Dec 01, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 Courses numbered from 101–299 are lower-division courses, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those numbered from 300–499 are upper-division courses, primarily for juniors and seniors. The numbers 296, 396, 496, and 596 designate individual study courses and are available for registration by prior arrangement with the course instructor and approval of the department chair.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the amount of credit each course carries. Variable credit courses include the minimum and maximum number of the credits within parentheses.

Not all of the courses are offered every quarter. Final confirmation of courses to be offered, information on new courses and programs, as well as a list of hours, instructor, titles of courses and places of class meetings, is available online in My CWU which can be accessed through the the CWU home page, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information

 

Physical Education (PE)

  
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    PE 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PE 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PE 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Physical Education and School Health (PESH)

  
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    PESH 280 - Foundations of Physical Education and School Health


    Description:
    Fundamental issues, theories, paradigms, constructs, history, and experiences necessary for an understanding of teaching Health and Physical Education as a profession and lifestyle.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify historical and contemporary influences on public school physical education and list five major historical events that have shaped health education as a profession.
    • Critique, edit, and rewrite work samples to improve the quality of content and structure.
    • Demonstrate an effectiveness in critical reflection about current issues in physical education.
    • Define key terms and concepts related to infectious and noninfectious diseases such as risk factors, common signs and symptoms, general treatment options and prevention and screening approaches.
    • Demonstrate effective presentation skills by presenting their own philosophy of health and a philosophy of teaching physical education.
    • Apply ethical principles to the practice of health education and physical education along with the principles of volunteerism.
    • Describe and discuss the determinants of health and health behavior.
    • Describe and apply the following models used in Health Education: Health Belief Model, PRECEDE/PROCEED Model, Transtheoretical Model, Theory of Reasoned Action, Adoption Diffusion Model, and others.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/28/2009

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 298 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 300 - Comprehensive School Health Education


    Description:
    This course is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to teach comprehensive school health education with a major emphasis on consumer/community health, environmental health, and personal health/safety.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate mastery of the role and function of each of the eight components of the coordinated school health program.
    • Locate a variety of health curriculum resources to help teach comprehensive health education.
    • Explain the importance role modeling characteristics expected of a K-12 health/physical education teacher.
    • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the three of the ten comprehensive school health education content areas (consumer/community, personal health/safety, and environmental).
    • Appreciate the benefits of engaging in service learning through a six-hour community volunteerism experience.
    • Deliver effective lessons and curriculum materials utilizing active learning teaching strategies related to the topics of community, consumer, environmental, and personal health & safety.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/20/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 326 - Human Diseases


    Description:
    Introduces students to fundamental principles relating to identification, prevention, and control of non-infectious and infectious diseases in contemporary society; emphasis on physical, social, psychological, and environmental issues surrounding these diseases.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and evaluate valid sources of information about health and physical education.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of disease prevention.
    • Foster relationships with colleagues, parents/ guardians, and community agencies to support educational growth and well- being.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of advocacy skills to promote health and fitness.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/1/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 330 - Positive Youth Development in Physical Activity


    Description:
    Provides philosophical and practical base for working in youth development programs. Focus on programs that serve youth through physical activity with special emphasis on goals of personal and social responsibility.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze various rationales and assumptions underlying youth development and positive youth development in the physical activity setting
    • Identify various models and programs in youth development
    • Incorporate and apply principles of positive youth development
    • Address the needs of youth through physical activity

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 336 - Practicum 1


    Description:
    Physical education teaching practicum.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Utilize the characteristics of effective teaching specific to all learners.
    • Recognize appropriate and inappropriate responses while teaching a broad spectrum of elementary students.
    • Develop the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains of elementary students within small groups.
    • Apply formal and informal assessment techniques to assess learner performance, provide feedback, and communicate learner progress.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PESH 341 - Characteristics of Effective Physical Education Teaching


    Description:
    Examination of selected pedagogical principles and their impact on the teaching of human movement.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280 or instructor permission for students pursuing the physical activity and recreational programming minor.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and incorporate research based “best practice” pedagogical skills that are thought to comprise effective physical education teaching and the context in which these skills are learned into their lesson planning.
    • Create and implement appropriate learning/practice opportunities based on expected progressions and related to ranges of individual variations and levels of readiness.
    • Analyze and incorporate individual differences in planning and implementing developmentally appropriate physical education lessons.
    • Reflect realistically and accurately on the learning of their students and its relation to the teaching process and their role as teacher.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 342 - Developmental Movement


    Description:
    Instruction in the analysis and teaching of movement concepts, locomotor, and non-locomotor skills.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Organize developmentally appropriate progression for each of the skill themes and movement concepts.
    • Identify and provide appropriate movement tasks and instructional cues based on the observed skill level of children.
    • Accurately describe and demonstrate an appropriate progression of cues (critical elements) based on generic levels of skill proficiency.
    • Demonstrate the knowledge to create interesting challenges that motivate children to continue to practice tasks.
    • Identify critical elements for basic locomotor and stability skills and develop appropriate sequences.
    • Define and provide practical examples of skill themes, movement, and how they are taught effectively.
    • Explain the need for generic levels of skill proficiency and how they are used in conjunction with skill themes to build a developmentally appropriate physical education curriculum for children.
    • Demonstrate with competence basic locomotor and stability skills including rhythms and physical activities (sports, games, lifelong leisure activities).

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/28/2009

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 343 - Pedagogical Application of Teaching Styles and Systematic Reflection


    Description:
    The purpose of this course is to expand your already-developed effective teaching skills and knowledge to include styles of teaching and systematic analysis.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280 and PESH 341 and PESH 342 or instructor permission for students pursuing the physical activity recreational programming minor.

