Aug 25, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Physical Education-Profes

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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    PED 415 - Evaluation In Physical Education and Exercise Science

    [3 credit(s)]
    Study of the purpose, selection, construction, administration, and evaluation of tests for assessing physical fitness, motor ability, and sport skills. Basic descriptive statistics are used to organize and interpret test scores. Laboratory sessions focus on test administration and statistical analyses. Prerequisites: PED 470 or PED 302.


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    PED 430 - Psychosocial Aspects Of Physical Activity

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing, and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, to be eligible for this course.This course provides an overview of the field of sport and exercise psychology and sport sociology. The content focuses on the psychological variables (e.g., personality, motivation, achievement, anxiety), sociological variables (e.g., environmental influences, group processes) and educational strategies for enhancing health and well-being through sport and exercise. Also, societal influences on sport (e.g., race, gender, economics) will be explored. Writing.


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    PED 435 - Physical Education For Students With Disabilties

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must have at least sophomore standing, and a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, to be eligible for this course. Study of rationale underlying the provision for physical-education programs for students with disabilities; organization, administration, and conduct of physical education programs for the most prevalent types of educational and medical conditions found in schools and agencies; assists the student to develop placements that adhere to the doctrine of the least-restrictive environment. Includes clinical experiences.


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    PED 439 - Therapeutic Recreation and Disability Sport

    [3 credit(s)]
    Examination of leisure/recreation services available for individuals with disabilities; study of impact of federal legislation on the provision for and accessibility of diverse recreational opportunities including high risk, adventure activities; and analysis of elite sport opportunities for individuals with disabilities including the study of national governing bodies that are responsible for the competition with emphasis on the International Paralympic Movement.


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    PED 440 - Modes And Models In Physical Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: EDB 200, EDB 300, EDB 301, EDB 302, EDL 305. Must be a declared major or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work. Strategies for instructional planning, implementation, and assessment of physical education programs are presented and analyzed within the context of the multiage learning setting; development of the organizing centers, content goals, objectives, evaluation procedures (including alternative assessment), and learning experiences; emphasis on development of a variety of teaching strategies and classroom management skills. Course includes clinical and field teaching experiences.


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    PED 445 - Gateway to the Profession: Communication and Collaboration

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Concurrent with student teaching, PED 483. A course that brings closure to the accrued knowledge and skills relating to all aspects of teaching. The emphasis in course work will focus on the practical application of the information in public or private educational settings. Taken during the student-teaching semester.


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    PED 456 - Individualized Physical Education For Children With Special Needs

    [3 credit(s)]
    Study of evaluative procedures used to identify the unique needs of students with disabilities in physical education; development of annual goals and benchmarks for helping students acquire motor skills; enables special educators to establish themselves as resource persons. Includes a clinical experience.


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    PED 461 - Sport Governance

    [3 credit(s)]
    Governance structures used in amateur and professional sports will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and the National Governing Bodies; the National Collegiate Athletic Association; high school leagues; professional team sports leagues; and individual sport organizations.


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    PED 466 - Sport/Fitness Facilities Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA or higher; course is not open to Project 60. This course provides an overview of sports and fitness facility planning and management. Planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, security, scheduling, evaluation and risk management of facilities are presented in detail.


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    PED 467 - Sports Marketing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Identification of the sport product and an overview of marketing applied to the sport industry, including consumer behavior, role of research in marketing, and marketing management, segmentation, pricing, promotion, place, and public relations.


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    PED 469 - Sport Fundraising

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA or higher; course is not open to Project 60. The course provides an overview of resource development for nonprofit organizations in sport and sport-related organizations. It is designed to provide the student with both theoretical and practical applications of fundraising in the sports industry. The focus of the course is towards the importance of fundraisng for the sport professional and the sports programs in educational, commercial and professional settings.


