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PHYS 495 - Honors

Fall (3) Krakauer, Perdrisat

Students admitted to Honors study in physics will be enrolled in this course during both semesters of their senior year. Each candidate will be responsible for (a) reading and discussion of a selected list of books in some specific area of the literature of physics; (b) the preparation and presentation by April 15 of an Honors essay based on the student’s own research, or part of a major research project; (c) satisfactory completion of a comprehensive oral examination on essay and related topics. If successfully completed this course will satisfy the College writing requirement. For students graduating before Spring 2015: In addition to the major course requirements, the department requirements for Honors specify PHYS 303 and PHYS 351, as well as either PHYS 314 or PHYS 402. For students graduating Spring 2015 or later: In addition to the major course requirements, the department requirements for Honors specify PHYS 314 and PHYS 403 , as well as either PHYS 303 or PHYS 402 , and either PHYS 351 or PHYS 352 . Students graduating in Spring 2015 may choose to use the earlier set of course requirements instead. In applying for Honors, students must submit a proposal to the undergraduate committee during the semester preceding enrollment. Note: For College provisions governing the Admission to Honors, see catalog section titled Honors and Special Programs.

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