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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
  • PED 721 - Sport Facility and Risk Management


    Credits 3

    Provides students with an understanding of sport event and facility management. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to evaluate functions of the facility which relate to risk analysis and event management with a specific focus on interscholastic and intercollegiate environments.

  
  • PED 726 - Adapted Physical Education for the Developmentally Disabled


    Credits 3

    Study of the etiology and motor capacities of individuals with developmental disabilities. Includes relevant strategies for planning and implementing adapted physical education programs for individuals with learning disabilities, mental impairment, behavior disorders, and other health impairments.

  
  • PED 727 - Adapted Physical Education for Individuals with Chronic and Permanent Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Study of the prevalent, chronic, congenital, and permanent disabilities which effect motor performance. Considers the characteristics, limitations, and special needs required in selecting and implementing an adapted physical education program.

    Prerequisites
    PED 465 or consent of instructor.

  
  • PED 728 - Evaluation Techniques in Adapted Physical Education


    Credits 3

    Study of evaluation instruments used in the assessment of individuals with disabilities, the interpretation of results, and application of pertinent data to motor programming.

    Prerequisites
    PED 494, graduate standing, or consent of instructor.

  
  • PED 730 - Perceptual Motor Learning Theories and the Individual with Disability


    Credits 3

    Study of human movement and subsequent motor performance. Considers the delays in motor development, theories of perceptual motor learning and needs of individuals with disabilities in physical education settings.

    Prerequisites
    consent of instructor.

  
  • PED 731 - Financing Sport and Athletic Programs


    Credits 3

    Conventional income sources such as tax support, bonds, ticket sales, concessions and fund raising, along with more recent innovations related to licensing and corporate sponsorships for sport events will be studied. Specific focus will also include budgeting, breakeven analysis and economic impact studies used to justify sport events and facilities.

  
  • PED 732 - Collegiate Athletic Administration


    Credits 3

    Course will provide the student with an understanding of the relationships inherent in policy development in intercollegiate sport. Through analysis of literature, NCAA guidelines and current issues, students will experience the expectations placed on a sport administrator in a collegiate environment, including policy implementation, interpretation and compliance with NCAA rules.

  
  • PED 733 - Interscholastic Athletics


    Credits 3

    This course will provide students with the background and knowledge to administer interscholastic athletic programs. The students will have the opportunity to fulfill the class work toward a Registered Athletic Administrator as developed by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).

    Prerequisites
    Graduate Standing

  
  • PED 734 - Marketing and Promotions of Athletic Programs


    Credits 3

    Study of the conceptual and empirical approaches sport administrators can utilize for conducting relationships with consumers in athletic environments. Topics include sport consumer behavior, strategic marketing plan development for sport properties, corporate sponsorships, promotion and advertising, and application of market research in sport.

  
  • PED 735 - Leadership Theory in Sport


    Credits 3

    Based upon the study of leadership theory and its application to the administration of sport programs. Includes discussion of leadership theories from business and education. Leadership research in sport emphasizes aspects of leadership development relative to students’ professional growth. Fundamental governance structure of education based sport organizations included.

  
  • PED 736 - Sports and the Courts


    Credits 3

    An overview of selected areas of the law and how they relate to the world of sports, physical activity and physical education. An emphasis will be placed on current issues and practical applications.

  
  • PED 737 - Introduction to NCAA Compliance


    Credits 3

    Introduction to all aspects of NCAA rules/regulations including how to administer NCAA compliance processes. Students will gain insight and knowledge of those compliance issues relevant to individuals working in athletic administration, in campus constituencies who administer institutional functions related to student athletes or who have oversight of athletics.

  
  • PED 738 - Diversity in Sport Organizations


    Credits 3

    An encompassing perspective of diversity within sport organizations. Specifically, the course provides an analysis and understanding of the various ways that people within sport organizations can differ. The course treats issues of the non-dominant, historically under-represented segments of U.S. society, with an emphasis placed on racial, ethnic, and gender issues.