    Credits: (3)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 344 - Applications of Technology in Teaching Fitness and Physical Activity


    Description:
    Introduces students to the plethora of technological advances being used to teach children about their health.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PESH 280, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance. Corequisite: PESH 341.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to perform skill analysis through a technology medium.
    • Create a fitness plan within software specific tools.
    • Utilize technology to enhance student motivation and knowledge related to fitness and health in general.
    • Apply knowledge of pedometers and heart rate monitors in a physical activity setting.
    • Use technology to accommodate for individual differences in learning and fitness levels.
    • Create grades for students using a variety of Physical Education specific grading programs.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/18/2008

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 345 - School Health Curriculum


    Description:
    This course is designed to expose learners to current school based health education curricula, materials, and strategies necessary to effectively teach comprehensive school health education in the K-12 setting.  Formerly HED 345, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: HED 210.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Integrate national and state health education standards into health lesson & unit plans.
    • Locate a variety of health curriculum resources necessary teach comprehensive school health education.
    • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the seven of the ten comprehensive school health education content areas.
    • Articulate their philosophical views on the current and future trends of comprehensive school health education.
    • Deliver effective lessons and curriculum materials utilizing active learning teaching strategies related to various topics found in the scope and sequence of comprehensive school health education.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/1/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 348 - Tactics and Skills of Striking and Net/Wall Games


    Description:
    This course will cover the content of tactics and striking skills in a variety of net/wall games (e.g. badminton, handball, pickleball, tennis, volleyball).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate proficient game performance skills in striking skills and net/wall games.
    • Identify research proven practices based on age and developmentally appropriate progressions.
    • Identify critical elements for basic manipulative striking skills and develop appropriate sequences to help students achieve proficiency.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of rules and procedures of games by applying them during game play and within more abstract settings.
    • Create and design a group sport education model portfolio in one sport.
    • Provide a clear comparison of one of the striking sport skills prior to learning to play the sport and your skills after playing the sport.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/1/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 350 - Utilizing Tactics and Skills for Invasion Games


    Description:
    This course will cover the content of invasion games and sports (e.g., basketball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, hockey).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280 and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate with competence basic motor skills, rhythms, physical activities, and fitness (Movement concepts, locomotor skills, non­locomotor skills, manipulative skills, specialized motor skills, game skills, and sports skills).
    • Identify research proven practices based on age and developmentally appropriate progressions in physical education.
    • Identify and evaluate valid sources of information about health and physical education.
    • Demonstrate proficient game performance skills in various invasion tactic games.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of rules and procedures of games by applying them during game play and within more abstract settings.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/1/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 356 - Teaching Lifelong Physical Activity Pursuits


    Description:
    Introduces students to methodology related to teaching nontraditional activities in traditional and nontraditional settings.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, PESH 341, PESH 342, PESH 343 or instructor permission for students pursuing the physical activity and recreational programming minor.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Create a video representation and qualitative analysis on one skill activity (one week and one strong skill).
    • Write 10 developmentally appropriate lesson plans for a particular grade level.
    • Find an article that relates to the benefits of physical activity or how the activity is being used in the schools.
    • Write an abstract on the article.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 358 - Applications of Resistance, Core, and Cardiovascular Training


    Description:
    Students will develop, using sound research practice, skills to deliver group exercise training programs to classes at the secondary level. Emphasis is placed on resistance, core, and cardiovascular physical activities.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the components of skill related fitness and training principles and be able to link fitness knowledge content with practical application through participation in physical activity.
    • Demonstrate exercise progressions and multiple muscle group modifications.
    • Develop a combination of dynamic warm-up exercises specific to the intended workout.
    • Prepare locomotive skills or non- locomotive skills or strength training movement patterns and deliver to a group of exercise participants (class).
    • Effectively cue movement patterns pertaining to form, alignment, muscle groups, and actions.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/20/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 398 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 401 - International Service Learning: Civic Engagement and Youth Development


    Description:
    Provides philosophical and practical civic engagement opportunities at the international level through service-learning. Create and facilitate learning experiences with underserved youth in diverse settings. Permission by instructor. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Course will be offered every year (Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze underlying youth development through service learning
    • Identify specific needs of international groups and integrate this knowledge into their service learning experiences
    • Demonstrate clear communication skills and techniques facilitating their learning experience for their youth populations.
    • Incorporate and apply principles of positive youth development through  service learning
    • Synthesize the aspects of their service learning experience

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/16/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 410 - Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers


    Description:
    This course provides integration of strategies and activities for incorporating physical education and health into the elementary school setting. Concepts and skills will be introduced for promoting a safe and healthy lifestyle. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Examine and analyze stages of motor development in children moving.
    • Demonstrate and apply instructional cues, prompts, physical activities and feedback to facilitate the development of basic motor skills, rhythms, and fitness within the elementary classroom.
    • Identify and explain proper risk strategies, safety precautions, supervision, and legal issues relevant to children involved in different settings (i.e., recess, physical activity breaks, gymnasium, playground, field).
    • Identify and explain state and health department safety procedures and creates a classroom environment plan which enhances the physical and emotional health of children in the elementary classroom.
    • Demonstrate basic awareness of sensory needs, appropriate integration, and modifications as needed in basic motor skills and physical fitness.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural competence in a comprehensive health education program.
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the Washington Health and Physical Education state learning standards.
    • Demonstrate general knowledge of the prevention and management of common illnesses, diseases, and personal safety.
    • Demonstrate ability to access resources for adapting curriculum to individual student needs in health and physical education.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 431 - Principles of Sexual Health Education


    Description:
    Principles and content for sex education in school and community settings. Formerly HED 431, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: by permission.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the roles of familial and societal factors on human sexuality and reproduction.
    • Identify and discuss the importance of medically accurate, fact-based sexuality education.
    • Identify the importance of human sexuality within the broader context of health.
    • Identify and discuss HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
    • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems.
    • Demonstrate best practices for teaching exemplary sexual health education.
    • Integrate the national sexuality education standards into health lesson & unit plans.
    • Employ a 3-lesson, pre-prepared sexuality health education curricula to K-12 students.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 437 - Practicum 2


    Description:
    Physical Education teaching practicum.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, PESH 336, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Create and administer their own rules, protocols, and positive learning environments.
    • Create lesson plans and block plans and link them together to provide units of instruction of at least four weeks.
    • Teach and manage larger groups of children in an actual physical education setting.
    • Communicate and interact with other teachers, supervisors, and administration staff in a positive respectful manner throughout the program.
    • Write a final teaching reflection paper based on their teaching experiences throughout the quarter.
    • Keep a reflective journal of their teaching and learning experience throughout the quarter.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/15/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 438 - Practicum 3


