## Undergraduate Courses

## Recommeded Tracks for Undergraduate Majors

yr./sem. | 1학기 | 2학기 |
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1 | 700.252* General Physics and Lab.2 | |

2 | 717.204A* Physics Experiment and Demonstration 1 717.224A* Mechanics and Education 1 717.229* Computational Physics and Education 717.220A Electronics and Education | 717.226A* Electromagnetism and Education 1 717.228* Physics Experiment and Demonstration 2 717.223A Mathematical Physics and Education 1 717.225A Mechanics and Education 2 |

3 | 717.323A* Modern Physics and Education 717.329* Introduction to Physics Education 717.332* Waves and Optics Education 717.414 Materials and Methods in Teaching of Physics 717.322A Electromagnetism and Education 2 717.319A* Mathematical Physics and Education 2 | 717.319A* Quantum Physics and Education 1 717.327A* Physics Education Experiment 700.401A Logic and Writing in Science 717.326 Acoustics InquiringTeaching |

4 | 717.428A* Statistical Physics and Education 700.018 Teaching Practicum 717.418A Quantum Physics and Education 2 M1870.000100 Physics Teaching Methods | 717.430A Historical Development of Physics Concepts of Education |

## Descriptions for Undergraduates Course

* The first number means “credits”; the second number means “lecture hours” per week; andd the fianl number means “laboratory hous” per week. 15 week make one semester.

## 717.204 Physics Experiment and Demonstration1 2-0-4

In this course, students will conduct basic experiments, particularly on the measurement of physical constants, laws of mechanics, properties of light, and wave properties of matter.

## 717.220A Electronics and Education 3-2-2

This course will teach the principles of electronic devices through designing and analyzing basic electronic circuits. In addition, it will discuss pedagogic methodologies for electronics experiments for secondary schools.

## 717.223A Mathematical Physics and Education1 3-3-0

This course develops the students’ mathematical competence that is needed for undergraduate physics. Specifically, the course examines the major physics-related topics such as vector analysis, general coordinates, matrix, group theories, series expansion, and complex variables.

## 717.225A Mechanics and Education2 3-3-0

As the second part of the courses on mechanics and its education, this class deals with mechanics of continuous materials, analytical mechanics including Lagrangian equations, rotation of rigid body, and special relativity. It will also deal with mechanics teaching at secondary schools.

## 717.226A Electromagnetism and Education1 3-3-0

In this course, students will study basic theoretical backgrounds of electromagnetism, including vector interpretation, electrostatics, magnetic and electromagnetic field. It also deals with curriculum, students’ understanding, assessment and effective teaching methods of electromagnetism for secondary school students.

## 717.228 Physics Experiment and Demonstration2 2-0-4

This course performs experiments on modern physics and optics in order to improve theoretical understanding. It will also provide students with knowledge of physical concepts and their applications.

## 717.229 Computer Simulation and Lab. for Physics Education 3-2-2

This course develops information technology-related skills for teachers. The class will discuss topics like algorithms, demonstrations, simulations, and Web sites for computer-assisted physics education.

## 717.319A Quantum Physics and Education1 3-3-0

This advanced undergraduate course is essential for understanding fundamental concepts of modern physics. The course includes such topics as limits of classical physics, basic concepts of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger equation and its application, operators, hydrogen atom, simple harmonic oscillation and operators. With Excel program, calculated results will be visualized for concrete understandings. Every day stuff which are applications of quantum physics will be introduced for educational approaches.

## 717.322A Electromagnetism and Education 2 3-3-0

As an advanced course for <Quantum physics and education1>, this class deals with basic concepts such as the properties of matters in magnetic fields, boundary conditions, Maxwell equations, radiation of electromagnetic waves, and electrodynamics. Relevant electromagnetic concepts for secondary school students will be included in aspects of curriculum, students’ understanding, assessment and effective teaching methods of electromagnetism

## 717.323A Modern Physics and Education 3-3-0

Introduction to the concepts of modern physics and their teaching. Special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structures statistical physics, solid state physics and nuclear physics will be reviewed. mechanics, solid physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, etc.

## 717.325A Mathematical Physics and Education 2 3-3-0

This course develops students’ mathematical competence essential for working with physics. Students will study physics related topics such as second order ordinary differential equation, series solution, and special functions.

## 717.327A Physics Education Experiment 2-0-4

In this course, students will perform advanced-level experiments on mechanics, modern physics, optics, electricity and magnetism. Students design the experiment to develop authentic inquiry skills. The experiments will also serve to improve student’s understanding of the advanced physics.

## 717.329A Introduction to Physics Education3-3-0

As a basic course on general topics in physics education, this course will cover the history and philosophy of physics and physics education, curricula, teaching & learning, assessment, and facilities. Through the course, students will acquire general knowledge of physics education.

## 717.332 Waves and Optics Education 3-3-0

This course studies such topics in the field of optics, such as geometrical optics, wave optics, as well as physical and quantum optics. In addition, the course deals with effective ways to teach optics toward secondary students.

## 717.336A Materials and Methods in Teaching of Physics 3-2-2

This class analyzes various teaching materials for secondary physics in order to develop effective teaching skills.

## 717.418A Quantum Physics and Education 2 3-3-0

An advanced course of <Quantum Physics and Education1>, the class discusses such topics as operator method, electron’s motion in electromagnetic fields, angular momentum, perturbation and approximation, and scattering theories.

## 717.428A Statistical Physics Education 3-3-0

This course studies the basic concepts of thermal and statistical mechanics, starting from empirical and macroscopic thermal physics to microscopic statistical physics. The course also discusses effective pedagogical methodologies.

## 717.430A Historical Development of Physics Concepts of Education 3-3-0

This course will outline the historical development of physics from the ancient Greece to the first half of the 20th century, with a special reference to its major concepts. Theories of motion and universe from early Greek and Middle Ages, Revolution in Astronomy and Kinematics, Newton’s revolution of mechanics, Maxwell’s integration of eletromagneticism, theory of ether and Einstein’s relativity theory, establishment of quantum mechanics and Copenhagen interpretation etc. will be major contents to be discussed. In addition to these historical development of physics concepts, philosophical issues like relationship between observation and theory, selection among rival theories, realism versus instrumentalism, scientific explanation and interpretation will be discussed too in the context of the history of physics.

## 717.326 Acoustics Inquiring Teaching 3-3-0

This course studies the properties of sound and physical concepts involved in acoustic devices, by discussing motion, energy, waves and other physical principles concerning sounds. In addition, the course develops effective pedagogy and practical teaching materials.

## 717.431A Practices and Analysis in Teaching Physics 3-2-2

This course addresses the contents and discipline of physical science for secondary school science education. Pedagogical content knowledge, teaching materials, instructional issues and methods will be developed to enhance students’ ability to teach physical science for secondary school students. Students will experience teaching and perform reflective practice as a teacher researcher during this course.