UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

Discipline:

Physics

Form NC #:

1

Date:

9/15/00

 

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).

Phys 3501s. Statistical Physics. (Sci; 4 cr;prereq 2101; not offered 2001-2002)

Probability distributions, statistical ensembles, statistical thermodynamics, ideal gases, quantum statistics, kinetic theory of transport phenomena. (4 hrs lect)

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To provide an important component of physics to our students

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

S 2003

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Dr. Korth

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

None

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Lecture

Course requires:(check all that apply):

 

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

To understand statistical physics

How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?

Students will solve problems in a variety of topics in statistical physics.

 

Regular Approval Process:

For long-term approval, curricular change forms must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

X

9/15/00

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

X

9/28/00

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (New courses become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval.)