    Description:
    Physical education teaching practicum.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, PESH 336, and PESH 437.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify, develop, and implement instructional goals.
    • Select and implement instructional strategies based on developmental levels and different learning styles.
    • Apply the disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge you have learned in the physical education major to develop and implement safe learning environments and experiences.
    • Select and implement teaching resources and curriculum materials based on their comprehensiveness, accuracy, usefulness, and safety.
    • Develop short and long-term plans that are linked to learner needs and performance, instructional and program goals, and adapt them to ensure learner progress, motivation, and safety.
    • Reflect upon and revise practice based observation of learners, self-assessment, and problem-solving strategies.
    • Demonstrate the use of formal and informal assessment techniques to assess learner performance, provide feedback, and communicate learner progress.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/15/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 439 - Practicum 4


    Description:
    This course is designed to provide physical education and school health majors the knowledge and skill needed to create and teach dynamic, school health education lessons and unit plans within the K-12 setting.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280 and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Integrate national and state health education standards into health lesson & unit plans.
    • Create & deliver effective health unit plans utilizing active learning teaching strategies related to various topics found in the scope and sequence of comprehensive school health education.
    • Reflect upon and revise practice based upon observation of learners, self-assessment, and problem solving strategies.
    • Implement and utilize research-based teaching models into lesson and unit plans.
    • Demonstrate the ability to create and implement visual aids and technology- related tools into school-based health education unit plans
    • Implement values assessment strategies into lesson and unit plans.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PESH 444 - Professionalism in the Schools (Put on reserve 9/16/19)


    Description:
    This course provides an opportunity for the learner to assess and to fine-tune student teaching and job readiness as excellent educators. To be taken one or two quarters before student teaching. (Put on reserve 9/16/19, will go inactive 8/24/22)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: this class requires admission to either the physical education or school health education major.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Produce a professional resume and letter of application that has excellent design and content.
    • Demonstrate excellent job interview skills.
    • Demonstrate job search knowledge and skills.
    • Demonstrate job readiness and student teaching readiness.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/15/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 445 - Curriculum Development and Assessment in Physical Education


    Description:
    Examination of specific pedagogical principles and their impact on the teaching of human movement.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 341, PESH 342, and PESH 343.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Create interdisciplinary learning experiences that allow learners to integrate knowledge and skills from multiple subject areas.
    • Employ concepts, assumptions, and debates central to the process of inquiry in the study of physical activity.
    • Assess individual and group performance in order to design safe instruction that meets learner development al needs in the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains.
    • Describe and implement strategies for building a community of learners as it relates to the overall health of k-12 students and their schools.
    • Use a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques to assess learner performance, provide feedback, and communicate learner progress.
    • Use and interpret performance data to inform instructional decisions.
    • Select and use developmentally appropriate assessment strategies and instruments congruent with physical activity learning goals.
    • Use strategies to help learners become self- motivated in their learning.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/28/2009

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 447 - Inclusive Strategies and Activities for Diverse Learners


    Description:
    This course will provide inclusive strategies and activities for diverse learners in physical education and school health.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate how to use developmentally appropriate adaptations and modifications that will enable success of learners with disabilities, impairments, and disorders (i.e., physical, intellectual, emotional/behavior, health-related disorders, social interaction disorders) for an inclusive physical education class.
    • Identify and describe federal and state legislation and current issues pertaining to children with disabilities and specifically to their participation in physical education, physical activity/fitness, and sport.
    • Identify and describe the planning process for creating and implementing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a child with a disability who is included in regular physical education.
    • Demonstrate how to make appropriate instructional accommodations for children who have a difficult time understanding directions, strategies, and rules of various sports, games, and physical activities.
    • Identify and analyze various assessment procedures and standardized assessments that can facilitate the inclusion of students with disabilities into regular physical education.
    • Demonstrate the understanding of age and developmentally appropriate practices and identify strategies that will help diverse learners become self- motivated in their participation in physical education, physical activity/fitness, and sport.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/20/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 456 - Facilitating and Leading Adventure Activities in the Schools (Put on reserve 9/16/19)


    Description:
    Identify critical components of selected outdoor pursuits and circus arts activities. (Put on reserve 9/16/19, will go inactive 8/24/22)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PESH 280, PESH 341, PESH 342, PESH 343, PESH 350, and PESH 356 or instructor permission for students pursuing the physical activity and recreational programming minor.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Create an instructional digital resource using the Dartfish software.
    • Perform a routine of circus arts on video.
    • Collect a log documenting every practice time relating to the performance components of the skills and/or activities.
    • Keep a journal with reflection on each of the activities taught in class. Students will be encouraged to include photographs in the journal.
    • Create a community resource notebook to use as a teaching guide.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/16/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 458 - Diagnosis and Analysis of Human Movement


    Description:
    Designed to teach the student applied principles of human movement diagnosis including basic motor control, motor learning sport movements, and applied biomechanical principles.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the qualities inherent in the interdisciplinary nature of qualitative movement diagnosis (QMD)
    • Differentiate the 6 differing models of QMD
    • Identify the differing roles of the senses and perception in QMD
    • Analyze and proscribe intervention strategies to improve performance based on current biomechanical theory and practice, motor learning research and trends
    • Identify and apply the techniques of a qualitative movement diagnosis to self and peer movements based on current biomechanical and motor learning research
    • Observe movement patterns of self (video) and peers (live) during an execution of a sport skill. Apply the concepts of systematic biomechanical observational strategies

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/20/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 496 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 498 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PESH 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Physics (PHYS)

  
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    PHYS 101 - Introductory Astronomy I


    Description:
    An inquiry-based introduction to celestial motions, celestial objects, observational astronomy and the physics associated with each. Emphasis on stars and planets. NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World (L).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: eligible to enroll in MATH 101. Student must have received at least a 500 on the SAT, or a 19 on the ACT or a score of 50-Pre-Algebra or 26-Algebra or 31-College Algebra or 31-Trigonometry on the Compass test or completed MATH 100B or a higher level math class.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World (L). K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use a star chart, planisphere, computer program, or app to predict motions and positions of celestial objects.
    • Describe how we know certain characteristics (e.g., distances, compositions) of celestial objects.
    • Describe and explain, using words and pictures, fundamental celestial motions and phenomena.
    • Apply important astronomical relationships to solve for or infer an unknown quantity.
    • Compare and contrast the formation and evolution of important celestial objects such as stars and planets.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/19/2017

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 102 - Introduction to Astronomy


    Description:
    An introduction to the physics of the bodies in our solar system with an emphasis on planets and the Sun. This course will include an emphasis how we observe the planets and Sun, current and past planetary missions, and the comparative evolution of bodies in our solar system. NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World (L).

