AST 110: Introduction to Astronomy    Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Acquire a propensity to look beyond ‘common sense’ solutions and to apply critical thought to problems
  1. Develop ability to synthesize and integrate information and ideas
  2. Develop ability to think holistically: to see the whole as well as the parts
  3. Develop ability to distinguish between science and pseudo science
          Yes  
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills
  1. Improve mathematical skills
            Yes
Goal 3: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion and gain discipline specific knowledge & skills
  1. Learn terms and facts of this subject
  2. Learn concepts and theories in this subject
  3. Develop skill in using materials, tools, and/or technology central to this subject
  4. Learn to understand perspectives and values of this subject
Yes            
 
PHY 115: Principles of Physics I Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.       Yes      
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.             Yes
Goal 3: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion. Yes            
 
PHY 116: Principles of Physics II Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.       Yes      
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.             Yes
Goal 3: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion. Yes            
 
PHY 125: General Physics I Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.       Yes      
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.             Yes
Goal 3: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion. Yes            
 
PHY 126: General Physics II Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.       Yes      
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.             Yes
Goal 3: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion. Yes            
 
PHY 220: Modern Physics Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion.
  1. Answer set problems mathematically, by estimation, or in words (essay response).
Yes            
Goal 2: Construct models and realize the limitations of those models.
  1. Derive relationships predicting the behaviors of physical systems.
  2. Be able to choose appropriately among semi-classical, relativistic, and quantum approaches to problems.
  3. Be able to estimate numerical answers without exact calculation.
  Yes          
Goal 3: Communicate with clear and concise expression.
  1. Prepare and present professional 10-15 minute scientific talks.
  2. Ability to present thoughts clearly in class discussions.
  3. Write lab reports more formally in standard academic format and style.
  4. Find, read, evaluate, and discuss original scientific literature.
  5. Write homework and exam solutions more clearly and concisely.
    Yes        
 
PHY 230: Intermediate Physics Laboratory Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion.
  1. Answer set problems mathematically, by estimation, or in words (essay response).
Yes            
Goal 2: Construct models and realize the limitations of those models.
  1. Derive relationships predicting the behaviors of physical systems.
  2. Be able to choose appropriately among semi-classical, relativistic, and quantum approaches to problems.
  3. Be able to estimate numerical answers without exact calculation.
  Yes          
Goal 3: Communicate with clear and concise expression.
  1. Prepare and present professional 10-15 minute scientific talks.
  2. Ability to present thoughts clearly in class discussions.
  3. Write lab reports more formally in standard academic format and style.
  4. Find, read, evaluate, and discuss original scientific literature.
  5. Write homework and exam solutions more clearly and concisely.
    Yes        
 
PHY 280: Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.
  1. Develop mathematical skills needed in 300-level courses
            Yes
Goal 2: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations
  1. Develop further analytical skills to solve unfamiliar (new) complex problems
  2. Develop skills in using computer software to model physical systems
      Yes      
Goal 3: Address complex issues that require a synthesis of knowledge of seemingly unconnected areas of physics         Yes    
 
PHY 290: Internship in Physics Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations
  1. Solve problems set by employer/supervisor
      Yes      
Goal 2: Address complex issues that require a synthesis of seemingly unconnected areas of physics.
  1. Draw on background of knowledge of diverse fields to address goals set by employer/supervisor
        Yes    
Goal 3: Communicate with clear and concise expression.
  1. Prepare and present professional scientific talks and/or posters
  2. Ability to present thoughts clearly in discussions.
  3. Write reports more formally in standard format and style required by employer/supervisor.
  4. Find, read, evaluate, and discuss original scientific literature.
    Yes        
 
PHY 300: Statistical Physics and Thermodynamics Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion Yes            
Goal 2: Communicate with clear and concise expression     Yes        
Goal 3: Address complex issues that require a synthesis of knowledge of seemingly unconnected areas of physics         Yes    
 
PHY 301: Intermediate Electromagnetic Theory Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion.
  1. Answer set multi-step problems mathematically or in words
Yes            
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.
  1. Apply advanced mathematical skills to highly abstract problems
            Yes
Goal 3: Communicate with clear and concise expression.
  1. Prepare and present professional 10-15 minute scientific talks.
  2. Ability to present thoughts clearly in class discussions.
  3. Write homework and exam solutions more clearly and concisely.
    Yes        
 
PHY 310: Electronics with Laboratory Component Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion.
  1. Answer set problems mathematically, by estimation, or in words (essay response).
Yes            
Goal 2: Address complex issues that require a synthesis of knowledge of seemingly unconnected areas of physics.
  1. Apply modern physics, E&M, and mathematical logic to circuit design.
        Yes    
Goal 3: Communicate with clear and concise expression.
  1. Ability to present thoughts clearly in class discussions.
  2. Write lab reports more formally in standard academic format and style.
  3. Find, read, and evaluate original scientific reference literature.
  4. Write homework and exam solutions more clearly and concisely.
    Yes        
 
PHY 330: Introduction to Materials Science Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion Yes            
Goal 2: Communicate with clear and concise expression     Yes        
Goal 3: Address complex issues that require a synthesis of knowledge of seemingly unconnected areas of physics         Yes    
 
PHY 395: Independent Work in Physics Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations
  1. Solve problems set by supervisor
      Yes      
Goal 2: Address complex issues that require a synthesis of seemingly unconnected areas of physics.
  1. Draw on background of knowledge of diverse fields to address goals set by supervisor
        Yes    
Goal 3: Communicate with clear and concise expression.
  1. Prepare and present professional scientific talks and/or posters
  2. Ability to present thoughts clearly in discussions.
  3. Write a formal scientific paper
  4. Find, read, evaluate, and discuss original scientific literature.
    Yes        
 
PHY 542: Principles of Physics I for Post-bac Premed Program Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.
  1. Develop ability to apply principles and generalizations already learned to new problems and situations
  2. Develop analytic skills
  3. Develop problem-solving skills
      Yes      
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills
  1. Improve mathematical skills
  2. Improve writing skills
            Yes
Goal 3: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion
  1. Learn terms and facts of this subject
  2. Learn concepts and theories in this subject
  3. Develop skill in using materials, tools, and/or technology central to this subject
  4. Learn to understand perspectives and values of this subject
  5. Prepare for medical schools
Yes            
 
PHY 543: Principles of Physics II for Post-bac Premed Program Program Goals
Course Goals 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Goal 1: Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.
  1. Develop ability to apply principles and generalizations already learned to new problems and situations
  2. Develop analytic skills
  3. Develop problem-solving skills
      Yes      
Goal 2: Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills
  1. Improve mathematical skills
  2. Improve writing skills
            Yes
Goal 3: Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion
  1. Learn terms and facts of this subject
  2. Learn concepts and theories in this subject
  3. Develop skill in using materials, tools, and/or technology central to this subject
  4. Learn to understand perspectives and values of this subject
  5. Prepare for medical schools
Yes            

Program Goals

  1. Construct arguments using a logical progression of steps from premise to conclusion.
  2. Construct models and realize the limitation of those models.
  3. Communicate with clear and concise expression.
  4. Extrapolate and apply current knowledge to new situations.
  5. Address complex issues that require a synthesis of knowledge of seemingly unconnected areas of physics.
  6. Acquire a propensity to look beyond ‘common sense’ solutions and to apply critical thought to problems.
  7. Synthesize and integrate conceptual information and mathematical skills.