  
  • PED 748 - Professional Paper


    Credits 1 – 6

    Notes
    May be repeated but only two credits will be applied to a student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

  
  • PED 750 - Biophysical Foundations of Physical Education and Sport


    Credits 3

    Integrative perspective of the biophysical foundations of physical education and sport. Emphasis on multidimensional changes that occur as an adaptation to training and other life-style factors.

  
  • PED 765 - Survey and Analysis of Professional Literature in Physical Education


    Credits 3

    Students review the current research and scholarly literature pertaining to physical education pedagogy. Articles, papers and research studies with special implications for teaching and curriculum are read, discussed and critically analyzed.

    Prerequisites
    PED 465 or consent of instructor.

  
  • PED 774 - College Teaching in Sports Education Leadership


    Credits 3

    Course provides the opportunity to develop pedagogical knowledge relative to teaching in higher education. In addition, the course will also examine topics which include, development of critical reflection, assessment and evaluation, higher education culture, teaching strategies and alternative teaching styles.

  
  • PED 780 - Colloquium in Sports Education Leadership


    Credits 1

    Examines current research topics within the subdisciplines of physical education including sport pedagogy, motor development, motor behavior, athletic administration, and coaching. Students will present research, and lead discussions on possible research questions.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
  • PED 790 - Independent Study in Athletic Administration


    Credits 1 – 3

    Independent study of a selected topic in athletic administration.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. A maximum of six hours of independent study accumulated in PED 790-795 may be counted towards a master’s degree.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
  • PED 794 - Independent Study in Pedagogy


    Credits 1 – 3

    Independent study of a selected topic in pedagogy.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. A maximum of six hours of independent study accumulated in PED 790-795 may be counted towards a master’s degree.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
  • PGDE 8312 - Independent Research I


    Credits 3

  
  • PGDE 8313 - Independent Research II


    Credits 3

    A continuation and progressing advanced level of the research requirements, facilities and direction necessary for the orthodontic residents to successfully complete their advanced education in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. 

  
  • PGDE 8315 - Independent Research III


    Credits 3

    This course continues with advanced levels of research and scientific methodology.  Topics include literature analysis, institutional review board (IRB), informed consent, experimental design, basic statistics, method development, data analysis and reporting.

  
  • PGDE 8316 - Independent Research


    Credits 3

    At the conclusion of this course, the Orthodontic Resident will be able to:

    1. Understand the scientific method as it applies to critical review of the literature and research design

    2. Understand literature search techniques and strategies as well as the different levels of research publications ranging from opinions, case reports, blinded studies, prospective research, randomized controlled clinical studies to systematic reviews.

    3. Complete an independent research project to include an abstract, proposal, data collection, analysis and write up for submission to an appropriate peer-reviewed scientific journal

    4. Complete Master’s Thesis
     

  
  • PGDE 8402 - Biomedical Sciences Core I


    Credits 4

  
  • PGDE 8403 - Biomedical Sciences Core II


    Credits 4

  
  • PGDE 8415 - Advanced Biomedical Sciences


    Credits 2

  
  • PGDE 8503 - Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment Planning


    Credits 2

    This course provides Graduate Residents a background in the current state of the art for the major clinical disciplines.  The course is conducted as a literature review of current research with summary papers to be written in each of the topics.

  
  • PGDE 8516 - Adv Clin Sci: Radiology


    Credits 4

    Provide residents with digital maxillofacial radiolgy procedures and protocols.  Introduce residents to advanced maxillofacil radiology technology, i.e.; ConeBeam CT

  
  • PGDE 8517 - TMD


    Credits 2

    This course reviews appropriate literature of stomatognathic function, diagnosis and treatment of TM Disorders. The student will review the multi-factorial theory of TM Disorders and will distinguish simple TM Disorders vs. complex TM Disorders. A plan for management of TM disorders within their clinical discipline will be developed.

  
  • PGDE 8701 - PSC: Lit Review


    Credits 2

  
  • PGDE 8702 - Res Design


    Credits 2

  
  • PGDE 8703 - Research Methods II


    Credits 2

    This course will present relevant topics in the areas of practice management, ethics, nutrition and cultural diversity.  The application of these topics to the practice of orthodontics will be emphasized.