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    PED 470 - Exercise Testing and Prescription

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PED 324 and 325. Study of the principles of physical fitness and conditioning programs. Focuses on methods to enhance physical fitness and/or sport performance for a variety of individuals including athletes and clinical populations. Practical experience in assessing physical fitness is obtained.


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    PED 472 - Physiology Of Aging

    [3 credit(s)]
    Course is designed to develop an understanding of the physiological, social, and emotional changes which accompany the aging process. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of physical, sensory, motor, and cognitive changes which accompany aging. Special attention will be paid to developing programs for the elderly in exercise, prevention of falling, improvements in strength, and sense of well-being.


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    PED 477 - Prevenition and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases

    [3 credit(s)]
    Overview of the methods by which coronary artery disease may be prevented and rehabilitated. Topics include disease process, diagnostic techniques, risk factor modification, electrocardiographic interpretation, exercise testing, and prescription. Program planning and design are addressed with emphasis on policy and procedure.


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    PED 480 - Internship And Senior Seminar

    [8 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Senior status and permission of department chair. Specialized field experience in an appropriate setting that provides extensive exposure for the sports manager or exercise/fitness specialist. Includes the development of a professional portfolio and required seminars. This course may be repeated for a total of 16 credit hours.


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    PED 481 - Internship and Senior Seminar

    [12 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior status and permission of department chair. Specialized field experience in an appropriate setting that provides extensive exposure for the sports manager or exercise/fitness specialist. Includes the development of a professional portfolio and required seminars.


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    PED 483 - Student Teaching Multiage Physical Education

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PED 445 is a corequisite. Must be a declared major or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work.


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    PED 491 - Coaching Essentials

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA or higher; course is not open to Project 60. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the coaching profession. Emphasis is placed on sport at the high school and serious club levels. Consideration is also given to coaching at other levels, such as youth, recreational and intercollegiate sport programs. The primary goal of the course is to develop and enhance students' knowledge and understanding of concepts and techniques of their coaching and their application to achieving important objectives in working with athletes


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    PED 492 - Athletic Administration

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites:  Must have a minimum 2.5 gpa, no Project 60.  An overview of the administration of athletic programs, professional sports programs, exercise and leisure related professions. This course will explore a range of duties including: personnel administration, office management, public relations, liability and safety, facility responsibilities, budget and finance, purchasing& care of equipment, evaluation, scheduling, staff dynamics, gender equity and marketing/promotion of programs


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    PED 493 - Special Topics In Sport Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Study of current topics of interest in the discipline of sport and sport education. Specific topics and hours will be based on analysis of need at the time each course is scheduled and may include such topics as motivating students in physical education, applying sport psychology strategies to enhance performance, the emerging role of women in sport, and improving exercise adherence. This course may be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.


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    PED 495 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course provides general concepts and information about strength and conditioning programming and is targeted towards those looking to apply this knowledge in the realm of coaching. Both basic fundamentals of strength and conditioning as well as advanced training techniques will be covered. A strong foundation in exercise or sport physiology and training is recommended prior to taking this course.


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    PED 496 - Individual Projects In Physical Education

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Independent project in a selected area of physical education. Project must be approved by and arrangements made with permission of project supervisor and department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of four hours.


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    PED 497 - Individual Projects in Physical Education

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of department chair. Independent project in a selected area of physical education. Project must be approved by and arrangements made with permission or project supervisor and department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.


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Physical Education-Servic

  
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    PES 101 - Physical Fitness

    [1 credit(s)]
    Focuses on principles of physical fitness, risk factors for cardiovascular disease and how to avoid/overcome them through weight control, exercise, and nutrition. Students work to improve personal fitness levels and develop individualized fitness programs for future participation.


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    PES 102 - Physical Fitness Orientation

    [2 credit(s)]
    Introduction to personal fitness programs with emphasis on measurement, evaluation, and the development of physical fitness and positive long-term fitness attitudes.


