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Physics course catalog

2017-18

LEE CARKNER, Professor
B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State

JOSHUA DYER, Associate Professor
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Michigan State

NATHAN H. FRANK, Associate Professor
B.A., Concordia College; Ph.D., Michigan State

JAMES VAN HOWE, Associate Professor
B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Cornell

WILLIAM PETERSON, Assistant, Professor
B.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

CECILIA J. VOGEL, Professor
B.S., Michigan State; Ph.D., Minnesota

Major in Physics

27-30 credits, including PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352, PHYS-420 or PHYS-421, and 12 additional credits at the 300 and 400 level. Students planning to do graduate work are expected to take PHYS-311, PHYS-320, PHYS-401, and other appropriate courses from PHYS-308, PHYS-313, PHYS-316, and PHYS-360. 100-level courses and PHYS-305 do not count toward the major.

Required supporting courses (15 credits): CHEM-121, CHEM-122, MATH-219, MATH-220, and MATH-221.

Students may NOT major in both Engineering Physics and Physics.

Major for Teaching Physics

27 credits, including PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-220, PHYS-301, PHYS-308, PHYS-313, PHYS-320, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352, and PHYS-360. See the Director of Secondary Education. 100-level courses and PHYS-305 do not count toward the major.

Required supporting courses (39 credits): ASTR-315; BIOL-200, BIOL-210, BIOL-220; CHEM-121, CHEM-122, CHEM-123; GEOG-101; GEOL-101; one of the following three courses: GEOG-103, GEOL-103 or GEOL-115; MATH-219, MATH-220, MATH-221.

Minor in Physics

15 credits: PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, and PHYS-352.

Major in Engineering Physics

28-31 credits, including PHYS-170, PHYS-201, PHYS-202, PHYS-203, PHYS-301, PHYS-350, PHYS-351, PHYS-352, PHYS-420 or PHYS-421, and either PHYS-320 and PHYS-322 or PHYS-308 and PHYS-311. In addition, students will take one elective class from PHYS-308, PHYS-311, PHYS-313, PHYS-316, PHYS-320, PHYS-322, PHYS-360, PHYS-370, PHYS-390, and PHYS-401.

Required supporting courses (15 credits): CHEM-121, CHEM-122, MATH-219, MATH-220, and MATH-221.

Students may NOT major in both Physics and Engineering Physics (11-12-09.)


Courses (PHYS)

"Season of Light' planetarium show Dec. 9-15

John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College will present its annual holiday program, "Season of Light, on Dec. 9-15.

Frieze Lectures look at Reformation starting Oct. 24

The Frieze Lecture Series is a 20-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. This year's theme is the legacy of the Reformation in this its 500th anniversary year.

Adam Gronewold and Dr. Cecilia Vogel

$10,000 physics award accelerates an idea

Adam Gronewold ’19 and his friends have an idea. The Rossing Scholarship can make it happen.

“Season of Light” planetarium show

Augustana College will present its annual holiday planetarium show "Season of Light" Dec. 9-15. The free show will be offered weekdays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.