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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHY6346
Tracking Number - 2908

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-12-12
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The only change here is to make PHZ 5115 a pre- or co- requisite. Students have been taking the present course before our "math methods" course. This negatively affects their performance in the present course. The change at hand is therefore designed to streamline student success, by ensuring they take PHZ 5115 prior to or while taking the present course.
Comments: to GC 10/31/12. Update Pre-Req only. GC approved 11/15/12. To USF Sys 11/15/12. to SCNS 11/26/12. Approved effective 1/1/13

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-08-08
  2. Department: Physics
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: TPA 10000 - 125300 - 000000 - 0000000
  5. Contact Person: Casey Miller
  6. Phone: 47771
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHY
  9. Number: 6346
  10. Full Title: Electromagnetic Theory I
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Electromagnetic Theory I
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites: PHY 4324 or PHZ 5115 or CI
  23. Corequisites: PHZ 5115 or CI
  24. Course Description: Electrostatics, magnetostatics, potential and boundary value problems. Maxwell's equations. First semester of sequence PHY 6346, PHY 6347. Concurrent registration or prior passing grade in PHZ 5115 is required.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? core course required for all PhD physics students
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: Students will learn intermediate level theory of electromagnetics, such as electrostatics, magnetostatics, potential and boundary value problems, and understand Maxwell's Equations.
  30. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the term, students will be able to solve problems related to electrostatics, magnetostatics, be competent in solving potential and boundary value problems, and be able to apply Maxwell's Equations to various situations.
  31. Major Topics: Electrostatics. Magnetostatics. Potential. Boundary value problems. Maxwell's equations.
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: instructor dependent
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: instructor dependent
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: instructor dependent
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: instructor dependent
  38. Program This Course Supports: Applied Physics Ph.D. and M.S., Physics M.S.
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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