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    PES 106 - Walking For Aerobic Fitness

    [1 credit(s)]
    Designed to progressively develop cardiorespiratory endurance by walking. Individuals who are at below-normal physical fitness levels will benefit most. Regular walking outside of class will be required.


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    PES 107 - Cross-Training

    [1 credit(s)]
    A program of fitness activities that stresses cardiovascular aspects of training. Emphasis on the use of several sports for the purpose of training for one specific sport. Whole-body fitness will include strength, flexibility, and anaerobic power.


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    PES 109 - Distance Running

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Ability to run continuously for 30 minutes. Intended for person who has progressed through the beginning stages of jogging and running. Knowledge and abilities are expanded with respect to the physiological and psychological changes that occur for the distance runner.


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    PES 110 - Basketball

    [1 credit(s)]
    Introduction to basic rules of basketball and fundamentals of team play; emphasis is placed on individual skill development.


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    PES 113 - Personal Training Instructor

    [1 credit(s)]
    Three certifications are earned in this intensive fitness class: CPR, principles of YMCA health and fitness, and YMCA personal training instructor. Learn how to properly use cardiovascular and strength (free weights and selectorized) equipment, set up workouts for others, effective goal setting, and communication strategies. Includes muscle anatomy and physiology, practical sessions with various equipment, and case studies. Textbooks and manual are required at additional cost.


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    PES 114 - Relaxation Training

    [1 credit(s)]
    Designed to assist students in understanding the impact of stress on their lives, recognizing early warning signs of stress, and developing strategies to reduce levels of stress and tension. Course focuses on the variety of techniques used to achieve a state of attentive relaxation.


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    PES 117 - Rock Climbing

    [1 credit(s)]
    Experience "free climbing" and "bouldering" in an indoor rock environment; basic climbing and movement techniques; belay techniques and basic climbing-specific knot tying; become belay certified; additional fee required; conducted at CSU rock wall facility and off-campus at Cleveland Rock Gym.


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    PES 120 - Beginners Swimming

    [1 credit(s)]
    For both the nonswimmer and low-skilled swimmer; includes Red Cross beginner and advanced beginner training.


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    PES 122 - Swimmers

    [1 credit(s)]
    For the individual who has mastered the middle-range swimming skills and who wishes to develop greater swimming competency; based on the Red Cross learn-to-swim format.


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    PES 136 - Canoeing & Small Crafts

    [1 credit(s)]
    Designed for gaining knowledge of small craft safety and acquiring practical experience in the proper handling of small crafts; emphasis placed on canoeing. Previous minimum background through Red Cross Intermediate Swimming recommended.


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    PES 158 - Aerobic Jazz I

    [1 credit(s)]
    Includes basic jazz exercises and a variety of easy and fun-filled dance routines. Dances are combined into an aerobic framework (continuous rhythmic movement), warm-ups, high-level activity, and cool-down periods. This course is repeatable.


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    PES 160 - Water Aerobics

    [1 credit(s)]
    A non-swimming aerobic and dance exercise class for adults of all age groups and activity levels. Taught in the shallow water, this course uses choreographed movements to provide toning, conditioning, and aerobic benefits along with aesthetic experiences and body awareness. The activity uses the water to cushion joints, neutralize gravity, and add buoyancy. This course is repeatable.


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    PES 162 - Yoga I

    [1 credit(s)]
    Comprehensive instruction in the three basic aspects of classical Yoga: exercise, correct breathing, and relaxation/meditation. Yoga theory, scheduling, stress management, and nutrition discussed in relation to individual goals. American Yoga Association instructors. This course is repeatable.


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    PES 163 - Yoga II

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PES 162. Emphasizes the exercise portion of the curriculum and increasing the number and the difficulty of exercises while working within individual limitations; several new breathing techniques also taught. American Yoga Association instructors. This course is repeatable.


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    PES 174 - T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan I

    [1 credit(s)]
    Ancient nonaggressive Chinese martial art which also serves as a form of moving meditation and exercise. There is a short-form course consisting of 33 movements which can be learned and understood in a semester session.


