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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHY6346

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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

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2908 2012-08-08
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physics AS TPA 10000 - 125300 - 000000 - 0000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Casey Miller 47771

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHY 6346 Electromagnetic Theory I

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) -
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Electromagnetic Theory I
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    PHY 4324 or PHZ 5115 or CI


    PHZ 5115 or CI

    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.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. 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

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will learn intermediate level theory of electromagnetics, such as electrostatics, magnetostatics, potential and boundary value problems, and understand Maxwell's Equations.

    B. 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.

    C. Major Topics

    Electrostatics. Magnetostatics. Potential. Boundary value problems. Maxwell's equations.

    D. Textbooks

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    instructor dependent

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    instructor dependent

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    instructor dependent

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    instructor dependent

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Applied Physics Ph.D. and M.S., Physics M.S.

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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