PH 199:  First-Year Orientation

Course Credits

PH 199: First Year Orientation meets 1 hours (Thursdays for 1 hour) for ten weeks for a total of 1 credits.

Prerequisites, Co-requisites and Enforced Prerequisites

Prereq: None

Office Hours

Corinne Manogue Open 737-1695
Sara Leathers R 3-4 in Wngr 304F
Kaylin Gopal F 12-1 in Wngr 334 (Wormhole)

Learning Resources

None required.

Course Content

This course is an introduction and welcome to the physics department for freshman and transfer students.  The course will include information about the department and the undergraduate curriculum--Paradigms in Physics, presentations and lab tours from faculty highlighting opportunities for undergraduate research in their labs, sessions on scholarship/internship/job applications, career opportunities, professional communications, and an alumni visitor from industry.

Course Schedule

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • feel welcome in a diverse, collegial, professional environment
  • meet and recognize the Department Head, Head Undergraduate Advisor, SPS Advisor and Officers, PhIS Advisor and Officers, Course Teaching Team
  • have a general sense of the overall requirements for the physics major and be able to find more detailed information online
  • know how to access Career Development services in the College of Science
  • have an opportunity to interact with a recent alum working in industry
  • meet several research faculty members and be able to state briefly what they study, how they study it, and what preparation is required to work in that field

Evaluation of Student Performance

100% attendance and participation.  Attendance will be taken.  You may miss any one class.  See the course instructor for extenuating circumstances.

Statement of Expectations for Student Conduct

Students will be expected to abide by all university rules regarding student conduct and academic honesty, in particular, see: link to University Rules.

Statement Regarding Students with Disabilities

Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty and Disability Access Services (DAS). Students with accommodations approved through DAS are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge of the course prior to or during the first week of the term to discuss accommodations. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but who have not yet obtained approval through DAS should contact DAS immediately at 737-4098.