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    PES 176 - Golf

    [1 credit(s)]
    Introduction to fundamental golf skills, rules, etiquette, equipment, and playing opportunities. Analysis of swing by instant video replay is used.


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    PES 180 - Badminton

    [1 credit(s)]
    Course designed for various levels of badminton skill with individual and group instruction in basic skills and strategies for singles and doubles play.


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    PES 182 - Beginning Tennis

    [1 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the basic rules of tennis and fundamentals of singles and doubles play; emphasis on individual skill development.


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    PES 199 - Special Programs

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson. Designed for the student who may wish, because of special interest, to receive hour for participation in recreational or sports activities not included in the courses listed above. Students wishing to receive hour for this must report to the Physical Education office to make arrangements for approval and verification of the activity. May be repeated for up to five hours.


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    PES 240 - Modern Dance III

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PES 141 or permission of instructor. Further study of modern-dance theory and skill, with emphasis on increasing physical competence and understanding of underlying theory. May be repeated for up to 8 hours.


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    PES 250 - Ballet III

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PES 151 or permission of instructor. Further study of the theory and skills of classical ballet, with emphasis on increasing physical competence and understanding of underlying theory. May be repeated for up to 8 hours.


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Physics

  
  
  
  
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    PHY 115 - Energy and Society

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: One unit of high school algebra. Introduction to the physical principles behind one of the most important issues for our society, i.e. the use, storage and transport of energy and its impact on the environment. Topics covered include both a study of non-renewable energy sources (fossil and nuclear fuels), as well as an analysis of the potential of renewable ones (solar, hydro, wind).

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    PHY 231 - College Physics I - BioMedical Applications

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: three units of high-school math, three units of high-school science. Algebra-based physics, including kinematics, dynamics, mechanical equilibrium, harmonic motion: spring and pendulum, fluids, thermodynamics: temperature, heat, ideal gases, heat engines. Physical principles are applied to problems from biology and medicine.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    PHY 232 - College Physics II - Biomedical Applications

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: three units of high-school math, three units of high-school science, PHY 231. Algebra-based physics, including sound waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves and spectrum of light, lenses and microscopes, wave-like properties of particles and structure of atoms, nuclei, and radioactivity. Physical principles are applied to problems from biology and medicine.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    PHY 301 - Research Methods in the Sciences - Writing

    [3 credit(s)]


    Prerequisites: EUT 215 and EUT 217, three units of high school math and three units of high school science. This course is designed to meet the needs of future science teachers. It provides students with the tools that scientists use to solve scientific problems, gives them the opportunity to use these tools to design and perform experiments in a laboratory setting, and enables them to become acquainted with the way scientific information is communicated.

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    PHY 320 - Introduction to Computational Physics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PHY 221 or PHY 241. Elements of modeling of physical and engineering phenomena using a programming package such as MATHCAD. Topics covered include solving systems of equations, graphing functions, differential equations, and random processes.


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    PHY 325 - Introduction To Theoretical Physics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H, MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 281. Physics applications of differentiation, integration, Fourier series, differential equations, complex numbers.


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    PHY 330 - Introduction to Modern Physics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H, MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 281. Theory of special relativity, wave properties of particles and particle properties of light, atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, semiconductors.


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    PHY 335 - Modern Physics Laboratory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 241(or PHY 243 or PHY 243H), PHY 242(or PHY 244 or PHY 244H), PHY 330. Course gives hands on exposure to experimental basis of modern physics, including : Milikan oil drop experiment, blackbody radiation, photoelectric effect, NMR, microwaves, X-rays.


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    PHY 340 - Mechanics and Vibrations I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H, PHY 330, MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 281. Central force motion, classical scattering, rotational motion: tops, precession, damped and driven oscillations.