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: NS-Patterns and Connections Natural World (L).

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the history of the solar system; the most important features of the surface, atmospheres, and orbits of the bodies in the solar system; and the physical processes that determine them.
    • Describe the history of planetary missions in our solar system.
    • Explain why Mars, Venus, and Earth have evolved into very different planetary bodies, including how this relates to global change.
    • Learn to interpret simple planetary data (such as spectral data) to determine the properties of a planetary body.
    • Learn about the scientific process.
    • Calculate basic astronomical quantities like the flux of light at the top of an atmosphere or the force of gravity on the surface of a planet.
    • Describe the motion of the Earth in the solar system including the cause of seasons.
    • Estimate the properties of a given planet with a given mass and composition around a given star.
    • How to read, evaluate, and prepare presentations on current planetary science topics.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/2/2015

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    PHYS 103 - Physics of Musical Sound


    Description:
    Basic principles of acoustics applied to the production of sound by musical instruments and the human voice. Related topics include musical scales, human hearing, sound synthesis, and recording technology. Class format emphasizes active learning. NS-Applications Natural Science  (L) (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: eligible to enroll in MATH 101.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science (L) (W). K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze and compare sounds using waveforms, spectrums, and spectrograms.
    • Describe and explain the structure of musical scales and the perception of harmony in terms of mathematical relationships
    • Collaboratively apply acoustics concepts and quantitative reasoning towards the design of a musical instrument or a scientific investigation.
    • Describe and explain how musical instruments produce their characteristic sounds in terms of basic physical mechanisms

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 106 - Physics Inquiry


    Description:
    An introduction to fundamental physics topics highlighting applications to the world around us. There will be an emphasis on learning by inquiry and on designing and critiquing solutions to real world issues. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter). NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences (L).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences (L). K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain fundamental physics concepts in areas such as motion, forces, electricity, sound, and light.
    • Rigorously describe and analyze fundamental physics processes in areas such as motion, forces, electricity, sound, and light.
    • Use scientific investigative techniques such as generating and testing hypotheses to answer questions about relevant physics concepts.
    • Employ a quantitative and qualitative problem solving approach to describing and analyzing physics concepts.
    • Apply appropriate physics principles to assess and address a community safety issue and an energy management issue.
    • Describe how the methods of inquiry in physics contribute to society.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17

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    PHYS 108 - Light and Color (Put on reserve 9/16/19)


    Description:
    An introduction to topics in light and color with applications to technology in the arts. NS-Applications Natural Science (L). (Put on reserve 9/16/19, will go inactive 8/24/22)

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science (L).

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply scientific investigative techniques to answer questions about light and color.
    • Describe nature of color.
    • Apply a quantitative approach to describing and analyzing simple optical systems.
    • Apply a quantitative approach to describing and analyzing complex optical systems.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/5/2015

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    PHYS 109 - Physics of Dance


    Description:
    In Physics of Dance, students will explore the connections between the art of dance and the science of physics. Students will learn physics principles as they apply to the movement of the human body.  During lab practice, students will move and dance, then analyze that motion from a scientific perspective. PHYS 109 and DNCE 109 are cross-listed courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: eligible to enroll in MATH 101.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P2 Health & Well-being

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply important physics principles such as position, velocity, acceleration, balance, torque and angular motion to the realm of dance and motion of the human body
    • Analyze and interpret data to make meaningful connections to how the data corresponds to motions of the body
    • Apply physics of movement principles in order to predict ways to increase the rate of success for turns, leaps, and other dance steps
    • Compare dance/movement experiences with the physics and math that describe those movements
    • Explore how the experiential feeling of dance/movement can be related to physics principles

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/15/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 110 - Math for Introductory Physics


    Description:
    Computational, algebraic, and trigonometric skills will be applied in physical situations. The skills and concepts covered are necessary for success in algebra-based introductory physics courses.  Course will be offered every year. Fall and Summer and course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MATH 100C or milestone for MATH 153. Co-requisite: PHYS 111 or PHYS 121.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use calculators to correctly evaluate expressions in typical physics problems.
    • Manipulate algebraic expressions describing physical systems expressed only in variables to solve for unknowns in terms of knowns.
    • Solve for the roots of quadratic equations to solve for an unknown.
    • Solve physics problems with up to three equations and three unknowns.
    • Apply principles of geometry to analyze angles associated with typical physics problems.
    • Apply the Pythagorean Theorem, and trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions to analyze physical systems.

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    PHYS 111 - Introductory Physics I with Laboratory


    Description:
    An integrated experimental and analytical investigation of topics including kinematics and dynamics. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra and trigonometry along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation. NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences (L).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 110 OR eligible to enroll in MATH 172 OR successful completion of a comprehensive year-long high school pre-calculus course, or equivalent, the year prior to enrollment in PHYS 111. Co-requisite: PHYS 110 OR concurrent enrollment in a comprehensive year-long high school pre-calculus course, or equivalent.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences (L).

