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2018-2019 Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering

The College of Wooster uses a five-digit course numbering system. The first three digits indicate the primary course number. The next two digits are the secondary course number and indicate whether there is a special focus for the course. For example:

The first letters are the department or program abbreviation. The next three digits are the primary course number (101 is the primary course number for all Introduction to Historial Study courses). The last two digits are the secondary course number. These two digits indicate that the special focus for this HIST 101 course is The History of Islam. A course with a given three-digit primary course number can only be taken once for credit unless specifically indicated otherwise by the department.

The following policy has been used in assigning primary course numbers:

  • 100-level courses are usually introductory courses; some 100-level courses do have prerequisites, and students are advised to consult the description for each course.
  • 200-level courses are usually beyond the introductory level, although many 200-level courses are open to first-year students and to majors and non-majors.
  • 300-level courses are seminars and courses primarily for majors but open to other students with the consent of the instructor.
  • The following numbers are for Independent Study: I.S. 40100 (Junior Independent Study), I.S. 45100 and I.S. 45200 (Senior Independent Study).

In addition to the regular course offerings, many departments offer individual tutorials under the number 40000 and internships under 41000. On occasion, departments will offer a course on a special topic as approved by the Educational Policy Committee, designated 19900, 29900, or 39900.

Abbreviation

In keeping with the general education requirements of the College’s curriculum
(see Degree Requirements ), course listings employ the following abbreviations:

W Writing Intensive 

C Studies in Cultural Difference

R Religious Perspectives

Q Quantitative Reasoning

AH Learning Across the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities

HSS Learning Across the Disciplines: History and Social Sciences 

MNS Learning Across the Disciplines: Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Except where otherwise noted, all courses carry one course credit.

 

Physics

   •  PHYS 10300 - Physics Revolutions
   •  PHYS 10400 - Astronomy of the Solar System
   •  PHYS 10500 - Astronomy of Stars and Galaxies
   •  PHYS 10700 - Algebra Physics I
   •  PHYS 10800 - Algebra Physics II
   •  PHYS 11100 - Calculus Physics I
   •  PHYS 11200 - Calculus Physics II
   •  PHYS 19901 - Enviroinmental Physics
   •  PHYS 20100 - Modern Physics
   •  PHYS 20200 - Math Methods for Physical Sciences
   •  PHYS 22000 - Electronics for Scientists
   •  PHYS 23000 - Computational Physics
   •  PHYS 30100 - Mechanics
   •  PHYS 30200 - Thermal Physics
   •  PHYS 30400 - Electricity & Magnetism
   •  PHYS 30500 - Particle Physics
   •  PHYS 31000 - General Relativity
   •  PHYS 32000 - Astrophysics
   •  PHYS 32500 - Condensed Matter Physics
   •  PHYS 33000 - Modern Optics
   •  PHYS 35000 - Quantum Mechanics
   •  PHYS 39900 - Selected Topics
   •  PHYS 40000 - Tutorial
   •  PHYS 40100 - Independent Study
   •  PHYS 41000 - Internship
   •  PHYS 45100 - Independent Study Thesis
   •  PHYS 45200 - Independent Study Thesis