Fall 2021 - PHYS 432 D100

Undergraduate Honours Thesis (6)

Class Number: 1788

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    All students interested in taking this course must consult with their faculty supervisor regarding prerequisites.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Undergraduate research and preparation of an honours thesis over the fall and the subsequent spring semesters. The research project may be in experimental or theoretical physics. Prospective students must obtain agreement of a faculty member willing to supervise the project.

COURSE DETAILS:

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  
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.

COURSE OUTLINE:
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

Course delivery

Lectures: In-person and interactive. Some credit awarded for in-class participation.

Grading

NOTES:

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

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Texts:

No textbook.

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

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 (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.