ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Physical Sciences (PHS)

PHS 110 Fundamentals of Physical Science. (4)
fall and spring
One-semester survey of the principles of physics and chemistry. Presumes understanding of elementary algebra. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.
General Studies: SQ

PHS 208 Patterns in Nature. (4)
fall and spring
Project-oriented science course with computer training to develop critical thinking and technical skills for student-oriented K – 12 science lessons. Lecture, lab. Cross-listed as STE 208. Credit is allowed for only PHS 208 or STE 208. Fee. Prerequisite: a college-level course in science or instructor approval.
General Studies: SQ

PHS 484 Physical Science Internship. (3)
fall and spring
Applies scientific concepts discussed and demonstrated in PHS 208 to teach middle school students. Focuses on hands-on experience.

PHS 505 Energy and the Environment. (3)
summer
Current problems in energy resources, production, consumption, and conservation. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 510 Inquiry Physical Science I. (3)
summer
Inquiry approach to physical science, standards-based, intended for elementary school teachers. Topics selected: kinematics, dynamics, electricity, magnetism, light, astronomy. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 520 Inquiry Physical Science II. (3)
summer
Inquiry approach to physics and astronomy, standards-based, intended for middle school teachers. Emphasizes technology and modeling. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 530 Methods of Physics Teaching I. (3)
summer
Inquiry approach to high school physics teaching. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 531 Methods of Physics Teaching II. (3)
summer
Extension of modeling techniques introduced in PHY 580. Studio. Prerequisite: PHS 530 or instructor approval.

PHS 534 Methods of Teaching Physical Science I, II, III. (3)
summer
Design of curriculum and conduct of instruction for physical science courses. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 540 Integrated Physics and Chemistry. (3)
summer
Collaborative inquiry methods for teaching and coordinating physics and chemistry. Studio. Prerequisite: CHM 480 or PHS 530 or PHY 480 or instructor approval.

PHS 542 Integrated Mathematics and Physics. (3)
summer
Mathematical models and modeling as an integrating theme for secondary mathematics and physics. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 550 Physics and Astronomy. (3)
summer
Astronomy curricula and projects for secondary school, with emphasis on the role of physics in astronomy. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 556 Astrophysics. (3)
summer
Structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe. For secondary school teachers. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 560 Matter and Light. (3)
summer
Interactions of light with matter. Lasers and spectroscopy. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 564 Light and Electron Optics. (3)
summer
Principles and practice of electron-optical instruments. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 570 Spacetime Physics. (3)
summer
Special and general theories of relativity with implications for space and time travel. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

PHS 581 Structure of Matter and Its Properties. (3)
summer
Models of matter and its properties. Studio. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

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