  
  • PGDE 8715 - PSC: Practice Management


    Credits 2

  
  • PGDE 8901 - Thesis


    Credits 6

    This course guides students through the process of writing their proposal and thesis, following the guidelines/practices for oral biology/orthodontics.

  
  • PHIL 601 - Ancient Philosophy


    Credits 3

    Philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Plotinus, including the Sophists, Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics, and early Christian writers.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted wtih PHIL 401. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 603 - Early Modern Philosophy


    Credits 3

    Renaissance and early modern philosophy from the Italian Renaissance to Kant, including such figures as Leonardo, Pico, Erasmus, Luther, Montaigne, Descartes, Bacon, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Vico, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 403. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 604 - 19th Century Philosophy


    Credits 3

    Study of the major philosophers and philosophical currents of the nineteenth century introduced first by Kant’s critical period; the movement from Kant through Hegel’s absolute idealism; other important currents, including historical materialism (Marx), positivism (Comte), utilitarianism (Bentham, Mill), and pragmatism (C.S. Peirce).

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 404. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 605 - Contemporary Philosophy


    Credits 3

    Study of the movements of twentieth-century thought: Vitalism, neo-Kantianism, dialectical materialism, phenomenology, existentialism, neopositivism, analysis, neo-Thomism, and American naturalism and pragmatism.


    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 405. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 606 - American Philosophy


    Credits 3

    Development of philosophy in America from the Transcendentalists and the St. Louis School through Royce, Peirce, James, Dewey, and Santayana.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 406. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 615 - Kant


    Credits 3

    Intensive study of one or more of Kant’s major writings; e.g., the Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, Critique of Judgement, Metaphysics of Morals.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 415. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 620 - Logical Theory


    Credits 3

    Systematic logical investigation of topics including necessity and possibility, moral obligation and permission, belief and knowledge, semantic paradoxes (e.g., Liar), vagueness, theories of truth, the analysis of conditionals and quantifiers, deviant or non-classical logics, contradiction, theoretical commitments, theories of argument and informal logic, tense and time, or related material.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 420. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 622 - Advanced Logic


    Credits 3

    Study of formal logic through first-order logic with identity. Soundness, completeness, compactness and other metatheorems. Other topics may include computability, modal logic, epistemic logic, many-valued logic, the logic of conditionals, higher-order logics, infinitary logics or non-monotonic logics, number theory, Godel’s theorems, and the limits of logicism.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 422. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 625 - Philosophy of Language


    Credits 3

    Nature, acquisition and structure of language, including such philosophical issues as meaning, reference, speech acts and semantics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 425. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 630 - Philosophy of Science


    Credits 3

    Study of the nature of scientific method and theory construction, and of causality, explanation, determinism, indeterminism, and probability.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 430. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 631 - History of Scientific Thought


    Credits 3

    Study of selected topics in the history of science, such as the impact of Euclidean geometry, the Copernican Revolution, the origin of modern science, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the transition from classical to modern physics and the rise of evolutionary biology.

  
  • PHIL 632 - Philosophy of Social Sciences


    Credits 3

    Study of problems confronted by social scientists such as cultural relativism, methodological individualism, whether social sciences resemble natural sciences, and the role of value judgments in research.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 432.  Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 633 - Philosophical Psychology


    Credits 3

    Study of the nature of human consciousness, mind, and intention, and their interrelation with perception and action with reference to relevant scientific findings of artificial intelligence and brain-behavior relationships.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 433. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 634 - Philosophy Cognitive Science


    Credits 3

    Critical assessment of interdisciplinary approaches to topics such as the philosophy of: innate knowledge, memory, mental representation, artificial intelligence, rationality, intentionality, and parallel computation.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 434. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 640 - Theory of Knowledge


    Credits 3

    Study of how we know. Includes such problems as belief, evidence, perception, skepticism, and other minds.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 440. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 641 - Metaphysics


    Credits 3

    Study of theories of being, including such problems as substance, emanation, participation, essence, universals, process and time. Covers such philosophers as Aristotle, Plotinus, Leibniz, Whitehead, and Heidegger.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 441. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 650 - Ethical Theory


