UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form NC:

New Course Proposal

FORM NC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Physics

Form NC #:

3

Date:

September 3, 2002

 

 

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

Phys 1091f. Principles of Physics I. (Sci-L;5cr; prereq high school higher algebra)

Introduction to physics without the use of calculus. Vectors, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion, work and energy, momentum, torque, fluids, thermal physics, laws of thermodynamics, oscillations and waves. (4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab)

 

Phys 1092s. Principles of Physics II. (Sci-L;5cr; prereq 1091)

Coulomb’s law, electric fields, electric potential, capacitance, electric current, resistance, dc circuits, magnetism, induction, reflection and refraction of light, mirrors and lenses, interference and diffraction, optical instruments, radioactivity. (4 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

Colleges commonly offer more than one level of introductory physics and UMM did so prior to semester conversion. Some students will be better served by this course than by our current calculus-level general physics course.

 

 

III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Fall 2003

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Michael Korth

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

No

To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?

Phys 1153-1154

Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):

Lecture

 

Course requires:(check all that apply):

X

Laboratory sections

 

Recitation/discussion sections

 

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.

 

Students will be expected to acquire some understanding of the basic principles of physics and to become better problem solvers.

 

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

 

Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the course topics and their problem solving skills on exams, in performance of laboratory experiments, and in laboratory reports.

 

 

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

9/5/02

1)

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

 

X

9/19/02

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.)