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Correctly describe and explain key physics topics in kinematics and dynamics such as displacement, velocity, acceleration, and Newton’s laws as well as key components of those main concepts.   
    • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
    • Demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
    • Demonstrate an ability to properly analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 112 - Introductory Physics II with Laboratory


    Description:
    An investigation of topics in rotational dynamics, wave mechanics, and conservation principles. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra and trigonometry along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 111 or  PHYS 121.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain key physics topics such as linear & angular momentum, energy, torque, simple harmonic motion, and oscillations as well as key components of those main concepts.
    • Solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
    • Utilize enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
    • Analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/7/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 113 - Introductory Physics III with Laboratory


    Description:
    An nvestigation of topics in electricity, magnetism, and optics. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra and trigonometry along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 111 or PHYS 121.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain key physics topics in electricity, magnetism, and optics as well as key components of those main concepts.
    • Solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
    • Utilize enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
    • Analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/7/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 121 - Introductory Physics for Life Sciences I


    Description:
    An integrated lecture/laboratory course covering kinematics and dynamics with emphasis on the application of physical concepts to biological systems. Students analyze physical systems using algebra and trigonometry. Class format includes lecture, inquiry-based activities, and experimental investigation. Four class meetings of 80 minutes each. Not open to students with credit in PHYS 181.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 110 or eligible to enroll in MATH 172.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply quantitative reasoning and appropriate mathematics to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the process of scientific inquiry, and explain how scientific knowledge is discovered and validated.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic physical principles and their applications to the understanding of living systems.

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    PHYS 122 - Introductory Physics for Life Sciences II


    Description:
    An integrated lecture/laboratory course covering conservation principles, thermodynamics, wave mechanics and sound with an emphasis on the application of physical concepts to biological systems. Students analyze physical systems using algebra and trigonometry. Class format includes lecture, inquiry-based activities, and experimental investigation. Four class meetings of 80 minutes each. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 111 or PHYS 121.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply quantitative reasoning and appropriate mathematics to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.
    • Analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic physical principles and their applications to the understanding of living systems.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/4/18

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    PHYS 123 - Introductory Physics for Life Sciences III


    Description:
    An integrated lecture/laboratory course covering electricity and magnetism and optics with an emphasis on the application of physical concepts to biological systems. Students analyze physical systems using algebra and trigonometry. Class format includes lecture, inquiry-based activities, and experimental investigation. Four class meetings of 80 minutes each. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 111 or PHYS 121.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply quantitative reasoning and appropriate mathematics to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.
    • Analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic physical principles and their applications to the understanding of living systems.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/4/18

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    PHYS 181 - General Physics I with Laboratory


    Description:
    An integrated experimental and analytical investigation of topics including kinematics and dynamics. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra, trigonometry, and calculus along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation. Formerly PHYS 211, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Co- or pre-requisite: MATH 172.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: FYE3 - Quantitative Reasoning

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain key physics topics in kinematics and dynamics such as displacement, velocity, acceleration, and Newton’s laws as well as key components of those main concepts
    • Explain and interpret information from basic physical systems when presented in a variety of mathematical forms such as equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, and basic statistical measures.
    • Solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques by converting the information into relevant mathematical forms.
    • Apply the appropriate science and engineering practices to model, test, and analyze the data from physical systems to draw conclusions about the underlying physics.
    • Analyze and critique claims in physics problems and physics investigations involving quantitative information.
    • Perform college-level arithmetical, trigonometric, and calculus to solve physics problems and analyze data from physics investigations.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 182 - General Physics II with Laboratory


    Description:
    An integrated experimental and analytical investigation of topics in rotational dynamics, wave mechanics, and conservation principles. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra, trigonometry, and calculus along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation.  Formerly PHYS 212, students may not receive credit for both. 

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 181 and MATH 173. Corequisite: MATH 173.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Correctly describe and explain key physics topics such as linear & angular momentum, energy, torque, simple harmonic motion, and oscillations as well as key components of those main concepts.   
    • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
    • Demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
    • Demonstrate an ability to properly analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PHYS 183 - General Physics III with Laboratory


    Description:
    An integrated experimental and analytical investigation of topics in electricity and magnetism. This integrated lecture/laboratory course includes the analysis of physical systems using algebra, trigonometry, and calculus along with inquiry-based activities and experimental investigation.  Formerly PHYS 213, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 181 and MATH 173. Corequisite: MATH 173.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Correctly describe and explain key physics topics in electricity and magnetism as well as key components of those main concepts.
    • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems in kinematics and dynamics using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
    • Demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.
    • Demonstrate an ability to properly analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

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    PHYS 289 - How to Succeed as a Physics Major


    Description:
    This course introduces second-year physics majors to the expectations and requirements of the physics program, exposes them to a variety of careers available to students with a physics background, and helps develop practical career-oriented skills. Grade will either be S or U.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123 or PHYS 183.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply the expectations and requirements of the physics major (BS, BA, dual-degree)
    • Recognize employment opportunities available to physics majors.
    • Use online resources to find research, education, and employment opportunities
    • Practice practical employment skills

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Winter Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 292 - Exploring Physics Teaching


    Description:
    Inquiry-based learning course that provides preparation for teaching physics using pedagogies that have been guided by physics education research.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 113, PHYS 123, or PHYS 183.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop skills listening and responding to physics conceptions in a classroom.
    • Use effective strategies for explaining physics skills and concepts.
    • Effectively self-assess and reflect on teaching practice.
    • Develop pedagogical content knowledge in physics.

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    PHYS 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

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    PHYS 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

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    PHYS 301 - Stellar Astrophysics


    Description:
    Introduction to and application of physical principles, including; relativity, quantum theory, and classical physics associated with the characterization of astrophysical systems.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 101, PHYS 183, and MATH 173.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe (quantitatively and qualitatively) how astronomers observe the basic properties (size, mass, distance) of stars.
    • Apply what is learned from studying the light from stars. 
    • Make supportable inferences about what can be learned from the movement of binary stars.
    • Describe and use the stellar classification scheme.
    • Explain the physical processes that occur on the surface and in the interior of stars, including our Sun.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/17/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 303 - Observational Astronomy