    Credits 3

    Study of philosophical theories of human conduct and character, together with relations of ethical theory and moral action.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 450. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 652 - Aesthetics


    Credits 3

    Study of aesthetic standards, the nature of art and artistic creativity, and the function of art in human experience.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 452. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 659 - Philosophy of Religion


    Credits 3

    Study of conceptions of God and the nature and meaning of religious experience.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHIL 459. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHIL 693 - Gandhian Welfare Philosophy and Nonviolent Culture


    Credits 3

  
  • PHYS 604 - Computational Techniques in Physics


    Credits 3

    Application of numerical methods to simulation of physical systems, including topics in classical mechanics, electrostatics, quantum mechanics, scattering, nonlinear dynamics and chaos.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted wtih PHYS 404. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 614 - Intermediate Laboratory II


    Credits 3

    Further experimental investigations of phenomena in classical and modern physics. Emphasis on problem solving, experimental technique, data analysis, and independent work. Students encouraged to alter or extend the experiments and engage in projects.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 414. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 622 - Electricity and Magnetism


    Credits 3

    Electrostatics, magnetic fields, and electromagnetism. Maxwell’s equations, theory of metallic conduction, motion of charged particles, radiation.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted wtih PHYS 422. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 624 - Mechanics


    Credits 3

    Newtonian mechanics. Mathematical formulation of the dynamics of a particle and systems of particles, including applications to atomic physics. Mechanics of continuous media using Fourier series. Introduction to generalized coordinates and the methods of Lagrange and Hamilton.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 424. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 626 - Physics of Solids


    Credits 3

    Structure of crystalline solids. Mechanical, thermal, and electric properties of conducting and non-conducting solids.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 426. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 631 - Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics


    Credits 3

    Survey of basic nuclear concepts and structure. Interactions between nuclear radiations and matter, nuclear reactions and decay, nuclear force, sub-atomic structure and models, symmetries and conservation laws.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 431. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 641 - Mathematical Physics I


    Credits 3

    Application of selected mathematical techniques to problems in physics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 441. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 642 - Mathematical Physics II


    Credits 3

    Application of selected mathematical techniques to problems in physics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 642. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 651 - Modern Scientific Instrumentation


    Credits 3

    Electronics for scientists, including circuit design and construction using analog and digital integrated circuits. Introduction to machining, glassblowing, and fabrication techniques.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 451. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 661 - Light and Physical Optics


    Credits 3

    Survey of geometric optics and optical instruments. Selected topics in physical optics including interference, diffraction and polarization, with applications; the nature of light.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 461. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 662 - Modern Optics and Photonics


    Credits 3

    Laser principles and applications. Non-linear optics, image formation, optical transfer function, and Fourier optics. Introduction to quantum optics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 462. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 667 - Thermodynamics


    Credits 3

    Fundamentals of thermodynamics, including equations of state, laws of thermodynamics, and entropy. Principles and methods of temperature measurement, calorimetry and heat transfer.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 467. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 668 - Statistical Mechanics


    Credits 3

    Principles and applications of statistical mechanics. Quantum statistics of ideal gas and simple solids. Transport theory, irreversible processes and fluctuations.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted wtih PHYS 668. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 681 - Quantum Mechanics I


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the Schroedinger Equation and the interpretation of its solutions, the uncertainty principles, one-dimensional problems, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 481. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 682 - Quantum Mechanics II


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the matrix formulation of quantum mechanics, spin, coupling of angular momenta and applications. Time dependent perturbation theory and approximation methods and techniques discussed.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 482. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 683 - Special Topics in Physics


    Credits 3

    Special topics in physics such as, but not limited to, relativity, plasma physics, hydrodynamics, and particle physics.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 483. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 685 - Condensed Matter Physics


    Credits 3

    Properties of condensed matters and their applications in materials science. Structures of classical and quantum liquids. Correlations in lower dimensional systems. Localization and magnetism. Superconductivity and superfluidity. Polymers and liquid crystals.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with PHYS 485. Credit at the 600 level-requires additional work.

  
  • PHYS 700 - Mathematical Physics I


    Credits 3

    Reviews and introduces various specific mathematical functions and techniques basic to the study of physics.

