Fall 2021 - PHYS 201 D100
Physics Undergraduate Seminar (1)
Class Number: 1896
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
1 778 782-3159
Prerequisites:PHYS 121 or PHYS 126 or PHYS 141, with a minimum grade of C-, 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
Lectures: In-person and interactive. Some credit awarded for in-class participation.
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.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
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, within one week of the final exam schedule being posted.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021
Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place. Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).
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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.