    Description:
    Students are trained to operate a small observatory, and to use CCD cameras to collect stellar photometry data. Formerly PHYS 201, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 101, and either MATH 153 with a grade of C or higher or eligible for MATH 154 based on Math Placement Test.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify bright stars, asterisms & other celestial objects; apply an understanding of the celestial sphere model and the right ascension & declination coordinate system as appropriate to be effective at using small telescopes.
    • Set up and operate a small telescope and the associated equipment and software for both visual observation and acquisition of astronomical CCD images.
    • Obtain scientifically useful data using a telescope and CCD camera, including image acquisition, calibration frames, and image reduction.
    • Effectively operate a small observatory. Specifically, students will be able to operate the mechanical, electrical, electronic, computer, and software systems of a small observatory.
    • Practice carrying out the scientific process of astronomical inquiry from the idea & preparation stages through data analysis and final report of results.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/23/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 304 - Astrobiology: Origins and Search for Life in the Universe


    Description:
    This is an online interdisciplinary course focusing on life’s origins and the potential for life in our solar system and beyond.  It will be taught at a level suitable for non-science and non-math majors. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: K8 - Science & Technology

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop a personal definition of life.
    • Describe why Earth is habitable for advanced life.
    • Describe the history of life on Earth and the scientific evidence that supports that history.
    • Understand current research of astrobiologist.
    • Describe how the study of extreme life on Earth has broadened our understanding of what habitability means.
    • Describe how past, current, and future space missions contribute to our understanding of habitable zones on our solar system and beyond.
    • Formulate theories on how humanity would react to the discovery or contact with extraterrestrial life based on past historical events and popular fiction.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/21/17

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    PHYS 306 - Gateway to Space


    Description:
    Students will get a hands-on introduction to the Earth’s atmosphere and space instrumentation by building a high-altitude balloon experiment.  One-day field trip to launch and recover balloon payload is required. Open to all majors, no previous electronic experience required. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 111 or PHYS 121 or PHYS 181 or permission of the instructor.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the layers of the atmosphere and the relevant physical processes therein.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of essential aspects of atmospheric and space mission planning and design.
    • Apply the scientific method by developing an experimental question and hypothesis.
    • Employ basic engineering principles and technical skills (design, soldering, electronics assembly).
    • Analyze results of an experiment.
    • Document the results of an experiment in verbal and written formats.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/4/18

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    PHYS 317 - Modern Physics I


    Description:
    Topics in physics including relativity, particle physics, and history of modern physics. Analyzing physical systems using calculus, algebra, and trigonometry.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MATH 173 and either PHYS 113, or PHYS 123, or PHYS 183.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and apply the fundamental concepts, principles, and theories of modern physics (with an emphasis on theories and concepts that primarily developed near the turn of the 20th century).
    • Explain these developments in their historical context, and to be able to describe the seminal experiments and theoretical insights that gave rise to major changes in our understanding of fundamental physics. 
    • Develop critical thinking, mathematical problem-solving and analytical skills.
    • Connect abstract concepts of modern physics with concrete objects and phenomena.
    • Develop scientific communication skills.

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    PHYS 318 - Modern Physics II


    Description:
    Topics in physics including quantum physics and atomic structure. Analyzing physical systems using calculus, algebra, and trigonometry.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 317.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Solve quantum physics problems using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
    • Solve atomic structure problems using the appropriate physical principles and techniques.
    • Apply the principles of quantum mechanics to analyze physical systems.
    • Use the appropriate calculus, algebraic, and trigonometric principles to analyze physical systems.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2007

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    PHYS 320 - Electrical Circuits I


    Description:
    Application of fundamental concepts of electrical science in linear circuit analysis and the use of mathematical models in the analysis of electric components and circuits.

    Prerequisites:
    Co-requisites: MATH 376 and PHYS 321. Prerequisites: PHYS 183.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze linear circuits using important concepts from linear systems theory including transfer function, impulse response, and stability.
    • Use Laplace transforms and differential equations to analyze linear circuits and characterize linear circuits.
    • Analyze complex dc and ac linear circuits both analytically and with computer simulations.

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    PHYS 321 - Electrical Circuits I Laboratory


    Description:
    This laboratory course will cover topics in electrical instruments, laboratory applications of electric laws, and transient and steady-state responses of electrical signals.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 183. Co-requisite: MATH 376 and PHYS 320.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Design amp circuits to achieve specified functionality.
    • Design and construct appropriate lab setups to test theoretical predictions obtained by circuit analysis.
    • Design and implement a procedure to determine the electrical characteristics of an unknown circuit element.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

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    PHYS 322 - Molecular Biophysics


    Description:
    Introduction to biophysics on the molecular and cellular scales. Analyzing biological systems using classical mechanics, electrostatics and statistical mechanics. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Winter).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: (PHYS 123 or PHYS 183 or PHYS 113) and MATH 173.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Summarize and critique current biophysics review articles, to demonstrate knowledge of biophysical principles.
    • Apply principles of classical physics to describe the physical mechanisms involved in biological systems.
    • Develop familiarity and facility with some commonly used analytical tools for biophysical problems: calculus techniques, computational simulations, statistical analysis of data.
    • Communicate about a specialized interdisciplinary topic to an audience from a variety of backgrounds, including physics, biology, health sciences, and chemistry

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/7/17

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    PHYS 323 - Experimental Biophysics


    Description:
    Introduction to techniques in experimental biophysics. Topics include fluorescence microscopy, image processing, computational modeling, and statistical mechanics. 

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 322.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Design biophysics experiments, following the steps of the traditional scientific method.
    • Develop an original research proposal for a project to be carried out with available biophysics equipment.
    • Apply research methodology such as fluorescence microscopy to characterize and analyze biophysical systems.
    • Summarize and critique current biophysics research articles, to demonstrate knowledge of modern experimental biophysics techniques and their applications to research.

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    PHYS 331 - Laboratory Practices and Techniques


    Description:
    Topics in experimental techniques with emphasis in electronic systems. One class meeting and six hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 183.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate the ability to design, construct, analyze, and understand electronic circuits and electronic signals of intermediate complexity.
    • Demonstrate an ability to apply electronic signals and circuits in investigating physical systems.
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply physical and mathematical theory to explain electronic systems of intermediate complexity.
    • Demonstrate an ability to conduct and write about independent experimental investigations using appropriate scientific procedures.