  
  • PHYS 701 - Mathematical Physics II


    Credits 3

    Reviews and introduces various specific mathematical functions and techniques basic to the study of physics.

  
  • PHYS 702 - Classical Mechanics I


    Credits 3

    Newtonian mechanics from an advanced point of view. Variational principles. Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, central forces, rigid body motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, small oscillations.

  
  • PHYS 703 - Classical Mechanics II


    Credits 3

    Newtonian mechanics from an advanced point of view. Variational principles. Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, central forces, rigid body motion, canonical transformations, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, small oscillations.

  
  • PHYS 705 - Advanced Optical Systems


    Credits 3

    Analysis and design of complete optical systems. Light sources and detectors. Matrix methods. Characteristics and application of optical components including lenses, mirrors, fibers, filters, holographic elements, prisms, and gratings. Apertures, stops, and pupils. Fourier optics.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 461 or equivalent; graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
  • PHYS 707 - Condensed Matter Theory I


    Credits 3

    Comparison of different band structure calculation methods. Local-density approximation. Relation of structural, transport, and optical properties to electronic structure. Properties of metals, insulators and semiconductors. Quantum theory of magnetism.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 482/682, PHYS 483/683 and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 708 - Condensed Matter Theory II


    Credits 3

    Lattice dynamics. Electron-photon interaction. Elementary excitations. Many-body effects in condensed matter physics. Superconductivity. Phase transitions. Renormalization group theory.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 711 - Electromagnetic Theory I


    Credits 3

    General properties of vector fields with special application to electrostatic and magnetostatic fields. Solutions to boundary value problems. General electromagnetic equations and conservation theorems. Energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. Motions of charged particles in electromagnetic fields. Electromagnetic theory of radiation electrodynamics and special relativity. Reflection, refraction, and dispersion of electromagnetic waves.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 422/  and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 712 - Electromagnetic Theory II


    Credits 3

    General properties of vector fields with special application to electrostatic and magnetostatic fields. Solutions to boundary value problems. General electromagnetic equations and conservation theorems. Energy and momentum in the electromagnetic field. Motions of charged particles in electromagnetic fields. Electromagnetic theory of radiation electrodynamics and special relativity. Reflection, refraction, and dispersion of electromagnetic waves.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 422/  and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 721 - Quantum Theory I


    Credits 3

    Development of quantum theory. Schroedinger equation, operators, expectation values. Matrix formalism of Heisenberg, eigenvalue problems, wave packets, conjugate variables, and uncertainty principle. Solution of wave equation for square potentials, harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen-like atoms. Perturbation theory, both time-independent and time-dependent. Degeneracy, interaction of matter with radiation, selection rules. Scattering theory, Born approximation and other approximation methods. Dirac notation and an introduction to spin.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 482/  and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 722 - Quantum Theory II


    Credits 3

    Development of quantum theory. Schroedinger equation, operators, expectation values. Matrix formalism of Heisenberg, eigenvalue problems, wave packets, conjugate variables, and uncertainty principle. Solution of wave equation for square potentials, harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen-like atoms. Perturbation theory, both time-independent and time-dependent. Degeneracy, interaction of matter with radiation, selection rules. Scattering theory, Born approximation and other approximation methods. Dirac notation and an introduction to spin.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 482/  and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 723 - Quantum Optics


    Credits 3

    Properties of light, its creation, and its interaction with matter explored as quantum-mechanical phenomena. Quantization of the light field. Quantum theory of coherence. Dissipation and fluctuations. Light amplification. Nonlinear optics.

    Prerequisites
      and  / , or consent of instructor.

