Fall 2019 - PHYS 201 D100

Physics Undergraduate Seminar (1)

Class Number: 1302

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 2202, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 121 or 126 or PHYS 141, (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B).



A seminar to expose students majoring in any Physics program to opportunities available with a physics degree. Seminar will include invited speakers, group discussions, and student presentations on topics including modern physics research, industrial physics, career opportunities, and communication and other professional skills. May be repeated once for credit. Graded as pass/fail (P/F).


The primary goal of this course is to enrich the student experience beyond their academic training by exposing them to opportunities available to students with a physics degree – including academic research opportunities, industrial physics, and nontraditional careers – and fostering skills necessary for success.

Sample seminar topics might include:
·      Modern academic research and industrial physics
·      Physics alumni experiences
·      Presentations of undergraduate thesis work
·      Communication, C.V. and cover letter writing, and other professional skills



Grading is Pass/Fail, based on attendance and participation.

IMPORTANT: Because this course is offered spread over two semesters, both Fall and Spring semesters of Phys 201 must be completed in order for course credit to be awarded.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html