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    PHYS 333 - Experimental Physics I


    Description:
    Topics in experimental techniques used in physics. One class meeting and six hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 318 and PHYS 331.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Design, construct, analyze, and understand fundamental physical systems of intermediate and advanced complexity by applying the scientific process.
    • Write about group experimental investigations using appropriate scientific procedures.
    • Analyze and interpret data and experimental uncertainty in order to make meaningful comparisons between experimental measurements or observation and theory.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/7/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 334 - Experimental Physics II


    Description:
    Topics in experimental techniques used in physics. One class meeting and six hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 333.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an ability to conduct and write about experimental investigations using appropriate scientific procedures.
    • Demonstrate an ability to use computational tools in analyzing and reporting experimental data.
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts in experimental physics.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

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    PHYS 342 - Thermodynamics


    Description:
    The laws of thermodynamics and its application to macroscopic systems.

    Prerequisites:
    Co- or prerequisite: PHYS 317 and MATH 376.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply the zeroth, first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics to solve conceptual and quantitative thermodynamics problems.
    • Calculate pressure, temperature, and/or volume for both ideal and non-ideal gases. 
    • Summarize the role of thermodynamic microstates and macrostates in the second law of thermodynamics.
    • Analyze idealized and realistic thermodynamic cycles to describe the operating principals of heat engines, steam engines, and refrigerators.
    • Distinguish between first and second-order phase transitions in physical systems; calculate latent heat and discontinuous volume changes for first-order phase transitions.
    • Evaluate calculations of thermodynamic potentials including internal energy, Helmholtz free energy, and Gibbs free energy to predict phase stability.
    • Apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in statistical mechanics.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/21/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 351 - Analytical Mechanics I


    Description:
    Introduction to advanced physical concepts and mathematical techniques associated with dynamic systems, including the differential form of Newton’s Laws, air resistance and drag, conservation laws, equilibrium and stability, and oscillating systems.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123 or PHYS 183. Pre- or co-requisites: MATH 272.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the symmetry of a physical system and choose a proper coordinate system
    • Predict the behavior of a physical system using approximations and expansions
    • Generate the first and second order differential form of Newton’s second law for specific physical systems
    • Connect the concept of energy landscapes to equilibria and stability
    • Use appropriate mathematical techniques needed to solve the problem
    • Apply Newton’s laws to a physical system driven near a point of stable equilibrium

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/7/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 361 - Computational Physics


    Description:
    Numerical methods of studying physical properties of realistic systems. FORTRAN, IMSL/MATH Library, and MATHEMATICA will be introduced. MATH 265 may be taken as a pre- or co-requisite.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123 or PHYS 183. Co- or pre- requisite: MATH 265.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Effectively use programming packages Mathematica and MATLAB (requiring an understanding of what is under the hood of these programs)
    • Translate real-life physics problems into mathematical statements that a computer can solve
    • Implement simple algorithms and procedures in a structured programming language
    • Evaluate computational errors and understand their origins and behavior
    • Effectively display data and computational results

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    PHYS 363 - Optics


    Description:
    The mathematics of wave motion, electromagnetic theory, propagation of light, geometrical optics, and physical optics. Includes the experimental investigation of optical phenomena. Three class meetings and two hours laboratory per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MATH 173 and PHYS 113, or PHYS 123, or PHYS 183.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of geometrical and physical optics.
    • Apply concepts and principles, together with physical intuition and mathematical methods, to solve problems in optics. 
    • Identify quantities that characterize optical systems and their components, as well as how they are measured.
    • Develop some basic skills in experimental techniques and scientific working practices to measure optical quantities, and to analyze and interpret data.

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    PHYS 381 - Electromagnetic Theory I


    Description:
    Topics in electrostatics including electric fields, electric potential, Gauss’ law, electrostatic energy, and multipole expansions.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 113 or PHYS 123 or PHYS 183 and MATH 265 and MATH 273 and PHYS 363.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply the principles of electromagnetic theory (and specifically electrostatics) and the consequences thereof to a variety of systems of intermediate complexity.
    • Appropriately use the following analytical tools for physical problems: coordinate systems, vector calculus, integration techniques, potential theory, multipole expansion, differential equations, application of boundary conditions, separation of variables, physical intuition.
    • Analyze physical systems using classical field theories.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 382 - Electromagnetic Theory II


    Description:
    Topics in electrostatics and magnetostatics including the electrostatics of polarizable media, vacuum magnetostatics, magnetostatics in matter, and introduction to the Maxwell equations.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 381.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of principles of electromagnetic theory (and specifically systems containing moving charges).
    • Demonstrate an ability to effectively apply this knowledge in solving problems.
    • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills appropriate for classical field theory.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

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    PHYS 383 - Electromagnetic Theory III


    Description:
    Topics in the Maxwell equations, electrodynamics, and electromagnetic waves.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 382.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of electromagnetic theory (and specifically applications of the Maxwell equations, electrodynamics and electromagnetic waves).
    • Demonstrate an ability to effectively apply this knowledge in solving problems.
    • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills appropriate for classical field theory.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

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    PHYS 392 - Exploring Physics Teaching II


    Description:
    Inquiry-based learning course that enhances preparation for teaching physics using best-practice pedagogies, lesson planning, and action research. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 292.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Plan a basic physics lesson about a specific skill or concept.
    • Demonstrate research-based teaching practices.
    • Effectively self-assess and reflect on teaching practice.
    • Develop pedagogical content knowledge in physics.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/2013

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
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    PHYS 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PHYS 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

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    PHYS 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

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    PHYS 410 - Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences and Engineering


    Description:
    Survey of useful mathematical methods in the physical sciences and engineering.  Topics are of particular relevance for students preparing for graduate studies in physical sciences or engineering.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MATH 376 and PHYS 318.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Generate solutions of physical systems that are described by partial differential equations of the Sturm-Liouville form.
    • Examine Sturm-Liouville constructs as an example of Hilbert spaces.
    • Interpret functions of a complex variable using Argand diagrams.
    • Evaluate contour integrals for functions of a complex variable associated with physical systems using the calculus of residues.
    • Justify selection of symmetry with which to approach the description of physical systems.
    • Apply abstract symmetries and their associated algebras to analyze and obtain fundamental descriptions of physical systems.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/22/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Spring Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 433 - Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics


