University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2000-2001 Undergraduate Catalog

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DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Phone: 262-472-1067
E-Mail: physics@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Juliana Constantinescu, Kimberly Hill-Malvick, Kenneth Menningen, Jeffrey Rufinus, Paul Rybski (Chairperson), Frank Stekel, Shirley Stekel, Hugo Tscharnack.

Physics is the science which is concerned with the basic structure of matter, including its properties and behavior. Physics serves as a foundation for the other sciences and its concepts and principles form the basis of engineering and technology.
 
 

MAJOR/EMPHASES

The recommended general physics course sequence for physics majors and minors is 800-170/175; with departmental approval 800-160/800-163 may be substituted. 800-130 may be substituted for 800-170 or 800-160/161 upon the recommendation of the instructor in 800-130 and with the approval of the department.

PHYSICS  ENGINEERING  EMPHASIS  (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to attend engineering school)

MAJOR - 34  UNITS
 1. PHYSCS 170, PHYSCS 172, PHYSCS 173, PHYSCS 174, PHYSCS 175, PHYSCS 280, PHYSCS 282 AND PHYSCS 489
 2. SELECT  REMAINING  UNITS  FROM PHYSCS 221, PHYSCS 320, PHYSCS 322, PHYSCS 330, PHYSCS 331, PHYSCS 354, PHYSCS 355, PHYSCS 364, PHYSCS 410, PHYSCS 411, PHYSCS 412, PHYSCS 413, AND  NO  MORE  THAN  3  UNITS  FROM  490-499 COURSES

MAJOR - UNIQUE  REQUIREMENT - 22 UNITS
 1. CHEM 102, CHEM 104, MATH 255, MATH 355, MATH 361 AND COMPSCI 173  RLS

WRITING - 3 UNITS
 1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372  RLS
AN  APPROVED  MINOR  IS  REQUIRED  FOR  THIS  MAJOR.

PHYSICS GRADUATE SCHOOL EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to attend graduate school.)

MAJOR - 34 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310, 800-320 AND 800-489
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT 2 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 PHYS 800-221, 800-331, 800-355, 800-411 AND 800-413
  4. SELECT REMAINING CREDITS FROM PHYSICS NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 CREDITS FROM COURSES 800-490 THRU 499
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 11 CREDITS
  1. MATH 760-255, 760-355 AND 760-361 RLS
WRITING - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

PHYSICS INDUSTRY EMPHASIS (BA/BS)

(Recommended for students intending to seek employment in industry.)

 MAJOR - 34 CREDITS
 
 

  1. PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175, 800-221, 800-310, 800-320, 800-330, 800-331, 800-364 AND 800-489
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYS 800-354 AND 800-355) OR (PHYS 800-410 AND 800-411)
  3. SELECT REMAINING CREDITS FROM PHYSICS NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 CREDITS FROM 490 - 499 COURSES
MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 28 CREDITS
  1. CHEM 640-102, 640-104, MATH 760-255, 760-355, 760-361, CPSC 765-173, ECON 230-211 AND ACTG 210-244 RLS
WRITING - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

PHYSICS (BSE)

(Recommended for students intending to teach physics in secondary school.)

LICENSURE - 40 UNITS

     1.   C&I SECNDED 466
     2.   EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445
     3.   SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210
     4.   STUDENT TEACHING
        a. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412
        b. SELECT 2 OR 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414
     5.   SECNDED 429
     6.   GEOGRPHY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS
     7.   EDFOUND  212 AND EDFOUND 425
     8.   SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE CIFLD 492
     9.   SELECT 3 UNITS FROM EDUINDP 496
MAJOR - 34 UNITS
  1. PHYSCS 310, 320, 410 AND 489
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYSCS 170, 172, 173, 174, 175) OR (PHYSCS 160, 161, 162, 163)
  3. SELECT REMAINING UNITS FROM PHYSCS 221, ASTRONMY 112 AND COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 WITH NO MORE THAN 3 UNITS SELECTED FROM COURSES PHYSCS 490 THRU 499
WRITING - 3 UNITS
  1. ENGLISH 370 OR 372 RLS
AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD PHYSICAL SCIENCE EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 400-496
MAJOR - 58 CREDITS
  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 CRED FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
  4. CHEM 640-252 OR 640-370
  5. CHEM 640-102, 640-104, 640-251, 640-261 AND 640-352 AND SELECT 1 CRED FROM CHEMISTRY
  6. SELECT 10 CRED FROM BIOLOGY
  7. SELECT 10 CRED FROM EARTH SCIENCE
  8. SELECT 1 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 LEVEL PHYS 800-221, 800-331, 800-355, 800-411 AND 800-413
WRITING - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS

GENERAL SCIENCE-BROADFIELD PHYSICS EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 40 CREDITS
 
 
  1. C&I 437-466
  2. EDFD 420-243 OR 420-445
  3. SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING
    1. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-412
    2. SELECT 2 OR 12 CREDITS FROM C&I 439-414
  5. C&I 437-429
  6. GEOG 722-252 (GS) OR BIOL 630-214 (GM) RLS
  7. EDFD 423-212 AND 424-425
  8. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM COURSE C&I 439-492
  9. SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM EDUC 900-496
MAJOR - 58 CREDITS
  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410
  2. SELECT 1 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 LEVEL PHYS 800-221, 800-331, 800-355, 800-411 AND 800-413
  3. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 CRED FROM PHYSICS COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
  4. SELECT 14 CRED FROM BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY OR EARTH SCIENCE (GEOL 616-100, 616-204, 616-205, 616-300, 616-301, 616-314 THRU 616-319, 616-490 THRU 616-498, GEOG 722-210, 722-310, 722-320, ASTR 805-112 OR ASTR 805-114) OR BIOL 630 OR CHEM 640 DEPTS
  5. SELECT 10 CRED FROM EACH OF 2 SCIENCES NOT TAKEN PREVIOUSLY
  6. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
WRITING - 3 CREDITS
  1. ENGL 680-370 OR 680-372 RLS
Earth science courses include: all courses in geology, physical geography, geomorphology, meteorology and climate, physiography, introductory astronomy, descriptive astronomy.

This major is designed to prepare broadly trained, versatile science teachers for maximum employment opportunities and cannot be completed with 120 credits. The actual number of credits for most students will be about 130 credits.

MINOR/EMPHASIS

PHYSICS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410
  2. SELECT 1 GROUP PHYS (800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT ELECTIVE CRED FROM PHYSICS TO TOTAL 24 CRED FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
PHYSICS EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 24 CREDITS

  1. PHYS 800-310 AND 800-410

  2. SELECT 1 GROUP (PHYS 800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175) OR (PHYS 800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163)
  3. SELECT 1 CRED FROM PHYS 800-221 OR LAB COURSES NUMBERED 300 OR 400 LEVEL PHYS 800-331, 800-355, 800-411, 800-413
  4. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 24 CRED FROM COURSES AT 300 OR 400 LEVEL
PHYSICAL SCIENCE

MINOR - 23 CREDITS

  1. PHYS (800-160, 800-161, 800-162, 800-163) OR (800-170, 800-172, 800-173, 800-174, 800-175)
  2. SELECT ELECTIVES FOR TOTAL OF 23 CREDITS FROM: CHEM 640-251, 640-252, 640-261, 640-262, 640-352, 640-456, MATH 760-243, 760-250, 760-253, PHYS 800-221, 800-330, OR 800-331
UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:
  1. CHEM 640-102, 640-104 AND MATH 760-152
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