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Paradigms and Capstones at Oregon State University

The middle- and upper-division courses for physics majors have been extensively reordered compared to traditional curricula. The junior-year “paradigms” classes are each three weeks long and meet every day for a total of seven hours each week. Each course focuses on a single illustrative example from physics. The senior-year “capstone” classes cover the more advanced topics of a traditional second semester. Together, these courses cover roughly the same content as a single semester in each of the traditional physics subdisciplines.

Paradigms Courses

More about the philosophy of Paradigms

Fall

Winter

(more about the order of the Quantum Paradigms)

Spring

Capstone Courses

Mathematics Courses


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