  
  • PHYS 724 - Laser Applications: Interaction with Matter


    Credits 3

    Laser principles. Introduction to laser spectroscopy, isotope separation, and trace element analysis. Laser induced fusion. Laser induced plasmas and their radiation.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
  • PHYS 725 - Spectroscopy


    Credits 3

    Survey of spectroscopy, including absorption and emission spectroscopy, classical grating spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and Fourier transform spectroscopy. Intensities, sensitivity limits, and resolution. High-resolution and ultra-high-resolution spectroscopy. Photon correlation spectroscopy. Analysis of spectra.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 461/ , PHYS 481/  and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 726 - Advanced Quantum Theory


    Credits 3

    The Dirac equation, hole theory, second quantization, Feynman diagrams, self-energy, vacuum polarization, renormalization, QED effects in high-Z atoms, path integral methods in field theory.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 727 - Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices I


    Credits 3

    Topics of current interest in solid state electronic devices: physics of semiconductors, thermal and optical and electronic properties of semiconductors, bipolar junction devices, field effect devices, surface related effects, optoelectronic devices, semiconductor lasers. Applications and the design of circuits using these devices. Intended for electrical and electronic engineers, physicists, and qualified senior students in engineering and physics.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 411 and  , or EEG 414 and EEG 420, and consent of instructor.

  
  • PHYS 728 - Applications of Group Theory in Quantum Mechanics


    Credits 3

    Abstract group theory, theory of group representations, and direct product theory. Relationship to quantum mechanics; applications to atomic, molecular and solid state physics. Time-reversal symmetry, continuous groups, and the symmetric group.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 482/  and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 731 - Statistical Physics I


    Credits 3

    Liouville’s theorem, ensembles, Boltzmann and Gibbs methods. Non-ideal gases, cluster expansions, theory of condensation.

    Prerequisites
    PHYS 467, 468 and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 732 - Statistical Physics II


    Credits 3

    Quantum statistical mechanics, Fermi-Dirac and Bose- Einstein statistics. Phase transitions. Fluctuations.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 741 - Atomic and Molecular Theory


    Credits 3

    Hartree-Fock theory, many-body perturbation theory, relativistic effects, energy levels, oscillator strengths, boundcontinuum processes, Born-Oppenheimer approximation for molecules, symmetries, selection rules.

    Prerequisites
      and graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 771 - Advanced Topics in Experimental and Theoretical Physics


    Credits 3

    Consists of lectures dealing with experimental and theoretical aspects of one of the fields listed. a) Electrodynamics. b) Fluid mechanics. c) Plasma physics. d) Quantum theory. e) Nuclear physics. f) Atomic and molecular physics. g) Electron and ion physics. h) Low-temperature physics. i) Solid and/ r liquid state. k) Cosmic rays. l) Relativity. m) Elementary particles. p) Astrophysics. r) Atmospheric Physics. s) Geophysics. t) Applied Optics.

    Notes
    May be repeated for credit in different fields to a maximum of 12 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Depends on particular topic, consult instructor.

  
  • PHYS 777 - Advanced Special Problems


    Credits 1 – 6

    Special study of advanced topics not specifically covered in listed courses.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Prior conference with instructor.

  
  • PHYS 781 - Thesis Research


    Credits 1

    Research leading to master’s level program prospectus.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only one credit can be applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the M.S. Program.

  
  • PHYS 782 - Dissertation Research


    Credits 1

    Supervised research prior to advancement to candidacy in the doctoral program.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only two credits can be applied to the student’s program. A maximum of one credit is allowed per semester.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Enrollment in the doctoral program.

  
  • PHYS 796 - Graduate Seminar


    Credits 1

    Students required to give presentations on topics outside their Ph.D. work and to discuss the presentations. Presentations by graduate students given on a regularly scheduled basis, last about an hour, and given at the nonspecialist level.

    Notes
    A total of three acceptable presentations in three different semesters during the six semesters of enrollment required. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
  • PHYS 797 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Research, analysis, and writing towards completion of thesis and subsequent defense.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only six credits will be applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

  
  • PHYS 799 - Doctoral Dissertation


    Credits 3 – 6

    Doctoral dissertation.

    Notes
    May be repeated. A minimum of 18 credits required for the degree.

    Prerequisites
    Qualifying exam and approval by department.

  
  • PSC 701 - Research Design and Methodology


    Credits 3

    Exposes graduate students to a body of literature and a set of ideas about doing sound social science research, either applied or non-applied. Emphasis on injecting scientific and theoretical rigor into the investigation of political phenomena.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

 

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