Submitted by the Academic Programs
New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (5 packages)
Biology – Undergraduate
Change an existing course
Directed Ind Study in Biology
This request is to add a zero credit option to the variable credit course BSC4905 Directed Independent Study in Biology. By creating a 0-credit option (in addition to 1-3 credits currently available), students who have fulfilled the allowable credit hours that count towards their major can continue to have formal transcript recognition of their continuing lab research without incurring the Excess Hour Surcharge. This will also allow for more effective tracking of students participating in DIS research within our department. This change will not affect any of the Programs of Study associated with the Biology major.New Course Description:
Permission of instructor. Students will participate in a research investigation under the supervision of an instructor. One credit hour will require a minimum of 4 hours of research activity per week, although specific time requirements will vary with the instructor. This course may be repeated for a total of 9 credits.
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Physics – Undergraduate
Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program Bachelor of Science – Physics Major
Summary of the Changes: UNF Physics department requests the following curriculum changes: 1. Assign 4000 numbers for the senior-level courses and 3000 numbers for the junior-level courses. This change affects four courses: Classical Mechanics PHY 3220 Quantum Mechanics PHY 4604 Electricity and Magnetism PHY 3320 Solid State Physics PHZ 3404 2. Make Quantum Mechanics a major requirement for all concentrations including Civil and Mechanical Engineering. Corresponding adjustments are made to the major requirement credits and the elective credits. 3. Make Solid State Physics a requirement for the Materials Science concentration. Corresponding adjustments are made to the major requirement credits and the elective credits. 4. Change the current title of PHY 1024 “Intro to Physics for New Majors” to the new title “Exploring Majoring in Physics”. 5. Change the catalog description of Modern Physics Lab to reflect correct number of hours the class meets during a week.
Electricity and Magnetism
Change the course number from PHY4604 to PHY3604 to reflect its junior level. Replace the old prerequisites MAC 2313 Calculus III, MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations with PHZ 3113 Mathematical Physics. Note that MAC 2313 and MAP 2302 are the pre- and co-requisites for the PHZ 3113 Mathematical Physics. Assigning Math Physics as a prerequisite replaces these older prerequisites.New Course Description:
Prerequisite: PHY3101 Modern Physics, PHZ3113 Mathematical Physics. Description: This course is a single semester introduction to the theory of quantum mechanics, including its postulates, operators and eigenvalues, exactly soluble potentials, scattering, angular momentum, atomic structure, and other applications. This course will be four hours of lecture. Availability: This course is normally offered Spring term only.
Solid State Physics
Change the course number from PHZ 3404 to PHZ 4404 to reflect the course senior level.New Course Description:
Prerequisite: PHY 3101 Description: This course is a study of the electrical, mechanical, optical and thermal properties of solids, and selected applications. This course will be three hours of lecture. Availability: This course is normally offered alternate years.
Add PHZ3113 Mathematical Physics as a prerequisites for the PHY 3220 Classical Mechanics. Note that former Classical Mechanics course prerequisites and co-requisites, PHY2049 Calculus-Based Physics II, MAC 2312 Calculus III, and MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations are the prerequisites for the PHZ 3113 Mathematical Physics. Assigning Math Physics as a new prerequisite replaces the older prerequisites and co-requisites.New Course Description:
Prerequisite: PHY 2049 Calculus-Based Physics II and PHZ 3113 Mathematical Physics Description: This course teaches how the principles of Newtonian mechanics are applied to the motion of particles and systems of particles, harmonic oscillators, noninertial reference systems, rigid-body motion, Lagrange's equations with applications and computational methods applied to mechanics. This course will be four hours of lecture. Availability: This course is normally offered Spring term only.
Intro Phys for New Majors
Change the title of PHY 1024 Intro to Physics for New Majors course to the new title Exploring Majoring in Physics. The reason for this proposed change is students confuse PHY 1024 Intro to Physics for New Majors and PHY 1020 Intro to Physics.New Course Description:
Description: This course will introduce students to the exciting field of physics, especially current topics of interest in physics research at UNF and beyond. Students will be mentored on how to succeed in physics and the many opportunities available to physics majors before and after their graduation with a degree in physics. Availability: This course is normally available Fall term only.
Modern Physics Lab
Change the catalog description of PHY 3101L Modern Physics Lab. The catalog currently describes PHY 3101L Modern Physics Lab as meeting for 4 hours a week, when in fact it meets for 3 hours a week. Change the catalog description to: This course will be three hours of laboratory.New Course Description:
Co-requisite: PHY 3101 or permission of instructor Description: This course studies experiments that explore radiation and the atomic nature of matter, including the photoelectric effect, atomic emission and absorption spectroscopy, the Franck-Hertz experiment, electron spin resonance and nuclear radiation. This course will be three hours of laboratory. Availability: This course is normally offered Fall term only. Course Fees: $25
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