    Description:
    Students in the course will learn and apply some of the conceptual principles and fundamental laboratory techniques of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Course will be offered on even numbered years (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 318 and PHYS 333, or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Design, set up, and evaluate an accurately aligned multi- component optical system
    • Interpret the results of a modulation spectroscopy measurement
    • Set up and test the frequency locking of an external cavity diode laser
    • Set up, operate, and evaluate the performance of a magneto-optical trap
    • Measure the properties of a sub- micron scale object using an optical trap (optical tweezers)
    • Test the predictions of quantum mechanics using a CHSH formulation
    • Formulate a high temperature superconductor and perform and interpret measurements of the sample
    • Evaluate material properties using positron annihilation spectroscopy
    • Measure and interpret physical properties using an NMR apparatus

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    PHYS 441 - Solid State Physics


    Description:
    Introduction to the principles of solid state physics including crystal structures and symmetries, diffraction, reciprocal space, energy bands, and thermodynamics and transport phenomena. Course will be offered on odd numbered years (in Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MATH 272 and (PHYS 318 or CHEM 382). Co-requisite: PHYS 318 or CHEM 382.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop a conceptual understanding of the basic principles of solid state physics
    • Apply concepts and mathematical methods to solve problems in solid state physics
    • Apply their conceptual understanding of solid state physics to describe how certain modern devices and technologies work

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    PHYS 451 - Analytical Mechanics II


    Description:
    Advances study of dynamic systems. Introduction to variational principles, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian methods, central force motion, rigid-body rotations, and coupled oscilators. 

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 351.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations to the analysis of appropriate mechanical systems.
    • Analyze and predict the behavior of a central forces problem
    • Apply energy and momentum conservation to analyze and interpret collisions and scattering events
    • Analyze and predict the behavior of the rotational and translational motion of a rigid-body
    • Calculate the eigenmodes and eigenfrequencies of coupled harmonic oscillators

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/1/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    PHYS 454 - Acoustics


    Description:
    Theory, applications, and laboratory techniques related to sound and vibration. Topics include: wave propagation, structural vibration, and interaction between sound and structures. Course will be offered on odd numbered years (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MATH 376 and PHYS 361 and (PHYS 351 or PHYS 342), or instructor permission.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop mathematical models of sound radiation, outdoor propagation, and structural vibration.
    • Solve problems in acoustics using the following mathematical techniques:
      • differential equations
      • Fourier analysis
      • eigenvalue equations
      • complex variables
    • Predict the behavior of vibrational and acoustic systems using computational methods.
    • Design, set up, and evaluate acoustics and vibration measurement systems.
    • Analyze measurement data with signal processing tools.

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    PHYS 461 - Advanced Computational Physics


    Description:
    Applications of standard numerical modeling techniques to physics problems involving nonlinear and/or differential equations, including wave propagation, fluid flow, thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and particle physics. PHYS 461 and PHYS 561 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MATH 376 and PHYS 361.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Characterize the mathematical equations corresponding to common types of physics problems (e.g. hyperbolic differential equations for wave propagation) and identify appropriate numerical solution methods
    • Use Mathematica and MATLAB to solve a variety of physics problems and to effectively display the results of computations
    • Implement finite-difference algorithms to solve time dependent partial differential equations using either the c or FORTRAN programming language
    • Implement finite-element algorithms to solve boundary condition driven problems using either the C or FORTRAN programming language
    • Quantify the numerical errors associated with discretization

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

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    PHYS 463 - Fundamentals of Lasers (Put on reserve 9/16/18)


    Description:
    Overview of laser technology with emphasis on laser characteristics, safety, and applications. (Put on reserve 9/16/18, will go inactive 8/24/21)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: PHYS 363.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Select a laser for a given application in terms of desired wavelength and power.
    • Select a detector for a given application in terms of desired wavelength and power.
    • Apply the ABCD law to determine whether a laser cavity is stable or unstable.
    • Apply Gaussian beam optics to explain the characteristics of laser radiation.
    • Apply the principles of Fourier mathematics to explain optical phenomena.
    • Apply electromagnetic theory to explain the principles of optics.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

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    PHYS 474 - Quantum Mechanics I


    Description:
    Methods of quantum mechanics and applications to physical systems. Examples from nuclear, atomic, and molecular physics.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 318 and MATH 376.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of principles of quantum mechanics.
    • Demonstrate an ability to effectively apply this knowledge in solving problem.
    • Demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PHYS 475 - Quantum Mechanics II


    Description:
    Methods of quantum mechanics and applications to physical systems. Examples from nuclear, atomic, and molecular physics.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 474.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of principles of quantum mechanics.
    • Demonstrate an ability to effectively apply this knowledge in solving problems.
    • Demonstrate enhanced quantitative reasoning skills and mathematical analysis skills.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PHYS 489 - Senior Assessment


    Description:
    An end-of-major course consisting of curriculum review and program assessment activities. By permission.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: senior standing and admission to the physics major.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify their academic strengths and weaknesses specific to the physics major core and elective areas of interest and the Department’s program goals.
    • Synthesize and demonstrate their cumulative physics knowledge and physics problem-solving abilities.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    PHYS 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized, contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination. By permission. May be repeated for credit. Grade will either be S or U.

    Credits: (1-12)

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    PHYS 491 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

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    PHYS 492 - Laboratory Experience in Teaching Physics


    Description:
     By permission. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

    Credits: (2)

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    PHYS 495 - Undergraduate Research


    Description:
    By permission. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

    Credits: (1-2)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Formulate meaningful and testable research questions
    • Effectively utilize scholarly literature to advance a research project
    • Demonstrate an ability to apply content knowledge associated with Physics major curriculum outcomes
    • Demonstrate an ability to apply laboratory and/or computational and/or pedagogical skills associated with Physics major curriculum outcomes
    • Appropriately interpret data and/or computational results and quantify sources of uncertainty
    • Appropriately reflect on lesson plan/classroom activity results/assessment data and make instructional decisions based on this reflection
    • Effectively communicate scientific ideas

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
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    PHYS 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
 

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