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Academic Foundations 003
Africana Studies 014
American Studies 050
Ancient and Medieval Civilizations 060
Anthropology 070
Arabic 074
Art, Design, and Art History 080, 081, 082, 083, 085
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Asian Studies 098
Biological Sciences 120
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191
Computer Science 198
Creative Writing 200
Data Science 219
Economics 220
Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
English 350, 352
English: Composition and Writing 355
Environmental Sciences 375
Film Studies 380
French 420
Geoscience/Geology 460
Global Politics 487
Health and Society 502
Health Information Management 504
History 510, 512
Honors 525
Honors Living-Learning Community 526
International Affairs 551
Italian 560
Japanese 565
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Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Latina/o Studies 597
Legal Studies 603
Linguistics 615
Mathematics 640
Medical Imaging Sciences 658
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies 686
Music 087
Neuroscience 112
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Learning Goals
Major Requirements
Physics 750 Requirements
Minor Requirements
Teacher Certification
Political Science 790
Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies 812
Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Psychology 819
Psychology 830
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Theater 088
Translation and Interpreting Studies 942
Urban Education 300
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Writing 989
Youth Development & Juvenile Justice 985
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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Arts and Sciences-Newark Academic Programs and Courses Physics 750 Learning Goals  

Learning Goals

The program in physics is designed to enable a major to graduate with a sound and thorough preparation in fundamental physics. The student will be well prepared for employment in a variety of careers, professional school admission, and for subsequent graduate study in physics or an allied field.

In the basic courses, the student will learn to apply scientific abilities to develop understandings of physical phenomena in the world around them. Students will learn to quantitatively relate hypotheses to measurement and reality and to successfully employ reduction, abstraction, and induction to analyze complex phenomena and problems. They will learn the basic techniques of the scientific method and become familiar with methods to rigorously develop and test scientific ideas experimentally. Students will discover the conceptual usefulness of quantitative theories in collecting, relating, and explaining knowledge and begin to appreciate their predictive power.

Students will learn to apply mathematical methods in physical theory to analyze and become proficient at solving quantitative physical problems.

Students will learn and become familiar with the ideas and methods of Newtonian mechanics and of classical electromagnetism in introductory courses.

They will learn to abstract from an understanding of their surroundings to a less intuitive understanding of the atomic, subatomic, and cosmic. The study of thermodynamic, relativistic, and quantum phenomena will enable our students to actively participate in and contribute to the modern high-tech world. They will acquire the skills required to succeed as engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. 

Associated laboratory experiences are designed to teach the student to design quantitative experiments and interpret the measured outcomes. Students will learn to understand, measure, and control for statistical and systematic experimental errors. They will learn the basic skills required in any quantitative investigation.

Students will be supported in applying to ongoing research within the department and undergraduate research programs organized or sponsored by the American Institute of Physics and the National Science Foundation.

The physics major is good preparation for premedicine, prebusiness, and prelaw programs. It will provide excellent credentials and background for entrance into professional programs in these fields. Students interested in education will be well prepared to obtain a certification for high school teaching in physics.
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