics. It includes a number of foundation topics, such as the laws of motion, the universal principles of conservation, gravitation, with special emphasis on light and sound waves. Although the course is based on the conceptual approach, it does contain a mathematical component. There is no laboratory requirement, but there will be extensive use of hands-on demonstrations. Spring and as needed.
For CSD students.
This course examines the physics behind a wide variety of sports including football, baseball, hockey, soccer, track and field, swimming, curling and many others. Topics covered will include the forces exerted and change in momentum during a football tackle, the aerodynamics of a curve ball, and the power of a tennis serve. This course assumes the student has a basic understanding of algebra. PHY 110 Laboratory required. Lab fee. Spring. (L09)
This laboratory will reinforce topics covered in lecture and will make extensive use of video motion analysis. Lab Fee. Spring. (L09)
Lab Fee: $75.
The second course in physics concentrates on waves and microscopic level systems. Topics include waves and sound, thermodynamics, electrostatics and DC circuits. PHY 191L Laboratory required. A suitable score on the math placement exam is required. Prerequisite: PHY 190. Spring.
Lab Fee: $75.
Lab Fee: $75.
Lab fee. Cannot be used to replace any required courses within the major or minor. One credit of research is equivalent to a minimum of 3 hours of research per week.
$75 Lab fee per credit.
Qualified students intending to pursue honors research in physics must register for this course during the semester in which they complete their written thesis. Please refer to the Honors Research section of the undergraduate catalog for information on the requirements for honors research. Written permission from department chair required for registration for this course.