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    PHY 341 - Mechanics and Vibrations II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H, PHY 330, PHY340 MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 281. Motion in Noninertial frames, Calculus of Variation, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Mechanics, Coupled oscillaytions, Nonlinear oscillations and chaos.


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    PHY 350 - Electricity and Magnetism I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 330, MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 281. Vector analysis; Gauss law, electrostatic potential; electric dipoles; dielectrics; Ampere law and Biot-Savart law; magnetic dipoles, magnetic materials.


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    PHY 351 - Electricity and Magnetism II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 330, PHY350 MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 281. Vector analysis; Gauss law, electrostatic potential; electric dipoles; dielectrics.


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    PHY 360 - Electronics Laboratory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H; MTH 181, MTH 182, MTH 281. AC and DC circuit analysis; steady states and transients; equivalent circuits; diodes, transistors and microprocessors; digital integrated circuits; sequential logic circuits.


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    PHY 380 - Physics Content Mid School Teacher

    [3 credit(s)]
    Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards physics major or minor. Physics concepts relevant to students seeking middle school licensure will be discussed with related timely issues. Lectures will coordinate with laboratory exercises and inquiry-based activities. Co-requisite PHY 381.


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    PHY 381 - Physics Content Mid School Teacher Lab

    [1 credit(s)]
    Enrollment is restricted to students seeking middle school licensure. No credit towards physics major or minor. Selected exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in PHY 380. Co-requisite PHY 380.


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    PHY 415 - Introduction to Biological Physics

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 221, PHY 222 or PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H. As the body of knowledge in physics expands and diffuses into the life sciences, the need for instruction in biological physics increases. Students learn how to use the concepts of physics to analyze and understand important aspects of biological systems. The course is appropriate for students majoring in physics, chemistry, biology, or engineering.


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    PHY 416 - Macromolecular Crystallography

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 221, PHY 222 or PHY 231, PHY 232, or PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H and MTH 181, MTH 182. Macromolecular crystallography is at the heart of the genomics age allowing the determination of the three-dimensional structures of proteins that genomes code for. This information is used to determine and understand their function and develop new drugs. Students learn the fundamentals of diffraction theory, crystal properties and the basic concepts of solving the structures of macromolecular crystals. The course is appropriate for advanced undergraduates majoring in physics, chemistry and biology.


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    PHY 440 - Quantum Physics I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 330, PHY 340. The uncertainty principle, the Schroedinger equation, probability and measurement, potential barrier and well problems, rigid rotator and harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom.


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    PHY 441 - Quantum Physics II

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 440 and PHY 350; closed to freshmen and non degree students. Angular momentum and magnetic moment, Pauli spin matrices, time independent and time dependent perturbation theory, variational approximation, atomic fine structure and hyperfyne structure, partial wave analysis and the Born approximation for quantum mechanical scattering.


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    PHY 450 - Optics and Electromagnetic Waves

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PHY 330. Maxwell equations; electromagnetic energy; electromagnetic waves; interaction of light with dielectric and metallic materials: dispersion; geometric optics; lenses and lens aberrations, mirrors, polarization, birefringence, interference, interferometer design, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction.


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    PHY 455 - Optics Laboratory

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PHY 450 or permission of instructor. Advanced optics laboratory that gives students "hands-on" experience with optical instruments and techniques; experiments on dispersion in glass, interferometry, spectral analysis, diffraction, Gaussian wave optics; student-designed experiment.


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    PHY 460 - Laser Physics and Photonics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: PHY 241/243/243H, PHY 242/244/244H. Basics of laser operation and photonics. Topics include spontaneous and stimulated emission, the laser principle, laser types, optical detectors, integrated optics


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    PHY 470 - Environmental Physics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: PHY 221 or PHY 241/243/243H. Study of physical phenomena underlying a set of current environmental issues. Topics include energy and entropy laws; electromagnetic radiation; forms of energy, including fuels, nuclear, solar; percolation model; chaos theory, including population dynamics, and climate; computer simulations.


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