Fall 2022 - PHYS 802 G100

Introduction to Graduate Studies: Research and Teaching in Physics (2)

Class Number: 1981

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    TASC2 7201, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Basic skills for research and teaching in physics. Required for all students beginning an MSc or PhD degree in physics. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

COURSE DETAILS:

***Tentative Schedule***

Students will meet on a weekly basis with the course instructor to develop skills in research and teaching. Students will also work with a course supervisor, chosen from the physics faculty, to develop a preliminary thesis research proposal.

The course will cover topics relating to the following: 

• Orientation to the Department and to its Graduate Programs
• Teaching assistant (TA) training and introduction to Physics Education research
• Academic integrity
• Time management
• Scientific writing and publication
• Development of a research proposal for MSc or PhD thesis

Course delivery:
Lectures, seminars, practice session: synchronous and interactive.

Grading

  • Grading for students will be Satisfactory (S)/Unsatisfactory (U). Attendance is mandatory.

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Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Texts:

Mastering your Phd: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years and Beyond Author: Gosling, Noordam This book is available for free online through the library

 

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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