Bachelor of Arts - Physics: Curriculum Map


Curriculum Map

                 Program Goals College Goals
Course  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AST 110 Yes         Yes Yes           Yes          
AST 110G                   Yes     Yes          
AST 395                           Yes        
PHY 115 Yes     Yes     Yes           Yes1          
PHY 115L                         Yes1          
PHY 116 Yes     Yes     Yes           Yes2          
PHY 116L                         Yes2          
PHY 125 Yes     Yes     Yes           Yes          
PHY 126 Yes     Yes     Yes           Yes          
PHY 220 Yes Yes Yes                   Yes3,4 Yes        
PHY 230 Yes Yes Yes                   Yes3          
PHY 280       Yes Yes   Yes         Yes Yes4 Yes        
PHY 290     Yes Yes Yes                          
PHY 300 Yes   Yes   Yes                          
PHY 301 Yes   Yes       Yes                      
PHY 330 Yes   Yes   Yes                          
PHY 395     Yes Yes Yes                 Yes        
PHY 542 Yes     Yes     Yes                      
PHY 543 Yes     Yes     Yes                      

1 - 4 Fulfillment requires completion of both courses.

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.

General Education / Liberal Education Requirements (College Goals)

  1. Students must demonstrate proficiency in written communication.
  2. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level.
  3. Students must become informed global citizens and gain intercultural awareness through a study abroad experience.
  4. Students must become acquainted with different ages, societies, and cultures and learn how to use a variety of historical sources.
  5. Students must be able to reason abstractly and appreciate the elegance of abstract structure.
  6. Students must understand the methods of scientific discovery and experimental design.
  7. Students must acquire problem-solving and research capability by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
  8. Students must be able to analyze and understand the creative process, assimilate experience, and communicate it.
  9. Students must be able to interpret words, images, objects, and/or actions that are expressions of human culture.
  10. Students must understand the complex nature of social structures and/or human relationships that involve issues of inequality and difference.
  11. Students must explore ecological, policy, social, cultural, and/or historical dimensions of human relationship to the environment.